5 posts tagged "Jaime King"
A bun for summer: Not exactly groundbreaking, but a go-to for any occasion nonetheless. From Diane Kruger’s low-slung scrunchie situation on the sidewalks of Soho (a ’90s accessory the star has championed for two straight days…yes, we’re counting) to Karlie Kloss‘ midi gym knot, the style works brilliantly for a steamy summer day. Jaime King took her sleek chignon to a new level for night, pairing her perfectly groomed iteration with a slinky Versace gown for the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Los Angeles earlier in the week. And naturally, Miley Cyrus one-upped them all with a towering, braided knob smack on top of her head for a performance in Chicago. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, these bunheads demonstrate that the beauty classic is a 24/7 hair savior.
To see how models make the chignon their own, click here.
In addition to celebrating World Ocean Day (a few days early, the official eco-friendly event takes place on June 8) with La Mer and renowned oceanographer and National Geographic explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle at the Mondrian Hotel Soho in New York City, I learned the two-second trick to injecting some summertime flavor into an all-black ensemble, courtesy of my seatmate, model Laura Love. She capped off her high-waisted mini and turtleneck with perfectly articulated arches and a swoosh of fuchsia lipstick. When asked what shade she was wearing, Love revealed it was a matte hue from NARS, but didn’t have the tube tucked into her Chanel shoulder bag. (I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it’s fan-favorite Schiap.) Across town at the Christian Louboutin cocktail party, actress Jaime King pulled a nearly identical makeup move, opting for a shine-free, fire-engine-red pout to match the soles of her white stilettos. Just like the rainbow at the end of last night’s storm, every dark dress should be accompanied by a beauty bright spot.
Last night’s launch party for Choo.08 (a line of more practical, sporty footwear from Jimmy Choo) in Beverly Hills celebrated accessories, but there were also plenty of covetable beauty looks on display. Similar to shoe shopping, it’s hard to single out just one hairstyle or makeup move and label it my favorite, so I thought I’d feature all of the standout moments (like Solange Knowles’ tangerine liner, Sandra Choi’s buzzed crop, and Emmy Rossum’s inky eyes and inventive nail art) from the evening’s fete: Click here to see the slideshow.
A bold blazer and an even bolder lid look on Solange Knowles.
Make the most of your moons with evil eyes like Emmy Rossum.
…or try metallic navy shadow in lieu of basic black.
Sandra Choi shows off her ear cuff with an undercut.
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]