On September 6th, celebs came out en mass to see Charlotte Ronson's Spring 2009 collection. Jessica Stam, Jessica Szohr (of Gossip Girl fame) Sean Lennon and Cory Kennedy made an appearance. And Lindsay Lohan (accompanied by gal pal Samantha Ronson, Charlotte's twin sis) caused a near riot as paparazzi and I Know Who Killed Me fans trampled each other to catch a glimpse of the tabloid darling.
But if you ask me, the real stars of the show - besides the clothes, obv - were the hair and makeup.
Charlotte Ronson described her latest collection as "understated, sexy and flirty." Her muse was a "confident girl who doesn't need to overdo it." To compliment the "post new wave/pre early grunge" inspired collection, Beauty.com celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow used products from Tarte Cosmetics.
She gave the models a "Madonna grunge rock and roll" look with the following miracle workers:
The Eraser 4-in-1 Concealer
Provacateur Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 8
Mineral Powder Bronzer
Green Machine Eye Shadow
Empas'eyes High Definition Pencil in Chocolate
Lash Hugger Eco-Friendly Natural Mascara (coming this fall)
Toolbox Brow Know-how Eyebrow Kit
24/7 Lip Sheer with SPF in Teatime
"The makeup's there but it's not really about the makeup. It's about the personality of the girl wearing the clothes," Tina told me. "My favorite makeup look is the one where it looks like you slept in it...where it looks like it's a part of you and works it way into the face."
In the coming months, keep your eyes on Tarte (and Tarte on your eyes...have you seen tried their amazing shadows and liners?) because the brand is launching exciting new products, with a green theme. There will be a palette with packaging made from straw and brushes made from bamboo. And the Lash Hugger Mascara container is created from post-consumer recycled aluminum. But don't sweat...they'll keep churning out the high-fashion, high-quality products. It'll be chic, not crunchy. And in January, they'll be launching new shades to meet all women's complexion needs. Can I get an "amen," brown girls?
Sebastian Professional Lead Stylist, Thomas Dunkin, collaborated closely with Charlotte Ronson to ensure that the hair captured the essence of her collection and ultimately her signature style. To get the look, he suggests that sometimes using the strongest gels can result in the softest look. He used Re-Shaper (brushable humidity resistant stong-hold hairspray), Liquid Steel (concentrated styler) and Craft Clay (remoldable matte texturizer).
Stay tuned for more New York Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2009 coverage!