Let's face it, if we were rating cities on sex appeal NYC would score pretty highly. With this in mind, it was no surprise that of the six shows I did today, the majority referenced 'sexy' – whether it was Guido's effortless locks at Victoria Beckham or the fiercely feline eye at Ralph Rucci (Ms Beckham, a sexy kinda girl albeit in a slightly Helmut Newton way, loves that Bardot-esque bed-head sexy apparently).
And it wasn’t just the hair and make-up that were getting jiggy. At Victoria Beckham the entire lobby of the rather impressive Public Library was decked out in hundreds of Diptyque fig candles, personally requested by VB. (Were I ever to come into, or let’s face it, marry money, hundreds of Diptyque candles would be my first indulgence.) But I digress…
Thakoon went a little more femme fatale with Diane Kendal’s ‘winter meets summer’ eye – a medley of opulent blue eyeshadows courtesy of Nars, treated to a sprinkling of sunbeams (or glitter if we must be trite) over the top.
Whilst over at DVF, both hair and make-up were channeling Ms Furstenburg’s hedonistic roots with ‘sexy waves’ and a pop-art pout by way of MAC’s ‘Processed Magenta’ lip pencil (the brightest on the market according to make-up maestro James Kaliardos).
Over at Zac Posen (after a rather excruciating encounter with Anna Wintour – you know that thing when one person moves one way, you move the same way, they try the other way, you move the other way? Well that. My therapist is braced), the look was a bit more film noir with a seductive, wantonly wicked berry lip. And if there’s one thing that screams old school sex appeal, it’s matching your nails to your lips, something I’ve been seeing a lot of and in this case courtesy of Essie’s ‘carry on’ hue.
And that’s it folks, maybe it’s teetering on the precipice of Valentine’s Day that’s doing it, but I’m falling a teensy bit in love with this season’s offerings already.