45 posts tagged "Alexander Wang"
Serving up a mattified nude nail backstage at the Alexander Wang show last night, Butter London Creative Director Nonie Creme was touting the benefits of looking through your makeup bag and discovering all the different ways you can use what you already have. “It’s a really relevant beauty story for 2009,” Creme said, referencing the trying economic times. “This season it’s about seeing all the looks and thinking, ‘how can I recreate this at home with what I’ve got?” One trick she shared with us is using a base coat, like her Nail Foundation, as a top coat, to remove shine from your lacquer. “Matte nails are going to be huge this year,” she predicts. “It’s beautiful, but not overdone. It’s stark. It’s the new ‘clean!” Consider yourself in the know.
Supermodel/fashion muse/jewelry designer Erin Wasson ranks right up there at the top of our “favorite catwalkers of all time” list for a number of reasons: first there’s her Texas tomboy past (any girl who can talk—and play—basketball while moonlighting as a major fashion icon is A-OK by us); then there’s the downtown, devil-may-care style sensibility that has led to more than one iconic party photo in the past few years (the paint-splattered sweatpants with slinky tank combo that she wore to Alexander Wang’s A/W 2008 after-party is still a personal favorite). i-D Magazine must share our sentiment, as they shot an entire spread of Wasson being, well, Wasson—no frills and seemingly no makeup either. Hairstylist Dennis DeVoy even managed to keep her signature, messy waves intact for the feature, using Garren’s Designing Spray Tonic to add volume and a bit of texture before weaving-in a matted-down braid that looks effortlessly perfect—much like the model herself.
Photo: Katy Grannan for i-D Magazine, October 2008
Spring’s wet look is shaping up to be a trend of transcontinental proportions. What started last week in New York as a post exertion sweaty flush at Alexander Wang became post-shvitz at Costello Tagliapietra and Alexandre Herchcovitch, and has apparently evolved even further into a post-swim—or perhaps post-typhoon—drench, as evidenced by the Paul Smith Women runway this week. Using L’Oréal Professional Tecni.art products, hairstylist Peter Gray created a matted-down middle part that smacked of an encounter with a freak rainstorm, while makeup artist Petros Petrohilos’ heavy-on-the-face-gloss approach evoked the dewy effects of pre-downpour humidity. London is heading into its damp season, though, so perhaps it’s par for the course.
Photo: Marcio Madeira
The torrential downpour that preceded the Alexander Wang show yesterday produced a packed backstage area full of soaking-wet, sweaty photographers, models, editors, TV crews, and publicists, but made Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page’s “humidity chic” makeup look seem almost effortless. “It’s like post dancing,” he said of the unintentionally weather-friendly face he conceived long before he knew of the hurricane brewing for the day’s event. Giving the models what he called “a little heat” using Shiseido’s Accentuating Color Sticks in S3 and
S4, Page was going for an after-exertion flush, applied from the décolletage up through the cheek area. The spritz of water and “gob of lip gloss” he added to each girl’s eyes before they hit the runway helped them appear “extra sweaty.” (A look shared by most of the fashion warriors in the audience as well).
Always in the vanguard when it comes to environmental issues, Aveda made serious strides to raise awareness for endangered marine life last night with a launch party for its Plastic Caps Recycling Program . Green enthusiasts, friends of the brand, and eco-minded designers like Alexander Wang and Christian Siriano were on hand at Tribeca’s Greenwich Hotel to celebrate the initiative, which aims to reduce the number of bottle caps littering beaches and oceans. The company has enlisted the help of its own network of salons and stores, as well as community schools nationwide, to collect water, soda, detergent, and shampoo plastic polypropylene bottle caps—an endeavor that has already brought in more than 50,000 pounds of plastic and spared the lives of countless birds, turtles, and other ocean life that often mistake the colored caps for food. The first product to debut with the brand’s new environmentally responsible packaging will be Aveda’s Limited Edition Vintage Clove Shampoo, launching later this month.