58 posts tagged "Givenchy"
On the Fall 2014 runways, you needed a 360-degree view to take in many of the hair looks. At Givenchy, models’ strands were slicked back and woven into two interlocking braids, and on Chanel’s supermarché-themed catwalk, crimped ponytails were threaded with strips of tweed. Last night at the Begin Again premiere in New York City, Behati Prinsloo made a case for the opposite: party in the front, business in the back. Hairstylist Frankie Foye employed a combo of textured twists and French braids on the Victoria’s Secret Angel, joining them at the crown and tying off the length with elastic. While Prinsloo’s plaited pony doesn’t appear to be DIY-friendly, Allure.com offers a step-by-step for those who consider themselves particularly daring and dexterous.
We always enjoy a throwback—even if it’s not on Thursday. Zoë Kravitz toughened up her micro-pleated Lanvin gown at the American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala with a simple black dot on her bottom lash line, a move that reminded us of the strategically placed sequins at Givenchy’s Spring 2012 show. And while we love a quick hit of shine, for those of us who don’t have the patience to slice and dice silver sparkles to Pat McGrath’s standards, accenting our eyes with the tip of a liquid liner pen seems like a much more reasonable—and still very rad—option.
When Dolce & Gabbana launched emerald-colored lipstick for holiday, my first reaction was “Amazing,” and the question that quickly followed, “How does one exactly pull this off?” Rihanna kindly demonstrated at last night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles last night. Her mouth was green and glorious (as was her flawless complexion, winged liner, and lush lashes). I also love that she took the total package one step further with the twisted knots—reminiscent of Snoop Dogg, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Cynthia (Angelica’s much-loved doll from the nineties cartoon Rugrats)—which were as bewitching as her black Givenchy lace gown.
“Like a haute couture garment, fragrance remains the exclusive domain of each woman who wears it, since it can never be exactly the same on any other,” noted Hubert de Givenchy. In honor of the designer’s olfactory philosophy, a new unisex collection of seven fragrances, L’Atelier de Givenchy, was developed using distinctive, precious ingredients. Each scent’s name highlights its most prominent element, combined with the essence of a haute couture look from the house’s rich archives. Chypre Caresse, for instance, is based on the sophistication of a pleated dress and smells of fresh greens with hints of lemon, jasmine, and patchouli. Néroli Originel references none other than Audrey Hepburn, the couturier’s first muse, and is evocative of her elegance and grace via a blend of neroli blossoms, iris, and vanilla. Striving to re-create the sensation of crisp leather on skin, Cuir Blanc merges sharp pepper and warm musk, while Ambre Tigré mirrors the passion and rebelliousness of a daring head-to-toe animal-print by combining the intensity of amber with the softness of vanilla and cistus labdanum. For those who don’t fall into the floral or fruity camps, Ylang Austral offers the perfect mix of both ylang-ylang and mandarin leaves. Oud Flamboyant, on the other hand, evokes the label’s decadent embroidery and sensuous fabrics by blending the precious wood resin with smoky leather elements. A bespoke Givenchy gown may be out of the question for most of us, but these tailor-made eaux that adapt to our body chemistry might just be the next best thing.
$220 each; available tomorrow at the exclusive L’Atelier de Givenchy fragrance boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.
“We really wanted the girls to look absolutely beautiful, but different,” explained Pat McGrath of the look at Givenchy. The “beautiful” half of the equation was achieved via skin highlighted to a “shimmery perfection,” pinky-peach blush dusted on cheeks, beige shadow washed around the eyes, and white liner run along the inner rims. The “otherworldly and surreal” element came courtesy of bleached brows and square-cut, crimson “face tapes” layered with a “plastic coating” on both temples. A string was secured underneath, pulled taut, and tied at the back of the head—gently tugging models’ faces upward. It was definitely not meant to mimic a facelift, however, McGrath noted when asked. After all, these are teenage girls (at least in the case of Kendall Jenner) we’re talking about. The tape—meant to be seen as a fashion accessory—was very much a “statement of today.” The conjoined pigtail braids by Luigi Murenu were as graphic and interesting as the maquillage and certainly otherworldly in that there is no way on earth you’re going to be able to DIY this double plait.