3 posts tagged "Ohne Titel"
Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening collection was on heavy rotation backstage this season, where stylists frequently turned to its Thickening Full Form Mousse and Thickening Creme Contour, both of which just hit shelves in March, to achieve piece-y, texturized styles—not to mention height; the towering coifs Jimmy Paul created for Thom Browne, as showcased in our portfolio of the designer’s Fall collection in the new issue of Style.com/Print, owe their gravity-defying structure to Bb’s Thickening Dryspun Finish spray, which is due out this July. The versatility of the styling aids, not to mention a wardrobe of Ohne Titel Spring looks, provide the perfect edge of intrigue in Gregory Kohn’s new fashion film, Zoetrope, which makes its premiere here. If model Neelia Moore’s teased-up tresses—as she takes photos, argues with her boyfriend, does an impromptu dance, and stares longingly into the camera—don’t make you want to go big this season, it’s unclear what will.
Bold lipstick isn’t a big story these days, but orange lipstick still has the power to shock. We’ve talked about it before on this blog, when shades of carrot, coral, and melon turned up at the Fall 2009 shows, and again recently, when designers like Victoria Bartlett, Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, and Marc Jacobs issued a mandarin mandate at their Spring 2011 shows. But it’s a tricky shade to wear. You need to match the hue to your specific complexion. (Trust us, we recently learned the hard way that neon orange does not mix well with olive undertones.) Model Petra Nemcova, for her part, went with a true, super-saturated pumpkin shade at last night’s Sixth Annual Focus for Change Benefit in New York. It was plenty striking, but also slightly overpowering, paired with her creamy ivory skin and dark cobalt dress. If you want to conduct your own experiment, we recommend investing in Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren, which its global artistic director, Gucci Westman, whipped out backstage at Ohne Titel, or Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Day Lily, makeup artist Dick Page’s go-to color at Marc by Marc Jacobs. As for our own personal tangerine dreams, they were realized last month when we discovered MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good to Go. It’s a lovely, vibrant alternative to plain old red that happens to be surprisingly versatile.
No cash for an ad campaign? The next best thing for transmitting your message, many designers have been discovering lately, is a well-produced lookbook, print or digital. Ohne Titel designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill seek out “inspirational” collaborators for their online marketing materials. The job requirements: “We work with people who are strong and interesting,” Adams told us about the design duo’s approach, which has already made models out of 80-year-old former fashion buyer and retailer Marilyn Reisman and artist Tauba Auerbach. “It’s pretty organic,” she admits of the selection process. And fans of the brand, like Cecilia Dean, who will be representing the Fall collection, are usually more than willing to oblige. “I was totally flattered,” Dean said of being asked to participate in the shoot,
which wrapped this weekend at the Eldridge and also includes cameos from Interview‘s Christopher Bollen and L.A.-based boutique owner Zainab Sumu. “I wear a lot of their stuff anyway,” Dean added. “Wearing their clothes, it’s like I’m heading for battle and ready to take on the world.”
Dean, who confessed that she rarely wears makeup or even does her hair, was being tended to on set by Revlon’s global artistic director, Gucci Westman. (World domination often requires a little touch-up, after all.) Westman, who can be credited for the beauty look at Ohne Titel’s runway presentations, whipped up a “lived in” seventies-inspired eye for the occasion, blending Revlon’s Luxurious Color Satin and Perle Eye Shadow in Black Galaxy across Dean’s lids and smudging its Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet around her upper lash line. A thin stroke of Revlon’s ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen “kicked out” at the outer corners’ of Dean’s eyes and a more-is-more approach with its Grow Luscious mascara added a hint of drama to the whole look. To really give off the “just leaving the club” vibe she was going for, Westman mixed a little lip balm on top of her shadow job and spritzed Dean’s face with water so that the Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator on her cheeks appeared dewy and glowing. Was this a sneak peek at what we can expect to see backstage at Ohne’s show come September? Not so much. “These are real personalities, so you want to emphasize their individuality—not make them look like one person,” Westman explained of her creative direction. What we did get to preview was the face painter’s new limited-edition Multi Use Palette, part of her Fall Suede Rhapsody Collection, due out in October. Four creamy colors for eyes and cheeks sit on top of a universally flattering shade of reddish pink lip tint that slides out to the side like spy gear. “I hope this is the first of more of these in different shades,” Westman divulged. Us, too.