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August 28 2014

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35 posts tagged "Louis Vuitton"

Steal This Balenciaga Beauty Look—for Under $12

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Nicolas Ghesquière’s final Balenciaga collection (Spring ’13, left) may feel like a distant memory in light of his new role at Louis Vuitton, but it will always be one of our all-time favorites. In addition to the striking silhouettes, high-tech fabrics, and a bra top that spurred a thousand copies (see Look 1), the hair was particularly on point: Each model’s imperfect ‘do was topped off with a gilded half-moon barrette. I’ve been dreaming about the minimal accessory ever since, and was willing to pay top dollar for one of my own—or at least a really good substitute. I’d all but given up when I stumbled upon this clip at Urban Outfitters for $12. I’m stocking up in the rare chance they sell out or get lost in the depths of my bag. The flash of gold will instantly elevate my denim-heavy uniform, not to mention messy second-day hair. It might just be the easiest DIY runway trend I’ve come across yet.

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Take Your Liner to a “Dangerous” New Level

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Eyeliner is making a serious statement on the Resort circuit this season. Backstage pro Peter Philips used a liquid formula to sketch graphic parallel lines on top and bottom lashes at Dior; Pat McGrath smudged shimmery blue, gray, burgundy, or khaki green pigments around catwalkers’ eyes at Louis Vuitton; smoky, kohl-rimmed lids accentuated by gold leaf on the inner corners appeared at Chanel; and makeup artist Vincent Oquendo crafted party-girl eyes reminiscent of Penny Lane in Almost Famous at Marc Jacobs’.

For the latest issue of Jalouse, however, Oquendo took a new textural approach to the trend, lining model Ali Michael’s upper lashes with black Duo Eyelash Adhesive and flat, gunmetal studs purchased from M&J Trimming in New York City. “I was inspired by the nineties and Nancy Downs [actress Fairuza Balk] in The Craft, so I wanted it to look dangerous but still feel fresh,” he said. “She was styled with all of these chokers and chains, so I translated that to Ali’s face.” For those who want to take the goth-punk aesthetic one step further, try Oquendo’s combo for a bewitching-but-subtle plummy-black lip: MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth and Lipstick in Cyber.

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Photos: Instagram

Louis Vuitton Resort: A Lesson in Understated Sparkle by Pat McGrath

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Nicolas Ghesquière’s “game of colors” for Louis Vuitton’s Cruise collection was complemented by not one, but four eyeshadow shades—one being selected to suit each model that took to the runway. “It was about celebrating each girl’s beauty—it wasn’t a makeover or anything like that,” noted makeup pro Pat McGrath, who smudged a lustrous blue, gray, burgundy, or khaki green pigment around each catwalker’s eyes and into the socket with a damp brush, then defined lashes with black-brown mascara. “When you think of shimmer shadows, you usually think of a party or strong beauty, but this [look uses] those shimmer shadows in a much more modern, simple, bare way,” she explained. While the gray had a hint of silver, the other hues in this season’s palette were injected with gold sparkle to add warmth. A bronzy blush was dusted across the cheeks and chin to finish off the face and lend a “fresh, outdoor effect” (this is Resort, after all). If the glittery lids McGrath created at Dior’s Fall 2014 show or the gold-leaf-adorned smoky eyes that appeared in Dubai for Chanel’s Arabian Night-themed spectacular are a bit too over the top for your taste, the subtle and sophisticated liner at Vuitton should provide you with plenty of flash.

Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath/@patmcgrathreal

Are Rainbow Bright Hair Colors Taking a Backseat to Hybrid Hues?

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olaThe second Marc Jacobs sent washed-out dye jobs down his Fall 2014 runway, we at Style.com knew these “pulled-back” and “off” shades, as Guido Palau described them, were going to be the next big thing in hair color. On Saturday, model Ola Rudnicka walked in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Cruise collection sporting toned-down lilac strands in lieu of her signature white-blond. Similar to Charlotte Free’s unconventional porange (pronounced in a French accent as “poh-ranje”) seen at Chanel Resort, Rudnicka’s pale purple tresses appear to be a hybrid—one I affectionately dubbed plavender (a blend of grayed-out platinum and lavender). The distinguishing factor between these watercolor-like tints and the saturated, hi-def tones we’ve come to covet is that they appear more experimental than intentional. Talk about a happy accident.

(Brow) Pencils Down

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Louis Vuitton "Timeless Muses" ExhibitionLately, attention has turned to brows in a big way (thank you, Cara Delevingne). But Japanese actress Rila Fukushima went rogue last night and opted for natural, unfilled arches at the Louis Vuitton Timeless Muses exhibition in Tokyo. While we never thought we’d long for a statement lip, we’re happy to see a bold bordeaux mouth staging such a glorious comeback. So much so, we’re almost (almost) tempted to stop beefing up our brows and opt for something a bit softer and, dare we say it, sparse.

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