Yumi Lambert interview

Met met and interviewed Yumi Lambert backstage at the Costume National Fall Winter 2016 2017 Show in Milan. Yumi is sweet, fun, beautiful… and extremely famous. One of our favourite fashion models tells us more about herself, her life, her fashion style, and hints some secret news about her future plans…

How to create a super chic make-up look. Terry Barber’s make-up tips

In this video interview Terry Barber, top make-up artist M.A.C, tells us how to create a super chic make-up look:

‘We are doing a color eyeliner, like a bright blue and a bright green, but we don’t want it to look like the 1980 s so we created this really super modern kind of cyber punk shape, very graphic, very square, coming of the corner of the eye. It is not a classic feline flick, it not 1950s.’

‘She is a modern woman, the rest of the face is very minimal. She doesn’t like to wear too much make-up. She likes one accent. So we have done this superskin with M.A.C. Strobecream. It almost looks like she coming out the gym of the spa. This is a woman who enjoys individual style. She is very chic, she likes one element in her make-up but that element be really interesting.’

What can you ‘normal girls’ take from this look?

‘Focus on your skin more than anything. Transparent with a healthy shine and a beautiful glow all-over and then just choose one element. It is very the philosophy of Coco Chanel who always said: ‘Never over accessorize. Always take one accessory off.‘ So it is just one little detail. That is chic.’

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Make-up at Byblos SS 2016, make-up: Terry Barber, ph. Mauro Pilotto
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Make-up at Byblos SS 2016, make-up: Terry Barber, ph. Charlotte Mesman
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Make-up at Byblos SS 2016

Sexy and trendy smokey eyes at Ermanno Scervino SS2016

Jessica Nedza, makeup artist, headed the MAC makeup team at the Ermanno Scervino SS2016 Show in Milan. Of course we were there, and of course we could not miss the opportunity to talk with Jessica and ask her to tell us more about the makeup look she created for this show:

‘The collection is very romantic with a lot of pastel colors so we wanted to spice it up a little and make the girls a little bit more sexy. So we decided to do very sexy smokey eyes. I am using the Fairy Fair Eye shadow from M.A.C for it.

Then we also have the new kajal eyeliner which is called Squid Twist. We used it to create a bit of a lash line and also inside the eye we put a bit of kajal to create a cat eye.

A part from that we have lots of highlights to make the girls look glamorous and to have a beautiful summery skin. We have a little bit of pastel peach color on the cheek. I used New Romantic from M.A.C.

And the lip is also a new product which is very nice because it is a kind of liquid lip that dries up and becomes matte. It gives this beautiful peachy color and it is called ‘Lady Be Good’. At the end of the day [just before the show] we are going to finish the make-up up with a eye gloss which has this beautiful plum color.’

Additional make-up tips for this beauty look

For the skin blend Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation M.A.C with concealer Studio Finish M.A.C. Add Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Amorous Alloy on the eyelid and highlight the brow bone and eye corner with Extra Dimension A Natural Flirt. Curl the lashes and use black mascara. Cover the eye brows with Studio Finish Concealer.

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Make-up at the Ermanno Scervino SS 2016 Fashion Show, make-up artist: Jessica Nedza for M.A.C, ph. Charlotte Mesman
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Make-up at the Ermanno Scervino SS 2016 Fashion Show, make-up artist: Jessica Nedza for M.A.C, ph. Charlotte Mesman
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Make-up at the Ermanno Scervino SS 2016 Fashion Show, make-up artist: Jessica Nedza for M.A.C, ph. Charlotte Mesman
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Make-up at the Ermanno Scervino SS 2016 Fashion Show, make-up artist: Jessica Nedza for M.A.C, ph. Charlotte Mesman
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Make-up at the Ermanno Scervino SS 2016 Fashion Show, make-up artist: Jessica Nedza for M.A.C, ph. Charlotte Mesman
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Make-up at the Ermanno Scervino SS 2016 Fashion Show, make-up artist: Jessica Nedza for M.A.C, ph. Charlotte Mesman

Models backstage at Salvatore Ferragamo SS2016

I spent the two hours preceding the Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion Show (Spring Summer 2016 – Woman) backstage. Filming, interviewing, photographing. Two hours during which I witnessed the usual routine of approaching the show (in any case always the same, be it a young or a renowned fashion brand). But also tests of strength between some press officer and some makeup artist, some hysterical scene, a lot of tension (too much) and very little sympathy. Indeed, nothing.

And what about the models? The models are a subject we will talk about in the coming days, the new generation of models that we have been seeing for a couple of seasons now. In a word? Unpleasant. In two words? Also… ugly? Can I say ugly when I talk about a fashion model? But we will resume this discussion in a few days.

Meanwhile, here is a first preview of the backstage at the Salvatore Ferragamo Spring Summer 2016 fashion show.

The models, you will notice, don’t smile. Never. Oh yes it is true, smiling causes wrinkles…

Pyper America Smith sexy playful backstage at Ermanno Scervino

We met, enjoyed and photographed the sexy (and crazy) Pyper America Smith. In this video you can see Pyper teasing the many photographers who wanted to shoot her backstage at the Ermanno Scervino show, and they got a real show. Of course we filmed it :-)