5 posts tagged "Lena Dunham"
Since the premiere of HBO’s Girls, a great many people have, understandably so, come to care deeply about Lena Dunham—what she says, what she wears, what she posts on Instagram, and, naturally, what she does to her hair. And though the pixie has experienced a major celebrity surge this year (see: Jennifer Lawrence, Pamela Anderson and, briefly, Beyoncé), Dunham’s crop was among the first and, in our opinion, the best. The stylist responsible for the wispy pixie perfection? Rheanne White. And as of this month the longtime freelance stylist, whose handiwork has graced the pages of such magazines as GQ, Vanity Fair, and Marie Claire, is sharing her talent with the masses thanks to the opening of her first eponymous salon (Rheanne White Salon, 14 Jay St., 212-966-2928; rheannewhite.com). Here, White shares some of her own go-to products and places, many of which, it should be pointed out, are a mere stone’s throw from her new Tribeca digs.
THE HAIR STYLING TOOLS: Shu Uemura and Layrite
“I love Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil-in-Cream because it’s so user friendly. It’s great on fine to thick hair with curls and waves, and a quarter-size amount is all you need for shine and control. And Layrite makes the best pomades—they’re all water-soluble. I use the Men’s Layrite Super Hold not just on my male clients, but also on women’s short hair any time I want to give a style that piece-y look.”
THE SHAMPOO DUO: Kérastase and Shu Uemura
“Kérastase K Powder Bluff Dry Shampoo is great for making a good hair day last a little longer. Just spray at the roots to soak up an oily scalp and get that bounce and texture back. And Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Shampoo is a cure-all for winter hair.”
THE SKINCARE ESSENTIAL: Mun Skin
“Makeup artist Munemi Imai makes the best face oil. I use the No. 1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum every day and put any remaining product on my hair.”
THE HOME SCENT: Le Feu De L’Eau
“Le Feu De L’Eau make the most divine candles. I can’t pick a favorite—I burn them all on different days at my salon.”
THE ACCESSORY GURU: Pamela Love
“I love everything she does. I want it all. So badass!”
THE SKIN APPOINTMENT: Diamond Facial at Shibui Spa
“My facialist, Kate Walsh, uses Natura Bissé, an amazing, family-owned skincare line from Barcelona that focuses on gentle-but-effective exfoliation. She also uses muscle manipulation massages to leave the skin plumped, hydrated, and glowing.”
377 Greenwich St., New York, NY, (646) 203-0045; thegreenwichhotel.com/shibui-spa
THE MASSAGE: Euphoria Spa
“They have too many amazing massages to pick just one. It really depends on what you need that day. I’ve had the Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy—a hands-on massage technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into connective tissue restrictions in order to alleviate pain, improve flexibility, restore motion, and create fluidity. Deep-tissue massage is also applied when needed.”
18 Harrison St., New York, NY, (212) 925-5925; euphoriaspanyc.com
THE ONE-STOP-BEAUTY-SHOP: Space.NK Apothecary
“This is my go-to when I’m in need of a new face cream. I love RéVive—worth every penny!”
90 Greene St., New York, NY, (212) 941-4200; us.spacenk.com
THE WORKOUT: Aqua Cycling
“Give this in-water spinning class a try. Trust me—it’s so much fun and gives great results without the post-workout soreness.”
78 Franklin St., New York, NY, (212) 966-6784; aquastudiony.com
THE CAFFEINE SPOT: Laughing Man
“This little gem has some of the best coffee and teas in the ‘hood. We only serve their goods at the salon.”
184 Duane St., New York, NY; livelaughingman.com
Michelle Williams is Louis Vuitton’s Latest Siren; Lena Dunham Wigs Out; and One Direction’s New Cosmetics Line
This morning, WWD released images from Louis Vuitton’s latest accessories campaign, shot by Peter Lindbergh and starring new spokeswoman Michelle Williams. In her first major fashion endorsement since a Band of Outsiders gig several seasons ago, the A-lister sports an artfully mussed pixie cut by Sam McKnight and a siren red pout courtesy of Stéphane Marais.
Lena Dunham has been papped all over New York and Brooklyn while shooting season three of Girls. But she’s her own best advertisement, taking to Instagram to post a few selfies in wigs, accompanied by expectedly witty captions such as: “It’s 1973 and this aspiring backup singer is looking for love in all the wrong places” or “It’s 1984 and this club promoter (Ronnie) had to move back in with his ma.” Needless to say, the posts got their fair share of likes.
Teen pop sensation One Direction has teamed up with MUA Cosmetics on a range of products for UK beauty and health retailer Superdrug. The heartthrobs’ Little Things Collection will include lipsticks, lip polishes, cheek tints, and nail lacquers—in a range of colors and flavors. Harry Styles is reportedly a fan of the strawberry lip polish, while Louis Tomlinson is into vanilla.
In case you somehow missed it—you know, because it wasn’t televised and the number of high-powered celebrities in attendance paled in comparison to the SAGs or the Globes—the Directors Guild of America held its annual awards ceremony this weekend in L.A. In attendance were the usual suspects: Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, et al, as well as some newcomers, like Ben Affleck, who won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for Argo, and Lena Dunham, who continued her awards-show sweep by becoming the first female director to win for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series for Girls. “I’m terrified every time I step on set,” effused a beaming Dunham when she accepted her award, although she admitted that she’s getting more and more self-assured in that regard—and on the red carpet as well, it would appear. The multitalented twenty-six-year-old was wearing a custom color-blocked Thakoon dress and a demure red manicure. A self-professed fan of nail art, Dunham’s beauty look seems to be evolving—nay, maturing—as her stock continues to rise. Nothing wrong with keeping it classic. Thoughts on Dunham’s latest dose of lacquer love?
Last night, we were delighted to find Girls star Lena Dunham chatting with Jon Stewart when we turned on the television to get our Daily Show fix. Things took a turn for the funny and charming, as they often do with Dunham, when the conversation focused on her recent Golden Globe win. “We heard one photographer say, ‘Ugh, newbies,” she joked of the paparazzi response when she posed for pictures with her statuette post-show. “Then someone screamed, ‘Get media trained!” Dunham’s savvy for stroking her award and posing for the cameras may be a work in progress, but her beauty aptitude appears to be right-on. As she continued to banter with Stewart, we noticed that her thick, well-applied cat-eye wasn’t black but navy—an inky, dark midnight akin to the color Tom Pecheux used backstage at Altuzarra for Spring. Either someone’s been reading our trend reports, or Dunham just happens to be innately on message (we’re sticking with the former). Thoughts on her beauty moment?
After debuting her brand-new, Miley Cyrus-inspired pixie cut in the winter issue of i-D magazine, Lena Dunham has undergone another makeover for her Entertainment Weekly cover turn. The sixties homage takes a page out of the Spring 2013 Marc Jacobs handbook, with lots of lashes and a black banana liner as well as mod, black and white nails by Marc-approved manicurist Elisa Ferri. [EW]
Emily Blunt went blonde last week and now Rose McGowan is looking on the bright side. The Pucci front-row guest has dyed her dark mahogany hair a shade of icy flaxen. [Daily Mail]
The first Walgreens flagship has arrived on the West Coast, and it is not messing around. In addition to a fully equipped Look Boutique—the drugstore’s upmarket niche showcase that stocks brands like Cargo, Roger & Gallet, Nuxe Paris, Vichy, and Boots No. 7—there are a frozen yogurt station, fresh sushi bar, coffee and espresso bar, and juice and smoothie bar. Only in L.A. [Racked]
In a further testament to the equal-opportunity nature of nail art comes Midrash Manicures, a twentysomething rabbi’s teaching tool-turned-commercial success story. Heads up to those of you looking for early Hanukkah gifts. [Fashionista]