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August 2 2014

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2 posts tagged "Arthur Elgort"

Flashback Friday: Pretty in Pink

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niki-taylorFlashback Friday is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Niki Taylor

The Moment: Sweet and Smoky

The Motivation: Ever since Guillaume Henry sent oversize “teddy bear-textured” pink coats down the runway at Carven’s Fall 2013 show, the fashion set fully embraced the pastel hue. But when it comes to wearing such a bold color on your body, how to plan your makeup? You can never go wrong with red lipstick, but for a look that’s slightly more unexpected, take inspiration from this early-nineties shot of Niki Taylor lensed by Arthur Elgort. Sure, the gold jewelry is gaudy and the shadow is extended a little too close to her brows, but strip away all the excess and those luscious lashes and perfectly nude lips direct attention to the outfit—which, in the case of a rose-colored jacket, is always a plus.

Photo: Arthur Elgort for Vogue Italia, 1991, courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursdays: The Girl With The Feathers In Her Hair

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Throwback Thursdays is a new feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Kate Moss

The Moment: Feathers embellishments.

The Motivation: Remember, like…two years back, when out of nowhere feathered hair extensions took the street-style set—and young Hollywood—by storm? They became so popular, in fact, there were reports of a shortage of the long, colorful plumage that also happens to be used by fly fishermen. Luckily, it was a fleeting thing, but birds of a fashion feather have been flocking together for quite some time. From Alexis Mabille’s Fall 2011 Couture show to Jason Wu’s Spring 2012 runway, editorial hairstylists have been using the colorful accessories for years, as evidenced by this Arthur Elgort-lensed shoot for Vogue Italia circa 1992. Ms. Moss appears to have entwined her feather headdress with a Heidi-style braid, and finished the look with an unexpected smoky eye. (Kate, always a trendsetter.) It goes without saying that this would be a great way to up the ante on the summer festival circuit, where feathers and fringe tend to show up en masse.

Photo: Arthur Elgort for Vogue Italia, 1992; Courtesy of www.80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com