>> While everybody loves a little Fashion Week makeup theatricality, for most people, the vivid red eyebrows, foiled gold eyelids, and glittery black lips spotted on the catwalks don't really work in real life. However, if there's one time of year to glean inspiration from outrageous runway beauty looks, it's definitely now. We've gathered up some of our favorite wild — and in some cases, totally creepy — makeup ideas straight from the runways; some of these looks are so extreme, you may not need a costume at all. Click through for lots of Halloween-perfect beauty inspiration — and the tools to help you get the looks — all here, in the slideshow.
Posts for October 26th 2011
>> Serkan Sarier — alumnus of Giambattista Valli, Carolina Herrera, and Emanuel Ungaro's couture atelier — debuted his third Brood collection on Monday at the Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York. Sarier's perpetual play with sportif couture was a theme that resonated with a number of designers for Spring 2012, but his take involved avant-garde, inky dyed separates with parachute-inspired pulls. Lest he get caught up in a swell of zips, sheers, and shirrs, Sarier tailored many pieces around the waist and designed to create the appearance of "layering without layering." Spring 2012 also marks the designer's first stab at producing shoes in-house.
>> Heidi Klum, who has declared Halloween her favorite holiday and hosted an annual party to celebrate the occasion for the past 12 years running, is legendary for her intricate costumes. She's done Betty Boop and Lady Godiva in the past, and, this year, she has not one but two costumes in the making.
See peeks of both — "Visible Woman," left, which was hand-painted by designer Martin Izquierdo and Klum as monkey — in the slideshow.
>> See extreme close-ups of Sarah Burton's critically-acclaimed, marine-inspired Spring 2012 Alexander McQueen collection during Cathy Horyn's studio visit. Burton talks about chiffon circles that were "hand-massaged to create an anemone effect" on a trapeze dress, and Horyn asks her why everyone seems to be doing the same thing on the runways. [Nowness]
>> After five consecutive Chanel campaigns — ending with the Fall 2011 set styled by Carine Roitfeld — it sounds like Freja Beha Erichsen's reign has come to an end. Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld reteamed over the weekend at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, where Lagerfeld shot Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls for the Spring 2012 Chanel ads, which are “all about athletics and the sea. . . . It’s very modern sportif and in black and white,” according to the designer. He is now headed to Rome to shoot Fendi's Spring 2012 campaign with Arizona Muse, who will pose on the city's streets at dawn and dusk. She replaces Anja Rubik, who has been the face of Fendi for the past four seasons. [WWD]
>> Incorporate a little edge into your wardrobe — and get into the end-of-Fall spirit — with these prettified skull jewels. Whether in high-shine silver, soft rose gold, or studded with diamonds, these moody pieces look a little elegant, a little dangerous — and just right for the season. Here are our picks from the best pieces around — from Bing Bang's barely there studs to Pamela Love's candy-hued statement necklace (left). All here in the slideshow.