At Dsquared2 they staged a high school prom, dimming the lights and switching on a pair of disco ball midway through the 9:30 am show. The vibe of the hair was circa 1960’s bouffant hairdos. Charlotte told us to think Lana Del Ray http://lanadelray.com and we would get the look! Winged black eyeliner and double set of lashes. MAC eyebrow pencils and fleshpot on lips. http://www.maccosmetics.com
The second venue of the day Iceberg www.iceberg.com took place at Pelota, Via Palermo 10. The look was inspired by Keith Richard’s black eyeliner. The eye was lined with MAC black eye pencil above and below then smudged out with a pointed tip brush. Lots of black mascara and freckles penciled in with Hodgepodge by MAC. www.maccosmetics.com
It was 6am on Feb 24th and off we went to the PALAZZO DEL GHIACCIO, which used to be an ice skating rink. The Etro Show www.etro.com was scheduled to start at 11am. I was excited because it was my first show in Milan and it was another opportunity to work with Charlotte Tillbury. Yeah! Once again the eyebrow was nicely penciled in and the arch of the brow replaced by more of a diagonal shape. (Pictured below). Some of the models wore a rich vermillion shade from MAC. It was an unidentified color but you get the idea from the photo. Coffee eye pencil by MAC smudged as shadow on lids and under eye with a brush. A touch of creme highlight on center of the lid. No Mascara. Shade and Illuminate by Tom Ford as contour and highlight. Bellissima!
In a series of private appointments on Feb 19th, Tom Ford www.tomford.com quietly showed his collection filled with fur, leather, and snakeskin. The call sheet clearly marked that this was a closed set. Absolutely no filming or photography is permitted anywhere on the premises. Social media communication was strictly prohibited so I dared not to pull my camera out of my bag. Having said that, this is about the only thing I could divulge about the Make Up. Charlotte Tillbury used Tom Ford’s beauty collection to create the look. It was a Strong emphasis on the brow and creme shading. She penciled in the brow then added hairlike stroke to make them look so real. All of the Tom Ford eyebrow pencils were circulating amidst the artists to recreate the slightly masculine brow. She honestly did the best eyebrows I have ever ever seen!!! Illuminate and sculpt by Tom Ford in Intensity 1. Dab of foundation on lip.
I loved the fact that Tom took a moment to thank all the Hair and Make Up Artists for their hard work. It was a long 12 hour day but I was happy to be part of an amazing production, see the collection, an meet the Mastermind himself.
Charlotte Tillbury artpartner.com was so much fun to work with this year in London . My first show was the Stella McCartney www.stellamccartney.com Flash Mob Presentation which was being prepped at the Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square. Kate Moss, Shalom Harlow, Yasmin le Bon, Amber Valletta, Anouk Lepere, Stella Tennant were some of the faces I saw backstage. McCartney threw a black-tie bash at One Mayfair, a soaring neoclassical space that used to be the church where Led Zepplin played its first London gigg in 1968. The Make Up direction for the Dancers and Models was very minimal face makeup. There was bit of emphasis on the brow and a creme eyeshadow in a brown mauve was brushed onto the eyelid. Over the shadow we glazed a creme highlight to add dimension. We also used a creme highlight and sculpt to create definition to the face. All the Supermodels wore a strong bold eye to compliment the evenings theme.
The Oscar de la Renta show www.oscardelarenta.com was on Valentines Day this year at his showroom in NYC. I was working with Gucci Westman the global artistic director for Revlon Cosmetics. Her Complete Expressionists Collection here www.revlon.com. The look was beautiful glowing skin achieved with highlighting cremes and Revlon Products. Gucci was very focused on starting the Models right away and demonstrated the look for the show. I couldn’t help myself from starring and her beautiful Navy blazer. She was so very well put together with a smart look. Okay back to the Make Up ……. Nice Brows, Eye Shadows in creamy taupes graced the lids. Warmer in the crease as shown below with Revlon Colorstay Eye Shadows in Addictive Intoxiquant # 500. On the lips Sugar Frosting lip butter #005. On the cheeks PhotoReady Cream Blush in color Flushed, applied with fingertips. A generous coat of PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara in black. The Colorstay Eyeliner in black was very close to the lash line and blended to diffuse the line. A touch of Bronzer to contour and define the cheek bones completed the demonstration. A beautifully light and airy wearable look.
Orlando Pita fashioned a Faux Bob using T3 products for volume before fastening bejwled satin ribbon around the hairline.
This was my first time working with ROMY SOLEIMANI for the VPL Show. Her use of color combination was quite brilliant and required a true artist touch. We were mixing colors from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics to create hues of plum and turmeric which were applied carefully to the eyelids. She referenced the colors of Autumn leaves while mixing the creme pigments.
All the Models received facials from Lierac so their skin was hydrated and glowing when they arrived for Make Up. Foundations and concealers were supplied by Ellis Faas.
Romy was a pleasure to work with because her calm and kool demeanor stayed consistent through the whole backstage chaos! She has a great eye for detail and can perfect a look within seconds.