Just released this week Illamasqua’s new collection Theatre of the Nameless for Autumn/ Winter 2011 was previewed to us on Tuesday night. Arriving at the Brisbane Myer, the MUA’s and counter were all decked out in their fabulous collection inspired looks along with three models for demonstrations of the products at work! We were greeted and given the new collections catalogue, which btw they are always filled with stunning looks, collection and product information. I also finally got to meet the lovely Mandi in person who has taken over from Christabel recently.
(Photo from Illamasqua, Makeup by Alex Box)
To start off Tiarah (counter manager, look inspired by ‘the poet Sebastian’) spoke about the inspiration behind the collection – A modern interpretation of the illicit underworld of 1920’s subcultures of Berlin.
In particular Anita Berber an infamous German performer and prostitute and one of her husbands Sebastian Droste who was a poet and dancer. Their marriage was short but notorious. Together they led a life of excess and rebellion, travelled, performed, published a book of poetry, photographs and drawings but Droste ultimately betrayed her. (more…)