Beauty Runway Roundup New York:

New York:

New York began the Autumn/ Winter 2016 fashion week season presenting beauty looks that exemplified the street style inspired vibe of the designers. The 1990’s, goth-punk, and the roaring twenties were all references for the most buzz worthy beauty looks. Here are some of the best from the New York shows.


Alexander Wang:

Back in New York full-time, Alexander Wang presented a 1990’s punk inspired collection for his namesake brand. Guido Palau featured a hair looks, a cut above the rest, cropped and colored in manic panic tones. New comer, Katie Moore chopped her blonde waist length hair for the show, giving her a new standout tomato fringed- bob for the season. Guido said the makeover “will give her a new idea of herself, that’s what’s inspiring about change and that is what this show is about in terms of beauty. ” Dianne Kendall gave each mode a minimal makeup look inspired by youth culture’s adoption of high fashion. The trend of the mini fringe is here to stay for fall, the severe gender fluid hair cuts, and high octane dye jobs are all about the individuality of each girl.




Puma X Rihanna:

Super star Rihanna presented her first Fenty collection for Puma featuring subversive street wear looks. Pat McGrath perfectly painted goth inspired black lip stole the show and is sure to be a beauty trend for fall. Rihanna’s own hair stylist Yusef Williams created an icy slicked back look with white clay. untitled-article-1455391309untitled-article-1455391309-body-image-1455391439untitled-article-1455391309-body-image-1455391420untitled-article-1455391309-body-image-1455391568


Design Duo Dai- YI Chao and Maxwell Osborne made a mark for their second season at DKNY. Eugene Souleiman created a 1990’s inspired look using pony tails, hair closures to create a graphic easiness. Makeup artist Yadim, channeled minimalism, accentuating the youthful glow of the models. 510-1542x1028.jpg


Backstage at DKNY RTW Fall 2016

Backstage at DKNY RTW Fall 2016


Backstage at DKNY RTW Fall 2016

Backstage at DKNY RTW Fall 2016


Marc Jacobs:

Marc Jacobs triumphant fall collection closed the New York shows with a punk-meets-flapper beauty look. The dramatic goth inspired collection mixed luxe layers of black, teetering on sky-high victorian lace-up platform boots.The beauty look made waves featuring the classic style from the roaring twenties. Makeup by master Francois Nars created 6 makeup looks inspired by 1980’s punk, ranging from a winged cat-eye, the super coal smudged eye, and the graphic lined eye, with black lined- lips. Superstar, Lady Gaga surprised guests as she walked the show for her friend Marc Jacobs.




10 Must See Spring Covers:

AnOther Magazine:

AnOther released four unique new covers for their Spring/Summer 2016 issue dubbed “The Party Issue.” The covers feature music artist Grimes, Bjork, actress Kristen Stewart, and iconic super model Kate Moss. The partygoers are shot by a diverse crop of photographers. Kate Moss is captured by Alasdair Mclellan, styled by Alister Mackie in an Eyes Wide Shut inspired editorial story featuring Kate androgynous sporting a custom made couture tuxedo.



Legendary supermodel Kate Moss wears a custom tux, shot by Alasdair Mclellan


Bjork is captured in the rhythm of Nick Knights lens styled by Katie England, with out of this world makeup look created by Dior’s Peter Phillips

Nick Knight captures legendary artist Bjork in a futuristic rhythm, styled by Katie England, and an out of this world makeup look by Dior’s international makeup artist Peter Phillips. Craig McDean photographs singer, songwriter Grimes donning the new Louis Vuitton logo motorcycle jacket styled by Alex White. Kristin Stewart looks better than ever behind the lens of Paolo Roversi. The metallic background illuminates the hazy emotion of the actress in exaggerated accessories styled by Kate Schillingford. The fifth cover has been top secret, and is slated for release on March 8, 2016.



Craig McDean photographs Grimes wearing the new Louis Vuitton logo motorcycle jacket


Actress Kristin Stewart is seen behind the expressive lens of Paolo Roversi, styled by Kate Schillingford


Patrick Demarchelier Evokes the superhero as the supermodel theme for its Spring/Summer 2016 covers featuring the likes of Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Cuba Tornado Scott, Grace Hartzel portraying some larger than life off-duty Marvel inspired characters. Pat McGrath leads the beauty direction, creating perfectly sculpted faces of the modern muses. Jimmy Paul uses an assortment of wigs, braids, and wet-sculpted hair to add some extra grit. The dynamic styling duo Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall drew from comic culture to create characters for the heroines inspired by the Black Widow, She Hulk, Spider Gwen, Thor, Captain Marvel in looks from Marc Jacobs, Gareth Pugh, Balmain, Claw Monkey, Vetement.



Love Magazine: 

For the Spring/Summer issue, Lovtaps into the vibrant styling of youth culture edited by Katie Grand, themed “Club Love.” Stars featured in the magazine include Ana Cleveland,  Sol Goss, Fernanda Ly, Lilly Rose Depp, Selena Gomez shot by a variety of legendary photographers such as Solve Sundsbo, Steven Klein, Willy Vanderperre, Tim Walker, and many more. bfi3450zfl43c2b9lmb5ipzec.jpeg





Willy Vanderperre shoots a vibrant story “Cherry Bombz” below for Love Magazine

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Ana Cleveland stars in Tim Walker’s fantasy “Bosched” story below with unique head forms by Malcom Edwards:

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David Bowie: Fashion Icon will be missed



Bowie World:

Throughout his amazing career spanning over a half century David Bowie has left an indelible fashion statement, that is still referenced for countless fashion shoots today. The persona carefully created  by David Robert Jones, embraced the underground 1960’s London subculture and provided iconic looks. His legendary hair-styles have transformed throughout the decades, often compared to Greta Garbo because of his high cheek bones and wavy hair.

As Pop music’s first chameleon his aesthetic evolved with his subsequent albums from his days as Ziggy Stardust where he used futuristic fashion for his meta persona, to the soul funk-white duke days of “Fame”, the Berlin era “Lust for Life,” his new wave pop era “Let’s Dance,”, and his neoclassical period. Bowie’s signature style has influenced the visual culture of musicians from artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West.

The “Space Odyssey” days of the late 1960’s wore silver metallic zip through jackets, and began experimenting with expressive male beauty looks.

The early 1970’s David donned the dandy look, he wore bright hued suiting, with androgynous effects such as eyeliner and silk scarfs.

The Ziggy Stardust period was a “full on”fashion moment, Bowie wore inspiring costumes on stage and off. His famous haircut of the period was first created by his Beckenham based hairdresser, Suzzie Fussey who was inspired by a model on a shoot for Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto. She used German peroxide and to achieve the high lift orange-red color.

Battling a drug addiction in 1976, Bowie moved to Berlin and created the persona “Thin White Duke.” There he experimented with minimalistic styles/ sounds and enjoyed the thriving German art and music scene.


From the new wave period to today, Bowie is a unique rockstar, never seen before not only then, but now as he has pushed the boundaries of androgyny and created a unique narrative through fashion which always exuded elegance and creativity.

Below is a shoot by photograher David Sims, and stylist Joe McKenna in a tribute issue from Arena Homme +, titled “Bowie Virus.”  125336-800w.jpg



20 Must See January Covers: Editorial Lineup

V Magazine:


Lady Gaga is featured to guest edit the pre-spring issue of V99, she presents an amazing collection of 16 covers including fashion icons Daphne Guinness, the late Alexander McQueen, and his muse Isabella Blow. She enlists photographer Steven Klein and his amazing collection of archival portraits to share some of her fashion inspirations past, present, and future.

Gaga also shares some of her contemporary fashion inspirations Karl Lagerfeld, and Hedi Silmane who portray one another through the other’s camera lenses. Both designers are accomplished renaissance men who often photograph their own campaigns for Chanel and Saint Laurent.

Show Studio’s Nick Knight provides an eye opening 22 page editorial spread collaborating with stylist Amanda Harlech featuring Cierra Skye along with model Molly Blair.


Italian Vogue:


Italian Vogue begins 2016 with Julia Garner, photographed by legendary Steven Meisel. The young starlet is featured in a Louis Vuitton blouse from the Spring 2016 collection. Her curls coiffed by master Guido Palau evoke a neo-Baroque feeling. The modern makeup by Pat McGrath uses peach hues and dramatic red lips painted to perfection. A stunning portrait in a dark back ground illuminates the platinum essence of the American actress.




Twin Magazine issue 13 captures modern romance with 5 colorful covers, which feature fun, youth, and cool new photos. Gigi Hadid wears her new mini bangs, with effortless ease.

3 Fresh New Campaigns: Inez and Vinoodh

Dynamic Duo

463810-800wSought after Dutch duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin present 3 new fresh campaigns for 3 diverse clients. Their expressive style highlights the human body and features the feminine form in every frame. For Isabel Marant, the team tapped veteran Raquel Zimmermann to pose in complimentary metallic hues, featuring a perfectly painted hand.


For Hugo Boss, Supermodel Anna Ewers curves are captured  in contrapposto (classic broken posture). The new bags echo the architectural elements of the the modern estate and bring to life the new spring collection from designer Jason Wu. Ewer’s Bardot blonde mane wafts through the wind, while her sunkist skin glows  in the summer sun.463928-800w.jpglou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-1lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-2lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-3lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-4lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-5lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-6lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-8lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016-9lou-schoof-by-inez-van-lamsweerde-vinoodh-matadin-for-blumarine-spring-summer-2016

The photographers use bobbed beauty Lou Schoof for the new Blumarine campaign. Set in a sophisticated Gramercy Park townhouse, the styling by Edward Enninful adds lived in glamour. Hair is perfectly coiffed by Malcom Edwards, and makeup plays on natural hues of warmth by Dick Page.

Full On: 10 Major Make Up Moments

new12-kevin-tachman-2.jpgPat McGrath:

Legendary makeup artist affectionately known throughout the industry as “Mother,”has one of the most successful career in beauty’s history. The hardest working makeup artist in the industry Pat McGrath is not only a taste maker creating the makeup looks for over 30 shows per season for fashion houses like Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Margiela, Miu Miu and Valentino. She is the Global Cosmetics Creative Director of Proctor and Gamble which oversees Max Factor, Cover Girl, Dolce and Gabanna. Not to mention her hectic shooting schedule as the favorite makeup artist of Italian Vogue, and Steven Meisel.

Recently the acclaimed makeup master made Instagram history as she cleverly used the visual social medium to launch the first product in her new makeup line. Gold 001 pigment has been seen shared by millions of followers, and was featured prominently at Prada’s spring/ summer 2016 show. The buzz-worthy color captured the attention of editors, and its exclusive release has the “liquid-like, gilded glaze of intense colour” a must have for every makeup maven.


To celebrate the launch of her second makeup collection Phantom 002, Pat McGrath, turned Kellogs Diner in Brooklyn into a full-on fashion moment. Her team transformed models, actresses, and Instagram celebrities into modern interpretations of club kids. Highlighting the spirit of individualism from 1980’s London, she created glam inspired grunge looks. Her new eight-piece makeup kit is packed with colors that punch, metallic hues, deep ox blood, and rainbow brights. Her looks, personified the freshness and youth of counter-culture featuring super-wing tipped brows, grease smudged smoky eyes, and powerful lip pigments that popped with individuality.


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Visionaire: 3 Shoots from Nick Knight

Nick Knight

Known for pushing boundaries both creatively and technically the photographer, director, and artist has provided some unbelievable images. The visionary has tackled a wide variety of issues throughout his career from racism, disability, ageism, and recently fat-ism.

Last month Nick Knight received the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the British Fashion Council’s British Fashion Awards. Below are some of his most unbelievable images, that twist the limits of imagination and creative possibility. 431557-800w431549-800w431550-800w431551-800w431555-800w431554-800w



3 Must See Destinations: Editorial Lineup



Vogue magazine enlists legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier on a story titled “Far Far Away.” Shot in the exotic terrain of Chile starring the Moroccan and Egyptian model Imaan Hammam. Her stripped down appearance with a natural short haircut reveals her inner beauty, as she radiates in every frame. The stunning setting gives the viewer a peak into her own private paradise. Hair by Julien d’Ys celebrates the model’s curly texture. Makeup artist Sam Bryant used metallic hues on the body throughout the story which adds a feeling of folklore.




Another desolate desert landscape is captured by photographer Texme Yeste and features model Amilina Estavao in Numero Magazine. The feminine fashions and bright hues of metallic adorn the model as she travels through the high contast wasteland in fashion’s most high gloss. Retro Accessories are featured throughout the story including the popular must have Fall item, the Loewe shades.



Tim Walker takes actress Cate Blanchett out of this world to a another exotic location for W Magazine, to far side of the moon. The editorial story titled “A Rose Without Thorns,” styled by Jacob K, provokes an idea of imperialism. Colonial referencing features the actress in satirical costuming from Conquistador, military, medieval, to other worldly beautiful. Hairdresser Julien d’Ys, uses shapes of texture and wig wrapping to create forms for each look, and Val Garland plasters the face with powder and distressed color.


10 Cool Haircuts by Christiaan


A haircut can transform the look, create a character, even frame the face. Through the years Christiaan has elevated the craft with ground breaking hair chops like Grace Jone’s flatop, the mid-length texture of Blondie, “the digithead,” and the introduction of the undercut to fashion mainstream. His mastery of the perfect length, shape, texture, has helped launch the careers of models, actresses, and countless style icons. The Dutch hair dresser known for his innovative interpretations with scissors is a creative force. He began his career at the upscale Berdorff Goodman’s salon, he has evolved into one of the most important hairdressers of all time, creating new techniques, and progressing the craft into a modern art form.

The Cuts:

img-christiaanlisacoopervogue03_1046532791941. The Shake and Go: He began experimenting with haircuts that were not meant to be set, but washed and softer shapes as seen on Lisa Cooper.

img-christiaangiavogue05_1048012217682. The Chop: He chopped Gia Carangi’s hair for a 1980 Vogue shoot because she accidentally burned a section of her hair off with a cigarette.


img-christiaangracejonesvogue06_104821187903. The Flat Top: Grace Jone’s androgynous flat top fade was created by his skilled use of a men’s razor and shears.  Her iconic cut became her new signature which she wears to this day.


4. The Fringed Bob: Comme de Garçons’designer Rei Kawakubo often had had her hair trimmed by Christiaan while in between shoots.

img-christiaanbonniebermanvogue08_1049153138435. The Undercut: Was born out of his frustration with trying to make the bottom portion of a bob stay in a chignon during show season. The look debuted at the Comme de Garçons show in Paris 1983.


debbie-harry9.jpeg6. The Mid Length: Debbie Harry’s iconic hair styles have been coiffed by Christiaan from her days as leading lady of Blondie, to her super cool textured long bob with the deep side part and fringe.

img-christiaandebbieharryvogue09_1049371204017. The Messy Line: His experiments with Harry in cutting the messy organic line, and slap stick bits of color. Photographed with  famed punk rock fashion designer Stephen Sprouse.


8. The Digithead: The conceptual haircut inspired by the trend in New York City’s Dominican salon culture, buzzing lines or steps near the taper in men’s haircuts. The sculptural graphic lines were performed free hand without a comb on Christiaan’s youngest son spontaneously at the pool.

img-christiaandariawerbowyvogue12_1051477643989. The Glam Bob: Cut on Daria for the Celine advertising campaign in 2013, Christiaan created a long bob with a solid outline that could transition from glam to punk rock.

img-christiaanfrejabehavogue15_10530323561610. The Textured Undercut: The instantly classic Freja mid-length mop is a strong shape with layers cut out from underneath to add volume and downtown texture. Layered fringe and subtle natural texture catapulted her career to supermodel status.

Below are some cuts from his event in 2014 #Haircutsinthepark


First look: Spring Campaign Preview

Cool Campaigns:

The Spring 2016 advertisement season is off to an early start this year, with a few fashion houses releasing previews of their much anticipated campaigns. Below are some notable images and videos that will soon be plastered throughout the pages of your favorite fashion media.

Tom Ford:

Decided to take his looks to the small screen to showcase his spring 2016 collection. The designer tapped famed fashion photographer Nick Knight to direct the video , and used Lady Gaga to star in the feature which was released on the designers site. Tom Ford said “Instead of having a traditional show this season I decided to try something new. I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way, that was designed from its inception to be presented online. The video seems to be ground breaking opportunity to engage a fashion audience who is dispersed throughout the world.

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Spanish luxury leather house Loewe, under creative direction of British designer JW Anderson has been giving fashion lovers some amazing collections over the past few seasons. Their campaigns have been equally inspiring with a mix of new futuristic images, accompanied by vintage portraits of the legendary photographer Steven Meisel. Their new Spring campaign was unveiled and features Raquel Zimmerman posing in front of stylized version of Mount Fuji, with a transparent skirt.




For the Givenchy’s spring 2016 campaign, creative director Richardo Tisci wanted the campaign to be all about love. The images feature his hand written poems which read ” I am a child of a river and love waits downstream, a waterfall to steal my breath and change my mind.” With an amazing cast of over 27 models shot throughout New York City by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott including supers Lara Stone, Miranda Kerr, Joan Smalls and mix of it-girls Lexi Bowling, Issa Lish, Lineisy Montero. The campaign is a hopeful appeal for spring from the designer who said “Everyone can do something very small, some gesture of love”



Steven Klein photographed the spring campaign for Versace on location at the California sand flats. Creative director Donatella Versace said that it was a pristine backdrop to display the boldly patterned prints of the collection. The Blonde, sun drenched girl gang featuring Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmerman, and Gigi Hadid are featured in military inspired looks.

More Spring Shots: