21 posts tagged "Derek Lam"
We’ve been devoting much of our time and blogosphere space for the last week and a half to giving you an insider’s perspective on the hair and makeup looks from New York fashion week and beyond. Today, we’d like to give a shout-out to the skincare secret weapons that makeup artists rely on to keep models looking fresh through a nonstop, month-long show season. (Even the beautiful people are plagued by dehydration and breakouts, it turns out.) Here, a short list of their go-to products:
What: SKYN Iceland’s Cleansing Facial Cloths, Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, and Pure Cloud Cream.
Where: Spotted backstage at Elise Øverland.
Why: SI technicians were on hand to treat models to mini de-stressing treatments with the aforementioned products, all of which are formulated with a potent Biospheric Complex that provides a boost of vital nutrients from Iceland.
Where: Spotted backstage at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show.
Why: Facialist Michelle Peck and her daughter Tarin performed Intraceuticals’ Rejuvenate Facials on all models backstage. The treatment promotes natural collagen and elastin production and improves skin texture for a visibly smoother appearance.
What: Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Cream and Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex.
Where: Spotted backstage at Derek Lam.
Why: Makeup artist Tom Pecheux coated models’ skin with Lauder’s nocturnal serum, then followed it up with its Re-Nutriv cream for extra hydration to create the perfect base for foundation. Nary a caked-on makeup mask could be found.
What: Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion.
Where: Spotted backstage at Chris Benz.
Why: Trained aestheticians prepped models’ skin with the latest innovation from Clarisonic, which combines classic micro-massage with an additional antiaging serum that works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Noticeably firmer and brighter skin was then ready for makeup artist Daniel Martin’s magic touch.
What: Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate.
Where: Spotted backstage at The Row.
Why: Makeup artist Aaron De Mey slathered the serum on models’ faces to create a “lit-from-within” glow, pre-complexion correction.
What: ZENO Hot Spot.
Where: Wherever breakouts flared up.
Why: To promote its Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device, a zit-zapper that uses painless blasts of heat to destroy acne-causing bacteria, ZENO had a “blemish buster” hotline available at NYFW so that models who felt a pimple coming on could call in and have the handheld wonder delivered to the tents, the Altman Building, or wherever clogged pores reared their ugly heads.
Last week, we broke the news that Estée Lauder would be making its fashion week debut at Derek Lam, and yesterday morning we finally got the chance to see what the beauty company is capable of on the catwalk with makeup artist Tom Pecheux at the helm. It was worth the wait. Loosely working off of Lam’s Native American inspiration, Pecheux swept a new Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in copper under the lower lash line, dabbing it on top of a brown lipstick as well to work the familiar American West hue into the mix. Otherwise, though, the face painter was left to his own devices. “The blue really came out of the blue,” Pecheux quipped of the strong eye he focused most of his attention on, using a navy eyeliner as a base and drawing it over the entire lid up to the brow to bring “power” to the face before he topped it off with a shimmering blue shadow. “At Derek we always break the rules a bit,” the self-proclaimed “bad boy with a good education” said of his divergence from the collection’s general color scheme. That’s a proclivity that bodes well for his first Lauder collection due out in the fall, as far as we’re concerned. “I can’t destroy the heritage of that company,” Pecheux joked. “I just want to bring in a little fashion, some fantasy, naughtiness, and above all youth—a word that they truly own but don’t use enough.” Get excited.
Orlando Pita is over glamorous waves. That’s right; the hairstylist and backstage regular is tired of seeing celebrities walk the runway with loose ringlets and is taking a stand by bringing pin-straight tresses back to the runway. “If you see something for five years, it’s time to move on,” he told us at Carolina Herrera yesterday, where he parted ways with the updos he typically does at the show. Instead, Pita prepped hair with MoroccanOil Hydrating Styling Cream before blowing it dry, then created deep side parts and nourished the ends with its argan oil treatment so the result was sleek, but not severe. Pita appears to be a man of his word, too. When we ran into him again at Derek Lam this morning, he was still extolling the virtues of staying on the straight and narrow and took a moment to show us how to get the same look with a little natural texture: Pull a section of hair straight back away from your head, coat it with hair spray, hit it with a few bursts of the blow-dryer, and repeat, finger-combing along the way. Consider retiring your curling iron for fall.
We knew this was coming when Estée Lauder announced that it had signed backstage beauty behemoth Tom Pecheux as its new creative makeup director back in November. But the details as to when, where, and for whom the beauty giant would make its fashion week debut remained unclear until this morning, when we received word that—wait for it—Derek Lam would be the beneficiary of the epic premiere. Believe it or not, the company has never dabbled in runway shows, so Pecheux’s all-Lauder-all-the-time endeavor on the 16th at Capitale’s grand ballroom represents something of a milestone for the brand. To make sure Lam’s models are covered from head to toe, Lauder has also enlisted the mani/pedi services of one Jin Soon Choi, nail guru to the stars. Yeah, we’ll be there.
For those of you who thought today was just another day in New York—and a cold one at that—take note: December 1 is World Aids Day, which means there’s a slew of charitable events taking place throughout the city. Kiehl’s, the East Village apothecary turned international cult favorite has renewed its partnership with amfAR, an alliance that dates back to 1996. This year’s initiative kicked off this morning with the debut of Hand Care for a Cure, a limited-edition version of Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, the profits of which will be dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS. If you head over to the brand’s flagship store at 109 Third Avenue to pick up your own tube of the extra-emollient balm, you can also take a gander at its World AIDS Day Quilt, which was designed in collaboration with Derek Lam and uses hundreds of unique squares handmade by Kiehl’s teams from over 30 different countries. This historic piece of fashion-meets-beauty ephemera will be on display for one week before it heads off on a worldwide tour.
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