Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Twinkle by Wenlan opted out of the tents at Bryant Park this season, instead showing her Fall '09 collection at Classic Car Club in Manhattan. When you are a member of the elite club, you have access to a fleet of classic and racing "hot wheels". Twinkle used the 10,000 square ft. Soho gallery, including a few of the vintage cars to help create her 50's inspired scene. The show featured lots of super-cute dresses, chunky knits and one of my favorite makeup looks.
The makeup was keyed by Gregory Arlt for M.A.C., who is also responsible for Dita Von Teese's flawless face! I LOVE that, and he was very cool to work with. The inspiration for the makeup was "a young girl working at the drive-in" and Gregory explained it as "Dita-Lite" , a softer, younger version of the burlesque queen's classic look. The black winged eyeliner, flushed pink cheek and bright red lip looked amazing on the model's fresh faces.
A perfect blend of old and new!