22 posts tagged "Bottega Veneta"
Twiggy may have favored the sleeker, side-parted chignon that Guido Palau revisited at Alberta Ferretti this season, but the rest of the Sixties social set was much more interested in styles embodied by a single word: height. And so, to properly compliment Tomas Maier’s shift dresses and cardi sets at Bottega Veneta this weekend, Palau provided just that—heavily backcombed, texturized updos. “Rich ’60s glamor” is how he described his coifs, which he prepped with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for body, side parted and gathered into either a low ponytail or a French twist, pinning and securing with a halo of Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray. It harked back to the volume and silhouette of Sam McKnight’s streaked, rolled, Hitchcockian styles at Fendi last week, Eugene Souleiman’s half-up, half-down version at Peter Som, and the towering designs at Ruffian and Suno as well. Like the tall toppers that made a splash for Fall 2010, high and mighty is turning out to be a, um, big idea for Fall 2011.
With so many fashion shows each season in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we frequently see repeat appearances in the hair department. Chignons, twists, ponytails, and partings pop up with regularity, but these recurrences are slightly more noticeable when it’s the more avant-garde efforts that get a second or third go-around, as is the case with hairstylist Guido Palau’s glorified comb-over. The slicked-to-one-side, matted-down look premiered at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2010 show, and then Palau reprised it the same season at Bottega Veneta—a double take we noted on this blog. It’s because of our acute awareness of said style that it was hard to miss yesterday at Diesel Black Gold. There, with his trusty bottles of Redken 16 Hardwear Super Strong Gel and Forceful 23 Finishing Spray to work with, Palau went for it again. What do you think: Third time’s a charm, or was once enough?
Like mother, like daughter. Lagerfeld muse Inès de la Fressange’s daughter, Nine d’Urso, will be the new face of Bottega Veneta’s premiere fragrance due out this fall. [WWD]
Rihanna’s new video for her single “S&M” hit the Web hard today. Aside from a cameo by one of Prada’s striped stoles for Spring, we spotted five different hair looks, four different nail designs—including cherry red and zebra print—and three different lip colors, our favorite being bubblegum pink. And that was just on the first viewing! [Fader]
Emily Blunt has cashed in her dark chestnut locks in favor of a new light brown shade with blond highlights. Hey, it’s never too early to prep for the summer sun. [E!]
Oprah will announce on her show this afternoon that she and her staff are about to embark on a vegan diet challenge for one week! If you haven’t already set your Tivo, you know what to do. [Huff Po]
Guido Palau is a hair genius. For Spring 2011 alone, he has been responsible for the season-defining seventies frizz at Marc Jacobs, the gelled-up finger waves at Prada, and the platinum blond craze, which he ignited at Balenciaga and which will likely persevere through much of next year. But after our fair share of seasons charting Palau’s backstage triumphs, we noticed something: When the coif master likes something, he keeps with it.
Usually these repeat runway appearances begin at Alexander Wang. After debuting the wildly popular thick, over-the-shoulder Brooke Shields-inspired side braid there for Spring 2010, he promptly revisited the style at Miu Miu only a few short weeks later. Ditto the Fall shows, where Palau went with greasy, side-parted comb-overs at Wang only to bring them out again at Bottega Veneta in Milan. This season, his fallback seems to be wet hair. Hair that looks like “you’ve just gotten out of the shower,” he said at Rag & Bone, sweeping models’ hair up into messy buns. It was as though each girl were “rushing out of her apartment on the way to work and [let] her hair dry naturally,” as he described the nearly dripping, defined middle parts he created backstage at Bottega Veneta.
At Lanvin, Palau referenced “scuba” when slicking back what appeared to be water-saturated low ponytails (turns out Redken’s Hardwear 16 Super Strong gel can impressively simulate deep-sea diving). With only three days of shows left, it’s unclear if we’ll see yet another incarnation of the “damp” look, but all signs point to yes.
When we first spotted the deep parts and matted-down tresses that hairstylist Guido Palau called “a bit grunge” and “kind of tomboyish” backstage at Alexander Wang last month, we were skeptical but intrigued nonetheless; the concept was novel enough and seemed to work thematically with Wang’s early-nineties collection. But two countries and countless similarly inspired shows later, we’re wondering if it really deserved a second go-around at Bottega Veneta this past weekend, where Palau sculpted a nearly identical look, albeit one that benefited from Pat McGrath’s sultry black smoky eye, which added a certain sexed-up maturity that was lacking in New York. It calls to mind the transcontinental double take Palau caused last season, when he repeated the long, thick side-slung braids from Alexander Wang’s Spring presentation at Miu Miu a few weeks later. When we put the issue to you commenters last October, the response was clear: no need to mess with a good thing. What do you say this time?