5 posts tagged "Cara Delevigne"
Models—they’re not exactly just like us. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from Instagram, it’s that they work a chignon—perfect or piece-y—off-duty just as much as we do. From Cara Delevingne’s hot tub topknot to Sara Blomqvist’s low-slung, center-parted wedding bun, check out our visual retrospective on how catwalkers keep the hair off their necks during the dog days of summer.
Minnie Mouse first debuted her red and white polka-dot dress and matching bow in 1928. Now she’s getting a modern update by Anna Sui, who dressed her in (what else?) black, along with the designer’s signature purple for the holidays. From mascara to mouse-shaped lipstick bullets, you’ll find a rocker version of the rodent on b-glowing.com—all part of a limited-edition collaboration with the online retailer.
In other product news, Bleach hair salon in London released a line of products including at-home bleaching kits and non-permanent dyes in punk-inspired shades like peach, rose, and “bruised violet.”
British makeup artist Wendy Rowe talks to Byrdie.com about how she tames Cara Delevingne’s famous arches. All it takes is some Elnett and a mascara wand.
Sephora is at your service on Google. Starting tomorrow, the store is launching Google Helpouts, where you can chat face-to-face with a pro about how to perfect your smoky eye gone awry or finally find a foundation that matches your skin tone. It appears that this chain is taking a cue from the chorus of The Spinners’ seventies hit “I’ll Be Around”: “Whenever you call me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you want me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you need me, I’ll be there/ I’ll be around.”
After a Brazilian blowout blunder, Jennifer Aniston steps out with a shorter cut. The bob is somewhat reminiscent of “The Rachel,” but don’t mention that to Aniston—she’d rather shave her head than wear the style that spawned millions of face-framing layers and chunky highlights. [EOnline.com]
“What is amazing with Anthony [Vaccarello] is that in two seasons, he created his woman,” Estée Lauder creative director of makeup Tom Pecheux said backstage at the designer’s Spring show. And for most admirers of Vaccarello’s work, that woman is Anja Rubik in the pelvic bone-baring white-gown-heard-round-the-world from the Met ball this year. There was some of that here (see Rubik’s show-closing black gown), but as Pecheux rightly pointed out, while some designers are “showing a dream that is unreachable,” Vaccarello’s clothes are much more wearable this season—some of them, at least. So too was the makeup. Gone was the molten, burgundy-tinged black smoky eye from Fall; in its place, something much more natural. “It’s more like the girl hanging out by the pool, not coming out of the club,” Pecheux suggested—or, rather, the reflection of the light off a pool, an optical phenomenon that inspired his color palette of washed-out blues and iridescent grays that created “La Parisienne,” the kind of face-painting effort that is barely perceptible yet striking.
Fittingly, French-born Estée Lauder face Constance Jablonski was in Pecheux’s chair as he administered a massage using his trusty tub of Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Crème and its Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher that he topped with a finger-patted application of Lauder’s Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer to create a base. Brushing its Pure Color Blush in Blushing Nude upward underneath cheekbones, “so the color fades into the cheek” and contours while providing a flush, Pecheux toiled over eyes, which he lined with a forthcoming aqua shade of Estée Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner, which was blended out for just a trace of blue and topped with its as-yet-unreleased Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Sinister and Steel. A dab of its Pure Color Gloss in Opulent Opal added a light-reflecting effect meant to mimic the middle section of Vaccarello’s collection, which included “materials that looked like liquid,” according to Pecheux. Swiping glossy brown pigment on the inside lashes and a richer black color on the outer corners with Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara, Pecheux brushed up brows and created what he likes to call “the French kiss,” a nude mouth slicked with its Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Vanilla Truffle, a honey-hued neutral, and accented with the slightly darker Barely Nude only in the center of pouts.
Anthony Turner sculpted “very French hair” in complement. “It’s confident in a very understated way,” he elaborated of strands that were spritzed with L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Volume Architect, finger-combed in back and dried with a large round brush in the front to get a little volume. “It’s cool but not grungy,” he continued of the sweeping side parts that he let fall over Cara Delevingne and Arizona Muse’s right eyes. “We’ve always done vampy hair here so it’s nice to do something that’s wearable,” Turner surmised of the coifs—which was a true enough sentiment. Delevingne’s hair, we could easily sport; the dress she wore in look 17, however, maybe a little less so.
Makeup artist Wendy Rowe has made dewy skin, sepia-toned lids, a nude-rose mouth, and some well-placed highlighted contours something of a calling card at Christopher Bailey’s Burberry show each season. And it’s not a bad signature, either; there’s something about stained eyes, neutral lips, and perfect complexions that makes for a universally flattering look—on and off the runway. For Fall, Rowe took things slightly more sultry with two new shades of the brand’s Sheer Eyeshadow. I coveted them when they debuted back in February and am happy to report that they’re on shelves now. No. 23 Dark Sable is a glimmering chocolaty brown-gray, while no. 24 Mulberry is a dark bordeaux. Blend them from the lash line through the crease à la Cara Delevigne at left and make sure to drag the pigments lightly across the lower lash line as well for a full-framed finish. Want to get more application tips from me—and check out the brand’s brand-new soft, matte Velvet Foundation? Head over to Saks next Thursday, when I team up with Burberry Beauty for the first-ever Look Good, Feel Better beauty editors day at the legendary New York department store. Start stockpiling your questions now, and click here to book your one-on-one appointment.
Kate Moss was flying high last night—quite literally. The supermodel and Rimmel brand ambassador was hovering over London’s Battersea Power Station in a black helicopter, which touched down around 10 p.m. at a 500-plus person bash in her honor. “Choosing Kate was our first big decision,” Coty Inc. CEO Bernd Beetz said of picking Moss as the face of Rimmel London ten years ago when he and its senior vice president of global marketing, Steve Mormoris, started at the brand. “I think it was a good one,” he continued.
We’d have to agree. For the past decade, Moss has fronted everything from eye shadows and foundation to Rimmel’s revolutionary comb mascara (a cosmetics world first), getting snapped by everyone from Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, and Rankin along the way. “She really incarnates the London look,” Mormoris said, which, according to Moss, is an eclectic one. “Anything goes in London,” she said. “You can be who you want to be.”
The catwalker has just created a 15-piece lipstick collection for Rimmel, five of which will land stateside in January and all of which were being sampled by partygoers like Erin O’Connor, Moss’ fellow Rimmel ambassadors Georgia Jagger and Solange Knowles, and Brit It girls Poppy and Cara Delevingne as the Noisettes performed a live set. “They’re amazing—she did them herself,” Moss’ longtime makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury said proudly of her client and friend’s effort. The pout perfectors are numbered from 01 to 15 and Tilbury slicked 01, a true cherry, onto Moss’ mouth for the festivities. “It’s an iconic product that gives you instant glamour,” Tilbury says of lipstick. And she would know; the flame-haired face painter was responsible for that lush chocolate lip at Donna Karan earlier in the week will be flexing her makeup muscle backstage at Tom Ford’s first full-scale show at LFW. Other things to get excited about as the fash pack relocates across the pond: Irina Lazareanu’s return to the runway. The musician-turned-model skipped New York this season as she was in the studio, but she’ll be working the catwalk at Burberry and Vivienne Westwood. “I’m singing on the 20th for Olivier Theyskens’ Theory party, too,” she said. It’s the same day her new single drops, she told Style.com. Check it out on iTunes.