July 14 2014

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9 posts tagged "Celine"

Artist in Residence



Similar to the way Myspace used to be the social media outlet of choice for musicians, many young visual artists and creative types are using Tumblr as a platform for self-expression. Phace-Side, a blog that recently caught my eye, features intriguing drawings of notable people by 28-year-old Brooklyn-based costume designer and stylist Savannah Wyatt. “I used to make blind contour drawings of my friends for laughs, and I thought it would be funny to draw celebrities,” she says. The simple lines and bright colors juxtaposed with stark white paper call to mind the face charts used by makeup artists to plan and document a look. “I love the way that designers, like Marc Jacobs, use hair and makeup to get their stories across,” she adds. Above, five drawings Wyatt created exclusively for, inspired by her favorite hair and makeup statements from the Spring 2014 runways.

Flashback Friday: Lady in Red


AlinaFlashback Friday is a feature 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: Alina

The Moment: Talonlike Tips

The Motivation: Just like fashion, manicure trends, too, are cyclical. And while nail art has finally started to make its descent from stardom, it seems that the slim, pointed shape of the sixties and seventies is back. From Rihanna’s crimson claws to Daria Werbowy’s latest Céline ads (where she sports bloodred tips), all signs point to a this extra-long—and almost lethal—length.

Photo: Hervé Lafond for Jalouse France, 1998; courtesy of

Throwback Thursday: Brighter Is Better


Pola by Irving PennThrowback Thursday 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: Pola

The Moment: Contrasting Colors

The Motivation: Fashion and beauty go hand in hand, and this season’s catwalks proved again just how true the saying is. From Marc by Marc Jacobs to Prada to Céline to Miu Miu, blocks of color covered models’ lids in much the same way these daring shades dominated the runways. A prime example: Prada’s street art-inspired set and coats. And so it was with plenty of excitement that I discovered the above shot (lensed by one of the greats, Irving Penn). By pairing a bold, glossy lip with even bolder eyes, model Pola makes yet another strong case for the rewards associated with breaking the beauty rules. After all, life is never just black and white.

Photo: Irving Penn for Vogue, 1972; courtesy of

From Céline, With Love



We already received word from hairstylist Guido Palau regarding the messy knots at Céline, but now face painter and Shiseido artistic director Dick Page sent us a full report on the graphic makeup:

“The Céline look was inspired by the energy of the clothes and the bold [hues] and slashes of black in the collection. Phoebe [Philo] sent me some inspiration images, and when we met to try out looks, we really went to town. There were thick, grease-painted brows; finger-paint swipes of color across the [lids]; and a few “surrealist illustrated eyes,” with curved, asymmetrical eyebrows and liner drawn on with Shiseido’s Automatic Fine Eyeliner. Clean skin, no mascara, liner, or lip color—just a freehand approach [to create] impulsive facial graffiti.”

Photos: Monica Feudi; Gianni Pucci /; Courtesy of Dick Page and Shiseido

Reporting From the Scene at Céline: Guido Palau



Unless you’re Phoebe Philo, a model, makeup artist Dick Page, or hair guru extraordinaire Guido Palau, getting backstage at Céline is not happening. Consider it the fashion equivalent of Area 51: We’re not entirely sure what goes on until the look makes its debut on the runway. Lucky for me, however, Palau served as my beauty mole—spilling the secrets behind the “easy, messy knots” here first:

“I applied Redken Satinwear 02 and blow-dried that hair so it had a beautiful, luxe quality. Then, [strands were] pulled to the back of the head [and secured with an elastic] before I twisted them round to form a knot that wasn’t too uptight—allowing a few pieces to stick out. Quick Dry 18 was misted all over to tame any wild flyaways for a finish that was floaty, soft, and pure Céline. To make it less armylike, I gave three of the girls [including Marine Deleeuw] a slight finger wave in front.”