While the tight crops of the Jazz Age are blowing up the beauty blogosphere as Gatsby continues its red-carpet domination, we’d like to remind everyone that it was the pin curls and marcel waves of the thirties and forties that made the rounds on the Fall runways. Zoe Saldana certainly hasn’t forgotten. For the U.K. premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness, the Vionnet-clad starlet, who wore a striking slick of Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Portofino Red courtesy of makeup artist Vera Steimberg, had her hairstylist, Mara Roszak, create a glossy, side-parted faux bob with a few soft ridges for added texture. Here, Roszak shares some exclusive pregame pictures with us and breaks down the look in six easy steps:
1. Prep your hair with Moroccanoil Heat Styling Spray and rough dry.
2. Use a 1-inch-barrel curling iron, creating pin curls all over your head as you go.
3. Set the coils with Frédéric Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray and let sit for ten minutes.
4. Brush out the waves and then tease the ends to helpcreate thickness.
5. Tuck ends underneath themselves and pin at the nape of the neck.
6. Spray a halo of Frédéric Fekkai Glossing Mist all over the head to add extra shine.
It was only a matter of time. Ever since Peter Philips glued chunky pieces of jumbo glitter onto models’ eyelids at Chanel’s Fall show in lieu of actual liner, we’ve been waiting for someone to reprise the look on the red carpet. And it looks like Hanneli Mustaparta is that person. The model-turned-blogger/photographer/stylist showed up to the Whitney’s annual Art Party last night in New York sporting a near-identical application of the sequins Philips painstakingly applied backstage at the Grand Palais back in March, which earns her a very enthusiastic golf clap from us. You, too?
A few years in the making, and a string of prospective release dates later, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is finally hitting theaters this month—and the fashion community couldn’t be happier. In addition to Luhrmann’s singular directing style and a star-studded cast that includes Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film also features the costume-design savvy of Oscar winner Catherine Martin in collaboration with one Miuccia Prada, who designed forty dresses for a slew of twenties-era extras as well as some of the frocks worn by Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan. To properly fete the partnership, the two women hosted a cocktail party last night attended by a handful of the film’s stars, as well as style-set regulars, like Shala Monroque. The Garage magazine creative director complemented her staggeringly flawless complexion with a gorgeous, glossy red lip and a hair accessory that resembled one of the coveted demilunes from Nicholas Ghesquière’s final Balenciaga collection —a thoughtful move, considering the wealth of flapper-inspired headpieces featured in the movie. Thoughts on the gilded accessory?
Spring has sprung, which means bright-colored annuals are starting to pop up from the moist soil—and on top of A-listers’ heads. Following last year’s all-out embrace of flower crowns, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the petaled-headdress trend continues to, well, grow. Still, we’re loving Joséphine de la Baume’s tall take on the look. Last night, Mrs. Mark Ronson wore a towering coronet of red poppies—and a crimson lipstick to match—to the L.A.premiere of Kiss of the Damned, Xan Cassavetes’ new vampire flick. A thick black cat-eye brought the whole thing together. Thoughts on her floral arrangement?
Braid crowns are a dime a dozen at red-carpet events these days, but every once in a while, someone gives them an exciting, accessorized twist. At this weekend’s Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception following the 2013 White House Correspondents’ dinner in Washington, D.C., that person was Olivia Wilde. Channeling a Gatsby-era headpiece, the Revlon ambassador tied a strip of black lace across her forehead and then wove the fabric through her lengths for a textural effect before overlapping the plaits and pinning them down. It presumably went over well with the politicos—not to mention the beauty enthusiasts. Do you like?