4 posts tagged "Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin"
We recently reported that Barneys tapped Lou Doillon (and several iterations of her, including a Dolce & Gabbana-clad marionette created by Shona Heath and an illustration by Jo Ratcliffe) for its latest ad campaign shot by Inez & Vinoodh. Now the department store is celebrating the artistic collaboration in its windows—displaying the Doillon mannequin featured in the video for the duration of New York fashion week. We caught up with Jeanine Lobell, the makeup artist responsible for the look on both the live French singer-actress-model and her puppet counterpart.
“We all liked the idea of [capitalizing on] the slight darkness around Lou’s eyes,” said the face painter, referring to this feature as “nature’s eye shadow.” (The rest of us just call these rings dark circles.) For the doll-like look, she applied false eyelashes along the bottom lash line and painted them with Chanel Inimitable Mascara using a small fan brush. To exaggerate the eyes even further, a nude pencil was slicked on the water line and black NARS gel liner was dotted between the lashes. Lobell used a larger strip of falsies on the marionette to make them visible to people on the sidewalk. And while Lou’s lips were dabbed with Armani Lip Maestro in 501 (a velvety stain in a warm rose hue), the faux Frenchie dons pink satin fabric on her pout. Pass by between shows this week and “hang” out with Doillon’s done-up alter ego.
The husband-and-wife photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin know a thing or two about collaboration—they lensed Lady Gaga’s latest album cover and video, and most recently teamed up with TenThousandThings to create a line of jewelry. Not to mention they’ve worked side by side for twenty-five years and managed to remain a couple. Now, the Dutch pair has partnered with Ben Gorham of Stockholm-based fragrance house Byredo to produce a new scent: 1996. While the unique woody aroma was originally created as a Christmas present for the photographers’ closest friends and colleagues, once editors, stylists, and models got word (and whiff) of it, the secret was out and a bottle available to the public was in the works. Inspired by one of their images, taken ten years after they met, entitled Kirsten 1996 (seen above), Gorham used scent to interpret the juxtapositions that exist in the photo (such as the model’s wine-colored lips and porcelain skin, or her dark, transcendent expression and her innocent, angel-like visage), along with the personalities of the two people behind the camera. Composed of contrasting notes, the parfum opens with icy juniper berry, moves to a heart of creamy orris and soft violet, and finishes with warm and exotic hints of amber, leather, and patchouli. “This fragrance was created with our home as a base, our lives, our travels, all the smells and scents we’ve sort of collected along the way…we always wanted our house to be some sort of warm wooden place where you can’t really tell if we started living there in the seventies or now,” explain Inez and Vinoodh, who also said that Gorham perfectly captured the dualism present in their picture. Let’s just say 1996 was a very good year.
Available in September at Barneys New York and www.byredo.com.
To balance Balmain’s over-the-top, rock-star-worthy clothes, Olivier Rousteing typically prefers a no-fuss approach to hair and makeup at his runway shows. But this season, the young designer decided to go all out on the beauty look for the label’s Inez-and-Vinoodh-lensed Fall campaign, starring Cora Emmanuel, Manon Leloup, Khadija, and Elisabeth Erm. In several of the images, Erm is sporting a high, teased-out ponytail, plus heavily contoured blush (that creeps up onto her temples) and eye shadow reminiscent of the eighties—all in a fuchsia that matches her jewel-toned outfit. It isn’t an everyday look, to be sure, but we think it complements the blingy collection. What about you?
The editors at i-D magazine essentially dedicated January’s “Beautiful Issue” to cover girl Eniko Mihalik, the Hungarian model and Gucci campaign star whose otherworldly cheeks and generally perfect, Daria Werbowy-like visage are garnering her It girl status. An It team was thus assembled to prep and photograph her for the shoot, including Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin behind the lens, Oribe on hair, and one Peter Philips on makeup duty. Occasionally taking off his creative director of Chanel makeup hat for the right editorial engagement, Philips applied a precise coat of what we’re assuming is one of Chanel’s new goth-inspired Rouge Allure lip colors due out in February (Hysteria is a phenomenal shade of black with a hint of violet) to Mihalik’s doll-like pout while utilizing actual jewels, rather than jewel tones, to make her lower lashes, er, stand out. A strange accessory to be sure, although one that could potentially have a shot at retail success. (Chanel devotees are generally cut from an exceedingly loyal cloth.)