13 posts tagged "Jessica Stam"
Jessica Stam has been flame-haired and flaxen over the course of her catwalking career, but we missed the opportunity to see her positively platinum at Balenciaga this season, as hers was sadly not one of the heads of hair treated to Guido Palau’s peroxide dye jobs. W Korea remedied that this month, with a new editorial starring the Canadian super in which she dons long, silvery blond locks that could give Britt Maren and Abbey Lee Kershaw a run for their money. Hairstylist Ashley Javier used an assortment of Leonor Greyl products on set to style what is, unfortunately, a wig, but it’s gotten us thinking that Stam could stand to go brighter with her blond for the Fall shows, especially if she ever plans on wearing a similarly sanguine pout to the one NARS national makeup artist Francelle Daly slicked on for the shoot. What hair color do you think suits the porcelain-skinned runway star best?
Last night’s CFDA Awards ceremony boasted its fair share of models, but Jessica Stam still managed to stand head and shoulders above her long-legged counterparts with a knockout beauty look. First there was her side braid, which we much preferred to Doutzen’s voluminous updo, Sasha’s low-slung chignon, and Dree’s trying-too-hard headband. Then there were her spectacular brows, which Stam appears not only to have left unplucked but also to have covered in shadow for a subtle, super-thick shape. Put them together, and she’s basically unstoppable. What do you think of the catwalker’s off-runway transformation?
We knew it was going to take off when we first spied it backstage at Alexander Wang last September (and again at Miu Miu in October), but every time we see Spring 2010′s side-slung braid, we can’t say enough good things about it. Jessica Stam wore one last night at Giambattista Valli’s dinner for Moncler Gamme Rouge in Paris to complement a leaves-little-to-the-imagination sheer frock, and Kate Bosworth pioneered a version for the shorter-haired set last month, proving that a lack of length should not inhibit you from giving this one a go. How do you think the casual, all-American eighties style looks when it’s all dressed up?
While it has become a bona fide trend for big-name catwalkers—Amber Valletta, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, et al.—to lend their names and hands to fashion labels these days, Du Juan is daring to be different. The Chinese-born ballerina-turned-supermodel has allied herself with Yue-Sai Cosmetics to bring a two-piece beauty range to the market, just in time for the holidays. The Shooting Star collection, which includes a 24K Gold Face & Body Sparkle and an Eye Shadow Quad, is an homage of sorts to the magic that can happen in the makeup artist’s chair. In fact, the idea for the Face & Body Sparkle came from a shoot Du Juan recently did in Paris where photographer Camilla Akrans sprinkled flecks of gold onto her face for a shimmer effect. It’s branded as her “gift to Chinese women,” but American beauty junkies could potentially benefit from the present, too; there is talk about bringing the limited-edition series stateside next year.
We have jet-black eyebrows and an olive complexion, so there’s simply no way we’ll ever experience what it’s like to go blonde. Which is why the few and the flaxen possess a special allure in our mind, especially in the summertime when colorists tend to turn it up a few notches with their A-list clients, brightening their strands from warm honey shades to corn silk. And so a small tribute to three women who wore the color best last night, from the Lower East Side to Chelsea. We’ll just have to be content living through them for the time being.