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July 25 2014

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34 posts tagged "Louis Vuitton"

Take Your Liner to a “Dangerous” New Level

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Eyeliner is making a serious statement on the Resort circuit this season. Backstage pro Peter Philips used a liquid formula to sketch graphic parallel lines on top and bottom lashes at Dior; Pat McGrath smudged shimmery blue, gray, burgundy, or khaki green pigments around catwalkers’ eyes at Louis Vuitton; smoky, kohl-rimmed lids accentuated by gold leaf on the inner corners appeared at Chanel; and makeup artist Vincent Oquendo crafted party-girl eyes reminiscent of Penny Lane in Almost Famous at Marc Jacobs’.

For the latest issue of Jalouse, however, Oquendo took a new textural approach to the trend, lining model Ali Michael’s upper lashes with black Duo Eyelash Adhesive and flat, gunmetal studs purchased from M&J Trimming in New York City. “I was inspired by the nineties and Nancy Downs [actress Fairuza Balk] in The Craft, so I wanted it to look dangerous but still feel fresh,” he said. “She was styled with all of these chokers and chains, so I translated that to Ali’s face.” For those who want to take the goth-punk aesthetic one step further, try Oquendo’s combo for a bewitching-but-subtle plummy-black lip: MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth and Lipstick in Cyber.

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Photos: Instagram

Louis Vuitton Resort: A Lesson in Understated Sparkle by Pat McGrath

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Nicolas Ghesquière’s “game of colors” for Louis Vuitton’s Cruise collection was complemented by not one, but four eyeshadow shades—one being selected to suit each model that took to the runway. “It was about celebrating each girl’s beauty—it wasn’t a makeover or anything like that,” noted makeup pro Pat McGrath, who smudged a lustrous blue, gray, burgundy, or khaki green pigment around each catwalker’s eyes and into the socket with a damp brush, then defined lashes with black-brown mascara. “When you think of shimmer shadows, you usually think of a party or strong beauty, but this [look uses] those shimmer shadows in a much more modern, simple, bare way,” she explained. While the gray had a hint of silver, the other hues in this season’s palette were injected with gold sparkle to add warmth. A bronzy blush was dusted across the cheeks and chin to finish off the face and lend a “fresh, outdoor effect” (this is Resort, after all). If the glittery lids McGrath created at Dior’s Fall 2014 show or the gold-leaf-adorned smoky eyes that appeared in Dubai for Chanel’s Arabian Night-themed spectacular are a bit too over the top for your taste, the subtle and sophisticated liner at Vuitton should provide you with plenty of flash.

Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath/@patmcgrathreal

Are Rainbow Bright Hair Colors Taking a Backseat to Hybrid Hues?

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olaThe second Marc Jacobs sent washed-out dye jobs down his Fall 2014 runway, we at Style.com knew these “pulled-back” and “off” shades, as Guido Palau described them, were going to be the next big thing in hair color. On Saturday, model Ola Rudnicka walked in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Cruise collection sporting toned-down lilac strands in lieu of her signature white-blond. Similar to Charlotte Free’s unconventional porange (pronounced in a French accent as “poh-ranje”) seen at Chanel Resort, Rudnicka’s pale purple tresses appear to be a hybrid—one I affectionately dubbed plavender (a blend of grayed-out platinum and lavender). The distinguishing factor between these watercolor-like tints and the saturated, hi-def tones we’ve come to covet is that they appear more experimental than intentional. Talk about a happy accident.

(Brow) Pencils Down

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Louis Vuitton "Timeless Muses" ExhibitionLately, attention has turned to brows in a big way (thank you, Cara Delevingne). But Japanese actress Rila Fukushima went rogue last night and opted for natural, unfilled arches at the Louis Vuitton Timeless Muses exhibition in Tokyo. While we never thought we’d long for a statement lip, we’re happy to see a bold bordeaux mouth staging such a glorious comeback. So much so, we’re almost (almost) tempted to stop beefing up our brows and opt for something a bit softer and, dare we say it, sparse.

Photo: Getty Images

Scentsational Voyage

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pradalunarossa Yesterday Luna Rossa, Prada’s sailing team, beat Swedish rival Artemis in the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals, held on San Francisco Bay. While this competition ends August 30, these catamarans are gearing up for America’s Cup, a 162-year-old regatta that kicks off in September. In honor of its team (and much to the delight of Sperry-wearing men everywhere), the Italian powerhouse brand produced a collector’s version of their Luna Rossa cologne that launched earlier this year. Dressed in a crisp white cage and accented with a mirrored bottom, this mod and masculine flacon is likely to be stashed away in any well-dressed captain’s quarters. Designed by Yves Béhar, the olfactory vessel was inspired by the sleek, dynamic beauty of extreme sailboats. As for the scent inside, it’s the same as the original created by perfumer Daniela Andrier—a refreshing blend of bitter orange, aromatic lavender, and woody amber that smells both rugged and refined. The winner of America’s Cup won’t be named until September 21, but be sure to nab this fragrance for your guy before this limited-edition bottle sails into the sunset.

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Photos: AFP/Getty Images; Courtesy of Prada