John Richmond’s punks and rockers

28 September 2009

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WOW John Richmond! What a treat we had in store with the look created by Sharon Dowsett for MAC. She explains it's ‘Suzy Sue but expensive, Park Avenue, posh punk!' How fabulous! Sharon didn’t want to go for a cliché gunmetal eye as ‘she’s grown up now, she dated the boys in the band but now she owns the record company’ so Sharon used a natural harmonious grey to create a shaded eye. Using surgical tape to mask out a stencil, Sharon used the guides to shade sections of the eye area as drawn on a picture of John Richmond’s daughter that the designer had given Sharon as a reference. Lashes were false (#42: ‘the equivalent of a shag cut’) and the punky eyeliner was created using a mixture of Black Black and Black Brown Paint pots. Just genius! The hair had a similar impact. Tyler Johnson for Bumble and Bumble wanted ‘a nice balance between the hair and make up’ with his glam punk hair. It was tight on the sides with the top middle section elongated with a Mohawk nod. ‘It’s an old Chelsea girl around the mods and rockers with a punk edge’. Rock on!

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- Lauren Murdoch Smith in Milan


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