One of my recent projects was doing makeup for the fall collection of an emerging fashion line, Institute of Dress. Designed by the duo Abby Lutz and Rachel Ancliffe, I of D presents pieces that are both beautifully tailored and perfectly draped, incorporating fine silk, wool, lace and hand-dyed fabrics. Not only do they look fabulous on models, they are designed to complement the female body from size 0 to 14. (I can personally attest to the amazing fit over my curves ;) The line was just awarded first place for women's ready-to-wear by the 2008 International Design Awards, a competition featuring visionary concepts in fashion, interiors, graphics and products. Represented by the prestigious Showroom Seven, Institute of Dress is poised to become a wardrobe staple of fashionistas worldwide.
The fall '09 looks were shot by photographer Shane Canyon Walsh in an artist's studio in the infamous graffiti building, 5 Pointz. Backlit with natural daylight, Shane created a wonderful glow around our model, Emily, and I loved the way it reflected the highlights on her face. We decided to pair her luminous skin with a smoldering eyeshadow in deep purple, black and gold. Emily's strawberry blond hair was wrapped in an off-set, organic bun by hairstylist Jamal Hodges. The images are being used for the designer's website and printed promotional materials.
All the best, I of D, looking forward to working with you again soon!