Done up in ruddy-hued lips and strands styled with just a touch of texture, the models at 3.1 Phillip Lim's Fall 2013 show were urban girls with a bit of an edge. And in order to capture that sexy, naughty, dangerous vibe, Frédéric Fekkai lead stylist Paul Hanlon ensured models' hair texture was not too precise. But it was a reddish-brown lip look, conceptualized by makeup artist Francelle Daly for Nars, which really brought this downtown girl notion to life. All that was missing? A rocker boyfriend.
Thakoon's Fall 2013 presentation included makeup and hair that made a statement — and was hard to miss. Makeup artist Diane Kendal took inspiration from the collection, which was inspired by Summer. "We wanted to reflect that in the makeup, so we did a very dark midnight blue shadow, but to get that Summer feel we added glitter on top. It created the perfect juxtaposition between Winter and Summer." As far as the hair goes, think sharp, graphic, and modern: bangs placed on half of the forehead and cut short, creating a youthful, girlish style with an edge.
Nars is kicking off the New Year with a healthy dose of nostalgia. The brand's latest collection is a sexy assortment of the colors that defined a decade: everything from the mauve lipstick that Jennifer Aniston's Rachel made famous to the electric hues of the Tanner sisters' scrunchies. Let your inner '90s gal out for a trip down memory lane and scroll through the offerings of the Nars Spring 2013 color collection. The products hit narscosmetics.com on Jan. 15.
Nars has opened the doors to its second flagship boutique, located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The 1,500 square foot space was inaugurated this weekend and boasts an impressive array of amenities, like a cash wrap outfitted in a red lacquer — the same shade as the brand's cult-favorite Jungle Red lipstick. Makeup artists trained by François Nars himself are on hand to dole out makeup applications at one of the boutique's six permanent stations, using exclusive products that are location-specific. Plus, a private room, inspired by a chic, Parisian apartment, is available for events, workshops, and the like. Those shopping on Melrose who need a touch of glamour in their day will now find solace in the latest flagship from Nars.
Fall is officially here! While we're looking forward to devouring pumpkin pies and getting cozy in cashmere, we're really all about the season's new beauty. We've found five new products to make this your most gorgeous Autumn ever. Glossy nail hues, hydrating hair care, does-it-all makeup, and more — it's all here. Watch to see why we love them (and why you will, too).
On Kirbie: Top by Greylin, necklace provided by Revolve Clothing (designed by Karla Deras Roman Luxe), scarf by Zara, hat by American Apparel.
Australia was the muse for Rodarte's Fall 2012 collection, with a beauty look that mimicked being kissed by the hot Outback sun. Cheeks were tanned with exaggerated blush, while eyes were swept in pink and bronze. Nars national makeup stylist Janice Daoud worked behind the scenes at the show, and re-created the vision on beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson. On Kirbie: Topshop. On Daoud's nails: Thakoon for Nars Nail Polish in Koliary ($18).
It's been said that life imitates art, and Nars is bringing that concept to makeup with its forthcoming Andy Warhol collection. Taking inspiration from Warhol's silk-screened pop art and his silver Factory, the limited-edition collection doesn't start rolling out until October — but here's our sneak peek at a few highlights.
Pacific Islanders have long counted on monoï oil for a variety of needs, from curative to cosmetic. And once you get a whiff of the scented oil, your vanity — and skin — will never be the same. Learn how monoï is made, and how this beauty bigwig can contribute to your daily routine, when you keep reading.
"I've never met a person I couldn't call a beauty," Andy Warhol once said. Now, makeup legend François Nars has transformed Warhol's art into a beauty collection for the holidays. Edie Sedgwick and Candy Darling are some of the muses for the limited-edition makeup line, but the artist's Factory days also pop up in silver lip gloss, nail polish, and shadows. Can't wait to get your hands on a Warhol? "Pop" will be available in Sephora on Oct. 1, and "Silver Factory" is coming to department stores on Nov. 1.
All the news bits fit to print, here in our daily roundup.
- Newly installed French President Francois Hollande has stripped John Galliano of his membership in the French Legion of Honor. Galliano was awarded the honor in 2010 but was dismissed from his post at Dior for making anti-Semitic comments in Paris early last year. [The Cut]
- Andy Warhol's artwork and eye for color combinations have been incorporated into a Holiday collaboration with Nars cosmetics. Sephora will launch an exclusive run of the products on Oct. 1, and department stores and other specialty stores will get their products on Nov. 1. [WWD]
- Stella Tennant models because she hasn't found anything better to do. "I said I wasn't going to model after having my son," she says. "Now I just think, 'Fine, I enjoy the people a lot.' And I haven't found a better part-time job." [WSJ. Magazine]
- Lululemon has sued Calvin Klein for creating a pair of trousers that infringe on the patent it holds on v-shaped waistbands in yoga pants. [Racked]
- A Brian Atwood ad featuring Candice Swanepoel and a team of half-naked male models writhing around a darkened apartment has been banned from the billboard above Atwood's Madison Avenue store in New York City. [Modelinia]
- InStyle fashion director Hal Rubenstein has taken on the new role of editor at large. The change follows rumors that Rubenstein was trying to find more time to devote to personal projects. [WWD]