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April 20 2014

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Red, Again

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Tao Okamoto has been a little experimental in the hair department of late. Her signature black bowl cut was transformed into blond beach waves for an editorial spread a few months back, and for the latest issue of Vogue Nippon, she’s gone red. The ginger hue is a popular one these days; with Karen Elson’s flame-colored tresses inspiring magazine covers and slideshows alike in anticipation of her new album, everyone seems to have crimson on the brain—and Nars makeup artist Lena Koro is no exception. For a spread shot by one François Nars himself, Koro echoed the color of Okamoto’s hair by dragging a similarly colored glossy shadow up to her brows and out past her temples, a popular runway technique that is gaining steam in print and on the red carpet. Please also direct your attention due south of Okamoto’s visage for another trend ripped right off the Fall catwalks. Her textured gunmetal manicure is a perfect match for the Dashing Diva overlays we spotted backstage at Cushnie et Ochs in February, which we hope is a sign that the nail art that dominated from New York to London will be falling into popular favor in the very near future. (The Japanese manicurists who have been pioneering the art of sticking anything and everything onto the nail bed for decades are no doubt even more excited than we are.)

Photo: Francois Nars for Vogue Nippon, June 2010

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