Marchesa A/W 2010: Backstage At New York Fashion Week

25/08/2010 11:29 | Updated 22 May 2015

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: Talia Shobrook for Le Métier de Beauté

HAIR: Renato Campora for Frédéric Fekkai

SNAPSHOT: French Circus

THE SCOOP: Marchesa's beautifully-crafted dresses never fail to provoke wardrobe envy among even the most fashion-fortunate women, and a/w 2010 was no different. Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig looked to the circus for inspiration, reineventing the concept in a very chic, vibrant way for Marchesa's a/w collection.

"It's like the French circus," said Shobrook, who made eyes and lips the centrepiece of the look. "So I wanted to play with the eye shape and make it more circular, and then give it a pop with rhinestones. I followed that through with a sea-foam coloured powder that it almost looks like a tear - even though I would not be crying if I was wearing one of their dresses," she joked. In keeping with the circus theme, Shobrook cancelled out the lip with pink and then painted the middle to create a new shape.

Playing off the whimsical feel of the circus theme, lead stylist Campora created a very matte, voluminous twist that brought out a very urban-chic feel. "The inspiration was kind of the reinvention of the circus," said stylist Elie Camoroso. "The hair is dry with a ton a texture."

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: On lips, Shobrook used Miami Lipstick under Bali-Or-Kona lipstick, which was blotted in the center. On eyes, she used a bluish-green shadow called Blue Steel and then mixed it with a new product called Magic, which was used all over the face.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Campora used Fekkai Au Naturel Powder Clean Dry Shampoo, to make hair full and dry, and add texture. He also used Fekkai COIFF Extra Control Styling Gel for hold. Then he set hair in barrel curls with tin foil and clamped it with straighteners to set it. He then took everything out in very braided-messy ponytail with an added extension for a more dramatic look. He finished it off with a black ribbon tied around the bun at the back of the head.


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