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4 posts tagged "Alexandre Herchcovitch"

Weekend Beauty From Brazil

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If you were looking for a little hair and makeup inspiration for the weekend—which should be sunny and (slightly) warmer, New Yorkers—look no further than the runway in São Paulo, where Brazil’s biggest fashion week rages on. For his Spring/Summer Southern Hemisphere showcase, local hero Alexandre Herchcovitch ordered up the same nod to the forties that we so often saw backstage for Fall, with side-parted Marcel waves and faux bobs. But don’t call it retro. To make sure the look stayed plenty “now,” the designer asked his makeup artist to paint on an ultra-lacquered black lip that re-imagined the classic, vampy pout. Juliana Jabour offered up a similar mix of past and present, by having her backstage team deliver a newfangled take on the popular fifties-era red lip and black cat-eye combo. Here, the liner was given the 3-D treatment with glued-on pieces of pre-cut black triangles, while mouths were slicked with a high-gloss scarlet finish. You’d clearly have to find the right occasion, but both looks are ripe for a d.i.y revival. Happy face-painting!

Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty

Emma Watson Goes Glasto

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There was a moment last month, dear readers, when we found ourselves in a bit of a scheduling quandary. Our presence was being requested at both Glastonbury and a wedding in Saratoga, California, and not wanting to disappoint anyone, we decided to wait until the last minute to buy our plane tickets. California ultimately won out, and as we perused the paparazzi pics from Somerset this weekend, we were kind of glad we headed west—the live music is cool, but it’s really about the celeb-watching, no? All the usual suspects were there—Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, a Geldof or two, plus one Henry Holland—and the shredded jean shorts/combat boots ensembles were nothing we haven’t seen before. There was one exciting new addition to the crowd, though—and we’re not talking about Kate Hudson, who crossed the pond to support her latest beau, Muse front man Matt Bellamy. It was a festival-ready Emma Watson who caught our eye, sporting a spectacular side braid and dark blue nails (that questionable tattoo is temporary, in case you were concerned for her future as Burberry muse). How do you feel about a hipster-fied Hermione Granger?

Photo: Joel Ryan / AP Photo

Designer Fragrance Blitzkrieg

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Fashion’s ties to fragrance are nothing new. It seems that every month or so news breaks of yet another designer bottling their respective brand so that devotees have yet another way to express loyalty. Less common, however, are fashion/fragrance collaborations that originate in a desire to altruistically participate in a collaborative creative endeavor to produce wearable, pleasant-smelling art for a cause. Enter The Six Scents Initiative, the brainchild of Joseph Quartana, owner of Seven New York, in conjunction with Symrise, the world’s leading fragrance company, and the Metaproject creative agency. Six Scents: Series One will feature fragrances by six renowned perfumers working with six equally celebrated designers, individually numbered with custom packaging and sold in a limited quantity of 2,000 with a portion of the proceeds going toward awareness and funding for the Designers Against AIDS International AIDS Awareness Education Center in Antwerp, Belgium, scheduled to open in December. For the project’s debut (it’s intended to be an annual undertaking), Alexandre Herchcovitch, Bernhard Willhelm, Cosmic Wonder Light Source, Gareth Pugh, Jeremy Scott, and Preen went into the lab to create Urban Tropicalia, Wicken 3000, Spirit of Wood, Diagonal, Illicit Sex, and Teen Spirit respectively, dabbling in a wash of different notes, from rose and vetiver to fig leaves and dill. Click here for a list of retailers worldwide.

Photo: Courtesy of Six Scents

Runway Beauty Takes a Dip

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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