Peter Som's spring/summer 2011 collection ushers in colours and silhouettes of the 60s, along with the re-reemergence of bold eyeliner - this time, in a neon yellow hue.
MAKEUP: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Laurent Philippon for Bumble & Bumble
NAILS: Jackie Saulbery for Zoya Nail Polish
SNAPSHOT: It's a mod, mod world.
THE SCOOP: A very sexy, 60s-inspired collection, complete with mini lengths and shift dresses in bright hues of yellow, reddish-orange, turquoise, and khaki, was the direction for Peter Som's spring/summer 2011 collection.
Tom Pecheux, who has been working with Som for a few seasons, lauded the designer as "one of the few who isn't afraid to play with colour, to mix the colour, and to add to the colour patterns that are playful, young, and fun." Last season, Pecheux went with a vampy, dark lip (which became one of autumn/winter 2010's top beauty trends); for spring/summer 2011, however, he wanted to update the popularity of eyeliner from the 60s in a fresh, new colour: yellow. Pecheux avoided mascara so as not to compete with the yellow eyeliner, drawn outward to echo the shape of a banana. It wasn't one particular piece, but rather the entire collection's silhouette, that inspired Pecheux for the makeup. Of the hair, Laurent Philippon of Bumble & Bumble told StyleList that because "the clothes are very structured and strong, I wanted to move it from sophistication to bring an element of truth." In this case, the truth lay in long, tousled layers.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC Cosmetics. Pecheux first used Mineralize Skin Finish to softly sculpt the face. On eyes, he mixed MAC Pro Acrylic Paint with MAC Pro Chromaline in Super Yellow and applied them in a thick, banana-shape line across the lids. Lips looked naturally luscious in a newly reformulated So Vein Kissable long-wearing lip colour. "We do fashion shows, so we have to create a statement. So in real life, perhaps do your black eyeliner with a yellow shimmery shadow, or a yellow eyelid lined with some black. There's always a way to take your everyday routine and make it more playful," Pecheux said.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Depending on the hair type, Philippon used either Bumble & Bumble Prep or Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray -- the former to take naturally wavy or colour-treated hair down a notch and the latter to give more of a beachy texture. With heavy hair, he simply braided it for a slight wave effect. To do this at home with more delicate hair, use a diffuser and Surf Spray; otherwise, work in the prep spray to reduce curls and frizz to a minimum.
GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Khaki-colour nail polish keeps being reinforced as the next "it" colour, as we saw backstage at Peter Som. For toes, Zoya custom-blended a muddied light brown with green undertones, comprised of new Angel and Shawn shades. For fingernails, the look was more of a nude, using Maya or Amanda. To mix your own for this look, dump out half the Shawn bottle (a greenish hue), then add Angel to it, rolling in your palm, never shaking, to blend.