Sunday, 29 March 2015

Cosmopolite Palettes by DIOR Beauty Fall/Winter 2015/16

 Lowdown on the beauty look designed by Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of DIOR makeup, for the ready-to-wear fall/Winter 2015/16 fashionshow.

For this upcoming fall season, the Dior woman is animalistic and assured, and her makeup is a reflection of this, with a sustained, intense gaze. In plum, khaki and purple from the 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Exubérante palette, and in bronze and blue from the 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite  Eclectic palette, both groups come from the first collection created by Peter Philips bowing for autumn 2015. The shadow is cleanly laid down as solid color and defined with a pre-moistened sponge applicator. Eyeshadows in autumnal tones are accentuated by a sweep of eyeliner drawn along the edge of the lid by the beveled nib of a black Diorshow Pro Liner pen, and lashes are sheathed in Diorshow Maximizer, then densified by using black Diorshow Pro mascara.

In contrast to the intensity lent the eyes, the rest of the face has a natural look. Unified by a fluid foundation, any imperfections located around the eye area are blurred by a few finger taps with the Fix it 2-in-1 Prime & Concealer , and as an ultimate burst of light, Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite illuminator is dabbed on the cheekbones. Similarly, the lips, simply dabbed with the Fix it 2-in-1 Prime & Concealer stick, display a discreetly gentle color.

A symbol of this instinctive and liberated approach to beauty, each hand boasts nails of different shades, creating unique and eclectic combinations: the black of Black Out, the metallic blue of Darling Blue, or the grayed green of Metropolis and Cosmopolite  purplish red, all four from the Cosmopolite collection, along with the intense bordeaux of the legendary Nuit 1947. This set of tones echoes the asymmetry of the outfits designed by Raf Simons and the hair pulled into a long ponytail over one shoulder.

Discover the exclusive interview with Peter Philips, as he speaks about the ready-to-wear fall/Wwinter 2015/16 fashion show, during this post! LoL, Andrea 

Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation
Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite (OCD: Fall 2015)
Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder
Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal (OCD: Fall 2015)

Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
Diorshow Mascara 090 Pro Black (OCD: June 2015)
Diorshow Pro Liner 092 Pro Black
Diorshow Brow Styler 001 Universal Brown
Diorshow Sourcils Poudre 453 Soft Brown
5 Couleurs Cosmopolite 766 Exubérante (OCD: Fall 2015)
5 Couleurs Cosmopolite 866 Eclectic (OCD: Fall 2015)

Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal (OCD: Fall 2015) used as a color neutralizer

Dior Vernis 701 Métropolis (OCD: Fall 2015)
Dior Vernis 785 Cosmopolite (OCD: Fall 2015)
Dior Vernis 791 Darling Blue (OCD: Fall 2015)
Dior Vernis 982 Black Out (OCD: Fall 2015)
Dior Vernis 970 Nuit 1947

Interview with Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of DIOR makeup ...

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Photo Credit/Source: The House of DIOR
Photocollages by Vincent Lappartient for DIOR

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Deep down in this collection was Simons’s ongoing exploration of female sexuality, to which his choice of time frame was important, given it went through some radical and far-reaching changes from the fifties to the seventies. But maybe going further and further into this collection doesn’t really matter here, not when what was evident to the naked eye was quite so fantastic.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Power of Colour by Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2015

According to his Instagram bio, Roberto Cavalli “came into fashion for a chance to meet all the beautiful women. . . . ” And, you know, I bet he has. Certainly the type of women who like some flash and fun to go with their marabou and stretches of skin to show with their lace.

The hectic pace of the city evaporates into a salty ocean breeze as boats anchored at the dock inspire dreams of travel to distant places. The warmth of the sun and the power of color become intoxicating as the summer turns into an elegant adventure where comfort and lightness are synonymous of style.

The captivating Roberto Cavalli women flow onto the deck, encountering summertime and the desire for a carefree escape: for S/S 2015 the Florentine designer creates a collection in which shades of fire orange, cerulean blue, racing green and saffron yellow become the mirror of the summer.

Sensuality as a light breeze that moves across the silhouette of psychedelic floral prints on silk georgette; ribbons flutter lightly on the long dresses. Bands of striped multicolored jacquard and tulle give volume and weight to the pleated dresses, while the transparencies of white and pastel embroidered tulle express the carefree spirit of the season. Leather makes an entrance in high-gloss crocodile, reappears in polished python, and takes a turn as laminated quicksilver – techniques also applied to shoes and handbags.

Denim, a fabric that lies at the heart of the maison, is treated with a vintage effect and featured in combinations that are both surprising and effortless. Distressed and patched denim pieces are paired with pieces in guipure lace and yet other pieces of sheer white aristocratic beauty. Lace cut-outs lined with silver sequins give the black denim pantsuit their secret lustre.

Evening wear in fluid silhouettes enriched with lavish lace transparencies, the flutter of feathers, and the unexpected mix of animal print sequin beading with broderie anglaise. The new summer ocelot print is animated by slashes of cobalt blue lace, or simply seductive in its soft fluid shapes.

Cavalli is reigning king of the clubs, of the “oontz-oontz” parties where the gestures are less studied than thrown. And yet, this collection was somewhat pretty, even romantic in moments. According to team Cavalli backstage prior to the show, these designs embraced “lightness, a vacation when life is a vacation.”

Yet they also employed a real sense of balance: A clunky flatform sandal literally grounded some of the more outré looks, which included ocelot-print sequined dazzlers in floor length and mini, tasseled and banded-striped multicolored jacquard accordion-pleated dresses, lace-covered sequins, and the aforementioned marabou, here fashioned into wide, flouncy-bouncy trousers. Several looks turned down the wattage, too, when it came to the color palette: An array of white and pale-pastel confections in embroidered tulle became a surprisingly romantic gesture the one white lace broderie anglaise gown, replete with pale-pink and robin’s-egg-blue insets and delicate sequin beading, was entirely dreamy.

It was a completely different type of fantasy dressing, not intended so much  for dancing atop a banquette as for in a sun-baked Capri piazza. But hold on, hold on, hold on to your stilettos: The high-gloss crocodile was there, in a molded bodice on a halter dress and in strips on a truly sheer, pleated miniskirt. The polished python, too, in the moto jackets and the handbags. There was the aforementioned ocelot print, there were short fluttering hems and plunging necklines, tighter-than-tight silhouettes in which dinner before dancing would not be an option, and a series of zebra-print gowns, occasionally accented by a slash of tangerine-colored lace that caught more than a few appreciative glances from Heidi Klum, seated front and center and grinning widely throughout. And denim, a Cavalli signature, also made repeat appearances though here, too, it was lighter, lovingly roughed up to simulate a vintage effect. So it wasn’t all candy floss and pretty pastel daydreams, but perhaps for Mr. Cavalli, it was a dip of his crocodile-shod toe into the light side.

Discover Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at the end of this post!  

LoL, Andrea 

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Photo Credit/Source: The House of Roberto Cavalli
Photos by Kevin Tachman (stills), Kim Weston Arnold /runway)

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