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By Kendria Smith

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If you’re still searching for your prints, I found them at the Stage at Lincoln Center where Mara Hoffman presented her latest collection. In her traditional fashion, Hoffman graced the runway with bold, geometric patterns and tribal motifs on long, billowy silk dresses, accompanied by cold weather appropriate heavy knits and coats. The look was completed with lightly teased tresses, faces kissed with metallic shimmer, and statement jewelry by All For The Mountain.

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s key artist, Lottie aspired to create a nomadic dessert-like beauty by focusing on the eyes and contours of the face. Using products from the MAKE UP FOR EVER line, she applied HD Invisible Cover Foundation to even out the skin tone and embellished the cheeks with Mat Bronze. For a hint of sparkle, each face was brushed from cheek to temple with Shine On Powder and HD Microfinish Powder, which reduced shine in the T-Zone. Lips were kept natural with Glossy Full #10.

Eyes were prominently shaded with layers of eye Shadow #17 in rich espresso, a satin brown Aqua Cream for a hydrated, long-lasting finish, and Star Powder in tints of copper, beige and bronze. A finishing touch of Metal Powder was added to the corners of the eyes for a gilded glow including Smoky Lash mascara, and Brow Seal.

Nick Irwin, lead hairstylist for TIGI by Catwalk, pulled his inspiration from the collection’s “South American cowgirl meets nomadic shaman” vibe to create a romantic, wind-swept look of loosely curled locks. Irwin took 1-inch sections of hair throughout the head, spritzed them with TIGI’s Your Highness Firm Hold Hairspray, twisted each section, and pressed with a flat iron. Hair was lightly brushed and teased to maintain its shape when accessorized with the many hats, hoods and scarves that supplemented the Mara Hoffman collection.

Nails were done by Elizabeth Arden Spa using custom printed tips by Sarah Havens of Zebber Nails, which paid homage to the fun, funky color patterns that adorned Hoffman’s pieces. All elements came together to give a light and breezy air to some serious bohemian flair for fall.

Originally published February 2012

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