Oh ScarJo – she really must be the sexiest woman alive, no? I mean she looks like THAT, and her voice is enough to make you follow her anywhere, to the circus, to war… to the Dolce and Gabbana counter to look at their new creamy eye colours! I love all these creamy eye colours that are coming out from Chanel and Tom Ford and Armani, and now D&G – they’re such a quick, easy option for a smoky eye. I never leave home (well for work, anyway – I sometimes leave home without them) with my Chanel Ombre d’Illusions. So I’m curious to see what Dolce and Gabbana’s are like.
Anyway in the meantime feast yourself on Scarlett’s voluptuous take on Marilyn. (And Pat McGrath on makeup).
Look I have to be honest – I’ve not been very excited by the hair and makeup trends coming down the runways during this last season – and since the shows are now in their final week in Paris, there aren’t that many chances for my socks to be rocked off by some amazing inspiring new looks. It’s all a bit ‘Meh’ so far. The notable exceptions for me have been:
the punk eye at Versace (thanks Pat McGrath)
the 40’s sepia eye at Rochas (Lucia Pieroni referencing Lee Miller, be still my beating heart)
Gucci Westman’s work at ODLR and Antonio Berardi – that lush red mouth, yes please!
Diane Kendal made last season’s navy eye feel even fresher thanks to glitter and super bright pigment at Thakoon and Jason Wu, respectively.
Dolce and Gabbana’s show, with makeup by Pat McGrath that was inspired by Sophia Loren and Byzantine art. This translated as rich wine lips, a heavy flick of cat eyeliner and beautiful, matte skin – which I think is the main takeaway from the shows. Ladies, get your powder puffs ready – it’s going to be a matte-tastic year.
Here’s Pat McGrath in action at the Dolce show, talking through the look:
Could Scarlett Johansson be any more gorgeous? I didn’t think it was possible for her to be any more beautiful, but here’s a video of her shooting the new Dolce and Gabanna makeup ads, with makeup by Pat McGrath – and yes, she is actually more divine than I thought. Enjoy the best makeup artist in the world, working on arguably the most beautiful woman in the world. Ooh, and the makeup’s not bad either!