NYFW S/S '11 Beauty report: Marc Jacobs

14 September 2010

At the most crowded backstage space in the history of fashion week, Marc Jacobs took influence from 1930’s-meets-1970’s ‘in the Seventies we copied the Thirties’ said fashion week hair hero Guido Palau. With four different curl variation hair looks to create on 54 girls, it was one of the biggest Marc Jacobs challenges yet.

There was "The Grace Coddington", "The Short Marcel Wave", "The Short Bobby Curl" and "The Wave" - finished off with a flower pinned to the side. Inspired by the decadence of iconic figures such as Donna Mitchell, Jerry Hall and Anjelica Huston, both hair and make-up clashed together for as big an impact as the collection.  

'This girl reeks of perfume, she’s like a girl in a perfume ad’ said Guido. Francois Nars played glossy deep forest green eyes off against matte terracotta lips (NARS new Volga Pure Matte Lipstick) framed by bleached brows; ‘I bleached the brows for a dramatic look. In the Seventies brows were so tweaked and groomed that they accentuated the eyes, so I wanted the same effect, but brought up to date’.

Even the nails had a Thirties/Seventies look with toes painted in CND’s Bloodline, a blood red whilst hands were clean with a specially mixed polish - ten drops of CND Perfectly Bare into Super Matte. So all that’s left to say is bring on Marc by Marc!

- Lauren Murdoch Smith in New York


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