10 posts tagged "DKNY"
How much does it cost to do Rihanna’s ‘do? About $2,000 per week, reports Coco Perez. Hey, no one said having different badass cuts and colors all the time was easy, or cheap. [Coco Perez]
In the case of the DKNY Golden Delicious, the old “apple a day” adage might not be the best rule to live by. The Martin Katz-designed bottle, carved from 14-karat gold and covered in 2,909 precious stones, is selling for $1,000,000 to benefit Action Against Hunger. [Racked]
Jessica Alba has banned her husband, Cash Warren, from bringing home the bacon—literally. Alba, who is pregnant with her second child, revealed some of her health and beauty secrets on her iVillage blog today and says she has cut out bacon and “five desserts for dinner” from her diet. [iVillage]
Even after winning a record-breaking six awards at the Teen Choice Awards, Taylor Swift was feeling blue. The starlet, who wore a simple white halter dress, mixed things up a little with her makeup, wearing electric turquoise shadow on her lids. We’re sticking with our summery neutral gold shadow, but what about you? [Us]
The Fashion’s Night Out festivities begin in a couple of hours. Should you still be trying to figure out where the best beauty buys, fragrance previews, and free manicures will be, we’ve got a cheat sheet for you. Here, our top ten hit list for some after-hours primping.
What: We told you about Inès de la Fresange’s new fragrance collection for Roger Vivier back in July, and while the scents won’t officially launch until October, the RV Boutique on Madison will be previewing all five of them tonight, while hosts like Leighton Meester and Coco Brandolini sip Champagne and toss back a canapé or two.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: 750 Madison Ave. at 65th street, NYC
Revlon at Rag & Bone
What: The makeup giant’s global artistic director, Gucci Westman, will be taking up residence at husband and Rag & Bone designer David Neville’s Mercer Street storefront with Revlon’s brand ambassador Holly Berry in tow. Ping-pong, burgers, and mini-makeovers will abound, as will Westman’s new ColourBurst Lipstick in Fashion’s Night Pout (cle-ver), a creamy nude that will not be sold in stores but will be doled out to anyone who makes a purchase or donates to Berry’s Jenesse Center Foundation.
When: 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Rag & Bone, 119 Mercer St., NYC
Eye shadow has never been one of our go-to beauty items. Sure, we keep a drawer full of shimmering aquas, bright oranges, and metallic silvers on hand, but that’s more of a testament to a tendency to hoard than an inclination to wear them. But lid-layering is emerging as one of Fall’s biggest trends, so we may be grateful to our coffers yet. In contrast to the many nude, no-makeup looks that have dominated presentations in New York and London, a few makeup artists this season are opting for drama, taking pigment all the way up to the brow and dragging it underneath the lower lid, often in lieu of any eyeliner and/or mascara at all. Charlotte Tilbury championed this cause backstage at both DKNY and Pringle of Scotland, where she chose dark beiges and taupes to evoke a feeling of sullen antiquity—a sentiment that Pat McGrath echoed at Kinder Aggugini, where she used a rounded, shimmery “greige” eye to re-create what she described as a “Napoleonic” woman. The same technique has had flashier seventies moments as well. At Diane von Furstenberg, James Kaliardos paid tribute to Studio 54 by blending blue and green iridescent pigments and MAC’s 3-D Glitter in Silver into a strong, glossy black eye, while Diane Kendal channeled Sarah Moon photos and vintage Cacharel backstage at Carolina Herrera, using four different purple eye shadows on top of MAC’s Lipliner in Night Moth, which she scrawled across models’ lids for hold. We’ll let you know if there are other noteworthy sightings in Milan and Paris, so we can all get a head start on some necessary at-home trial and error before next season rolls around.
After taking a brief hiatus from fashion week last season, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is back in full force for Fall: Yesterday, she created what has been one of the most beautiful makeup looks we’ve seen thus far, backstage at DKNY. “It felt quite English,” the flame-haired face painter said of Karan’s collection, which was heavy on the chocolate, taupe, and camels, and thus inspired Tilbury to go for a 1920′s almond-shaped eye and a brick lip.
Using MAC Cosmetics Sculpt and Shape face powders in Bone Beige and Shadowy, Tilbury colored models’ lids a shade of taupe-y mauve, taking the pigment up to the brow and dragging it underneath the lower lash line for a subtle, smoky finish. Then she lined the inner rims with an ivory liner to really hammer home the sepia image-quality of the look. Eschewing mascara and cheek color in favor of strong brows and lips—”I’m not into blush at all this season,” she told us—Tilbury darkened arches and lightly painted pouts a near-perfect shade of brown red, a new color from MAC’s forthcoming Fall collection tentatively named Cocochina. The result was dramatic but wholly wearable (and duplicable).
The matte nail trend that started at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2009 show and then ballooned into full line extensions and no-shine topcoats at the consumer level over the past year is apparently here to stay—at Wang and elsewhere. Butter London’s Nonie Creme christened the two coats of mauve Yummy Mummy followed by a mattifying layer of Nail Foundation the “Alexander Wang nail” at Pier 94 last night, noting that no matter what she mixes up for the designer pre-show, he always comes back to the no-shine nude that’s worked so well for him in the past. And it didn’t stop there. This morning at Catherine Malandrino, CND’s Jan Arnold employed a mechanical mattifying technique to nails, pressing a fiber-free pad over her Dark Ruby lacquer to create a lusterless texture reminiscent of the leather in Malandrino’s collection. Perhaps the most exciting evolution of the trend came at DKNY this afternoon, however, where Mike Potter and his Knock Out Cosmetics’ varnishes made their runway debut. Potter, who has come up with the best range of matte-finish shades on the market, in our humble opinion, painted models’ fingers in varying shades of Plaster, a tan “Band-aid” color; Concrete, a taupe-y gray; Pool, an aqua that was turned into an azure at Karan’s request; and Sher, a sherbet melon that will hit shelves next month. “Using bright colors with matte finishes gives you that saturation without all of the flashiness,” Potter said backstage. If this idea intrigues those of you who have steered clear of the matte bandwagon for the past year, it looks like you’ll have another season to contemplate getting on board.