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April 21 2014

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16 posts tagged "Coco Rocha"

Makeup Movers and Shakers

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Jessica Biel and Coco Rocha

When celebrities take a risk, I have to applaud, as there’s only so much red lipstick and glow-y skin one writer can rave about. Whether it was the bright strokes of emerald liner Jessica Biel wore to the MoMA Film Benefit honoring Tilda Swinton last night (shades of Chanel Resort 2014), or Coco Rocha lashing out for a luncheon in Australia (falsies for day, why not?), this dynamic duo deserves a slow clap for their beauty bravery.

Photos: Getty Images

Beauty Sound Bites: Prime Cut

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edie-campbellHairstylists Orlando Pita and Guido Palau are all for a girl going rogue and showing the world (or her agency) who’s boss by breaking out the scissors à la Edie Campbell. Pita elaborated on the subject backstage:

“When I was young, I didn’t want to look like my father, and the girls I knew didn’t want to look like their mothers. Then, all of sudden, everybody started to look the same. There’s a movement happening [now]…Coco Rocha cut off all her hair, and I said to her, ‘Finally, a girl with balls.’ All of these [models] tell me: ‘My agent doesn’t let me cut my hair.’ When you have a businessperson sitting behind a desk deciding creatively what’s happening, that’s when hair trends become stale.”

Palau seconded that notion, saying that this season, conformity wasn’t necessarily the goal (Rick Owens, anyone?). A model that didn’t fit the long, lank hair mold, and instead brought her own sense of style to the runway was what often caught a casting director’s eye.

“What designers were looking for was an individualism. At a lot of shows, you saw girls with their own haircuts—it wasn’t about extensions.”

Don’t have the guts to lose a few inches? Try a wig on for size—another standout look from Spring 2014.

Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

Model Blondes: Image Is Everything

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There’s been many a hair makeover lately—Coco Rocha, Lindsey Wixson, and Constance Jablonski have all brushed several inches off their shoulders, and our own Brittany Adams spotted Ava Smith sporting buttery strands at several castings (shown at top). And who could forget the Karlie, the bob that got everyone abuzz backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show this past November? All in all, a simple cut-and-color appointment carries a lot more weight when you’re a model—especially if you’re trying to break into the runway scene, like 17-year-old Solomiya Zgoda (shown below Smith), a relatively fresh face at Ford Models from Ukraine.

Zgoda’s agency tasked hairstylist Pasquale Ferrante and colorist Mauricio Bermudez of Ion Studio in Soho with creating an ambiguous look with a balance of femininity and virility. The salon is no stranger to the women of the runway; Ferrante recently chopped model (and girlfriend to Jake Gyllenhaal) Alyssa Miller’s long hair, and the rest of the team has done everything from touch-ups to total overhauls for at least fifty other catwalkers this season. (The place was packed with ladies well over 5′ 9″ when I was there on Friday—and they were certainly too lithe to be basketball players.)

Bermudez’s inspiration for Zgoda’s hue was virgin winter snow—he cocktailed his toner with hints of ash and violet to make it as pastel as possible. “The color has varying tones and an iridescence—like the inside of a seashell or metallic car paint—that looks good under the lights on the runway,” he explains. As for the choppy crop, Ferrante said he wanted to give her something edgy and set her apart from the many girls with collarbone-grazing cuts available to casting directors. According to her agent, Ali Fordham, this platinum pixie has been a head-turner thus far—she’s on option for several shows. Looks like nobody’s putting this blonde baby in the corner for Spring ’14.

Photos: Kathy Lo; Indigital.com; Courtesy of Ford Models

An Up-and-Coming Artist Joins Forces With the Supermodel of the Moment; Coco Rocha Provides the Long(er) Story Behind Her Short Cut; and More

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Cara DelevingneInterview magazine chats with 23-year-old artist Austyn Weiner about her work (seen at left), social media, and how Cara Delevingne is a “renegade nut.” Tell us something we don’t know, Austyn.

You might have seen the play-by-play of Coco Rocha’s crop on Instagram, but Allure produced a more comprehensive video with the super. “The epitome of a woman is long, beautiful hair, but I don’t have that,” she tells the glossy. Rocha also reveals the hair-spiration behind the look (other than Tilda Swinton): color-and-cut chameleon Linda Evangelista.

Annabelle Dexter-Jones is bringing back the hair comb one paparazzi photo-op at a time. She called Byrdie from an ashram to talk hair accessories and why she’s retiring the headband.

The Cut captures the Mary Kay fiftieth-anniversary bash in all its glory. From bedazzled ball gowns to bleach-blond hair, you won’t want to miss this sneak peek into the pink ladies’ big night.

Photo: Instagram

It’s Raining Bangs and Bobs on Instagram; Nail Art Stakes Its Claim on the Small Screen; and More

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kelly-osbourneCoco has a crop, Lady Gaga is wearing Queen Bey’s waves, and now Kelly Osbourne has a new set of fringe (which she debuted only a few hours ago on Instagram). We’re reminded of that moment in Legally Blonde, in which Elle’s friend Serena proudly proclaims, “I got bangs! My hair is so now!”

Oxygen has plans to launch a competition show, Nailed It!, in which contestants will go head-to-head (or rather, hand-to-hand) in an attempt to win the title of ultimate nail artist. We think a great challenge would be to re-create Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling using all ten tips as a canvas. Network execs, take note. [Variety]

Katy Perry owns the throne and sheds a powdered wig for her latest fragrance, Killer Queen. Check out the thirty-second video clip on The Cut.

We discussed the nose ring on Daria’s cover of Paris Vogue earlier this summer, but her wavy, windswept hair wasn’t too shabby either. Now actress Rebecca Hall is rocking the model’s look on the red carpet. [Byrdie]

Photo: Instagram