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Love It or Hate It? Simple and Chic at Marc by Marc Jacobs

It's been a while since we've seen Marc Jacobs as subdued as he was at this year's presentation of his Marc by Marc Jacobs line at Fall New York Fashion Week. (What, no reverse-heeled shoes?) While I love that he chose to use pretty and flattering shades of pink on his model's lips, the otherwise bare faces and slicked-back ponytails do little to spice up the overall look. What do you think of this toned-down Marc? Simple and pretty, or a little too blah for your taste?


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Elizabth Elizabth 9 years
Love it fresh looking
katie_c katie_c 9 years
a little too simple here especially for the runway but looks nice.
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
no warm, happy feeling here
Babycakes1234 Babycakes1234 9 years
Totally BLAH
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i'm partial to the 'plain' look - i think that it doesn't detract from the clothes and i like the look since it's not extreme makeup
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
it doesn't distract from the clothing this way, and the lips look beautiful
gigill gigill 9 years
I think it's pretty and simplistic harking back to the 90s minimalism days.
emalove emalove 9 years
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i love the stained lip
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Love! Now that is a runway look that you can recreate in real life and look fab not weird! Love MJ!!
Daisie Daisie 9 years
Why shouldn't the clothes and the models' natural good looks take center stage? Love it!
verily verily 9 years
I think they look really pretty without all that garish over the top makeup on. It's a huge departure from usual runway makeup, but I like it.
AllaWallaBalla AllaWallaBalla 9 years
It's just not that interesting. I expect a lot of creativity from the looks I see on the runway, both in terms of makeup and the actual collections, and this just doesn't seem terribly novel to me. It kind of reminds me of grade school girls experimenting with mommy's lipstick; the shades don't compliment the model's complexions enough to be "pretty" but the overall look is too bland to be "theatrical." Perhaps if the lipstick/stain finish was more glossy it wouldn't look so dull.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh how I love Marc! ♥
scully22 scully22 9 years
I think it looks refreshing since all of Hollywood is tanned/oranged, lots of makeup and overall plastic. The models look natural (I agree some blush would do wonders though!). Love the lips!
AmyLovesZach AmyLovesZach 9 years
I loved the lip colors, especially the one in the middle but overall, the girls looked like corpses. If I showed up at work looking like that, people would think I was sick and my boss would send me home! Hmm, on second thought...maybe I do like it!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
It's actually a look that I think would work better in real life, on people who have a bit of color to their cheeks and life in their eyes. At first I thought I hated the look, but I think it's more that the blandness of the models was throwing me off.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
I agree, so fresh!
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 9 years
Bella, who is that waif looking model that is always like in every runway? The one that is on the left. Seriously!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like it! So fresh and clean! So everyday!
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