15 posts tagged "Giles"
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.
At last night’s Carrie premiere in Los Angeles, Chloë Grace Moretz put her own spin on the effortless plait swung over one shoulder that we saw just a few weeks ago on the runway at Giles. Instead of a single, mussed-up braid, Moretz wove three smaller twists into the finished product and tied it off with black lace (a similar finishing touch was employed by Guido Palau at Nina Ricci). The end result definitely set the 16-year-old apart on the red carpet, but in a way that would draw a throng of admirers and score her a date to the prom with the class hunk—minus a blood shower on her Valentino gown.
It was a tale of two stories at Giles today, where the designer returned to Ave Maria Lane in London for another season. The gothic surroundings were at odds with the inspiration cited by hairstylist Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, who told us that Braveheart served as the thinking behind the matte finish and mussed-up plaits. Label M Resurrection Dust (a volumizing powder) was worked from roots to ends to provide a gritty and pliable texture. Miracle Fibre (a lightweight paste) was then smoothed over the sides to keep the lift intact on top, and the intricate braid—which took two hairdressers to craft—was nonchalantly draped over one shoulder.
“It’s not really makeup—it’s [very] light,” said face painter Lucia Pieroni when asked to describe the look. For the maquillage that was present, Pieroni took her cue from nineties supermodels and the Glen Luchford photographs that appeared on a handful of dresses in the collection. This translated into flawless complexions accented with just a touch of pink cream blush and a light patting of MAC Mixing Medium Shine over the tops of cheekbones. A rosebud shade applied to lips completed the glossy, glamazon look.
The real bling in the show manifested itself on models’ nails. Manicurist Marian Newman meticulously glued around 150 Swarovski crystals onto each girl’s tips. Looks like the nail art and sneaker craze (Adidas trainers were worn in lieu of fancier footwear) hasn’t yet been kicked—at least not on this runway.