The smoky eye is a beauty mainstay for any season, but for Fall, try it with a different shade in mind: green. The Blonds Fall 2012 runway showcased this vibrant look by mixing charcoal black with deep hunter green eye shadow. And because minimal wasn't in the vocabulary for this runway palette, MAC makeup artists applied a thick liner with red lipstick for a beauty look that was truly hard to miss. Watch the transformation unfold in today's Beauty Book. On Kirbie Johnson: Topshop.
This morning's Stella McCartney show during Paris Fashion Week brought out a range of famous attendees. Alicia Keys wore one of Stella's designs to sit in the front row along with Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, whose family's company owns a stake in the label. Stella's dad, Paul McCartney, posed with his pink-clad wife Nancy Shevell. Paul's other children, Mary and James McCartney, also came out to witness Stella's Fall 2012 presentation, as did Jefferson Hack and Vogue's Anna Wintour. The Stella McCartney Fall 2012 collection was full of sporty, chic pieces, and many famous models like Natalia Vodianova and Karlie Kloss hit the runway on Stella's behalf. Alicia went to France to fit in a few stylish shows, having also attended Givenchy yesterday.
This weekend in Milan, bold lips got a feminine makeover thanks to makeup artist Peter Philips's saturated rose mouths at Jil Sander. "It's strong, but delicate at the same time," he said of the look backstage. To play up the color's ladylike appeal, Philips used a soft pink lip pencil to create "a classic shape" with the models' mouths. Then, he painted them with a rose-petal pink lipstick using a small fluffy brush. (Try tracing just inside the edge of the lips with Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Rose before adding Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani in 508 on top.)
One more trick to pulling off the look: Keep skin looking matte and even-toned, says Philips, who used Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 foundation on the skin and skipped blush altogether.
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Kate Moss and her husband Jamie Hince made one last appearance at London Fashion Week last night. They turned out for the show from their pal James Small, who designs menswear. Kate and Jamie have attended James's past two presentations as well. They were in the front row with Jamie's The Kills bandmate Alison Mosshart, as well as Jo Wood, at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Freemason's Hall venue. There was a special cameo from UK rapper Fazer on the catwalk, with both Kate and Jamie cheering him on enthusiastically. It's rumored that Kate Moss offered Fazer advice on starting his own fashion line. Kate and Jamie went backstage to pose for photos and share a few kisses before retiring to James Small's afterparty at the Corinthia Hotel.
Kate Bosworth and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley both trekked to London for today's Burberry show. They were in the front row along with British actors Eddie Redmayne and Jeremy Irvine to see their new Fall 2012 Burberry collection from designer Christopher Bailey. Kate made the rounds with boyfriend Michael Polish, though Rosie's real-life love Jason Statham sat the proceedings out. Rosie, who'd just flown in from LA, gave kisses and hugs to her pal Mario Testino once inside. Kate, Rosie, and other celebs like Alexa Chung and Clemence Poesy were treated to Christopher's rendition of the iconic Burberry trench coats in action. His finale involved sending umbrella-toting models down a runway covered in silver confetti rain.
The front row at today's Mulberry Where The Wild Things Are-inspired show during Fall Fashion Week, held at Claridge's Hotel, was star-studded. Michelle Williams held court in the middle of a celebrity array that included Lizzy Olsen, singer Lana Del Rey, and two of the female leads from Downton Abbey, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael — are you excited for the Downton Abbey season finale this evening?
Holding down things on the guy side was Thor and War Horse actor Tom Hiddleston, who was lucky enough to catch a few minutes with Michelle Williams and pose for photos with an arm around Michelle Dockery. After checking out what creative director Emma Hill sent down the runway, the group reconvened for a special dinner at the Savile Club. Chef Tom Aikens presided over an all-British meal. Lana Del Rey is the night's performer, and also had the recent honor of Mulberry naming their "Del Rey" bag after her.
At last night's David Yurman fête, we caught up with the gorgeous Joan Smalls — one of our favorite fab faces and the face of Yurman's Fall '11 campaign. Between bites of mini-cheesecake and black and white cookies, Joan shared a few bits of fashion week survival strategy, her favorite part of the week, and what she's toting from show to show.
- On fashion week prep: Get a lot of sleep, I drink a lot of water, go to the gym, make sure you're strong enough to walk down that runway.
- Favorite thing about fashion week: Those 30 seconds on the runway. That's your time to shine, that's your time to show the beautiful garment that's been created for so long. I think that's the one moment that excites me the most.
- Fashion week indulgence: Chocolate.
- Off-duty style: Casual, classic-chic always. Sometimes funky depending on my mood — like tonight, I'm wearing flats with a dress because it's FNO, and I need to be comfortable.
- Inside her bag: Some heels, portfolio, my makeup wipes from Estee Lauder — cucumber, which is good, because after all that rubbing and scrubbing all that makeup on your face, it cools your face down before you get more makeup applied, which is pretty essential . . . and, cell phone.
- Fall fashion obsession: I just got my new fashion obsession: a Givenchy jacket with the panthers and the orchids. I'm waiting until it gets cold, so I can finally use it.
Photo courtesy of David Yurman
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