Runway to Real Life: No gold leaf required for this easy take on Fendi’s Spring 2012 look!

Left: Fendi Spring 2012 photography by Peter Stigter. Right: Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow. Model: Alana/Folio Montreal.
Left: Fendi Spring 2012 photography by Peter Stigter. Right: Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow. Model: Alana/Folio Montreal.

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Smart Italian women—scientists and mathematicians, to be exact—were Fendi’s Spring 2012 muses. Models appeared with bouffant, slightly disheveled faux bobs meant to remind us of eccentric scientists. (Einstein, hello!) Their eyes were slightly obscured by frameless shades resembling lab glasses. Behind the shades, the models’ eyes were gilded with gold or silver leaf, which makeup artist Peter Phillips had applied generously to create a raw texture while echoing the shape of the glasses.

By swapping out the gold or silver leaf for a more wearable product, you can adjust this look for real life. And it’s perfect for summer music festivals on bright, sunny days. Do like Fendi’s models did and top the look with your favourite sunglasses—then remove them at night to keep shining long after the sun goes down.