3 posts tagged "Craig McDean"
Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman said he didn’t look to the actual collection for inspiration, but instead thought more about the Stella McCartney woman. “There are a lot of florals in this show, and the prints are quite textural and light, so I didn’t want to do anything that bore a resemblance to [those elements],” he explained. The solution: A boy-meets-girl ponytail on fresh strands. “I’m a huge advocate of swamp hair, but the reaction to that this season is something much cleaner,” he said. Using zero product, he added a bit of volume with a round brush and blow-dryer, then made a deep side part, “like an old man’s hairstyle, when he’s trying to comb over a piece of hair to hide something,” Souleiman quipped. The length was tied back at the nape of the neck with a string of black elastic—a method the pro prefers over a band because it keeps the tail “tight and controlled.” Any loose bits that fell out were left alone, as they lent a notion of fragility to the strict style. The end result was a “masculine shape,” described Souleiman, with a soft, free-flowing texture that kept things feminine.
As for the makeup, Pat McGrath said it was “rebellious,” imploring graphic liner to lend some edge. The look was based on a photo McCartney saw of Guinevere Van Seenus in Craig McDean’s new book (Amber, Guinevere, and Kate Photographed by Craig McDean: 1993-2005), for which the face painter had created a winged eye. To make it runway-worthy, McGrath ran a “brown-gray” pencil along the upper lash lines and flicked it out onto the outer corners and pulled it down toward the tear duct—forming sharp points on the diagonal. The lower lashes were also rimmed in the chestnut hue. For intensity, a hand-mixed, liquid version of the liner shade was run over the top. “She’s a stronger, tougher girl this season,” added McGrath. But with the beautifully painted ceilings of the Opera Garnier floating overhead and Sir Paul McCartney sweetly playing the harmonica for his granddaughter backstage, I felt worlds away from the slightly badass image the designer had in mind.
You’ve likely already read about this week’s launch party for Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest fragrance, Attimo—a perfume that, according to its press release, is meant to represent “the essence of life’s most precious instants.” Models Irina Lazareanu, Agyness Deyn, and Lindsay Ellingson; photographer Craig McDean; jewelry designer Gaia Repossi; and Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos all turned out to fête the instant of the fragrance’s coming-out party on Wednesday night—as did one Dree Hemingway, who stars in its print (and video) campaign, cradling a bottle of the light gold eau in her palm while wearing nothing more that a pale pink nightie with unfastened red satin Ferragamo stilettos. For those of you who had the pleasure of actually making it up to Le Bain’s rooftop soirée, something else, aside from the glitterati, may have caught your eye—or nose, as it were. Described by Firmenich noses Jean-Pierre Bethouart and Annick Menardo as a “floral green woody,” notes of nashi pear and lotus flower hit you first. A floral center of gardenia and frangiapani blossoms then begins to take shape, until the scent fully evolves on your skin with a warm dry-down of powdery musks and patchouli. If you couldn’t get past the list-holders at the Standard, you can still have the Attimo experience. Get ready to celebrate your own precious instants when the flacon hits counters at Bloomingdale’s on July 23.
After the raging success of her campaign for YSL’s Rouge Volupté lipstick last fall, the French house has pegged Kate Moss to front its new fall fragrance as well, which is rumored to be a rose scent called Parisienne, according to our go-to perfume blog. Speculation as to Moss’ new project with the brand arose in March when she was spotted at a Craig McDean photo shoot wearing head-to-toe looks from Stefano Pilati’s Fall collection. Outside of her leather bustier and black smoking styling job for the visuals, however, details on the perfume are hard to come by. (All we could get out of our inside sources was that it launches in France this month and will be stateside in October). Stay tuned.