John Galliano Spring 2012
China Fashion Week Fall 2013 Showcases Crazy Eye Makeup Looks
China is definitely a country to watch these days. (And we’re not referring to its diplomatic missions).
The country’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, emerged as a diplomatic style star during a recent visit to Russia. Soon thereafter, China Fashion Week Fall 2013 followed suit with head-turning designs. But what really caught our attention was the crazy eye makeup looks.
China’s most famous makeup artist Mao Geping created faux eyebrows made out of outrageous materials as part of his MGPIN Collection. We’re talking metallic pyramid studs, gold-plated and crystal-rope jewelry and bronze trinkets that looked like the innards of a grandfather clock.
Geping’s makeup styling show has been one of the highlights of China Fashion Week for many seasons. Past beauty themes include mythic creatures and Victorian goddesses with 3D makeup to match.
Get a close-up view of these crazy-cool eye makeup looks in the slideshow below. And see all of our Fashion Week coverage here.
Even her harshest critic would have to admit that Posh has played a blinder.
She’s managed to transform herself from someone completely ridiculous into someone completely ridiculous who designs clothes people actually like.
She’s also provided an excellent post-girlband career template for Nicola Roberts to try to follow.
This week VB released a thrilling insight… her Five All-Time Fashion Rules, in Grazia magazine. Gasp! One day these life-changingly important laws will be on the national curriculum – they’re our generation’s Magna Carta, after all.
But until then we’ll just have to analyse and memorise them all on our own.
All-time fashion rule one!A pair of shades completes any outfit
“Never forget your sunglasses – they finish off any look,” instructs Victoria.
What she says goes, so I’ll definitely be wearing shades at all times from now on.If anyone looks at me like I’m a idiot for wearing sunglasses at night, I’ll know they’re just not as fashion forward as me and Posh.
Will wear them in bed as well, because style never sleeps.All-time fashion rule two!
Invest in well-made, classic skinny jeans
“It’s all about proportion and balance – a skinny indigo jean is good for day or night, and the right amount of stretch is really flattering,” reveals our guru.Are you rushing out to buy a pair straight away? Me neither. But only because I’ve already got some.
Oh, you too? What, literally everyone on Earth has? Oh. OK.
Well it’s still good that Vic understands how important it is to find jeans that are flattering on the thigh – she really does have just the same problems as us normal girls, eh?All-time fashion rule three!
Match your outfit to the occasion.
“Dress appropriately – not too tight, with room to move around when carrying the kids!” announces VB.
I don’t even have time to marvel at the ingenuity of the idea of matching your outfit to the occasion – I’m too busy having a nervous breakdown. I don’t have any kids to carry round in an outfit that isn’t too tight!
I’ll get on to it right away, of course, but until I have some, am I desperately unfashionable?
Does always wearing sunglasses cancel out no kids to carry? Please? Vicky?All-time fashion rule four!Flats are just as chic.
“Contrary to rumours, you don’t always need to wear heels!” laughs Victoria, down-to-earth-edly.
Like most of you, I’m sure, I’d presumed I’d end up in prison if I ever wore flats, so this is a huge relief. Phew. Thanks, Posh!
All-time fashion rule five!Accessories are key.“Make sure you always accessorise as the right bag can make the outfit,” says the style queen.
One of Victoria’s handbags cost £30,000. All of my handbags added together and timesed by a hundred don’t add up to a quarter of that.
Typical. I was so dedicated for four whole rules and now I go and blow it all at the last hurdle… because I’m guessing in Posh’s eyes, I definitely don’t have the right bag.So near, and yet so, so far.
ADL backs shamed ‘anti-Semite’ designer John Galliano, insisting ‘individuals can change their hearts and minds as long as they demonstrate true contrition’.
Disgraced former Dior head designer John Galliano was given an unlikely lifeline following his 2011 conviction for anti-Semitic rants in the Le Marais district of Paris, after the Anti-Defamation League’s National Director Abraham H. Foxman issued an official statement declaring the fallen fashion icon had “accepted full responsibility for his previous remarks and understands that hurtful comments have no place in our society”.
Confirming the group had met with the designer on several occasions to encourage him to accept responsibility for his widely-condemned actions, Foxman added: “Mr. Galliano has worked arduously in changing his worldview and dedicated a significant amount of time to researching, reading, and learning about the evils of anti-Semitism and bigotry.”
Attempting to a draw a line under continued criticism of the British-born designer, after media reports and a subsequent legal case against him cost him his high profile fashion house post and accompanying accolades, he concluded; “We believe that individuals can change their hearts and minds as long as they demonstrate true contrition.”
The official ADL comment appeared to have been meticulously timed after Galliano had issued a statement of his own earlier Thursday revealing he “remains committed to making amends to those I have hurt”.
In 2011, a French court ruled that the 51 year-old Paris-based designer had made “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” in several incidents around a bar close to where he lived in the traditionally-Jewish Le Marais region of the city.
In one of the incidents, Galliano was accused of proclaiming his love for Adolf Hitler and telling Jewish-looking customers that their mothers should have been gassed. He subsequently blamed his actions on long-term drug and alcohol addictions.
The final nail was sealed in the coffin of his post at Christian Dior after the Israel-born Jewish actress Nathalie Portman herself the face of one of their high-profile fragrances, refused to work with Galliano on principle.
He was fired soon after. Following his conviction by the French court, the French government last year also announced they were revoking his 2009 Legion of Honour medal, as President Francois Hollande signed an official decree refusing him the right to wear the medal.
Galliano Goes Gonzo for Spring 2012
Galliano’s first spring ad has dropped, and apparently the beleaguered brand, which has being run by Dior sans designer John Galliano since his firing last March, is taking inspiration from a rather surprising icon: gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Starring Constance Jablonski and Benhamin Eidem, the campaign has Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas written all over it: Thompson’s signature convertible, bucket hat, yellow aviators, and Hawaiian shirt (reinterpreted Galliano style, of course) all make appearances, and the press release states that the concept does indeed depict a Los Vegas road trip.
So, apparently Dior isn’t so opposed to abrasive, paranoid, alcohol-fueled loose cannons after all.