September 2 2014

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56 posts tagged "Cara Delevingne"

Cara Delevingne Strips for Tom Ford



Tom Ford campaigns don’t typically break from their well-established mold—by now, nudity isn’t so much expected as it is a prerequisite for the designer’s fragrances. Hey, you know what they say—sex sells. Still, we couldn’t help but call out the latest Mario Sorrenti-lensed imagery for Black Orchid starring Cara Delevingne (who was just named one of the industry’s highest-paid models). Submerged in an inky pool and surrounded by velvety petals, Delevingne’s in-demand derriere is one element that strategically rises to the surface—and for the record, it looks great. We’ve seen Ford’s previous perfume ads spotlight breasts, bums, and other NSFW areas, but the supe’s curves still pack a serious punch.

Photo: Courtesy of Tom Ford

The Higher the Pony, the Closer to Heaven



As someone who spent much of her formative years in the ’90s, I’m no stranger to a high pony. For those of you who were there, a conical clip might be the tool that comes to mind. And for those who missed the illustrious decade, let me fill you in on this magical accessory: It was essentially a plastic grip that you would clip over the base of your ponytail to jack up the height. (Madonna was a fan of the look during the Blond Ambition tour.) While the hair helper has gone the way of the Walkman, the towering tail is very much on trend—just ask Cara Delevingne or Jessica Alba. Even Jennifer Lopez gathered her strands high and tight for the cover of her latest single (the aptly titled “Booty”), which she released on Instagram today. To update this throwback, skip the plastic and make like Delevingne, Alba, and the models at Stine Ladefoged’s show during Copenhagen fashion week (seen below): Anchor your pony near the crown of your head and wrap a small section of hair around the elastic for a sleek and thoroughly modern finish.


Photos: Getty; Instagram; Soren Jepsen

The Best Berry Lips of Summer



Typically reserved for fall, a berry pout made a significant resurgence during the steamy months. Take Cara Delevingne’s deep purple lips, for example, which she paired with smoky eyes at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala in Saint-Tropez. Another favorite: French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos’ look at this year’s Met Gala. The Blue Is the Warmest Color star’s Bordeaux-colored mouth and Hollywood waves upped the glamour factor and didn’t seem the least bit moody. And speaking of the Met Gala, no list of beauty favorites would be complete without a nod to a Givenchy-clad Beyoncé, whose oxblood lips were just the right kind of Gothic. We’re partial, however, to Kate Hudson’s subtly frosted iteration (yes, frosted), which she sported at the screening of her new film, Wish I Was Here, early last month. Whether you prefer a dark, Lorde-like maroon or a bright-but-still-bold raspberry, we plan to continue this trend long after summer days drift into cool, crisp nights.

Photos: Getty

Make This Braid Your Sidekick for the Rest of Summer


BLOG_collage_hairIt’s not exactly a cornrow, but it’s not just a braid—this season’s hottest hair trend is a hybrid mixture of the two. Often worn adjacent to a deep part, the side plait has been a highlight on the red carpet in recent months. Catwalk legend Heidi Klum was seen sporting the style this week, Kate Mara paired the plait with an undone updo for a sunset party on the High Line, and Amber Heard stunned crowds in Cannes with her badass bohemian iteration. Perpetual trendsetter Cara Delevingne was seen rocking it at last year’s Met ball, as was Chanel Iman. The look was even featured in DKNY’s latest #WeAreNYC campaign (perhaps taking beauty cues from Delevingne, who designed a capsule collection for the fashion label and cast its next campaign via Instagram). For the remaining days of summer, try the ratio that these models and actresses have mastered: 3/4 waves, 1/4 French braid.

Cara Delevingne’s 30-Second Hair Update


cara-delevingne-silk-headbandWe’re all for a messy chignon—as evidenced time and again here on Beauty Counter—but sometimes even the best of buns need a little something extra. After spotting Cara Delevingne in a colorful silk scarf headband by Sarah and Sorrentino, the accessory went to the top of our must-try list. The little bow-tied pop of color adds some feminine flair to her sweater, cutoffs, and sneakers (in other words, the uniform), but if you’re color-averse, a black bandanna would do nicely, too. Delevingne recently wore one with a sky-high ponytail and leather bomber in perpetually breezy London.

Photo: Getty