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When in Williamsburg, do as the Williamsburg girls do—or so the saying went at the Ruffian
spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week
New York-based designers Claude Morais
and Brian Wolk
repped their hood for the spring collection, styling their attitude-infused gals with Brooklyn-gone-couture pieces like cropped linen blazers, oversized blouses, and ladylike brocades.
What really gave Ruffian's signature soft-and-sweet aesthetic downtown edge, though, was the daring hair and makeup.
"It was very important that we did what the Williamsburg girl does," Morais told us about the mussed-up, to-the-heavens pompadours. "We wanted the hair to be deconstructed and more undone, like a night after partying
. Or just as an attitude for day
. I think it brought some drama to the clothes and captured that eccentric kind of thing."(Photo by StyleBistro) MAC's James Kaliardos touches up a model's makeup backstage at Ruffian.
For the face, MAC
's expert makeup artist James Kaliardos
used MAC "Mineralized Foundation," a new formula set to launch this spring, to give the girls a dewy, translucent finish. Using a heavy hand, he applied "Luna" cream color base on the cheek bones, penciled in the brows to make them ultra-bold, and swished a soft gray hue on the eyelids.
Only the three crimson-haired models got a bold red lip—Ruffian Red
, an alluring blue-red lipstick the two brands collaborated on for spring 2012. The rest were finished with Ruffian Nude
, a pale peach. To keep the look fresh and effortless—like the hipsters do—Kaliardos stayed shy from using any mascara or eyeliner.(Photo by StyleBistro)
Gold filigree nails were also a huge hit backstage. Beauty editors were ooh
-ing and aah
-ing all over the simple-yet-statement-making bling.
Take a peek at our five favorite styles from the show to see the how the entire look came together in one hipster-chic encore.1) A shimmery metallic brocade suit:2) Painter overalls made out of silk—swoon, so Brooklyn Couture:3) A haberdashery-inpired ticking-stripe jacket:
4) A yellow metallic boucle sheath with subtle pleated insets:5) A super-cropped top with a coordinating pencil skirt:
Check out the all of the looks from Ruffian's spring 2013 collection here:
Which of these pieces could you see in your closet? We're kind of (read: totally and completely) dying over those brocade jackets! Also what's your favorite part about the beauty? Share your thoughts in the comments below!