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Backstage Beauty: Inside Jeremy Scott's Crazy "Cowboys and Poodles" World

Karlie Kloss

The behind-the-scenes deets on the beauty looks (Elmer's glue sticks were involved) — plus, male models eating mini cupcakes.

"Cowboys and Poodles" was the official theme for Jeremy Scott's fall 2016 collection, but unofficially, there was so much more. 

Backstage at the Arc at Moynihan Station on Monday morning, the glam squad — hair stylist Eugene Souleiman, makeup artist Kabuki and nail artist Miss Pop — threw out "Dolly Parton," "pin-up girls" and "space cowgirls," as inspiration. 

Scott himself even added a nod to '90s cartoon legends Ren & Stimpy, as well as plenty of kitschy, pop-art-inspired pieces and patterns (think cord telephones, guitars), which were paired with shiny metallic fabrics. 

Pret-a-Reporter hopped backstage preshow, where Kelly Cutrone was running a tight ship, male models passed the time eating mini cupcakes and Devo's "Whip-It" played on a loop. 


BRIGHTER IS BETTER: Makeup artist Kabuki gives a model a fuchsia lip. 

Kabuki balanced a fuchsia lip color — which he called "the sequel to last season’s lip, which was sort of orangey and coral-y" — with a stripe of turquoise in the crease. The finishing touch? A star-shaped beauty mark. 

"The idea of the beauty mark — I was thinking about that because I was thinking of the pin-up girls, and I thought if I did a star, it would feel sort of Western and outer space at the same time."

 
BITES AND BRIGHTS: Mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa and the bold OPI shades seen on models. 

Nail artist Miss Pop painted long, oval nails ("they're very Dolly Parton") with one coat of a saturated, bright hue and one coat of "Kyoto Pearl" for a shiny, pearlescent finish.

"To me it looks like that old-fashioned candy, that ribbon candy that’s pulled," she said "It’s really fun and playful." 


BEAUTY TIME: Maria Borges gets cat-eye liner applied; a model has Elmer's glue stick applied to her brows. 

One of Kabuki's more unusual tricks was the use of an Elmer's glue stick to keep brows in place. "I really flattened down the eyebrows with a glue stick," he noted, adding that he followed the step with a shine mixing medium by MAC to give them a glossy finish. 

"The thing I like about [the glue stick] is, I’m not using it to cover brows, I’m just using it to control the brows. It’s a flattener."


ALL-STARS: Soo Joo Park and Karlie Kloss backstage. 

As usual, Jeremy Scott recruited a bevy of  A-list supermodels, including Soo Joo Park, Maria Borges and Karlie Kloss. 


MAIN ATTRACTION: Reporters gather to hear Eugene Souleiman speak about the hair looks. 

Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman described the big runway hair: "It's big, cheeky, sexy — kind of trashy hair." 


THE MEN: Male models hang out backstage. 

Meanwhile, amid the beauty frenzy behind the scenes, a handful of male models hung about eating Subway sandwiches and mini cupcakes. Must be nice. 

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