6 posts tagged "Elle Fanning"
Since making a huge splash on the Spring and Fall runways, hair accessories have become an ever-increasing red-carpet staple as well. From barrettes and coronets to bedazzled baubles and bands, starlets can’t seem to get enough of the insta-embellishments, and this weekend’s GLAAD Media Awards in L.A. were no exception. Taking a page out of Rodarte’s Fall beauty book, Elle Fanning wore a Jennifer Behr circlet, while Kirsten Dunst opted for the simplicity of a thick black satin ribbon, not unlike the leather version Guido Palau placed over side plaits at Valentino. Which look do you prefer?
We’ve done plenty of reporting on fashion’s recent obsession with 3-D eye liner—from Pat McGrath’s sequin appliqués at Givenchy’s Spring 2012 show to the nearly identical look makeup artist Lisa Aharon devised for this week’s Novis presentation in New York. And while the face-painting establishment continues to impress us by sticking everything from triangular cat-eye cutouts to Swarovski crystals onto lids and lips, New York magazine may have just upped the ante. Behold, the ice cream sprinkle as makeup. It’s unlikely we’ll be seeing it on the runway anytime soon, but it sure makes for a sweet bit of, er, eye candy. Thoughts on the look?
If you ask us, dip-dyed hair is over. But the digitally-enhanced colored streaks and scribbles in the new, Elle Fanning-fronted issue of Bullett magazine? Those we can get behind. [BULLETTMedia via MTV]
Guess how many tons (not pounds) of prosthetic makeup the special effects team went through during production on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. No, no—guess. Alright; we’ll tell you. Four tons of silicon casting—just for the actors’ faces! [NYDN]
Speaking of The Hobbit, one of the prequel’s stars, Cate Blanchett, is already dishing out red carpet beauty tips in anticipation of the upcoming awards season. “I decant the [SK-II] Revival Essence into spray bottles and just mist it on over my makeup,” the brand’s global ambassador says. “It keeps you from getting that awful, cracky look.” [Allure]
Friends of Chanel and house ambassadors of both the official and unofficial variety, hit the red carpet last night in New York to celebrate the brand’s Bijoux de Diamant 80th anniversary where the dress code might as well have been “dripping with jewels.” Blake Lively, Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger, and January Jones all sported dazzling earrings, rings, cuffs and the like from the brand’s exquisite fine jewelry collection—as did Elle Fanning who seemed pleased enough to have her fingers full of the sparkling gems. But we were more taken with the teenage starlet’s other accessory: a black, shimmer-rimmed porkpie hat sitting atop a striking honey-gold side braid that kept her look age-appropriate, yet still managed to keep pace with the A-listers twice her age. To which we say, well done. You too?
Topshop Unique’s girl is effortlessly cool and understatedly chic—a profile that was made infinitely clear with a quick peruse of the show’s front row. Next to Elle Fanning sat Leigh Lezark, who was a stone’s throw away from Poppy Delevingne, Pixie Geldof, Tallulah Harlech, and Olivia Palermo. “She’s the girl that everyone wants to be,” hairstylist Anthony Turner confirmed backstage, where the It-ness of it all was reinforced with a gaggle of the season’s biggest catwalkers. Cara, Jourdan, et al. got Turner’s low side parts, which were tucked behind the ears and treated with L’Oréal Beach Frizz for a shine-free, matte texture. “It’s the day after the night before,” he explained, throwing in a “nineties Kate Moss” reference as well as the words “very cool” to describe strands, thus completing the season’s hair inspiration trifecta. As models lined up before the show, Turner roughed up the hairline and broke up sections in the back, creating a randomness to the otherwise uniform coifs.
“It’s nineties grunge meets punk,” makeup artist Hannah Murray further elaborated, giving a “pretty edge” to designer Kate Phelan’s white and pale yellow palette. Mixing two Topshop Makeup Blushes in Prime Time and Flush, Murray made a makeshift, rosy eye shadow, which she dabbed with the silvery shade from its Eyeshadow Palette in Constellation to give lids a sheer iridescence. Cheeks were contoured using Topshop Lips in Beguiled, a vampish dark red that was layered with a dollop of its Balm for a dewy finish. To ensure the girls didn’t look “too done,” Murray took mouths down with a finger-patting of foundation while manicurist Anatole Rainey reprised Spring’s “nothing nail” with Topshop Nails in Nice & Neutral.