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Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

The Make Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) London 2012 is always a highlight of any make up artist’s year. A time to discover new products, meet like-minded people, and watch demos by some of the world’s top industry professionals.

With Tisci’s help, Couture has its bite back, and pre-fall–usually a collection of basics used by retailers to freshen up the floor–is now a veritable space for new, interesting and bold design.

Immediately you notice the quality, from the stitching and lining in the case and on the roll to the smell, that divine smell. I couldn’t stop sniffing the leather and I bet you won’t be able to either.

Collaborating with Revlon for the show, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman stuck to subtle beauty. “I wanted to create a look that was bold, but still looked soft and natural,” says Westman.

No more nail shine, matter is the way to go with Knock Out Cosmetics. Make your nails the center of attention by being shine free.

The fashion designer struggled with concentration in the classroom as he was not suited to studying. His focus was on earning a wage to support his family and he had no desire to become a global style phenomenon.

One would be hard-pressed to recall a more accessible line-up from one of fashion’s most wayward artists. It was burgeoning, bustling, ebullient punk.

Pat McGrath created an image of “a passionate woman [this season] and you can’t get more passionate than red.” Skin was immaculate and lightly highlighted through the center of the face, while eyes were simple using a neutral brown to contour and a white frosty shadow to line the lids.

Belgian-born Natalie Joos moved to New York to begin a successful career in fashion. Starting as Glenn O’Brienn assistant, she then began Craig McDean’s studio manager before launching her own casting agency in 2003.

Tomas Maier’s collections at Bottega Veneta get better and better with every passing season. What he delivered for Spring must be his most considered, worked-over, strategically conceived and luxurious clothes to date.

Photographed by Alasdair McLellan in Hong Kong under the creative direction of Giorgio Armani, the campaign features models Irina Kulikova, Kendra Spears, Tao Okamoto, Wang Xiao and Florian Van Bael.

To say that this was a collection of exquisite elegance and an almost quiet refinement would be an understatement.

Candice Swanepoel photographed by Terry Richardson for Vogue Japan. A larger-than-life, fun editorial, Candice poses alongside giant crayons, ice-cream sundaes and oddly enough, a shark.

Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni decided that this was the season to turn that cushiony notion right on its head. Marni is a label brimming with supposed givens. Marni means color, print, fabulous jewelry – it means leather and fur. Turns out, not so much. Well, at least not this season, anyway.

Aline Weber photographed by Liz Collins for Numero #132.

I first stumbled on Flara’s work while I was trawling the internet for some original artwork to use for our Beauty Section and was delighted to discover that she is willing to collaborate with us for some future pieces! In the meantime I got to know her a bit better.

From November 3, 2012 through February 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo (1929–1989).

It was a veritable layers-fest. No dress came down without a pair of tailored black flares with encrusted hems underneath.

Clarins and The Miraval Resort have come together in perfect unison to create a true luxury spa experience.

We caught up with Rick Genest by telephone in Zurich, Switzerland, and talked with the notorious Zombie Boy during the wee hours of the morning about his fame, his fortune, and his future.

For Pre-Fall, Alexander Wang went for something a bit less gimmick-laden than his Spring BMX biker outing with a line-up deeply locked in what can be termed a ‘Dark Primness’.

In conjunction with MoMA’s Cindy Sherman retrospective, the artist has selected films that have informed her artistic practice.

Andy Burrows will release his stunning solo album, Company, on Play It Again Sam, on October 22nd. Co-produced by Burrows with Tim Baxter, the album will be preceded by a single, Because I Know That I Can, on October 8th.

The first step to shaking of those winter months is putting a bit of life back in to our skin.

Douglas Kirkland’s extraordinary photographs, compiled for the first time in their complete form here, allow us to pry into the mysterious woman known as Marilyn Monroe, unveiling an intimate night that the world- class photographer shared with the icon.