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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 03:44

The crowd at Chanel

Written by Daniel P Dykes

Despite not attempting to fit too many people into too small a space, as did Dior, Chanel still managed to pack the entrance to the Grand Palais for their autumn 2011 showing earlier today.

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Something of a Where's Wally of fashion industry stalwarts, there are bonus points available if you can spot Anna Dello Russo in this photo.

Published in pictures
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 04:41

Sticks and stones

Written by Daniel P Dykes

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but Andre Leon Talley didn't hurt us.

We snapped a rock throwing Talley sitting front row at Chanel's autumn 2011 show in Paris yesterday. The rock in concern was one of the many used by Chanel to make up their hot coals catwalk.

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You can keep up with all our updates from Paris fashion week by following the link.

This photo was snapped for Fashionising.com by Simon Ackerman.

Published in pictures
Saturday, 02 April 2011 06:11

Keira Knightley channels a Muse for Chanel

Written by Daniel P Dykes

It's been a long association between British actress Keira Knightley and Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle scent. Or it at least it feels that way. After all, we first saw the pairing back in July 2007, scarcely four months after Fashionising.com was first published. Across the intervening years we've been able to chart much of what Miss Knightley's influence upon fashion has been, the close cropped advertising meaning that was largely a factor of measuring her hair length. She cut it short then grew it long, following and influencing the trends as she went. Today the spring 2011 component of the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle has come across our desk and again it's a closely shot picture of Miss Knightley, her hair filling the parts of the frame that her face and the parfum bottle do not. And it's oddly the hair that we find most striking as it left us doing something of a double-take as we assumed that it was model-of-the-moment Arizona Muse our eyes were moving over. It's not, but what it is, as charted through the progression of an evolving advertising campaign, is proof that short, textured hair is very much the statement of the season and a dominant part of 2011's hairstyle trends.

Two different crops of the lead-photo for Keira Knightley spring 2011 campaign for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle scent have been released. You can see them both by clicking on the thumbnails below.

Published in pictures
Friday, 25 February 2011 19:01

Molten morning: metallic eyeshadow

Written by Joanne Cleary

Whilst our European counterparts are preparing for a season lazing on the Amalfi, seeking Chinotto and strolling the avenue Montaigne, in the southern hemisphere we must remain content with watching the Spring trends trickle through to our shores. Nevertheless, all that glitters is not only gold, but all shades of sumptuous metallics which are perfect for lifting an Australian winter complexion.

The look is ethereal, decadent eyes, shimmering complexions. Whilst the molten revolution has been here before recently (think Charlotte Tilbury at Nicole Farhi, Spring 2011 collection) the look is more glam space beauty than bronzed muse. Chanel pioneered, under Peter Phillips' ever amazing guidance, sending fresh faced models down the catwalk with shimmering eyes in the sharpest of silver and just a hint of smoke.

For the braver, Prada showcased ethereal beauty with a thirties twist, matching Cuban brights with space age eyes. Not feeling spacey? Tone the metallic down to a highlight for a hint of light. Just don't confuse the metallic eye trend with Gareth Pugh's actual metallic eyes... For there you may just reach space status.

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Images: style.com

Published in Beauty
Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:45

Liner Notes For Fall


It all started at the Couture shows in January. Peter Philips scrawled a deliberately short, thick, almost awkward line across models’ top lash lines at Chanel to “take the makeup look away from retro,” and a new era of unexpected liner applications had officially begun. Since then, the concept has been all over the Fall shows. At Marc Jacobs’ dominatrix extravaganza in New York, François Nars called his similar flicks “droopy,” comparing the downward sloping line he drew onto upper lash lines with his new for fall Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner in Via Venetto to “a grandmother who’s a bit eccentric that puts on her eyeliner wrong.”

Flash forward to Milan, and a whole range of unique adaptations of the sixties makeup essential were employed to keep the plethora of references to that era from becoming too literal. At D&G, Pat McGrath added white to the equation, coating the inner rim of the lower lash line with Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup Crayon Intense Eyeliner in #13 White to add a modern, graphic touch to the thick black stroke on lids. A few hours later at Moschino, Tom Pecheux turned to MAC Technakohl liner in Graphblack to draw an oval shape that swept underneath the lower lash line and almost extended to the brow bone to resemble cat-eye sunglasses. “It looks like every girl is wearing them on the catwalk whether she is or not,” he quipped, topping the outline with a dusting of MAC Single Matte eye shadow in Carbon for opacity. On Sunday, it was Lucia Pieroni’s turn at Missoni, and she focused her attention on crafting an elongated black smudge along lower lash lines only using the same MAC Technakohl liner at Missoni to help hammer home the idea of “cool girls who are slightly masculine.”

As far as our favorite incarnation goes, it’s a tie. Yesterday at Giorgio Armani, the house’s resident face painter, Linda Cantello, etched two parallel lines extended toward the temple from the outer corners of models’ eyes for a look that was inspired by “the boudoir,” while Peter Philips brought things full circle at Jil Sander. Rather than extrapolate on the trend with a new shape, he chose to introduce a new color: a shimmering, blue-reen jade. And on to Paris, we go…

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com
Published in Beauty
Sunday, 02 January 2011 21:24

First Look: Meet Chanel Graphite

Ladies, please allow us to introduce you to the latest lacquer from Chanel’s resident makeup maestro, Peter Philips. Part of Philips’ Fall collection, which is heavy on metallics (stay tuned for the full backstage report from this morning’s show, where a to-die-for gunmetal, silvery eye shadow also made its debut), the new polish is called Graphite and has an amazing iridescent quality in which it appears green-gold and shimmering pewter all at once. It’s similar in concept to last season’s Black Pearl although it is significantly lighter—brighter, even, which we prefer. (Much as we would like to, we cannot wear black or almost black polishes—even if they are Chanel polishes. It’s just not our thing). The new varnish’s most covetable quality, however, is its opaqueness. When we seek out shimmering lacquers, we’re typically looking for full coverage to achieve a foil effect, and this one delivers in two coats. Actually, we take that back; that’s Graphite’s second most covetable quality. The first is that it’s part of a trio of similar shades, due out at the end of the summer. Yes, it’s OK to be really, really, ridiculously excited.

Published in Beauty
Saturday, 01 January 2011 05:30

A Metallic Moment Backstage At Chanel

The Chanel show always offers up a well-choreographed example of how the connection between high fashion and beauty can be a seamless one. Karl Lagerfed tells his go-to face painter, Peter Philips, about his sartorial vision—the fabrics, the colors, the themes (which for Fall included a dark forest equipped with dancing shadows and breaks of light)—and Philips doesn’t just oblige with a corresponding makeup look, he actually makes products to properly fit the bill. This season, it was all about metallics. “It’s just communication,” Philips says of the unique designer/makeup artist relationship. “Karl said he wanted silver,” and so Philips turned to Épatant, a gunmetal shade from his new-for-autumn Illusion d’Ombre cream eye shadow collection, which he mixed with two of the range’s other shimmering shades in white and black to create the focal point of the look. “They come with an applicator, but I prefer to use my finger,” Philips said of the mousse-y pigments, which can go on thick for opacity or sheered out for transparency. “You can actually use it as an eyeliner, too,” he pointed out—dipping an angled brush into the sparkling onyx pot and scrawling it across the upper lash line. A similar smudged line was drawn using Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Ébène below the lower lash line before Philips whipped on a few coats of its Inimitable Waterproof mascara in Noir. Finishing touches came in the form of a pinkish nude lip from Philips’ forthcoming Rouge Allure lipstick offerings and a ten-finger salute to the gray/gold Graphite, the latest addition to the Chanel nail polish arsenal.


Lagerfeld has a similar rapport with coiffeur Sam McKnight. “Karl always sends a sketch,” McKnight said of the inspiration behind his “simple little side knots.” Prepping hair with Frédéric Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel, McKnight created side parts, adding a slight bend with a curling iron and then letting hair fall out in wisps around the back of the head, where he gathered the remaining lengths into a loose chignon. “We’re keeping it young and fresh,” he said, spraying a halo of Pantene Classic Hairspray for hold—and also embodying the boy-meets-girl trend Lagerfeld successfully interpreted on the runway. Half of the loose, tomboy twists were embellished with Chanel jewelry baubles so there was an elegance at play to balance out all those biker boots.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com
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Lady Gaga opens up about her beauty routine, which includes a loyalty to Ivory soap—but not every night. The pop star admits that she regularly goes to bed with makeup on. We imagine those facial horns she’s been sporting lately are a bitch to maneuver against the pillow. [People StyleWatch]

Here’s a new acronym to add to the old beauty lexicon: GHOSTS (Gray-Haired Over-Stressed Twenty-Somethings). It’s a word professionals are now using to describe the uncharacteristically large number of women that have started going gray before they hit 30. [Daily Mail]

After lots of teasers and more than one “accidental” leak, the full-length version of Keira Knightley’s new Coco Mademoiselle commercial is officially out. [Make Epic Media]

Mother, actress, fashion designer, and now haircare spokeswoman. Katie Holmes stars in a new short film for John Frieda’s Precision Foam Colour, which is set to make its full-length Facebook debut tomorrow. [InStyle]

The desire to nip and tick is in fact gender neutral. According to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic procedures among men in the United States increased by 2 percent last year. [US News & World Report]

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunay.com
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Metallics were all over the Fall runways—from Tom Pecheux’s frosted copper mouths at Peter Som and his smoky pewter lids at Derek Lam to Odile Gilbert’s feather-shaped goldleaf brush strokes on hair at Jason Wu. But our favorite take on the molten pigments came from Chanel, where Peter Philips debuted three colors from his new Illusion d’Ombre eye shadow collection. The shadows boast a creamy mousse texture that is truly divine when swiped across skin. But don’t just take our word for it; watch as Philips himself displays their versatility by blending a smudge of Épatant, a gunmetal gray, across his own hand to illustrate its blendability. All this, and yours truly utilizing the power of a red lip to distract from the fact that this video was shot backstage at the Grand Palais at 7:30 AM, are just a click away.

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Madame Inès de la Fressange will be the new global ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. The 53-year-old Lagerfeld muse (left, at the Chanel Spring 2011 show) and recent author of Parisian Chic will bring that “irresistible je ne sais quoi” to the brand, according to global brand president Cyril Chapuy. [PR Newswire]

The Fragrance Foundation announced the semi-finalists for its Fifi Awards (a.k.a. the Oscars of eaux), which include: WOMANITY by Thierry Mugler (Women’s Luxe), Tom Ford Azure Lime (Women’s Specialty Luxe), and Halle by Halle Berry Pure Orchid (Broad Appeal). [Fragrance.org] via [WWD]

According to Unilever PLC research, 93 percent of women consider their armpits unattractive (no dispute there), but most deodorant companies only address the stink factor. Later this week, Dove will be launching its Ultimate Go Sleeveless line, which claims to have moisturizers that give women better-looking underarms in five days. [WSJ]

We may have officially given up straightening our hair in favor of a zero-maintenance air-dry-on-the-subway routine, but the technology out there keeps getting better and better. The Independent calls out ten of the best on the market. [Independent]

Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

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