2013 truly was/is the year of punk revival, and since punk style and subculture are near and dear to the Curator, I decided to devote the fall exhibition to this glorious trend. It's a smaller exhibition than in years past, but I was committed to the theme and didn't want to do a bigger exhibition with non-punk-inspired pieces in it. This is basically a long way of saying I couldn't reconcile some of the fall pieces we've seen (Chantecaille Wild Horses palette, Dior Bonne Etoile) with the punk trend, and decided to sacrifice size in exchange for a more cohesive exhibition. Since it was on the small side I couldn't really go into the history of punk makeup, which would have been great to incorporate somehow, but I think overall it works.
So many magazine images inspired me. I was enthralled by the emphasis on plaid, tweed and houndstooth and the punk update most of the items in these fabrics received.
And as you can see in the exhibition, I added some magazine pages at the top - these were my favorite images.
Magazine images, left to right:
Top shelf, left to right.
Dior 5 Couleurs in Rose Ballerine and Les Tissages de Chanel in Amber:
Sephora Drop Dead Gorgeous makeup brush set:
Do you not love the skull pattern on the handles?!
Ardency Inn Punker Studs:
Givenchy Ecrin Privé palette:
Bottom shelf, left to right.
Lise Watier Tartantastique eye shadow palette:
Deborah Lippmann nail polish:
MAC Rebel Rock postcard and Benefit Rockateur blush:
Sephora eyelash curler and Urban Decay nail polish in Vice:
Thoughts on the exhibition? Are what do you think about the punk trend this season? When it comes to badass details like studs and skulls and chains, I can't get enough!