4 posts tagged "Dazed & Confused"
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Peter Philips loves to facepaint in 3-D. Don’t get us wrong: Chanel’s creative director of makeup knows his way around the blush brush and mascara wand, too. But it’s his willingness to experiment with extravagant appliqués that continues to surprise and amaze us. Allow us to present exhibit A: his handiwork backstage at Chanel’s Fall show, where he enlisted the services of French embroidery house Lesage to create precious stone-encrusted eyebrows. Exhibit B just presented itself in the new issue of Dazed & Confused, in which Philips teamed up with photographer Ben Toms for some truly boundary-pushing beauty. Digitally enhanced butterfly face masks with perfect skin and frosted natural lips? Yes we will. Thoughts on Philips’ latest walk on the wild side?
In anticipation of her forthcoming fourth solo album, aptly titled 4, Beyoncé Knowles is making the editorial rounds. B graces the pages of the July issues of W, L’Uomo Vogue, Essence, and Cleo magazines, just to name a few, but her turn as cover star for the new Dazed & Confused just may be our favorite. Whether or not the R&B superstar has ever actually experienced trailer park life firsthand, that slice of Americana serves as the setting for photographer Sharif Hamza’s spread in the British glossy—and we are into it. The down-and-out backdrop inspires some seriously glam ensembles, which were custom-made for the rooty-blonde phenom by the likes of Haider Ackermann and Riccardo Tisci. Even more eye-catching is the beauty. “I wanted to create a sultry, colorful summer look,” makeup artist Francesca Tolot says of the shoot, in which Mrs. Jay-Z holds a portable fan in her Minx by Lisa Lopez-bedazzled fingers to beat the heat. Tolot built up B’s sleepy, aqua eyes with a Christian Dior 5-color eye shadow palette, using L’Oréal black eye pencil and its 1,000 Lashes mascara to carve out some drama. For that icy pink pout, she mixed Dior lipstick in Mysterious #786 with MAC in Syss. Here’s the kicker: Tolot used no (none, zero) foundation on Knowles’ honey-hued limbs. Just a little baby oil on her arms, chest, and legs to add a bit of sheen. Only Sasha Fierce can make gritty look this chic.
The Proenza Schouler boys really started something when they sent models with pastel hair streaks down their Spring runway. First we saw a celeb imitation (Ashley Olsen), and now the popular punk pastime has made an editorial cameo as well. In this month’s issue of Dazed & Confused, hairstylist Raphaël Salley reimagines the catwalk’s tie-dye trend in beauty terms, elaborating on Didier Malige’s coiffing job backstage at Proenza. Better buy some Manic Panic quick before Ricky’s sells out. Seriously, do you think the fad will catch on, or is it something that’s best left to head shop patrons?
Ever willing to stretch the limits of artistic expression, Dazed & Confused has a 3-D fashion editorial in its new August issue. Dimension-transporting glasses are included with purchase, which presumably make model Julia Hafstrom leap from the page in a series of Marios Schwab designs. However, we’re more interested in her seriously futuristic makeup, which seems to skirt the line between the Bowie-style backstage look from Viktor & Rolf’s Spring 2009 presentation and the bright purple shadow from Gucci’s Spring print campaign. Sadly, we are sans image-enhancing spectacles at the moment but are wondering if the same larger-than-life effects that are visible on the page are equally mind-blowing on the screen? (The complimentary set they’ve been giving out at screenings of Up will likely work just fine, in case you don’t have access to the imported glossy.)