2 posts tagged "Jaime King"
The sea of Givenchy dresses aside, last night’s Met gala was as much about beauty as it was about fashion—which shouldn’t be that much of a surprise; after all, punk’s lasting legacy has done just as much for the advancement of black eyeliner and hair color as it has for studs and safety pins. Miley’s spikes, Madonna’s black bob, and Diane von Furstenberg’s epic curls come to mind as some of the evening’s biggest beauty moments, although there was plenty more to talk about—or text about, as it were; we were engaged in a steady stream of phone commentary with no less than three style-savvy friends at once as the chaos and couture unfolded on the red carpet. Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite punk trends, reimagined for the red carpet—and in face-off form—because while the Met isn’t an awards show, per se, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition.
The Look: Peroxide Goes Platinum
The Contenders: Anne Hathaway vs. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie and her hairstylist, Luke Chamberlain, set out to make a color statement on the red carpet via Chamberlain’s silver-white, spray-in streaks, but the night’s mane event belonged to Anne Hathaway, who showed up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a brand-new, bright blonde dye job. “I decided to go for a look that [was] glam, edgy, and yet very youthful and fun,” celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer explained of the slicked up style she gave Hathaway’s crop, which was freshly bleached courtesy of Marie Robinson.
Demi Moore is the latest victim of an overly airbrushed celebrity-fronted beauty campaign. The European cosmetics brand Helena Rubinstein has made Moore look nearly unrecognizable in its latest ads. [Daily Mail]
Every time Courteney Cox appears in a promo for her TV series Cougar Town, it is abundantly clear that she takes a pro stance on Botox. But the former Friends star is also plenty happy to verbalize her reliance on antiaging wonder drugs: “Getting older isn’t easy for anybody. Especially here in Los Angeles. So let’s be clear: looking youthful is something I do a lot of research on…If someone says, ‘You should try apple stem cells,’ guess who’ll be putting them on her face the next day?” [Telegraph]
Forget the lipstick index. Hair salon visits are now being used as an economic indicator, as a rise in appointments over the last year seems to be signaling an upturn in the nation’s financial forecast. [L.A. Times]
The long-held belief that brains trump beauty in the workplace has a received a big setback as new research claims that physical attractiveness provides a huge boost in the job application process. When a photograph accompanies a job application, attractive job candidates get called back 36 percent more often than unattractive ones, the study finds. [WSJ]
Jaime King is the latest actress to embrace dip-dyeing, the hair color trend that just won’t die. The typically blonde actress has gone a shade of ombré blue. [Us]