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April 19 2014

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33 posts tagged "Fendi"

Wigging Out With Cher’s Mane Man

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Cher-cropWigs, according to backstage fixture Sam McKnight, have taken the place of hats. And with choppy bowl-cut versions showing up at Marc Jacobs and Fendi, we’d say a trend is on the rise. Once thought of as something saved for Halloween, old ladies, and Lady Gaga, they’re quickly becoming more commonplace. For the photos attached to Cher’s latest album, Closer to the Truth, hairstylist Ricardo Rojas fitted the grand dame of divas and hair chameleon with faux strands reminiscent of a French beauty legend. “I wanted to re-create her signature long waves and youthful energy,” he explained. “I love Brigitte Bardot’s sexy tousled [look], so I went about styling the hair with that texture in mind, along with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll.” And if your first question is, what exactly is the songstress hiding under the many wigs she wears in the artwork for her latest album—debuting three alone, including one made of newsprint, for the “Woman’s World” music video—it’s “gorgeous and long hair,” said Rojas.

The secrets to wearing a wig well, he explained, are not only to ask your stylist for advice, buy real (not faux), and get it cut by a pro, but to also concentrate on color. “When you first buy a wig, it lacks the darker roots and border that make it appear as if it’s your own,” Rojas elaborated. Then treat it like you would a Lucien Pellat-Finet cashmere sweater, meaning give it major TLC (and a monthly trip to the salon for maintenance). And while a quality rug is certainly an investment, you don’t have to commit to just one look…or suffer a bad hair day ever again.

Photo: Machado Cicala Morassut

Play Up Your Best Assets

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Wendy-RoweWhile we’ve seen some interesting things done with eyeliner in the past (Peter Philips at Chanel and Fendi anyone?), the bum shot that makeup artist Wendy Rowe posted on Instagram today was certainly cheeky. With denim recently incorporated into Anthony Vaccarello’s and Balmain’s collections, the hunt for that elusive pair that accentuates every curve without pulling across the front or gaping in the back is set to continue for Spring. Here, a black pencil offers a simple (albeit bold) solution to finding the perfect fit.

Photo: Instagram

Beauty Sound Bites: Cap Off Your Look—Minus the Commitment

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“Wigs have become the new hats—they’ve taken over and look really fresh.”

Above, we pay homage to the boyish bowl cuts we’ve seen thus far this season at Marc Jacobs and Fendi. As for the best thing about this high-fashion hair fad: You can remove the choppy crop just as fast as you try it on.

Photos: Indigitalimages.com

Getting Wiggy With It, Backstage at Fendi

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Everything is going digital these days—a fact acknowledged by Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi this season. The concept was infused into the collection via graphic shapes rendered in close-cropped fur and bold blocks of chiffon, while face-painter Peter Philips translated the creative director’s “digital code” into one distinctive hit of “chemical peach” on the lips, a shade inspired by the show’s invitation (pictured above). After outlining the mouth with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in 18C, he filled it in using Rouge Artist Intense in 39 straight from the tube. “It’s a bit of an odd [hue] that has a very classic feeling—it could be a sixties lipstick,” the face-painter explained, “but it’s also very futuristic looking.” The rest of the face was devoid of color, using foundation and powder not only to lend a “satin-matte” finish to models’ complexions, but for practical purposes as well: “It’s easier to brush the [clippings] from the wigs off of this type of texture,” he said. After running a thin stripe of Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ébène across the upper rims, he curled the top lashes and locked in the shape with Inimitable Waterproof Mascara.

The short and choppy mop tops, created by hairstylist Sam McKnight, were influenced by Lagerfeld’s original sketch, Linda Evangelista in the eighties, the Beatles, and “a little Japanese thing thrown in,” he said. To blur away the individual and create a singular army of Fendi-bots, black wigs were fitted to each girl and tailored into a bowlish shape using a razor. “I wanted to keep it looking wiggy,” McKnight added. “Not kid people into thinking this was real hair.” The imperfect crops were finished with a liberal dose of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray for a “fluffy, not dirty” finish. If the Kaiser and the King of New York (Marc Jacobs) have given the bowl cut the green light, perhaps it’s time to think about using your dishware for things other than cereal, and replacing the spoon with a pair of scissors. Or maybe just trying the trend on for size at the nearest wig shop…

Photo: Sonny Vandevelde / Indigitalimages.com

Fendi Gets A New Fragrance Face; Eau De Fifty Shades of Grey; And More…

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Chiara-Mastroianni-FendiFendi has announced that the new face of its forthcoming women’s fragrance will be—wait for it—Chiara Mastroianni. The French actress and Catherine Deneuve progeny will front the new scent due out in September. [WWD]

Don’t believe everything you read. The Soil Association has apparently been busying itself with the testing of shampoos and body creams that are making false claims about “all-natural ingredients,” many of which have actually proved to be laced with chemicals found in window cleaners and air fresheners. Yikes. [Daily Mail]

More on that rumored Fifty Shades of Grey “sensual” product range: The line’s signature scent will boast notes of bergamot, sandalwood, and musk, and include a perfume and massage oils, as well as a collection of “intimate” items. [Metro UK]

The late Princess of Wales was apparently a big fan of Cosmetics à la Carte, the British bespoke makeup purveyor—and U2. Diana was completely starstruck by the band when she happened upon them in the beauty store in 1987, according to the brand’s founder, who also revealed that Ms. Spencer subsequently bought everything they did! [Telegraph]

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