Alluring fashion and beauty looks for spring ’17
Renee Minus White | 2/10/2017, 3:24 p.m.
Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs presented a flawless execution of their alluring spring ’17 collection here in New York. Their alluring looks, mainly in bold black and white, combined sensuality with raw feminine attitude. Their clothes were confidently understated and luxuriously modern. With contrasting black and white colors of bold geometric cuts, the attention to makeup hues was very important.
The designers demonstrated an inherent understanding of the female body. Body-contoured silhouettes celebrated the women who were wearing these pieces. The collection had a sense of energy. For the modern woman who knows her identity, this collection is a striking collection with definitive lines. Over the years their dresses have become a favorite on the red carpet, adorning an array of women, including Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
The makeup and hair styles were fabulous! Inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic look in the movie “Scarface,” MAC Cosmetics, Moroccan Oil and Christian Louboutin Beaute teamed up to create a modern take on the 1983 classic. Hair styles were softly waved. Lips were boldly red, and skin was freshly glowing.
Hair specialist Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccan Oil’s global brand ambassador, created sleek, shiny hair looks, keeping it sexy and sophisticated for the runway. Hair remained wearable for all other changes. With a deep side part and sweeping curls, the look echoed the perfect blowout, one that would stand out on both the runway and the streets.
Makeup magician Sammy Mourabit, MAC’s lead artist, designed the makeup look with three key elements in mind. “The look is sexy, sultry and strong,” he mentioned backstage. To leave the skin dewy and glowing, he applied a subtle contour and creamy highlighting to cheeks. To create a show-stopping pout, he colored in the top lip with MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry, and the bottom lip was touched with Chromatographic Lip Pencil in Process Magenta. A few swipes of mascara completed the model’s fresh-faced look.
Alicia Torello, Christian Louboutin Beaute’s lead manicurist, revived the cult classic stiletto nail worn by Pfeiffer’s character. For a modern twist, she added graphic color-blocking. After filing the nails into an elongated almond shape, each nail was painted with Louboutin’s Just Nothing and Sweet Charity colors. Fingernails were painted in an angled graduation that increased from pinky to thumb. Good show!