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Monday Muse: Marianne Faithfull Inspires Anna Sui

Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull








To kick off our new Monday Muse series, the FTD team chose Marianne Faithfull, a name that we heard thrown around a lot in the hair and makeup frenzy backstage at shows during New York Fashion Week as designers drew heavily from her iconic ’60s look for the spring 2013 shows.

While she’s well known as muse and lover to one such Mick Jagger and also for her decades-long battle with drug addiction, Faithfull has had a long career that includes more than just being a rock star’s arm candy and a poster child for the pitfalls of a fast-paced lifestyle. She is officially credited with co-writing Sister Morphine by the Stones and unofficially with influencing many other famous Stones’ songs. In addition to her singing, work in films and plays (Girl on a Motorcycle and Hamlet, respectively) and an autobiography to her credit, Faithfull’s indelible  ’60s style had designers and fashion lovers praising her effortless style.

We think of her as one of the original street style pioneers. Seemingly every time she stepped out — with or without Mick — she was wearing a chubby fur or a bohemian babydoll. She was rarely seen without touches of lace, poet sleeves or a carefree attitude that parallells Kate Moss — on her best days, that is.

Faithfull was also known for two other ’60s trademarks: the kitten flick eyeliner and bold bangs — both huge beauty trends this fall.

Anna Sui Spring 2013

Anna Sui Spring 2013










Anna Sui gave the chanteuse credit for inspiring her spring 2013 collection. Always influenced by music — punk and rock specifically — Sui’s collections, as we found out at FABB, are an exploration of her so-called “genius boxes,” where she gathers inspirations she finds along her travels, daily life etc.  Sui mines her genius boxes (which she’s been gathering since her teens) for clippings and strings together an inspiration board of colors, patterns and muses. We saw many hints of Faithfull in Sui’s lace leggings paired with everything from her beloved babydoll dresses to romantic peasant silhouettes. Another Faithfull touch? That would be the same eyeliner that the singer rocked back in the ’60s. We even got a glimpse of Faithfull in the sweet velvet chokers that Sui tied around a few models’ necks. And while Sui’s models didn’t have blunt bangs, the coiffed beehives with side-swept bangs not only modernized the whole collection, we think they’re a chic way to bring bangs back.

Photos courtesy Marianne Faithfull and

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Get it Now: Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection

Sephora+Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection

It’s been a few months since Pantone announced that the color of the year was Radiant Orchid, so you’ve had plenty of time to acquaint yourself to the bold hue. You may have even added a few accessories in the hot color to your wardrobe, or maybe you’re still on the lookout for the perfect piece in Radiant Orchid. Sephora has teamed with Pantone to bring you a new collection of beauty buys that make it easy to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your beauty routine. No more swatching, comparing and guessing in store, because the Sephora+Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection is a perfectly coordinated set that will have you glowing all year long.

Past collections have included just a few items (remember Tangerine Tango?) to a few more, but the Radiant Orchid collection is a full-blown set of goods you can use from start to finish. There are the requisite lipstick and nail polishes, but in addition, there are blush palettes, a multi-use palette and even a brush set that you can use to apply it all. There are even multiple finishes, so gals that go matte on the lips can enjoy the color just as much as those who prefer to go glossy.

Our favorite piece is the lipstick, it’s got a great formula which we’ve been obsessed with since the Tangerine Tango days. According to Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz, you can get multiple looks from just one bullet. “For a blurred effect, press on Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick with your finger.

Concentrate pigment in the center, softening and spreading color to the outer edges,” says Soliz. For a bolder look, €œControl color intensity by patting on high-pigment lipstick with a lip brush: Start at the edges and work your way in. You€™ll not only create a crisp, clean lip line, but you€™ll build an even, saturated base.”

Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz

To get a taste of the collection, grab the Radiant Femme Artistry Set, which gives beauty junkies a sampling of the entire collection, with exclusive shades of cream blush and body luminizer in addition to an instructional card so you can get different looks from the kit. But if you just want a bit of Radiant Orchid, opt for the liquid liner. It’s a small step you can add to your makeup routine to get big impact. “To create a vivid wing,” adds Soliz, “glide Gazing Paint Liquid Liner from the center of lash lines toward the outer corners, angling the line slightly upward toward the temples. Tilt your head back to check for symmetry.”

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