Purple Eyeshadow & Nude Lips|Tutorial

Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist

Ever wondered how I get my cover girl makeup applied? Join me in a step by step tutorial that you can re-watch over again till you get it right!

Bianca wears Talosia Designs

Accessories by Kagi, Lisa Tamaiti & NKD Jewellery

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N.Z. Body Art|Media Makeup

Bianca, Andrew, Kim & Jane Bianca wears DMonic Intent

Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist

Mem Brouke & team delivered a show this year that took audiences on a journey into unknown dimensions & showing them never before seen creatures, with the 2012 NZ Body Art Showcase at the Bruce Mason Centre this September with the central theme being “The Future.”

This is the seventh annual extravaganza which Mem says ” has always offered the audience both contemporary and indigenous styles of body painting, but this year artists were asked to give their “glimpse into the future.” Gleaming scaly monsters, glow in the dark creatures and extraterrestrial beings glide across a continual catwalk, prophesising what we may come to expect in the light-years ahead.”

Cut Above Winners Bianca wears DMonic Intent

This annual event has helped promote, showcase and celebrate excellence in make up & special effects. Each year the event becomes more prestigious as the caliber & pool of contestants continue to grow with the ongoing support of judges like Sir Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop & Auckland City has garnered it a strong reputation with the likes of World Champion Yolanda Bartram & Carmel McCormick competing.

With the development of the film and television industry in New Zealand, this N.Z. Body Art and Makeup Extravaganza is a landmark for special effects make-up bringing with it international interest to help ensure the sustained future for special effects make-up artists in this country. The awards promise to feature international artists alongside our own homegrown talent, with some international artists already registered for the September showcase.

For any up and coming makeup artists I would highly recommend competing in at least one competition as you will learn so much. It is such a supportive family environment and this is what keep pulling me back each year as a young artist from it’s humble beginnings in the local pubs into one of the only creative competitions for makeup artist in N.Z. I have competed and placed, won the N.Z. face painting competition, worked as a Team Leader back stage and this year I will be assisting with Media Liaison.

If you would like to take part in next year event registration for artists, models & volunteers are available on www.nzbaa.co.nz.

Prior to the event (and highly recommended by N.Z.B.A.A. ), the Fine Art Body Painting Workshops, hosted by international body painting and world awards winners Alex Hansen and Tim Gratton, took place on the 15th and 16th of September 2012.

Bianca wears DMonic Intent

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The Best of N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

The best of the best and a few little inside gems for you all.

Best area to be seen: The Bloggers area was right by the front door we saw you all coming and going.
New Best Friends: Writers Sammy Salsa and Sopheak Seng they have brain’s, great style and talent, respect to you both x

Truly Outrageous Show

Best Entertainment: Phoenix Truly Outrageous Makeup Show.
Best Collection: DMonic Intent New Generation Ready to Wear

DMonic Intent

Best Drink: Sugar-free Red Bull during the day Stoli Vodka Red at night.

Best Food: Bring your own lunch it is the only way to go.

Best way to get there: Public transport, no worries about parking, change or tickets!
Best Gimmick: Remix cover photos, the Remix team worked so hard and were always polite and kind even when I went back like 4x in one day!

Best Rumor: Overheard at a party away from N.Z.F.W. “Oh my god Bianca Fallon made the cover of REMIX!”

Best P.R: Showroom 22 were so organised they sent out their invites a week before N.Z.F.W. some teams were still doing the seating plans the night before!

Best ‘I’m too Cool for Skool’: Mino of Four Eyes, I love his styling but when you are shown to a seat gratefully accept it as your colleagues humbly did when shown to the third row. Mino would not be seen dead anywhere but first row and chose to opt for taking photos in the pit. Keep it real bro your lucky to get a seat, your not a buyer and we ALL saw it, but thanks for the laugh.

Danny, Mino, Chin and Alex.

Best Snub: The sun glass wearing Thane Kirby walks straight past colleagues Ricardo Simich and Andy Pickering at the Charlie Brown show, yes we ALL saw you Thane and we saw the look that the lads gave each other.
Best Song that was totally overdone: Florence and the Machine were heard at so many shows, please just stop already.
Best Seats: If not the first row then row three, ditch the second row as it is too low, but grab your goodie bag first!

KAGI Cognac Bud Pendant

Best Goodie Bag: KAGI Birds of Paradise, everyone received a beautiful necklace.

Best Day: Day 3, the shows were spread out enough for us to work, write, network and then socialise at the onsite Stoli Vodka party, they made it so easy.

Best Cat Fight: Murray Bevan of Showroom 22 attempting to get Glenn Hunt (former Pavement Creative Director) thrown out of N.Z.F.W. …so Glenn has called you a cunt in the past surely that is no reason to get someone kicked out! LOL

Best Prediction: Every year they say N.Z.F.W. won’t be back ” Yeah Right” see you next year!
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D’Monic Intent N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

D’Monic Intent is a Auckland family based fashion label of Maxine Woolridge, Kris Leitch and Samara Woolridge from Nga Puhi and Ngati Mainapoto. They describe themselves as a N.Z. label that mixes aggression & attitude to create women’s street wear & don’t they do it well! With a list of awards dating back to 2007 for Villa Maria Cult Couture, Westfield Style Pasifika, Miromoda and the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards I love this label & i would wear every one of their punk princess pieces with pride.

Yes I am a huge D’Monic Intent fan, yes I would wear their clothes, and their garments look their best on the catwalk which gives N.Z.F.W. a theatrical couture feel that I think is missing from the rest of the week.
D’Monic Intent showed twice this week their first collection was Ready to Wear in the New Generation show and the second Couture Collection in Miromoda. Unusually for me I liked their Ready to Wear collection better? But if I understand the psyche of this brand I would say that they maybe playing a little joke on the fashion industry by swapping the collections around….their Couture is Ready to Wear and vice versa! Brilliant.

Their design structure is sharp maintaining an extroverted hard edge whilst working with the body taking Maori weaving techniques, Japanese structure and dragging it kicking and screaming into the twenty first century Kia Ora!
There is no need for busy signature patterns as the bold brass style of their brand specks loud and clear “Look at FUCKING ME I am wearing and have D’Monic Intension’s!”

Enter a crowd pleasing Empire T-shirt with “Fuck the Masses” a middle finger to the establishment where one has to toe a fine line between making “it” work for your business and maintaining a non conformist viewpoint from this rock-star brand who if you ever called them normal would shut up shop immediately!

The ready to wear collection of Green Gamma Shorts, Black Micron Bra and Green Nova Top along with a Green Eclipse Dress thigh high with a Leather Uranium Top with bell sleeves in weaved geometric design.

Red Omega dress with torso side cut outs and matching red Horizon Jacket, the shoulders peaking outwards so far that you could poke someone’s eye out!

Lithium Kimono thigh high Dress with long long sleeves sweeping the floor in black with a red trim edging

Black and greys dominated the couture range of a pleated halter neck sleeveless floor length dress with two front slips in the same fabric a long sleeved round necked top and a mini dress with extra long sleeves. Grey leather jackets and trench coats and a mid drift top.

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Office: 09 443 7922

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Annah Stretton N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

A 1940’s theme linked this collection together and as much as hem lines were O.T.T. baby doll short last year they have shot downwards to the mid calf length for Annah Stretton as she presented “I’ve Got a Crush On You Winter Collection 2013.

It is still feminine and floaty with an abundance of colour as Stretton took us back in time with a classic war time look with dresses upon dresses with fitted top halves and dreamy flattering skirts with added embellishments of bows on necklines, waists and frills on capped arms and front paneling

Suiting was long sleeved the “Nearness” jacket cropped with a open V-neckline & wide collar that flared at the waist in a beige floral print and matching “Expectation” fitted pant, a complimentary silhouette for any women.

Alternatively a wide legged high waisted “Rendezvous” pant in grey a “Patiently” jackets longer in the torso finishing under the buttocks in grey pinstripe. “Between You Fingers” Dress and “My Resistance” Blouse in black and white polka dot . ‘Going Steady” pencil skirt in black, little ‘Ever Ours” cardi in pink and “Lovers Ears” in white.

Evening wear was long and classy the Sincerity sleeveless Dress in nude crushed satin feature a full skirt and bowed waistline line and round collar.

Annah Stretton label is successful based in the Waikato she manages a chain of 27 fashion retail stores throughout New Zealand, export accounts to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, USA (California), Australia, and Her Magazine. I was at Annah’s Order of Merit ceremony for Services to Fashion as my father Kevin Fallon was receiving one the same day, an author and recipient of the Clicquot Award showing at N.Z.F.W. since 2002 she is very inspiring.

The goodie bag included O.P.I. Chip skip lacquer, Mita headband, Her Magazine, 28 Black Natural Energy drink, vouchers for Number One Shoes, Edible Blooms and the bag was cool to I would certainly use it again.

Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist
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Salasai N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

Salasai is for a fashion forward consumer with exclusive prints from Dutch graphic designer Anouska Vandercamp, known for its effortlessly cool and sophisticated codes on dressing, for the modern man & woman Salasai has previously shown at Air New Zealand Fashion Week. Kirsha Whitcher Salasai designer established the label in 2006 and has previously shown at N.Z.F.W.

Whitcher’s understanding of design shows in each piece especially the delicate fabrics with the cut and little touches proving that she understands the human form with an innovative approach creating a range that is cohesive and this latest collection was certainly that more so than any others I have seen this week.
The theme Heartlands takes a 80’s cut wild west with the colour selection and a Aztec geometric print in cream, navy and brown with black.

This print was used extensively throughout the full diverse range of belted jeans, dresses, shirts with collars and black sleeves.
T-shirt dresses, V-neck short sleeved shirt with no collar, a lovely long black sleeved top with a wide neckline in a fabric that glided over the models body, a top with a black pleated skirt, jeans with the pattern on the front and black fabric on the back, a scarf, a suit, it also featured in men’s wear with a short sleeved button up men’s shirt, round necked T-shirt.

All of the suits were cut the same with 3/4 length sleeves, double breasted, gold buttons and lapel collar, very 80’s cut in Khaki to open the show and in the geometric pattern and yellow along with the shirt a pale yellow hue was used for a suit and a chiffon shirt, and two dresses.
A garment for men I have never seen was a nude chiffon high neck button shirt with a black collar and a ladies round necked top black point sleeves with a nude bow on the neckline teamed with black pants.
A feminine silk navy belted jumpsuit with shoe string straps worked along side maroon dresses and peel me on maroon leather pants.

Aubergine jeans and short sleeved round necked t-shirt for men and two plaid short sleeved collared shirts in navy/white and also maroon/yellow tied the patterned fabrics in the range, finishing off with a large knitted long sleeved jumper in maroon wool on the front and black on the sleeves and back, the colour contrast popped the front of the piece, teamed with leather pants.

The goodie bags contained O.P.I black nail lacquer, Narciso Rodriguez Eau De Parfum, Issey Miyake pocket mirror & Fleur De Bois, Eau De Toilette Limited Edition, Discount for Vidal Wines and DFS Galleria.

Sold in leading boutiques throughout New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, Whitcher’s focus is now on establishing representation in the Asia Pacific and European regions.

Bianca dressed by Talosia Designs
Bianca’s Accessories from Bird of Prey

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Daniel K N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

A highlight of the New Generation fashion show was Auckland based brand Daniel K designer Vanessa Kim presents the ‘Ombres Chinoises’ collection inspired by work of Chritian Boltanski, ‘Play of shadows’. Questioning oblivion & living with your own memories, remembering, forgetting, hurtful things that scar, growing up and developing your identity. Interpreting your memories, perception and maturity through fabric, patterns and designs using the rope as a symbol of perception.

A rope themed design featured throughout the fabrics in this collection and it is smarter than the look at me you know I am wearing “such and such label” designs I have seen this week.
The design cleverly added interest to the garments without dominating and taking away from them.
A rope silk top with half sleeves in beige and grey ropes print, blouse dress stone blue/beige, rope blouse and rope leggings in green/grey.

The rope fabric, mid calf length dress in dominating grey with beige rope and red bleeding silicon around the neckline along with a black dress with more interesting 3D surface enhanced fabric in silicon rope, in red bleeding down the neckline.

Olive green and black garments also featured, olive pants, black and olive paneled sleeveless top, Black jacket, olive and green paneled dress, black wide knee length shorts, with a maxi knit cardi and long ankle length tan or olive green cardigan.

Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist
Cellular: 027 276 9545
Office: 09 443 7922

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Andrea Moore N.Z.F.W|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

Andrea Moore is born in Dunedin lived all over N.Z. and with the support of her family her first store opened 1999, she is known for her structured design skills, working the fit of a garment to perfection.

A Running Horse print throughout the collection meshes the very colourful range with a variety of bold exclusive prints such as digital watercolors many designs on the pants of the 45 outfit collection.

A royal blue suit with black leather trim opened the show with the Active Cape Jacket belted with a large collar, long sleeves available in beige, black & blood red catching my eye as a staple garment that will stand the test of fashion time.

Another statement jacket was the cropped Fox Jacket in black or camel with fake fur on the upper long sleeved arms, beautiful.

A mix of the orange Running Horse pants, Stella sequin shirt & the Jacket Jacket stood out for its styling.
The Together checked jacket stood out with a layer of three frills down the back, paired with a running horse shirt and Patina skinnies.
A bright orange velvet suit with Skinny Pants, Garden Tux Jacket and Star Shirt had the photographers clicking away.
The Thrill of the Chase Dress was beautiful with a leather cut out design on the front top half panel

I sat by Colin and some of the prints for the suits were awesome and I know he would just love them bespoke for himself, a female version of the MisteR range.
Hues of camel, blue, blue/grey, white, white/navy, green, navy/green, orange, pink/red, white/red, red/navy, purple, lilac, nude/black, black/cream, jade, aqua,& finally yellow accessories.

I wore Andreas garments last season for my reality TV show on Maori TV Headstart, these garments once you put them on will fit your body perfectly making you look slimmer, taller with tailoring that gives the illusion of proportion to your figure that makes you not want to take the garments off.

The hair was put up into top ponytail to look like horse hair and makeup was brown smoky eye light lips, the goodie bags contained an M2 Women Magazine, Napoleon sample foundation and skin primer, an Pharmaceuticals Oxygen Infusion voucher and a free Microdermabrasion at the Caci Clinic High St yay!

Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist
Cellular: 027 276 9545
Office: 09 443 7922

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27 Names N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

This label is cute as a button and meeting the designers, as an Image Stylist I can see that they design what they would like to wear themselves.
Think Wendy dolls, school uniforms with drop waists, round necks with collars, mid-thigh length pinafores, socks with frills and Mary-Jane shoes, get the picture?

Their Winter collection ‘I thought you’d never ask’ emerged from the first line of Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot: “To start with, look at all the books”.
So back they went to sixth form taking inspiration from female novelists from the nineteenth century, hand printed silks beside bright multi-colours and polka dots.

Delivered today were hues of cream, white, olive, grey scarlet red/burnt orange, prints with different coloured large polka dots, navy with white polka dots themed throughout in knee length dresses, a jumpsuit and drawstring shorts.

Delicate lace mid thigh length dresses with long sleeves in a contrasting heavier lace fabric, another skirt in black delicate lace with a long-sleeved chiffon top both with high round collars.

Next were gypsy like drop waist dresses, mid-thigh with high round necks, one with no sleeves and a chiffon skirt with tiny gathers at the waistline and an olive-green top with gold sequence covering the front, another with black fabric with round shapes on the skirt, the top half in a different black fabric with two frills down the front starting at the shoulders coming down into a V at the naval, within this V more gold sequence and a round collar and a small black chiffon mini sleeve.

A black suit, an overcoat, tailored pants were also part of this wearable street wear collection.

Designers Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart have degrees in art and fashion design, creating their label in 2006 and now have stores across New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Bianca dressed by Talosia Designs
Bianca’s Accessories from Bird of Prey

Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist
Cellular: 027 276 9545
Office: 09 443 7922

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Adrian Hailwood N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup

WOW Adrian Haliwood outdid himself this time! A lot of work went into this large collection that had individual street credibility with cross stitched hooded jackets through to elegant standout evening wear.

Adrian uses his own fabric designs and horse images featured on many of his garments some knitted, some printed and a dress that had the image embroidered white on white.

A colour palette of dusty pinks, teal blues and grey woolen garments kicked of this sleek show with a selection of cross stitched bomber jackets in different lengths, cuts and colours beige, teal, brown, black with black boob tubes underneath.

Thigh high dresses in purple mesh perfect for getting noticed in the clubs.
A neon blue chiffon top with black leather pants, blue leather pants and tailored jacket with floral pants and dresses featuring.
A selection of black, grey, blue satin evening dresses and jackets demanded attention as bold, solid statement pieces that would get you noticed but retain your image as a classy individual

The Hailwood range is stocked throughout New Zealand, Australia and also in the US and UK, with a flagship store open at the Ponsonby end of Auckland’s Karangahape Road.

Bianca dressed by Talosia Designs
Bianca’s Accessories from Bird of Prey

Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist
Cellular: 027 276 9545
Office: 09 443 7922

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