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27 posts tagged "Kristen Stewart"

Summer Hair Moves On Up

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Extreme heat and hair have long had a troubled relationship. And this summer’s brutal temperatures have proved to be a challenge to even the most agreeable tresses. So, why fight nature’s course—particularly when there are a plethora of enticing, upwardly mobile summer styles to test- drive? Here, our favorite runway and red-carpet updos for defying the elements with some expert tips from hair gurus Fabio Scalia, Alan Tosler, and Sean Davis to help you DIY at home—and just in time, too; you’re looking at 95 degrees and thunderstorms this weekend, New York.

 

Kristen Stewart Makes the Cut

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Kristen Stewart has cut off her hair, debuting a freshly sheared strawberry blonde crop at the filming for the Late Show With David Letterman yesterday, courtesy of colorist Marie Robinson. The layered, wispy, new ‘do is sexy—and versatile, too, it turns out. A few hours later, Stewart brought the choppy style back out for the Cinema Society screening of Twilight: Eclipse, this time with a thick braid coronet to keep her bangs securely out of her face. You can credit the sweltering New York humidity for this exciting turn of events. What do you think about her shorter look?

Photo: Charles Sykes / AP Photo; Jennifer Graylock / AP Photo

Wave Runners Take The Met

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With no supermodel or superhero theme providing fodder for the outrageous looks of Met galas past (remember Madonna’s Vuitton bunny ears?), this year’s American Woman exhibit seemed to inspire a general air of classic simplicity in the beauty department—with a few colorful moments thrown in for good measure (more on that in an upcoming post). One of the biggest trends on the red carpet seemed to be an homage to pin curls and marcel waves, styles preferred by starlets of the thirties and forties—and a handful of their twenty-first-century counterparts last night. Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, Marion Cotillard, and Iman all sported variations on sleek, ridged texture with deep side or middle parts. Who do you think did the ‘do best?

Photo: Clockwise from bottom left, Marion Curtis / Startraks Photo; RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Rock ‘n’ Roll Beauty, Represented

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If there were an event that felt like an opportunity to do something beauty-wise that had a bit more attitude, it would be the New York premiere of The Runaways. And last night, Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny both heeded the call. Stewart’s hair was swept up and across with a face-framing side swoosh that felt a bit New Wave, a bit rockabilly; her lips were painted a hot pink. And Sevigny’s heavily gelled-back hair and bright red pout looked like an homage, albeit a slightly restrained one, to the Robert Palmer girls. Do you think they hit a beauty high note?

Photo: Dave Allocca / Startraks Photo

The Rundown On The Runaways

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The Kristen Stewart-as-Joan Jett transformation for The Runaways has been talked about for months (even longer, it seems, than the are-they-or-aren’t-they rumors around her affair with her Twilight co-star Rob Pattinson), but it’s finally time for the big reveal. The film had its premiere in L.A. last night, and come March 17, New Yorkers will have their chance to see the scowling attitude, spiky mullet, and smoky eyes on the big screen. Jett’s all-girl group broke boundaries not only in music, but also in makeup. We went behind the scenes with lead makeup artist Robin Matthews to discover the power of primer and why the sweatier things got on set, the better.

You worked with Kristen Stewart on New Moon to re-create a character who exists in the pages of a book. For The Runaways, the characters—Joan Jett, Cherie Currie—actually exist in real life. Did that make things easier or more difficult?

Well, it was definitely unique—getting to re-create these iconic women and have them right there on set. The film illustrates this fun, decadent, and extravagant time period. Men and women would dress up in glam and androgynous looks. The challenges were making sure that it wasn’t a modern-day take on The Runaways, or a glossed-over Hollywood version. We wanted a true, gritty, realistic portrayal of these girls’ lives.

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