9 posts tagged "Anja Rubik"
Models—they’re not exactly just like us. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from Instagram, it’s that they work a chignon—perfect or piece-y—off-duty just as much as we do. From Cara Delevingne’s hot tub topknot to Sara Blomqvist’s low-slung, center-parted wedding bun, check out our visual retrospective on how catwalkers keep the hair off their necks during the dog days of summer.
When it comes to birthdays, I’m not one to host an all-out affair and haven’t since I turned 10. I prefer to commemorate the occasion with a quiet dinner—my only requirement is that ice cream cake and champagne be present. Anja Rubik‘s celebration of her 31st this past weekend, however, may have changed my mind. Face painter Wendy Rowe created a sparkly, star-studded burst around the catwalker’s left eye with stencils and finely milled silver glitter. If there was ever an excuse to have a party, this makeup would be it. (Even better: The shiny stuff is having a major moment, appearing on the runway for Fall 2014 at Rodarte and Altuzarra.) Bring on the balloons, as I’m not sure I can wait to turn a year older to try out this flashy, fete-worthy look.
Today marks the beginning of i-D‘s first online beauty week, and here to help celebrate are twenty-six of the catwalk’s current supers—ranging from Lindsey Wixson to Binx Walton. These top models run through the ABC’s according to the fashion glossy in this video directed by Daniel Sannwald and newly appointed beauty editor and makeup artist, Isamaya Ffrench. Talk about hot for teacher…
“The girls are booked for who they are, so it’s not about stamping a look on them,” explained hair pro Sam McKnight. When you have models like Angela Lindvall, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Anja Rubik, Jourdan Dunn, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all in one room, do you even need hair and makeup? Add a swipe of lipstick and the Hôtel de Ville might just spontaneously combust from the overwhelming amount of beauty. Nevertheless, a little foundation, concealer, and brow powder never hurt anyone. And that’s about all maquillage master Tom Pecheux used backstage to create the “safari goddess” who would wear Olivier Rousteing’s high-octane clothes through the jungle. The only alteration he made was paling out the skin with a lighter shade of base. “It’s still the minimum of what you can do in terms of makeup, but it’s much more than last season,” Pecheux quipped.
An “unbrushed, lazy ponytail with a structured front,” was how McKnight summed up the strict center parts and textured tails that showed off the collared necklaces and door-knocker earrings created by the designer. To coax out natural wave, he spritzed strands with a combination of water and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray after tying off the length with a string of elastic. As for who, of all the girls, has the “ideal” hair: Huntington-Whiteley, of course. Sigh. As if that face and body weren’t enough.
For super Anja Rubik, her heart belongs to one man: Anthony Vaccarello. And she’ll do anything in the name of love, even if it means stopping off in Paris to open his show (and his alone). “Although I promised myself that I would take it really easy—I only did a Gucci exclusive in Milan—I said I have to come because I missed him last season and I couldn’t forgive myself, and he couldn’t forgive me,” she says. And since the model offers her opinion on the collection from its beginning stages (Vaccarello sends her e-mails asking her for input), it’s only natural that she would want to walk the runway in the finished product. She says of her first look, a jacket with “slightly ridiculous” gold buttons: “It’s quite grotesque, and I like it.” The second thigh-baring dress, she admits, is her favorite. Rubik’s next project with Vaccarello: getting the designer to come out of his shell. “He’s still quite shy,” she notes. “But we’re working on that!”