76 posts tagged "Dolce & Gabbana"
If you thought bangs already had their moment, you may want to reconsider. Not only have cool girls like Joan Smalls and Karen Elson recently sported fresh sets of fringe, but Emma Stone’s long, eye-grazing bangs spotted at last night’s New York premiere of Magic in the Moonlight have us tempted to break out the scissors—stat. In a floral Dolce & Gabbana gown, she epitomized seventies bohemian glamour. But even if you’re not ready to opt for a chop, you can re-create Stone’s polished, bouncy waves at home. Hair pro Mara Roszak began by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray to the roots for volume, then blow-dried strands with a round brush. While Stone’s hair was still hot, Roszak wrapped sections in velcro rollers for ten minutes to set the curl. Then she sprayed a veil of L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold before removing the rollers and touching up the ends with a 1 1/2″ curling iron. Finally, a spritz of L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and a good scrunch gave Stone’s look an effortless finish.
I’m not one for lacquered lips, but Dree Hemingway’s appearance at the premiere of X/Y in New York City this weekend may have just changed my mind. She kept things casual in a University of Michigan shirt and high-waisted skirt, but added sheen via patent pink lips and Dolce & Gabbana gold hoops. A dusting of matte bronzer and a swipe of mascara on top and bottom completed the look. There’s nothing like a little gloss to make a worn-in college tee feel shiny and new.
If you’re lucky enough to be soaking up some Coachella sun right now, we’re going to assume you’ve already seen your fair share of flower crowns—they’ve become something of a music festival staple. While we’ve been on board with the trend ever since Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda presentation, the models at this week’s Tribeca Ball took the idea to new heights. Their larger-than-life blooms (both real and silk) have us dreaming about over-the-top DIY varieties for Coachella and beyond. (We’re thinking peonies, roses, and hydrangeas would work nicely.) The added bonus? An oversize arrangement means you don’t have to worry about your hair underneath.
For Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, it’s not a woman’s hips or breasts (both of which are almost always played up in the designers’ silhouettes) but the lips that are “the key to her seductiveness.” It’s a feminine feature they’ve certainly got covered with their forty-two shades of Classic Cream Lipstick launching this month. And in what is becoming a trend of late (both François Nars and Marc Jacobs opted for women well beyond their teen years to front their latest campaigns), the face of this extensive line is not a curve-less, barely-legal beauty, but established Italian sex symbol and actress Monica Bellucci. At 49, her relationship with the house extends over twenty years—meeting Dolce and Gabbana when they were just up-and-coming stylists and she was a model starting out in Milan. “When I [was introduced] to them, they were so young, and maybe because they were so young, I felt completely comfortable,” she said. That level of comfort has continued to grow as all three have matured in various directions—Bellucci on the silver screen, the designers on the runway. The latest ad for the brand’s Make Up collection, however, brings the trio full circle, with the now grown-up model posing for photographer (Dolce) and creative director (Gabbana). “To have him in front of me through the camera was a new way to look [at] each other,” she explained. Here, Bellucci’s thoughts on age, beauty, and the power of lipstick.
In your opinion, what message does the new campaign send?
I think Domenico and Stefano love women so much—they respect women so much. And we can see that from the choices they make. The idea that they chose an adult woman like me to represent their lipstick is incredible because it means that for them, beauty is something that doesn’t just go [hand in hand] with youth. Youth is a biological moment in life where it’s easy to be beautiful, but then you grow up and there is something else—you [become a] woman with experience. In the fashion world where everything is about youth, I think it’s original to [choose] an adult face to [personify] beauty.
Lipstick obviously has a deeper meaning for the designers. Is it a product you associate with femininity or coming-of-age?
I think to put on red lipstick, or lipstick in general, is a very feminine [act]. It’s something I’ve seen my mother and grandmother do. It’s like [it's part of] our DNA. It’s a gesture—a beautiful gesture—that women do for themselves, not for others. And it’s a cultural movement in some way, you know? It doesn’t matter the age—it’s just something that women do.
Obviously Sophia Loren is an endless source of inspiration for Stefano and Domenico. Who is your beauty icon?
I come from Italy. I come from this beautiful, rich [cinematic history], like Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti—all these leading ladies like Anna Magnani, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale, and Sophia Loren. If I do movies, it’s because these women inspired me, and I think that they also inspired Domenico and Stefano. It’s an Italian tradition, this kind of femininity—very strong, very maternal, but at the same time with some danger.
The lipstick shades in this collection are based on roses, and I’m sure you’ve received a bouquet or two in your time as a model and actress. Is there a flower delivery you’ll never forget?
The most beautiful roses I’ve ever received were from Domenico and Stefano. I don’t know how they found those roses—they looked like velvet. Nobody else [has ever sent] me roses like that.
I never doubted those two were charmers.
“Once upon a time in Sicily…” read the invite to Dolce & Gabbana, and the clothes, many of which were accented with woodland creature-inspired appliqués, followed the fairy tale theme. A skeleton key motif was also threaded throughout several pieces in the collection, almost as if to say the doors to the designer’s secret winter garden had been unlocked. Backstage—a clandestine world all its own—the heroes of hair and makeup, Guido Palau and Pat McGrath, were hard at work crafting an “enchanted” look to match the storybook-worthy set. Gather round as the dynamic duo tell their captivating beauty tale: