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September 2 2014

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19 posts tagged "Burberry"

Lily Donaldson’s Lesson in Red Lipstick

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BURBERRY, LISA PHILLIPS, STEFANO TONCHI, and SUKI WATERHOUSE Host Dinner in Honour of NEW MUSEUM ArtistsI’ve always had a thing for red shoes (it probably all started after watching The Wizard of Oz), and seeing Lily Donaldson at last night’s Burberry dinner in New York City reminded me how much of an impact they have on an ensemble—especially when paired with color-coordinated lips. (No wonder the Wicked Witch of the West was pissed when she didn’t inherit those ruby slippers.) The notion of matching your footwear to your handbag and belt is a hackneyed rule, but pairing your stilettos with an equally attention-grabbing hue feels decidedly fresh. A megawatt tube worth trying: Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red, $30.

Kate and Cara Team Up for Burberry

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kate-moss-cara-delevingneAnnounced via Instagram, Burberry tapped not one, but two supers for its latest fragrance campaign: nineties icon Kate Moss and icon-in-training Cara Delevingne. Although Moss’ brows are more waifish than big and bushy, the catwalkers share multiple similarities: both Brits, both beloved by designers (like Marc Jacobs, who cast the duo in Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2013 show), and both earning the title of wild child for their off-runway (and often-caught-on-camera) antics. Karl Lagerfeld recently told The Sunday Times, “Girls admire [Cara Delevingne] like they used to Kate Moss. They all want to be as free as her.” Well, at least those of us who live more by the book can smell as nonconformist and naughty as this trenchcoat-clad pair come autumn, when the eau (and Mario Testino-lensed campaign) is scheduled to be unveiled.

Photo: Instagram

“Haphazard” Hair and Makeup, Backstage at Burberry Prorsum

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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; Indigitalimages.com

Throwback Thursday: State of Hair

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French Glamour - cropThrowback Thursday is a column 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 Moment: Lived-in Locks

The Motivation: Remember the days when your mother told you to brush your hair before leaving the house, and a perfectly coiffed ‘do was the look du jour? Well, those days are long gone. Never has there been a time more obsessed with looking undone (Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, Burberry, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and Bottega Veneta—cases in point). Our inspiration? The above shot from a 1989 issue of French Glamour. The French have always been masters at achieving the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-look-like-this hair, and if the carefree strands we’ve seen on the New York, London, and Milan catwalks are anything to go by, we’re bound to see the style in its natural habitat: Paris.

Photo: Jean-Pierre Prunier for French Glamour, 1989; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com.

Katie Holmes Expands Partnership With Bobbi Brown; Big Surgeries, Little Results; and Burberry’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhythm

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holmes_resizeKatie Holmes has been on a beauty roll this year after teaming up with Bobbi Brown back in September and buying into Alterna haircare in January. In an interview with WWD today announcing the new Bobbi & Katie Collection, the actress discussed her partnership with Brown. “I’ve loved every minute of it—Bobbi is so creative and so smart. I’m very inspired by her.” The makeup artist and entrepreneur expressed equal admiration. “Katie’s not just a face, she’s a true partner,” said Brown. “She’s ridiculously beautiful, and she really has a feel for what women want and need. She has a great eye for color and design.”

A new study published this week revealed that major procedures like brow- and facelifts often make less of a difference than we’re led to believe. According to a New York Times article analyzing its findings, raters estimated patients’ ages to be about 2.1 years younger, on average, than their chronological age before surgery, and 5.2 years younger after surgery, an overall difference of 3.1 years, with minimal changes in attractiveness, for example. Shelling out all that money and going under the knife to turn back the clock just a few years seems, well, a bit more vain now.

After reassuming control of its beauty division in April, Burberry has introduced its first in-house fragrance, Brit Rhythm, which targets men who love rock ‘n’ roll. “Music has become such an integral part of our world, from the digital site that we have—Burberry Acoustic—to the things that we do at all the shows with the music team here that I set up,” said Christopher Bailey. The label’s chief creative officer continued to say that the scent captures “that kind of adrenaline feeling that you get from music. The effect of hairs rising on the back of your neck. The moment when you are anticipating your favorite band coming on, or when you are listening to a beautiful piece.”