Saturday, January 31, 2015
The only four shades you need to get the classic look
Backstage, the pros can make a smoky eye out of just about anything—a single eyeliner pencil, bronzer applied with a wet brush, lipstick—but for those of us who haven't reached the AP-level of makeup application and want classic, never-fail, sooty, smoky, multi-dimensional eyes, it's best to take a paint-by-numbers approach. That's where the new Dolce&Gabbana shadow quad comes in; it has the four essential smoky eye shades—no more, no less. The shimmery gold and silver shades both work as all-over highlighters, depending on whether you're going for a warm or cool finish, but still have enough power to peek out under the dark shades, then the taupe-gray shade goes across the lid and the almost-black one gets blended and diffused along the crease, in the corners and to the ends of the brows. It's one of those rare, free-of-any-trendy-shades shadow palettes that every woman should own (along with a red lipstick, of course).
Dolce&Gabbana The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Smokey Eyes Dust, $60, www.sephora.com.
A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion
"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —Bill Cunningham
"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —Neiman Marcus
"All my life I've pursued the perfect red." —Diana Vreeland
"The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy." —Yves Saint Laurent
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in diamonds." —Mae West
"The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive." —Coco Chanel
"I've always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman's outfit." —Michael Kors
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." —Gwyneth Paltrow
"You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur." —Karl Lagerfeld
"I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet." —Giorgio Armani
"Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality." —Alexander McQueen
"Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald's, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence and seduction." —John Galliano
"Fashion wasn't what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going." —Andy Warhol
"If I think about it too much, I can't get dressed." —Daphne Guinness
"Buy less, choose well." —Vivienne Westwood
"Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbors you're doing well." —Karl Lagerfeld
"There is a shade of red for every woman." —Audrey Hepburn
"As far as I'm concerned, leopard is a neutral." —Jenna Lyons
"Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don't show." —Christian Dior
"Let the others have the beauty. I've got the charisma." —Carine Roitfeld
"Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face." —Francois Nars
"Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony." —Coco Chanel
"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together." —Elizabeth Taylor
"I design for the woman who loves being a woman." —Diane von Furstenberg
"Dressing well is a form of good manners." —Tom Ford
"It's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun." —Carrie Bradshaw
"If you wear things you adore, you just look better." —Margherita Missoni
"I can be naked as long as I'm wearing the right pair of shoes." —Anna Dello Russo
"Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping." —Oscar Wilde
"I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear." —Katharine Hepburn
"Trendy is the last stage before tacky." —Karl Lagerfeld
"If your hair is done properly and you're wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything." —Iris Apfel
"I like being a woman, even in a man's world. After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants." —Whitney Houston
"If I'm going dancing, then I wear the highest heels with the shortest dress." —Kate Moss
"I make clothes, women make fashion." —Azzedine Alaia
"Pearls are always appropriate." —Jackie Kennedy Onassis
"Do you prefer fashion victim or ensembly challenged?" —Cher Horowitz
"My fashion advice is to have a flattering mirror and then forget about it." —Vivienne Westwood
"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting." —Christian Dior
"Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they'd just walk around naked at all times." —Betsey Johnson
"I want to die with my blue jeans on." —Andy Warhol
"Do I make fashion mistakes? Yes, but I won't say what." —Domenico Dolce
"Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women." —Elsa Schiaparelli
"You can never be too rich or too thin." —Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
"I actually used to smile a lot in pictures. I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion. Fashion stole my smile!" —Victoria Beckham
"A relationship is like couture—if it doesn't fit perfectly, it's a disaster." —Carrie Bradshaw
"I think in black." —Gareth Pugh
"You're never too old to play. You're only too old for low-rise jeans." —Ellen Degeneres
"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink." —Lilly Pulitzer
"I adore artifice. I always have." —Diana Vreeland
|50 style quotes from the ultimate connoisseurs of chic|
"Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory." —Coco Chanel
I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world. —Bette Midler
"I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity." —Diana Vreeland
"A woman's dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." —Sophia Loren
"I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet." —Carrie Bradshaw
"One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress." —Karl Lagerfeld
"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." —Kate Moss
"I can't concentrate in flats!" —Victoria Beckham
"I don't do fashion. I am fashion." —Coco Chanel
"Walk like you have three men walking behind you." —Oscar de la Renta
"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." —Edith Head
"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life." —Bill Cunningham
"When in doubt, wear red." —Bill Blass
"I don't design clothes. I design dreams." —Ralph Lauren
"Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them." —Marc Jacobs
"Fashions fade, style is eternal." —Yves Saint Laurent
"Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing." —Alexander Wang
"How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?" —Sonia Rykiel
"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." —Gianni Versace
"In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous." —Elsa Schiaparelli
"You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet." —Christian Dior
"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose." —Lauren Hutton
"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress." —Hubert de Givenchy
"I know what women want. They want to be beautiful." —Valentino Garavani
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." —Coco Chanel
"People will stare. Make it worth their while." —Harry Winston
"Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress." ―Karl Lagerfeld
"And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time." —Lady Gaga
"My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses." —Audrey Hepburn
"A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it's hearty, it's healthy, it's physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I'm against." —Diana Vreeland
"Elegance is elimination." —Cristóbal Balenciaga
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." —Rachel Zoe
"Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce. So I'm still useful, you see" —Manolo Blahnik
"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." —Miuccia Prada
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." —Coco Chanel
"Attitude is everything." —Diane von Furstenberg
"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery." —Yves Saint Laurent
"Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends." —Kate Spade
"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." —Giorgio Armani
"Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." —Edith Head
"The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette." —Giambattista Valli
"I don't approach fashion. Fashion approaches me!" —Daphne Guinness
"We have this saying, Christy and I. We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." —Linda Evangelista
"My look is a cocktail. I'm not as nicely turned out as the french, but I don't care like the English." —Jane Birkin
"More is more and less is a bore." —Iris Apfel
"Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music." —Michael Kors
"I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes. —Yves Saint Laurent
"Whoever said that money can't buy happiness, simply didn't know where to go shopping." —Bo Derek
"Big girls need big diamonds." —Elizabeth Taylor
"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants." —Karl Lagerfeld
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
CLOTHES as intricately beautiful as those shown at the couture collections in Paris require some seriously special beauty looks to complement them. Go close-up on spring/summer 2015's hair and make-up backstage.
Chanel / Tom Pecheux created a glossy red-lipped look for the Chanel show, with a heavy band of taupe shadow across the lids and brows.
Chanel / A strip of mesh covered each model's eyes, tied at the back in a bow.
Chanel / Hair, by Sam McKnight, was worn centre-parted, with many models wearing hats.
Giambattista Valli / Val Garland gave models flawless complexions, neat brows and silver-toned eyes at Giambattista Valli.
Giambattista Valli / Hair, by Orlando Pita, was styled in low ponytails, accessorised with spotted veils and ribbon bows.
Christian Dior / Peter Philips created an understated beauty at Dior, perfecting skin and defining eyes with a sweep of taupe shadow. Lashes were left bare, whilst lips were given a subtle slick of gloss.
Versace / Pat McGrath was responsible for the make-up look at Atelier Versace, which focused on the eyes.
Versace / McGrath and her team drew eyeliner deep into the crease of the eyelids, extending outwards to create Sixties-style cat eyes, finished with false lashes.
Versace / Another version of the look came in electric blue, offset by nude lips.
Versace / Hair, by Guido Palau, was tousled and natural-looking.
At last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards we saw a resurgence of the red lip—which is a refreshing change after all the 'no makeup, makeup' we've been surrounded by lately. Emma Stone paired a bright cherry hue with her unique Christian Dior Haute Couture ensemble, Rosamund Pike (also in Dior) chose a shade with a hint of orange, while Maggie Gyllenhaal and Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael complemented their white gowns with classic crimsons. Click through for proof that a bold red lip always works on the red carpet.
The Boardwalk Empire star sexed up a subtle look with a deep red lip.
Before the award show Lupita Nyong'o Instagrammed a photo of three Lancôme red lipsticks with the caption "RED RED, WHICH RED?" She ended up going with L'Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Caprice and her makeup artist, Nick Barose, offered up some advice about how to pick out the right red.
To complement the modern flare of the Gone Girl star's asymmetrical Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, makeup artist Melanie Inglessis went with an extra poppy lip. She first lined the lips with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil #25C Orange Red, then waited a few minutes and applied Chanel Limited Edition Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Pétillante.
While most of the red lipstick-donning stars chose to wear black or white, Rebecca Gayheart shows us that blue works well with a bold lip, too.
The Orange Is the New Black actress demonstrates another way to pull off the matchy-matchy trend.
The newly engaged Modern Family actress shows just how chic it can be to match your lips to your dress.
For one of our favorite beauty looks of the night, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin used Revlon ColorStay Lip Liner in Red and Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Gladiolus to create Emma Stone's powerful red lip inspired by the women photographed by Helmut Newton in the late '70s.
Maggie Gyllenhaal's short pixie and minimal eye makeup let her deep red lipstick with blue undertones do the talking.
Makeup artist Tracey Levy used Kevyn Aucoin's The Matte Lip Color in Eternal to give the Parks and Recreation star gorgeous, full red lips.
"For Laura tonight the focus is on the lip. We wanted to create a light and airy look with an edge," said Avon global celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen, who used Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Poppy Love on the Downton Abbey star.
Source article by http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/news/g25623/red-lips-ruled-on-the-sag-red-carpet/?slide=1
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MONA MATSUOKA FOR KENZO
INE NEEFS FOR VERA WANG COLLECTION
CHLOË GRACE MORETZ FOR COACH
SASHA PIVOVAROVA FOR FRAME DENIM
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KAROLIN WOLTER FOR ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
CARA DELEVINGNE FOR JOHN HARDY
SIGRID AGREN FOR LA PERLA
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