London Fashion Week is in full swing but let's take a look back at New York Fashion Week for some of the ideas that might influence street wear in Spring-Summer 2010.
L'Wren Scott Spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection was called Madame du Barry as it was inspired by the mistress of Louis XV and her sense of style, especially her liking for pinks. There were many subtle deep cranberry outfits on the L'Wren runway and you may choose to see it as a pink or a pink veering in the direction of red, as I do. Antique pastel roses were also used, often for contrast with that rich ruby color. The color story is slightly different but complementary. Lancôme Makeup Artist Director Aaron de Mey on the other hand took inspiration from the roses-and-cream complexion of Marie-Antoinette (the two women hated each other by the way). The whole look came together as one inspired by the preciosity and refinement of the court of Versailles in the 18th century and the beauty of two women who ruled it.
We got the lowdown on the makeup products, colors and techniques used by Lancôme's Aaron de Mey.
Rosy, flushed cheeks
Glossy eyes and lips
Boldly blushed skin...
Inspiration: "Marie-Antoinette's infamously powdery, matte complexion and boldly blushed skin"
A dab of clear Juicy Tubes on the eyelids imparted a wet finish. Next, Aaron applied L'Absolu Rouge lipstick in Berry Noir with his fingers and layered Color Fever Gloss in Molten on top for shiny, color-saturated lips. To finish the look, Aaron pressed Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte onto the skin and up to the hairline. All the models wore Le Vernis nail polish in Untamed Plum on fingers and toes.
The crimped, cotton candy-like buns created by Serge Normant completed this modern fantasy.
Lancôme Color Design in Pret-a-Plum and Pink Petticoat
Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Chic
Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Pure
Lancôme Hypnôse Wtaerproof Mascara in Black
Lancôme l'Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir
Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Molten
Lancôme Le Vernis in Untamed Plum (Holiday 09 collection available in November 09)
Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte in Colorless
YSL Touche Eclat in Radiant Touch
Via Lancôme press release
Photo credits: Style.com; Lancome