22 posts tagged "Anna Sui"
Black cat-eye liner was the eye makeup trend of the Spring season (click here for more of our top ten beauty moments), but there was another unlikely eye pigment shade that got a fair bit of play: red. It turned up in varying degrees of opacity—from a wash of color at Clements Ribeiro and Anna Sui to a much more “fab, fun look,” as Pat McGrath referred to the heavily rimmed crimson lids she slicked on at Miu Miu. “It’s really the idea of a splash of color—be it red, blue, or green,” McGrath explained when we recently had the pleasure of recapping the season’s most significant beauty developments with her. “It’s not like every girl is going to be walking around with red lids.”
But if you do want to give the look a whirl, there are myriad ways to successfully go scarlet. For a more subtle effect, try buildable semi-sheer pigments, like MAC Pro Chromacake in Crimson and Coral, which makeup artist Lucia Pica smudged across eyes at House of Holland for a “watercolorlike” finish; or go with a creamy blush, like CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry, which McGrath multitasked on eyes and cheeks backstage at Anna Sui. To go bold with the fiery hue, McGrath recommends tracing upper lash lines with—get this—lipstick, and coating that with a professional-grade pigment in the same color. In a recent trial run, we found chubby lipstick pencils, like Mirabella’s new Velvet Lip Pencils in Red Velvet, are the easiest tools for the task. Top that off with a theatrical red shadow, like Lime Crime’s Magic Dust Eyeshadow in Siren, and you should be good to go.
Monochrome makeup struck again at Anna Sui, but it wasn’t another case of the flesh-toned beiges, mauves, and browns we’ve been seeing this week; instead, Pat McGrath played with the color red. “It’s very much to do with Antonio Lopez and Donna Jordan,” the makeup master said, referencing the famed fashion illustrator and his muse-turned-Warhol-superstar. “It’s decadently beautiful,” she continued of the palette, which featured CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry applied to cheeks and lids, and a blend of crimson lipsticks on pouts, including CoverGirl’s new Runway Collection Lip Perfection in Tempt and Hot and Sui’s eponymous color collection’s lipstick in No. 461—the same shade, in fact, that Sui was wearing backstage. (“Everyone looks good in red lipstick,” the designer offered). CoverGirl’s new LashBlast 24-Hour mascara on both the top and bottom lashes supplied that quintessential doll-eyed effect that comes standard with Sui’s season-spanning sixties and seventies inspirations.
“Forties meets seventies,” to be exact, Garren confirmed. The single-monikered hairstylist and longtime Sui collaborator was hard at work crafting deep side parts and long, loose waves, à la Veronica Lake with a “wild twist.” Prepping hair with René Furterer Volumea volumizing foam, Garren wrapped sections around Enzo Milano’s curling sticks and pinned them in place before releasing them and brushing them out for softness. “It’s a forced curl,” he said of the visible bounce that peeked through a series of turbans and side-slung flowers that Sui sent down the runway.
The first pictures of Kate Moss’ nuptials to Kills front man Jamie Hince are hitting the Web—as are details about the supe’s wedding day glam squad. Backstage regular Sam McKnight reportedly did Moss’ hair, while London’s manicurist-with-the mostest, Sophy Robson, was on nail duty. [Grazia]
Let it be known, Hollywood life is not for Emma Watson. “L.A. scares the crap out of me. I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it,” says the Harry Potter star in the August issue of Bazaar. [People]
At long last, details on Bottega Veneta’s debut fragrance—and they’re good! The label’s designer, Tomas Maier, was actively involved in the creation of the leathery floral chypre, incorporating notes of patchouli, oak moss, Italian bergamot, Indian jasmine sambac, and Brazilian pink peppercorns. His inspiration point? “An old house in the beautiful countryside in the Veneto region of Italy with rolling green hills.” [WWD]
Jil Sander is jumping on the designer perfume bandwagon, too, with a fruity oriental offering called Eve due out this Fall. [WWD]
And while she may not be getting in on the 2011 action, expect to see plenty more of Anna Sui on the fragrance front next year. The New York designer has signed a new licensing deal with Inter Parfums that will bring way more visibility to her beauty brand. [WWD]
Despite a coveted gig opening Louis Vuitton in Paris last season, and a cameo on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring couture runway, it’s safe to say that Croatian catwalker Kristina Salinovic has officially hit her stride for Fall. We spotted the relative newcomer backstage at Theyskens’ Theory, Anna Sui, Narciso Rodriguez, and, perhaps most notably, Oscar de la Renta, where her impressive fade stood out amid a sea of long-haired beauties. “Mario cuts it,” she said of the shaved-underneath, longer-on-the-top style, referring to her go to stylist, Mario Mesaric. But Salinovic has been playing with all manners of razors and peroxide bottles for the better part of four years. “I’m a hairdresser and hairdressers just do that,” she told us when we finally inquired about the crop last night at Anna Sui. She’s experimented with full-blonde styles, streaks, and more uniform spiky boy cuts, but her latest look is by far the most striking—and seems to be going over well with casting agents, too. “After my prom night I just cut it,” the 20-year-old recalls. “I was bored.” We can’t wait to see what she comes up with to fill the void during the short lull between Milan and Paris.
A little bit disco, a little bit hippie. That was the beauty vibe at Anna Sui’s Spring show, where her signature gypsy garb came accessorized with naturally tousled hair, a sun-kissed complexion, and, perhaps most thrillingly, eyelids generously coated in black-gold shimmer. So for today’s challenge, I turned to the ladies of the canyon (as interpreted by Pat McGrath) for a little glitter guidance.
The Application: You’ll recognize the traditional Glitter. The Diamond Powder is essentially a finer-milled version. Both, I quickly learned, require a little help from additional product to stay put. To mirror, or rather attempt to mirror, McGrath’s handiwork, I started with a base of MUFE Aqua Cream in Taupe #15; one coat is plenty. The product is super-dense and not very malleable, so be prepared to work fast. I coated the entire lid, extending slightly above the crease, with the Diamond Powder and then added extra Glitter at the inner corner.
The Upside: With a nearly neutral face, save for a peachy blush, eyelids covered in gold glitter actually aren’t too outrageous for daytime wear. Call me old-school, but I always thought glitter worked best at night; however, this look felt right around the clock, particularly when paired with a recently unearthed Gunne Sax blouse.
The Downside: If you’re someone who gets annoyed at the thought of glitter specks finding their way onto your clothes, your boyfriend, and the far corners of your bathroom, this is not for you. That is, it’s a look not achieved neatly. If surprise glitter sightings make you smile, on the other hand, you should be good to go.
The Final Word: A shimmery look that won’t feel ridiculous in the light of day.