CND partnered with pop culture’s “most irreverent designer,” Jeremy Scott for Fall/Winter 2017.
The nails featured during the show had a show business vibe. This season continued the partnership with long-time Jeremy Scott collaborator Miss Pop. Miss Pop also partnered up with CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold.
Below, we have an exclusive interview with Miss Pop.
The Knockturnal: Tell us about the collection.
Miss Pop: Jeremy Scott, this season, is showing a lot of different iconography. Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, and Jesus, so they’re icons that transcend time, space, and we wanted to bring that timeless pop-art feel to the nails, so we’re doing this shade and it’s actually three sandy shades: It goes ‘banana clips,’ ‘electric orange,’ ‘wildfire.’ One coat of each as you can see, to get that perfect LA sun-soaked orange. The collection is really an homage to Hollywood and its icons and we wanted to make sure that we got that cool LA girl vibe in the nail.
This is an iconic red nail, but that’s been laying out in the sun, catching some rays and just full of dreams. So we added these stars and I have ‘Costars,’ ‘Rising Stars,’ and ‘Big Bold Stars.’ They’re dancing all across the nail. The corner star is probably the most DIY look and to be created with a striper easily. Just one line across and then a triangle, or you can get a piece of painter’s tape, cut a triangle, lay it down, paint it over, and then lift it and you’re good. That’s the ‘Rising Star’ look. ‘Banana Clips’, ‘Electric Orange’, ‘Wildfire’, and ‘Good Call.’ This is one coat of yellow.
If you know anything about yellow, that is a hot yellow. Only in 2017 can we get this much technology.
The Knockturnal: What is the gold that you used?
‘Brass Button.’ We used a very glittery, gritty gold to get that street feel. Less Sunset Boulevard, more Melrose.
MAC Cosmetics partnered with Jeremy Scott for AW17 New York. The Knockturnal was lucky enough to score an exclusive interview with Kabuki from MAC Cosmetics.
The Knockturnal: Tell us about the look.
Kabuki: It’s almost like symbolist art, it’s a lot of images of idolatry, I guess either like in pop culture or religious art that’s in the Jeremy collection, so in a way it’s got a feeling of a little bit of an ethereal — it’s got a little bit of a flower child and doll, so it’s a little starry-eyed.
I guess that might be sort of a subtle tie in with the big eyelashes. We were inspired by a photo of Shelley Duvall, I think maybe from the movie ‘Nashville.’ I took a seven lash which is quite different and we’re cutting out the longer spikes and placing them spaced apart as individuals and glueing it on top of the lower lashes, like actually glueing it so it sits on top with black glue. The trick to doing a good job with that is you want to start off with the center of your eye and then you want to work outwards and then work inwards. If you do one complete eye, you’ll never get them to match quite as easily.
We’re using this lipstick. It’s a stain, but it has a nice sheer pink that lasts, has this kind of satin-y texture. First we’re doing a 24-hour primer base on the eye, and then we’re combining this tint cream and hush cream to create kind of a salmon-y, neutral, natural color. The color palette was inspired by the statues of the Virgin Mary that had tears.
The Knockturnal: What’s on the cheeks?
Kabuki: The cheeks is my own line with MAC.
So, we have this contour color just to give a little structure to the face, and then we’re layering over this peachy color and actually going over some of the concealer and just overlapping the contour. It creates the illusion that it’s real, you know how contour sometimes looks fake. It helps really make it seem soft and like it’s natural.
The Knockturnal: What are you prepping the skin with?
Kabuki: I think I used a prep and prime under the eye, we used our own moisturizer. Studio Finish concealer, and Next to Nothing face. We’re doing Next to Nothing as an overall and then we’re taking the concealers and where we need more coverage where the skin is slightly uneven, we’re just correcting it.
Wella Professionals curated the hair. Their lead discussed his favorite products from the brand below:
Backstage at Jeremy Scott with Wella Professionals! pic.twitter.com/FgM0typodN
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