36 posts tagged "Celebrity Looks"
This past season at Proenza Schouler, hairstylist Paul Hanlon was intent on preserving the gentle haze of fuzz that models arrived with backstage at the show. “What you’d normally control, we’re not,” he said, in fear that strands would look more “commercial” if he were to tame every flyaway. Keira Knightley appeared to have followed the same credo at last night’s SeriousFun gala in London. Her undone waves (seen at shows like Balenciaga and Balmain) added an easy elegance to her Chanel Haute Couture gown—the same one she wore for her walk down the aisle and to a party in 2008. A hot hair trend—and great dress—is always worth repeating.
There was a mash-up of the beauty variety last night at The Box in London. Rita Ora’s look was reminiscent of the soft “Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver” curls that Guido Palau created at Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2013 show and the sculptural, frizzy wigs Luigi Murenu coiffed for Rick Owens’ Spring 2013 collection. Two heads, as they say, are better than one.
After I board a plane, I feel lucky if I manage to remove my makeup with a wipe before I pass out into a Unisom-induced slumber, typically wedged up against the side of the aircraft. But if you’re Lady Gaga, however, you do a complete in-flight outfit switch and hair change. She departed LAX with Donatella Versace-like blond strands and arrived at Narita in Tokyo with a throwback bob (reminiscent of a put-together Pan Am stewardess). While a team of hairstylists and makeup artists isn’t available to the majority of us who fly commercial, there is one thing we can all take away from her makeover at 35,000 feet: Sport sunglasses to cover up bleary eyes and mascara smudges. As for your hair, may I suggest a hat…or if you’re prepping for the paps or just feeling ambitious, a wig à la Gaga.
The “doobie” (no, not that kind of doobie) Rihanna wore to last night’s American Music Awards wave was strangely familiar. Initially, I racked my brain for past runway shows (finding it somewhat reminiscent of the look at Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 show), but it wasn’t until a friend schooled me in the hairstyle’s humble origins that I realized where I’d seen it before: the subway. Often crafted at Dominican hair salons, this technique prolongs a roller set and keeps bounce intact until the long pins are pulled out. And I’ve noticed many a woman on the train unintentionally rocking this sculptural look home from the hairdresser long before RiRi wore it on the red carpet. But if issue five of Style.com/Print is any indication, turning to the street for inspiration is never a bad idea.
Crimson and varying hues of moody burgundy were having a moment for multiple weeks in a row, but it appears that pink (specifically, fuchsia) is staging a comeback. In the past two days alone, Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, and Karolina Kurkova all stepped out in the shade. Whether it was paired with a strapless, Swarovski Crystal-studded Fendi dress (as was the case with Bosworth) or a navy turtleneck à la Kurkova, everything’s coming up roses on the red carpet.