After I board a plane, I feel lucky if I manage to remove my makeup with a wipe before I pass out into a Unisom-induced slumber, typically wedged up against the side of the aircraft. But if you’re Lady Gaga, however, you do a complete in-flight outfit switch and hair change. She departed LAX with Donatella Versace-like blond strands and arrived at Narita in Tokyo with a throwback bob (reminiscent of a put-together Pan Am stewardess). While a team of hairstylists and makeup artists isn’t available to the majority of us who fly commercial, there is one thing we can all take away from her makeover at 35,000 feet: Sport sunglasses to cover up bleary eyes and mascara smudges. As for your hair, may I suggest a hat…or if you’re prepping for the paps or just feeling ambitious, a wig à la Gaga.
The “doobie” (no, not that kind of doobie) Rihanna wore to last night’s American Music Awards wave was strangely familiar. Initially, I racked my brain for past runway shows (finding it somewhat reminiscent of the look at Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 show), but it wasn’t until a friend schooled me in the hairstyle’s humble origins that I realized where I’d seen it before: the subway. Often crafted at Dominican hair salons, this technique prolongs a roller set and keeps bounce intact until the long pins are pulled out. And I’ve noticed many a woman on the train unintentionally rocking this sculptural look home from the hairdresser long before RiRi wore it on the red carpet. But if issue five of Style.com/Print is any indication, turning to the street for inspiration is never a bad idea.
Crimson and varying hues of moody burgundy were having a moment for multiple weeks in a row, but it appears that pink (specifically, fuchsia) is staging a comeback. In the past two days alone, Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, and Karolina Kurkova all stepped out in the shade. Whether it was paired with a strapless, Swarovski Crystal-studded Fendi dress (as was the case with Bosworth) or a navy turtleneck à la Kurkova, everything’s coming up roses on the red carpet.
By now you’ve likely witnessed the frenzy Miley’s brows (or lack thereof) has caused. Perhaps the twerking phenom read the latest study on bleach and its benefits to skin and got carried away. But whitening the hair above your eyes is nothing new—just ask a model (like the women who walked Prada for Spring 2014) or Soo Joo Park, who recently posed for Vogue China sporting a choppy black wig and blond brows. Makeup artist Wendy Rowe, who created the look for the glossy, recently posted a step-by-step on her site on how to DIY without eradicating your arches. All you need is a tub of classic Jolen Creme Bleach, petroleum jelly, a spooly brush, and some blue-tinged shampoo to wash away any brassiness. Cara Delevingne may have the ability to make tweezer sales fall, but today, I’m considering investing in Clorox.
Models like Karlie Kloss and Julia Stegner are baring a new side of themselves—shining the spotlight on what I like to call “reverse cleavage,” or the zone many others have elegantly dubbed the “underboob.” From the racy Cushnie et Ochs dress Kloss donned for the Victoria’s Secret after party to Stegner’s new editorial in 25 magazine, this area of the body appears to be the latest hot spot. And while I initially brushed aside a product called Fresh Breasts from Fresh Body—a cooling cream that dries to a powdery finish, designed to reduce sweat in this exact location—perhaps this brand is actually ahead of the curve.