Those pictures taken at taoStyle sponsor Salon X (responsible for the hair and makeup (moi) for the event and available for real weddings too) and at the Sagebrush, for the annual Taos Wedding Expo, in the makeshift dressing room, were certainly not the usual glamour shots associated with fashion.
However once the music cued and the lights came up, Pat’s cast – complete with Cupids in togas opening the show, brides, bridesmaids and party girls – ruled the runway for the next twenty minutes or so.
The wedding dresses were beautiful, romantic and surprisingly traditional so we kept the hair and makeup understated and soft. With her Resort line, Pat pulled out all the stops, using interesting fabrications and cutting techniques to create dresses made to dance in all night and keep going after dawn.
Hair was looser and went well with a bit of smudgy eye liner, still keeping the skin fresh. I used my fingers more than brushes, wanting that modern, fast approach as if the girls were in a hurry to go and had more on their minds than vanity.
All the girls (and guys) none of them professional models, took to the runway as if it were their natural habitat – the heels were sky high but no one fell and the show was a big success.
The inclusion of a glam gay couple (Dora and Eliza did their own hair and makeup) on their way to or from, the altar injected a bit of high camp, fitting for a fashion show in Taos.
To see more of Patricia Michael’s designs, please visit her website below.
For hair and makeup for your next event (or wedding) in Taos call Salon X, also linked below this post.
Photos by Mary Hobratschk