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 »
So far, we’re seeing red lips everywhere for fall, but I was especially drawn to the extra sick combination that MAC makeup artist Lisa Butler busted out for Costello Tagliapietra’s Japanese-inspired collection. She blended MAC Russian Red and Lady Danger, two of their most famous Lipsticks with a little Redd Lip Pencil on top for a seriously scarlet triple threat that had me calculating just how many shades of red I could fit onto my own lips. While contemplating this very important decision, I ran into one of my favorite manicurists, Jin Soon, who gave me a sneak peek of a new MAC nail polish that was used on the models’ hands for the shows. “It’s still a secret,” she whispered about the polish that isn’t out yet. Too bad we’ll have to wait for it, but the rad combination of putty grey blended with hints of gold shimmer makes for “mysterious sophistication that’s a little bit edgy” according to Jin, and she should know. We’ll keep you posted with a launch date. A closer look at that lip color, after the jump … Keep reading »
Apparently model and way-cooler-than-I-am It Girl, Agyness Deyn, fell twice while walking the Hope For Haiti Fashion Show yesterday. Well, at least the bruised knees were for a good cause. [2/13/10, NYC] Keep reading »
How do we feel about wearing turbans and head scarves for fashion’s sake? Personally, I am pro, and evidently, so is Charlotte Ronson, who sent a number of them down the runway for her boho-chic fall collection. [NYC, 2/12/10] Keep reading »