ISSA's Dream Team: Backstage at the Spring 2009 Show

Zandile Blay

This was sort of our version of the Legends Ball: Naomi Campbell, Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn were present and accounted for. And dressing them? Legends in their own right like Vogue stylist Edward Enninful, makeup artist Pat McGrathand hair stylist Guido Palau. All of them and more made up Daniela Issa Helayel's "Dream Team" for her ISSA Spring 2009 collection. Between dressing, rouging and primping the models, they took time to shaire their inspiration behind their contributions to her Copacabana-themed collection.

DANIELA ISSA HELAYEL: "The inspiration was all of you beautiful women on earth who I hope I can keep dressing right!"

EDWARD ENNINFUL: "It's for ool London girls. A special kind of jet-set girl, fun party girl, who is traveling from here to Japan to Ipanema."

PAT MCGRATH: "We were doing rouge rosy cheeks that are healthy and glowy and bronzy. Lots of mascara and lots of lipgloss. Just a basic, healthy look."

GUIDO PALAU: "You know what? The clothes dictated what I did to the hair. So it was something very simple. Sort of like a Saint Laurent woman. Just very chic. simple. easy"

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