35 posts tagged "Louis Vuitton"
As you spend the next twenty-four hours physically and mentally preparing yourself (and your wardrobe) for the three straight weeks of Fall collections, which are about to get under way in New York, we remind you to consider beefing up your hair-accessory arsenal as well. It seems entirely plausible that Spring’s favorite hair trend will make a big showing outside the tents, a prediction we’re basing solely on the wealth of recent editorials that are big-upping headbands, barrettes, and our favorite form of hair adornment, the bow. We need to thank Guido Palau for the childlike accoutrement’s recent resurgence, which came after the hair guru slid a series of black and white ribbons on top of side-slung bangs backstage at Louis Vuitton. We’ve recently been coveting the satin trimmings on Lily Donaldson in this month’s issue of Dazed & Confused and in March’s Numéro Tokyo, which features a manga-inspired Lana Del Rey, who, much to our amazement, is still booking fashion editorials. The key to successfully pulling it off? Keeping your bow slightly askew.
Ruby Jean Wilson made headlines back in September when she opened Marc Jacobs’ Spring show with a mattified platinum dye job that Guido Palau teased and tousled to create one of the more convincing Edie Sedgwick tributes on record. “I was bored with [it],” the 19-year-old Scottish beauty told us backstage of her formerly brunette hair, which ION Studio’s Mauricio Bermudez transformed into a rooty white blonde before Women and Supreme founder Paul Rowland hacked Wilson’s hair into a chin-grazing bob. Four months later and it appears as if Marc’s muse was ready for another change. Wilson stars alongside Janice Alida in Jacobs’ pre-fall Louis Vuitton lookbook, and at stylist extraordinaire Katie Grand’s request, she is sporting deep chocolate strands, a faded boy crop, and a very heavy set of bangs courtesy of hairstylist Malcolm Edwards and colorist Amy Fish. A bold move before the Fall shows start next month, to be sure, but hey—you don’t score consecutive Marc Jacobs-designed campaigns resting on your laurels. Thoughts on Ruby’s new look?
The past twenty-four hours have been a red-carpet watcher’s dream come true. Last night, Emma Stone hit the Gangster Squad premiere in L.A. in a fresh-off-the-runway—we’re talking not even a day old—Lanvin pre-fall dress, while Jessica Chastain sported an Oscar de la Renta lace confection at the Mama opening in New York. But their combined star power didn’t even come close to besting Kerry Washington, who continues to turn it out on the European leg of the Django Unchained world tour. At a photo call in Berlin this afternoon, the actress sported one of the checkered sheath dresses from the Louis Vuitton Spring collection—and brought the hair look along for the ride; if the side-slung bangs and that perfectly askew bow look familiar, it’s because Guido Palau constructed the same style backstage in Paris, albeit with a swept-up bouffant rather than a back-combed half-up, half-down. Kerry, still killing it. Don’t you agree?
There was an ongoing rivalry between nineties- and sixties-inspired beauty looks for Spring, as the former’s minimalism faced off against the latter’s over-the-top love of lashes, liner, and big, bouffant hair. For members of the style set looking for a little inspiration, though, there was much more to mine from retro throwbacks at shows like Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton—just ask Giovanna Battaglia. The W contributing editor slicked on a black cat-eye and a towering crown of beehive-caliber braids for the Take Home a Nude benefit art auction at Sotheby’s in New York last night, showing up even the best sixties runway tribute. Eat your heart out, Moschino. Thoughts on @Bat_Gio’s impressive coif?
Petite, pink-haired model Charlotte Free has just been named the newest face of Maybelline, a development that was “leaked” online via P’Trique, the fashion world’s favorite YouTube star-of-the-moment. [Fashionista]
Cool as she is, the 18-year-old California native’s appointment may or may not skew well with consumers. According to a new study, 78 percent of females would like to see “real women” in beauty ad images, rather than celebrities and teenage models. [Daily Mail]
After news spread that Louis Vuitton would be venturing back into the fragrance arena following its departure in the early twentieth century, the house is proving that it has no intentions of skimping on the process. The French brand is reportedly breaking ground on its very own “perfume creation workshop” in Grasse. [Invest in Cote d'Azur]
Your eyes are bigger than your stomach, as the old adage goes. But what if they weren’t? That’s the premise behind new “diet glasses,” which, according to a group of Japanese researchers, make forkfuls appear bigger, thus tricking your brain into thinking you are eating more than you actually are. Only in Japan… [NYDN]