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03.07.14

Party Girl: Spring 2014 Runway Makeup

For the Spring 2014 Show, I liked the idea of a girl who partied the night before and didn’t bother taking her makeup off afterwards. I usually like the girls to look a bit tough, very downtown. (The hair had a grunge feel but still quite polished, so we could go stronger on the make-up.)   I worked with long-time collaborator, the creative, talented makeup artist Sil Bruinsma, and below are his notes for those looking to create the effect themselves:

Skin is left quite bare, just a bit of concealer where necessary. Eyebrows are strong and on the darker side using TAUPE. The focus is really on the eyes; dark, kohl rimmed and smudged, in EBONY and PRUNELLA pencil. A smear of MIX MEDIUM on the lids and a dab of concealer on the lips finish of the look.

-Use a lighter to warm up your pencil before applying kohl on the waterline, it will stick better and glide on thickly.

-For a real smoldery effect use a black pencil inside the eye and a deep plum or brown/bronze around the eyes. Smudge out with a q-tip. The two tones create extra depth.

-Don’t be too delicate when applying mascara, really work mascara into the root of the lashes and wiggle over bottom lashes, a little residue on the skin is nice actually and gives a slept-in effect.

-I prefer NOT to curl lashes when I do a tough girl look like this. It just looks cooler.

skin:
MAC Matchmaster Foundation
MAC concealer
MAC Blot Powder

brows:
MAC brow pencil in TAUPE or LINGERING

eyes:
MAC eye pencil in EBONY and PRUNELLA
MAC studio sculpt shade and line in EBONY
MAC mix medium shine
MAC mascara ZOOMLASH

Follow Sil on Instagram:  @silbruinsma1

03.01.14

Letter Perfect

I love Garance Dore’s blog, photography and illustration and am so excited about her new  stationery line launched this weekend at Colette in Paris … Nothing beats a personal, handwritten note; especially on such beautiful paper!

Letter Perfect

I love Garance Dore’s blog, photography and illustration and am so excited about her new stationery line launched this weekend at Colette in Paris … Nothing beats a personal, handwritten note; especially on such beautiful paper!

02.28.14

Peter Lindbergh
If you’re in Los Angeles you should definitely stop by the Fahey Klein Gallery to see the Peter Lindbergh exhibition … one of my favorite photographers, his photographs of women are strong, cool, classic.

Peter Lindbergh

If you’re in Los Angeles you should definitely stop by the Fahey Klein Gallery to see the Peter Lindbergh exhibition … one of my favorite photographers, his photographs of women are strong, cool, classic.

02.27.14

Family Portrait.  Mum made our clothes!

Family Portrait.  Mum made our clothes!

02.24.14

Becky Malinsky of Glamour layers our white shirtdress and Jessica Minkoff of Marie Claire keeps it chic and cozy with our wool coat as they arrive at the Fall 2014 Fashion Show.  Photo by Phil Oh.

Becky Malinsky of Glamour layers our white shirtdress and Jessica Minkoff of Marie Claire keeps it chic and cozy with our wool coat as they arrive at the Fall 2014 Fashion Show.  Photo by Phil Oh.

02.24.14

Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge rocks our spring sweater with a slim trouser outside the Fall 2014 Fashion Show.  Photo by Phil Oh.

Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge rocks our spring sweater with a slim trouser outside the Fall 2014 Fashion Show.  Photo by Phil Oh.

02.24.14

Alicia Lund of Cheetah is the New Black plays with texture when styling our tweed and lace vest with the mesh hoodie.  Photo by Phil Oh

Alicia Lund of Cheetah is the New Black plays with texture when styling our tweed and lace vest with the mesh hoodie.  Photo by Phil Oh

02.24.14

Love how Natalie Suarez styled our Lace Top - a Spring 2014 favorite!  Photo by Phil Oh

Love how Natalie Suarez styled our Lace Top - a Spring 2014 favorite!  Photo by Phil Oh

02.24.14

Aimee Song arrives at the Fall 2014 Fashion show styling our long-sleeved blouse and  Honeycomb Blazer, her way.  Photo by Phil Oh.

Aimee Song arrives at the Fall 2014 Fashion show styling our long-sleeved blouse and  Honeycomb Blazer, her way.  Photo by Phil Oh.

02.20.14

Sister Act

I love this photo project by Nicolas Nixon —- his wife and her three sisters posing for an annual family portrait.  Lovely!
The Brown Sisters:  Thirty-Three Years

Sister Act

I love this photo project by Nicolas Nixon —- his wife and her three sisters posing for an annual family portrait. Lovely!
The Brown Sisters: Thirty-Three Years