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July 31 2014

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7 posts tagged "Lana Del Rey"

Bow Knows

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As you spend the next twenty-four hours physically and mentally preparing yourself (and your wardrobe) for the three straight weeks of Fall collections, which are about to get under way in New York, we remind you to consider beefing up your hair-accessory arsenal as well. It seems entirely plausible that Spring’s favorite hair trend will make a big showing outside the tents, a prediction we’re basing solely on the wealth of recent editorials that are big-upping headbands, barrettes, and our favorite form of hair adornment, the bow. We need to thank Guido Palau for the childlike accoutrement’s recent resurgence, which came after the hair guru slid a series of black and white ribbons on top of side-slung bangs backstage at Louis Vuitton. We’ve recently been coveting the satin trimmings on Lily Donaldson in this month’s issue of Dazed & Confused and in March’s Numéro Tokyo, which features a manga-inspired Lana Del Rey, who, much to our amazement, is still booking fashion editorials. The key to successfully pulling it off? Keeping your bow slightly askew.

Photo: Mariano Vivanco for Numéro Tokyo, March 2013; Max Farago for Dazed & Confused, February 2013

Bands, Bows, Berets—Oh My!

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As previously mentioned, hair accessories were a huge hit on the Spring runways—and already appear to be having a trickle-down effect on the paparazzi circuit. Blake Lively sent the blogosphere abuzz with the tiniest of diamond-encrusted headbands to celebrate Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants 80th anniversary on Tuesday, and last night, we spotted not one but two moments of strand adornment. Fall Miu Miu face Chloë Sevigny sported a studded beret at Opening Ceremony’s London store debut, and Lana Del Rey wore a thin red bow to the premiere of her new video for “Ride” in Santa Monica. Perhaps uncoincidentally, neither wore much makeup, which is the biggest boon of concentrating beauty flair on your hair. Thoughts on their respective locks looks?

Photo: Getty Images

Lana Del Gaga: A Burgeoning Beauty Mash-Up

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Unless you somehow managed to avoid the millions of tweets and blog posts about it last month, you are aware that Lady Gaga has embraced a milk chocolate brunette of late, eschewing the more outlandish hair colors she’s become known for in favor of a shade of “Louis Vuitton brown,” as the singing sensation calls it. But we noticed something about Mother Monster’s new ‘do, which has prompted her to become altogether more demure, as she sported a chic black sheath dress and minimal makeup to launch her Fame fragrance at Harrods in London today: She looks a little bit like Lana Del Rey. That custom-designed gold claw is still all Gaga, of course, but the back-combed bump, the elongated black cat-eyes, and the layers of lashes scream Lana, thus blurring the often finite lines of pop superstardom image-making. Tell us: Do you like your Gaga with a little Del Rey, or do you prefer her with aqua Rapunzel extensions and a face full of adhesive pearls?

Photo: Getty Images

The House Of Creed Shacks Up With Bergdorf Goodman

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The House of Creed is expanding—both its fan base and its physical presence in New York. A few weeks after swimming sensation Ryan Lochte outed himself as a lover of the family-owned operation that dates back to the eighteenth-century British monarchy, the company has opened an über-luxe shop-in-shop at Bergdorf Goodman. Just in time for New York fashion week, the 280-square-foot, Tomas Frenes-designed atelier will offer a wide selection of the storied brand’s atomizers, candles, room sprays, soaps, body lotions, and, of course, its library of more than 40 scents. The white, mirrored installation is meant to echo the classically modern ambience of the Creed boutique in Paris—the very same boutique that hosted one Lana Del Rey, who was spotted reupping her stash of Spring Flowers, a fragrance that was originally created in the mid-eighties for Audrey Hepburn, at the Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie store earlier this spring. It’s definitely worth a peek if you plan on braving the streets of midtown for FNO tonight—and even more so after the shows wind down, when sixth-generation perfumer Olivier Creed will make his first visit to the U.S. in seven years for the official ribbon cutting.

Photo: Courtesy of Creed

Kinga Rajzak Models Fall’s Dark Makeup in Vogue Japan

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We’ve been talking about the rise of neo-gothic beauty since the Fall shows, and the new September glossies are officially galvanizing the trend. In the latest issue of Vogue Japan, Kinga Rajzak appears in an editorial called “The Scarlet Focus” that highlights deep, black cherry-painted lips à la Gucci or Bottega Veneta and sepia-toned lids reminiscent of those at Burberry Prorsum and Givenchy. Petros Petrohilos was the makeup artist behind raven-haired Rajzak’s transformation for the spread. While starlets including Kate Bosworth and Lana Del Rey have already taken the dark look from the runways to the red carpets, we still find it fresh and wearable. We’ll have plenty more to say on this subject when our Fall Beauty Guide launches at the end of August.

Photos: Vogue Japan