Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spring Looks 2011

Spring 2011 Dior ~ i can't wait to see how these make up & hair styles and John Galliano's designs filter down to the street.
I am loving his tight pencil skirts,peplums and volumous dresses and when combined with amazing makeup & hair do's it equals va va voom !

For spring 2011 Galliano was inspired the 40's and 50's and by Rene Gruau a fabulous and well renowned fashion illustrator who is best known for his marketing images for Miss Dior perfume, the House of Dior and magazines including Balmain, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga,Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar.
Gruau's love affair with fashion spanned over 50 years.

Make up artist artist Pat McGrath conceptualised a technicolor Bettie Page themed look with matte, bright coloured lids painted in bright aqua blue, canary yellow, calypso orange,stop sign red and grass green shades and then topping it off with a flaming red show stopping lip, winged black eyeliner and a lashing of black mascara.
Hairstylist Orlando Pita created a Bettie bangs,1940's waves and updo's to compliment the collection along with some fabulous headpieces.
Personally i am just excited by colour and cannot wait to try to recreate some of these looks !

Monday, February 7, 2011

Febuary Inspiration

This month i am revisiting the movie Taxi Driver. I just love Jodie Foster's wardrobe in this film.
I was excited then when i saw Marc Jacobs Spring release for this year. Someone had definately been inspired by Taxi Drive too ! Its all 70's meets 30's.

How cool is the makeup ? I am loving the shiny green eyes contrasted by the matte lip.
"We were inspired by Angelica Huston in the '70s," lead makeup artist François Nars explained. To create the bold matte lip, he applied his own Pure Matte lipstick in Volga, along with African Queen lip liner and eyeliner pencil in Mambo. The glossy dark green eye was created with Night Porter and Nouveau Monde eyeshadows; Celebrate soft touch shadow pencil; and Larger Than Life mascara. On cheeks, models wore Nars' cult-fave blush Orgasm. Notably absent: eyebrows, which were bleached before the show.

Friday, February 4, 2011

"the inventor of the pin-up"

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (French / 1889-1962 )
Domergue specialised in portraits of Parisian women. His work defined a particular kind of swan-necked doe-eyed female beauty.
According to winkipedia ~ Domergue was born on March 4, 1889 in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be "ma première pin-up" ~ "the inventor of the pin-up"

He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret.
From 1955 until 1962 he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organising exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya and others.

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