The beauty look may have been inspired by the dark ages but one thing was apparent backstage at Rodarte, both hair and makeup were focused on shine and reflection.
“It’s modern medieval,” said James Kaliardos for Nars, who infused moisture and luminosity with NarsSkin Optimal Brightening Concentrate. He also used Nars toner and moisturizer on each of the girls, to keep skin looking healthy. To impart a wet-finish for eyes and lips, Kaliardos used Triple X Lip Gloss on both. He spread the gloss all the way into the eye brow for a “shiny, modern” look. On the face, Kaliardos spotted on Radiant Creamy Concealer — new for Spring 2013 — focusing on the center of the face, so that there would be virtually “no foundation” on the sides. Sex Appeal blush was applied to the center of the cheek, while the inner corner of the eye was given a dab of Nars Himalayas eye shadow for a “reflective spin.” Eye lashes were curled but left without mascara. “It’s about reflection and skin tone,” he said about the overall look. Hair was equally simple, but directional.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)