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By Charu Suri

Jayson Brunsdon, the Australian designer, saw Fall 2007 in shades of black and brown, with touches of edemame and blue. Inspired by portraits from the 1920s, the collection was elegant and wearable, without being over the top.


Here are dresses for the well-heeled lady who likes straight cut clothes with a dash of shimmer (think satin multi-textured pencil skirts and sequined halter top blouses with tulle ribbon). The result is more refined than frou-frou. Details like the long square-shaped crystal necklaces bore some of the spotlight.

Backstage, we spoke to Click Salon who said the hairdo was a “20s and 30s masculine look, with a slight wave close to the head. It’s a softened feminized version of it.” Quite a few looks for fall (as we’ve mentioned before) showcase a texturized and teased bun or ponytail. The look for Brunsdon was similar – an antidote from the severely neat and chic style of Coco Chanel or the 50s.

Nadine with M.A.C. “Jayson’s inspiration is based on the 20s…the models are like portraits.” The highlight was a smoky eye (using eyeshadow called Showstopper from the fall collection) with touches of gold. She also glammed up the eye with gloss, and painted the models’ lips with a nude lip color called High Tea. “The gloss on the eye is the added attraction,” says Nadine.

To see the runway look, click on our podcast below.

Originally published February 2007
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