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ALU at NYFW – Backstage at Vena Cava

vena cava, nyfw, fashion week Unlike traditional runway shows, presentations give you the opportunity to examine the clothes, makeup, hair and nails up close. We were fortunate to be able to attend the Vena Cava presentation at NYFW after our visit backstage. As much as I love getting the opportunity to check out the pre-show action and learn about the products and techniques used to create the models’ looks, it’s amazing getting to see the finished creations in person.

Like my FW blogging partner in crime, Jamie, I loved everything about the Vena Cava show. The sleek sided poufed-up hair, the downtown edgy vibe of the clothes, the bold pop of eye color and most importantly the GREEN nails.

Get all the deets after the jump!


vena cava, nyfw, fashion week The fabulous green tips are the creation of Nonie Creme, Creative Director of butter London. To complement the hunter green fabric in the collection, this new butter London polish, dubbed British Racing Green, will be released this fall.

Nonie applied a custom solution over the polish to mattify the color, giving it a murky look. It’s not a completely flat finish, it just reduces the sparkle. I wonder if this “solution” will eventually appear as a matte/satin top coat in the butter London line.

vena cava, nyfw, fashion week, butter london

vena cava, nyfw, fashion week Vincent Longo created the bold makeup concept highlighted with a vibrant orange lined eye.

Hair guru Ted Gibson gave the girls what he calls a “rockabilly chic” hairstyle. It’s an update on what you think of as an 80s pompadour. He used his own Fix It gel to slick back the sides, a little backcombing and Tame It shine lotion to create texture on top and Beautiful Hold hairspray to keep it in place.

vena cava, nyfw, fashion week
vena cava, nyfw, fashion week
vena cava, nyfw, fashion week

Don’t forget to check The Beauty of Life for more New York Fashion Week coverage. #NYFW

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  1. HeidiG says:

    British Racing Green in a polish? I love it and I want it this fall.

  2. firepail says:

    I wish all ButterLondon polishes came in that round bottle!

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