3 posts tagged "Meadham Kirchhoff"
In the annals of nail art history, Zoe Pocock plays a prominent role. The creative and technical whiz logged time as the head manicurist at a slew of cool London salons, Daniel Galvin and Windle & Moodie among them, before turning her attention to editorial work (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia, et al.) and celebrity clients like Adele. That’s right; she of the incredible pipes and always-gorgeous talons is a Pocock regular; ditto Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, and, wait for it, Barbra Streisand. While Pocock earned a flurry of breathless accolades back in 2006 when she debuted the Louboutin manicure (a black nail with a bright red stripe underneath the tip, just like the sole of the famous shoes), it is in her role as creative director of Nail Rock that has left a lasting impression on the beauty world. The brand’s innovative nail wraps have become number one in the U.K., and Pocock has collaborated on special-edition versions with Meadham Kirchhoff (see image at left) and Mulberry. Here, as the Olympics continue to bring the world’s attention to London, Pocock shares some of her hometown beautifying favorites.
The Cool Colorist: Amanda Sheridan
“Although I’m very fair naturally, I do like to be gray in hair color. Amanda has always made me feel amazing through my hair.”
Daniel Galvin Junior Salon, 4 West Halkin St., Belgravia; www.danielgalvinjunior.com.
The Yoga Hot Spot: So Hot
“I visit a studio wherever I travel within London. Bikram is key for anyone who travels and works a lot to better the mind and body. It is Lady Gaga’s favorite, too.”
So Hot Bikram Yoga Studio, 1 Vandon Passage, Victoria; www.sohotbikramyoga.co.uk.
The Face Place: Sanctuary
“Their oxygen and collagen facial is my answer to facial heaven. Flying a lot dehydrates my skin terribly. After this facial I feel absolutely brand-new.”
The Sanctuary Spa, 12 Floral St., Covent Garden; www.thesanctuary.co.uk. Continue Reading “The 411: Zoe Pocock” »
Since Brit beauty queen Zoe Pocock’s Nail Rock overlays touched down on this side of the Pond with an exclusive launch at Nordstrom in December, they’ve developed a steady stream of American acolytes—so much so that they went mass last month, rolling out to CVS stores nationwide. Pocock’s secret to success, in our estimation, is her fashion ties, which have allowed her to create nail prints and patterns for brands like Mulberry and Meadham Kirchhoff that are simply superior to the barrage of similar offerings already on the market. The runway is actually where we caught our first glimpse of Pocock’s specialty tips, which were instrumental to the beauty collaborations afoot backstage at Meadham Kirchhoff’s whimsical Spring show. To round out hair artist James Pecis’ painted platinum wigs and the limited-edition, glitter-encrusted lipstick bullets of MAC Ruby Woo the show’s opening act of Courtney Love impersonators pulled out of their cleavage, Pocock provided custom-made nail designs, each of which was more quirky than the next—think: vintage teddy bear illustrations on a pastel yellow base and fifties-era toy ponies painted onto a background of light blue lacquer. Now, five months later, the overlays are about to arrive at Topshop. Eight total prints should be hitting shelves next week—just in time to round out any NYFW manicure ideas you may already be throwing around.
Those of you making the trip across the pond to take in the shows in London are in for a sweet-smelling treat. Word on the street is that designers Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff have teamed up with Brit fragrance purveyor Penhaligon’s to “scent” their Autumn/Winter collection. The concept of adding an olfactory element to all the runway fanfare is not new; most of you will remember how we desperately stalked the limited-edition Svart Snö that Byredo’s Ben Gorham whipped up for Acne’s Fall 2010 show last year. This will be Meadham and Kirchhoff’s fifth dance with fashion and fragrance. The models, clothing, and even the venue at the design duo’s presentation on Saturday will be spritzed with a light mist of Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet, a scent that was created at the turn of the last century and is named after Britain’s Blenheim Palace. The eau features a crisp mix of citrus oils, spices, and woods, and was specifically picked out by Meadham to complement the vibe of the collection—which we can only imagine will feature some new riffs on dandy attire. To ensure the proper pacing of the aroma in the air, the designers have specified that the models be dabbed with the juice right before walking out. No word on whether front-row attendees will find a bottle of Blenheim Bouquet under their seats, but should you not be able to get it out of your head (or your clothes), click here to procure your very own flacon.