Model and musician Sky Ferreira is the latest “styling muse” of backstage brand fixture Redken. She appeared last night at an industry event alongside mane master (and the company’s creative consultant), Guido Palau, sporting an Edie Campbell-like mullet and color inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 runway (a show she also walked in this past season). “This has everything you shouldn’t do in hair,” explained Palau of Ferreira’s new style and the rooty bowl cuts he created at MJ, “but it becomes the archetype of what’s chic and cool.” And aside from her willingness to take a beauty risk, Ferreira is a natural fit for the brand’s newly expanded and repackaged styling line (launching in March 2014), because she grew up in a salon—literally. Her grandmother, who raised her, was a hairdresser, and the in-house beauty parlor would eventually be transformed into Sky’s bedroom. “She used to chase after me with a brush,” quipped Ferreira, who didn’t do her strands due diligence as a child. In the end, it appears, she showed granny who’s boss.
Rag & Bone looked rather sporty for Pre-Fall 2014, incorporating racer stripes, mesh, and leather into its black and white collection. To complete the athletic apparel, the designers added an accessory that is perhaps a precursor to what we’ll see on the ice (worn by figure skaters) at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi: scrunchies. This isn’t the first time the extravagant hair ties have made an appearance on the runway—they showed up at Marc Jacobs in Spring 2010 and at Ashish for Spring 2013. Carrie Bradshaw may have made this astute observation on Sex and the City many moons ago, “[Women wear scrunchies] in the bathroom maybe, when they’re washing their faces…No woman who works at W magazine and lives on Perry Street would be caught dead at a hip downtown restaurant wearing a scrunchie,” but times, they are a-changin’. If Birkenstocks can make a comeback among the street-style set, anything is possible.
“It’s not about doing fantastical hair anymore—it’s about simple parts and color,” said Guido Palau about the trend for Spring 2014 at an industry event last night. But there was one exception to the rule, he explained: Dolce & Gabbana. It was there that romance and Romanesque updos reigned supreme—adorning them with everything from almond tree blossoms to antique coins. The final look, he described, is “all the things a girl wants to be at some point.” When the models finally hit the runway to music by Nino Rota from various Frederico Fellini films, and blush-colored petals gently cascaded down from the ceiling in the background, it was, in a word, enchanting.
For all the behind-the-scenes beauty details, read this month’s Backstage Confidential.
Hungarian model Vanessa Axente may only be 18-years-old, but her list of accomplishments is already impressive: She’s become a muse for Steven Meisel, walked in a slew of runway shows (21, to be exact, for Spring 2014), and graced the covers of the Japanese, German, and Italian editions of Vogue. Not bad for someone who can’t even drink. While primping for the Gotham Independent Film Awards this week (photo diary below), the new face of Calvin Klein and the brand’s forthcoming eau, Endless Euphoria, shared her low-key beauty habits.
Her red-carpet ritual: “[The night before an event] I go to bed before 11:00, and I always take a hot bath. I put olive oil, lavender oil, and milk in the water to moisturize my body. It makes me feel so relaxed, and after that I’m ready for bed.”
On her look for the Gotham Awards: “My makeup is very simple, but it’s still sexy because of the eyeliner. I went with a more natural look, because I’m young. The hair is very Calvin Klein—straight but also a little wavy. The whole look is kind of masculine, but still feminine, because the back of the top is so pretty.”
Her secret for gorgeous skin: “I always wash my makeup off at night with Chanel cleansing water, and once a week I exfoliate my face with brown sugar, to keep it soft.”
Her tricks for makeup that won’t budge: “If I need my makeup to last all day long, I spritz my face with Avène water, because it refreshes my skin but it doesn’t mess up the makeup. To make my lipstick last, I apply concealer and lip liner first. A makeup artist taught me that.”
What she loves about Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria: “It’s fresh, youthful, and it fits my personality perfectly. It gets your attention, but it’s not too overpowering.”
And where does she like to spritz? “I like to apply fragrance on my neck and wrists—that’s where you smell it the most.”
Endless Euphoria Calvin Klein (the blush-colored bottle at left)—a blend of cherry blossom, violet, and sandalwood—is available beginning March 2014.