Giles, All Grown Up: “Strict, Uptight” Beauty For Deacon
Remember the questionable, multicolored glitter eyes and outrageous rhinestone-encrusted nails at Giles last season? Well, they were gone for Fall, replaced instead with something of a demure dominatrix look. “I’m inspired by Victorian governesses and their strict, uptight style,” makeup mistress Lucia Pieroni clarified of the sculpted, defined lips that she made matte and vivid with a precise painting of MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo. Similarly sanguine nails courtesy of manicurist Sophy Robson and squeaky-clean skin helped to further the severe, sophisticated effect. “I wanted it to have that scrubbed-with-soap-and-water look,” Pieroni explained of models’ complexions, which she dotted with clear MAC Lipglass on the tops of cheeks and along the eyelid.
Adding to the newfound injection of maturity present at the show was a constricted bun, pulled taught by coiffing star Ashley Javier. Prepping hair with Toni & Guy Label.m Smoothing Cream, Javier topped his low-slung chignons with a fishnet cap to ensure that not a single hair fell out of place. It was a perfectly-whipped-into-shape look for a collection that featured more than one waist-restricting corset—make that waist-restricting leather corset.—Christina Bentley