Noted for her femininity and playful use of color, Tracy Reese didn’t disappoint this year. Inspired by the New York City fashionista, her Fall 2013 show was all about “the morning after.” How does a girl maintain fabulosity after hours of partying? The answer is backstage where we had an exclusive look at the models’ transformations.
The super bubbly Mally Roncal was responsible for the dark and edgy makeup. “The makeup is basically the quintessential New York City girl,” said Roncal. “She’s fierce, she’s fabulous, she doesn’t give a shit what you think. She’s doing her thing. She’s very, very proud. She’s been out all night. Not in a dirty kind of way. In an owning it kind of way.”
The smoky eye was finished with a smudging effect on the outer corners of the eyes and a soft pink lip.
“We put the lipstick on in the beginning of the make-up process and then right before she walks away, we tissue it on,” said Roncal. “For this smoky eye, it’s about it not looking good. It’s about it being very special, very artistic…The whole show is really about this look. There’s leopard, some colors and a lot of black in the collection, so we really wanted to enhance that.”
Hair looks were created with the help of TRESemmé Hair professionals, with most girls rocking blowouts with just a hint of wave for a “worn” look.
Photo Credits: Stacy-Ann Ellis