Rodarte Spring 2014


James Kaliardos (NARS): "The Mulleavys [Laura and Kate] were very inspired by the real rock-chic LA—not red carpet LA—since they grew up near there. We were trying to create this idea of a wild LA girl with Oural Brow Gel brushed-up brows that are quite hairy, like a wild animal. And we’re doing very precise eyeliner with more emphasis on the outer corner, like a "V,” to shape the eye using a swivel-up pencil—Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner and Black Valley Eye Paint. I'm trying to use the pencil more because it is a little more rock n’ roll-y, which is what we’re going for, but it really depends on the eye shape. If your lids hang over your eye, the eye pencil is better, but if your eyes pop out more, I would use a paint-on liner. And we put Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara on the lashes; to make the eye a little more graphic—kind of like a leopard—we used a dot of Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eye in a shade that's a touch paler than the model’s skin tone. It just lifts the eye and opens it up. On the rest of the skin, we used the new Radiant Cream Compact Foundation, which you can just put on and not even look at; it’s really great. And we did a creamy contour on the cheek with new Matte Multiples in Anguilla and Altai, which blend very smoothly and are very sheer. For the lips, we layered Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil and Floralies Satin Lip Pencil. It’s about that real style that LA used to have—it was a look. The hair was a reference to the same thing, as if in real life the girl would have a big perm.”

Odile Gilbert (John Frieda): “The mood for the hair is love. It’s looking to the ‘80s, but made modern by being glamorous in the front, but only on one side. We put Frizz-Ease into the girls’ wet hair, and then Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse in the front to build up the volume. We blow-dried the hair using a brush and a lot of mousse, like women in the ‘80s would style their hair, did a deep side part, and made a wave in the front with a large-barrel curling iron. Then we tucked black and white zebra-printed extensions into the back of the hair, which were inspired by Rodarte’s tweed fabrics.”

Photographed by Emily Weiss backstage at Rodarte in New York on September 10, 2013.

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  • Leslie

    I loved this look! It was pretty cool!


  • Genevieve

    These looks are incredible and I like the explanation too, so interesting.

  • dover

    I liked this collection. It was criticized for exploiting the "chola" aesthetic, but THIS is absolutely not chola! I grew up on the Central Coast during the 90s and it kind of reminds me of these women who were probably wild hot things in the 80s and they just wouldn't let their look go.They would combine their fringe and hair-sprayed locks and these ghastly oversized belts.

    You could find her at the drive in, tanning at the beach, buying ciggs at
    7-11 and shopping at the flea market. My friend once had somebody like this as a babysitter. I remember her driving us to the ice cream shop and finding a knee high black book with six inch fringe along the back. I knew then what rock & roll was.

    Anyhow, I like this look and was hoping you'd post the makeup secrets.

  • blushingincolor

    So feline, so cool. Love it!

  • babs

    I love this so much. The liner is beautiful and the hair is so interesting but pretty at the same time.

  • a

    WOW. I LOVE this.

  • a

    "If your lids hang over your eye, the eye pencil is better, but if your eyes pop out more, I would use a paint-on liner." < can someone explain this to me? can't figure out what I should use..

  • Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    Love the hair!!


  • mlle p

    Love the hair and makeup, but thought the clothes were not good. I agree with dover that it is not "chola", which could have been much cooler to emulate.

  • isaobeso

    the hair is really awesome, I always love the hair at rodarte... I would deffinitely play with some of those extensions.

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NARS Brow Gel
NARS 'Larger Than Life' Long Wear Eyeliner Via Veneto
NARS Eye Paint
NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation
NARS Satin Lip Pencil Biscayne Park
NARS Satin Lip Pencil
John Frieda Frizz-Ease
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme
John Frieda Frizz-Ease
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse for Curly Styles