40 posts tagged "Rodarte"
As one of the truly eco-friendly global brands in the business, Aveda has always tried to bring its philosophy of sustainable beauty to fashion week. Since the S/S 2008 collections, when the company began printing all invitations and programs on paper that’s at least 20 percent post-consumer recycled, replaced bottled water with large cisterns of New York City tap water, and officially stopped partnering with designers that use fur, it has been at the forefront of helping to green the fashion industry’s largest stage. But it’s managed to one-up itself for the upcoming Fall shows. Premiering a new partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Aveda will bring some of the cleanest tap water in the nation to weary editors, buyers, and bloggers en route from Milk Studios and Bryant Park to the Altman Building and the Chelsea galleries by pumping water from area fire hydrants into six free “Water on the Go” stations around the city. Eight hundred limited-edition reusable aluminum bottles will also be distributed at its sponsored shows and will be decorated with signatures from participating designers, including John Patrick, Jason Wu, Christian Siriano, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2009 award winner Sophie Théallet. Seeing as how water bottles just might be the new tote bag, you might want to show up to Rodarte early.
The Olsens offered us so many runway-to-reality talking points at MoMA’s Second Annual Film Benefit honoring Tim Burton last night that we’re not quite sure where to begin. Shall we start with Ashley’s subtle, pastel hair streaks à la Proenza Schouler, or should we dive right in and applaud Mary-Kate’s two-toned berry lip, as seen at Rodarte? Either way, we’ll need to take a few moments to dwell on their Chloé-esque, full natural brows. (They’re well executed, but maybe a little too much for us to handle!) What do you like best?
Fashionphiles with an appetite for indie magazines will be delighted to know that the entire December issue of Dazed & Confused Japan is devoted to womenswear. Beauty fiends, on the other hand, will likely be drawn to the glossy’s cover for its distinct nod to 1930′s pin curls and an equally era-specific dark lip. The particular pout model Anya Kazakova is sporting adds a modern touch to the otherwise anachronistic spread, though. Her two-toned, heavily lined stain is reminiscent of makeup artist James Kaliardos’ handiwork backstage at Rodarte’s Spring show, where he used MAC Lip Pencil in Beet in the center of models’ mouths and an angled brush dipped in MAC Pro Lipmix in black as a liner. The double-textured look acts as something of a natural plumper while also adding an edgy twist to an otherwise classic berry-color. The very 2009 bleached eyebrows serve a similar purpose, which will be discussed at length in our upcoming The Look feature. Stay tuned.
Of all of the burgeoning trends we’ve seen backstage this month, pops of bright hair dye and body art were two of the more surprising ones. While New York’s hot pink, teal, and purple streaks didn’t seem to have legs across the Atlantic, hand-drawn tattoos did manage to make the trip. To properly accessorize his collection of street-chic denim ensembles, Jean Paul Gaultier had his models covered in temporary tattoos. Most girls had their names written in Gothic typeface down their necks, around their arms, or, in Iris Strubegger’s case, across her face, while others opted for descriptive words written in Old English (Kim Noorda went with an inner-forearm piece that just read “Fragile”). Alongside Rodarte’s full-sleeved tribal art and the calf and ankle adornments that appeared at Malandrino, you might want to start thinking ink for Spring 2010. For some good ideas, might we suggest a flip through No Regrets: The Best, Worst, & Most +$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever. And just in case you were wondering, a caricature of Oprah wearing a warm-up jacket and bench pressing is already taken.
East L.A. gang girls. Menacing condors. Maori tribeswomen. Makeup artist James Kaliardos rattled off all of these things at Rodarte yesterday, where he was attempting to create “the dark side of beauty.” With a charred black lip and a series of full-sleeve, half-sleeve, and neck tattoo designs courtesy of MAC senior artist Chantel Miller, his efforts were an overwhelming success. Starting with a minimal base, Kaliardos dabbed concealer under models’ eyes and brushed a dark mauve shadow on their lids for contour. Keeping everything “simple and strong,” he skipped the mascara and blush, and focused his energies on the lips, where he filled in the middle with strokes of MAC Lip Pencil in Beet and then used an angled brush dipped into MAC Pro Lipmix in black to line the rest of the mouth. Nail connoisseur Deborah Lippmann echoed Kaliardos’ trip to the dark side with her new “Funky Chunky,” a sheer, texturized black lacquer that goes on slightly more uniformly than Marquis Moon, the sequined silver shade she premiered at this show last season. As for the hair, Odile Gilbert explained her coifs in a single word: “Beautiful.” The stylist treated the models’ tresses with Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion to create a salt-water texture and then laid a piece of wool on top, spraying it with hairspray so that it adhered to the hair. Gilbert referenced Edward Curtis’ evocative images of the American West and Native Americans as the basis of the look, although her inspiration really came from the unique way the Mulleavys work with knitwear and the wholly different vantage point from which they approach their designs—a universal appreciation that resonated backstage.