6 posts tagged "Jeremy Scott"
Instead of McDonald’s fries, Hershey’s chocolate bars, or Budweiser beers, hair pro Paul Hanlon served up wigs with an “at-home haircut” feeling backstage. His iPad was filled with reference photos of Mia Farrow, Jean Seberg, and Edie Sedgwick, but he did give the “all-American icons” Jeremy Scott incorporated into his first collection for Moschino some thought: “There’s those SpongeBob Square things [on some of the clothes],” Hanlon said. One beauty editor piped up, “You mean SpongeBob SquarePants?” His reply: “Yeah, him.” The faux strands weren’t meant to look real—the main reason being budget, but also out of practicality. “It lasts for seven minutes, why not just go for it?” he said of the look. Hanlon’s special touch was yanking the wigs back so that the choppy fringe rested directly on the hairline. “Otherwise it could look a little salon,” he explained.
“There’s a slight Linda Evangelista inspiration with these straight, very boyish brows,” said makeup artist Lucia Pieroni. The perfect skin was influenced by Peter Lindbergh’s photos, which she re-created using a light base of foundation, highlighter (MAC Eye Shadow in Vanilla), and a wash of Cream Colour Base in Pearl on the lids. Eyes were emphasized along the socket with Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork. Lips were slicked with a range of nude lipsticks depending on each model’s skin tone. “This is very simple and beautiful,” Pieroni said, referring to the face. “It’s all going on everywhere else.” I think the decision not to compete with Chester Cheetah, Ronald McDonald, and Mr. SquarePants was a wise one.
We first saw them last season at Chloé, where Charlotte Tilbury was crafting the “chicer side of hippie”: freckles—lots of them, stenciled across the bridge of the nose and onto cheeks, “just where the sun would hit you,” the makeup artist explained. It was a quirky touch that worked with the rocker chick, music festival vibe she was going for at the time, and one that continues to have legs for Spring. Tilbury has turned sun spots into a season-spanning affair, etching them onto clean complexions at Donna Karan in New York and Nicole Farhi in London with MAC Lip Pencil in Hodge Podge—and she’s not the only one making beauty marks. Val Garland reached for MAC Lip Pencils in Cork and Burgundy and its Eye Pencil in Coffee backstage at Jeremy Scott for her “Daisy Duke goes to Paradise City” homage, Lucia Pica chose its Eye Brows in Lingering backstage at Roksanda Ilincic, and just yesterday, Pat McGrath followed suit at D&G. It’s an interesting move, considering the skincare establishment’s emphasis on SPF products to prevent freckles from ever rearing their cute little heads. But since we happen to have a permanent faceful of them, we’re not complaining. What do you think of the technique: better left on the runway or totally worth trying come spring?
Extreme heat and hair have long had a troubled relationship. And this summer’s brutal temperatures have proved to be a challenge to even the most agreeable tresses. So, why fight nature’s course—particularly when there are a plethora of enticing, upwardly mobile summer styles to test- drive? Here, our favorite runway and red-carpet updos for defying the elements with some expert tips from hair gurus Fabio Scalia, Alan Tosler, and Sean Davis to help you DIY at home—and just in time, too; you’re looking at 95 degrees and thunderstorms this weekend, New York.
When we encountered Pixie Geldof backstage at the C’N'C show in Milan last night, her hair was being tortured. Enrico Mariotti, the man in charge of her now recognizable platinum blond coif, was yanking, back-combing, tweezing, teasing, stretching, and gluing her over-processed locks into a frizzled nest on the top of her head. “This is nothing,” he said, pulling out his iPhone for some show-and-tell of his masterpieces from Jeremy Scott’s Spring show, where Geldof sported a tall, Flintstones-style updo with technicolored, crimped extensions exploding form a bone-shaped clasp. “It bobbed when I walked,” Geldof recalled of the runway look. “I would totally wear that hairpiece to a party,” she added in what was likely complete seriousness (we were talking to London’s resident wild child, after all). With all the extreme styling that her natural hair is frequently subjected to, we couldn’t help but wonder if she struggles with breakage—or worse, if chunks of her hair ever just fall out. So we asked. “I have my methods on hair maintenance,” she said, revealing a few tricks of the peroxide-application trade. “When I bleach, I don’t wash my hair for a few days before; that way my scalp is dirty and protected from the chemicals. Then post-dye, I leave it dirty again so that my natural hair oils feed and repair my hair.” Ah. So there is, in fact, a method to the madness. Alas, if only we had time to get her notes on the art of country-to-country party-hopping and up-all-night antics. Another time.
Enjoying a special brand of fashion-darling status, as seen mostly in avant-garde Euro glossies and the occasional indie mag stateside, the Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has been something of a fixture in Paris, popping up front-row—and with a signature set of black nails—at Loewe, Sonia Rykiel, and Karl Lagerfeld, among other shows. Here she is with Jeremy Scott, rocking a retro cat eye and a very vivid red lip stain. Thoughts on her future as beauty icon?