TEMPTU was backstage for Caroline Seikaly’s Fall 2010 Presentation at New York Fashion Week, her second since her debut in September. A gown designer who earned her stripes assisting Lagerfeld in Paris is now notorious for couture lace dresses that are coveted by the fashion tribes, including Madonna, most recently having been seen in one on a NYC outing, and Hayden Panettierre. The collection included the familiar lace dresses; this time with leather insets that added an edge to what otherwise would be feminine and slinky. Key makeup artist Talia Shobrooke created a look of a “girl gone into the woods in a gorgeous dress” in the midst of winter – coming out with dewy skin, rosy cheeks and her lips flushed. It was a natural, casual, romantic look that prevailed to compliment the ease of elegant dress and masterful craftsmanship.