45 posts tagged "Givenchy"
There was plenty to lust over at Givenchy. That jacket in look fifteen immediately comes to mind, although we are still thinking about nearly every single aspect of the exceptional forty-eight-piece collection Riccardo Tisci showed for the house—including that hair. “[Riccardo] called me in Milan and said, ‘I want to have a test with you and only you’—it was a test of eight hours,” Luigi Murenu recalls of the process by which he and Tisci, with whom he has worked since the designer started at Givenchy eight years ago, decided on the closely cropped, colorful coifs models wore down the runway. “Usually [the hair] here is very organic. But [Riccardo] wanted to bring the show to another level,” says Murenu. “When I arrived at the studio, the first thing he did was play me all the tracks of Antony and the Johnsons, and he told me, ‘It will be extremely emotional, and I want you to bring something sensitive to the hair.’”
So Murenu obliged Tisci with twenty different ideas that were “masculine but extremely feminine—not androgynous,” and, at Tisci’s request, “looked like there were little roses in the head.” The result was a number of tightly wound pin curls that Murenu and his team saturated with Kiehl’s Clean Hold Styling Gel and applied to every girl, no matter her haircut, completely sans extensions. “We used the length of Saskia [de Brauw] to the length of Isabeli [Fontana]—everybody’s natural hair!” he reveals of the deliberately flat swirls that were meant to have a “Victorian punk” quality, even though there was something seemingly thirties about the almost retro bathing-cap silhouette—those neon faux dye jobs aside. “Originally, it was without color,” Murenu admits of what ultimately became temporary shocks of sky blue, dark blue, orange, fuchsia, red, black, purple, and a light pink that was a real crowd-pleaser. “The girls loved it,” he maintains, pointing out that Natalia Vodianova was quite taken with her bubblegum-tinged locks, which went surprisingly well with Pat McGrath’s glossy red-burgundy-stained eyes and clean skin. She certainly wasn’t the only one: catwalkers like Magdalena Frackowiak and Isabeli Fontana kept their hair totally intact to hit the post-show party circuit. “It was extremely special,” Murenu muses. “We wanted to represent the woman who wants to dream, the people who appreciate the poetry of fashion” (to which we say, thank you).
During a recent interview with Liv Tyler, the rock progeny and Givenchy face revealed a long-standing love for berry lip stains. “It’s like crack,” she said of Liv’s Lips, the sheer blackberry bullet the French brand’s creative director of makeup designed specifically for her. It turns out a bold crimson pout suits the model-turned-actress just as well. At the New York premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last night, Tyler—or Arwen, for the Tolkien aficionados out there—slicked on a bright red lipstick, which she paired with similarly hued ruby Tabitha Simmons stilettos and a black tuxedo shorts suit. If there’s a follow-up to her namesake pout perfector, we’re betting it comes in scarlet. Thoughts on Tyler’s mouth moment?
Liv Tyler has been in the limelight for most of her life. The daughter of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and seventies model/singer Bebe Buell, the statuesque brunette with the impossibly ivory skin started modeling when she was 14 and transitioned into acting three years later. But it’s not a specific film or tear sheet that she’s most proud of. That honor goes to her long-standing contract with Parfums Givenchy. Over the past nine years, Tyler has hawked everything from fragrance to foundation for the French brand—and even lent her impressive pipes to a cover of INXS’s “Need You Tonight” to promote its Electric Rose scent. “My whole life, since I was a little girl, all I ever thought I would do is be a singer,” Tyler tells us as we sit in her living room, having a quick chat before she jets off to do a public appearance. After just 15 minutes, however, it becomes clear that her true calling just might be cosmetics.
Clad in a black Marni cashmere sweater and a pair of tuxedo pants, Tyler is getting ready to promote Givenchy’s latest Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick at Sephora, a launch that has special meaning to her. “He made it for me,” she explains of Givenchy artistic director of makeup Nicolas Degennes’ latest creation, a black lipstick that looks pure obsidian at first glance but applies with just a hint of a mulberry stain. Liv’s Lips, as the bullet is appropriately called, is part of Degennes’ holiday collection, but it was originally a prototype just for Tyler that she insisted go into production. “I’ve always loved sheer berry stains,” she explains, reminiscing about an early lipstick addiction to Clinique’s Black Honey, which compelled Degennes to create the product for her as a gift. “I went through one in a month—it’s like crack,” she jokes, elaborating on how she requested a whole box of the black bullets the next time she saw Degennes.
The interesting, gel-like pigment casts a slightly dark shadow with an inadvertent plumping effect we notice as makeup artist Matin Maulawizada applies it to Tyler’s famous mouth, adding multiple swipes of Givenchy’s Noir Couture Mascara to her lashes and a few dabs of its Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm—another Tyler favorite. Running off a short list of other makeup must-haves, Liv insists that she’s really more of a skincare junkie. “I believe in exfoliation,” she deadpans, explaining that she’ll use a mitt at least once a day or every other day to slough away dead cells and let her skin naturally regenerate. “My grandmother taught me at a very early age to take care of my skin,” she continues, revealing other complexion tips, including masks, which she tries to do three times a week. “I alternate them,” she says of a collection of Mario Badescu tubes and tubs that she applies before slipping into a steaming hot bath—or dancing around the kitchen in her beautiful home in New York, where she’s been spending more concentrated time recently.
“I’m being Milo’s mom,” Tyler says when the conversation turns to what she’s working on at the moment. Having just wrapped production on a small project in L.A., the 35-year-old is taking a break to spend more time with her eight-year-old son with Spacehog front man Royston Langdon. That doesn’t mean she’s not still thinking about that next big part, though. “I love television as a medium,” she says, pointing out that the small screen holds an allure for her as an actor—and has offered up plenty of, er, research opportunities of late. “I’ve been watching a lot of [it],” Tyler says, disclosing a newfound addiction to the ABC musical drama, Nashville. “Some of the songs in it are actually really good!” she contends. In the meantime, there’s always beauty. “I’ve thought about doing a skincare line,” Tyler reveals as she traces on another coat of her namesake pout perfector and prepares to head out the door—an idea we would 100 percent get behind.
The holidays are coming—and fast. We hate to be the bearer of this shocking piece of news, but Thanksgiving is in two weeks. Two weeks! If the surprisingly early decorative window displays and all the cheeky retail merchandizing haven’t yet gotten you in the mood for the fun with family and friends that’s about to consume your life, perhaps the onslaught of shimmering, glittering, sparkling-to-the-max manicure options that are now at your disposal will. Here, we’ve singled out five of our favorite new nail offerings for some much-deserved festive finger-painting.
Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra in New York
You could say the glitter nail craze started with Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday polish back in 2009, which has been oft imitated, but never replicated—except, of course, by the backstage regular herself: In the last three years, Lippmann has made a habit of reimagining her original hexagonal glitter formula in a range of colors and sizes. Her latest masterpiece puts pieces of chunky gold sequins in a sheer, obsidian base.
MAC All That Glitters
Part of the beauty behemoth’s Glamour Daze collection, MAC’s All That Glitters varnish is a somewhat more subtle, colorful play on the same idea. The black polish itself has a medium sheer finish, but when applied in three coats, you get a rich lacquer with beautiful blue, fuchsia, gold, and emerald flecks that reflect the light with every well-intentioned finger flick.
The Scarlett Bottle
Essie Leading Lady
Nothing says “the holidays are here” like rich shades of garnet—which Essie Weingarten knows better than anyone. The manicure mogul has debuted her fair share of variations on the rich hue and tries her hand at another one this month in the form of the limited-edition Leading Lady. The ruby-flecked lacquer is more of a deep raspberry-tinged crimson when applied and packs a super sparkly punch to boot.
For Gold and Glory
Zoya Gilty Topcoat
Crackle polishes are a bit played-out at this point, as far as we’re concerned, but this clear topcoat with pieces of 18-karat gold made us rethink the appeal of their degradé effect. Worn alone or on top of the other two colors in Zoya’s limited-edition Gilty Pleasures trio, it imparts scattered bits of gilded flakes for a haphazard, albeit gorgeous, finish.
Givenchy Vernis Please! Enchanted Mat Grey
Slate gray just may be one of our all-time favorite Fall polish colors; it’s less severe than black but still sends a tough-and-chic message. The latest from Givenchy adds a hint of superfine sparkle to the mix that wears with a barely noticeable foil quality. In a word, love.
There’s a hint of Kanye in Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance, Glam. “My personality and my mood was light and fun,” the reality star says of the time last year she spent creating the fruity-floral—which, uncoincidentally, is also when she started her relationship with West. “Glam…was me waking up,” adds Kardashian. [People]
Move over, Brad Pitt. Givenchy has just announced its new male perfume spokesperson, Simon “the Mentalist” Baker. [NYDN]
First came word of their new batch of brand ambassadors, and now OPI has released its first short film, a vignette that stars its Pink-ing of You, Red My Fortune Cookie, Need Sunglasses?, and No Room for the Blues lacquers, which have been painted onto four dancers’ tips for their individual face-offs against a thoroughbred horse named Lady in Black, an homage to the brand’s onyx varnish. It certainly makes the colors, er, come to life… [YouTube]
Asia’s latest plastic surgery craze to gain popularity in the U.S.? Double-eyelid surgery—three words that makes us cringe just typing them! [Glamour]