21 posts tagged "Liv Tyler"
Vlada Roslyakova has become something of a hair color trend arbiter for us. At the Fall shows last February, she went ginger, spawning many an imitation, and by the time the Spring shows rolled around in September, she had embraced a light platinum blond. But red’s reign isn’t over just yet. In fact, colorist and author of The Hair Color Mix Book Lorri Goddard-Clark thinks it’s a fad that should last at least through the Oscars in March. “Red is fresh, sexy, and fun,” says Goddard-Clark, who recently gave Liv Tyler an auburn lift for an upcoming film role. “It sends a message of confidence and optimism, which is great for the world right now.” Other adapters have included Heroes star Ali Larter and actress Carla Gugino, who just this week was spotted at Stella McCartney’s West Hollywood store with a red ‘do. “It’s a fun color to play with,” adds Goddard-Clark, saying that you can start easy with a gloss or highlights or jump right in with an allover permanent color. Either way, interested parties should act fast; NYFW is just around the corner, and we’re guessing Vlada might be in the mood for a change.
“Christopher [Bailey] has a very clear idea of what he wants—he even chose the specific shade of silver for the actual runway,” said makeup artist Wendy Rowe, putting the final touches on Lily Donaldson’s face backstage at Burberry yesterday. With that kind of clear vision from the brand’s creative director, Rowe’s job was relatively easy. “We took colors from the trenches, like mustard and butterscotch, and just blended, blended, and blended,” she explained of the fresh look she hoped to achieve from alternating strokes of an arsenal of makeup that included face-perfecting weapons from Shu Uemura, MAC, Dior, and YSL. “We didn’t really want one thing to stand out,” she continued, “so it feels light and natural.” Added model-of-the-moment Anna Selezneva: “Normally I don’t feel that comfortable leaving shows in full makeup because it’s always a bit heavy, but this feels like what I would do on a normal day, almost like diet makeup!” The look’s wearability factor certainly fell in line with the collective aesthetic of the show’s very impressive front row. Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Freida Pinto, Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, et al. seemed to abide by the same cosmetic credo: minimal, unobtrusive, and subtle (see this blog’s Celebrity Looks post below for a further discussion on the matter). “He just knows what he wants, right down to the shade of lipstick,” Rowe reiterated of Bailey. That meant matte, neutral pouts all around. Though Daisy Lowe and her bright red lips apparently didn’t get the memo.
In a show season that has so far seen its fair share of bright lip colors and pink blush—both in the front row and on the catwalk—it’s nice to take pause and appreciate a little monochromatic minimalism. So thanks to you, Liv Tyler, for working a peach pout and corresponding amber cheek at the Burberry show yesterday, making your big statement with a fab set of slate gray nails (a woman after our own heart). We salute you. Does anyone else?
Pouring over endless images of glammed-out celebrities from the Met ball and the Time 100 party these past few days has gotten us thinking. Actresses like Claire Danes, Liv Tyler, and Leslie Mann (a.k.a. Mrs. Judd Apatow) made back-to-back appearances sporting drastically different hairstyles. So whatever happened to the days of old, when a well-crafted updo was mandatory evening attire? “Red-carpet hair has no rules anymore,” celebrity stylist Ted Gibson explained when we asked his opinion on the matter. “You can wear a full-length gown and ponytail or a cocktail-length dress with an updo. It’s all about the total image; the clothes have to fit the hair and the hair has to fit the clothes.” Fair enough. And so Gibson took us on a quick rundown of the what and why of recent celebrity photo ops to further map out the new rules, er, guidelines for dressed-up tresses:
With a strapless gown like the one Mann sported to the Met, Gibson supports a hair-down decision, arguing that it really helps give off a young, glamorous, and sexy appearance. “If her dress had straps, she would have more likely gone with an updo.” For those of you who want to attempt the look at home, Gibson suggests using a finishing product to smooth flyaways, like his Tame It Lotion.
Updos, like the one Claire Danes wore to the Met, can add mileage to one-sleeved numbers, showing off the neck and shoulders without complicating the asymmetry of the dress, Gibson explains.
Sleek and Sophisticated
When Danes switched into a chic, bat-winged black number for the Time 100, Gibson says hair down was the right call. “Hair down is sleek, smooth, and straight, which gives you more of an edge with a black dress,” he adds. To keep the straight look, Gibson recommends a light hair spray, such as his Beautiful Hold Hairspray.
Flirty and Fun
In a departure from the forties-cum-seventies soft waves Liv Tyler chose for the Met, the Givenchy spokeswoman used a high ponytail to complement her short black lace Stella McCartney dress at the Time 100. A good switch, according to Gibson, who believes “cocktail-length dresses often give a sense of playfulness,” making a ponytail the perfect choice. “A long soft wave just wouldn’t work for this kind of look.”
A gala of last night’s proportions necessitates at least a few Veronica Lake tribute looks, and both Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth delivered, paying homage to the screen star with deep side parts and soft waves. Bosworth’s elongated lashes and matte red lip gave her a more authentic forties vibe, while Tyler’s strong eye, slight cheek contouring, and glossy natural pout seemed to have a seventies, disco feel—or maybe that’s just the sequins talking. Thoughts on who wore it better?