55 posts tagged "Kate Moss"
We analyzed the best ads of Fall 2014 in our latest feature, “On the Campaign Trail,” but legendary supes and photogs aside, the one beauty look that reigned supreme across the board was the bob. From long iterations (e.g., the lob) in Jimmy Choo and Lancaster’s imagery, to short, angular chops at Bottega Veneta and Dior, designers seemed to agree on at least one thing: losing a few inches is the freshest way to face a new season. Here, your hair inspo for the cooler months ahead.
We never tire of the legendary Kate Moss, and apparently, she is never bored by her signature dirty blond strands. “Just with hairstyles I can change my personality. I don’t really need to change the color anymore,” she said. Starring in the newest campaign for Kérastase, coiffed by the brand’s artistic director, Luigi Murenu, and lensed by Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø, the supermodel channels yet another flaxen-haired icon: Brigitte Bardot. With a trio of products being added to the Couture Styling range this summer—Laque Noire (a finishing spray), V.I.P. (a dry shampoo/hairspray hybrid), and Baume Double Je (a defining balm)—all designed to create “un-styled styles,” as described by Murenu, it was only apropos that both bombshells serve as the muses for the collection. “Kate Moss is the Brigitte Bardot of today,” added the pro. “She epitomizes the freedom every woman wants.” If nothing else, at least the rest of us can now achieve her perfectly-imperfect hair.
From London to Los Angeles, it was all about liner last night. Across the pond for Kate Moss’ Topshop launch, model Suki Waterhouse relied on makeup pro Charlotte Tilbury and her crew (as did Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Sienna Miller) to amp up her look from an earlier photo shoot. “We had to do a quick off-on turnaround to do the right base for the red carpet,” said Tilbury. The face painter’s eponymous Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Bedroom Black was applied in a feline shape, then smoked out underneath with shadow. On the other end of the eyeliner spectrum in sunny California, Jessica Biel opted for a subtle, sophisticated gray etched along her top lashes only. Whether you want to channel that cool Cali girl vibe, or become a badass Brit, it’s apparently as easy as picking up a pencil.
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.
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.