LOVING this editorial in the newest Vogue Nippon!! One of my biggest pet peeves is when avant garde makeup looks sloppy and distracts from the whole picture. This is a gorgeous example of extreme makeup done right!! It still tasteful and fashionable, and I love the subtle changes in each picture. I’m also really into braids right now, and these braids are to die for. These pics are definitely going into my inspiration folder
Makeup AND Hair: Eugene Souleiman
Photographer: Nathaniel Goldberg
Model: Dree Hemingway
Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture
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The top fashion houses in the world held their Haute Couture Fashion Week last week in Paris. Couture shows are my favorite!! The clothing, makeup, and hair make all come together to create amazing, walking art.
Givenchy’s models wore an extremely dirty, smokey eye on the runway. Makeup artist extraordinaire, Pat McGrath, applied royal blue glitter in the inside of the eye and topped off the look with matte red lips. Looks like the “no-eyebrow” trend is still going strong.
The models walking the Jean Paul Gaultier runway wore an array of jewel tone colors on their eyes, and the lips were painted a rich bronze. I have to say, I don’t love this look Not many faces can pull off such a unique look with so many colors, and very few of the models walking this show did.
The key makeup artist for the show was Tom Pecheux using MAC cosmetics.
Valentino’s models were given bright strips of blue, green, purple and pink surrounding their eyes. The rest of the face was kept completely pale.
Always one to be classy, the makeup for Chanel was classic and simple, but the coral lip made the whole look very modern. I love this makeup!! It may not be the craziest, or most elaborate, but it definitely speaks for itself. The lips are Chanel’s Rouge Allure lipstick in Genial, from their Les Pop Up collection being released this summer.
As usual, Pat McGrath is also responsible for the makeup looks at the Christian Dior show. The makeup was not exactly alike for each model; the eyeshadows ranged from bright pink and blue to green and white. Most were given extremely arched eyebrows, winged liner, and precise, red lips. The makeup is stunning, but looks very similar to past seasons, very Galliano.
The Good, The Bad and The Bizarre
Patrick Mohr A/W 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin
Ok, is anybody else wondering what the hell is going on here?? lol! The models/body builders walking in the Patrick Mohr show were wearing plastic bags, really bad wigs and lots of triangles. I don’t get it and I’m not sure if I want to.
Stine Goya A/W 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin
The makeup for the Stine Goya show in Berlin was really pretty and clean for the most part. However, the lips are reminiscent of the “I’ve been trapped in the Mohave desert for 10 days without water,” look. It looks like gold glitter over reddish brown lipstick (same technique as the Giulia Borges show in Rio here). I feel that these lips would look amazing in an editorial but not on the runway.
Alexandre Herchcovitch A/W 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sao Paulo
Alexandre Herchovitch’s models wore skull makeup during his showing in Sao Paulo. This type of makeup is definitely not something you see everyday, especially in Menswear, but at least it’s interesting.
I like it. It goes well with the clothes and the theme of the show.
A Few Interesting Pieces…
Hausach Couture 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin
The makeup for the Hausach Couture line was nothing to write home about, but I wanted to show you some of the interesting dresses that walked the runway! They are pretty odd, but I’m kind of loving it. Especially the headpiece.