14 posts tagged "Zac Posen"
There are so many details to consider in a single fashion show, that the smallest of them often go unnoticed. But the discerning runway watcher may have noted that models’ hair at Zac Posen’s Spring show last September was ultra shiny and incredibly vivid. That was thanks to John Frieda’s Precision Foam Colour, which was applied backstage so blondes, like Aline Weber and Elsa Sylvan appeared more honey gold, and brunettes like Hilary Rhoda and Posen favorite, Crystal Renn, got a rich, glossy, chocolatey tint. Posen was apparently so grateful for the hair help, he has returned the favor by lending some of the beautiful floral prints from that collection to four, limited-edition boxes of the permanent dye. Each print was selected by the designer to complement the red, black, brunette, and blonde tones offered by the corresponding box. And that’s not all: To help you add a little haute accessorizing to your new hair hue, Posen’s patterns will also appear on a series of head wraps, headbands, barrettes, and elastics.
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Should you have been confused by all the marabou, the cutouts, and that oddly placed neckerchief in look three at Zac Posen’s spring show this morning, his go-to makeup artist, Kabuki, offered up an explanation. “The show is about playful glamour with a touch of eccentricity, inspired in part by the late Seventies and a young Diana Vreeland in the thirties,” he told us backstage. This meant pink pigment on lids and cheeks for a “floral and rosy—almost seashell” effect that the face painter created using MAC Pigment in Vanilla on the inner corners of the eye, blended outwards into its Pigment in Fuchsia, which was diffused to the temple. MAC’s Fluid Line Eyeliner Gel in Blacktrack rimmed the upper and lower lash lines to frame said elaborate shadow job, which was further showcased by its Zoomblack Mascara and extra eyelashes that were drawn onto the skin with eyeliner. “That’s the eccentric part,” Kabuki said of the look, which he tweaked with an orangey/red pout topped off with a coat of clear gloss.
“A labor of love,” is how Posen himself described his collection as he weaved in and out of the backstage area—and “labor” is a word hairstylist Jimmy Paul would likely attest to. “We tried a million things and then I did this post-disco rockabilly look and it all came together,” Paul said of the pompadour-esque updos he created by fashioning deep side parts, pulling hair up at the hairline and then sweeping the excess into a ponytail or a bun. His secret? “Lots and lots and lots of hairspray”—particularly Bumble & Bumble Spray de Mode and its B&b Shine Spray for a polished finish.
Four years ago, a seismic event occurred in L.A. that rocked us to our core. It was the 78th Annual Academy Awards, and the earth shook when Michelle Williams emerged on the red carpet in that canary yellow, accordion-pleated Vera Wang dress boasting lashes out to there, soft bangs, and a perfect scarlet pout that would forever unite the lip color and the dress color in our minds. Fast-forward to last night’s Tony Awards, and there it was again, only this time, it was Lea Michele in a Zac Posen strapless number mixing crimson and tangerine. The Glee star chose a deeper, more burgundy red with shimmer as opposed to Williams’ glossy, true red stain, but it still managed to wow us with its shocking, complementary contrast. Sentimentality aside, which version do you like best?
Coco Rocha was out and about in New York last night, twitpic’ing along the way. The model had caught one of the last flights out of Europe before the Icelandic volcano’s ash cloud shut air travel there down, and managed to hit up both the American Museum of Natural History’s annual spring dance as well as the party for Zac Posen’s Target pop-up shop (phew). How best to party-hop with no time for an outfit change? Wear black and choose a simple, statement beauty look. Coco’s primping products of choice included a thin black cat-eye, slight cheek contouring, and a strong pink lip, which creates a lovely contrast against her ivory skin, in our opinion. What do you think of the lip color?
We’ve already talked at length about eye shadow’s dominance on the Fall runways, but after seeing some interesting liner work at Jean Paul Gaultier on Saturday, we thought we’d take a minute to ruminate on pencils and liquid fine-point pens. While cat-eyes in varying thicknesses have shown up at many shows, we were dealing with something else entirely at Gaultier. “[His] collection was influenced by the world traveler,” Guido Palau mentioned backstage, where his job was made easy by a slew of hats and turbans, leaving only four girls with visible undone side ponytails to work with. That meant all impact had to come from the face, which was left in the hands of makeup artist extraordinaire Stéphane Marais. Marais chose to express this general globe-trotting aesthetic with a geometric eye, composed of a bleached brow and blended strokes of black eye kohl. The first thing we thought when we saw the look wasn’t so much international wanderer as Zac Posen. Although cleaner and more structured, the design reminded us of the “trashy with dignity” peepers Marais cooked up for Posen last month in New York, using short, deliberately smudged black dashes to create his desired effect. Who says eyeliner should be confined to the lash line, anyway?