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Throwback Thursday: Silver Fox


Throwback Thursday 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: Heather Stewart-Whyte

The Moment: Spray-painted hair

The Motivation: The Fall 2013 shows were full of beauty moments we can’t wait to replicate, like those fluffy “Jodie Foster inTaxi Driver” pin curls at Bottega Veneta or the smudged russet eyes at Gucci. (Check out our full guide here.) One thing we were surprised to see sticking around was colored hair, though if there were someone who could breathe new life into the trend, it would be Luigi Murenu. He created the incredibly intricate and vividly hued rosette crops at Givenchy, which, we couldn’t help but notice, bear a striking similarity to model Heather Stewart-Whyte’s cropped ’do in the above Elle image, which was shot circa 1992. Granted, her look is more otherworldly than Murenu’s “sensitive” rosettes, but the resemblance is pretty uncanny. Not quite ready to dye your hair pink, blue, or silver? Just wig it.

Photo: Andre Rau for Elle France, 1992, courtesy of

Paradise, Found—In Polish


If, like us, you are still trying to accept the fact that you will not be attending Art Basel Miami Beach in person this year (another time, saltwater pool at The Standard), these adorable palm tree nail decals in the latest issue of French Elle might help you get into the fun-in-the-sun spirit—no matter where you are. This is not the first time we’ve spotted the tropical prints reimagined in polish, of course; true nail art buffs will recall that Alexa Chung did in fact sport something similar at the Fall shows back in February. This latest design is just another way to fill your head with images of sand and surf as the sun sets across New York City at an astonishing 4:30 p.m. Mind over matter, dear readers.

Photo: Simon Burstall for Elle France, November 25, 2011