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Photographer Donald Gjoka goes backstage at Christine Phung’s highly anticipated show at Paris Fashion Week following up on her ANDAM prize last year in category “First Collections”. You can see Phung’s strong appreciation of prints and materials, not just by looking at the runway, but by exploring her inspiring moodboards backstage. Her little details like crystals make a big impact. One thing the collection is explores is the sharp contrast of the heat from the body and the bitter cold that ripples over her skin. It is hard not to notice to the role that the beauty plays in the presentation.

Hairstylist Philippe Mensah for Bumble and bumble creates a sleek pulled back look with a slightly windblown touch creating a look that is both fresh and bold. “Perfectly, imperfect” best describes it. As if straight off the mountain slopes, makeup artist Lyne Desnoyers for M.A.C. creates meticulously brushed bushy brows with doe-eyed lashes. “Flush not blush” is applied to the apples of the cheeks for a highlighted appearance, reminding us of the body’s warmth and cold ripple. Powdery Earthy tones on the lids are a subtle yet effective statement that supports the heavy brows.

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Christine-phung-AW14-backstage-by-donald-gjoka-08Backstage Christine Phung Fall/Winter 2014/15; Photography by Donald Gjoka

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