24 posts tagged "L’Oréal"
London’s inaugural men’s fashion week kicks off tomorrow, and Charlie Le Mindu is hoping to see long locks on the runways. “I hope we’ll get a return to the seventies, when men were hippies and wore long hair like Willy Cartier,” he says. Known for a particularly cutting-edge attitude (Le Mindu can be credited for everything from Lady Gaga’s acid blue dye job and giant lip wig to stylist Anna Trevelyan’s Technicolor locks), the beauty visionary could certainly make it happen. A patron of the Haute Coiffure movement—”when a hairdresser puts all his time and all his ideas into one creation,” the 25-year-old explains—Le Mindu is about to expand his influence in a big way: Harrods just named the Bordeaux-born, London-based stylist-turned-designer the Avant-Garde Director of its Urban Retreat Salon.
Stationed in his own corner of the pristine atelier, which he’s made decidedly Le Mindu-like (human hair hats and leopard-print smocks from his Fall 2012 collection abound), the hair artist not only hopes that his young-and-hip faithful will pay him a visit at his new digs, but that classic Harrods women will take a walk on the wild side, too. “I’d like to work with the ladies who love their big blow-dries, but I want to give them colorful hair,” laughs Le Mindu, who’s been dyeing his own quasi-shaved hair black since the age of 9. Currently taking special appointments and training a team at the luxury department store, Le Mindu will officially launch his Urban Retreat experience next month.
But that’s not all Le Mindu has on his plate. Come October, he’ll unveil a line of cartoon-inspired ready-to-wear wigs (think: Jessica Rabbit), which will weigh in at just under 200 pounds each, and next week, he’ll release a special-edition line of L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium Hairspray called Mademoiselle. “I think it’s going to be quite controversial,” he explains, alluding to the fact that the “M” word is newly outlawed on official documents in France thanks to a growing feminist movement that had it legally banned, citing the fact that there is no male equivalent. (Le Mindu’s hair spray was in production before this turn of events, of course.) Luckily, the man who makes sunglasses out of hair and dresses out of thousands of custom Minx nail overlays thrives on controversy.
Dark lipstick made a pretty huge impact on the Fall runways. From Gucci to Givenchy, red was decidedly dead and in its place, pouts were painted shades of burgundy, brown and mulberry. If Alber Elbaz has anything to say about it, the color scheme will be a season-spanning phenomenon. “The clothes are so luxurious, he wanted the lip to be rich as well,” makeup artist Jeannia Robinette said backstage at Elbaz’ Lanvin resort presentation yesterday.
Starting with a clean base that was prepped with moisturizer and touched up with concealer and foundation when needed, Robinette blended Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Perlé, a honey rose, with MAC Lipstick in Cyber, a deep wine, to create a velvety stain. “I’m not using liner,” she emphasized, explaining that her intention was to make mouths look lived-in and “not so done.” “It’s what women should look like, it’s powerful,” Robinette surmised, brushing brows up with MAC Brow Fix and coating lashes with a few swipes of Diorshow Black Out Mascara. Nails were given an additional dose of strength with Chanel Vernis in Pirate, a ruby red lacquer, courtesy of manicurist Roseann Singleton.
Hairstylist Fred Van de Bunt added a similar bit of confidence to the look with a high and tight chignon. It was a stylistic choice that he made for aesthetic—and convenience—reasons. “There are 26 models,” he explained—and a lot of visors. As a general rule, Van de Bunt isn’t big into product. “You can work with heat just as well,” he insisted, brushing sections of hair backward with an Elnett-spritzed Mason Pearson brush and blowing it dry as he went for a smooth, sleek finish. “This way, the girls don’t get too much hairspray dust.” Who says chivalry is dead?
Beauty And The Beat: Talking Concealer Tips And The Hunt For The Perfect Black Eyeliner With Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee
Dum Dum Girls look like the coolest girl gang around when they take the stage; with their emotional imagery, soaring guitars, and gorgeous vocals, it’s hard not to become an insta-fan—if not for their sound then for their exceptional on-stage style. The bicoastal four-piece pair lace dresses, printed tights, and impeccably drawn-on cat-eyes with their sixties-meets-eighties pop, an intentional move that’s meant to strengthen the ties among fashion, makeup, and music. “It’s just a personal preference on my part,” explains the group’s founder and front woman Dee Dee (no last name necessary). “I’ve always worshiped bands and artists who covered both bases, be it the Ramones with their jeans and jackets or Roy Orbison with his sunglasses. To me, it adds something that takes it from just music to art.” She’ll be taking that philosophy (as well as a suitcase full of vintage boots and leather jackets) on the road starting tomorrow, when Dum Dum Girls kick off a month-long U.S. tour. Here, Dee Dee tells Style.com why she’s considered getting permanent eye makeup, how Spanish Sephoras are the best in the world, and what life-changing advice she got from Karen O.
The band has a really uniform look—even when you break the mold and wear, say, white instead of black, you’re all wearing white. Did you ever sit down and say, “We’re all going to wear black eyeliner and patterned tights?”when the band started, or did it just happen organically?
I definitely wanted the band to have an established aesthetic, essentially a melodramatic extension of my general style. I explained this simply to the girls, “black vintage,” and the look just evolved naturally from that.
How much clothes sharing goes on when you’re on tour?
Not too much, though Jules [guitar, vocals] tends to save me with dress loans every now and again. At this point we mainly just share and swap around all our Zana Bayne leather belts and harnesses. She’s a vital accessory!
What’s your preferred liner when it comes to drawing on a cat-eye?
The sad truth is I have yet to find the perfect eyeliner. I use cheap L’Oréal [Lineur Intense] felt tips because it is so easy to apply quickly, and everything I’ve tried, from drugstore to YSL, ends up running by the end of a set. Even the waterproof versions! I am intrigued by the reusable velvet strips Dior came out with recently, but I am going to give gel liner a try, as all the research I’ve done—relying mainly on professional dancers’ experiences—points to that as the solution. I may look like Kiss for a bit, though, as I hone my brush skills. Then again, maybe I should just get permanent cat-eye makeup…
Forbes announced the top ten beauty brands in the world today, which includes Olay in the number one spot, Avon in the number two spot, and L’Oréal coming in third. [Forbes]
Following in the footsteps of newly purple Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne, Nicki Minaj has traded in her collection of signature pink wigs for a new lavender look, which she debuted in London last night. [Daily Mail]
Elizabeth Arden has made like Estée Lauder, Shiseido, and Clinique by signing an editorial facepainter as its first-ever global makeup artist. Rebecca Restrepo, who has worked with photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Patrick Demarchelier and celebs like Tina Fey, Mary-Louise Parker, and Parker Posey, will now serve as spokesperson and creative adviser for the brand. [WWD]
The growth of celebrity Twitter accounts has given us many mind-boggling moments, and Heidi Klum offered up another one yesterday when she tweeted a modeling photo of herself from 20 years ago, in which she sports black eyebrows and dark brunette hair. “This is my original hair color,” the model mogul admits in the post. [Twitter]
Following its successful makeup bag collaboration with Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED project, Clarins has signed on to help stage the Million Meals Concert next month, which will raise money to help nourish children in need and will include performances by John Legend, Natasha Bedingfield and a speech from the one and only Bill Clinton. [Marie Claire]
Freja Beha Erichsen, Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham—all tattoo collectors. Trends come and go in a blink, but many fashion lifers can’t seem to get enough permanent ink. Refinery 29 created a guide to their favorite industry insiders’ body art. Check out Pamela Love’s seeing eye and Anna Sheffield’s Sanskrit stamps, among others. [Refinery 29]
L’Oréal opened its largest hair research center ever outside of Paris. It will house all sorts of innovative technology, as well as top chemists, scientists, and statisticians in the field. What it means for you: user-friendly hair dyes in a wider range of shades and more environmentally sound products. [WWD]
The baby skincare business is booming, growing more than 180 percent in the past three years. Choosy moms want the best nontoxic products for their infants, and that often means shelling out hundreds for cult brands like Mustela and California Baby. Apparently it’s never too early to become a product junkie. [NYT]
Madonna has always pushed boundaries with concerts, music videos, and crazy getups. Now she’s doing the same with the racy ads for her new Truth or Dare fragrance. The scent—”narcotic florals balanced with wood and vanilla”—is available exclusively at Macy’s in April and will launch worldwide in May. Her new MDNA album may be a little flat musically, but this campaign reassures us that when it comes to being a sex icon, Madge has still got it! [Daily Mail]