At Sophie Theallet, The “Farm Girl Goes To The City”
If you don’t know the designer Sophie Theallet’s name yet, you will. She won a Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund award last year, Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley were in her front row (alongside a gaggle of Saudi Arabian princesses), and influential fashion consultant Robert Burke called her fall runway “the most sophisticated collection of the week.” Likewise, if you don’t know the name Stephane Marais already, you really should. He’s one of the most brilliant makeup artists working today, and our jaws dropped at the beauty look he created for Sophie’s show. Peach and pink can be tricky together, but obviously, Stephane can handle it. Not that it’s easy for us mortals: He used MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown smoothed into the lid crease, then blended Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk and Pro Studio powder in Gold with Pro Mixing Medium and applied it to the top and bottom lashlines. The lips are a little easier. He took MAC Lipstick in Amorous and pressed it into the lip to give it a stained look. That’s one sophisticated farm girl if you ask us.