Photographers: Adrian Martin | Mark Seliger
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Stylist: Carlos Nazario
Outfit: Feben discovered through Up Next Designer
Undergarment: Commando
Makeup Artist: Linda Hay using Pat McGrath Labs
Facialist: Fabricio Ormonde
Hairstylist: Jennifer Yepez
Manicurist: Emi Kudo
Bag: Aslan
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: Anita Ko

Emily Ratajkowski looked stunning for this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty and since I am very keen on highlighting the work of emerging designers, I thought the brands she was wearing for the night served my purpose.

Here is a little analysis.

For the afterparty, Ratajkowski wore a sheer Feben see-through dress from the Fall 2023 Ready-to-Wear collection.

Look 14 – 1st photo courtesy of Daniele Oberrauch / | 2nd photo is courtesy of Verity Smiley-Jones | 3rd photo is courtesy of Aslan

EMERGING DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT PART 1: According to the brand statement, “Feben is a designer based in London. A recent graduate of Central Saint Martins, where she completed MA Fashion as an Isabella Blow scholar, her work reclaims feelings of displacement. Drawing on the nomadism of her own background, she takes a surrealistic approach to exploring the visual codes of Black life from all corners of the globe. Feben is part of British Fashion Council NEWGEN and Swedish Fashion Council incubator program.”

Emily also accessorized her look with an AslanIndustrial Bag‘, Jimmy Choo Max 150 open-toe platform sandals and Anita Ko 18k white gold and diamond Claw earrings.

EMERGING DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT PART 2: ASLAN‘s Creative Director is CJ Aslan and according to the brand statement, his mission is “to curate a collection of metal wear objects in response to modern ethereality and and observation; the balance between survival and play.”

Emrata‘s makeup was earthy and focused on the eyes. MUA Linda Hay created for her a brown chocolate smokey look that exactly matched the color of her eyes, they almost blended together. A touch of gold eyeshadow in the inner corners tied everything together. Rose-y cheeks and forehead contour further shaped her already perfect features.

All products used were courtesy of Pat McGrath Labs, Hay wrote down the list for her Instagram followers:

– Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation (no shade specified); 
– Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer (no shade specified);
– Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Highlighter + Balm Duo in ‘Golden’;
– Skin Fetish: Divine Glow Highlighter in ‘Nude’;
– Skin Fetish” Divine Blush in ‘Cherish’;

– Mothership V Bronze Seduction using shades: ‘Skinshow Divine Glow,’ ‘Entrapment’, ‘Guilty Pleasure’, ‘Bronze Blaze’ and ‘Disobedient’;
– PermaGel Ultra Glide Pencil in ‘Xtreme Black’;
– Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner in ‘Xtreme Black’;
– FetishEYES™ Mascara;

– PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil in ‘Contour’;
– MatteTrance™ Lipstick in ‘Femmebot’.”

Emily‘s hair was styled by Jennifer Yepez in a simple updo with a middle part in the front. The model and writer is famous for her effortless, undone look, and it was the wisest choice for a dress like this.

Her natural looking oval shaped nails were courtesy of manicurist Emi Kudo, who shared with her audience the challenges a professional can face while working during these frenetic events: “I was given 1hr and 45min to do pedi, gel removal and nail extensions with deep cuticle cleaning using a Russian Flame bit.”

Photo courtesy of Emi Kudo

The Russian Flame bit is a dry manicuring tool that you can use to open and clean the cuticle pocket, allowing you to tuck the color further back onto nail in a non-abrasive way.

Kudo used Aprés Nail natural colored tips in “Alex” (displayed in the picture above).

This time Ratajkowski worked with stylist Carlos Nazario, which I think is an interesting development from her working days with Emma Jade Morrison, we will see if this is a permanent decision or a spur-of-the-moment thing.

Either way, we approve. Nazario has done wonders with many clients already, so I’d love to see how this will unfold in the future.

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