August 29 2014

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18 posts tagged "Alexa Chung"

Alexa Does Marc, Two Ways


Alexa Chung is headed back to U.S. television next week with a new show, 24 Hour Catwalk. The jury is still out whether or not we’ll be tuning in, but we will 100 percent be charting Chung’s every fashion and beauty move as she hits the promotional circuit for the program. Her first stop came yesterday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. At first glimpse, we thought Chung had plucked a choice piece of Marc Jacobs’ confectionery Louis Vuitton collection right off the Spring runway, but we later determined that she was actually wearing a coat from his own line as a dress. What’s particularly interesting about her look, however, is that Chung seems to have paired her MJ outfit with the beauty look Pat McGrath whipped up backstage at Vuitton. Those glossy, coral stained lips? Check. The black-rimmed lids and lots of lashes? Double check. A little Marc mixing and matching never hurt anyone—and happens to work particularly well here, if you ask us. Let it be known: Pastel makeup kills when paired with anything metallic. Don’t you agree?

Photo: Gianni Pucci /; Jason Kempin/NBCUniversal

Paradise, Found—In Polish


If, like us, you are still trying to accept the fact that you will not be attending Art Basel Miami Beach in person this year (another time, saltwater pool at The Standard), these adorable palm tree nail decals in the latest issue of French Elle might help you get into the fun-in-the-sun spirit—no matter where you are. This is not the first time we’ve spotted the tropical prints reimagined in polish, of course; true nail art buffs will recall that Alexa Chung did in fact sport something similar at the Fall shows back in February. This latest design is just another way to fill your head with images of sand and surf as the sun sets across New York City at an astonishing 4:30 p.m. Mind over matter, dear readers.

Photo: Simon Burstall for Elle France, November 25, 2011

Face Off: Red Lips On The Red Carpet


That red lips dominated the Fall runways is a well know fact at this point—only further evidenced by the hoards of women adopting a crimson pout on both the sidewalk and the red carpet of late. Today we had the pleasure of witnessing two great displays of scarlet mouths, which we’ve decided to pit against one another in a truly epic “who wore it better?” debate. Down Under, where she’s enjoying the festivities at Sydney Fashion Week, a typically barefaced (save for a slight flick of black eyeliner) Alexa Chung sported a bright, matte red adaptation, while in Italy, promoting her film W.E. a the Venice Film Festival, Madonna was spotted with a glossy, metallic iteration of the statement lip color. We ask you, dear readers: who wore it better?

Photo: Getty Images

Better Off Red; Girls With Feathers In Their Hair; And More…


First Drew Barrymore, now Mandy Moore. Red is emerging as Spring’s must-have hair color. [StyleList]

We broke the story about feathered hair extensions in January; now the Times has called them an official trend. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. [NYT]

Speaking of jumping on the bandwagon, Alexa Chung has embraced nail art, sporting some admittedly awesome solar system designs in London. [Instyle UK]

Proenza Schouler, the fragrance? It’s reportedly in the works. [Fashion Etc via Into The Gloss]

Photo: Courtesy of Wendy Nichol

A Preview of Portman’s Dior Beauty Ads, Taylor Swift’s Fine Penmanship, And More…


It looks like Natalie Portman’s first gig as Dior’s new global beauty ambassador will be fronting ads for its fragrance, Miss Dior Cherie. A print campaign lensed by Tim Walker and a TV commercial directed by Sofia Coppola will both drop in March. [@womensweardaily]

Speaking of newly named celebrity spokeswomen, Taylor Swift has been assigned to CoverGirl’s new NatureLuxe line of foundation. But liquid eyeliner is the crossover sensation’s real makeup must-have. The pop star reveals that she’s gone as far as using a Sharpie on her lids to get that coveted sultry effect. How…innovative. [Daily Makeover]

Attention Kohl’s shoppers: Vera Wang’s Simply Vera Vera Wang line will be expanding into color cosmetics come 2012. Add that to her Leighton Meester-fronted fragrance due out next year and Wang is really covering all of her beauty bases. [WWD]

Bangs: We pegged them as one of the defining trends of the Aughts; now Entertainment Weekly is taking issue with fringe gone horribly wrong in movies and on TV. Offenders include Elisabeth Moss on Mad Men and The O.C.‘s Mischa Barton. [EW]

In better bangs news, Alexa Chung has cut her hair into a flipped-out bob, brow-grazing fringe still intact. [Elle U.K.]

Carey Mulligan joins Anne Hathaway in her anti-botox crusade. The 25-year-old was allegedly offered the wonder drug to tighten up some burgeoning crow’s feet but refused it. “So I can’t move my face? Isn’t that, well, the antithesis of what I’m trying to do as an actress?” Stay strong, CM! [Just Jared]

Photo: Dan Steinberg / AP Photo