6 posts tagged "Edie Campbell"
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
Pat McGrath puts her vast face-painting knowledge on display every time she steps foot backstage at a fashion show: From clean skin and contours to Swarovski Crystal-studded mouths, there is nothing the makeup artist can’t do. No show was more indicative of that than Lanvin this season, where Alber Elbaz asked McGrath for not one, not two, but four different looks. And so she obliged him, whipping up a strong lip, a big brow, and, most interestingly, two distinctly different eyes. It’s a maquillage muscle she flexed again for photographer Steven Meisel’s “White Mischief” story in the April issue of Vogue Italia, giving Edie Campbell at least six stand-alone makeup moments to complement a delightfully mussed-up version of her oft-discussed black wispy shag. At left, we’ve selected three of the more stunning lid looks for your viewing pleasure, which offer up interesting takes on classic black shapes, bleached brows included. For more Edie, click here to watch the Brit catwalking star in a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.
Throwback Thursdays is a new feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Yfke Sturm
The Moment: Shorn Locks
The Motivation: While making the cut is nothing new (see Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Twiggy, etc.), it has quickly gained popularity in the past few months. From Karlie Kloss’ Fall bob and Edie Campbell’s black shag that inspired a runway’s worth of imitations at Marc Jacobs, to Ulyana Sergeenko’s Dior Couture homage pixie, we haven’t been hurting for chop-shop inspiration. But this 1999 Paris Vogue snap of model Yfke Sturm still jumped out at us. Something about the nineties-era Dutch stunner’s micro-fringe and razor-trimmed ends paired with her icy blond color and pastel lilac eye shadow is exciting in a whole new, old way. Save it in the binder of tearsheets you plan on taking with you to your stylist in the coming months.
Edie Campbell has had a few memorable runway turns—many of them opening ones—at some of the season’s biggest shows thus far. But if you had to do a double take when you saw her at Marc Jacobs, or at Burberry and Christopher Kane, you were likely not alone. “The same Edie Campbell with the heavy, Anita Pallenberg fringe and the long flaxen layers who starred in Spring campaigns for Burberry and Saint Laurent?” you may have been asking yourself of the girl with the black mullet-y shag. They’re one and the same, it turns out, thanks to the transformative cut and color Guido Palau gave her before the shows started, which has proved pivotal to the season since. Palau shouted out Edie as one of his reference points for the wigs every girl wore at Jacobs’ acclaimed presentation in New York, while Campbell herself continues to score big bookings, at least partially, because of the crop. “It’s a bit different, but it feels more me than the long hair,” the Brit It girl said of the style while backstage at Jil Sander yesterday, admitting that she doesn’t really even think about it as that drastic of a change anymore. “The novelty wears off,” Campbell said. Telling us that she plans on sticking with her short-hair persona for a while, there is one thing she’ll have to start considering: grow-out. “I haven’t really thought about roots at all!” Campbell revealed, explaining that she hasn’t gotten a color touch-up since her initial dye job a few months back.
Jil Sander was Campbell’s one stop in Milan, but she’ll be in Paris, she assured us. Where, exactly, she couldn’t say—”I don’t want to count all of my eggs before they hatch, but there ought to be some good ones,” she joked. For now, though, the full-time art-history student is back in London before heading to Seville to do some research—then to Paris. “It cuts out how much time I spend in the makeup chair,” she says of life as a matriculated model.