The CR Fairytale Fashion Book: Designer Disney Princesses Galore

Joan Smalls and Co. Star in Carine Roitfeld’s Fairytale themed latest and it’s EVERYTHING

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It’s no secret that Roitfeld has had an affinity for Disney since the early days of her developing personal style. For the debut issue of CR Fashion Book, the titular editor-in-chief paid homage to those early Disney lunchbox toting days (and made us all want one).

Now, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris has called upon childhood nostalgia for the 4th issue of her biannual style and inspiration publication. And damn if isn’t page after page of fairytale princess fashion porn. (that’s a thing now, I’ve decided.) Continue reading

Takashi Murakami x Shu Uemura 6 Hearts Princess Collection

Japanese Pop Artist Extraordinaire Takashi Murakami is no stranger to collaborations. In fact, his international renown in the west can probably be attributed in part through working with other artists and designers. Who could forget those iconic, highly covetable Louis Vuitton collaborations? And how many of us discovered the artist only after studying that surreal,  eye-catching cover for Kanye West’s Graduation album?

Well, this holiday season, we’ll have the opportunity to get our hands on a piece of his latest collaboration with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura. Why should you care? Well, aside from it being great product, with beautiful packaging, you guys…. it’s totally anime themed! If you’re a fan of the “majokko” or magic girl, (HELLOOOOOOO, SAILOR MOON!!!!) You’re going to want a piece of his tribute to the sub-genre: 6 Hearts Princess, or 6HP. Beyond cosmentics, Murakami, being his remarkable visionaire self, has created a fully realized world. Telling a story in an anime ad campaign for the line! Take a look at the world of 6 Hearts Princess below, then get a closer look at some of the product.

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Sci-fi/Fantasy Styling + Marvelous Manis Pt 1.

Loved that Blonds review? Well, there’s even more to report on, because the details are outrageous!

Styling is a major part of presenting a collection, and the teams at The Blonds went all out. 9736353122_fc1710777b_z

Bright, toon-like eyes with doll lashes make Tweety bird ever-present, and are topped with Spock inspired eyebrows, thanks to lead makeup artist Kabuki for MAC Cosmetics. Nick Irwin of TIGI created the space-age statement-making and Tinkerbell reminiscent hair styles. And rounding out the look were these genius silver headbands with attached Vulcan-like ears.

I do hope they make these Vulcan ear headbands available for sale because, I would rock them in a heartbeat!

But the styling doesn’t stop there. A major ongoing trend on runways has become designer nails. If you’re not familiar with the genius that is CND (Creative Nail Design) be ready to be WOWed!

Inspired by animation and featuring toon eyes, scales, jewels, circuitry (..?!?!?!), CND rolled out 36 individual custom manicures! These miniature works of art need to be seen to be believed, so check out the gallery and let me know what you think! Which look would you rock?

(Photos by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for CND)

Want to see some behind-the-scenes action? Head over to CND’s site and check out this revealing backstage editorial video.

Look out for pt 2 of this post featuring a slew of geek chic nail art coming your way!

GEEK CHIC BEAUTY: Marvel vs Miu Miu

 

It’s ultimate geek chic beauty! Whether you’re attending a screening, a con, a nerdy burlesque show—be ye guest or performer—or just planning your next Halloween costume, these looks below by Jangsara are simply Marvelous (see what I did there?) runway-ready must tries. At the very least, they are top-notch works of film-inspired art, you must see to believe. Note: you will need to set aside a bit of time, so plan ahead. View her website for product details and step-by-step tutorials.

Now, you know I can’t stop there. It wouldn’t be a F+G post without a little runway comparison. Especially seeing as the eye-makeup on the runways this season was truly out there and inspired. From the crystal encrusted eyebrows at the Chanel show that I showed you previously, to the wild, superheroine chic, greasepainted peepers of Miuccia Prada’s models at both the Prada and Miu Miu shows (top), runway beauty this season, boasted a near cinematic display of show-stopping and fanciful faces. And one can seldom speak of makeup marvels (don’t look at me that way), without mentioning the real-life superhero of beauty: the prolific Pat McGrath.

The Brit born, global creative-design director for Proctor and Gamble, head of Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetics among others, has evolved the world of make-up artistry. The photoset featured above, highlights the looks she created this season for both of Ms. Prada’s shows. The models at Miu Miu, specifically, donned pant suits with psychedelic, clashing prints, reminiscent of early comic pages inked by the likes of Terry Austin (see comparison below) or Dan Adkins

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Some of the blazers, oversized and even capelike. These women were high-end heroines, ready to take flight, made-up to perfection by the team under master Mcgrath.

A “best of” photoset of McGrath’s most “action packed”, avant-garde looks to follow…

Here’s to showing off your new make-up know-how out there.

Oh! And don’t forget the nails. 😉

Spiderman nail polish by OPI