The Black Orange Collection by Marko Simunovic
Inspired by the "colorful and dark sides of one's personality," hair stylist and salon owner Marko Simunovic created a stunning collection featuring a play between bright, vivid color, and gorgeous, shiny darks. With sharp lines and bold shapes, paired with complementary makeup looks and perfectly over-the-top fashion, the collection, "The Black Orange," is a wonderful mashup of light and dark, soft and strong, playfulness and seriousness.Behind the Scenes:

Backstage Beauty: Alexandre Herchovitch Fall 2014
It’s been said that life imitates art, but what about art imitating art? At Alexandre Herchovitch Bumble and Bumble lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp taps the provocative paintings of Egon Schiele and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to create his frizzed coiffures. “The collection this season is inspired by the Victorian era, so I started thinking about [the] paintings, where women have very tousled hair around the face and [the rest is] put up in buns,” says Beauchamp.

Backstage Beauty: Thakoon Fall 2014
What happens when a Seattle girl leaves the Pacific Northwest for a sojourn in the Big Apple? That was the self-posed question Thakoon Panichgul contemplated before conceiving his Fall 2014 designs. The result? Earthy knits and bold floral prints enhance structured tulip skirts and tailored pants, in keeping with his signature casual-chic style.

Backstage Beauty: DKNY Fall 2014
While the feeling backstage at DKNY seems like backstage-as-usual—helter-skelter with stylists, models and press scurrying about, in actuality it’s anything but usual. With a cast of 55 catwalkers, comprised of both professional models and regular people plucked off the street (think: students, club kids, entrepreneurs, musicians and artists), it’s nearly impossible to distinguish who’s who. And to top that, the beauty designs are tailored to bring out the individuality of each person taking to the runway, so there is no singular beauty look.

Backstage Beauty: Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2014
It’s the early 1900s, and the bourgeoisie are fleeing Russia - poets, artists, dancers — all in search of creative freedom. This is the romantic world fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg envisions when conceiving her aptly named “Bohemian Wrapsody” Fall 2014 collection. Among these refugees, there is a ballerina. “A free spirit floating toward the intersection of everything, she is a glamorous vagabond on the run with her dreams and colors!” says von Furstenberg.  

Backstage Beauty: Alon Livne Fall 2014
A throwback to the 1920s, the beauty at Alon Livne pairs sleek, low chignons, barely-there makeup and standout dark (or dazzling—take your pick!) nails together for an update on deco gorgeous.

Backstage Beauty: Lela Rose Fall 2014
Food and fashion join together in happy harmony at Lela Rose, where the esoteric inspiration for this season’s white, gold and silver collection is Spanish Catalan chef Ferran Adrià. World-famous for his innovative use of texture and molecular gastronomy, he sketches every dish before creating it to ensure consistent mastery.

Backstage Beauty: Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall/Winter '14
Created by Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page, the makeup looks at the Zero + Maria Cornejo fall/winter 2014 show were, in Page's words, "almost tribal with a 'chiaroscuro' contrast effect."   Inspiration: Like the collection, there are “flashes” of color offset by contrasting dark shades and a pure, almost bare, face.  

Backstage Beauty: Rebecca Taylor Fall 2014
At Rebecca Taylor, Oribe lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp spiels off a multitude of phrases and words to describe the woman in the collection and her locks. “She’s a very sophisticated but downtown girl. She’s a cool girl you'd maybe see in Nolita or the East Village. She’s a girl that’s had her hair done but she's been running around and her hair's gotten rough. She's young, she's fresh, she’s modern, she’s edgy … she’s real—hey there’s another word. Real!” he laughs.

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