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By Jan Lee


Out of all the shows I have attended so far, the Loris Diran Spring 2008 collection is the most gorgeous and most wearable. Hooray! Every single piece, from the light tunics, to the cocktail dresses, right down to the body-hugging minis. I would wear it all. Unfortunately, buying one of these pieces is a whole ‘nother story.

Anyway, the models were made up as “glowing, bronzed goddesses that had been lying in sun” with all new MAX Factor products. Lauralee Davis, key make-up artist, and her team covered any blemishes on the face and body (since a lot of pieces were a little revealing, ooh-la-la), with Erace Secret Cover-up. The trio eyeshadow palette, Ravenous, which consists of a black, a bronze and a dark golden color, was used to make the eyes dramatic. Volume Couture mascara added even more drama to the mix. On the lip, super shiny Maxalicious lip gloss in Champagne Bath complimented the bronze look aimed for. All the products used are available in stores now, except the mascara, which will be available in November.

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Max Factor eyeshadow trio and lip gloss used for the show.


The models were living “la dolce vita” in their 50s and 60s glamour-meets-today hairdos. In order to get the junk-in-the-trunk-looking style, Christo of Christo Fifth Avenue, used a cylindrical-shaped hair foundation sponge under very teased hair. Curlisto Glow and Shine polished while Curlisto Hairspray kept it all in place. “You can wear the clothes anywhere,” although the hairstyle doesn’t translate exactly. But the ‘do sans sponge is simple and easy. Tease the hair at the crown of the head, hairspray and throw on a headband for a sexy Tracy Turnblad 2.0.

Originally published September 2007
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