LATINX by Marco Castro

LATINX by Marco Castro

Latinx is a new gender-neutral term used in lieu of Latino or Latina. It is fantastic that we are now part of the conversation, and yet, we ‘Latinx’ still struggle with educational advance- ment, incarceration, teenage pregnancy, police brutality, dis- crimination, crime and violence, low literacy, immigration and labor exploitation, etc., and gender nouns are not the only priority.

Willy Chavarria Spring 2020 Fashion Show "The Love Garage" Backstage

Article by MARCO CASTRO @marcomakeup
Images by ANDREW MORALES @lifeinreverie

To speak of Willy Chavarria and the message behind his brand could take me a couple of pages. All I can say about him are words of admiration, LOVE and respect.

For his SS20 collection THE LOVE GARAGE, named after an early 90’s club he frequented in SF, I created two different looks. I complemented the main collection, which featured a Chicano chic minimalist silhouette, with settled and realistic looking scars—those that you would see in films about bad guys you’d want to sleep with. For the second part of the show, a collaboration with California brand K- Swiss, which featured a street cast, I gave the models cherubim-like rosy cheeks that made those candy neon-colored sweatshirts pop.

directed by MARLON TAYLER WILES @marlontaylorwiles
soundtrack by YURI BEATS @yblesnyc
casting director BRENT CHUA
makeup director MARCO CASTRO @marcomakeup for @menaji_skincare
make up team coordinator DIMITRIOS POPPIS @dimitripoppis
hair design NELSON VERCHER @nelsonvercher for @ritahazan
style direction KARLO STEEL @karlosteel
PR services @purplepr
host @robinsonggary at @rootstudios

 

Top 10 Looks From The Met Gala 2019

By TY CHEN @alittlebitazn

Images courtesy of Getty Images.

THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED ANNUAL MET GALA was filled with extraordinary creativity, spectacular colors, and many, many feathers this year. To celebrate The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” the stars were allowed to explore over-the-top fashions and ideas.

Hosted by Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour, the gala has once again lived up to its reputation as one of the biggest fashion spectacles of the year.

We’ve put together 10 of our favorite looks from the red carpet below.

Top 15 Beauty Trends: Spring Summer 2019

By MARCO CASTRO @marcomakeup

Images courtesy of IMAXtree.

CHANEL   Bright lips and layered mascara. Look created by Lucia Pica.

CHANEL

Bright lips and layered mascara. Look created by Lucia Pica.

GIORGIO ARMANI   Pink dewy hues on eyes, cheeks and lips. Look created by Linda Cantello.

GIORGIO ARMANI

Pink dewy hues on eyes, cheeks and lips. Look created by Linda Cantello.

STELLA MCCARTNEY   Neutral tones and glowing skin. Look created by Pat McGrath.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Neutral tones and glowing skin. Look created by Pat McGrath.

DRIES VAN NOTEN   Graphic jet black eyeliner and flawless natural skin. Look created by Peter Philips.

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Graphic jet black eyeliner and flawless natural skin. Look created by Peter Philips.

MARNI   Bold winged black eyeliner set against fresh glowing skin. Look created by Pat McGrath.

MARNI

Bold winged black eyeliner set against fresh glowing skin. Look created by Pat McGrath.

BRANDON MAXWELL   Pink toned eyes, lips and cheeks with a perfect luminosity on the high points of the face. Look created by Tom Pecheux.

BRANDON MAXWELL

Pink toned eyes, lips and cheeks with a perfect luminosity on the high points of the face. Look created by Tom Pecheux.

TOM FORD   Perfect brows and glossy metallic eyes. Look created by Diane Kendal.

TOM FORD

Perfect brows and glossy metallic eyes. Look created by Diane Kendal.

SIMONE ROCHA   Fresh youthful skin topped with a dab of glitter on the eyes. Look created by Sam Bryant.

SIMONE ROCHA

Fresh youthful skin topped with a dab of glitter on the eyes. Look created by Sam Bryant.

PRADA   60’s style look feathered eyeshadow, clumpy mascara bleached eyebrows and a matte nude lip. Look created by Pat McGrath.

PRADA

60’s style look feathered eyeshadow, clumpy mascara bleached eyebrows and a matte nude lip. Look created by Pat McGrath.

ROCHAS   Floating winged eyeliner. Look created by Lynsey Alexander.

ROCHAS

Floating winged eyeliner. Look created by Lynsey Alexander.

VERSACE   Metallic bright eyeshadow extended all the way out to the temples. Look created by Pat McGrath.

VERSACE

Metallic bright eyeshadow extended all the way out to the temples. Look created by Pat McGrath.

MOSCHINO   Full brows, perfect skin and brick red lips. Look created by Tom Pecheux.

MOSCHINO

Full brows, perfect skin and brick red lips. Look created by Tom Pecheux.

MICHAEL KORS   Nothing but flush cream blush. Look created by Dick Page.

MICHAEL KORS

Nothing but flush cream blush. Look created by Dick Page.

MARC JACOBS   Pastel eyeshadow matched the models hair color. Look created by Diane Kendal.

MARC JACOBS

Pastel eyeshadow matched the models hair color. Look created by Diane Kendal.

HALPERN   Next level winged eyeliner with glitter packed eye color. Look created by Isamaya Ffrench.

HALPERN

Next level winged eyeliner with glitter packed eye color. Look created by Isamaya Ffrench.

Top 20 Fashion Shows: Spring Summer 2019

Images courtesy of IMAXtree.

BALMAIN

CHANEL

CHRISTIAN COWAN

DOLCE & GABBANA

ELIE SAAB

ERDEM

FENDI

JOHN GALLIANO

GUCCI

MARC JACOBS

KATE SPADE

MAISON MARGIELA

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

MIU MIU

PRADA

RODARTE

SACAI

SAINT LAURENT

PROENZA SCHOULER

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD