You can always count on Marchesa for a display of unadulterated formal femininity. Like a waft of perfume, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s elegant gowns slink down the runway each season offering a display of extreme glamour. Soon after each collection debuts, the same dresses drape over Hollywood’s leading ladies on red carpets around the world.
Photo by Indigital Images
For the shows, the beauty must never compete, but cannot be so subtle as to seem casual next to the evening gowns. To create the stunning hair and makeup that complemented Fall 2017’s Chinese-inspired sheaths, Marchesa turned to Moroccanoil and M·A·C.
BECOME A BLUSHING BEAUTY: HERE’S HOW
With New York now in the rearview, our eyes are glued to the streets and the runways across the pond. We don’t know about you, but we always get goosebumps on the first day of London Fashion Week. Maybe it’s because the English roses we see traipsing to and from the shows always give off a cool-girl vibe that’s thoughtful and never overdone; there’s an element of risk-taking to British street style that’s made to look effortless from head to toe.
But before we get too ahead of ourselves (after all, it’s only day one), we’re starting with the statement hair accessories we’re expecting to see on our favorite It girls. From ’90s barrettes to unexpected ways to use a hair tie, we’re showing you how to style the accessory trends that are going to take over London.
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Like Aphrodite rising from Cyprian sea foam or a woodland nymph appearing in the brush, the models in Marchesa’s Spring 2017 bridal collection emerged with natural elements woven into their hair and earrings. Flowers, pearls and clustered crystals framed their faces and crowned their hair. These accessories complemented the airy dresses, themselves decorated in floral appliqués often encrusted with beads and jewels to simulate fresh dew.
To achieve the divinely subtle beauty presented with this collection, Marchesa kept the makeup glowing but minimal, with shimmery liner on the inner eye. Cascading hair was given a light wave then braided into wreaths. Inspired by Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn, Kevin Hughes for MOROCCANOIL created an ethereally romantic but modern hairstyle.
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Sometimes only va-va-voom beauty will do. Cushnie et Ochs’s very sexy Spring 2017 collection featured thigh-high slits, vertiginous necklines and cinched waists in Miami Vice flamingo pinks and stark whites. Only shiny bombshell locks, perfectly manicured long nails and bold lips could possibly further the overt glamour of the looks on the runway.
Photos by Masha Maltsava
Cushnie et Ochs couldn’t have found better beauty partners to accomplish their high-wattage glamour than MOROCCANOIL for the models’ glowing manes, Christian Louboutin for the nude French-tipped nails and M·A·C for an inventive, two-toned cherry lip. Because first you get the clothes, then you get the makeup, then you get the power—that seemed to be the label’s playbook for spring.
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For their spring ’16 runway show, rag & bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright had a clear vision of how their models should look: “Our girl is effortless in her style and inherently feminine, yet has an unapologetic confidence and toughness to her. The mood should convey easy luxe—a laid-back vibe that oozes cool-girl attitude.”
To complement the sexy, sporty collection, makeup artist Gucci Westman created pretty, sun-kissed, no-makeup faces with luminous skin, light dustings of bronzer, bold natural brows and coffee-colored eyeliner. “I wanted them to have a windswept-safari-desert-meets-Brooke-Shields-in-The-Blue-Lagoon look,” she said.
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Too often you only get to see the talented faces in front of the camera, not those equally gifted and often adorable souls who work their magic behind the lens. During our January Trend shoot, we reversed our camera angle to highlight the artists who execute the style and vision that make fashions come to life.
Hear from two fashion photographers plus nail and hair stylists on how they launched their successful artistic careers and what makes them excited about their crafts—including tips on how to perfect your manicure and hairdo.
SHARP SHOOTER: Zoey Grossman, Photographer
How did you decide this is what you wanted to do professionally?
I have always been drawn to the arts. I grew up painting and sculpting, and ended up going to an arts high school where I got to draw and paint every day. I had always played around with photography, but it wasn’t until college that I found my genuine love and passion for photos. I took a few photo courses in college that really promoted incorporating my personal experiences in life, and encouraged me to be vulnerable and really convey real emotion through photography. I have always loved fashion, magazines, etc., but these college classes really showed me that fashion photography could be deeper and more meaningful if I wanted it to be.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, (HAIR & NAILS): READ ON FOR THE ACTION
We’ve baked. We’ve partied. We’ve shopped. We’ve traveled. By the time Christmas and New Year’s Eve actually roll around, we’re pretty exhausted from the preparations and functions that preempt the holidays. But that’s not going to stop us from trying our best to be picture ready.
Thanks to Hana Schaplow, a stylist at Seattle’s Coupe Rokei salon, we now have two easy, do-it-yourself hairstyles to take out with our party dresses. Hana gave the two looks pretty clever names based on the level of skill and time required to accomplish them, and the iconic ladies that inspired them. These soft styles are relaxed enough for any event but will definitely help put the trim on your festive look.
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Fashion Week Journal for Tuesday, February 17
You’ve been watching the shows and you’ve no doubt picked up on a certain something happening with the models and their hair. Can’t quite put a finger on it? We talked to colorist Victoria Hunter, co-owner of the Whittemore House Salon and major collaborator with major brands and their major hair moments, to get her break-down on it.
You know what’s crazy, though? Later in the day I got an email from Hunter who said that, on the behest of the designers a certain model was walking for, _____________ (the unnamed big name model) actually didn’t go for color, she too went for the absence of color. Black. Which just underscores what the hair trend pro detailed for us in that video embedded above. So. There you go.
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The gifting season is in full swing, and this month’s Book Club is all about fresh-off-the-press tomes that are well-suited to sartorially inclined bookworms.
Hair: Guido by Guido Palau, Andrew Bolton, Tim Blanks, David Sims
Dubbed the “world’s most in-demand hair stylist” by British Vogue, Guido Palau is an artist and hair is his medium. For his second book, Guido skirts the retrospective route in lieu of a fresh approach: his perspective of hair in the new millennium. Teaming up with long-time cohort and fashion photography luminary David Sims, Guido presents seventy unique looks created just for this compendium. As a pioneer of the unstructured shag popularized during the ’90s grunge era, Guido shows off how his influence has shaped the modern era of hair as well as how he is striving for a wild and radical future.
Miles of M·A·C by James Gager and Miles Aldridge
Makeup junkies rejoice! The kings of color released an anthology of over 200 photos, featuring 100 looks that exemplify M·A·C Cosmetics’ 30-year reign as the vanguard of high-concept, high-fashion beauty. Penned by James Gager, M·A·C’s senior vice president and group creative director, the book gets its name from photographer Miles Aldrige, whose LTR with M·A·C shaped the visionary aesthetic fans have come to expect from the brand.
Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha and Steven Sebring
A beautiful (and thick!) collection of black-and-white photos from “the Queen of Pose”, Coca Rocha, doing what she does best: masterfully contorting her body with elegance and grace. Shot in just three days with photographer Steven Sebring, this portfolio of body phraseology can be used as a handy reference for working photographers and models. Or to simply marvel at the beloved model’s uncanny ability to pull off a zillion different looks tout de suite.
The spring 2015 Tibi collection included an array of textures of quilting, embroidery and pleating. It featured a neutral color palette—ranging from a base of earth tones in grey, white and sand and paired with touches of watery blues, fiery oranges and dark greens. The monochromatic makeup look created by Kimberly Soane from Bobbi Brown replicated flushed windswept cheeks, rosy bitten lips and warm neutral eyes.
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