118 posts tagged "Peter Philips"
Yup, that’s Leigh Lezark at left, but we can understand your confusion. Gone is her signature severe, side-parted bob, and in its place, long soft waves—with an almost recognizable pink cheek and a beautiful rosy lip. It was definitely a much girlier side of the MisShapes frontwoman than we’re used to seeing front row at Chanel, but Lezark was pulling it off at Karl Lagerfeld’s extravaganza this morning and showing some love for Peter Philips’ new Rouge Coco lipstick collection in the process (the shade she’s wearing is called Cambon)—good form for the Chanel brand ambassador. What do you think about her departure from the dark side?
With the Paris shows officially under way, our one burning beauty question has been answered: Yes, nineties minimalism has in fact made the trip from Milan, where it was a carryover effect from both London and New York. Despite a few dips into sixties hair territory at Rochas and Giles yesterday, barefaced looks reigned at Nicolas Andreas Taralis and Limi Feu—not to mention Dries Van Noten, where makeup artist Peter Philips has perfected the no-frills face over the past few seasons. But leave it to Philips to stake his claim on the familiar territory for Fall by adding a dash of extraordinary to what has become a general trend toward the ordinary. Like Linda Cantello at Armani, Philips chose to make his statement with the brow, adding an extra element to an otherwise plain approach by penciling in a sharp, short black line and blending it seamlessly into the natural curvature of models’ arches. You could barely see the precision of his handiwork on the runway, where the additional step served to bring a subtle strength to the face, without detracting from the clothes. And that’s what’s great about Philips’ work: Even his simplest ideas have impact.
There was a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll vibe backstage at Fendi yesterday, where the hair and makeup team of Sam McKnight and Peter Philips combined to create a pretty, feminine take on a masculine idea. McKnight loosely worked off the concept of a greaser-era pompadour, although his coifs were far looser than those worn by 1950′s bad boys—not to mention messier. While McKnight gathered models’ hair into high ponytails, rolling them over themselves and pinning them to hold, he made sure to use a light hand, letting rogue wisps and flyaways help shape the end result. It was quite similar to his ingenue-inspired topknots from Spring, come to think of it—and the nostalgic reference wasn’t lost on makeup artist Philips. His signature peachy cheek, which we have become so accustomed to seeing on this runway, was in full effect for Fall as he once again turned to Chanel’s Joues Contraste Blush in Fresque, applying it to the apples of models’ cheeks and adding a mauve-y gloss to their lips for some sheer shine. To better serve the softness of the overall look, Philips used a few strokes of a beige eye shadow for slight contouring but chose to skip the mascara and eyeliner altogether—a decision that is gaining popularity at the Fall shows in general. Could last season’s lash-loving be coming to a premature end? Stay tuned.
To celebrate her new role as the face of its Rouge Coco lipstick collection designed by makeup artist Peter Philips, Chanel threw a lavish dinner for model/actress/chanteuse Vanessa Paradis last night in New York. What to wear for the occasion? Gabrielle, of course, a creamy matte red pigment from the new range. Flawlessly powdered skin and soft tendrils pinned into a loose updo completed the look. If this doesn’t make you want to dabble in high-opacity pout perfecters, nothing will. Thoughts on the color?
There were no little black dresses at the Chanel Couture show today, and no thick black cat-eyes courtesy of Peter Philips, either. Three little word combinations that came directly from Karl Lagerfeld—”liquid silver,” “neon baroque,” and “chemical pastels”—inspired the models’ brightly painted lips and metallic pewter eyes and nails. Philips used Rouge Allure in Genial, an as-yet-unreleased product from the brand’s summer Les Pop-Up collection, to get the “chemical coral” pout he was going for. He created an elongated silver/gray eye with Chanel’s new Ombres Contraste eye shadow duo in Gris-Subtil, and subtly contoured cheeks with its Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Corail. As for the makeup guru’s knack for sparking nail varnish fads, there might be a lull in the madness—at least for the Euro set. He revived Chanel’s Duo Platinum Silver today, which was only available across the pond when it launched in 2007. Mr. Philips, if you’re reading this, a relaunch in the U.S. would not be frowned upon.