56 posts tagged "Dolce & Gabbana"
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana‘s ever-present homage to their native Sicily makes for a reliably gorgeous hair and makeup look, as there’s not much that can top the southern Italian island’s reputation for classic, sexy beauty. “It’s Sicilian summertime,” Pat McGrath said of her specific direction for Spring, which meant a pink, rose, and apricot flush paired with an elongated eye. “There’s nothing heavy,” she emphasized. “It’s about shape, glow, and perfect skin.”
Creating a base with Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup Luminous Liquid Foundation, McGrath indulged in some blush—three of them to be exact, in Sole, Mocha, and Apricot—which she swept across cheekbones and up toward the temple for a warm radiance. “[The designers] also showed me this fab picture from Avedon,” she said, motioning to a black-and-white fifties-era glamour shot that hung from a mirror and prompted her to draw on “a more modern version” of a cat-eye that was extended from upper and lower lash lines that had been completely rimmed using a combination of Dolce & Gabbana’s Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Chocolate and its Khol Pencil in True Black. “Use the pencil first,” McGrath advised for achieving the perfect flick, which she initially drew on with the Khol Pencil and then retraced with its liquid Glam Liner in Black Intense for added opacity and drama. Lids received a dusting of pale gold shadow from Dolce & Gabbana’s Eyeshadow Quad in Desert before McGrath dabbed its Classic Cream Lipsticks in Chocolate and Iconic onto mouths, blotting with her fingers as she went to leave a faint wine stain that was slightly darker around the cupid’s bow. “There’s a lot of bold colors in the collection,” she explained; no need to overdo it on the face.
“Dolce really understands the beauty of a woman,” Guido Palau effused as he added to the narrative with an “updo,” as he called it. “It’s not really a twist or a knot,” he insisted of the folded and pinned coif that was decorated with 79 different silk scarves, one for each model that walked in the show. “There’s a lightness and desirability,” he continued of strands that were rough-dried with Redken Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream Mousse and meant to resemble “how a Sicilian woman would just tie her hair up in a scarf.” As Josephine Skriver held her printed accessory close to her head, Palau tied it at the nape of the neck and slightly askew, making sure the hairline was visible. “The rough texture makes it softer and more feminine,” he said, offering up a few pointers for proper scarf-wearing, including this one: “Make sure it’s touching the ears,” he added, positioning the crisp fabric accordingly. “That helps loosen the idea.”
In the midst of celebrities’ embrace of Fall’s brunette dye job (Gaga, Amber Heard—you know who you are), little attention is being paid to some of Hollywood’s brighter moments in hair color. We’re specifically talking about Elisabeth Moss’ recent blonde conversion, which has seen the Mad Men star go from dark chestnut to light flaxen. The transformation—which includes a new, side-sweeping pixie cut—was on full display at last night’s For a Good Time, Call… premiere in New York, where Moss paired a black Dolce & Gabbana dress with a muted brick red lip and clean skin, thus highlighting her honey-hued crop. Don Draper’s dowdy copywriter no more, eh?
If there’s one word that best describes Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall show, it’d probably be baroque. But lace comes in a close second—the ivory lace wiggle dress with puff sleeves that Isabella Melo wore on the runway (and Kirsten Dunst later reprised on the red carpet in Cannes); the sheer, black lace peplum dress-plus-veil that Constance Joblanski donned to close the show. It was enough to inspire a host of similarly delicate knockoffs at the retail level—not to mention a makeup line. Dolce & Gabbana’s creative adviser Pat McGrath used the design duo’s heavy-on-the-lace clothes as a jumping-off point for the brand’s new Lace Collection, which showcases McGrath’s backstage makeup look from Milan featuring pure skin and clean, neutral accents. Cue the new lineup of barely-there essentials, featuring an embossed illuminating powder palette; two new shades of its Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Shimmering, a sparkling light rose, and Perfection, an opaque tan; three shades of its Nail Lacquer in Pink, a sheer creamy bubble gum, Nude, a sheer blush, and a second helping of Perfection, the, well, perfect shade of dark sand; and a special edition of its IntenseEyes Mascara tube, printed with a beautiful latticework design that’s also emblazoned on the black lacquered caps that top the rest of the offerings. It’s gorgeous—which just so happens to be the third word we’d use to describe the Fall show.
You could blame it on the summer solstice, but we’re pretty sure Dolce & Gabbana’s bedazzled floral crowns from Fall are behind the recent spike in coronet adornment. Kirsten Dunst sported one in Cannes, Keira Knightley recently followed suit at the premiere of her new movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and this weekend saw a slew of imitators. Dorothea Barth Jorgensen wore a leafy green incarnation at the model fest that was GrandLife and INGA’s Midsommarfest in New York, Vivienne Westwood crowned a handful of male models at her menswear presentation in Milan, and Margherita Missoni gave her bridesmaids—including one Tatiana Santo Domingo—rings of daisies to place on their heads as they walked down the aisle at her wedding to Eugenio Amos in Brunello, Italy. And so we put it to you, dear readers: Who wore it best?
Since Dolce & Gabbana sent a series of floral and beaded crowns down their Fall runway, the coronet silhouette has been popping up on street-style blogs and red carpets alike. Star watchers will remember Kirsten Dunst’s recent headpiece moment at Cannes and the fashion set will recall when Tavi Gevinson sat front-row at Rodarte’s Fall show sporting a similar look, replete with pink-colored blooms. The trend’s latest adopter: Garbage front woman Shirley Manson. At a party in L.A. to celebrate her turn on Nylon magazine’s latest cover, Manson strung up her fiery red locks Sicilian style, parting them down the middle, weaving them into a towering plait, and adorning it with turquoise and blue glass jewelry. As readers of this blog are well aware, we are 100 percent over dip-dye; but this right here is a runway hair idea we can’t wait to see more of. You too?