Evening Highlight: Marchesa & Monique Lhuillier

3 27 2012

Marchesa One-Shoulder Gown, 212 872 2863 Monique Lhuillier One-Shoulder Gown, 212 872 2863

Look to the warriors next Fall…at least when it comes to eveningwear.  This week’s Fall 2012 Preview of Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier speak to a strong woman who doesn’t fear body-skimming silhouettes or detailing reminiscent of one of Athena’s warriors.  Inspired by William Adolphe Bouguereaus’ A Soul Brought to Heaven, the Marchesa Fall 2012 Collection feels ethereal in its strength.  These demigoddesses slink by in draped gold lame and hand-stitched lace dresses.  Shimmering skeleton body suits peek through hand-embroidered lace (below left).  It’s classic Marchesa with a romantic-noir twist.  Monique Lhuillier traveled to the Far East in celebration of this year’s Year of the Dragon, presenting a strong, sultry woman who asserts herself in rich texture, intricate beading and harnessed leather details.  Velvet, one of Fall’s unexpected textures, even teases the eye with an alluring but unexpected geometric print.  Complete your noir goddess look with a bold red lip, modernist clutch and shoe that just barely steps beyond its skirting.

Marchesa Gold/Silver Dress, 212 872 2863 Monique Lhuillier Red Gown, 212 872 2863

Join us this week to preview these two evening collections and stay tuned for more updates from our Evening Salon — Spring’s vibrant evening hours are fast approaching and we’re more than happy to help you find the perfect dress to accompany your dance card.  For more details, call 212 872 2863.

 

 

Get the Marchesa Look:
Delicate, ethereal skin with pink cherub-y cheeks, soft brows, and flushed lips. 

Marchesa Beauty Chart

Get the look in 4 easy steps:

1.  Achieve angelic complexion with minimal foundation coverage. Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup mimics skin’s natural tones of highlight and contour, while imparting a veil of fresh, radiant skin.
2.  Groom & lightly fill-in brows. Opt for shade slightly lighter than your natural hair color. Swap your usual brown pencil for Chantecaille Modern Brow in Taupe. It’s dark enough to define, but it still subtle.
3.  Slightly bump up the color of lips & cheeks with Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Raspberry. Gently tap onto cheeks and lips for a natural flush.
4.  Keep eyes sweet with the slightest smudge of brown kohl….sketched as close to the lash line as possible. Finish with a super light touch of mascara.

 

 

Get the Monique Lhuillier Look:
It’s all about impactful lips. . . but flawless skin & impeccable brows enhance the scene.

Monique Lhuillier Face Chart
Get the look in 4 easy steps:

1. Strong lips work best with immaculate skin. Prime, perfect, conceal, and protect with an all-in-one BB Cream.
2. Sculpt brows with Bobbi Brown Brow Kit. . . it’s perfect for creating full, modern brows.
3. Keep lids neutral.
4. Be bold. Shades like Lancôme Rouge In Love in Sequence of Love, La Prairie Cellular Luxe Lip Colour in Flamme, Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Midnight Bloom are perfect picks. Want a semi-matte lip? – blot!

MARCHESA
Preview the Fall 2012 Collection
Today – Wednesday, March 28
Fourth Floor
212 872 2863

MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Preview the Fall 2012 Collection
Thursday, March 29 – Friday, March 30
Fourth Floor
212 872 2863

SHOP THE EVENING BOUTIQUE
SHOP THE MARCHESA SPRING COLLECTION
SHOP THE MONIQUE LHUILLIER SPRING COLLECTION

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