9 posts tagged "Edie Campbell"
Some things you can be pretty sure of when it comes to Burberry Prorsum: They will have an A-list front row, they’ll have the hottest models walking in the show (Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell, and Suki Waterhouse for starters), and the hair and makeup will be both effortless and wearable.
Today the house delivered on all fronts. Inspired by the painted pieces in the collection, makeup artist Wendy Rowe used broad brushstrokes to apply an aubergine powder across lids. To make the color movable, she topped it with Burberry Fresh Glow (a liquid highlighter). “The [shadow] should look a little haphazard, almost like the girls have applied it themselves,” she said. To complement the eyes, a new, plum-toned Burberry nail lacquer also made an appearance: Elderberry (available Fall 2014).
Neil Moodie created what he described as “day two hair.” Bumble and Bumble Tonic and a curling iron were used to form natural waves that looked groomed but not overstyled. Just before the girls took to the runway, Moodie tucked the length into the collars of the multiple trenchcoats in the collection and pulled some strands loose to complete the cool-girl persona.
When celebrities chop their hair they get a few million likes on Instagram, but when a model decides to brush a few inches off her shoulders, it can be a career changer. Case in point: Edie Campbell. Her Joan Jett-inspired shag forever skewed the world’s perception of the mullet and skyrocketed her to the top of the fashion world in 2013 (confirmed by her Model of the Year award win at the British Fashion Awards). Rihanna and Lindsey Wixson would even follow suit. As would a bevy of other catwalkers (albeit temporarily) at Marc Jacobs Fall show, courtesy of Guido Palau and a collection of 55 wigs. If Edie can effectively bring back the business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back style, we can’t wait to see what beauty statements she makes in the New Year.
For more on Edie Campbell’s backstory, read this month’s Beauty Icon feature.
Model and musician Sky Ferreira is the latest “styling muse” of backstage brand fixture Redken. She appeared last night at an industry event alongside mane master (and the company’s creative consultant), Guido Palau, sporting an Edie Campbell-like mullet and color inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 runway (a show she also walked in this past season). “This has everything you shouldn’t do in hair,” explained Palau of Ferreira’s new style and the rooty bowl cuts he created at MJ, “but it becomes the archetype of what’s chic and cool.” And aside from her willingness to take a beauty risk, Ferreira is a natural fit for the brand’s newly expanded and repackaged styling line (launching in March 2014), because she grew up in a salon—literally. Her grandmother, who raised her, was a hairdresser, and the in-house beauty parlor would eventually be transformed into Sky’s bedroom. “She used to chase after me with a brush,” quipped Ferreira, who didn’t do her strands due diligence as a child. In the end, it appears, she showed granny who’s boss.
Hairstylists 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.
I will never forget reading an old Kristina O’Neill interview on Into the Gloss in which she posited that “one of the most unchic things is coming to work with your hair wet. There’s something messy and unkempt about it.” As a wash-and-go girl who’d roll up to early appointments fresh out of the shower with still-damp locks, her words caused me to start bathing at night instead. But Miuccia Prada reassured me that my look was all right when she sent models with sopping mops down her Fall ’13 runway (similar styles turned up at Marni, Balmain, and Giambattista Valli). Backstage before the show, hairstylist Guido Palau said, “The ultimate ease is wet, just-out-of-the-shower hair. I mean, how chic is that!” During a blistering heat wave like the one New Yorkers have been weathering this week, rocking saturated strands is the cooling equivalent of having an amusement park fan—you know, the ones that mist—on your head. And wet tresses don’t appear to be going soggy anytime soon. Edie Campbell sported a slick ‘do in the latest Giles lookbook, while Kate King was snapped with beachy waves for the July issue of Harper’s Bazaar Latin America.
Photos: GoRunway.com; Courtesy of Giles and Harper’s Bazaar Latin America