3 posts tagged "BCBG"
It’s only day two of New York fashion week, but we’re going to go out on a limb and say that there’s a new nail trend brewing, and it’s got nothing to do with art. After Spring’s nothing-but-nude polish mandate, the influx of deep, dark varnishes we’ve seen over the past forty-eight hours has been that much more noticeable. At Richard Chai, Deborah Lippmann used the opportunity to preview her new-for-holiday Harem Silks from Bombay, a deep chocolate-bordeaux hybrid with a matte finish, while Butter London’s global color ambassador, Katie Hughes, used the Brit brand’s similarly hued, albeit glossy, La Moss backstage at Dannijo. Then, at BCBG, Lubov Azria’s bohemian babes got two coats of OPI’s Black Onyx lacquer with a semimatte top coat (because nobody loves a slick of edgy black nail polish like the beanie-wearing set). Could this signal an end to the manicure madness and a return to more classic, seasonal colors? We’ve got three more weeks to find out.
“It’s a really cool girl, who’s style conscious but has a rock n’ roll lifestyle,” hairstylist Laurent Philippon said of his seasonal muse backstage at BCBG this morning. Or, in other words, Kate Moss. “[She] was on the mood board,” makeup artist Val Garland confirmed. So, how best to simulate the superest-of-them-all’s laid-back, edgy look? Black eyeliner, for starters.
“I pushed it into the water line and smudged it out,” Garland explained of an ebony gel that she worked into models’ upper and lower lashes so it looked lived-in, “like there was a little left over and it’s been on for six or eight hours.” Garland also channeled “Kate the Great’s” disheveled decadence when crafting perfect, flawless skin, which she achieved using Temptu’s airbrush system—its AIR pod Foundation contoured with its AIR pod Bronzer in Warm Glow and AIR pod Highlighter in Champagne, specifically. Lips were given a slight wine stain, “like you were just-biting your lip,” courtesy of a finger-pressing of its Retouch Blush in Washed Rose while nails were painted a “virginal and demure” neutral with CND’s Pink Lily.
Philippon focused his energy on getting that texture that “everyone wants.” Prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Bb Thickening Spray, he “deconstructed” sections by raking his Bb Styling Wax-coated hands through lengths to create piecyness. A final “cloud” of its Hair Powder, which grabbed onto the wax, resulted in a mess of thick, sexy bedhead—vintage Kate.
You can add two more scents to the onslaught of designer fragrances hitting shelves this fall. BCBG will launch its debut eponymous eau, a soft floral, next month while Valentina, Valentino’s first offering since signing on with luxury group PUIG, hits shelves in September. [WWD]
Perfume isn’t the only thing luring fashion’s biggest names over to the beauty side. As nails continue to have a moment on the runway and off, more and more brands and designers are looking to get in on the action—including Giles Deacon, who will launch a series of nail wraps and polishes with the British retailer New Look. “You’re getting a good cross section—not too classic, but quite fashion,” Deacon says of the line, called Gold by Giles. “They’re definitely things you’re going to get noticed with.” [Independent]
Katy Perry is officially a blonde. The formerly raven-haired pop star went from black to ginger en route to her ultimate hair hue of choice—a honey flaxen—which happens to be her natural color. [Us]
In other hair transformation news, Robert “R-Patts” Pattinson has sheared off his famous fluffy locks and is currently sporting a half-shaved fade—much to the chagrin of the millions of teenage girls watching his every move. [People Style Watch]