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Getting Better With Age: Jessica Lange Is the New Face of Marc Jacobs Beauty


jessica-lange“I don’t put things into demographics or ages, I’m inspired by great women,” said Marc Jacobs at a soiree in Paris last night celebrating the European launch of his beauty line and its new face, 64-year-old Jessica Lange. “I love women with a strong voice and vision. I like people who are dynamic and creative. And again, women who indulge in fashion and beauty as part of their life, but it’s not their whole life.” Lange’s voice carried through the cloud-filled air at the designer’s Fall 2014 show, and yesterday evening the lyrics to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” resounded through a room projected with a film starring the acclaimed actress shot by David Sims (which will appear in the window of Sephora on the Champs-Élysées come March 6). As I interviewed Jacobs and Lange’s lips and smoky eyes (the work of face painter Diane Kendal) panned across the walls, he explained: “It was important to set precedent just like we do with our fashion shows. What we’ll do with beauty is that we want to surprise, we don’t want to fall into a formula. We want to be able to respond to our inspirations at any given moment and go with it, and over time it will tell the story that beauty isn’t for this person or that person, it’s for anyone who wants it.”

It appears that a number of others are on the same page this week: NARS Cosmetics’ signed Charlotte Rampling; Angela Lindvall made an appearance at Balmain alongside modern-day supers like Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls; and Rick Owens cast not only his employees but catwalk legends like Kirsten Owen, Ann Oost, and Hannelore Knuts. Perhaps the fashion world is becoming a little less enthralled by the barely legal (and often years away from legal), hot young things and like their women how they like their wine: aged to perfection.

Industrial Minimalism, Backstage at Alexander Wang


alexander-wangWhen you’re Alexander Wang, you don’t bring Brooklyn to the fashion set; you bring the fashion set to Brooklyn. And when you bring the fashion set to Brooklyn, you better deliver something special—like heat-activated fabrics and a 360-degree finale composed of a dozen supers (including Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Caroline Trentini, Anne V, Angela Lindvall, and Bridget Hall).

Diane Kendal and Guido Palau were tasked with creating hair and makeup that lived up to the spectacle across the river. For Kendal, that meant creating “monochrome” faces with bleached brows, light coverage foundation, a bit of contouring underneath the cheekbones and in the creases of the eyes, and a few strategic swipes of NARS Illuminator in Copacabana for sheen. “The head is very hard…so we wanted [to create] an open feel to the face—almost like mannequins,” she explained of the androgynous look.

Palau married multiple references—the sixties, futurism, comb-overs—into a lacquered style that swept across the forehead like a bang and wrapped tightly around the sides. “[The idea] was taken from an illustration that Alex had done—I wanted to do hair that was kind of drawn on,” he said. To achieve this, Palau blew strands straight using a Mason Pearson brush, made a deep side part, doused hair from roots to ends with Redken Control Addict 28 High-Control Hairspray, smoothed everything into place, and blew it dry to lock in the shape. Any remaining length was pulled into a low ponytail, which would later be concealed by cravats. The twelve models dressed in head-to-toe black (revealing vibrant shades of pink, yellow, blue, purple, and green when rotated in front of industrial vents) had their heads blasted with black powder for a seamless finish. When asked about the venue change, Palau replied, “What do I think about Brooklyn? No, it’s great.” The masses might not be in favor of crossing a bridge to get to a show, but Uber certainly enjoyed the ride.

Photo: Gianni Pucci,

EXCLUSIVE: Josie Maran And Her Model Citizens Brigade


Josie Maran is pretty much the poster child for the kind of eco-entrepreneurism that has beset the beauty industry for the past ten years. A former face of Maybelline and Guess, Maran discovered the multitasking miracle that is argan oil while traveling for shoots and went on to make it the core of her green-leaning, eponymous beauty brand. “I love argan oil because it is an all-around wonder ingredient and multitasking product,” the northern California native says—which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with her line. Maran has managed to put the nourishing, amber elixir into everything from eye shadows and lip stains to shimmer sticks and blush. But her latest quest is to use the prized ingredient to make the world a better place.

Next Tuesday, in honor of Earth Month, Maran will launch her Model Citizen campaign with a public appearance at Sephora on Fifth Avenue from 6 to 7 p.m.—an initiative for which she has enlisted a few of her fellow leggy do-gooders to help create positive change through beauty. Petra Nemcova and Angela Lindvall will be on hand with Maran at the event to present three limited-edition bottles of her classic 100 percent Argan Oil, which the women have adorned with their own handmade designs. Each label reflects the personal relationship that each model has with a specific charity: Maran regularly works with Women for Women International, a nonprofit that generates support for female survivors of war to help provide them with the tools to become self-sufficient; Lindvall, the founder of the Collage Foundation, which aims to stimulate environmental awareness, has dedicated her bottle to Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals by getting the word out about unnecessary toxic risks to children’s health; and Nemcova will be supporting her Happy Hearts Fund (HHF), the campaign she set up in 2005 after surviving the tsunami in Thailand, which is dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters. But it all sounds a lot better when Maran talks about her friends, their causes, and “the little bottle that could” in this exclusive video. Click above to watch and read on to find out about the models’ artistic inspiration.

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It’s Deep Plum, Not Black


When you first look at Jimmy Choo’s fall ad campaign, shot by Terry Richardson, you might be momentarily taken aback. Sure, you’re likely to take note of the amazingly sexy contrast of Angela Lindvall’s bronzed calf against the white porcelain tub with brass fixtures. But more so, you’re probably a little—we’re just gonna say it—disappointed to see her perpetuating a black nail polish trend that needs to die. At least we were. “I actually used a plum color called Jet Set,” manicurist Meg Yamamoto explains of the extra-dark lacquer, thus redeeming the master shoemaker’s reputation in our eyes. “I think black nail polish is getting tired,” Yamamoto adds, espousing that it’s all about deep wine, gray-violet, and caramel nails for fall ’08. “These colors portray elegance and confidence,” she surmises—not contrived punk aspirations. Those are soooo 2006.

Photo: Terry Richardson, featuring the Glenys shoe by Jimmy Choo