July 23 2014

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13 posts tagged "Carolina Herrera"

Fifty Shades Of Patricia Van Der Vliet


Dutch model Patricia van der Vliet was put through the hair color ringer last season. After cutting her long blond hair into a wispy mahogany crop before the Fall shows got under way, Guido Palau gave her a 1920s-era black bob at Calvin Klein. “It’s so much easier, and I so enjoy being the tough girl,” she said of the look back in February. “I’m definitely going to keep it for now, but I’ll have to see what happens when spring/summer comes around.” So, what did happen when summer segued into the new show season? “It was a little too black,” van der Vliet told us backstage at Carolina Herrera yesterday, where she was sporting a new rich auburn hue courtesy of her trusted colorist, Whittemore House’s Victoria Hunter. “I had to [do it],” she continued of her latest dye job, pointing out that while a set of extensions coated with Morrocanoil Volumizing Mousse, Luminous Hairspray Strong, and Frizz Control worked amazingly well with Orlando Pita’s “sleek, architectural” show look, she’s in a funny stage in the grow-out process and is all about experimenting with her color until her length comes back. “We’ll see what happens.” Yes, we imagine we will; with three more weeks of shows to get through, don’t be surprised to see a few more shades of van der Vliet.


Backstage At Carolina Herrera, Go Big Or Go Home


“She wanted big hair, big hair,” Orlando Pita said yesterday, recounting Carolina Herrera’s specific directive about the beauty look for her Fall show. Like a good collaborator, Pita obliged her, giving her the biggest hair we’ve seen this week. To build the foundation inside the style as well as maintain the voluminous shape, Pita spritzed models’ strands with copious amounts of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, back-combing as he went to achieve height. “It’s nice to do something different—to break the mold,” Pita continued, throwing out words like “graphic” and “bold” to describe the mass of hair that was contained around the hair line by a simple piece of black elastic and occasionally tied at the bottom with a bow.

Because the hair statement was so, er, big, makeup artist Diane Kendal kept the face intentionally “fresh and bare.” Using MAC’s Mineralize skincare, she applied a light layer of its Face and Body Foundation before she carved out cheeks with MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt, adding a touch of its Blush in Tenderling on the apples for a hint of warmth. Filling in brows, Kendal skipped mascara—something she’s made a habit of for Fall—and colored in mouths with MAC Lip Liner in Spice, which she topped with a clear balm to emulsify the matte pigment ever so slightly.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

Cara Delevingne Takes Manhattan


Since signing on as the face of Burberry a few seasons ago Cara Delevingne has gone from Poppy’s little sister to the girl with the mega brows—in our book at least. Delevingne opened Christopher Bailey’s Spring show in London in a world exclusive for Burberry, but that was last season. And, well, this is this season. After turning up on the Chanel couture runway in January, the 19 year old Brit has officially crossed the pond and is getting ready for a Fall coming out party. “This is my first time in New York. I haven’t done any other seasons ever,” she effused at Rag & Bone after making a runway turn earlier in the day at Jason Wu. “Im so happy to be here—I’ll be doing Paris and Milan, too,” Delevingne explained—after her Burberry exclusive in London, of course. As makeup artist Gucci Westman touched her up last night, we asked Delevingne what she brought with her from home to help keep her complexion in shape for the long road of shows ahead. “I’ve never been very good at taking care of my skin,” she insisted (although her radiant, completely blemish free face suggested otherwise). “I just use Simple Face Wipes and Skinceuticals serum,” she told us. “And my eyebrow gel. I need a shit load of that! I either use MAC or Anastasia—the clear one. I don’t need any more dark in my eyebrows.” Look out for more of Cara and her enviable arches at Carolina Herrera and Derek Lam this week.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

Stealing Sex And The City; Carolina Herrera’s Advice For Other Designers? Pick Perfume; And More…


Counterfeit fragrances rank among the most intercepted items on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s seizure list, but one specific perfume apparently turns up more than others. That’d be the Sex and the City perfume, $51 million of which was confiscated last year alone! [WWD]

With fashion week officially in full force, it’s easy to forget that the Grammys and the Oscars will soon be upon us, and a new brand called Red Carpet Manicure is ready. The lacquer company just debuted a new line of gel polishes made out of 24-karat gold—the perfect awards show accessory. [Hollywood Life]

As designers get ready to present their Fall collections over the next month from New York to Paris, they should also have a fragrance franchise on the brain, according to Carolina Herrera. “You should do it immediately because that’s what gets your name everywhere,” Herrera says. [Reuters]

It was surprising to see Lindsay Lohan at the amfAR gala in New York last night. Equally perplexing is why her hair is so very platinum. [Mirror]

In other confounding news: The New York Yankees are apparently in the process of launching two fragrances, New York Yankees and New York Yankees for Her. [Racked]

Photo: Courtesy of Carolina Herrera fragrances

Beauty For Beauty’s Sake, Backstage at Carolina Herrera


With stark severity getting a lot of backstage beauty play for Spring so far, it was only a matter of time before the young, the fresh, and the pretty mounted an offensive. “It’s just gorgeous beauty,” makeup artist Diane Kendal said backstage at Carolina Herrera, where she was enhancing girls’ natural features with washed-out shades of pink and earthen tones. Onto “translucent skin,” Kendal added a contouring flush using MAC Blush in Baby, a pale pink, which she dragged up toward temples to carve out a slight structure. A dab of its Blush in Modern Mandarin on the apples of cheeks and its Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk along the cheekbone added depth and light. Eyes were coated with MAC Greasepaint Stick in Brown, which Kendal finds “much less harsh” than more traditional black shadows, and defined with a thin stroke of its Fluidline in Blacktrack right along the upper lash line. To complete the look, Kendal layered MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Ultra Darling, a light rose, with its Lipstick in Dish It Up, a medium pink, and the sheer fuchsia shade from its Tutti Lip Palette, finger-patting as she went for a “worn-in stain.”

Hairstylist Orlando Pita was following a “keep it easy” mantra, fashioning ponytails that were not pulled out completely. “It’s a loop,” Pita pointed out of the style, prepping hair with Morroccanoil Light and creating a middle part. To add softness, he then slathered strands with its Hydrating Styling Cream before gathering hair into a low ponytail and back-combing the lengths for a slight bit of texture. Face-framing wisps left a lingering romantic effect.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /