8 posts tagged "Elle Fanning"
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.
There’s nothing we like more here at Beauty Counter than seeing our favorite backstage beauty moments played out on the red carpet; it takes a really savvy starlet (and her stylist) to realize that plucking a dress from the catwalk for the premiere circuit is much more impactful if you bring the accompanying hair and makeup look along with it. Last night’s 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards gala in Los Angeles provided us with a doozy. There was Elle Fanning, not only wearing look four, hot off the Valentino Spring runway, but also rocking the coronet of braids that Guido Palau wove around Freja Beha Erichsen’s pretty little head. We haven’t seen a full package homage this good since Kate Bosworth borrowed Peter Philips neon pink lip from the last Spring’s Jil Sander show to wear with Raf Simon’s floor-grazing skirt. What do you think of Fanning’s runway to reality adaptation?