Jackie Rogers began her career as an original model for Coco Chanel, a singer, a movie starlet and eventually an owner of a NYC boutique. She made it a point to work with the exciting "Mademoiselle" on some of her collections all the while absorbing her technique. Jackie now has her own line which is no doubt inspired by her mentor. They are classy, creative and extremely elegant.
On Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending her show - and at a rather unexpected location. The setting was at Scores West (yes, the strip club) and the theme, "After The Deluge" was influenced by the 30's Bauhaus Movement in Berlin, Paris and New York around the time of WWII.
The clothing was delivered in three phases. The first was black, white, grey and silver fabrics adorned with ruffles, patent leather bow belts, fetish bustiers and silk flowers. The second introduced both bright and muted fall colored day wear in softer fabrics accented with sable and silver-fox hoods and trim. The third displayed evening wear in flowy satin jewel tones as well as ethereal silver/gold lame gowns. The collection consisted of an array of suits, cocktail dresses, formal dresses, skirts and tops for both chic young women as well as the older seductress.
Although there were a team of hair and makeup artists behind the show, Maria Ashe was the lady with the vision. As the president of beauty ADDICTS Makeup Company, she collaborated with Jackie Rogers to come up with the strong and confident beauty look.
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There was no color applied to the face; only foundation and contouring. This made the splash of red on the lips the show stopper. There was also sealant added to the lips to keep them shiny as well as ensure they wouldn't feather, fade or bleed during clothing changes.
The eyes were something really special. They were created with the solutionEYES Seduce Palette with heavy eyeliner and no false eyelashes - just gobs and gobs of mascara, reminiscent of the 30's style of makeup. Next, to create a lacquered effect, white gold lip gloss was applied over the dark shadow as well as below the brow bone as a highlighter.
Overall, I was very impressed with the collection, it is definitely for a woman looking to make a statement. It is no surprise that Jackie has dressed so many recognizable women such as: Lee Radziwell, Jackie Onassis, Diana Ross, Nicoke Kidman, Condaleeza Rice, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, and Salma Hayek.