Okay, maybe that's an overstatement (for now)! However, this past Fashion Week, I had the unique opportunity to be the lead makeup artist for the first all-vegan show, Vaute Couture. Designer Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart presented her super-cute Fall/Winter 2013 collection, created using animal-free, recycled and sustainable materials. I designed the makeup look for the show using the lovely vegan beauty brand, DeVita Natural Skincare and Color Cosmetics.
The collection was inspired by a balance of masculine and feminine elements, so I chose to pair full, strong brows with a bright pop of color on cheeks, using DeVita's Tender Blush. Designer Leanne loves the anime character Sailor Moon, so we added some star-confetti to the cheekbones in honor of her!
Read more about the look and DeVita products we used on Well + Good NYC...
The show was sponsored by the Humane Society of New York and even featured adorable rescue dogs that were up for adoption! Salon Champu, a salon in the Lower East Side, did a fabulous job styling with vegan hair products. The whole presentation was beautiful, inspiring and really proved that eco fashion can be cool, trendy and cruelty-free at the same time. A very welcome breath of fresh air for the fashion industry, I would say!
Photos by Nicole Gonzales and Gregory Vaughan