New Spring-Summer 20017 make-up collections celebrate the chromatic exuberance of tropical paradises told with the technique with which I realize scarves for the companies I work with. Each design interprets the make up collection of each brand. A journey to discover the autobiographical traits linked to the history of every beauty maison that are renewed every season with irreverent originality. This is how the new BEAUTY-PAGES by ALESSIO NESI come to life.
Coco Code Make-up Collection Spring-Summer 2017 by CHANEL. From left: COCO CODE palette, Style Yeux Waterproof Mat Taupe, Rouge Allure Velvet 176 Indépendante.
Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by TOM FORD. From left: Orchid Soleil EDP, Lip Balm Coral Reef Dark, Countour Compact White.
Tropical Spring Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by DOLCE & GABBANA. From left: The Eyeshadow Duo in Tropical Coral 135, The Nail Lacquer in Beach Sand 817, Passion Duo Lipstick in Tropical Coral 145.
Make-up collection by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. From left: Lipstick Silky Satin Miss Clichy, CEil Vinyle Eye-liner.
Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by ESTĒE LAUDER. From left: Lipstick RNAK11, RP2W07, RP2W09, RP2W06.
Make-up Collection Spring – Summer 2017 by YVES SAINT LAURENT. From left: Nail Lacquer Vandal Orange 81, Pencil Pink Graffiti, Lipstick Rose Marceau.
Direction NEIL BARRETT Interview and Beauty Consultant ALESSIO NESI Make Up Artist MASSIMILIANO DELLA MAGGESA Photography CAROLINA AMORETTI
Neil Barrett’s aesthetic provides a taste of dry and minimal lines. The cut follows principles of abduction and summary in oder to find the absolute form in the outline of the figure, severe and essential. This same way, even the search for make-up, status symbols of every fashion-house, identifies a DNA made of detached purism. Elegant, not improvised, Neil Barrett’s neo grooming is a semiotic system of pure and “constructivist” geometric forms.
Simple signs, interpreted through monochrome black, saturated and opaque, express an independent soul, synthesize a unique body of work condensed into a visual story made of six images, which, in this global area, resets the differences between male and female and do not abandon themselves to the ghosts of the past.
How would you describe your work in purely aesthetic terms? Graphic blocking, neutral colours plus one accent only.
How was the make-up of Neil Barrett realised ? Which the developments? To take specific graphic images that we use in our prints, interiors and packaging and apply them to another canvas, the face.
Which is your relationship with colour and how do you approach the relationship with make up? I like to achieve impact without using colour to see all trough monochromatic black and white lense and still have the strenght of the image. Otherwise when I do use colour, I use one colour only or many tones of one colour.
Your definition of beauty? Purity of line, balanced imperfection.
How did your relationship with Video develop? It’s a backstage of this work, as we would do with a fashion show… but recorded spontaneously with an Iphone.
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In the second half of last century when Yves Saint Laurent was creating his collections, he was always influenced by whatever was going on around him. His clothes were beautiful, especially the collection of 1978, an objective fact. In a time when App for new experiences are absolutely exploding, love becomes fluid, we love outside of our usual schemes. Everything is mixed to the underground and to music. Mon Paris, the new fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent, is a calm chaos, it creates the vertigo of a love story that lives the instant euphoria. Harmony inspired by the essence of the Ville Lumière, but if you expected the classical retro trail of scent, you will be disappointed, Mon Paris is the first narcotic white chypre with an hypnotic sillage created by the collaboration of three famous perfumers: Oliver Cresp, Dora Bagriche and Harry Fremont.
My interpretation of Mon Paris YSL
The olfactory harmony reverses the usual structure of chypre scents, composed by the elixir of Datura – hallucinogenic and poisonous flower, used by the Aztecs in their shamanistic rites and captured by Firmenich with the headspace technique – softened by the variety of Patchouli from Guatemala and Indonesia which create a persistent base over time. Essential as a smoking jacket, feverish as the city to which it is dedicated, Mon Paris, is a lysergic fragrance that keeps suspended and inert in a state of apparent calm right in line with the zeitgeist. A masterpiece.
THE CONCEPT OF TRANSFORMATION. COSMETIC RECIPES AND NEW BLACK FACIAL TREATMENTS. TODAY PURITY IS REGAINED THIS WAY.
To be innovative we need to be sensational. In a mature market such as the one of anti-age, new treatments have renowed technologies and an original approach. To skincare lines is applied the concept of transformation, up to today reserved only to makeup. Face and body care, with black texture as pitch, to reconquest a radiant skin. Moisturizing and exfoliating masks, with active formulas and immediate results as straight out of a beauty-farm. A formula designed for each part of the face. From T-zone to décolleté, to improve complexion and very effective against first signs of aging, ensuring faces like sleeping beauty, even first application creates a horror movie effect. YOKAI, a beauty video published on NOWNESS, realised by GILDA SCAGLIONI and FRANCESCO PETRONI, tells the connection between aesthetics and monstrosities, starting from the meaning of the title that combines the two 妖 characters (YO) – charming, dangerous – and 怪 (KAI) – Mystery, wonder. An anthology of six supernatural creatures from japanese folklore, ironic and surreal, created with the application of superconcentrated formulas, to give the viewer a gothic vision of good bourgeois habits, the exasperation of beauty-trend of the moment and a new creative adventure in the language of beauty where different ways of appearance are more than ever an artistic sign full of expressive forms of research, provocations, still to be subverted, undone, defined.
Text and Beauty Collage ALESSIO NESI
Characters: TENJŌ KUDARI Performed by ANNEFLEUR MAAT, Pore Refining Solutiontions by CLINIQUE, Pure Ritual Care-In-Peel by HELENA RUBINSTEIN, special Blackwood Whitening Thootpaste by SPLAT. KUCHISAKE-ONNA Performed by ANITA JOO, The Brightening Facial Mask by LA MER. YOSUZUME Performed by EMIL ANDERSON, Re-Nutritive Mask by ESTÉE LAUDER. YUKI-ONNA Performed by LADA PAVLOVA, Sublimage Masque Précision by CHANEL, Clear-Up Strips by NIVEA. KUBIRE ONI Performed by FEDERICO NOVELLO, Volcanic Ash Exfoliator Mineralize by MAC COSMETICS. Special Blackwood Whitening Thootpaste by SPLAT. KATSURA OTOKO Performed by EMIL ANDERSON, Gold Bio-Collagen Facial Mask.
YOKAI. A Film by GILDA SCAGLIONI & FRANCESCO PETRONI Director of Photography PAOLO SIMI Beauty Editor ALESSIO NESI Make-up Artist GIORGIA PAMBIANCHI, on set Producer ISABEL MIGLIORE.
To watch this video open the link of NOWNESS
Per essere innovativi bisogna essere sensazionali. In un mercato maturo come quello degli antietà i nuovi trattamenti hanno tecnologie rinnovate e sono studiati con originalità nell’approccio. Alle linee skincare viene applicato il concetto di trasformazione, fino a oggi riservato solo al makeup. Cure per viso e corpo, con texture nere come la pece, per la riconquista della pelle radiosa. Maschere idratanti ed esfolianti, hanno formule attive, con risultati da beauty-farm immediati. Ogni formula è studiata per ogni parte del viso al décolleté. Migliorano l’incarnato e si rivelano efficaci contro i primi inestetismi dell’età assicurando la sleepers face da Bella Addormentata, nonostante l’applicazione crea un effetto da film horror. YOKAI il video beauty pubblicato su WWW.NOWNESS.COM, realizzato da GILDA SCAGLIONI e FRANCESCO PETRONI, racconta la connessione tra estetismo e mostruosità partendo dal significato del titolo che coniuga i due caratteri 妖 (YO) — affascinate, pericoloso — e 怪 (KAI) — mistero, meraviglia. Un florilegio di sei creature sovrannaturali del folklore giapponese, ironici e surreali, creati con l’applicazione delle formule superconcentrate, restituiscono allo spettatore una visione gotica delle buone abitudini borghesi, l’esasperazione del beauty-trend del momento e una nuova avventura creativa nel linguaggio della bellezza in cui i diversi modi di apparire sono più di sempre un segno artistico carico di forme espressive di ricerca, di provocazioni, ancora tutte da sovvertire, annullare, definire.
Photography MONZINO Realization ALESSIO NESI
The Mirror. Key theme of historical symbolism, where to the motif of Narcissus is overlapped that of Dorian Gray: just like his portrait, the mirror contains and reveals the secret self and looking at our own reflection means to get rid of the social mask in order to recognize our self in our innermost truth. But the mirror becomes also a Pandora’s box and a “psyche” tool. Perilous temptation as well as revelation of the most secret contents of consciousness. From the myth of Narcissus to Alice in Wonderland until today.
Coco Mademoiselle by CHANEL
The image reasons trespass in the universe of the illusion. In both surreal and paradox. So the reflection of ourselves, that of others, the overturned dimension of space, time and objects, becomes a fascinating and inescapable resource. The mirror surface and the refracted surface, as a painted canvas or a written page, in their signing a transition from reality to an alternative dimension, legitimize the focus of sublimations and fantastic digressions.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet by CHRISTIAN DIOR
Fantasies and projections are protagonists of an hypothetical territory where right can be left, above can be below, the bottom can be up. The paradox continues when we realize that, if for the outside that is just a glass, we continue to see our own reflection. Beyond the threshold exists our other. Are we seductive or seduced? Architects or witnesses? Unique or reproducible? Deep or superficial?
Black Opium by YVES SAINT LAURENT
Lo specchio. Tema chiave del simbolismo storico, dove al motivo di Narciso si sovrappone quello di Dorian Gray: proprio come suo il ritratto, lo specchio contiene e rivela l’io segreto e guardarsi riflessi equivale a gettare la maschera sociale per riconoscersi nella propria più intima verità. Ma lo specchio diventa anche un vaso di Pandora e strumento di Psiche. Perigliosa tentazione e insieme rivelazione dei contenuti più segreti della coscienza. Dal mito di Narciso a “Alice in Wonderland” fino a oggi. Le ragioni dell’immagine sconfinano nell’universo dell’illusione. Nel surreale e nel paradosso. Così il riflesso della nostra persona, quello degli altri, la dimensione ribaltata dello spazio, del tempo, degli oggetti, si trasforma in affascinante e ineludibile risorsa. La superficie specchiante e la forma rifratta, come una tela dipinta o la pagina scritta, nel loro siglare un passaggio dalla realtà a una dimensione alternativa legittimano la messa a fuoco di sublimazioni e divagazioni fantastiche. Fantasie e proiezioni protagoniste di un territorio ipotetico, la destra può essere a sinistra, il sopra sotto, il basso in alto. Il paradosso prosegue quando ci accorgiamo che, se per l’ambiente quello è un vetro, noi continuiamo a vedere la nostra immagine riflessa. Oltre la soglia esiste il nostro altro. Siamo seducenti o siamo sedotti? Artefici o testimoni? Unici o riproducibili? Profondi o superficiali?
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Photography MONZINO Realization ALESSIO NESI
The magic of twilight colors. An oversaturated color palette, for a difficult and sumptuous make-up. A decadent classic that still manages to surprise in its dark version. Nuances retain all boldness, vitality and freshness of summer colors, creating a range of bright colors on lips and eyes, with formulas as a thin as film, permanent and sticky as a tattoo. Tailored and healing, thanks to new technopigments, enriched with essential oils, wrapping color into a shadows without contaminating it, keeping alive the reflection deleting the dark. Featuring: a dark soul, capable of producing dark effects of intense theatrical fascination.
From left: Eye tint 13 Zenith GIORGIO ARMANI. Écrin 6 Couleurs Beaugrenelle GUERLAIN. Lipstick 345 oranfe Fizz KissKiss GUERLAIN. Eau de Toilette Black Opium YVES SAINT LAURENT. Nail varnish 665 Vibrato CHANEL. Eyesadow & Liner 275 Cosmic DIOR Addict.