5 posts tagged "Consuelo Castiglioni"
Juxtaposed against the sporty elements (like visors and fanny packs) in Marni’s Spring 2014 collection were graphic, Japanese-inspired blooms. It’s only natural that the house’s latest fragrance, Marni Rose, would follow suit—boasting both rose absolute and Bulgarian rose at its core. The eau, similar to Consuelo Castiglioni’s aesthetic, is classic but modern, bold yet refined. Containing top notes like Nanah mint and bitter almond along with a base of cedar, patchouli, and musk, this blend is anything but powdery or cloying. Instead, it’s decidedly refreshing. And while I’m not usually a fan of feminine florals, one spritz sold me…along with the Style.com staffers within close proximity of my desk.
Tom Pecheux loves Marni, a point that is made ever clearer by the fact that, when you ask him about the makeup backstage here, his first priority is to tell you about the clothes. “It’s an insane, insane, insane beautiful collection,” he gushed about Consuelo Castiglioni’s Fall lineup, which, in a slight departure, was devoid of her signature bounty of prints and embroidery, and instead featured a masculine, monochromatic palette of luxurious fabrics. There was a single color that caught Pecheux’s eye, though: a deep, piercing raspberry fur that served as the inspiration for one of the best bordeaux lips we’ve seen yet this season.
“I wanted it to be a little blurry,” the makeup artist explained of the wash of MAC Lipmix in Crimson and its Lipstick in Hang-up that he painted onto pouts and topped with its Pigment in Basic Red to impart a dry finish. “Destroy the line,” he instructed his team while dipping Q-tips into MAC’s Invisible Set Powder and tracing them around the lip line for a diffused effect that called to mind old Sarah Moon photos. The powder was also integral to mattifying models’ skin, which was kept deliberately pale to make the mouth pop—and to contrast with the combination of MAC Lipmixes in Mid-Tone Nude and Orange that Pecheux layered across lids and underneath the lower lash line before topping them with its Gloss Texture for shine.
Acknowledging that Castiglioni’s woman was much “tougher” than usual for Fall, Paul Hanlon was compelled to add a masculine edge to hair via an extra-low side part that was coated with Tigi Catwalk Curlesque Strong Mousse and diffused through hairnets to achieve a “viny” texture that resembled ropes. “It’s a little bit twisted,” he admitted, making a purposefully bent mark in the back of strands to create the illusion of a scarf that had been tied around them causing a ridged imprint. The point was to move away from more whimsical notions and embrace something decidedly “deconstructed” instead, Hanlon explained. Mission accomplished.
After announcing last fall that she would launch her first fragrance—with Estée Lauder, no less—Marni creative director Consuelo Castiglioni has finally revealed more details about her house’s debut scent. “It’s for a woman who dresses for herself, who doesn’t follow trends but is sophisticated and also maybe a little eccentric,” the designer explains of the blend of spicy and woody notes tinged by an intense rose heart—all of which should sound familiar to the Marni faithful, who will be equally excited by the perfume’s bottle. Based on a flacon Castiglioni found at a flea market, the glass orb has been polka-dotted and topped with a red cap. “I wanted a bottle that was kind of traditional—that is, one that lasts over time, like the clothes we make,” she tells WWD. “It isn’t seasonal. I think this bottle reflects our concept—you want to keep it.” Ditto the Nick Knight-lensed ad campaign shots starring Raquel Zimmermann. [WWD]
Consuelo Castiglioni is known by the Marni faithful for a certain way with prints. And there was plenty of that in her Spring collection today, although patterns were well paced with plenty of solids as well. “I wouldn’t call it minimal,” the desiger’s longtime face painter Tom Pecheux surmised of the wealth of white, black and color-blocking at play; “I’d call it essential”—which prompted him to take the makeup in a similar direction. “We decided [it] should be very pure,” he said.
“Pure,” in this case, did not mean bare as it has at so many other shows this season. Instead, Pecheux started each girl off with one of his signature massages—a deep-tissue rubdown with Estée Lauder Daywear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Cream and its Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator—followed by a finger-blending of MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, which provided a “healthy, glow-y” base. “We are using our fingers to melt everything” he elaborated of the “fresh” color that was applied to cheeks using a combination of MAC Cremeblush in Posey and its red-tinged Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Lushlife. A slightly darker incarnation of the transparent rouge hue appeared on eyes as well as Pecheux smudged MAC’s Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Glamour Era, a plummy black, across lids, mixing it with its Cream Colour Base in Root, a dark brown, which he buffed into the lash line. Just the tips of lashes were treated with mascara to “tint” them before Pecheux set to creating filled-in, “creamy” brows and mouths that were stained with a layering effort of both aforementioned lipsticks.
Castiglioni gave Paul Hanlon carte blanche with the hair. “She wanted me to do my own thing,” the styling star revealed—which usually means some incarnation of a deconstructed coif with a worn-in texture and a downtown feel. This time around, it was way simpler than that. “A lot of girls that work with Consuelo wear their hair like this,” Hanlon said of the sweeping, “organic” ponytail-knot hybrids that were prepped with TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for A Day Thickening Spray and treated individually, rather than uniformly. To let girl’s personality shine through, nary an extension could be found at Hanlon’s station as he simply groomed Janice Alida’s newly shorn fade and effortlessly brushed Athena Wilson’s bowl cut to one side.
Bangs are back for Fall, and Paul Hanlon’s onboard with their latest resurrection. “It’s very, very Sassoon,” he said, describing the custom-cut, heavy faux fringe that he beveled around the front edges this morning at Marni, to impart a 1960s look. “The clothes are all really graphic and bold, so it’s really a nice change of pace to do something like this,” the stylist divulged of the “retro-ness” of the hairpieces, pointing out that the specific shape he had snipped into the series of clip-on accessories is particularly flattering to womens’ faces. Using Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream to give strands a certain softly textured languidness, Hanlon slicked back a front section to have something to slip the bangs into. “It’s a little geeky, in a way, which I kind of like,” he said of the end result.
Tom Pecheux was going for less geek and more ghoul. “She’s a very spooky girl,” he said of the Marni woman for Fall, whom he described as equal parts Tim Burton and The Addams Family. Ghostly as she may be, Consuelo Castiglioni’s girl is nothing if not quirky and posh. “It’s 15 years that I’ve been doing this show, and this is my favorite collection,” Pecheux admitted of the “super-modern, wearable clothes,” that “stink rich,” as he put it. Using a single pot of MAC’s forthcoming Pro Longwear Eyeshadow in Mauveness, the makeup artist sculpted cheeks and eyes with the purplish-brown pigment so that they had a hollowed-out effect. The one break in the monochrome color scheme came via a white pencil that lined the inner rim of the lower lash line and was diffused through the inner corners of the eyes “like a tear,” according to Pecheux. Why were the models crying? We can only imagine it had something to do with all of those oversize fur collars being so heartbreakingly divine.