Monday, September 13th, 2010

Frederic Fekkai @ Victoria Beckham
Frederic Fekkai @ Victoria Beckham

Frederic Fekkai @ Victoria Beckham S/S 2011

Victoria Beckham presented her spring collection of supremely feminine and beautifully constructed dresses today. Vivid colors, from mandarin yellow to cotton candy pink, punctuated the collection, and exposed zippers, gentle draping and tucked and pleated details on parachute silk, jersey and lamé lent the collection that signature Victoria Beckham style.

Makeup

The makeup, by Charlotte Tilbury, was equally vivid. She and Victoria drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s colorful portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. For eyes, this meant a block of purple shadow up to the brows. Charlotte layered two purple Color Design Eye Shadows—Trendy and Drama—to get the desired finish. She lined the entire upper lashline with Artliner in Noir, complete with a “flick” at each end, and lined the lower lashline with black pencil. Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara on the top and bottom lashes finished the eyes. Brows were left natural.

For lips, Charlotte used L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rich Cashmere for the gingery pink color she wanted, and topped that with a thick layer of Juicy Tubes in Pure, a clear gloss, for a dramatically lacquered look. The skin was super dewy, achieved with just foundation and highlighter. Charlotte swept the new Teint Miracle foundation over the entire face. Éclat Miracle Serum (a new liquid highlighter) was dabbed along the cheekbone and up the temple in a backwards C-shape. She didn’t use any blush or powder.

The opaque bubble gum pink nails were done by Nonie Creme for Butter London. The hair, by Didier Malige for Fekkai, was long and stick straight, with an unexpected crimp across the back.

Hair

Didier Malige, lead stylist for Frédéric Fekkai, was inspired by hairstyles of the 60’s—without the tease—for the Spring 2011 Victoria Beckham show. To create the look, Malige first prepped dry hair with Fekkai Advanced Full Volume Styling Whip to give hair slick volume. Then, Malige created a middle part and tucked the hair straight behind the ears and spritzed with Fekkai Sheer Hold Spray to make the hair more straight and heavy. He finished the look by using a waiving tool to make an unexpected single crimp across the back of the hair. The result was a modern take on a mod era.

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Monday, September 13th, 2010

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2011
NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2011

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The clothes are light so I wanted the makeup to have a little more impact this time – as if the girls were beautiful, cool fairies,” said designer Thakoon. “I wanted the whole aura to feel like opening windows and letting in a breeze- fresh and romantic but tempered at the same time.”

LOOK: “Golden, but not tanned. As if the girls are glowing from within… with, of course, confidence,” said lead artist Diane Kendal.

Face

  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Spring 2011)
  • NARS PRO-PRIME Pore Refining Primer (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • NARS Zen Blush
  • NARS Etrusque Single Eyeshadow (highlighted on cheeks (Holiday 2010)

Eyes

  • NARS Cordura Duo Eyeshadow
  • NARS Etrusque Single Eyeshadow (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Calanque Trio Eyeshadow (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow
  • NARS Hollywood Land Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (Spring 2011l)

Lips

  • NARS Madere Pure Matte Lipstick (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Hopi Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (Spring 2011)

Hair

Didier Malige, Frédéric Fekkai’s lead stylist, was inspired to find the beauty in each model and created a light and tousled look with shape, for Thakoon’s Spring 2011 show. Didier started by applying the Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel at the roots, combing it back, with his fingers, away from the face. He then applied Fekkai Coiff™ Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray to the middle and ends of the hair.  To finish the look, Didier teased the back of the hair to keep it light and create shape.

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Sunday, September 12th, 2010

MAC & Milk: Day 3 Highlights

Check out more videos and behind-the-scenes action at MAC & Milk.

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

AVEDA @ SUNO S/S 2011

You can check out a full breakdown of the hair here.

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

MAC & Milk: NYFW S/S 2011 Day 2 Highlights

You can watch live streams and check out past days’ shows at Milk Studios over at MAC & Milk.

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

New York Fashion Week S/S 2011: Day 2 Recap