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April 19 2014

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52 posts tagged "Kate Moss"

The Secrets to Building a Coachella-Worthy Flower Crown

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There’s a fine line when it comes to the flower crown, a Coachella accessory staple, in that it can quickly tread into wedding territory. While we wouldn’t mind looking like the lost member of Kate Moss’ bridal party, finding a non-tacky wreath that is designed for festive weekends or a desert concert is harder than you’d think. Enter Crowns by Christy, a gem recently uncovered at the opening of the Annick Goutal boutique, where editors donned these springy creations. Founder Christy Meisner started crafting these flora hair accessories with blooms from her backyard and—in true beauty MacGyver form—dental floss. “It can work, but string doesn’t hold as well as wire,” she said. Alongside her best friend and crafting partner in crime, Audrey Plaisance, she’s expanded the project and is now taking personal orders through Instagram. (Honestly, half the reason people wear a flower crown in the first place is to share it on social media.) “We grew up sewing our outfits for school dances, learning to knit, and trying to make our own patterns out of newspaper,” she quipped. Here, Meisner shares her tricks of the trade:

Shop Right: “For fresh flowers, I shop everywhere from the Chelsea Flower District to Whole Foods to my local bodega—they have great fillers—and in the summertime, any backyard that is available at the moment.”

Embrace Filler: “Baby’s breath has a bad reputation, but when weaved into a flower crown, it’s total perfection.”

Ace Your Base: “Thin florist wire is the base of my crowns, real or faux. It allows you to bend anything into the shape you want.”

Act Fast: “Fresh flower crowns are like Cinderella: They only last until midnight, so you really have to make them and wear them on the same day.”

Fake It: “Faux flowers are a good alternative, but choosing the right ones are key. You want something pliable that you can easily insert wire through—anything with a plastic center is tough. For the tiny flowers, I usually opt for paper because they hold their shape, and for larger varieties I use silk.” Her favorite shops for premium picks: Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies and PANY Floral.

Kate Moss’ Makeup Artist Kisses and Tells

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In honor of Kate Moss’ triumphant return to Topshop as a designer (her collection makes its debut on April 30 at the British retailer, Nordstrom, and Net-a-Porter), Nowness teamed up with the super’s network to create a series of eight short films. In the first installment, makeup pro Charlotte Tilbury waxes poetic about the power of Moss’ lips. The face painter even has a lipstick shade in her namesake line (arriving stateside in September) dedicated to her longtime client: Nude Kate. (Not to mention the model has a range of her own tubes as the face of Rimmel London.) So close is Kate to Tilbury, that the beauty guru granted Moss (along with Penélope Cruz and Liberty Ross) one of the few coveted samples of her venerated Magic Cream before it was officially put in a jar and sold to the general public. “If I really loved you, you got a pot,” Tilbury told me recently. Here, she reveals what makes Moss a revolutionary (as pointed out during a meeting with Fidel Castro) and her ability to make even “a towel in a spa” look cool.

Kate and Cara Team Up for Burberry

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kate-moss-cara-delevingneAnnounced via Instagram, Burberry tapped not one, but two supers for its latest fragrance campaign: nineties icon Kate Moss and icon-in-training Cara Delevingne. Although Moss’ brows are more waifish than big and bushy, the catwalkers share multiple similarities: both Brits, both beloved by designers (like Marc Jacobs, who cast the duo in Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2013 show), and both earning the title of wild child for their off-runway (and often-caught-on-camera) antics. Karl Lagerfeld recently told The Sunday Times, “Girls admire [Cara Delevingne] like they used to Kate Moss. They all want to be as free as her.” Well, at least those of us who live more by the book can smell as nonconformist and naughty as this trenchcoat-clad pair come autumn, when the eau (and Mario Testino-lensed campaign) is scheduled to be unveiled.

Photo: Instagram

Chanel Is Having a Yabadabadoo Time For Spring; You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (Doll); And More

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chanel-lindsey-wixsonLindsey Wixson looks a lot like Pebbles Flinstone in Chanel’s latest ads with her burnt orange strands, head-topping ponytail, and extra-large pearls reminiscent of the ones Wilma made her signature. When it comes to hair accessories, however, the dinosaur bone has been replaced with a more petite black bow. [Refinery29]

We remember the days when American Girl dolls wore a modest bonnet (Kirsten Larson, we’re looking at you) and schoolgirl braids (Molly McIntire, anyone?). The latest addition to the collection, Isabelle Palmer, goes to a school for the arts and has pink ombré hair. The toy is also available with piercings. We imagine a pint-sized jar of Manic Panic isn’t too far off. [Huffington Post]

While we don’t know who debuted it first exactly—the doll or Alexa Chung—the Brit style star posted a photo on Twitter touting her new purple tips courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel.

Designed to be added to a traditional cleanser for “extra exfoliating” results, Previse Skincare is bringing EE MarineGranules, a botanical-based marine mousse, to market in March. Shopping for beauty products is beginning to feel like an episode of Sesame Street. [WWD]

Kate Moss celebrates her 40th birthday this month and in celebration, Paris Première (a French television channel) is airing a documentary—Looking For Kate—on January 12th that examines her rise to fame. If only the Couture collections coincided…we’ll just have to wait for the film to appear on YouTube with the rest of the world. [Marie Claire UK]

Red Coat

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rosie-huntington-bfa-awardsKeeping in step with another supermodel last night (Kate Moss), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived at the British Fashion Awards sporting a lush, ruby colored pout. What set her look apart, however, is how her velvet, matte pout juxtaposed her glossy, slicked-back strands (reminiscent of the hair and lip combo seen at Prabal Gurung for Spring 2014). Two finishes, it seems, are twice as nice.

Photo: Getty Images