After the weeklong marathon of fashion shows that is New York Fashion Week, we admit all the shows have already blended into a blur of bright lights and brighter clothes. But last night David and Phillipe Blond of The Blonds put on a show that people won’t forget so easily.
Since their runway debut in 2007, Florida native David and Puerto Rico-born Phillipe have been creating outfits that don’t take fashion so seriously. This season they paired up with Playboy and sent out big hair and leotards with sequins, pom-poms and fur. Stars such as Patricia Field, Jay Manuel and Johnny Weir sat front and center to witness it all.
While we can’t rock this in the office, celebrities such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears and “The Girls Next Door”’s Holly Madison have already worn designs from the label. And who could blame them — the looks are as crazy as they are creative. Whoever said fashion wasn’t fun clearly hasn’t been to a show by The Blonds.
The CND Daily Nail 9.14.11
Glitz & Glam Perfection at The Blonds
September 14, 2011 - CND’s 15 year anniversary at Fashion Week is almost coming to a close, with only one more day to go. Today’s runway nails were Playboy Bunny-approved, feathered and furious, fleshy, and neon bright:
At The Blonds, Kristina Estabrooks created”Glitz & Glam” manicures for a collection inspired by 60’s Playboy glamour infused with razzle dazzle spectacle we all know and love. The 20 sets of nail tips took over 100 hours of manual labor to hand detail, and included a “Stockings Series” of manicures portraying fishnets, lacy tights and sexy seams. Vintage cosmic-shaped glass was imported from Germany to shape diamond-decadent nails that shined out loud in the spotlight.
Talk about a fierce cat eye! The Blonds playboy inspired, corset heavy collection needed sexy, theatrical makeup that could pull off ears and a tail. MAC delivered.
Check out the fun, but far from office attire collection at the Stylelist.
FACE: Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body Lotion (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied with fingers to hydrate and smooth skin.Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation — applied with fingers to achieve a medium-full coverage and natural matte finish to skin. Select Cover-Up — chosen in a lighter shade and blended down the nose and under the eyes with 195 Concealer Brush for a highlight. Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder — dusted all over the entire face with 116 Blush Brush to set. M·A·C Pro Shadester Sculpting Powder Pro Palette — blended under cheekbones and over temples to contour with 116 Blush Brush. Immortal Flower Powder Blush (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over the apples of cheeks with 168 Large Angled Contour Brush for a flush.
EYE: Untitled Paint — blended onto the eyelid as a base and highlight with 195 Concealer Brush. Blacktrack Fluidline — a thick line was drawn on the upper lashline, through the crease, winged upwards, and lined underneath the eye with both the 266 Small Angle Brush and 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush. M·A·C Pro Shadester Sculpting Powder Pro Palette — applied with 224 Tapered Blending Brush to contour the inner crease and down the sides of the nose to accentuate the entire shape of eye. 36 Lash — trimmed and stacked on the outer corners of the eyes.Optimum Black Opulash Mascara — applied through the upper lashes.Lingering Brow and Duck Powerpoint Eye Pencil — blended together to define and sculpt the brows.
LIP: Flamingo Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over the entire lip from the bullet. Stripdown Lip Pencil — applied to define and enhance the fullness of lips.
HAIRSTYLES, FULL & SEXY WITH VOLUME
THIS WEEKEND, GET YOUR GLITZ AND GLAM ON! WILD MAKEUP, BOLD WINGED LINER, SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL NAILS… HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
BY CANDICE MANACCHIO XOXO