7 posts tagged "Chloe"
Call it an offshoot of the overarching punk trend that swept the Fall shows, but a lot of designers showcased a single earring on the runway rather than a set. From the tiny gold cuffs at Chloé and the sprawling sapphire-dotted branches at Thakoon to the giant nails at Versace and the Delfina Delettrez-designed magic-eye drops at Kenzo, it was often one and done when it came to ear accessories. In an interesting turn of events, hair looks were frequently choreographed around this styling decision, leaving front sections slicked back or tucked behind these “bejeweled ears,” as Peter Philips referred to them backstage at Dries Van Noten. Now, it appears as though the movement is continuing down under. As Camilla and Marc kicked off Sydney fashion week today, Marc Jacobs muse Ruby Jean Wilson sported a rhinestone-studded spiked cuff on the catwalk, leading a pack of longer-haired models with their shoulder-grazing strands pulled away from their left ears—a festive way to keep unruly locks out of your face, if anything. Thoughts on the utilitarian style?
Today, L’Oréal announced that it’s adding cult indie cosmetics brand Urban Decay to its luxury division, which currently boasts labels like YSL Beauté and Ralph Lauren. “[Urban Decay] is the makeup specialist we needed to fully satisfy young women in search of playful colors…at an accessible price point,” said L’Oréal Luxe president Nicolas Hieronimus. [WWD]
Following the likes of Clémence Poésy, Anja Rubik, and Chloë Sevigny, Finnish catwalker Suvi Koponen has been named the latest face of Chloé Eau de Parfum. Koponen is a favorite of the French house, having recently starred in Chloé’s Fall ready-to-wear ads. [Paris Vogue]
Speaking of models with blockbuster beauty contracts, Sui He landed the job as Shiseido’s new brand ambassador back in September. Today, a behind-the-scenes video with the Chinese stunner and makeup artist Dick Page hit the Web, giving us a first look at the forthcoming campaign. [Models.com]
Beyoncé’s Tumblr page has become a source of great joy for many of us, and this weekend’s update—a pic of the megastar with daughter Blue Ivy Carter on vacation—didn’t disappoint. Aside from her Aurélie Bidermann gold bling, what really stood out to us were the beach-y cornrows that reminded us of Beyoncé’s golden days in Destiny’s Child.
“There’s a slight sixties silhouette, but she didn’t want the makeup to look sixties,” Diane Kendal said of Claire Waight Keller’s Spring collection for Chloé. So Kendal borrowed the idea of a retro cat-eye and tweaked it for the here and now with a rectangular shape and an unusual hue: copper.
“[Waight Keller] wanted to use color on the face and this is just the color I liked,” the makeup artist said of the Smoked Paprika cream eye shadow from MAC’s Fall Trend Palette that she slicked across lids, squaring it off toward the inner and outer corners of the eye and topping it with MAC Pigment in Copper Sparkle. Skipping the mascara, as has become her signature for Spring, Kendal drew a fine black cream line onto the upper lash line, resisting her usual urge to brush on contours and settling instead for a hint of MAC Blush in Something Special.
“Sort of Twiggy” is how Guido Palau described the deep side parts that were prepped with Redken Wax Blast 10 High-Impact Finishing Spray and its Powder Refresh dry shampoo for a flat, matte texture. “It’s got the ease of a half-up, half-down,” Palau said of lengths that were pulled into a loose elastic for a style what was neither a knot nor a bun, he insisted, just an effortless, swept-up look. “This season, it’s been more about nuance, rather than big statements.”
In 2008, Chloé introduced its eponymous Eau de Parfum. A rose-centered fragrance that was intended to capture the flower as it would smell in the midday sun, the magnolia-, honey-, and cedar-tinged scent was an instant hit. Eau de Parfum Intense, which channeled the rose in its fully opened state at dusk, arrived last summer. Now, the next chapter in the Chloé scent story has been written. This week saw the launch of its Eau de Toilette, a “free and fresh” variation on the original scent that utilizes green notes like iris and freesia for a kissed-by-morning-dew effect. Which Chloé girl are you?
The Olsens offered us so many runway-to-reality talking points at MoMA’s Second Annual Film Benefit honoring Tim Burton last night that we’re not quite sure where to begin. Shall we start with Ashley’s subtle, pastel hair streaks à la Proenza Schouler, or should we dive right in and applaud Mary-Kate’s two-toned berry lip, as seen at Rodarte? Either way, we’ll need to take a few moments to dwell on their Chloé-esque, full natural brows. (They’re well executed, but maybe a little too much for us to handle!) What do you like best?