Friday, September 30, 2011

Beauty Look: Christian Dior Spring / Summer 2012

Dior Spring / Summer 2012. Photo: Sophie Carre. Source: Dior FB Page.
Makeup and hair at Christian Dior was blissfully jolie. Romantic, elegant and refined, the models looked like they could have stepped out of a Sargent painting.

1. To recreate this look, just wash hair and blow dry using a round brush. Apply a touch of Bumble and bumble Grooming Cream while hair is still damp to reduce flyaways.

2. Then, gently fold hair on the left and right sides, securing with bobby pins if necessary. (Girls with layered hair may need a few extra bobby pins. If your hair is very long in the front and back, you may be able to skip the pins.)

3. Roll and fold hair in the back of the head, pushing the hair forward and down. Secure with bobby pins.

4. Finish the look with a strong red lip, such as Dior Addict lipstick in Red Carpet, and black mascara.

Dior Spring / Summer 2012. Photo: Sophie Carre. Source: Dior FB Page.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beauty News: NARS Releases New Video

Celebrities share why they adore NARS. Keep your eye out for Tinsley Mortimer, Alexa Chung and Simon Doonan!

Chanel Invitation

Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Show Invitation
Grand Palais, Paris, October 4th on the Avenue Winston Churchill

Pierre Balmain Spring / Summer 2012 Video Directed by Inez and Vinoodh

This Pierre Balmain Spring / Summer 2012 video is too fabulous. A final cut of the video will premiere at the Pierre Balmain presentation on Sunday in Paris.

Model Abbey Lee Kershaw and her band Our Mountain take a trip through Brooklyn. They dangle on the stairway at the Hewes Street subway station, run down gritty streets, and take in a view of Manhattan at the waterfront.  With mussed hair and pale lips, Abbey Lee appears effortlessly sexy in various fashions.

All the models are wearing pieces from the Pierre Balmain line, a new affordably priced collection which is designed, produced and distributed by Ittierre. For example, Pierre Balmain jeans start at 250 euros ($340), whereas jeans from the main line can cost more than a grand.

P.S. That fellow in the video is Abbey Lee's real boyfriend (and Our Mountain frontman) Matt. XOX!

Video by Inez and Vinoodh
Song: "Devils Banquet" by Our Mountain
Hair: Christiaan
Art Direction: Atelier Franck Durand
Styling: Melanie Ward
Makeup: Jeannine Lobell

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pat McGrath Gives Scarlett Johansson Hot Lips

Top makeup artist Pat McGrath blended two Dolce & Gabbana lip shades to achieve the perfect color for actress Scarlett Johansson, who sat front row at the Spring 2012 Dolce & Gabbana runway in Milan.

Johansson is the official face of Dolce & Gabbana Make Up and one look at her tells you why.

McGrath mixed the Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo lipsticks in Infatuation and Incognito. (Of course, it's impossible to go incognito when the world is infatuated with you.)

On her eyes, Scarlett is wearing shades from the Dolce & Gabbana Eyeshadow Quad in Femme Fatale, as well as the fashion brand's eyeliners in Black and Coffee.

To define her cheeks, McGrath applied blush in Rosebud and a pinch of illuminator in Eva.

Pat McGrath said: “This look completely reflects Scarlett’s beauty and true sensuality.  I was inspired by the classic sophistication of the Hollywood starlet but with a fun and modern edge. This is such a feminine and wearable look and I loved creating this on Scarlett.”

Buy It: All products for the look are by Dolce & Gabbana Make Up.