I don’t get lucky everyday, but when I do, then I get way too lucky! So lucky, that I got invited backstage to before the S/S ’13 Bora Aksu fashion show at London Fashion Week. I got to have a lovely chat with Maria Papadopoulou; the head make-up artist of ELLIS FAAS! Maria is also beauty editor of OZON Magazine.
Maria was kind enough to answer few questions about what inspired her to create the make-up look for the Bora Aksu S/S ’13 fashion show:
“Here is my inspiration for the Bora Aksu SS13 fashion show (with Gazelli Skincare, ELLIS FAAS Make Up and Mavala). The Bora Aksu SS13 collection was inspired by Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938). I thought it would be interesting to revisit the past by researching what skincare and make up women were wearing then along with looking into the future at colour predictions and tendencies.
The make up on the eyes was a jeweled metallic green/burgundy/purple. The lashes were painted with purple mascara and there tips were dressed in black (very 1930′s technique). The blush was round on the cheeks and swept up the cheekbones around the temples. The lips stained in a mix of red with orange (vermilion red). My homage to the past, merged with the new textures in skin care and make up, interpreted with technique and artistry, offered a contemporary look.”
For more pictures, click here!
Up next, Maria will reveal her prediction on Spring/Summer 2013 make-up looks, so stay tuned!
Love and peace.
Have a look at Maria’s brilliant work here, follow her on Tumblr here and twitter for a feast of inspiration!