TV shows create a tremendous following, we get enamoured with the characters lives and often become obsessed with what becomes a counter-culture that develops out of the show. A perfect example of this is Mad Men, although I am not an avid watcher of the show (Season 5 premieres this Sunday March 25) , I have always loved the fashion and beauty looks worn by the characters. And it’s no coincidence that Banana Republic has launched a clothing line in the name of the show through collaborations with costume designer Janie Bryant.
So anyway when Lipstick Powder N’ Paint asked me to write a story on Mad Men beauty trends, I was ecstatic. Afterall the early 60′s beauty looks are so classic and feminine like the 50′s.
Betty, Joan and Peggy of Mad Men all in full 60's beauty and fashion from head to toe.
After chatting with expert beauty makeup artists Diana Carreiro, Vanessa Jarman (Rimmel Brand Ambassador) and Carmelle da Rosa of Toronto’s Page One Management, I rounded up the best tips and products to recreate the iconic Mad Men look. Stop on by Lipstick Powder N’ Paint and see how you can rock a cat’s eye and coral lip.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but that’s because last week I was busy doing backstage beauty coverage for Anokhi Magazine at Mastercard’s Toronto Fashion Week that took place at David Peacut Square.
On Monday night I got to see the beautiful Lucian Matis Collection. The collection was the opening show at the Royal York Hotel. Here’s a peak at the finale piece of the collection that took 14 days to make! That’s a lot of lace, stunning! If your a Matis fan you may want to stop by Ramp 1885 for my Global Designer Spotlight on the man himself.
Lucian Matis FW2012 Photography courtesy: Jenna Marie Wakani and Magnetic Creative
If you love that gothic saturated eye the model above is wearing you may want to find out about all the beauty secrets backstage. The dramatic beauty look was created by Tips Nail Bar, Lori Taylor from Smashbox and Paul Pereira of Schwarzkopf Professional, I wrote about it here.
I also got to check out the backstage beauty beat at many of the shows at the tents since I got to interview the talented and lovely Grace Lee, who was the official makeup artist from Maybelline Canada all week. Here I am with Grace, all smiles, and why wouldn’t I be she’s a beauty and so skilled with her makeup brush.
Me and the lovely Grace Lee, at Toronto Fashion Week.
Overall the looks at fashion week combined a 60′s and grunge aesthetic. My personal favourite was the look at Chloe, what a beautiful plum lip and purple wash on the lids. If you want to see how the look was created read my backstage beauty coverage at Anokhi.
To get more tips and some of the insider coverage on what the beauty looks continue to check back at Anokhi for more show coverage!
If you watched the Grammy’s last night, chances are you fell in love with some of the red carpet hair looks like myself -(although I watched them on PVR, so I could forward through the dull parts), as always the Red carpet beauty looks didn’t fail to dissapoint. Unlike most years hair and beauty looks were subtle and feminine, making them all the more wearable.
I loved many of the hair styles worn last night, but my favourite music artists Rihanna and Adele wore their hair best, simple, elegant and sexy.
Rihanna’s Tina Turner Blonde Waves
Rihanna blonde waves at the Grammys
Rihanna’s soft and loose curls wowed everyone. The blond was a refreshing change from her bright red hair we know and love. (Can you say 80′s Tina Turner?) To get this look at home work in some ofMarc Anthony’s Dream Waves Amplifying Lotion after you shampoo into wet hair. Either let your hair air dry, or diffuse to amp up the texture.
Adele’s Ode to Classic Glamour
Adele beautiful voluminous blowout at the Grammys
None of us could get enough of Adele last night! With her win of album of the year and breath taking performance of Rolling in the Deep, Adele had everyone’s eyes on her. Her look was classic glam with a beautiful red lips, extra-long lashes and a voluminous blowout. The trick to getting your hair like this is to make it look extra thick. If you have thinner hair try Marc Anthony’s Intantly Thick Hair Thickening Cream. Work the cream through your hair from the roots to the tips before you blow dry with a large round brush. For best results blow dry your hair in sections.
What were your favourite Red Carpet hairstyles last night? Let me know!
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