A major trend at New York Fashion Week so far? Alluring, seductive beauty — à la bestseller and current box-office smash 50 Shades of Grey. Naturally. The phenomenon cannot be escaped. We’ve seen bedhead, we’ve seen messy knotted hair, we’ve seen smoky (sometimes “grey”) eyes…
Let’s break it down, so you can get the hot look for yourself. It was a whole lot of spice, laced with a little sugar.
Steely-eyed gazes have been everywhere. Backstage, DVF reportedly told her models to “just walk like a goddess, be seductive.” Well, alright then. Not too hard when you’re sporting super-strong, raven-black eyelids. DVF wasn’t the only designer, whose catwalk beauty commanded 50 Shades-like attention. We also spotted sweet models going full-on bad girl at Cushnie Et Ochs. Using Maybelline Colossal Chaotic Mascara and Master Kajal Eyeliner in Onyx Rush, make-up guru Yadim kept everything but those peepers looking as innocent as Anastasia. And if not totally black and sultry, Christian Grey-inspired eyes were also hitting catwalks. At Pamella Roland, for instance, make-up artist Rick DiCecca used Artistry’s Signature Color™ Eye Shadow Quad in Smoky (on sale this fall) to create a sexy steel-hued lid, but he kept the pout simply pink with Artistry Lipstick in Silk Lilac to balance with a dollop of sweetness.
Now that we’ve totally covered eyes, let’s move on to hair. It was bedhead-like, slightly-frizzed and totally gorgeous at Charlotte Ronson, where models sported texturized bends to go along with their smoky eyes. At Victoria Beckham, can’t-be-bothered, still-look-cool knotted twists by Guido Palau were all the rage.
Undone cascading waves were also a thing at Rodarte (above), where Odile Gilbert used John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer to wet hair, following up with a quick, finger-combed blow-dry. Lastly, he spritzed a little Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray on tresses, before quickly curling random sections with a 1.5-inch curling iron.
Voila! It’s all easy hotness, and subtly-sexy goodness. Now go forth, and emulate.