Well, my favorite week in Rochester has come and gone. Rochester Fashion Week is by far the most exciting week full of high fashion, glitz, glamor, trendy makeup, and stylish hair! Obviously, as a makeup artist, one of my favorite parts of the week was working with the models and other fellow makeup artists! I was honored to be asked to do makeup for Thursday and Friday’s shows and let me tell you what an absolute BLAST it was! It’s one thing to be sitting and watching the fashion show in the audience, but to be behind the scenes is a whole other story! It seriously is exactly like you see on TV and the movies… everyone running around, bumping into each other, trying to stay focused and organized in the midst of fashionable chaos!
Thursday I worked with some of Rochester’s hottest makeup artists and along side some of the best hair stylists as well! La Salon Bianca was kind enough to lend us their amazing talent and space to host all of the prep for the models for Thursday’s shows! Here are some behind the scenes pics of Thursday’s prep:
One of my all time favorite looks I did on Thursday was my model Brooke! Dying to re-create this gorgeous Fall makeup look at home? Here’s what I used:
For Friday’s shows, I was honored to do makeup along side the amazing hairstylists at the A-List Salon! Here are a few behind the scenes photos from that night:
There is so much more that goes into a fashion show than you think! All of the countless hours everyone behind the scenes puts in…. from the designers, models, hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers, stage crew, sound crew, DJ and many more. Everyone worked their butts off, especially the models who had to give up a lot of their time to go to several fittings through out the week, hair and makeup appointments, and of course each night walking in the show! In the end, it was all worth it… everyone involved in this years shows were the most energetic, fun, talented and kind-hearted group of people I have ever been blessed to work with and meet! A huge thank you to everyone that made this years Rochester Fashion Week a huge success!!!! I already can’t wait to see what next year has in store!
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Laurie Berry is a professional makeup artist and stylist. In addition to being the Beauty Correspondent for Flower City Fashionista, she also blogs about all things preppy, fashionable, and fabulous at Upstate Stylista.