5 posts tagged "Vogue Italia"
Pat McGrath puts her vast face-painting knowledge on display every time she steps foot backstage at a fashion show: From clean skin and contours to Swarovski Crystal-studded mouths, there is nothing the makeup artist can’t do. No show was more indicative of that than Lanvin this season, where Alber Elbaz asked McGrath for not one, not two, but four different looks. And so she obliged him, whipping up a strong lip, a big brow, and, most interestingly, two distinctly different eyes. It’s a maquillage muscle she flexed again for photographer Steven Meisel’s “White Mischief” story in the April issue of Vogue Italia, giving Edie Campbell at least six stand-alone makeup moments to complement a delightfully mussed-up version of her oft-discussed black wispy shag. At left, we’ve selected three of the more stunning lid looks for your viewing pleasure, which offer up interesting takes on classic black shapes, bleached brows included. For more Edie, click here to watch the Brit catwalking star in a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.
Throwback Thursdays is a new feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Kate Moss
The Moment: Feathers embellishments.
The Motivation: Remember, like…two years back, when out of nowhere feathered hair extensions took the street-style set—and young Hollywood—by storm? They became so popular, in fact, there were reports of a shortage of the long, colorful plumage that also happens to be used by fly fishermen. Luckily, it was a fleeting thing, but birds of a fashion feather have been flocking together for quite some time. From Alexis Mabille’s Fall 2011 Couture show to Jason Wu’s Spring 2012 runway, editorial hairstylists have been using the colorful accessories for years, as evidenced by this Arthur Elgort-lensed shoot for Vogue Italia circa 1992. Ms. Moss appears to have entwined her feather headdress with a Heidi-style braid, and finished the look with an unexpected smoky eye. (Kate, always a trendsetter.) It goes without saying that this would be a great way to up the ante on the summer festival circuit, where feathers and fringe tend to show up en masse.
Liu Wen may have the Estée Lauder contract, and Sui He may have just been named the new face of Shiseido, but Fei Fei Sun is currently our favorite member of fashion’s new school of Asian supermodels. A face of DKNY fragrances and ck One Cosmetics, the Chinese knockout’s January issue of Vogue Italia—the first to ever feature an Asian catwalker on the front—is the stuff of legend. Lensed by Steven Meisel, who was inspired by Givenchy and Avedon muse China Machado, Sun is a revelation in Pat McGrath’s deep pink lip, Guido Palau’s wig-wrapped beehive, and a perfectly polished set of nails painted a shade of melon-tinged coral with Jin Soon’s new-for-spring lacquer in Tea Rose, by the manicure maven herself. Somebody get this girl a (bigger) beauty contract. Thoughts on Sun’s cover turn?
In the latest issue of Vogue Italia, Amber Valletta grapples with the modeling establishment’s current dilemma and a question that has divided mankind since the dawn of peroxide: blonde or brunette? Both, we’d argue, considering how well the nineties super is pulling them off. In an interesting bit of foreshadowing, Ms. Valletta swaps Spring’s seventies-inspired, middle-parted strands and big frizzy manes in favor of Fall’s nod to the sixties, sporting in one photo an icy, voluminous, Hitchcockian set, and in the other a raven-hued architectural motif preferred by Vidal Sassoon and his cohorts. The styling magic on display was made possible by the teamwork of Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals and colorist Josh Wood, the latter of whom wowed us at Jean Paul Gaultier, where his mastery of the gray scale made Guido Palau’s bourgeois beehives that much more of a spectacle. Requisite, decade-appropriate eyeliner and lots and lots of lashes courtesy of Chanel’s Peter Philips also abound in these Amber pics. So, what say you: Does platinum prevail, or have you fallen victim to the dark arts?
Have you ever wondered what two seconds of footage of Lily Donaldson thrashing her long blond locks around in the midst of four wind machines, slowed down to 1,000 frames per second, would look like? Yeah? This one’s for you. [Nowness]
The problem with renouncing plastic surgery and making statements like, “Somebody has got to give a face to getting old,” is that when you do decide to go in for a little nip/tuck, you look like a bit of a hypocrite. Not that we’d ever judge you, Jane Fonda, but… [Daily Mail]
Hatters in Victorian England often had reddish hair because of the orange-tinged mercury used in the manufacture of felt back in the day. But that’s not what compelled Tim Burton to make Johnny Depp a carrot-top in his forthcoming Alice in Wonderland adaptation. “There is just something really scary about orange hair,” Burton says. “Every performer in my childhood who had orange hair, it seemed to signify that they were not to be trusted and could be dangerous.” There was something kind of frightening about Bozo, come to think of it… [L.A. Times]
Vogue Italia‘s new Web site is dedicating a section to plus-sized women by launching Vogue Curvy, a satellite destination that features video interviews with models like Crystal Renn and Lizzie Miller. So…it’s a “separate but equal” mentality, then? [Stylist]