Most of us dropped our dream of becoming a Disney princess the moment we saw our childhood paradise clearly for what it really is: a fake castle in Florida that serves grossly overpriced candy apples. (Others needed a few gender studies courses to see how problematic the damsel in distress storyline is...) But a princess with a wild side who experiments with BDSM? That's something we can get behind — and that's exactly what we found at Philipp Plein's Spring/Summer 2018 show.
Plein's cast featured good girls (for those of you out there who will never give up on the Cinderella happy ending) and very, very bad girls, plus a whole bunch of heavily-tatted guys. And while the clothes were fit for Christian Grey's playhouse, it was the beauty looks that had our minds wandering.
The hair and makeup straddled the line between soft and hard, innocent and dangerous. There were floor-length plaits modeled after whips, skin with a post-sex flush, and body art so seductive it just might make you start to sweat.
Click ahead to see how it all came together. And next time you hear the Frozen soundtrack for the zillionth time, don't be surprised if your thoughts start to get a little dirty...
Original reporting by Mi-Anne Chan.
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While a majority of the male models rocked real tattoos (we see you, 21 Savage), the rest of the guys were adorned in temporary body art designed by artist Jenai Chin. The theme? Disney animation meets Donatella Den. Half of the art — the more traditional designs — was drawn by Chin; the woodland creatures were Plein's creation.
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Chin tells Refinery29 that she's been in the tattoo game for seven years, and the temporary body design business for almost two decades. In fact, her artistry is behind Kendall Jenner's and Joan Smalls' iconic V Magazine covers.
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Teasers for the show posted on social media featured Cinderella bound and gagged. Take that, Disney fanatics. The bad-girl beauty interpretation took the form of a Crybaby-inspired pompadour twist at the top of the head, a flower mouthpiece, and insanely glittery shadow paired with doe-eyed false lashes.
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In both the beauty world and the bedroom, it pays to get creative — and makeup artist Yadim did with Maybelline's Color Sensational Powder Matte (out in January 2018). He mixed an ashy red shade with a cool taupe one on the lids for a smoky effect that was magic.
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If Rapunzel decided to become a dominatrix, this bullwhip-inspired braid — which took no less than seven packs of extensions — would be just the look for her. (Originally, some models were supposed to have the floor-length braids wrapped around their wrists as pseudo handcuffs, but that plan fell through.)
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