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Tao As Freja As Gender-Bender


The first fall-inspired fashion glossies are beginning to hit newsstands, which means some of our favorite backstage beauty trends are now showing up in print. Topping this list are bold red lips and boy-meets-girl androgyny, both of which have been captured in the August issue of Vogue China with near perfection. In a story aptly called “Handsome Girl,” model Tao Okamoto channels fashion’s favorite androgynous stunner, Freja Beha Erichsen, with clean skin, straight brows, and the kind of shaggy fringe made famous by the Danish catwalker. Also helping Okamato’s cause is a deep crimson pout courtesy of makeup artist Sally Branka. It’s not quite as bright as the true reds we spotted at shows like Giles, Diane von Furstenberg, and Rick Owens, but, like, Freja would never wear that color, anyway. Unclear if the typically bare-faced model would ever slick on this dark shade of mulberry either, but it would no doubt look killer if ever the mood did strike her.

Photo: Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China, August 2011

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