Shimmer and glitter is fine and dandy, but when you want to really up your beauty bling, go for sequins. In my latest post for Refinery29 I was inspired by the flashy runway look from Givenchy’s spring shows. Makeup guru Pat McGrath applied half of a sequin to the top and bottom of each eye. I revised the look by only using it on the bottom lashes. It’s a great way to add a bit of subtle shimmer to your summer nights. And, the best thing about it is that it pairs well with dewy summer skin.
“I’ve been working at Parelle for a few weeks now and before that I was at Cosmopolitan for six years. I started working in beauty as a makeup artist for a big agency in Sweden called MIKAs. I worked with them for five or six years–I have always been working with beauty in some kind of way. My father is a photographer so since I was a child I was working with photos.
Parisa: “We are launching Max Fowles Ready to Wear collection for Autumn/Winter 2012. I’m the Creative Director for the brand and we’ve been designing the collection for the past few years. It’s a small twenty-piece collection and we are really excited. When you get your first sale it’s the point where you feel like oh this works and it is so rewarding because you have a vision in your head but you don’t know how it will work until you get the feedback.”
“At Refinery29, I’m responsible for all of the New York newsletters that go out everyday. Gosh, it’s so nerve-wracking, once it’s up, even after there’s nothing else I can really do, I still click through it probably four or five times. I also put up seven to nine stories per day on the New York channel. If I don’t write them I edit them, just making sure it’s a good mix of beauty and fashion and keeping it local and in our voice. It’s different everyday and that’s totally fun.”
“My job overall is to have original content for the web and to tell the story of what’s going on in fashion at any given moment. I write articles and profile people and cover events. It’s so fun. My favorite part is meeting people and seeing their creative processes. I feel like fashion people get put in a corner but really it’s full of all these artistic types, from photographers to makeup artists and writers who really dedicate themselves to a craft and there is really something interesting in learning about why they do what they do.”
“Basically I tweet for Milk Studios and I write for Milk Made as an ambassador for their site. I’d been at Made Fashion Week a bunch of times before working here and loved it. I’ve always found Milk so interesting, they do so many different things. On any given day we have some of the top photographers in the world shooting here, it’s such a great environment. The people are all very talented and inspirational.”
“I’ve had my own hat brand for the past two years. I really enjoy it and I’ve collaborated with some great people. [My designs] channel a dark romanticism, there’s a lot of black but at the same time it’s pretty kooky. They are dark and a bit witchy and also very ladylike. I’m really drawn to the 1920’s and Art Nouveau. I use a lot of alligator skins and only top couture materials; most of them are sourced from Paris.”
“I handle everything that Nylon does online. I come in every morning and take the reader’s temperature and figure out what everybody is obsessed with, what everybody wants to see and then make it happen. Sometimes that means going deeper into a feature that we’ve already done in the magazine, sometimes that means highlighting a trend we’ve seen on the street. It’s really cool and very agile – touches a bit of everything. My background is as a fashion writer, but the great thing about Nylon is there’s a lot fashion but there’s also film and art and music and life.”
“I grew up in London and came to New York to go to the Lee Strasberg drama school to study method acting. I sort of quickly got into DJing and was really lucky. I started for fun and to bring in some money. Now I guess ninety-nine percent of everything I do is fashion based. I DJ for Burberry and Valentino, Fendi, Missoni, Vogue all that kind of malarkey. I DJ a little bit in the art world too. People in the art world are more fun than people in fashion, they actually dance and get wasted. Aside from DJing I want to start focusing on my acting a bit more. I just got finished this summer with this documentary for MTV.”