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“Boyish Brows” And Bündchen, Backstage At Alexander Wang


“Did you see Gisele?!” came the flurry of questions when we arrived backstage at Alexander Wang before the designer’s Fall show. And while we hadn’t spied the Brazilian supe on our initial survey of Pier 94, we did see Frankie Rayder. And Carmen Kass. And Karolina Kurkova. Is that Shalom Harlow? (It was.)

Wang recruited a gaggle of big girls this season, but they were given the same hair and makeup as their lesser-known catwalking compatriots. “She would like to wear her hair as it is, so I have to convince her to wear it a little less beachy. It just takes a bit of gentle persuasion,” Redken creative consultant Guido Palau said of Bündchen, whose sunny gold locks were getting Wang’s signature downtown cool girl makeover. “Within the simplicity, there is a point of view,” Palau insisted of the straight style, which was prepped with Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion and split down the middle. “The exact part gives a lot of strength to the shape,” he continued as he coated long, blunt-cut extensions with its Outshine 01 Anti Frizz Polishing Milk and tucked the lengths behind models’ ears—Gisele’s included.

Mrs. Tom Brady was less accommodating with the makeup and seemed content to apply most of it herself. But she followed makeup artist Diane Kendal’s lead fairly closely. “Keeping it quite boyish is the major thing [at Alexander Wang],” Kendal emphasized. “It’s all about finding that balance between sexy and androgynous,” which she did with contours, sculpting well-hydrated skin with MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut, which she also blended over lids. Kendal then added highlights on the tops of cheekbones, down both sides of the nose, and along the cupid’s bow of lips with MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Accentuate, a subtle champagne. Strong, straight brows—a classic Kendal move—finished the look.

Also on view was the latest installment of Wang’s new nail polish collaboration with Sally Hansen that debuted last season. Models wore two coats of Bandage, a cool beige. “He actually gives them fabric swatches,” manicurist Jin Soon revealed of the inspiration for the three colors in the range, which include Pumice, a green gray, and Ion, a dove gray.

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Studio Beauty Channel: All The Cool Kids Are Watching It


When Studio Beautymix at Fred Segal went digital earlier this year, bringing its well-edited stash of cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance to the Internet masses, beauty junkies living outside the Santa Monica area rejoiced. But founder Robin Coe-Hutshing and newly named CEO Nicole Ostoya weren’t content to stop at e-commerce. Tired of what they’ve termed “plasticized beauty,” the women wanted to broadcast the store’s quirky retail experience worldwide. Introducing Studio Beauty Channel, a Web portal that goes live today and offers a window into the undeniably cool products for sale at Studio Beautymix and the painfully hip people who are wearing them. Produced by New York-based documentary filmmaker Crystal Moselle and writer/blogger Aviva Yael, the site is essentially a series of video vignettes that feature New York and L.A. scenesters playing with makeup. In “The Kiss Off Series,” author and Chloë Sevigny bestie Lesley Arfin tests out the opacity and wearability of DuWop’s new Dark Red lipstick during a PG makeout session with boyfriend and rapper Machine; “The Mascara Cry Test” features aspiring actress and blogger Alexi Wasser, challenging Stila Lash Visor to the emotional roller-coaster that is the movie Closer. Aside from innovative product testing techniques, the site will also offer a cultural collision of makeup and music, showcasing backstage face-painting rituals with up-and-coming girl bands and insider interviews with artists like L.A. Ladies’ Choir, a women’s singing collective that counts model Frankie Rayder as a member. It sure beats plain old online shopping.
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