Thursday, October 28, 2010
Well it's almost 80 degrees here in LA today, and it's the end of October. I guess our unseasonably chilly summer has blossomed into a lovely Indian Summer, but I am craving fall. Like, full on fantasizing about rainy, chilly days that call for curling up on the couch and watching old Bette Davis movies. (Fall is my most missed season since moving out west. It's almost impossible to have one of those yummy lazy days when it's perpetually beautiful outside.) And so I am obsessing over blankets. Heavy wool blankets. Deliciously soft cashmere blankets. You name it. These blankets from Coyuchi look so perfectly autumnal....I want to take them up to a cabin in Big Bear or Lake Tahoe and wrap myself in one after a long chilly walk outside. I love how simple they are....I am especially crazy for the whipstitching. Maybe if I collect enough blankets it'll work as a talisman and start pouring outside. Or since this is LA maybe I can just hire a movie set guy with a rain making machine.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
A cool interpretation of a "tough girl. Slightly futuristic without being in your face about it. The bleached brows make this look possible (without bleaching them you would never get that clean amazing shape). I believe it was Lucia Pieroni that did this look.... I think Lucia is one of the most prolific and genius makeup artist working today. (check out her incredible body of work on www.streeters.com)
Monday, October 11, 2010
Junya Watanabe always functions outside the box. You can always count on the hair and makeup to be something utterly unexpected....Clicking on the images of style.com for the Junya Watanabe show (and Comme Des Garcons for that matter) always hold the same thrill as opening a really beautifully wrapped gift, you just know it's going to be good. I loved all of the different, highly unnatural shocks of hair color and the completely obscured faces. Models have a uniformity on the runway as it is, but adding this extra layer of anonymity was really exciting, especially when you look at the grid of the entire collection.....
The beautiful skin, bleached brows and simple eye at YSL make my heart beat faster. The elegantly slicked hair and blank face with a punch of color on the lip are the perfect canvas for the elegantly tailored clothes of YSL. It just shows you that hair and makeup don't have to be over the top to make a strong statement.
The deep red lips, bleached brow and frizzy hair trend continues with the Givenchy show. The neutral definition on the eye is so subtle and pretty, and the skin and sculpted cheekbones look stunningly chic and effortless. This is makeup that can easily be adapted from runway to real life.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I love the shows..... I used to enjoy working on them, but I really, really love getting to look at them on style.com the day after they happen from the comfort of my own home. It's so exciting when you see a look that takes your breath away, and when I saw the hair and makeup (and of course the clothes) for the spring Marc Jabobs show I gasped with girly delight. I loved the bleached brows (totally ubiquitous this season) the full on eye and a deep red lip, and the U-pin crimped hair, all reminiscent of the Biba look from the '70's. I cannot wait to see this look show up in the spring issues of magazines. It's pure makeup decadence.