118 posts tagged "Peter Philips"
The tousled topknot? The unintentional wisps of hair hanging just so? If you thought you caught a glimpse of your bed-head on a (very) good day strutting down the Fendi runway, you’re close. Hairstylist Sam McKnight was inspired by Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel’s postcoital tresses as the sultry heroine Emmanuelle, in the 1974 erotic classic of the same name. It marks yet another showing of the messy updo for Spring, which is good news for those of you who, like us, prefer to keep it minimal in the hair department. The key to avoiding looking too unkempt, however, at least according to makeup artist Peter Philips, is sprucing it up with some choice neutral color on the face. Phillips fashioned a mauve smoky eye using two Chanel eye shadows in Silage and Trace for a shimmering halo effect on models’ lids and dusted Chanel’s Fresque, a peach blush, on their cheekbones for a warm, morning-after glow. Multiple coats of black mascara on the top and bottom lashes provided that extra boost of sexy definition. An entirely wearable look with great catwalk-to-sidewalk potential, no?
Painted, sketched, and photographed by seemingly just about every famous artist in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Marchesa Luisa Casati has been many things to many people. The eccentric, flame-haired beauty who wore snakes as necklaces and pranced cheetahs in diamond collars through the streets of Paris, Milan, and Capri played living muse to Man Ray and Salvador Dalí, and she’s inspired countless contemporary designers. Galliano, Lagerfeld, and Armani have all dedicated collections to her, as did Tom Ford during his tenure at YSL, and where do you think Georgina Chapman got the name for her fancy dress label? Now the Marchesa has taken her rightful position as beauty icon with not one but two different makeup collections created in her image. The enormous, dark-rimmed eyes Peter Philips whipped up for the Chanel Cruise show were a direct shout-out to Casati’s own sultry aesthetic, while makeup artist Napoleon Perdis channeled the provocateur for his fall color range. His Divine Marchesa collection just debuted with a Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation in five shades; an opulent Dramatic Eye Shadow Quad; Black Sapphire, a matte black nail color; and Ravishing Rose Lip Shine, a vermilion lip stain in a black rose-shaped trinket. It’s enough to pull off a very convincing Casati—live python jewelry not included.
It’s not hard to understand why actress Rinko Kikuchi is a Lagerfeld muse: the cheekbones, those bangs, that unmistakable Japanese street style combined with a couture flair. Judging by her makeup at the Madrid premiere of her latest film, Maps of the Sounds of Tokyo, Chanel’s artistic director of makeup, Peter Philips, would be wise to take notice, too. Kikuchi wore a layered lip to spruce up a simple black dress, pressing gold pigment on top of a brick red lipstick for texture and a prismatic effect. We’ll definitely be looking for her at the Grand Palais this October. Thoughts on the look?
The lash embellishments and smoldering eyes Peter Philips turned out for Chanel’s Fall and Resort collections, respectively, are forever burned into our memory. But the makeup star still managed to impress us with his craftsmanship at the house’s Couture show yesterday when he took the classic cat-eye and blew it out of proportion, quite literally, making it thicker, pointier, and more dramatic than we’re used to seeing it. “We wanted to create something that was a mix between sixties and punk,” Philips said of the inspiration for the look. “Some of the embroideries on Karl’s creations are reminiscent of studs, and at the same time there was a 1960′s elegance. That’s why we went for the graphic black eyeliner.” And how does one pull this off, if, say, one were in the business of trying to emulate the creative director of makeup’s every move? (It’s not stalking when it’s well-intended.) See Philips’ step-by-step guide for a fail-safe cat-eye application below:
1. Look straight into the mirror and use an eyeliner pencil, like Chanel’s Automatic Liquid Eyeliner, to mark with small dots where you want the eyeliner to start and end.
2. Close one eye and connect the dots. Note: Depending on the shape (and age) of the eyes, this line might be straight or zigzag.
3. Finish by lining the inner rim of the eye with a pencil liner and apply a few coats of black mascara, like Chanel’s Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black, on the top lashes only.
OMG a thousand times over, exclamation point, exclamation point. We just received word that after much speculation by this blog and every other Chanel nail polish-loving media outlet the world over, Peter Philips’ dreamy jade lacquer from the brand’s Fall 2009 collection has indeed gone into production and will be released as a limited-edition offering in October. It will be joined by a Jade Rose shade as well, although we’re a bit more excited for the original minty green that we spied back in March. It might just be the next frenzy-inducing color in the company’s long line of cult favorites that have helped carve out the politics of polish. More on that when our new The Look feature goes live on Friday. Get excited.