76 posts tagged "Dolce & Gabbana"
I’ve never been much into wedding fantasizing. Despite a popular perception that all girls dream about their nuptials, I can honestly say that I’ve never entertained thoughts about my “dream wedding”—where it would be held, would we serve chicken or fish, hire a band or a DJ, or even what I would be wearing. That is, until I saw Dolce & Gabbana’s hope chest-inspired Spring collection. If I were getting married this spring, which I’m not (sorry, Mom), I would invest in at least one, maybe more, of the lacy white confections. It was the styling that sold me: the visible undergarments, the big gold hoops, and the wooden platform heels clickity-clacking down the catwalk gave me an entirely new sense of what it could be like to walk down the aisle. And then there was the makeup. The just-bitten lips and the soft pink flush on clean tan skin was a far cry from the caked-on faces that usually come to mind when the descriptive words “bridal makeup” are uttered. Face painter Pat McGrath was responsible for the look, which we reported on during Milan in full detail, but one thing has changed since Isabeli and co. took to the runway back in September. The Dolce & Gabbana Lip Jewels that McGrath designed for the occasion are now available at Saks. A quartet of classic cream pigments—Dahlia, a blue-tinged red; Devil, a ruddy brick red; Ultra, a classic crimson; and Nude, a peachy neutral—the pout enhancers can be applied alone or mixed together with two miniature lip brushes. A little smudge on the cheeks also does wonders for painting the picture of the blushing bride I’m now envisioning in my head.
This Fall, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana released the One Gentleman, a crisp, cool follow-up to their Matthew McConaughey-fronted smash, the One. (McConaughey returns as the face of this second effort, too.) Who is the Dolce & Gabbana Gentleman? Ask the designers, and they’ll tell you: He’s strong, self-aware, sophisticated, and—you guessed it—born to seduce. He’ll find it that much easier to do so, now that he’s been spritzed with this citrusy floral, which opens with notes of pepper and grapefruit and evolves on the skin to reveal traces of lavender, fennel, and vanilla. Below, Style.com checks in with the duo to talk about where they’ve come from, where they’re going, and finding that elusive scent of home.
The One Gentleman follows on the heels of the One for Men. How are the two scents different? Did you hope to build on the first fragrance with the new one? Or is it more of a departure?
SG: To us, the One for Men was the symbol of Dolce & Gabbana aesthetics for men, which is to say: a strong, virile man, born to seduce.
DD: The One Gentleman is not only the evolution of that fragrance but, first and foremost, the evolution of the Dolce & Gabbana man’s image…
SG: [He's] a self-aware man, somebody who doesn’t need to show anything to anybody anymore, but who’s not arrogant. He’s learned, sophisticated, and elegant in everything he does.
DD: …a gentleman all around.
We’re not going to pretend to know why Willow Smith—daughter of Will and Jada—is turning up at a few of the bigger Milan shows with her frighteningly toned mother, but we can tell you that we have been intrigued and, yes, even a little impressed by her front-row beauty and fashion choices. The nine-year-old’s most outlandish sartorial decision perhaps came on Saturday, in the form of a bold-shouldered snow leopard jacket that she wore to Ferragamo. But even that piece of exceptional outerwear came in a close third to two next-level hair looks that have really captivated our attention over the last 72 hours:
Exhibit A: Side-Swept With a Skunk Stripe at Emporio Armani
Having rocked the über-trendy side shave all summer long to support her brother Jayden’s Karate Kid press junket, Willow is no stranger to experimenting with the asymmetrical ‘do. At Emporio Armani, this meant adding frosted tips to a free-flowing coif that was brushed out and pulled to the side.
Exhibit B: Mesozoic Rattail at Dolce & Gabbana
Getting snapped in the Dolce & Gabbana VIP room is not to be taken lightly, something that was not lost on Willow, who sported a French-braided, single triceratops ridge that transitioned into a woven, navel-grazing rattail last night—appropriate fare for hobnobbing with the likes of Naomi Campbell, of course.
No word on whether or not the pre-teen is headed to Paris as well, but we secretly hope that more outrageous cameos await us in the week to come.
The relaxed elegance that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana sent down the runway for Spring yesterday—bridal whites with huge gold hoops and wooden platform heels make for a pretty chill “I do”—was sexed up a bit by makeup artist Pat McGrath’s dose of Sicilian sensuality. “Drop-dead glamour and innermost sensuality come from an emphasis on the lips,” says McGrath, who serves as color consultant for the design duo’s wildly successful cosmetics line. The face painter broke out the range’s new-for-November Lip Jewels, a pout palette of four best-selling shades of D&G’s Classic Cream Lipstick (in Dahlia, Devil, Ultra, and Nude), blending them for a muted, rosy pout that had a just-bitten effect. Dolce & Gabbana Blush in Caramel gave cheeks their warm, bronzy glow while its Eye Shadow in Nude provided a slight beige smolder, enhanced by black mascara. Coif master Eugene Souleiman’s textured, fallen-out chignons added to the sense of romance.
The Lipstick: Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick in Amethyst.
The Application: After learning a valuable lesson yesterday, I went heavy on D#38;&G’s The Lipliner in Dahlia before applying Amethyst’s glossy pigment to make sure it stayed in place. The lipstick itself is a little bit more sheer than you’d expect it to be, so a few coats were necessary to completely cover the deep purple outline. The visible liner contrast actually looked pretty cool on its own, though—a little Rodarte circa Spring 2010—so build at your own discretion.
The Upside: This was my best experience so far with color that stays put, which makes this my favorite bullet yet. I got a little crazy and drank from a bottle of water, a coffee cup, and even ingested a Starbucks baked good, and there were no embarrassing makeup messes to speak of.
The Downside: Reapplication every few hours was necessary to keep the color at its most vibrant, but seeing as how when the pigment fades it develops a really pretty dark fuchsia tint, negligence was actually to my benefit.
The Final Word: Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.