262 posts tagged "Chanel"
Yes, another wig worn by Lady Gaga. I, too, am tiring of keeping up with Mother Monster’s many hair changes (on Sunday, she was sporting a Christmas tree, topped with a giant gold star, on her head). However, this week’s dreads were reminiscent not just of a Rastafarian but the runway. They made an appearance on Max Mara’s minimalist catwalk for Spring 2012; at Karl Lagerfeld’s decadent, Indian-themed Pre-Fall 2012 presentation for Chanel, where Sam McKnight created jewelry-laden updos; and, more recently, at Junya Watanabe’s Spring 2014 show—with a look inspired by those (hippies, ravers, et cetera) who wait for their hair to “clean itself.” Here’s hoping Gaga sends her rug out to be laundered long before that happens.
When Chanel launches a new shade of nail polish, it’s not unlike a magician’s prop in that it seemingly vanishes before your eyes. The new duo that appeared on chanel.com today is likely to perform the same disappearing act as the many bottles of limited-edition colors (like the elusive Jade) that came before it. Magic, an indigo, and Cosmic, a black lacquer laced with blue and silver pearl, are both designed with the night sky in mind. Reminiscent of the house’s Fall 2013 collection, the onyx hue evokes the glittery tweeds sent down the runway, and the cerulean tone is similar to the blue fur hats fitted on select models’ heads, or the double-breasted jacket worn by Cara Delevingne. Karl Lagerfeld and makeup artist Peter Philips intended the celestial lids dotted with jumbo silver sparkles (created for this season) to be seen from the last row at the Grand Palais, but these subtle yet festive varnishes are to be viewed at cocktail-party range—subtly catching the light as you tip back your flute of champagne.
$27 each, chanel.com
Similar to the way Myspace used to be the social media outlet of choice for musicians, many young visual artists and creative types are using Tumblr as a platform for self-expression. Phace-Side, a blog that recently caught my eye, features intriguing drawings of notable people by 28-year-old Brooklyn-based costume designer and stylist Savannah Wyatt. “I used to make blind contour drawings of my friends for laughs, and I thought it would be funny to draw celebrities,” she says. The simple lines and bright colors juxtaposed with stark white paper call to mind the face charts used by makeup artists to plan and document a look. “I love the way that designers, like Marc Jacobs, use hair and makeup to get their stories across,” she adds. Above, five drawings Wyatt created exclusively for Style.com, inspired by her favorite hair and makeup statements from the Spring 2014 runways.
This past season, one of the most impressive runway displays was the double-C branded “art gallery” at Chanel. It was dreamed up by (who else?) Karl Lagerfeld, and makeup guru Peter Philips took his cues for the painterly eyes from the freestanding sculptures and canvases flanking the catwalk. Hairstylist Sam McKnight was also influenced by this world, but instead of the actual pieces hanging on the walls, the flared-out wigs were inspired by the women that buy and sell them: “In my head, I was thinking that [the models] should look like those expert art ladies who are dressed in all black and slightly eccentric,” he explained backstage. With so much creativity coming into play for Spring 2014, we asked the beauty pros for the cultural hot spots—ranging from ballet to Basel—they’ll be hitting this holiday season and beyond in this month’s guide.