Super cute Erin Fetherston is one of the sweetest designers I can think of, so it’s no wonder hairstylist Odile Gilbert told me that the designer herself was the inspiration for the hair as she placed blunt bangs — Erin’s signature style — over the models’ foreheads. MAC makeup artist Lucia Pica had another muse in mind: 1970s icon Nico of the Velvet Underground. She said she wanted the girls to “look very healthy and glowing, as if they have been running in the fields,” you know, with a little Vaseline on the lens. To get the look, she massaged the models’ skin, which “really gets the blood flowing,” a trick I may or may not employ ASAP to make my complexion look a little less Fashion Week-y. Then she regaled me with another revelation: She created the entire look using only lipstick. She used MAC lipstick in Fearless on the cheeks, explaining that the oils in a lipstick help to blend into the skin and lend an exceptionally natural-looking glow. Using a shadow brush, she swept a bronze-y brown-hued MAC lippy called Cocochino over the girls’ lids, finishing the look with a dab of clear gloss on the inner corners of the eyes to make them dewy-looking. It was gorgeous and inspiring — I think I’ll lock myself in my boudoir with a tube of lipstick and see what happens. Ahem. Keep reading »
Well, lookie who I spotted while milling around backstage before Marc Jacobs‘ show — the designer himself, meeting silver-haired (um, yes) teen fashion blogger, Tavi, while getting his makeup done. It was the first time the two had met and Tavi was there to interview Marc for a video blog. When the makeup artist asked who Tavi was, Marc explained, describing her as “very stylish.” Tavi looked tickled. Keep reading »
Burberry is taking this Fashion Week into the techno age. The brand, known for a classic, plaid-loving aesthetic, is streaming its London show to Paris, New York, Tokyo, Dubai and L.A. … in 3D. The Feb. 23 trench-fest is supposed to bring audiences around the world straight to the runway. Combining “Avatar“-like special effects plus Emma Watson’s epic payday? It looks like Christopher Bailey is launching himself into the world of major bank. [Secret Sales] Keep reading »
I ran into MAC makeup artist and our Kiki T‘s pal Stevie Huynh backstage at Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung’s show, and I can’t think of any prettier makeup I’ve seen so far. Stevie was all about creating the most gorgeous skin to match Prabal’s time of the Android aesthetic, and he really did create an otherworldly look. He used MAC Strobe Liquid to build glowing, iridescent complexions on the models –”I’m going for a hyper-real quality,” he said — then blended MAC Pigments in Vanilla and White for super pronounced highlights on their foreheads and cheekbones. The finishing touch? A Cherry Lip Pencil with red powder pigment patted on top.
Bumble and Bumble hairstylist Jimmy Paul wanted the hair to be “aggressive, scary and shocking,” so he used Bumble’s Holding Spray to tease hair into smooth, sculptural faux-hawks. The whole futuristic angle must have made sense for “Avatar” star Zoe Saldana, whom we spotted perched in the front row. A closer look, after the jump … Keep reading »
Backstage before her big Valentine’s Day runway show, designer Betsey Johnson picked up a pair of scissors and did her own flower arrangements — while wearing spangly pants! [NYC, 2/14/10] Keep reading »
While designer Yigal Azrouel’s gorgeous show delivered lots of tough black leather elements, occasionally a spot of red brightened up the palette in the form of architectural dresses both long and short. We found ourselves drooling over this cherry-colored cocoon coat made of yummy cashmere. We’ll take two please. Keep reading »