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The Ingenue Effect At Fendi


The tousled topknot? The unintentional wisps of hair hanging just so? If you thought you caught a glimpse of your bed-head on a (very) good day strutting down the Fendi runway, you’re close. Hairstylist Sam McKnight was inspired by Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel’s postcoital tresses as the sultry heroine Emmanuelle, in the 1974 erotic classic of the same name. It marks yet another showing of the messy updo for Spring, which is good news for those of you who, like us, prefer to keep it minimal in the hair department. The key to avoiding looking too unkempt, however, at least according to makeup artist Peter Philips, is sprucing it up with some choice neutral color on the face. Phillips fashioned a mauve smoky eye using two Chanel eye shadows in Silage and Trace for a shimmering halo effect on models’ lids and dusted Chanel’s Fresque, a peach blush, on their cheekbones for a warm, morning-after glow. Multiple coats of black mascara on the top and bottom lashes provided that extra boost of sexy definition. An entirely wearable look with great catwalk-to-sidewalk potential, no?

Photo: Greg Kessler

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