7 posts tagged "Lindsey Wixson"
With campaign season over and a whole month left before the Spring shows commence, Lindsey Wixson is essentially free of fashion for the moment—which means there’s plenty of time to do things like, say, take in a film (models: they’re just like us!) Last night, she attended the New York premiere of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a documentary about China’s famously censored artist, thus exhibiting an interest in activism—and minimalist beauty. The runway regular sported a soft, wispy topknot; impossibly clear skin; and a perfect black cat eye to add a subtle hint of drama to her otherwise pared-down look. (A premiere, after all, is still a premiere.) Thoughts on the catwalker’s off-duty hair and makeup?
On the set of a recent Nick Knight-lensed editorial for Garage magazine, hairstylist Sam McKnight took Lindsey Wixson comic book heroine-caliber shades of red and yellow. (Sad as it is to say, dark-haired girls aren’t usually the universe-saving type; sorry, brunettes). [SHOWstudio]
After building an über-successful fragrance empire around its core brand, Issey Miyake is finally devoting a scent to its Pleats Please diffusion line. As to be expected from the avant-garde design house, the pear, peony, sweet pea, patchouli, cedar, and white musk eau’s bottle is a feat in glassblowing. [Basenotes]
Thanks to masculine packaging and clever rebranding efforts, like calling concealer “urban camouflage,” the men’s grooming business is expected to hit $2.6 billion this year. Not too shabby. [L.A. Times]
Also on the rise: skincare sales among women aged 50 to 80. That’s what happens when stars like Madonna and Cher walk around looking half their age, according to new research. [NYDN]
Curly girls haven’t gotten a big runway shout-out since the Spring 2011 shows, when Guido Palau put tightly wound, brushed-out ringlets back on the map at both of Marc Jacobs’ presentations in New York. It was a special moment for the kinky-haired masses, as the high-fashion tribute signified a return to texture. Lindsey Wixson walked those shows two years ago, and apparently remembers the rush of rickracking. The supermodel sported a similar, albeit softer and looser adaptation, last night to toast Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld at Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket book launch in Soho. It’s a gorgeous look on the typically straight-haired stunner—even more so without the bleached brows and heavy makeup, don’t you think?
Today, after weeks of nonstop shows and a long October that included many late nights at the office, Style.com/Print is finally on newsstands. Our debut glossy has already generated a fair bit of chatter around the blogosphere. Since images of our cover star, Lindsey Wixson, hit the Web last Thursday, the intrigue has mounted. Which collections made the top ten? Who won our street-style reader poll? And, perhaps most importantly, who makes the raspberry red lipstick that’s featured prominently on the Kansas-born catwalker’s mouth? “It’s Jungle Red from NARS,” makeup artist Mickael Noisette reveals of the pigment he used to paint Wixson’s pout on set. “There wasn’t any inspiration for the beauty look,” Noisette explains, “just to keep her lovely face as it is. She’s so strong—even without makeup—but I decided to go to the red lipstick for even more strength.” Key to Noisette’s application was a soft-focus effect that spoke to Wixson’s “ingenue” side. “I didn’t want her to look too womanly—too Saint Laurent,” the face painter says. So rather than picking up a freshly sharpened lip liner, Noisette reached for a Q-tip. “The tip is to hydrate the lips and clean them with a Q-tip” before applying the lipstick, he says. Using a brush to perfect the edges, Noisette picked up his trusty cotton swab again to “blur” any hard lines. A final finger-patting ensured a “tinted,” lived-in finish. Velvety, matte skin courtesy of Diorskin foundation and its semi-loose powder, a mix of light brown MAC and Shiseido eye shadows to add subtle definition that didn’t compete with Wixson’s bold lip, and a slick of Shiseido mascara on the top lashes finished the look. “The most important thing is to curl the lashes,” Noisette advises. What do you think of our first on-page beauty moment?
Vogue China just debuted its Fall collections book which, interestingly enough, stars Natasha Poly having a particularly Spring beauty moment. Matte lips in a range of off-kilter colors popped up on both sides of the pond this season, making their first appearance in New York at Richard Chai’s “Japanese surfer girls” show where models like Lindsey Wixson and Emily Baker trotted out onto the runway with flat-finish blue, and purple mouths. The evolution of the statement lip continued in London at Mary Katrantzou thanks to makeup artist Val Garland, who used a treasure trove of metallic MAC Pigments to create lime, aqua, and tangerine mouths (Garland repeated the trick in Paris at Thierry Mugler making gold-green her single color of choice). It’s not the most translatable look off the catwalk but there is a method to the madness, should you want to give it a go. The trick is blocking out lips with a color-neutralizing cream base like MAC Lip Erase or its Paintstick in White before applying whatever wacky lipstick shade your heart desires. To be fair, Natasha’s yellow pout does look kind of killer with her all-black ensemble. Would you go there?