Monday, February 25, 2008


Backstage at the Missoni Autumn Winter Collection 2008/2009. The models are ready to go. Tanya is wearing an asymmetrical cashmere sweater in raspberry with a turmeric double cashmere skirt, whilst, Vlada is wearing a nabuk elephant print grey cloak with a petroleum turtleneck underneath.

Backstage. Finishing touches to Coco’s outfit; dress with organza silk skirt embroidered with paillettes and foundation pearl baguettes and a printed lurex knit top.

Backstage. Snejana and Natasha hang out backstage to fill in the time with other models before the Missoni Autumn/Winter collection.

All the models were provided with these handsome black and white toweling robes from the Missoni Home Collection. Snejana is tying up her brogue calf high boot lace.

Missoni water. There was plenty of Missoni water for guests and for models.

Anna Gushina is wearing a beautiful herringbone knit mohair wool dress, with mink demi boeuf skirt and Missoni’s new yellow and grey extra long wool gloves. I love these colors.
Note: the peacock blue patent leather handbag .This year there was a strong emphasis on bags as well.

The Make-up. Celebrity make-up artist, Lucia Pieroni, created the make-up for Mac, for the Missoni Autumn/Winter collection. “ My inspirations were; running up a hill, a frosty face, a wind burn glow and ruddy cheeks. It’s all about being outside.” She explained. She is putting the finishing touches on Serafima. Lucia was Madonna’s make-up artist for her Drowned World Tour.

A detail. The make-up artist’s apron/belt, with the tools of the trade.

A detail.
The make-up table.

The make-up.
Here is the finished effect of the make-up, on Serafima, created by Lucia Pieroni for Mac.

Backstage – before.
Just like the models, Magrherita and Teresa Maccapani Missoni are being coiffed and made-up backstage. Hair styles by Marc Lopez.

Backstage – after. The beautiful sisters, Margherita and Teresa, after hair and makeup, are ready for the front row. I sure they are curious to see what their mother, Angela has designed for the Autumn/Winter Missoni collection.

Backstage. Celebrity Italian, top model Maria Carla Boscone is dressed ready for the runway, she is talking to fashionista and Vogue Japan’s creative director, Anna dello Russo, who is wearing a jacket designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga.

Backstage. This is what top model Maria Carla modeled on the runway. Long Peacock asymmetrical sweater in mohair cashmere with details in organza (see above) and gown in gazar silk with motives of solid stripes alternating with embroidered stripes of paillettes and pearls baguettes.

Backstage – food.
Karlie is having a mouth-sized shortbread and apricot jam cookie. Cookies, coffee, tea and soft drinks are laid out for the models backstage. “I usually carry snacks in my bag during the shows, like carrots, oranges and I love Pepperidge Farm’s Milano biscuits.” She said.

Backstage - detail. Double faced black cashmere cloak, lined in Rachel knit. I loved the way that the Missoni knits were used inside solid fabrics. Very chic.

Fashion and Food.
Director, Maurizio Nichetti, who is currently working on a cartoon series for RAI, entitled Teen Days, due out in 2009, is a restaurant buddy of Tai Missoni. Tai invites his friends to his favorite restaurant, Boeucc, established in 1696, in the center of Milano. “I enjoy good food and good friends. My favorite dish is barbequed spare ribs.” He told me after the show.

Mouth watering, tiny, mini croissants stuffed with ham and lettuce were just some of the goodies especially prepared by Tutto Fresco for the guests at the show.

Food and flowers.
Refreshments were laid out for the 800 + guests at the show. See the special effects of what a little bit of lighting, some parmiggiano and some anemones produce.
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