11 posts tagged "Karlie Kloss"
Back in high school, the girl gang I used to pal around with could be identified by three things: a collective bad attitude, the red ’82 VW cabriolet my best friend drove through senior year, and a communal love for pixie bands. I think it was a rave-culture spin-off, but there was something both tough and undeniably sexy about pulling your hair way back and sliding that thick black band just beyond the hairline. You can imagine my excitement, then, when the accoutrement had a small comeback on the Fall runways. Both Julien d’Ys and Guido Palau sent them down the runway at Balenciaga and Nina Ricci, respectively, and last night at the Gordon Parks Foundation Awards in New York, Karlie Kloss followed suit. As if the impossibly tall supe needed any help in the way of accentuating her long, lithe features. Thoughts on Karlie’s nod to sleek severity?
We’ve been having a little short-hair envy of late as we grapple with the decision of whether or not to shear off our mid-back-grazing strands into their former asymmetrical bob glory—which is presumably why we were transfixed by Leighton Meester and Karlie Kloss at this week’s Target and Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection launch event. Both women recently went chin-length to much acclaim, although we’re feeling Kloss’ flirty side part and waves a little more than Meester’s slicked-back style. You too?
Karlie Kloss is known in the modeling industry for many things: her career-making Calvin Klein exclusive circa Spring 2008, that Juergen Teller-lensed Marc Jacobs Lola fragrance campaign, and an incomparable walk that makes all six feet of her insanely long frame a dominating runway presence. But this morning, the St. Louis native added a new signature to her stellar profile: a bob—with bangs! Our photographers have been snapping pics all morning backstage at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, where models—Angels and otherwise—have been primping for this evening’s extravaganza, which is where we got a first look at Kloss’ chin-grazing crop equipped with an equally short fringe. The mane event reportedly happened on Monday, courtesy of Garren, on the set of a new shoot—and will likely be concealed by extensions come showtime, as these things often go (the word bob does not usually precede bombshell)—but we’re headed over to the venue now to get the full scoop, as well as the word on Tom Pecheux and Orlando Pita’s makeup and hair magic. For now, enjoy these early images and get used to the supe-in-the-making’s latest style coup. Thoughts on Karlie’s cut?
Last night, famed fashion photographer Mario Testino celebrated his legendary body of work with an exhibit that wasn’t in Paris, London, or New York, as these things tend to go. Instead, a troupe of editors and models gathered due north of Manhattan in Boston, where Testino’s images are currently on display at the city’s Museum of Fine Arts. Among the catwalkers to show face at the exhibit’s opening were longtime Testino muse and heavily pregnant Gisele Bündchen—a Boston resident, these days—Karlie Kloss, and Erin Wasson, supers in their own right, all of whom seem to share a similar love for golden highlighted brunette locks with different variances of honey. Which flaxen fix is your favorite?
There are two decades being mined at the New York shows this week, and Michael Kors managed to get both of them into one beauty look. “It’s sixties/nineties,” Orlando Pita said, referencing the super-sleek, deep side parts that he was giving models, creating an indentation in the back with a long elastic that was clipped behind the ears. The straightness, which he achieved with a blow-dryer and a few spritzes of his T3 Control Heat-Seeking Hair Spray, hammered home the homage. “The first time women straightened their hair was in the sixties, but they used actual irons,” Pita said in an impromptu session of hair history 101. “In the nineties, they finally created a straightening iron.” Karlie Kloss, Jac, and Frida Gustavsson got updos to accommodate the evening dresses they wore to close the show.
Dick Page was on a similar tip, although the Shiseido artistic director wasn’t quite ready to call his colored, banana liner applications retro. “[Kors] just wanted to do an eye thing. [This is] a floating line,” he declared of the single stroke of its Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Jungle, a punchy green, that he gave brunettes, and the Punky Blues palette that he saved for blondes, both of which changed shades underneath a series of plastic pastel sunglasses. A wash of white pigment along the upper lash line and a few swipes of Shiseido’s Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black helped open the eyes while its Luminizing Satin Face Color in Highbeam White brought light to cheekbones, jawlines, and foreheads. Lips were painted and then blotted down to a barely perceptible nude with Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge in Vision, a dusty rose—not that it mattered; after Kloss passed her new Perfect 10 cookies around to Page, Lindsey Wixson, and Magdalena Frackowiak (and this reporter), there wasn’t much visible lipstick left to speak of.