Miley Cyrus took to Twitter last December stating, “I want a boyfriend that will wear jean on jean on jean with me.” It appears Katy Perry found the rare breed that is willing to go the distance (and make like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears circa 2001) in Riff Raff. Pulling up to the carpet fashionably late in an orange Lamborghini, the pop star paid homage to the Canadian tuxedo and the former power couple with a floor-length, denim Versace gown.
Perry’s go-to hair pro, Clyde Haygood, also had plenty of tricks up his sleeve tonight (like a hairpiece with a built-in zipper and diamond-studded strands) but decided on a “less gimmicky” look so as to not outshine the sartorial throwback. He channeled “classic Katy” and the high-octane Italian house with “luscious, voluminous waves” and bangs. In comparison to her latest music video, “This Is How We Do” (featuring everything from a Mondrian-inspired updo to a “Vidal Sassoon precision cut”), and her Broadway-show-caliber tour requiring seven hair changes (including a ponytail laced with LED lights), this appearance was a relative cakewalk. Here, how to get Katy’s curls:
1. Prep hair (and extensions) with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydromist Blow-Out Spray. It creates a good “support system,” explained Haygood, allowing Perry to “party all night” without her waves falling flat.
2. Before firing up a clip-less curling iron, mist strands with a thermal protector (like Hot Off the Press). Next, separate the length into large, two-inch sections and try Haygood’s “two-twist system” for curls that are “fuller at the middle” and flatter on top and bottom: Wrap hair once around the barrel, twist, and repeat one more time.
3. Finish with Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray and hair spray.
If you expected to see more bells and whistles, keep an eye out for Perry’s next music video. Haygood said there will be plenty of beauty looks to “keep the kids happy” and extras “Lady Gaga hasn’t already done.” Those zippered bangs, perhaps?
The custom-blended neo-pastels seen on Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 runway are soon to be available in single tubes. According to WWD, the designer teamed up with MAC, his longtime backstage beauty partner, to create a 14-piece collection arriving on shelves November 26. In addition to the “dirty” lilac (Ultramarine Pink), beige (Light English Red), and crimson (Carmine Rouge) bullets, the range will include a bronzing powder, cream color base, buffer brush, eyeshadow, liner, Chromagraphic pencil, and lip gloss—all housed in weighty gold packaging inspired by his mother’s compacts. Gurung also name-checked Sylvie Fleury, Damien Hirst, and Nick Knight as muses for his first makeup collection. In addition, he revealed the envy he has for the “20 minutes to an hour” women spend in front of the mirror: “I always feel, whether it’s getting dressed or putting on makeup, it’s ritualistic, a very spiritual process that a woman has,” Gurung said. “We men don’t have the opportunity to do that. As time-consuming as it might be, it’s really a time for you and yourself, deciding how you want to feel, how you want to look.” Can Prabal get an amen?
Getting ink done has never been so quick, painless…and shiny. Whether you desire delicate midi rings, a wrist full of bracelets, or a chain-link choker, the temporary tattoos from Flash are on an entirely different level than the peel-and-stick versions of your youth. This fleeting body bijoux has become somewhat of a summer sensation—with everyone from industry insiders to Alessandra Ambrosio layering the foil-like transfers with stacks of fine jewelry. We even saw mirrored eyeliner adhered to catwalkers’ lids at Dior’s recent Couture show. Here, model Adesuwa Pariyapasat demonstrates how to make a serious statement (if only for Labor Day weekend) with these metallic tats.
Photographer: Ibra Ake
Stylist: Von Ford
Makeup Artist: Georgina Billington
Hairstylist: Nigella Miller
All diamond jewelry by Hirotaka. For similar styles, visit barneys.com.
The thought of NYFW makes me want to hyperventilate…and drink. A strong cocktail, preferably a margarita straight-up with extra salt, would certainly calm any nerves (and undoubtedly lead to a good time), but I’d also wake up to puffy eyes and dehydrated skin. Not a good look—even if I do spend the majority of my days backstage in the trenches. Instead of finding solace at the bottom of a bottle of Patrón, I’ll be sipping Big T NYC’s Tell-Tale Glow Organic White Tea like a responsible beauty editor navigating a month full of long days and even longer nights. The “couture tea” brand got its start backstage at Fall 2014 shows like Whit and Nanette Lepore, with models slurping this blend of goji berries, elderberries, and zante currants through lipstick-saving straws. Not only do the natural antioxidants help fight against free radicals and give your complexion a jolt of luminosity, but you’ll stay sober enough to meet fashion week’s never-ending parade of deadlines.
A bun for summer: Not exactly groundbreaking, but a go-to for any occasion nonetheless. From Diane Kruger’s low-slung scrunchie situation on the sidewalks of Soho (a ’90s accessory the star has championed for two straight days…yes, we’re counting) to Karlie Kloss‘ midi gym knot, the style works brilliantly for a steamy summer day. Jaime King took her sleek chignon to a new level for night, pairing her perfectly groomed iteration with a slinky Versace gown for the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Los Angeles earlier in the week. And naturally, Miley Cyrus one-upped them all with a towering, braided knob smack on top of her head for a performance in Chicago. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, these bunheads demonstrate that the beauty classic is a 24/7 hair savior.
To see how models make the chignon their own, click here.