Right before the beginning of the Arthur Arbesser Fall Winter 2016 2017 Show in Milan we could talk to the Austrian fashion designer about his collection, his projects, his own style.
Tom Pecheux and MAC for Antonio Marras Fall Winter 2016 2017 We caught up with lead make-up artist Tom Pecheux backstage at the FW 2016 …
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…
We followed Fabio Mancini, Italian top model and one of the sexiest men of the world, during the Milan Fashion Week Fall Winter 2016 2017. …
We met Eamonn Hughes, Hair Stylist, backstage at the Dsquared Fall Winter 2016 2017 Show in Milano. The hair look is inspired by the Dsquared collection, so it is a Punk-Manga hair look our readers should keep in mind because it could become a trend for the next season.
Watch the video or read the interview below:
Eamonn Hughes: ‘The Dsquared2 FW 2016 2017 Fashion Show is kind of a Asian inspired. It is a kind of mangary boy, kind of punky but clean. So there are elements of punk in it. Some boys have shaped sides to the head, and some boys have kind of preppy, looking-clean swept-back hair. It is kind of a contradiction.‘
How to create this look? Which products did you use?
‘We use L’Oreal Mousse to first get the shape. We dried the hair and for a lot of boys we used the net to compress the hair to get the silhouette small. Then we used a product called Sumo Wax from Bumble and Bumble and a product called ‘Magic Move’ from Japan.‘
Do we see a trend here?
‘I think so. I think we definitely move towards groomed hair, groomed hair with a punk edge.‘
So the haircuts are getter longer this season?
‘I don’t know. A lot of boys had their hair cut this season. Last season there was a lot of boys was long hair, shoulder long hair, but this season I finding most of the boys with shorter and cleaner hair.‘
Backstage at the Costume National Fall Winter 2016 2017 Show in Milano we met one of the most interesting models of the new generation. Justin …
Backstage at the Cristiano Burani SS2016 fashion show we interviewed Jabe, make-up artist. Jabe explained us the make-up techniques and textures he used for the gorgeous make-up look he created.
‘For this catwalk show [Cristiano Burani] I wanted a really fresh girl with a Woodstock feeling, a girl that loves to be outside.’
‘So I put some color on the cheeks, really transparent, and I played with only texture, really smooth and transparent for which I used products of Clinique. So I created a really shiny skin. I didn’t use powder at all. Only a little bit of concealer and a little bit of foundation to cover up little imperfections.’
‘For the cheeks and lips I used Chubby Stick [Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Clinique]. This product is very transparent but gives the skin color at the same time. I like the effect of the lips. In French we say ‘lèvres mordues’ (bitten lips), when the lips show just a little bit of color. It looks really fresh.’
‘The eyebrows are really important. As a texture I used only eye shadow of Clinique, and it is a mix between two browns, to create the perfect color for each girl. So I drew the eyebrow but the texture is really smooth so the balance is really good.’
‘And then I put a touch of black mascara on the top lashes. On the eyelid itself I created a ‘cloud’ of blue. Here I played with three different blues: a light blue, a green blue and a dark blue, and depending on the skin tone of the girl and her outfit I mixed the right tone of blue. And so it looks like a cloud of color on the eyes.’
‘A product I am really crazy about this season is Smart Treatment Oil of Clinique. It is perfect to highlight the skin. I put it on the cheekbones, on the lips and just a touch in the inner corner of the eyes. It is like a touch of light, a kind of romantic. So the skin is very tender but the look is strong.’
‘The skin is everything is season. It is like a canvas. So we have to be careful and we have to play with some different products to respect the skin texture.’
Maddie Roberts, our new Cover Model, is one of those “traffic stopper models” we were not used to see around so often anymore. Long blond …
Eugene Souleiman is not just a hair stylist, he is an artist. And a very elegant, polite, sweet person. Every season we meet him and interview him at the Antonio Marras shows, and so we did also for the Spring Summer 2016 collection. A great hair look, and Eugene’s tips and advice to copy this look. Good luck :-)
This is what Eugene told us:
‘I love doing Antonio’s shows and I understand his artisanal ability so I tried to do something more artisanal with the hair too. Something artisanal, something more playful, something very delicate, ornate and precious, but not precious in a uptight serious way, but precious in a very delicate loving gentile way.’
‘The inspiration for me came from Patricia, Antonio’s wife, because she always has interesting beautiful hairstyles. I tried to combine her look with a lot of Renaissance paintings and sculptors from Italy.’
‘So we have very beautiful ornate braids that look very cute and quirky. Very simple. There are no products in the braids, so the hair feels very light. It is soft and light and beautiful. My two daughters love hair like this. It is very playful and light, but at the same time very gorgeous.’
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Backstage at the Salvatore Ferragamo ss2016 Show we met and interviewed Diane Kendal. Diane was the key makeup artist and was heading the M.A.C team backstage at the Show. Listen and learn how to copy this simple and elegant makeup look.
This season for Ferragamo we are making the girls a very fresh base with two colors, grease paints [M.A.C Trend Forecast Spring ’16/Eye in the colors ‘On My Watchlist’ and ‘Back in the Swing’] mixed on the contour of the eye, brushed up to the eyebrow. And then we are putting Tenderling Blush right over the lid and up to the browbone too, giving a very strong, defined look to the eye. But it is all very blended so there is no hard lines, with curling lashes.
Tenderling Blush we are just putting on the apple of the cheek to get that really gorgeous fresh overall look and on the lips just some lip balm and a little bit of foundation to take down the color. So the girls look really strong but feminine at the same time.
How to copy the look. Step by step:
- Massage Face and Body Foundation M.A.C in the skin to perfect it.
- Press Mineralize Concealer in any area that needs more coverage. This make-up look is all about beautiful skin.
- Add some Tenderling Blush on the cheek for a fresh look.
- Groom your eyebrows. Fill the brows in with a grey color but not too much. Brush them up.
- For the eyes use M.A.C Trend Forecast Spring ’16/Eye. Apply ‘On My Watchlist’ (cool grey silver with silver pearl) on the crease and blend in to the brows hair. Apply ‘Back in the Swing’ (orange peach with gold pearl) on top of it. Powder it with Tenderling Blush.
- Curl the lashes.
- Soften the lips with lip conditioner.
The makeup at the Antonio Marras SS2016 in Milan wan AMAZING. And of course Tom Pecheux, who headed the M.A.C makeup team, was in charge of the makeup look. Watch this video to know more about the makeup, how it was created, how to copy it. Get ready for a true makeup lesson. This is what Tom Pecheux told us:
I did a very playful make-up. It is a kind of surrealistic make-up with a lot of references. The pink has a kind of youthful, dolly feeling. The metallic represents industry, technology. The black dots stand for the surrealism and the lips are more like a grown up person, very feminine.
Antonio is taking us on a long journey. The reference was an Armenian artist. Armenia went through a war and many people had to escape their country. Through this collection Antonio explains that no matter where you are in the world, no matter how much you embrace other cultures, you are born in a place and it is your DNA. And at the end it become a mix of your DNA and all the other cultures you embrace. That is what I express with this make-up.
What can we, ‘normal girls’, take from this make-up?
Everything. It is a fashion show so we have to pass on a message and the message is powerful. But maybe on a regular day you can do this look. You can do it also without the dots, or without the lips and keep only one or two elements of this make-up.
We have to remember that fashion is playful. When it comes to make-up we can do whatever we want. It is a nice way to express who you are. Or how you want to be seen by other people.
And at the end of the day you take a piece of cotton and make-up remover and it is gone. And the day after you can play somebody else. That is what it is about. Do, experiment, try and play, enjoy. Make-up as fashion is a serious business but serious means that you can do it with humor and fun.
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.
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…