281 posts tagged "Chanel"
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.
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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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.
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.