The look at Ann Demeulemeester's fashion show was so sharp that I thought you might like to see how it was done. MAC makeup artist Rudi Cremers said of the look's inspiration: “30s, Man Ray, shadows, light dropped from one side of the face.” The makeup is deceptively simple-looking, but I think it would be worth the effort if you wanted a sleek, modern face. For a step-by-step guide, read more
Ah, John Galliano, that master of minimalism. Seriously, how does he manage to turn out such understated looks time after time? For instance, at his fashion show in Paris, you could barely tell that his models wore any makeup at all. The eyeliner? Hardly perceptible. The crystals glued to lips? Very low-key. And don't get me started on that clean, bouncy hair.
Joking aside, I'm getting a huge kick out of this photo. Galliano is known for creating theatre out of his fashions, and this is no exception. I won't be sporting any part of this look on a normal day, but I could see working part of it into a Halloween costume. What do you think?
Boy, do these models look happy or what? I kid, I kid. On the left is a look from Junya Watanabe, in the middle is one from Issey Miyake, and at right is one from Valentino. I love Paris Fashion Week because it's so high-concept and unwearable—and because it's perfectly timed to give me Halloween ideas, heh. Which of these looks do you like most?
Fab says that the spring Christian Dior collection reminds her of Marlene Dietrich, and I agree. Check out the eyebrows on this model! Judging by what we're seeing on runways and the red carpet, it seems like Old Hollywood makeup is here to stay. (Well, at least for another season, anyway.) I'm not so sure about the purposely messy hair, though. It's a little too convincingly bedhead for me. What say you?
At Paris Fashion Week, Bruno Pieters sent his oh-so-cheery models down the runway wearing deep purple lips. What do you make of this style statement?
Thailand's Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana showed her first collection at Paris Fashion Week. The makeup and hair reminds me of Thai temple art, and it's very dramatic for the runway (as most Parisian shows are). What do you think?