27 posts tagged "Bumble and Bumble"
“Mother-of-pearl,” that delicate, iridescent, reflective color most notably found inside seashells, may not be easily translatable into fabrics, but Giorgio Armani made short work of that task for Spring. Its glimmering effect is readily available in the cosmetics world, however, which was not lost on Giorgio Armani Beauty international makeup artist Linda Cantello, who not only applied the shade onto a clean, powdered base backstage but had a specific cream shadow created for the occasion. The latest installment of Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow will debut next year (and will in fact be called Mother of Pearl, for its shimmering, pastel-tinged quality), but Cantello had early access to the pigment, which she swiped across eyelids and out past temples. On top, she traced its forthcoming shadow in Ecaille, a blackened green, along the upper lash line with an angled brush, scrawling it onto the crease as well in a 1930′s-era half-moon shape to create the illusion of a double-extended flick when models opened their eyes.
As for those textured updos, hairstylist Franco Gobbi was going for low-maintenance but super-elegant. Prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray, Gobbi created soft side parts and, finger-combing hair backward away from the hairline, he twisted small sections into tight coils that he pinned randomly.
Pictures leaked of Keira Knightley’s catsuit-clad new campaign for Chanel Mademoiselle late last year, and now clips from the fragrance’s forthcoming commercial have hit the web. In a voice-over describing the making of the ad, Knightly refers to her character as a “Chanel superwoman”—who presumably fights for good in the face of poorly dressed evil. [Grazia]
The latest installment of WWD’s Beauty Inc.—the new monthly trade glossy for beauty industry execs, retailers, and enthusiasts—is officially out, with two articles from the March “power issue” already online for your reading pleasure. Clinique’s global brand president Lynne Greene plays cover star and talks about revitalizing the brand by focusing on dermatological products—like those that target hypoallergenic concerns and redness remedies—rather than simply jumping on board the anti-aging bandwagon, while famed coiffeur, Frédéric Fekkai, opens up about his passion for helicopter flying. Fekkai’s AStar 350 Eurocopter gets him to Montauk in 40 minutes flat—which sure beats the four hours of summer traffic on the LIE. [WWD]
Speaking of shear geniuses, Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon, who added documentary film producer to his resume last month with the release of “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie,” is looking to tap into the Internet with his next venture. Gordon is launching www.IfYouKnew.com in the hopes of creating a web space for dialogue about the beauty industry. [WWD]
A video of Galliano’s elaborate runway bow from Dior’s Spring couture show may still be on loop at the houses spa in Paris, but the deposed designer’s own beauty ventures are fairing less well internationally in the wake of his anti-Semitic outbursts. In Canada, major department stores have systematically pulled his Parlez Moi d’Amour fragrance from shelves. [StyleLite]
“A modern version of the sixties feel” is how Wendy Rowe, Christopher Bailey’s go-to makeup artist, described the beauty look backstage at Burberry—a show that was designed in homage to Jean Shrimpton. And there were hints of Britain’s early-sixties model muse in the sculpted brows Rowe filled in with Burberry Eye Shadow in Taupe Brown and the near perfect skin she constructed using its Foundation and soon-to-debut Concealer. Also era-appropriate: hairstylist Neil Moodie’s middle parts, which he coated with Bumble and Bumble’s Prep Spray and its Styling Lotion, skipping the slight teasing preferred by Shrimpton and her cohorts in the heyday of high hair. But the wash of earthen pigment on eyes and lips was totally twenty-first century. Layering Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Almond and Antique Rose on lids, Rowe dusted its new-for-spring Blush Light Glow in Earthy across cheekbones, pressing its forthcoming Lip Mist in Copper 02 onto pouts for a moisturized, slightly tinted glow before applying a few lashings of its Effortless Mascara. The whole package made for an impression that was decidedly un-retro—a welcome counterpoint to Bailey’s nostalgic Dalmation-print caps.
“We needed to toughen the girls up a bit,” hairstylist Neil Moodie said backstage at BCBG this morning, referencing the sleek “tomboy beauty” he and makeup artist Charlotte Willer put together for Max and Lubov Azria’s twenties-meets-seventies collection. “The clothes are very flirty and airy, so we wanted to keep it from getting too ethereal.” Moodie coated models’ manes with Bumble and Bumble Prep layered with its Styling Lotion before blowing hair out and creating a deep, “but not too severe” side part. He then swept up strands into a low ponytail, leaving out a tiny section to wrap around the elastic that secured the updo. “They like a very modern girl—nothing too gimmicky,” Willer concurred. In keeping with that MO, she painted a very natural, clean face by layering Maybelline’s new Fit Me foundation and powder and adding a slight warmth to the complexion with blush on the apples of models’ cheeks. Eyes received a wash of brown pigments form Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow quad in Call Time, the darkest color of which Willer dragged underneath the lower lash line, while concentrating the “pearly” shade in the center of lids for a “dolly” look. A flesh-toned lip courtesy of Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Almost Nude and a few coats of OPI’s Samoan Sand lacquer, a creamy beige, kept things pretty and contemporary without verging into high-drama territory.
Even after a month of backstage coverage, it’s often hard to tell which beauty trends will have legs off the runway. Neon pouts à la Fendi and Jil Sander seem poised for a Spring takeover, as do Sophy Robson’s adventures in nail art at shows like Giles, Loewe, and Topshop Unique. Call us unimaginative, but we never would’ve guessed that Guido Palau’s middle-parted “inverted roll,” which he introduced at YSL back in October and revisited in a new, braided incarnation at Valentino Couture last week, would become the frontrunner for hairstyle of the season. The look—which starts with a center part and involves coating strands with a gel, like Redken’s Hardwear 16 Super Strong gel mixed with its Glass 01 serum, before a meticulous rolling and tucking process ensues—has also popped up in the pages of Numéro #120 and the March edition of Vogue Nippon, courtesy of Bumble and Bumble’s Laurent Philippon and hairstylist Franco Gobbi, respectively. The overall goal when attempting what Palau calls an “Edwardian meets seventies” updo is forming a tight ridge close to the head for a minimal silhouette. A slashing of dark lipstick—while optional—also seems to add a certain strength. What do you think? Will you be giving this one a go at the New York shows next week?