BlackBook Fashion: ‘Self Portrait’

Photography: Simone Lorusso
Styling: Fabio Capuano
Grooming: Lisa Lionello
Model: Federico Spinas (I Love Models)

Simone BB 2

Turtleneck: Andrea Fenzi, Coat: Ermanno Scervino

Simone BB 5

(Left) Coat: Ermanno, Scervino (Right) Coat: Tagliatore, Shirt: Antonio Marras, Vest: Alessandro Dell’Acqua

Simone BB 3

Turtleneck: Acne Studios, Shirt: Tom Rebl

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Shirt & Gloves: Andrea Pompilio, Pants: Ermanno Scervino

Insta-Critic: No. 21’s Ladylike Looks

Alessandro dell’Acqua’s No.21 line showed a beautiful, wearable collection filled with organza in feminine colors like pale pinks and blues. Even the black garments felt distinctly feminine thanks to pleats, a bird pattern, and voluminous skirts. Even clothes like grey cable knits were elevated by a shiny gold brocade-esque fabric making sweater dressing glamorous.

Kendall goes to Milan.

Finale #n21 #no21 #numeroventuno #mfw #fw15

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The elegant finale at No. 21.

Feminine but not saccharine ruffles at No. 21.

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Gorgeous details on an all-white look + (of course) fur.

Night Muse: Boom Boom Room as Modern-Day Studio 54

The Spot: Studio 54 defined an era of all out excess. It was a celebration of having it all during the 70s and 80s — a discothèque that became a home for some of the most glamorous people of the decade, en masse. The gilded look of regulars like Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Hall, Diana Vreeland, Halston and Brooke Shields defined the aesthetic — white horses and all — have inspired makeup trends for recycled years to come. Despite nostalgia, 54 will never be reincarnated, but the look of it does pop up in some Manhattan scenes. Put a Face on For: Boom Boom Room (Meatpacking District) – The Standard takes the hotel bar to a whole new level with lush design, dark wood and gilded chairs to cushion the models, artists and anyone who happens to be in the scene — or at least looks the part.

Ambiance: The floor-to-ceiling windows that look out towards a twinkling Manhattan and privileged vibe hearkens the glitz of another era. Studio 54 was known for hedonism — sex on the balconies, a dance floor decorated with the infamous Man in the Moon using a giant cocaine spoon — but with today’s crackdown on smoking and all things sanitary, at the very least the Boom Boom Room draws a group that try to harness the glitzy look of Bianca Jagger, Brooke Shields or Liza Minnelli.


Lohan: a wannabe Hall

Night Muse: Jerry Hall’s impossible bone structure and flowing hair — her natural beauty enhanced with contouring and highlighting makeup. It’s the look that inspired Dynasty and all of the makeup in the late 70s and early 80s. The over-the-top glamour of that era is hinted at on a modern face that takes cues from the former Mrs. Jagger.

The Look: Makeup that achieves all-out glamour while referencing a the era means perfecting the contour. It’s sculpting cheek and brow bones, adding shadows and shading, highlighting and adding a bit of that disco gold. Nude lip tones should match nude shadow and blush — it’s monochromatic with a bit of shimmer. Hair should be luscious, as should lips and lashes, while not getting too preppy; it should have an element of cocaine couture, or a punk album cover.


Runway Odes: Alessandro Dell’ Aqua and Chloe’s glamorous and sculpted faces on the Fall 2009 runway, Jaeger London’s Lauren Hutton face on the Spring 2010 runway.

Get the Look: MAC Cosmetics:


Sculplt Powder in Emphasize and Light Sweep Sheer Tone Blush in Gingerly Eye Shadow in Cork Lip Pencil in Hodgepodge Lip Erase in Dim Illamasqua Cosmetics:


Liquid Metal Highlighter in Enrapture Eyebrow Cake in Warm Taupe