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Wheat Fields and Prairie Girls at Rodarte - NYFW Fall 2011

By Wendy Rodewald-Sulz / February 15, 2011

Fields of wheat, a caramel color scheme and Days of Heaven-style dusk: For their Fall 2011 collection, Rodarte's Mulleavy sisters were in a Midwestern state of mind. With her golden-brown makeup and "free spirited" hairstyle, it looked like last season's golden California girl was returning to her prairie roots.

Makeup: James Kaliardos for MAC
"Pastoral beauty," James Kaliardos called his makeup look for the show, with "stormy sunset" eyes - colors ranging from pale yellow on the browbone to "corky" caramel on lids and gray in the crease - and caramel lips courtesy of MAC Lipstick in Photo. Instead of mascara, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in brown NC45 colored lashes without compromising their fluttery softness. James used Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy (a limited-edition pink shade from 2010) to color the girls' cheeks, and also dabbed it between their "thick, diffuse wheat field" brows, which he filled in with powder.

Hair: Odile Gilbert for Aveda
Hairstylist Odile Gilbert created side-parted half ponytail with a small braid on the side, a "very organic hairstyle" she accomplished by tousling strands with a bit of mousse and Aveda Air Control Hairspray. Some of the girls wore Rodarte-designed combs shaped like bronze fans.

Nails: Deborah Lippmann
Deborah Lippman painted models' nails with two coats of her Lippmann Collection No More Drama, a caramel shade with gold shimmer. Karlie Kloss and Kansas-native Lindsey Wixson wore red glitter Jessica Rabbit (out Holiday 2011) to match their ruby sequinned looks for an Oz-inspired moment on the runway.

(Runway photos: Wireimage)