284 posts tagged "Chanel"
Real-life beauty trends don’t always reflect what we see on the runways, but when it comes to Rihanna, ordinary rules don’t apply. The bona fide fashion icon recently stepped out in NYC sporting cutoffs, a fistful of designer bags, and a superlong ponytail similar to the ones we spotted at Chanel, Kenzo, Valentino, and Bottega Veneta. Selena Gomez tried the trend, too, tying off her sleek pony with a simple black ribbon at the Teen Choice Awards last week. We’re guessing faux strands played a part in both cases, but anyone can go to great lengths by following the steps hair pro Guido Palau took backstage at Bottega: Blow-dry damp hair with a smoothing lotion (like Redken Align) and use a flatiron for sleekness. Part as desired (Rihanna and Selena both divided down the center) and secure your tail at ear level with an elastic. For extra fullness, wrap the base with extensions—hiding the evidence with a small section of hair wound around the band. Want a blunt, clean finish like Selena’s? Hack off the ends with scissors. To get RiRi’s undone look, pull a few pieces out around your face, give the crown a tug for volume, and leave the ends intact.
There are few people who can pull off metallic underliner, black cat-eyes, pink braids and bangs, and a skintight silver jumpsuit, but for Lily Allen, it’s all in a day’s work. Never one to study the art of subtlety, the singer took to the V Festival stage in Chelmsford, England, rocking a look reminiscent of Chanel’s Spring 2014 Couture show. As face painter Peter Philips explained of the makeup backstage in January, the graphic wing lent “iconic” appeal, while the silver sparkle on the lower lashes provided the “magic.” Rita Ora took cues from the same storied French house on stage, but combined elements from two different seasons: Fall 2014′s “exaggerated” ponytails laced with tweed rags and Spring 2012′s mermaid hair adorned with jumbo pearls—both created by mane master Sam McKnight. We applaud both Brits for taking risks and making some of the runway’s biggest beauty hits their own. As they say across the pond: Brilliant.
On a fateful winter night in December 2013, fashion’s elite descended upon Dallas for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art runway show and after-party that boasted a mechanical bull. While the ice storm and cross-country trips to Texas are thankfully behind us, the popularity of the Wild West motif and fringe has been going strong ever since. Stark Waxing Studio has taken inspiration from this same theme in the creation of its latest candle trio: Gold Rush (a combo of green sage, grass, cardamom, and basil); Moonshine (a boozy blend of aged bourbon, malt, cherry, and butterscotch); and Frontier (an eclectic mix of geranium, leather, smoke, and oakmoss). With their earthy tones, each eau conjures up images of cozy nights nestled around a bonfire, crisp country air, worn-in cowboy boots, and days spent on an exquisite-smelling range. We suggest lighting up Lone-Star-state-style before lazing around on a steamy summer night in the city—10-gallon hat and No. 5 holster optional.
$32 each; starkwaxingstudio.com
Unlike many of the devout fashion followers who worship at SoulCycle on the regular, I am only occasionally inspired to move from the couch by American Ninja Warrior (and even then, I end up walking on the treadmill so I can watch contestants scale some impossible obstacle dubbed the “salmon ladder”) and maybe Karlie Kloss’ abs. Chanel’s latest campaign, however, provides a plethora of reasons to pump some iron, go for a run, and even do a few push-ups—the number one being the “gym hair” styled by Sam McKnight. A sleek pony threaded with tweed is too good to keep to the confines of my apartment—I’d bench press a few pounds simply to show off that textural tail. And if my curls looked glossy like Binx Walton’s (instead of just plain sweaty), I might be more inclined to stay on the bike a bit longer. While I won’t be doing push-ups on top of a mirror anytime soon, getting a manicure worth staring at while I hold a plank is a beauty cue worth taking from Cara Delevingne. Another undeniable motivator found in the French fashion house’s ad: tweed sneakers. Who wouldn’t want to pound the pavement in those puppies?
On the Fall 2014 runways, you needed a 360-degree view to take in many of the hair looks. At Givenchy, models’ strands were slicked back and woven into two interlocking braids, and on Chanel’s supermarché-themed catwalk, crimped ponytails were threaded with strips of tweed. Last night at the Begin Again premiere in New York City, Behati Prinsloo made a case for the opposite: party in the front, business in the back. Hairstylist Frankie Foye employed a combo of textured twists and French braids on the Victoria’s Secret Angel, joining them at the crown and tying off the length with elastic. While Prinsloo’s plaited pony doesn’t appear to be DIY-friendly, Allure.com offers a step-by-step for those who consider themselves particularly daring and dexterous.