August 28 2014

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5 posts tagged "Burberry Prorsum"

The Woman With the Violet Eyes: Jennifer Connelly


"Noah" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Purple was a standout shadow shade on the runway this season—seen swathed across eyes at Burberry Prorsum, Nina Ricci, and Chloé. But wearing it all over your lids when you’re not a teenage model is another thing entirely. At last night’s U.K. premiere of Noah, Jennifer Connelly demonstrated how to pull off amethyst when you’re well beyond adolescence by using it as a liner. Paired with dense lashes, pearly gloss, and a diamond-studded wing in one ear, her look rivaled the nonstop beauty hits her costar Emma Watson has been bringing to the crimson carpet.

Photo: Getty

“Haphazard” Hair and Makeup, Backstage at Burberry Prorsum


burberrySome things you can be pretty sure of when it comes to Burberry Prorsum: They will have an A-list front row, they’ll have the hottest models walking in the show (Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell, and Suki Waterhouse for starters), and the hair and makeup will be both effortless and wearable.

Today the house delivered on all fronts. Inspired by the painted pieces in the collection, makeup artist Wendy Rowe used broad brushstrokes to apply an aubergine powder across lids. To make the color movable, she topped it with Burberry Fresh Glow (a liquid highlighter). “The [shadow] should look a little haphazard, almost like the girls have applied it themselves,” she said. To complement the eyes, a new, plum-toned Burberry nail lacquer also made an appearance: Elderberry (available Fall 2014).

Neil Moodie created what he described as “day two hair.” Bumble and Bumble Tonic and a curling iron were used to form natural waves that looked groomed but not overstyled. Just before the girls took to the runway, Moodie tucked the length into the collars of the multiple trenchcoats in the collection and pulled some strands loose to complete the cool-girl persona.

Photo: Sonny Vandervelde;

Backstage At Burberry Prorsum: Modernizing The English Rose


BurberryThere was a departure from the norm in Kensington Gardens today. The Burberry girl is still ever present, but she’s taken twee and turned it modern.

Makeup artist Wendy Rowe went for a flower petal effect on eyes, using soft and sugary hues that echoed the pastel coats and lace dresses that made their way down the runway. Graduated tones of pink (from a forthcoming eye shadow quad) in a velvety finish covered lids and were smoked alluringly under the lash line. Determined to avoid “old lady territory,” Rowe kept lashes bare to modernize the look. The obligatory sculpting came into play to hone some killer cheekbones, and Lip Mist in Trench Kiss was added for a touch of nude.

Hair was a simple affair at the hands of Neil Moodie, who, after blow-drying strands, added Moroccanoil Frizz Control with his fingertips for a bit of natural texture. “It should look like the hair had a blow dry about two days ago,” he explained.

Meanwhile, an exciting development in the nail arena occurred with the unveiling of six new limited-edition Burberry nail lacquers—each perfectly corresponding to a bag in the collection. If we can’t get our hands on the macaroon-colored clutches come Spring, at least we can wear the same shade on our fingertips.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

Kinga Rajzak Models Fall’s Dark Makeup in Vogue Japan


We’ve been talking about the rise of neo-gothic beauty since the Fall shows, and the new September glossies are officially galvanizing the trend. In the latest issue of Vogue Japan, Kinga Rajzak appears in an editorial called “The Scarlet Focus” that highlights deep, black cherry-painted lips à la Gucci or Bottega Veneta and sepia-toned lids reminiscent of those at Burberry Prorsum and Givenchy. Petros Petrohilos was the makeup artist behind raven-haired Rajzak’s transformation for the spread. While starlets including Kate Bosworth and Lana Del Rey have already taken the dark look from the runways to the red carpets, we still find it fresh and wearable. We’ll have plenty more to say on this subject when our Fall Beauty Guide launches at the end of August.

Photos: Vogue Japan

At Burberry Prorsum, The Lob Gets Longer


As loyal readers of this blog may remember, I cut off all of my hair last season—right before the Spring shows, in fact. After ten-plus years of long locks that dangled well past my shoulders, I went with an asymmetrical bob that was cropped in the back and hung slightly longer in the front, with face-framing layers to boot. It was a welcome change, and I kept it up for about three months before getting lazy and failing to schedule regular trims. I’m finding myself at a crossroads these days, sporting a messy “lob” that’s still asymmetrical with a few added inches to weigh it down. But apparently, I can stop worrying over what to do—I’m right on trend for Fall. At Burberry Prorsum, Neil Moodie styled models with a variant of the long lob.”I was inspired by the A-line bob, where the front of the hair is cut on an angle so it is longer at the front than the back, creating a heavy feeling,” Moodie said between spritzes of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray backstage yesterday. “I am taking this idea and applying it to longer hair lengths here, though, so if any model has longer layered hair I am disguising the layers with hair extensions to create that weighty feel in the front, and keeping it shorter in the back.” He described the style as “natural, effortless chic,” perfect for the urban Burberry girl—and urban Brooklyn girls, it turns out, who just may need to own that gigantic-collared military parka from look 10 come September.

Photo: Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse /; Ian Gavan / Getty Images