4 posts tagged "Suno"
Full disclosure: There are certain things about Fashion’s Night Out that terrify us to the core every time it rears its pre-Spring fashion week head. The crowds, the chaos, and the unchecked public Champagne consumption is enough to make your head spin—literally—at a time when harnessing as much energy as possible for a month of back-to-back shows should be the priority. But the retail extravaganza’s limited-edition beauty collaborations keep us coming back. The annual event has heralded the arrival of specialized Chanel nail lacquers, like Fall 2010′s exceptional Les Khakis de Chanel, as well as that Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid trio—a solid perfume, deep berry-tinged lipstick, and matching bordeaux-colored nail varnish—that debuted for one night only two years ago, when Ford’s full color collection was just a glimmer in his eye. This year is shaping up to be littered with a new crop of exciting offerings, including this one: Suno has teamed up with Minx to launch six nail overlays that will be available at Saks on Fashion’s Night Out, while supplies last. The original nail decal brand tested out the program with Marc by Marc Jacobs two seasons back, showcasing the wealth of prints from Jacobs’ Fall 2011 show, and its partnership with Suno should prove similarly successful; the patterns from Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis’ Fall 2012 show are ripe for pressing on fingertips.
Twiggy may have favored the sleeker, side-parted chignon that Guido Palau revisited at Alberta Ferretti this season, but the rest of the Sixties social set was much more interested in styles embodied by a single word: height. And so, to properly compliment Tomas Maier’s shift dresses and cardi sets at Bottega Veneta this weekend, Palau provided just that—heavily backcombed, texturized updos. “Rich ’60s glamor” is how he described his coifs, which he prepped with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for body, side parted and gathered into either a low ponytail or a French twist, pinning and securing with a halo of Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray. It harked back to the volume and silhouette of Sam McKnight’s streaked, rolled, Hitchcockian styles at Fendi last week, Eugene Souleiman’s half-up, half-down version at Peter Som, and the towering designs at Ruffian and Suno as well. Like the tall toppers that made a splash for Fall 2010, high and mighty is turning out to be a, um, big idea for Fall 2011.
The super-high, teased-out pompadour is a favorite with hair stylists looking to create androgynous glamour. It can also be hyper-feminized, as evidenced by its two early cameos this week—first at Ruffian, where Bumble and Bumble’s Neil Moodie was doing socialite-style “morning-after” hair, and then last night at Suno, where Odile Gilbert was channeling Avedon muse, China Machado. “Teasing, mousse, more teasing,” Gilbert said of her incarnation of the sixties style. Prepping hair with Kérastase Ciment Thermique leave-in heat-activated reconstructing milk and its Résistance Mousse Volumactive, Gilbert blew hair dry and coated it with Kérastase Elixir Ultime for shine. She then back-combed the top section, which would ultimately get tucked into a tight French twist pinned in back. Makeup artist Carole Colombani added Meryl Streep in Out of Africa to designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty’s inspirational beauty directives. “Baby skin” is how the face painter described her complexion objective, which she achieved by adding a rosy glow to models’ cheeks with a mix of MAC’s forthcoming lipsticks in Creative Energy, a sheer peach, and Raise a Glass, a sheer pink. To fashion-ize the whole experience a bit, Colombani incorporated a graphic element in the form of an elongated line drawn along the upper lash line with MAC’s new-for-Fall Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Makeup Your Mind, a slate gray, which she extended outward toward the temple and mixed with water as a makeshift mascara for lower lashes. MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy, a dark brown, drawn along the inner rims of eyes and a few coats of its Haute & Naughty Mascara added definition.
The gray lip had a moment during the Fall 2009 shows, when collections like Rodarte’s repopularized Angelina Jolie’s Girl, Interrupted-era go-to pout color. But as much as we like the Mulleavy sisters and Brad Pitt’s better half, it never seemed totally wearable to us. The muted matte version makeup artist Carole Colombani whipped up at Suno yesterday, however, was another story thanks to a clever technique: “It’s an eyebrow pencil!” she revealed backstage, pulling out MAC’s Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe. “The trick is to moisturize a lot before,” she said of getting that perfectly flat finish, which was set off slightly by a glossy eye, courtesy of MAC’s Mixing Medium and its pigment in Mauvement. Her balm of choice? Homeoplasmine, a French drugstore product that Jessica Stam swears by and that we needed Colombani to spell out for us (twice). “It gives the perfect amount of moisture without the shine,” she said. Aquaphor is a good stateside alternative. Just blot with a tissue to remove excess glisten, apply your lip (or eyebrow) pencil of choice, and get ready to reap the compliments.