Photos By: Nicholas Roberts
Fab is all delighted about the tote bag she picked up at Alexandre Herchcovitch. Me? I was just happy to see some keee-ray-zee color. Lead makeup artist Philippe Chansel steered faces away from subtlety, instead opting for a bold splash of color on eyes. Rusk Artistic Director Sandra Yu pulled models' hair back, then added a pop of color with silk sashes underneath the bun.
"The designer's inspiration was Bauhaus style and Pop Art, and the makeup's a little more Pop Art," Chansel told me backstage. "What I mean by Pop Art is graphic color, but also wanting to keep it feminine and not too cartoony. So the eye is where all of the attention is. To me, it means that we don't need to be afraid to wear color in the fall. Fall doesn't always mean navy blue, black, and brown eye shadow."
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Alexandre Herchcovitch A/W 2008
Fashion Week is always more mellow on weekend days. It's easier to catch a cab, there's no rush hour and a (semi) laid back feel is in the air. Maybe that's what compelled three designers to give away handy tote bags at the shows. The "I Heart Shoes" one is by Payless and was gifted at the Abaete show, the middle one is a beautiful Brazilian beach scene a la Alexandre Herchcovitch and the right one is a cool rain print that was prevalent in Mara Hoffman's collection. I was pretty psyched to have collected three cool totes in one day as I'm totally a tote girl — always carrying reading materials with me. Can you guess which one is my favorite?!
Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring 2008 Fashion Show