Joan Smalls and Selena Gomez were recently seen sporting black lipstick, but Rooney Mara’s deep merlot mouth, which she wore to the Oxfam charity gala in Dubai last night, was just as dramatic (and a lot more wearable). The diffused perimeter—an effect that appeared at both Mary Katrantzou and Helmut Lang for Spring 2014—made this strong shade look slightly softer. Break out your blending brush along with a berry-hued bullet (such as CK One Color Shine Lipstick in Naughty), and you’re pretty much holiday-party ready.
Yes, another wig worn by Lady Gaga. I, too, am tiring of keeping up with Mother Monster’s many hair changes (on Sunday, she was sporting a Christmas tree, topped with a giant gold star, on her head). However, this week’s dreads were reminiscent not just of a Rastafarian but the runway. They made an appearance on Max Mara’s minimalist catwalk for Spring 2012; at Karl Lagerfeld’s decadent, Indian-themed Pre-Fall 2012 presentation for Chanel, where Sam McKnight created jewelry-laden updos; and, more recently, at Junya Watanabe’s Spring 2014 show—with a look inspired by those (hippies, ravers, et cetera) who wait for their hair to “clean itself.” Here’s hoping Gaga sends her rug out to be laundered long before that happens.
Style.com/Print‘s latest cover girl, Joan Smalls, arrived at last night’s Alvin Ailey opening-night gala in New York City sporting onyx-colored lipstick. (Similar to the tube MAC released in honor of Black Friday.) Her Instagram caption read, “Feeling a bit #emo tonight.” But paired with a thin line of cobalt liner along ultra-fluttery top lashes, Smalls’ look was more gorgeous than goth.
This past season at Proenza Schouler, hairstylist Paul Hanlon was intent on preserving the gentle haze of fuzz that models arrived with backstage at the show. “What you’d normally control, we’re not,” he said, in fear that strands would look more “commercial” if he were to tame every flyaway. Keira Knightley appeared to have followed the same credo at last night’s SeriousFun gala in London. Her undone waves (seen at shows like Balenciaga and Balmain) added an easy elegance to her Chanel Haute Couture gown—the same one she wore for her walk down the aisle and to a party in 2008. A hot hair trend—and great dress—is always worth repeating.
Keeping in step with another supermodel last night (Kate Moss), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived at the British Fashion Awards sporting a lush, ruby colored pout. What set her look apart, however, is how her velvet, matte pout juxtaposed her glossy, slicked-back strands (reminiscent of the hair and lip combo seen at Prabal Gurung for Spring 2014). Two finishes, it seems, are twice as nice.