July 30 2014

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Dancing Queens And the New “Aggy” Backstage At Giles


While Giles Deacon may have insisted that his Spring collection was a distinct departure from the seventies movement currently afoot in London (think: Topshop Unique, Felder Felder, House of Holland, PPQ, etc.), the makeup look face painter Miranda Joyce broke out for the occasion was as era-specific as it gets. “Seventies decadence” is how Joyce described the glitter-rimmed eyes she crafted backstage yesterday, layering two-toned flecks onto models’ lids from the lash line to the brow bone, and across bleached brows toward the temple. Add a lacquered orange-y scarlet pout to the mix, courtesy of MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger topped off with a clear gloss, and the Giles’ girl was straight out of the disco. We’ll give Deacon “nineties rave”—and maybe even a Gaga mention circa ’09, when the superstar owned glittering eye patches (it’s all about the meat purse now). But all we could think about when we spied this beauty look was the sweaty, costume-wearing, quaalude-popping, Studio 54-style dance party that, along with the makeup stylings of Way Bandy, defined the latter half of the seventies—a high point in the illustrious history of cosmetics, as far as we’re concerned. There was one thing decidedly un-seventies about the whole thing, though—that being Agyness Deyn, who used her role as the show’s opener to debut yet another new haircut. Behold: the new “Aggy,” a spiky, military-style fade that was actually razored backstage pre-presentation. First impressions of Deyn’s latest coif?

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