3 posts tagged "Ashley Javier"
Last we checked in with Chloë Sevigny, she was weighing the pros and cons of cashing in her signature blonde strands for a rich shade of brunette. “I don’t get cat-called as much,” the Big Love star joked backstage at the Kenzo Spring show in Paris, where she was on a brief leave from filming the Sky Atlantic miniseries, Hit and Miss. At the time, the actress and Opening Ceremony muse-turned-designer wasn’t sure if she and her trusted stylist, Ashley Javier, would go back to blonde once filming and fashion month had subsided, although all signs seemed to point to yes at the Cinema Society & Piaget screening of W.E. last night in New York. Not only is Sevigny inching back to her former flaxen glory, but she’s cropped her shoulder-length hair to a chin-grazing flip, replete with a barely-brow-grazing fringe. Thoughts on her holiday hair transformation?
Remember the questionable, multicolored glitter eyes and outrageous rhinestone-encrusted nails at Giles last season? Well, they were gone for Fall, replaced instead with something of a demure dominatrix look. “I’m inspired by Victorian governesses and their strict, uptight style,” makeup mistress Lucia Pieroni clarified of the sculpted, defined lips that she made matte and vivid with a precise painting of MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo. Similarly sanguine nails courtesy of manicurist Sophy Robson and squeaky-clean skin helped to further the severe, sophisticated effect. “I wanted it to have that scrubbed-with-soap-and-water look,” Pieroni explained of models’ complexions, which she dotted with clear MAC Lipglass on the tops of cheeks and along the eyelid.
Adding to the newfound injection of maturity present at the show was a constricted bun, pulled taught by coiffing star Ashley Javier. Prepping hair with Toni & Guy Label.m Smoothing Cream, Javier topped his low-slung chignons with a fishnet cap to ensure that not a single hair fell out of place. It was a perfectly-whipped-into-shape look for a collection that featured more than one waist-restricting corset—make that waist-restricting leather corset.
Jessica Stam has been flame-haired and flaxen over the course of her catwalking career, but we missed the opportunity to see her positively platinum at Balenciaga this season, as hers was sadly not one of the heads of hair treated to Guido Palau’s peroxide dye jobs. W Korea remedied that this month, with a new editorial starring the Canadian super in which she dons long, silvery blond locks that could give Britt Maren and Abbey Lee Kershaw a run for their money. Hairstylist Ashley Javier used an assortment of Leonor Greyl products on set to style what is, unfortunately, a wig, but it’s gotten us thinking that Stam could stand to go brighter with her blond for the Fall shows, especially if she ever plans on wearing a similarly sanguine pout to the one NARS national makeup artist Francelle Daly slicked on for the shoot. What hair color do you think suits the porcelain-skinned runway star best?