10 posts tagged "Lindsey Wixson"
There’s been many a hair makeover lately—Coco Rocha, Lindsey Wixson, and Constance Jablonski have all brushed several inches off their shoulders, and our own Brittany Adams spotted Ava Smith sporting buttery strands at several castings (shown at top). And who could forget the Karlie, the bob that got everyone abuzz backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show this past November? All in all, a simple cut-and-color appointment carries a lot more weight when you’re a model—especially if you’re trying to break into the runway scene, like 17-year-old Solomiya Zgoda (shown below Smith), a relatively fresh face at Ford Models from Ukraine.
Zgoda’s agency tasked hairstylist Pasquale Ferrante and colorist Mauricio Bermudez of Ion Studio in Soho with creating an ambiguous look with a balance of femininity and virility. The salon is no stranger to the women of the runway; Ferrante recently chopped model (and girlfriend to Jake Gyllenhaal) Alyssa Miller’s long hair, and the rest of the team has done everything from touch-ups to total overhauls for at least fifty other catwalkers this season. (The place was packed with ladies well over 5′ 9″ when I was there on Friday—and they were certainly too lithe to be basketball players.)
Bermudez’s inspiration for Zgoda’s hue was virgin winter snow—he cocktailed his toner with hints of ash and violet to make it as pastel as possible. “The color has varying tones and an iridescence—like the inside of a seashell or metallic car paint—that looks good under the lights on the runway,” he explains. As for the choppy crop, Ferrante said he wanted to give her something edgy and set her apart from the many girls with collarbone-grazing cuts available to casting directors. According to her agent, Ali Fordham, this platinum pixie has been a head-turner thus far—she’s on option for several shows. Looks like nobody’s putting this blonde baby in the corner for Spring ’14.
As if Beyoncé’s big chop wasn’t enough to set the social-media world on fire, now Coco Rocha has one-upped Mrs. Carter by live tweeting the entire process of her pixie cut for Allure. “With my job, my hair is constantly dyed and fried, and it won’t grow any longer, so I decided it was time to get rid of it,” she told the glossy. Tilda Swinton served as the model’s muse, and hairstylist Anh Co Tran was the one wielding the scissors (with the exception of her husband, James Conran, who made the first snip). After lopping off three long ponytails, Rocha decided to go even shorter on the sides—resulting in a rebellious red swoosh on top. The newly cropped ginger is heading into the impending Spring 2014 season (along with the likes of Lindsey Wixson and Constance Jablonski) with far less weight on her shoulders—and we can’t wait to see her new signature style up close and personal in just a few weeks.
Her unmistakable bee-stung pout and gap-toothed grin made Lindsey Wixson a catwalk star and a favorite here at Style.com—the Kansas native graced the cover of the first issue of Style.com/Print. But it’s her hair that’s making headlines today. Over the weekend, the 19-year-old model debuted a new ‘do at the Watermill Center Benefit in the Hamptons. At first glance, we nearly mistook her freshly shorn, textured shag and bangs for one of the Joan Jett-esque wigs from Marc Jacobs’ Fall show. A bit of Internet sleuthing revealed that shortly after the couture shows, Wixson paid a visit to none other than Christiaan for a cool coif update. We love the razored, rock’ n’ roll look. You? Either way, we’re sure to see more of the edgy cut on and off the Spring ’14 runways in September.
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]