Anna Wintour may have styledSarah Jessica Parker for her cameo role on Glee but the actress was actually inspired by Carine Roitfeld as far as her make-up was concerned; and rightfully so. Her look is bang on, so much so that, as you know, she recently launched her own make-up collection with MAC including a range of kohls designed to help you recreate her look.
'I was inspired by Carine Roitfeld, editor in chief of CR Fashion Book and former editor of Vogue Paris,' Parker revealed. 'She always has that timelessly sexy rock and roll to her eyes that is never too perfect, but always appropriate,' particularly that 'signature smoky eye that she throws on in a minute, a pinch of rosiness in her cheeks and touch of gloss for shine.'
Just like the clothes, the beauty looks at the couture shows are known for being elaborate and decorative but at the Chanel show yesterday, the beauty looks were a lot more low-key and accessible.
At the couture show last season it was all about inky blues and silvers and this season that was developed but instead of continuing the blue, eyes were lined with a black kohl intense eye pencil and lashings of mascara teamed with a silver metallic eyeshadow on the lids and underneath. The dramatic punk-like hair that Sam McKnight created last season gave way for a more every-day achievable look, as models came down the runway with bone straight here that were left to hand down loosely.
'Lagerfeld is brilliant at Chanel. But have his other ventures run amok to the detriment of his creative genuis?' Robin Givhan wrote in a lengthy piece on the designer back in January for Newsweek. The article cost her her front row seat at Chanel but nonetheless, while I wouldn't say that his creative genius has been compromised it is fair to say that he has his fingers in several pies.
In recent months he has edited an issue of Metro newspaper, designed a collection for Net-A-Porter, created a limited edition make-up collection for Sephora and has most recently been promoting the Chanel 'Little Black Jacket' coffee table book. Now he's expanding into cosmetic even more by launchng a new make-up collection called iKonic. This time he's paired up with Shu Uemura to create a one-off holiday collection, which will hit stores in November. The collection features 17 pieces, which have all aready been shot for the campaign.
Some time ago reports started to emerge about Louise Gray partnering with Topshop on a make-up collection and yesterday it was confirmed. Gray has partnered with the retailer on a range of make-up pieces that will hit stores in August.
According to Diary, the range features everything from from 'glitter pots to fluoro eye colours' in a similar vein to her clothes. 'My idea behind the collaboration was to design for the Topshop girl a range that was fun, similar to both the fashion and make up I wear already,' she explained. 'My mainline collections have always been about pushing optimism, colour and fun. I want her to experiment with the product, be daring and have fun with it.'
Last year Aerin Lauder departed from the family business where she served as creative director and senior vice-president. Shortly after she confirmed that she was preparing to launch her own lifestyle brand and WWD confirms that the launch is nearly here. From the end of the summer, the brands offerings will be making their way to stores:
Beauty will bow in late August and early September, with tabletop and gift offerings to follow for holiday. Personal accessories, fabrics and more home items will bow in spring 2013, as well as a book on living and style from Random House imprint Clarkson Potter, due the following fall.
The beauty collection, Aerin Essentials, is priced between $28 and $148 and includes everything from foundations and lip colours to make up bags and brushes. Along with the essentials, Lauder will also add in 'on-trend offerings four times a year'.
The Met Gala is known for delivering strong red carpet looks and Monday night's event was no different. It wasn't only about the clothes though because the beauty looks were equally as strong.
While there were a handful of questionable looks (sorry, Rachel Zoe and Christina Ricci), the majority were flawless. With both hair and make-up it was all about contrasts. Hair looks were either really severe and straight and generally tied back or came in Veronica Lake style waves and make-up was either really natural or dark and vampy.
Have a look through the gallery for my favourite looks.
Marc Jacobs does it all and really well. Aside from his namesake mainline and diffusion collections, he also has a hugely successful fragrance line so it was only a matter of time before he forayed into another product category and yesterday WWD confirmed that that is make-up.
Don't get too excited, as the line is still in its early stages and won't be released any time soon but it definitely is going ahead. Jacobs was reported as having met with Sephora for the first time recently to discuss the plans. 'Anything to me that is part of the joy, the ritual, of getting dressed — things that women enjoy like bags, shoes, fragrance, clothes, makeup — that’s what fashion’s about for me,' he told WWD. 'I love the opportunity, wherever there is one, to adorn, to decorate, to scent, to dress. That’s what fashion’s all about. It’s not necessary, it’s something you want — it’s a fancy and a whim.'
Vera Wang has been a busy lady. Not content with working on a menswear line, yesterday the designer confirmed that she has created a full-blown make-up range. The collection comes under her Simply Vera by Vera Wang line for Kohl's so will be made available exclusively for them.
Unlike many forays into beauty, Wang has opted not to ease herself in slowly and instead, has produced a range that features just about everything you need. The collection features everything from primers and mascara to great eyeshadow tones and lipsticks all ranging from $16.50 to $39.50. But that's not the end. Wang hinted that she's already working on expanding the collection to include nail varnishes and colour palettes.
Yellow isn't the first colour that springs to mind when you think of winter make-up, is it? But that's exactly what the models had in the VPL by Victoria Bartlett show yesterday. The srip of colour on the eyes matched the girls nail colour and skin was otherwise flawless with sublte contouring along the cheekbone.