Backstage at Prada with Stam


At noon today, Prada very kindly live-streamed their spring 2013 show for all the non-industry, fashion-obsessed world to see. At ITG, we had our eyes glued to our screens for those twelve minutes, because, really, isn't it one of the most "important" collections, in terms of trends/influence? (Top 5: Marc, Prada, Balenciaga, Celine, Givenchy... do you agree? We had a debate.) "Ah, '60s! Marc called it," someone clapped as the whole thing kicked off: no pants, clean lines, and nearly identical (except for color) rough-and-tumble, Edie-esque short wigs. There were flatforms with socks, lots of black satin, a vaguely Asian, digitalized floral print, a whole bunch of new faces, and one Miss Jessica Stam sporting next season's inevitable 'It' glasses. "I'm obsessed with the eyewear!" she emailed from her Milan hotel room, post-show. And what of the hair and makeup? "The hair was tomboyish to offset the feminine clothing, as per Miuccia's request," Stam, a Prada regular, explained, attaching her iPhone snaps, "and the makeup was an overdrawn, bold red lip with natural glowing skin." If this is anything to go by—and let's take a moment to acknowledge the ripple effect of last season's dip-dye, sleekly straight hair—then we're placing bets on a 'classic red lip' and 'boyish cut' being beauty-message numero uno next spring...offset, of course, by some serious shades. [Update: Stam's bold red lip is CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot.]

Photographed by Jessica Stam in Milan, Italy on September 20th, 2012, with hair by Guido and makeup by Pat McGrath. 

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  • Sacha strebe

    those glasses! and yes, completely agree with the top 5! prada definitely defines trends each season... amazing!!!

  • Alice

    TOP 5 for me (total disregard for trends/influence) 1. Christopher Kane, 2. Prada 3. Marios Schwab 4. Gareth Pugh 5. Jeremy Scott

  • kneelbeforetigers

    Who's the lip color by? LOVE IT!

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  • Marion Glenn Encila

    FUN! of course it's Jessie and she can pull things off! I love les new look!

  • VotreAmie

    That lip is FABULOUS!! and well, so are the glasses OBVI!

  • charlotte bentley

    ugh prada is always perfect. does anyone remember their brilliant lip balms? they came in teeny tiny tubes and had the most brilliant waxy texture. you could fit them in literally any purse...i miss them.

  • Jane S.

    Sorry, I think Jessica is gorgeous but her over-dyed matte black hair and tired eyes make her look twice her age here.