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280 posts tagged "Chanel"

Do the Twist: Behati Prinsloo’s Braided Red-Carpet Pony


behati-prinslooOn 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, offers a step-by-step for those who consider themselves particularly daring and dexterous.

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The Pom-Pom Ponytail: Put It on Your To-Do List



This summer, we’re paring back our makeup routine and focusing on look-at-me hair instead. From rainbow dye jobs to nineties-era crimps, subtlety is looking severely overrated. But if you’re feeling something a little less permanent (or easier), the playful hair accessories spotted at Mara Hoffman’s Swim ’14 show in Miami are at the top of our list. The designer worked with longtime collaborator and TIGI global creative director, Nick Irwin, to create elastics with braided strings of handmade pom-poms, which can be woven through a single long braid or ponytail. Hoffman was inspired by Indian wedding ceremonies, where camels are traditionally adorned with the colorful tufts. Though this isn’t a look we’d encourage at the office, we’re thinking these would be perfect for twisting through our salt- and sun-soaked hair after a day at the beach. Even Karl Lagerfeld is on board with the statement pony—at Chanel’s Fall ’14 show, models sported extra-long tails with strips of tweed trailing through the ends. While you won’t find it stateside until August, the Catwalk by TIGI x Mara Hoffman pom-pom ponytail holder is currently available as a gift-with-purchase when you buy any two products at TIGI salons in the United Kingdom. Instantly upgrading a beauty classic? Totally worth a trip across the pond.

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Forget Flower Crowns—Festivalgoers Think Pink



Wellies weren’t appearing en masse at Governors Ball this weekend, but we did notice that multiple peroxide blonds opted for a rosy tint. The hair color trend got off the ground at Chanel resort (with Charlotte Free opening the show with a distinctive shade of “porange”), but this more basic shade of blush is just as enchanting. If you’re afraid of having your white-hot strands turn green next time you hit the pool, preempt this beauty mishap by thinking pink. Crisis—and salon session—avoided.

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Take Your Liner to a “Dangerous” New Level



Eyeliner is making a serious statement on the Resort circuit this season. Backstage pro Peter Philips used a liquid formula to sketch graphic parallel lines on top and bottom lashes at Dior; Pat McGrath smudged shimmery blue, gray, burgundy, or khaki green pigments around catwalkers’ eyes at Louis Vuitton; smoky, kohl-rimmed lids accentuated by gold leaf on the inner corners appeared at Chanel; and makeup artist Vincent Oquendo crafted party-girl eyes reminiscent of Penny Lane in Almost Famous at Marc Jacobs’.

For the latest issue of Jalouse, however, Oquendo took a new textural approach to the trend, lining model Ali Michael’s upper lashes with black Duo Eyelash Adhesive and flat, gunmetal studs purchased from M&J Trimming in New York City. “I was inspired by the nineties and Nancy Downs [actress Fairuza Balk] in The Craft, so I wanted it to look dangerous but still feel fresh,” he said. “She was styled with all of these chokers and chains, so I translated that to Ali’s face.” For those who want to take the goth-punk aesthetic one step further, try Oquendo’s combo for a bewitching-but-subtle plummy-black lip: MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth and Lipstick in Cyber.


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She’s No Brad Pitt: Gisele Named the New Face of Chanel No. 5



Joining the ranks of Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tautou, Brad Pitt, and Marilyn Monroe is Gisele Bündchen, who was named the newest face of Chanel No. 5. The Brazilian beauty already fronted the storied house’s Les Beiges collection, but in a campaign lensed by director Baz Luhrmann dropping at the end of the year, Bündchen will become the new gold standard of the classic French fragrance.