For today's Original Photo Editorial, Staying In, makeup artist Dawn DeSantis gave us a shortlist of the Make Up For Ever products she used for the shoot. Suddenly a few new pieces of makeup and a simple lace tank feel like a luxury. Four pieces she used that have us craving Sephora are, in fact, the bare bones of any makeup look. Namely, powder, lip balm, concealer, and mascara. DeSantis, wisely, created a dewy, young look on our model with just a touch of 'last night' color by way of aqua eyeliner and black lengthening mascara.
Posts for October 9th 2008
>> INSIDER WIRE —Marc Jacobs's holiday parties are famous — mostly because of Marc's outrageous pigeon, camel toe, or ketchup costumes — and he's just announced the 2008 theme: "Rock and Roll Circus," referencing the 1968 documentary The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. The only problem is, Diesel is throwing a big gala on Saturday with the same exact theme. Will Marc stick to his original theme for the Dec. 10 bash? Maybe a couple of months will help everybody forget. [WWD]
These pieces might not satisfy the conventional notion of what 'Staying In' clothing looks like; but who said you had to wear pajamas at home. In fact, these pieces are as comfortable as they are street-ready. Victoria Bartlett, Rick Owens, and Alexander Wang all know a thing or two about clothing that looks high fashion and feels like a worn-in dream. In this economy, it's best to double up on your motivations.
>> Just a few days ago, Lily Cole attended her matriculation ceremony at Cambridge, all buttoned-up in scarf, beret, and coat, and now we get to see quite a different side of her, courtesy of the October 2008 issue of Playboy France. Inside, "Sweet Lily" sports lingerie and less for her saccharine sixties-themed editorial, a complement to her teddy-and-me cover for the magazine.
Needless to say, the gallery below is NSFW.
We at Coutorture love vintage and have even included it in our photo editorials thanks to our stylist and fellow blogger Liz Baca of Gotta Get The Goods. Thus we feel it is our duty to point New York readers in the right direction this weekend for the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. On October 10th and 11th at the Metropolitan Building on 125 West 18th Street some of the best vintage dealers around the world will convene.
But if you can't make it to New York we have a few bloggers in our community that are specifically vintage focused from Debutante Clothing and Zuburbia to actual vintage retailer Shrimpton Couture. We are in love with Shrimpton Couture's 1930s Flocked Pink Organza Dress. The pale pink semi sheer frock from the thirties is utterly charming and feminine. With sheers, pale hues, and feminine detailing being all the rage for Spring 2009 you can rest easy knowing you have appeased the gods of current fashion while picking up a unique find that is from a completely different season!
Our photo editorial Staying In started with the notion of couples, and ended with the concept of simply hanging out at home. The couples part started way back before Fashion Week; back when we didn't have dark circles under our eyes and when our banks were not other banks.
When the shoot took place, appropriately uptown, we talked a little bit about what you wear at home and those mornings when the "night before" still shows in your unraveled hairdo or your smudged kohl eyes. Now that the shoot is going up, it seems appropriate to talk more about how to feel good about fashion when you have to stay in and save money.
What might you wear when it's just you, your housemate, and a hoola hoop? You wear a combination of the things you really love and the things that are really comfortable. Queue lace tanks and boy briefs, tight zip skirts and easy thin tees, or an Alexander Wang dress (which serves both purposes). It might not be ideal but...
The Spring 2009 runway shows have shown us that a little bit of square is the way to be hip so being on the lookout for crisp geometric clothing now will help keep you ahead of the curve (no pun intended). Bangles or cuffs in geometric forms, square toe shoes, crisp lean pants and a jacket like this RM by Roland Mouret Vavin jacket will keep you on the straight and narrow.
The general loosening of cultural standards has allowed us to get lazy in every aspect of our lives including our postures as our shoulders hunch forward and our backs bulge back in unsightly humps. But if Spring 2009 fashions have anything to say about it we will be all shoulders square, eyes forward and shoulder blades pulled back. Serious geometric tailoring means equally serious posture and we say its about time!
An original photo editorial by Coutorture.com. Fashion editors Megan Zanke and Julie Fredrickson, Stylist Garrett Wexler, Photographer Valerie Dray, Hair Gregory Alan, Makeup Dawn DeSantis, Models Nicholas and Kacia from Red Model Management, clothing courtesy of OAK, Shopbop, and eLuxury.
We saw the profusion of bangles on the Spring 2009 catwalks, all of which are sure to run you up a steep credit card bill as runway jewelry has climbed into the fine jewelry price range with nary a complaint. So we thought we would offer up a few preposterously indulgent bangles in the here and now. Because really what says fantasy and escapism more than a spiky bangle that will run you a grand?