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True terror is of the soul

With Halloween upon us, we’re caught up in the costumed side of horror. Fake blood trickling from the corners of mouths that sport plastic vampire teeth, ghostly apparitions made from white sheets (and plenty of imagination), invasions of makeup-covered zombies. But, to paraphrase Edgar Allan Poe, terror is not of any stories, but of the soul. Sometimes the greatest horrors are not supernatural, but the…
Horror by Luca Meneghel
Horror by Luca Meneghel
Horror by Luca Meneghel
Horror by Luca Meneghel
Horror by Luca Meneghel
Horror by Luca Meneghel
Horror by Luca Meneghel

5 sixties-inspired makeup tutorials to try this week

Whether you’re considering spending Halloween dressed up as Twiggy, or if you just want an excuse to delve into your vinyl collection and pump up some Stones – there’s nothing quite like a mod 1960s style makeup look to change your whole mood. And so that’s what we’re rounding up today. Big lashes, graphic lines, and plenty of mascara: watch the videos after the break…

5 wearable Halloween makeup looks (that will actually make you look good)

Halloween: that time of year when everyone has free reign to go crazy with costumes. But if you want to keep your air of glamour about you, then leave the zombie impersonations to others. Instead here are 5 makeup tutorials to try that will actually look good - taking inspiration from mermaids, vampires and fairytale queens alike.

A living skeleton above

There was a time when tailored suits and skeleton facepaint never chanced to meet – except, perhaps, upon the most dapper of Halloween goers. That was before Rick Genest (aka, Zombie Boy) drew mainstream fashion and full-body tattoos a little closer together. Whatever it was that inspired T.Lipop to contrast their sharp suits with makeup that turned models into sorrowful skeletons we do not know;…

Taylor Tomasi Hill rocks Beetlejuice stripes

Thick, vertical black and white stripes. By that description such a print could easily be mistaken for a Halloween costume where Beetlejuice is the inspiration. But outside the Louis Vuitton show at Paris fashion week Taylor Tomasi Hill boldly took the gamble and won. Though also spotted around town wearing the same pants with a simple and sophisticated shirt-under-knit combo, for LV she took to…

Christian Siriano: horror inspired

It sounds nuts to write it but doesn't sound as nuts to read it, so here it goes: Christian Siriano's fall 2012 collection was inspired by horror films. Specifically a vampire one. Halloween designer costumes? Not quite. Though Siriano did offer up to New York fashion week (NYFW) plenty of vampish looks.

The power of cat ears

Attach two small, pointed feline ears to the top of anything and the transformation is instant. Ever wondered why? Cat’s prowl. They stalk. They can purr with a quiet, knowing satisfaction or with a low rumble of just-try-me. Unlike human follies, feline error always lands on its feet. These things are all the strengths of association. They’re why we see cat-like details as powerfully seductive…
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11
Luize Salmgrieze: Glamour Spain December '11

Marloes Horst brings the cliche Christmas lingerie

I’m normally wont to hate the cliche lingerie that raises its ugly head whenever there’s a celebration to be had. You know the kind. They’re all of the horny Halloween and “oh, hasn’t Mrs. Clause been a naughty girl this year” variety. Today will prove the exception to that avoidance rule, however. As our American readers today sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving, Swiss retailer Manor…
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection
Manor Holiday '11 Lingerie collection

Russian Vogue leaves Alessandra legless

Late last week Daniel talked about the role of Photoshop in fashion. May we just quickly expand on the point that there are “instances where photoshopping simply goes too far” and note that one thing Photoshop should definitely not be used for is to render Alessandra Ambrosio legless. Slimming with Photoshop, though not in Alessandra’s case, may be inevitable, but this kind of weight loss…

Adriana Lima? More like Scaredriana Lima

What do you get when you combine Adriana Lima and Halloween? Not exactly the Victoria’s Secret Halloween collection, though I would argue it’s far better. So if you’re yet to decide on your Halloween costume for this Sunday night, do as Adriana Lima clearly did in years go by and put some real thought into your costume.

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