17 posts tagged "Giles"
It’s been three and a half years since Willow Smith released the global frenzy that is “Whip My Hair,” but Giles’ latest Resort collection might just bring it back. The lookbook featuring Natalie Westling and her fire-engine-red strands instantly called to mind the 2010 chart-topper. Maybe there was some head-banging rock ‘n’ roll playing in the photo studio, or perhaps the designer is just as enamored with hair color as we are.
At last night’s Divergent premiere in Los Angeles, Zoë Kravitz worked a look we saw on multiple runways this season: underliner. In lieu of the darker pewter band on top, Kravitz rimmed her lower lashes with the shade and winged it out past the outer corners—a technique seen at Thakoon, Giles, and Topshop Unique. To complete the cat-eye shape, a silver shadow was shaped over her lid and around the tear duct, making for an ethereal-yet-futuristic effect. As for her glowy skin and smattering of freckles left untouched across the bridge of her nose: pure complexion perfection.
This season, Giles Deacon moved on from his usual gothic location and into the heart of hipsterville near London’s Spitalfields market. It was a show that made the headlines for a bunch of reasons, namely its cast, which included Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne and, in her London fashion week catwalk debut, Kendall Jenner. And let’s not forget the first-ever selfie straight from the runway (courtesy of Delevingne).
The action backstage before the show, however, was equally exciting. “Melancholy with a touch of techno.” This is how Label M’s global creative director, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, described Giles’ Fall 2014 offering. The clothes, with their nature-inspired prints, were in stark contrast to the hair, which took its cue from girls who ride motorcycles. After being doused with Label M Sea Salt Spray, strands were brushed forward and blow-dried so that a crisp and matted texture was locked into the length. Next, a hair net was placed over the crown and blasted again with the dryer, this time using a diffuser. The effect, once the net came off, was that of helmet hair—flat and tight around the head.
Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni used MAC Eye Shadow in Copperplate over the lid and into the socket for depth before topping it with Scene (a smoky gray)—diffusing the pigment up toward the brow and outer corners to form an almondlike shape. To darken the upper lash line, Pieroni used Technakohl Liner in Graphblack and Eye Shadow in Carbon. And for a pop of vibrant color, Chromagraphic Pencil in Cyan was boldly etched along the entire length of the lower lashes and into the inner corners of the eye—picking up on the vibrant feathers of the kingfisher bird motif that flew in and out of the collection.
We saw more solid paint jobs on the runway than we did nail art, although there were a few exceptions—such as Emerson‘s punklike striped tips adorned with safety pins and Rebecca Minkoff‘s impressive Day of the Dead designs (seen above). But one place that is never short of manicure inspiration is Pinterest. We scoured the site for some of our favorite Halloween-worthy tips that make the perfect finishing touch to any costume. Or if you’re like me and have yet to figure out what you’re putting on this evening, at least you’ll know what your fingers will be wearing.
National Cat Day happened this week—keep the spirit alive.
The only time we condone Christmas in October is when it involves skeletons and pinstripes reminiscent of Tim Burton’s holiday classic.
Mod white nails get an eight-legged update.
Alex Box, creative director of Illamasqua and go-to makeup guru for designers like Gareth Pugh, believes in taking things that are feared (and often viewed as ugly) in nature and making them beautiful. She’s done it with snails—a silver one can be found creeping along the side of the brand’s fragrance, appropriately dubbed Freak—and now she’s doing the same for bats. Do they look like rats with leathery wings? Absolutely. But these creatures of the night have something intrinsically glamorous about them (obviously Giles Deacon saw their potential for Spring 2014). Box was so inspired that she created a set of false lashes that mimic the mammal in flight. Now, just in time for Halloween, they are available in tandem with a matte black glitter polish called Swarm. Treat your tips to the top coat, then batter up.
Illamasqua Bat Lash Duo, $22; www.sephora.com.