3 posts tagged "Antonio Berardi"
In a season full of brunettes and the occasional platinum blonde, thanks to another go-around of the hard-to-maintain hair color at Balenciaga, the age of the redhead seems to have subsided. But that brief moment circa the Fall 2009 shows when Vlada and Coco went ginger, making the fashion pack take pause and in many cases take up the auburn cause, red was all the rage—and we liked it. There is a lone model who walks among us, though, who is still letting her flame-hair flag fly, ushering in the color’s second coming and, with every toss of her red locks, daring her fellow catwalkers to come and join her.
We are talking about Julia Johansen, the Finnish beauty who has been dazzling on the runway in what she has termed her first “proper” show season. “I did couture,” Johansen told us backstage at Vivienne Westwood yesterday referencing cameos at Chanel and Armani Privé. And of course, there was her opening turn at Mulberry for Spring, where Emma Hill sent an army of Julias down the runway, wearing wigs cut and dyed to match Johansen’s signature style. “Having a fringe and shorter haircut can be a problem,” Johansen lamented, pointing out that long, middle parts are what casting agents are typically looking for these days. But that hasn’t seemed to stop them from putting her in a bevy of shows over the past month, including L’Wren Scott, Temperley London, Antonio Berardi, and Giorgio Armani, which is thanks in large part to her carrot-bright strands. Having experimented with a range of shades since becoming a “real ginger” last year, the freckle-faced natural brunette has embraced a vivid brassy, orange incarnation of late that is really working for her. “It has been quite copper, but it fades quickly,” Johansen admits, mentioning that she relies on the colorists at London’s Percy & Reed for monthly touch-ups. As for everyday styling, Johansen is a fan of all things Bumble and Bumble—”everyone loves them”—and has no intentions of diverting from the russet track anytime soon. When we asked her if she planned on staying the fiery course, she was resolute in her response: “definitely.”
As readers of this blog already know, a good red lipstick has become a must-have for your fall makeup bag, and the classic pout color is continuing its catwalk run in Milan with recent appearances at Dsquared², Just Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Pollini, Moschino, and Versus. But if you’re looking for something a bit darker next season—in both hue and emotional affect—deep berry stains are picking up acolytes on both sides of the Atlantic as well. In New York, it was Tom Pecheux who set the bar at Peter Som, using a MAC Lip Pencil in Currant, which he topped with its burgundy lipstick in Kittenish and held in place with a few mattefying dabs of its Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in My Dark Magic. The idea was “uptown with Woodstock on the mind,” Pecheux said of the good-girl-gone-bad color scheme. In London, makeup artist Gucci Westman went for a similar vibe at Antonio Berardi, where she topped Revlon’s Colorburst Lipsticks in Grape and Plum with a dark brown eyeliner for depth. The shade may have been at its best at Missoni yesterday, though, where Lucia Pieroni mixed MAC lipsticks in Cyber and Hang-Up for a rich purple that she made even darker by precisely blending a black eyebrow pencil around the lip line. The color has head-to-toe appeal, too; the mani/pedi-minded among you might be interested to know that that delectable wine-stained polish that was peeking out of those Louboutin gladiator sandals at The Row was courtesy of Lancôme’s Le Vernis in Untamed Plum.
If you’ve been a devoted follower of our show coverage this season, then you are aware of the strong lip color trends that have emerged for Fall. The hot pink pout at Antonio Berardi’s presentation this week was a welcome palette cleanser for us, though. Reminiscent of Spring’s popular fuchsia offerings, this opaque hue broke up the near monotony of makeup artists’ collective love for shades of blood orange, black, gray, and deep midnight purple. Luckily for us, MAC Cosmetics senior artist Jenn Karsten has been Twittering while working the shows in Paris (yes, we too are slightly confounded by the idea of “tweets”) and cued us in on the products she used backstage to create the look: that would be MAC’s Madly Magenta Cream Colour Base topped off with Pigment in Magenta Madness. The hue is vivid enough to be a bit shocking on its own, but when paired with a sequined shift dress, it’s also somehow classic—and apparently totally re-creatable.