New York Fashion Week: Honor
The ’60s and the beauty icons that defined that era served as the inspiration at many fall 2013 ready-to-wear collections this week. At Honor, however, the backstage team created perhaps the most radical transformation of that source with winged blue eyeliner, a futuristic updo and matte red nails that reimagined Twiggy for an entirely different decade.
Makeup artist Adrien Pinault built the face around a vibrant matte cobalt cat eye. To start with beautiful, bare skin, his team prepped models’s complexions with a range of Arcona products, including Triad Pads for cleansing, Booster Defense Serum, Magic White Ice hydrating gel, Desert Mist sealer and Eye Dew. Pinault then added Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 and Stila Perfecting Concealer. For a hint of color on the cheeks, he used Stila Custom Color Blush in Self Adjusting Bronze. Then he coated lips with Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce. He finally meticulously painted Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Indigo on the upper lash lines, starting with a narrow line at the inner corners and building up width along the length of the lid before drawing it out way past the eye. He repainted the shade repeatedly for saturated, graphic color. He left brows and lashes bare.
Hairstylist James Pecis said designer Giovanna Randall left the interpretation of Twiggy up to him for inventing a style for the show. The result was a sleek, side-parted mane that looked like short hair in the front and was in fact an elaborate tangle of coils in the back. Pecis started the look by spraying Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray to wet strands and then blow-drying them. Working on dry strands, he spritzed on Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray. He then formed a diagonal parting, running from the left side of the back of the head to the right side of the head above the eyebrow. He sectioned off a triangle patch of hair at the back, cornrowed it, looped it around and pinned it securely “to get rid of excess hair and provide an anchor,” he said.
He then moved the front sections of the hair forward and then began rolling them under and back behind the ear, twisting the hair very tightly and coating it with a Bumble and Bumble Dry Spin Finish (launching this summer). Taking the twisted ropes of hair, he snaked the lengths up and over the cornrows, pinning them in place for a finished result that conjured mod via nature and anatomy.
Manicurist Deborah Lippmann rounded out the beauty look with two new shimmery matte shades (launching later this year) that she said were inspired by a metallic cell phone case she has. The majority of the models’s tips were lacquered with her polish in Red Silk Boxers, while a few of the girls wore the Harem Silks From Bombay shade. She kept nails short and round.