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Crammed into back of a Brooklyn warehouse, Brandon Maxwell psyched up a bunch of supermodels ahead of his Spring 2020 show: “This is my childhood dream. I chose every one of you because I know you, or because I’ve admired you from afar. If you see someone in the audience that you know, give ’em a wink and have a good time. Give them a show. It’s a moment for you. It’s a moment for us. Be exactly who the fuck you want to be. That’s all I need from you tonight. The world is dark right now. Fashion is supposed to make you feel fun. Nothing you do out there tonight is going to upset me. Just be you. That’s why you’re here.
Also… check your shoes are on the right way. We’ve got a lot of changes tonight and I’m a little nervous.”

 

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His words sum up fashion week in a nutshell: A melange of wild creativity, big personalities, but also logistics, planning, and a sometimes high-stress environment. The stress though, was worth it, all to watch the likes of Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk, Stella Maxwell, and Candice Swanepoel walk the runway to a mash-up playlist of Madonna, Crowded House, and Bruce Springsteen.

 

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Like always, the show was polished and chic. Models wore their hair blow dried smooth and glossy, with just a slight bend towards the front to frame the face. The makeup was perfection: Bronzed and glowy, chiseled cheekbones cut in subtly with bronzer, full lips, and the ultimate soft smokey eye. MAC artists even worked in soft faux freckles on some models, for a fresh finish. For a similar flushed, almost-sunburnt vibe, try MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Blunt for light to medium complexions, and Film Noir for deeper skin tones. If you want faux freckles, lightly smudge MAC Cosmetics Veluxe Brow Liner across the nose and cheeks.

 

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To get a similar blow dry with airy volume, apply a fist-full of mousse, and blow dry through well with a round brush until fully dry. While its cooling, pin up in velcro rollers for ten minutes.

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