And the bride wore bangs. OK, so we haven’t exactly confirmed that fact, as it’s hard to tell from the aerial shots of Behati Prinsloo’s recent nuptials to Adam Levine in Los Cabos, Mexico, but judging by these images from Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, going for a pre-wedding chop might not have been a bad idea. Her covetable set of long (and likely faux) bangs channeled the style of both the Pre-Fall pieces in the story and a seventies Stevie Nicks (who is rumored to have performed at the reception, along with Prinsloo, who took to the mic to serenade her new husband). If the recent wave of models and celebs with bangs (Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, Jessica Chastain, and Emma Stone) foretell anything about the next big beauty trend, freshening up for fall is as easy as snipping a sophisticated set of eyebrow-grazing fringe.
The model-turned-skincare entrepreneur is not a new category. In fact, it has, over the years produced some of our favorite collections: Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics, Josie Maran’s eponymous line, and Christy Turlington’s all-natural Sundari. The latest model skincare impresario on our radar is Julia Lemigova. The former Miss USSR (and Miss Universe runner-up) first opened a popular well-being center in Paris in the early aughts before launching Russie Blanche in 2009. “I started Russie Blanche because I wanted to combine the Russian beauty secrets from my childhood with the tricks I picked up from my years spent living in Paris,” she shares. The luxury brand does that by relying on a host of ingredients with Russian origins (like Golden Root and Siberian Ginseng); we were officially wooed after the release of last year’s Cellular Youth collection. Here, Lemigova, a recent Miami transplant, shares some of her beauty and style musts.
THE HAIR GURU: David Mallet
“I’ve been going to David Mallet in Paris for years. I make an appointment every time I’m in town. I was just there for the French Open and he was able to squeeze me in. His cuts are classic and I love that the salon feels like an apartment.”
THE SPA ESCAPE: The Spa at the Hoshinoya Karuizawa
“The setting is beautiful, natural, and totally luxurious. It’s near the Hoshino Hot Spring in Japan. They have a new style of Toji, which is a Japanese therapeutic bath created for stress relief and relaxation. I love that it’s so far away from everything.”
THE SHOPPING ADDRESS: Portobello Market
“Nothing beats London’s Portobello Market on Saturday mornings. I was just there for Wimbledon and picked up some amazing pieces.”
THE PRODUCT ROSTER
“For hair, Oribe’s products are fantastic. For makeup, I use Bare Minerals powder, YSL mascara and lip gloss. For my skin I start off with the Russie Blanche Cellular Youth Serum, then Cellular Youth Cream. And when I’m feeling a bit stressed, I drop half a capful of the Russie Blanche De-Stress Bath and Shower Oil into a bath and grab a book to just chill out for 20 minutes. It has bergamot, ginger, vetiver, and lavender aromatherapy oils, and it’s a lifesaver with all the travel I’m doing.”
THE SIGNATURE SCENT
“I tend to stick with one or two classic fragrances rather than go for the newest thing. I alternate between Noa Cacharel, which has been around forever and reminds me of the summer in Paris during my modeling days, and Feminite Du Bois by Serge Lutens. His fragrances are truly special and artisanal.”
THE RESTAURANT: Sardinia
“I just moved to Miami and am having a blast discovering all the different food options. I went to Sardinia and had the most indulgent Italian dinner.”
THE ESSENTIAL EXTRAS
“Jewelry designer Loree Rodkin is a great friend of mine. Her style always inspires me to be a bit more edgy, which is why I love how her pieces are a mix of modern and old world. And for lingerie, I love the classic silhouettes of La Perla, but mixed with something a bit more playful, like Agent Provocateur.”
THE WORKOUT: The Dailey Method
“There are studios in Paris, but this barre class originally started in California. It’s so, so good! It helps my posture and gives my legs amazing length.”
THE HOMETOWN FAVORITE: Russian Bolshoi Ballet
“I go home to Moscow a couple times a year to see my family. Whenever I’m there, I have to see a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet. It always revitalizes my heart to see the talent and beauty in their art.”
When it comes to wearing makeup during the dogs of summer, we always think less is more. This week, we’re loving the look of bold lips paired with one statement accessory—be it a cool chapeau or sophisticated sunglasses. Take a cue from chanteuse Lauryn Hill and let a vibrant violet pout peek out from beneath a wide-brim hat, or make like Taylor Swift and contrast black Wayfarers with a loud fuchsia mouth. (Either way, you won’t have to worry about perfecting a smoky eye or producing a bump-free band of liquid liner.) These two singers may differ in terms of musical style, but they’re definitely riding the same beauty wave. Consider us on board.
We’re always game for some all-natural beauty—especially if we can make it ourselves—but it’s rare we come across a product we can actually eat. Laila Gohar, a NYC-based chef, founder of Sunday Supper catering, and quite possibly the most style savvy girl at the farmer’s market, shared her favorite edible beauty concoction with the Huffington Post: a water-and-orange-blossom-flower face spritz. It’s more than just a refreshing toner: “Traditionally, it’s used for Middle Eastern desserts like baklava,” she explained. Consider it your simple, two-ingredient solution for the hot and humid weekend ahead.
Just in time for a weekend getaway, Art of Hair, the cult-favorite counterpart of Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura, partnered with designer Jonathan Cohen (a favorite of Lupita Nyong’o) to create a two toiletry bags to keep you organized. The limited edition range includes a sleek pouch (perfect for housing Shu Uemura’s beloved eyelash curler and a tube or two of Touch of Gloss, a shiny wax that separates strands, adds shine, and cancels frizz) and a dual-compartment case (ideal for hauling the rest of your essentials). The eclectic polka-dot pattern—similar to the prints seen throughout Cohen’s Fall 2014 collection—also ensures that you’ll easily be able to spot it in your carry-on for touch-down touch-ups.
Launching tomorrow, Cosmetic Case, $48, Cosmetic Bag, $95 (or $162 with travel-size shampoo, conditioner, and Essence Absolue oil); shueumuraartofhair-usa.com