8 posts tagged "Miuccia Prada"
A few years in the making, and a string of prospective release dates later, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is finally hitting theaters this month—and the fashion community couldn’t be happier. In addition to Luhrmann’s singular directing style and a star-studded cast that includes Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film also features the costume-design savvy of Oscar winner Catherine Martin in collaboration with one Miuccia Prada, who designed forty dresses for a slew of twenties-era extras as well as some of the frocks worn by Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan. To properly fete the partnership, the two women hosted a cocktail party last night attended by a handful of the film’s stars, as well as style-set regulars, like Shala Monroque. The Garage magazine creative director complemented her staggeringly flawless complexion with a gorgeous, glossy red lip and a hair accessory that resembled one of the coveted demilunes from Nicholas Ghesquière’s final Balenciaga collection —a thoughtful move, considering the wealth of flapper-inspired headpieces featured in the movie. Thoughts on the gilded accessory?
In a departure from the abundance of sixties tributes we’ve seen this season, Miuccia Prada honed in on the forties at Miu Miu, which closed out Paris fashion week. Her glam squad of Pat McGrath and Guido Palau acted accordingly. “Modern vintage and forties elegance,” is how McGrath described the makeup, which consisted of two looks, one with a bare mouth and the other with a striking, matte red pout courtesy of a precise line of CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipliner in Passion filled in with a mix of its Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot—”the essential red shade”—and Eternal, a hot fuchsia. Both lips were complemented by porcelain skin, thanks to a light coverage of CoverGirl Natureluxe Foundation, groomed brows, and what will likely go down as McGrath’s signature for Fall 2011, spider lashes. “It’s an excessive lash,” she said of her heavy-handed application of CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Black, which was helped along by a few individual false lashes applied to the center of the top lash line.
Palau also went with his own adaptation of the era, focusing his attention on “a loose, naturally textured half updo,” that was prepped with Redken Wax Blast 10 high Impact Finishing Spray Wax for a piece-y effect and center-parted. The key to the style came from two simple hair combs—Goody hair combs, to be exact—which Palau used to sweep side sections from above models’ ears and secure on the top of their heads. Palau’s penchant for drugstore hair accessories, spotted here, at Prada, and McQueen, is an exciting development as far as getting properly (and affordably) coiffed come September.
If there were any doubts about whether Alicia Keys was ready to return to her adventurous beauty habits after giving birth to a baby boy just two months ago, they were laid to rest last night when the R&B superstar turned up to the Cinema Society screening of Biutiful in New York. The songstress chose a very ambitious pompadour-cum-mohawk for the Miuccia Prada-hosted occasion, managing to retain a certain softness to her coif. Most impressive was the way in which she was able to pull off the challenging style with complete and total ease. Jealous. What do you think of her gravity-defying ‘do?
When Prada introduced its Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger fragrance this past spring, it was on our summer favorites’ list before we even toyed with the idea of spritzing it onto our skin. The rectangular glass flacon came housed in one of the prettiest boxes we’ve ever seen, which made us want to like the orange blossom absolute eau despite the fact that we tend to shy away from similarly scented perfumes. (Full disclosure: The entire package sat, unopened, on our kitchen table for a few weeks so any visitors to our apartment might be able to marvel at the iconic green, pink, and orange floral wallpaper print that Miuccia Prada featured in her Fall 2003 collection.) Fortunately, we liked the warm, fresh scent even more when we eventually opened it—thus marginally justifying leaving the carton around for all to see. The Musée d’Orsay in Paris apparently relates to our obsession with its visual allure and has included the fragrance in its new exhibition entitled Art Nouveau Revival, which opened this week and is dedicated to re-evaluating the impact of the movement on contemporary culture. Prada’s pattern will be shown alongside work by artists like Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, and Aubrey Beardsley through February, giving us a legitimate reason to put the box back on display in our own home as an objet d’art.
While still marveling over the backstage handiwork at the Prada show yesterday courtesy of makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Guido Palau, we stumbled upon this image of Christina Aguilera at Variety‘s first annual Power of Women Luncheon in Beverly Hills. The bright red pout? Those matte, texturized locks split evenly over both shoulders? It’s as if Xtina and Miuccia simultaneously conjured the same beauty look and then realized it on their own respective turfs, presenting us with one of the best runway-to-reality looks the Spring show season has produced thus far, plus a transcontinental “who wore it better” moment of epic proportions. Discuss.