Wild card Catherine Bellis made history yesterday when she beat out Dominika Cibulkova, a player ranked 13th in the world, in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 15-year-old is the youngest player to win a match at the tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996—a record set before Bellis was even born. The teenager’s beauty moves were just as on-point as her game: She wore a banded ponytail seen on the runway at Valentino’s Fall ’14 show. Here, hair pro Guido Palau breaks down how to get the winning look.
2. Blow strands straight with a natural bristle brush and create a clean center part.
3. Comb hair straight back, creating a slight lift at the crown, and then gather the length into a low ponytail.
4. Place elastics every 2 to 3 inches down the ponytail and pull strands gently between each band to create a “puff.”
5. Finish with Redken Control Addict 28 finishing spray. Tennis visor optional.
If you’ve ever looked at Dick Page’s Instagram, you know that it’s utterly drool-inducing. When the pro isn’t painting famous faces, he appears to spend a lot of his free time in the kitchen, cooking up dishes like lamb with a side of potatoes, savoy cabbage, and mustard (bottom left), or a “crispy masa harina fried skate, baked couscous with vegetables, sautéed escarole, and dill coleslaw with a good squeeze of lime” (bottom right). In other words, Page’s culinary skills are just as impressive as his maquillage, and he rivals Zac Posen as the Julia Child of fashion. (Food Network, take note.) Haute cuisine even inspires Shiseido’s reigning artistic director when it comes to product development—many of the colors in the current collection are based off of some of his most memorable meals. And it’s not just Page who brings a foodie sensibility to the table—the Japanese cosmetic giant owns a Michelin-star-rated restaurant, Faro Shiseido, in the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo. Here, the backstage fixture and master of makeup shares his favorite dining hot spots around the world and what to order when you’re there. We suggest making a reservation in each city now before the Spring ’15 stampede arrives.
New York, USA: ACME, 9 Great Jones Street
What to order: Mackerel with radish, apple, and mustard (which inspired Shiseido’s Face Color Enhancing Trio in Apple [RD1], a palette filled with “sun-kissed shades of pink, gentle fawn, and light peach”). Feeling decadent? Ask for the foie gras and langoustine—a dish that’s similar in color to Lacquer Rouge in Ebi (RD321), a pinkish red liquid lipstick.
Paris, France: Semilla, 54 Rue de Seine
What to order: “Dorade ceviche, seared shiitake with Xeres vinegar, and all the vegetable preparations!”
London, England: Hereford Road, 3 Hereford Road, Westbourne Grove
What to order: Beetroot, sorrel, and cow’s curd, or lamb’s sweetbreads and green beans with mint.
Milan, Italy: Antica Trattoria Della Pesa, 10 Viale Pasubio
What to order: “Risotto al salto con rognoncino trifolati [crispy fried risotto 'cake' with veal kidneys and mushrooms] and foiolo [tripe] alla Milanese.”
Tokyo, Japan: Jyuso-ya, 2-4 Ogawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku
What to order: “Charcoal-grilled Tokyo negi [a kind of giant scallion] and all of the grilled chicken dishes!” Can’t hop a 14-hour flight for dinner? Swipe Shiseido’s Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Shoyu (BR623), a deep brown, for a smoky effect inspired by soy sauce.
As someone who values comfort over fashion (I can’t with 6-inch stilettos, I just can’t), I’m having a field day with the trends that have been dominating the last few seasons. Birkenstocks? Slouchy pants? Slip-on sneaks? Yes to all of that. While my wardrobe is getting sportier by the month, I’m balancing out my current tomboy-inspired style with super-girly products, including new skincare items infused with one of the most feminine ingredients out there: rose. The ancient flower is beloved not only for its delicate beauty and romantic scent, but also for the many skincare benefits that can be extracted from its cells and oil. Here, the beauty brands that are harnessing the power of rose petals now.
Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cream
Sure, the formula has all the stuff that you know to look for in a good face cream, like collagen-production-boosting niacinamide and peptides. It even contains a rare rose de mai essence. But what will really make you fall in love is the texture. It looks and feels like a gel-cream hybrid—reminiscent of a gourmet custard—but doesn’t sit on skin.
By Terry Cellularose Nutri-Baume Intense Relief Balm
This is the face product you break out when your skin has taken a beating from too much sun, brutal cold, or intense wind and a regular moisturizer just won’t cut it. Slather on a thick layer of the rose-colored cream before bed to treat damage while you sleep. Or apply it right before you head out into extreme conditions for comfort and protection. Consider it your invisible ski mask.
Les Couvent des Minimes Beneficial Rose Complete Eye Cream
I knew I would be into this before I ever put a drop on my skin because of the addictive, sweet scent and the vintage-y packaging that looks like it’s straight out of an old-school apothecary. Even better: The cream inside the tube didn’t disappoint. After a week, my eyes looked less puffy and tired, almost as if I hadn’t been glued to my laptop for 10 hours a day.
Om Aroma & Co. Carrot Rose Serum
I get why some women steer clear of organic skincare products—sometimes the earthy scent can be a turnoff. This one smells pleasant enough to please hard-core boho girls as well as those who prefer more traditional fragrances. Not to mention the blend of carrot and rose hip seeds and rose oil will help you get the elusive glow many celebrities are so good at faking.
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel
If you’re a flower snob, this antiaging face wash is right up your alley. It’s made with five different rose stem cells (like damas rose and desert rose), four different rose extracts (including rose hip seed, rose water, and rose canina), plus glycolic acid thrown in for good measure. Despite the abundance of rose in the formula, the scent is actually pretty faint. I like that the refreshing formula sloughs away dead skin cells as well as cleanses.
Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Velvet Body Cream
I don’t have a vanity in my Brooklyn apartment, but if I did, this elegant jar would be front and center. The body cream does double duty as a rose-infused perfume and a moisturizer, but sometimes the main reason to splurge on a beauty product is because it’s a more accessible luxury than, say, a new handbag. I bet the shopping high you would get from this is almost as good. Almost.
Many a beauty icon has made the smoky eye her weapon of choice. Example A: Brigitte Bardot’s smudgy black shadow was perhaps the only thing that rivaled her killer curves in terms of sex appeal. And now this generation’s blond bombshell, Kate Upton, is making a case for going nude. The newest face of Bobbi Brown illustrates how to make a bang with beige in the cosmetic brand’s new campaign for “Smokey Nudes.” The Fall collection includes all the things we’ve come to expect from the makeup artist’s line: a palette with wearable shades in various textures—from full-on sparkle to matte and muted neutrals; creamy, rose-colored lipsticks; kajal liner in classic black, brown, gray, and eggplant; a volumizing mascara; and the pro’s cult-favorite Shimmer Brick. “It’s sexy, classic, and it brings out the blue in my eyes. It’s a bold statement, so I don’t have to do much to the rest of my look,” said the Sports Illustrated stunner of the shadowy effect. “I love to wear it with simple clothes, bronzy skin, and a nude lip.” While not all of us can boast a pinup-like silhouette (or Upton’s bra size), the smoky eye is the attention-commanding equalizer that every woman can keep in her arsenal.
The Smokey Nudes Collection is available at bobbibrowncosmetics.com
For Mara Roszak, hair is a family affair. The sunny blond, California-born and -based stylist who boasts both a formidable client roster—including Emma Stone, Kate Mara, and Michelle Dockery (the latter two she styled for the Emmys last night)—and a coveted L’Oréal Paris contract (she is their consulting celebrity hairstylist) happens to be in the biz alongside her husband, fellow hair whisperer Alex Polillo. The couple share a similar hair sensibility and aesthetic which they hope to eventually channel into a future shared creative working space. Here, Roszak takes a break from styling oh-so-very-famous tresses to share some of her favorite style spots and beauty products.
THE SKINCARE ESSENTIALS: iS Clinical and Shani Darden
“IS Clinical is the first skincare line that doesn’t irritate my skin; every product I’ve tried has been wonderful. I use their Cleansing Complex face wash, Pro-Heal vitamin C serum, and Active serum, which is basically magic in a bottle. My facialist Shani Darden literally changed my skin and turned me on to these wonderful products.”
THE HOME GOODS GO-TO: Nickey Kehoe and Santa Maria Novella
“For the home, I love Nickey Kehoe. [Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe] are incredible interior designers with impeccable taste who opened their own store. It has a lot of great vintage furniture pieces and rugs, including an amazing assortment of tchotchkes—from pottery to candles—that make great gifts. And Santa Maria Novella, which has a store on Melrose Place, makes my favorite potpourri. The smell warms up a room and is a great alternative to candles…I’m constantly panicking I forgot to blow them out anyway.”
THE QUICKIE MASSAGE SPOT: Pho-Siam
“For a last-minute massage, I go to Pho-Siam. It’s the best Thai massage on the East Side and is great for spur-of-the-moment relaxation any time of day.”
THE LOCAL OUTFITTER: Mohawk General
“I love shopping at Mohawk General Store. There are stores in Pasadena and Silver Lake and they carry a great medium- to high-end mix, from local L.A. designers to Dries Van Noten. They also have an amazing shoe selection and beautiful home items.”
THE REFUELING STATION: Beverly Hills Juice
“For juice I am addicted to Beverly Hills Juice. They are the originators of juice press and have been in the same location since the 1970s. It’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall store selling only in-season juice and smoothies. The Banana Manna is my go-to smoothie—it’s made with smashed-up, frozen bananas and almonds at the base, and blended with your choice of juice. And my days are just better when I start my morning with a Green Genie.”
THE HAIR TRANSFORMER: L’Oréal Paris
“For hair there’s nothing like L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-Free Deep Recovery Mask for a weekly treatment. The number one concern women have with their hair is dryness, which not only doesn’t look great, but makes hair almost impossible to style. This mask will save your hair! I use it at least once a week and apply a shower cap while in the shower, allowing it to penetrate deeper from the steam for at least five minutes.”
“My husband and I are traveling this summer to Italy for the first time for vacation. We’re flying into Venice, then driving five-plus hours through Italy to stay at Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, which is a dream come true. I’ve heard the spa is incredible and uses all Santa Maria Novella products, which I adore. And Big Sur is absolutely next on my list of places to travel to when I have a few days off. I can’t believe that I grew up in California and still have never been there! I have a strong feeling that once I go I may never want to come back.”
THE MAKEUP MUST: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
“My makeup artist friend recently turned me on to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which is truly magic. I’ve gone out and purchased more so I never run out…I can’t imagine a day without it. It isn’t dry and has great coverage. On mornings when I have no time to get ready, I’ll tap it on a few [strategic] places, blend it in with a brush, and that’s it.”
THE ACCESSORIZER: Broken English
“For jewelry, my friend Laura Freedman owns a store in the Brentwood Country Mart called Broken English. She has such an amazing eye for unique, beautiful pieces with a mix of vintage and new. I always go there when I need something special.”