9 posts tagged "Arizona Muse"
Flashback Friday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Arizona Muse
The Moment: Tropical Punch
The Motivation: When I came across this photo of Arizona Muse by Patrick Demarchelier for British Vogue‘s February 2012 issue, I immediately longed for summer, or at the very least, a vacation in a warm, palm tree-laden destination. But aside from daydreams about jet-setting to an island that’s far sunnier than Manhattan at the present time, I noticed that Muse sported multiple Spring 2014 trends: pastel-blue shadow (seen at Miu Miu), along with bold lips (on display for the first time at Rag & Bone). And instead of being swirled on her apples, the blush was dusted low on her cheeks (a technique face painter Tom Pecheux employed at Marni). While I’m not one to wear color in more than one place, Muse certainly makes a case for breaking the makeup rules.
This month’s Beauty Essentials subject needs little introduction; the impact her breakthrough Spring 2011 show season had on the fashion world has earned her instant name recognition—not to mention an Estée Lauder contract. But Arizona Muse didn’t always aspire to conquer the catwalk. “I wanted to be an architect when I was little,” she reveals. You can imagine her excitement, then, when she received the location details of the Craig McDean-lensed ad campaign for Lauder’s new fragrance, Modern Muse. “[It's] closed Thursdays, and we shot on that day. It was amazing to be in that space with just our crew,” she recalls of her experience in Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum atrium, which serves as the backdrop of the exclusive behind-the-scenes image pictured here. Muse’s interest in “majestic buildings, like cathedrals,” isn’t just fleeting whimsy, either; it runs in her blood: “I have an architect in my family. My great-great-great-great-grandfather designed the Natural History Museum in London, which I’m quite proud of.”
Following a ten-year period in which it launched not a single perfume, Estée Lauder will reenter the fragrance fold this fall with a new scent called Modern Muse. Intended to reassert the New York brand as a “fragrance powerhouse,” the cool woods, mandarin, tuberose, lily, and two types of jasmine-tinged eau will also feature a Craig McDean-lensed ad campaign starring Arizona Muse. [WWD]
She may be in the midst of a pesky lawsuit with the haircare company she once fronted, but Katy Perry’s perfume business is booming. The pop star launched her third fragrance, Killer Queen, last night in New York. [Just Jared]
Remember the transgender Canadian beauty queen who took on Donald Trump for the right to appear in his Miss Universe pageant? Well, in lieu of the pageant’s coveted crown, she’s getting an E! network reality series. Seems right. [THR]
Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s fourth largest carrier, has banned its flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and red nail polish, a move that is reportedly aimed at keeping its crews “artless and well-groomed,” with makeup in pastel tones. A natural look allegedly “improves communication with passengers,” the airline’s executives claim. The horror! [Guardian]
Once pleasantries are exchanged and hair and makeup looks discussed, the backstage chatter this season has more often than not turned to a readily repeated question: Where are all the big models? Fall’s familiar faces—Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, and Anna Selezneva—have been few and far between for Spring, replaced instead by a host of newcomers from last season like Kati Nescher, Cara Delevingne, and Marie Piovesan. Rubik and Fall 2011 star Arizona Muse made a point to make their presence known right off the bat in Paris, though, as both models—joined by fellow bigs like Constance Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, and Jourdan Dunn—were backstage at Anthony Vaccarello. “It’s so nice to see you,” an elated Muse said to Rubik. It was the former’s first show all season. “I’ve been working but am really excited to be here,” the newly named Estée Lauder face explained of her absence; for Muse, who recently relocated to London full time, it was an easy train ride to the City of Light. As she left Tom Pecheux’s makeup chair and a flurry of photographers surrounded the Tucson native, we noticed something different about her; her bangs had grown out, or so it appeared. “These are extensions from a shoot! I had the pros do this [for me]. I’m growing them out but they’re at a weird length,” she elaborated of the controversial fringe she cut last season. “It’s back to the length and color it was when I first started modeling, too. I like the bob,” she said. Us too.
“What is amazing with Anthony [Vaccarello] is that in two seasons, he created his woman,” Estée Lauder creative director of makeup Tom Pecheux said backstage at the designer’s Spring show. And for most admirers of Vaccarello’s work, that woman is Anja Rubik in the pelvic bone-baring white-gown-heard-round-the-world from the Met ball this year. There was some of that here (see Rubik’s show-closing black gown), but as Pecheux rightly pointed out, while some designers are “showing a dream that is unreachable,” Vaccarello’s clothes are much more wearable this season—some of them, at least. So too was the makeup. Gone was the molten, burgundy-tinged black smoky eye from Fall; in its place, something much more natural. “It’s more like the girl hanging out by the pool, not coming out of the club,” Pecheux suggested—or, rather, the reflection of the light off a pool, an optical phenomenon that inspired his color palette of washed-out blues and iridescent grays that created “La Parisienne,” the kind of face-painting effort that is barely perceptible yet striking.
Fittingly, French-born Estée Lauder face Constance Jablonski was in Pecheux’s chair as he administered a massage using his trusty tub of Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Crème and its Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher that he topped with a finger-patted application of Lauder’s Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer to create a base. Brushing its Pure Color Blush in Blushing Nude upward underneath cheekbones, “so the color fades into the cheek” and contours while providing a flush, Pecheux toiled over eyes, which he lined with a forthcoming aqua shade of Estée Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner, which was blended out for just a trace of blue and topped with its as-yet-unreleased Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Sinister and Steel. A dab of its Pure Color Gloss in Opulent Opal added a light-reflecting effect meant to mimic the middle section of Vaccarello’s collection, which included “materials that looked like liquid,” according to Pecheux. Swiping glossy brown pigment on the inside lashes and a richer black color on the outer corners with Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara, Pecheux brushed up brows and created what he likes to call “the French kiss,” a nude mouth slicked with its Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Vanilla Truffle, a honey-hued neutral, and accented with the slightly darker Barely Nude only in the center of pouts.
Anthony Turner sculpted “very French hair” in complement. “It’s confident in a very understated way,” he elaborated of strands that were spritzed with L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Volume Architect, finger-combed in back and dried with a large round brush in the front to get a little volume. “It’s cool but not grungy,” he continued of the sweeping side parts that he let fall over Cara Delevingne and Arizona Muse’s right eyes. “We’ve always done vampy hair here so it’s nice to do something that’s wearable,” Turner surmised of the coifs—which was a true enough sentiment. Delevingne’s hair, we could easily sport; the dress she wore in look 17, however, maybe a little less so.