New York Fashion Week // Backstage Oscar de la Renta FW 2013

for the fall 2013 Oscar de la Renta runway show, gucci westman sent out four very diverse makeup looks to accompany the new collection; dark eyes, bright lip, bold red lip, and nude shine.  this made for a more chaotic than normal backstage, but definitely showcased the abundant talent of the makeup crew.  my personal favorite was the bossy dark eye look.  totally mesmerized by the eye shadow palette {'midnight express' by revlon}, i'm still shocked that it is only $10.  i love that with runway, things can be totally avant-garde; chopped lipstick was used as face color + super lustrous lipgloss was applied to wet the eyelids.  it left me feeling inspired to think outside of the box / tube!  depending on the model, nails were painted in either a rich mulberry shade called 'covet,' an island-inspired teal called 'dare,' or an edgy charcoal grey in 'asphalt.'  all shades are available now on the Oscar de la Renta website {$22/ea}.  as for the clothing collection, this season was not in typical ODLR fashion.  the styling was shockingly edgy and mysterious, instead of the expected romantic and elegant...  

the script that gets me every time // eva chen + i backstage // a sneak peek at the clothes pre-show

gucci perfecting look 1 {my fave} // artist reference photo // karlie kloss modeling a manicure in 'covet' i'm dying to know what your take is on the new ODLR?  love it, or leave it?