I appreciated that the Plaza Hotel space used was much moodier and more evocative of the show to come than the usual, clinical whites and bright lights.
Let me just express to all present the degree to which I am royally obsessed with Alana Zimmer's face. Of all the models who walked Zac Posen's show last week in New York, she was the only one who embodied the collection and devastatingly beautiful Old Hollywood Ice Queen aesthetic that Zac, Kabuki and the MAC team agreed upon - even without makeup. Oh for that flawless, poreless skin...
As to backstage, I appreciated that the Plaza Hotel space used (though cramped and impossible to navigate without stepping on models and angry press girls in headsets) was much moodier and more evocative of the show to come than the usual, clinical whites and bright lights. As a result, the models' wine red lips were more genuine, and their updos less contrived once all sorts were live.
I'm currently looking for ways to get my Extra Virgin Coconut Oil shine to stay on my skin for longer than an hour - perhaps I need some of this legendary Skinfinish business. For those so interested, Kabuki gave me a run down of the products the team used to build the faces (as much as a fresh face can be built), so you can read about it at here Harper's Bazaar.
On an unrelated note, while Whatsapping Zanita this afternoon, I mentioned how strangely similar Alana and Raquel Zimmermann look. We then considered the unlikely resemblance between Eliza Humble and Sun Fei Fei, and Melissa Tammerijn and Rose Smith. Take a look and tell me that doesn't freak you out!
And now, another quick examination of Coco Rocha's bone structure, and then to bed with me - it's 2am, and I have an early backstage call!