28 posts tagged "Louis Vuitton"
Alexa Chung is headed back to U.S. television next week with a new show, 24 Hour Catwalk. The jury is still out whether or not we’ll be tuning in, but we will 100 percent be charting Chung’s every fashion and beauty move as she hits the promotional circuit for the program. Her first stop came yesterday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. At first glimpse, we thought Chung had plucked a choice piece of Marc Jacobs’ confectionery Louis Vuitton collection right off the Spring runway, but we later determined that she was actually wearing a coat from his own line as a dress. What’s particularly interesting about her look, however, is that Chung seems to have paired her MJ outfit with the beauty look Pat McGrath whipped up backstage at Vuitton. Those glossy, coral stained lips? Check. The black-rimmed lids and lots of lashes? Double check. A little Marc mixing and matching never hurt anyone—and happens to work particularly well here, if you ask us. Let it be known: Pastel makeup kills when paired with anything metallic. Don’t you agree?
Whether or not Marc Jacobs will be leaving Louis Vuitton before next season hasn’t been officially made clear, but the French house has just announced that it will be getting something very exciting in 2012: a fragrance. [WWD]
Speaking of perfume expansions, Tamara Mellon has big dreams for Jimmy Choo’s beauty potential. After launching its first ever eau de toilette earlier this year, she plans to debut an eau de parfum, a glittering body oil, and a glitter body cream in 2012. [Harper’s Bazaar]
Scarlett Johansson has gone brunette—for a role. The sexpot actress was spotted donning a raven-haired bob with bangs for the upcoming flick Under the Skin, in which she plays an alien sexual predator, whatever that means. [Daily Mail]
Introducing “super skin,” a film of single-walled carbon nanotubes that’s being hailed as the biggest thing since Botox. The revolutionary material could be instrumental in making touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs, replacing sagging and wrinkled skin, or even creating realistic humanlike robots. [Zdnet]
If we had to choose one word to sum up the month’s biggest beauty goings-on, it would be: hair. A cornucopia of colors flooded the Paris runways; a wash of new brunettes showed up on the red carpet; a few very high-profile cuts had us contemplating changing our lob into a bona fide bob; and an ingredient scandal rocked the salon establishment, possibly turning the curly-haired masses against straightening treatments for good. But there was plenty of other news to report as the holiday season began at the retail level and a certain teen idol made his grand entrée into the world of primping. (If we had to choose two more words to encompass the month that was, they’d be Justin and Bieber). Click here for more of the top stories.
For those of you wondering how the zebra-print shirt in the last look at Louis Vuitton could be so skin-tight on Kristen McMenamy that nary a fabric ripple could be seen as she traipsed down the runway, there was good reason for that: It wasn’t a shirt at all—it was painted on. Body art has definitely had a moment on the runway over the past few seasons since the Mulleavy sisters had a team of MAC specialists cover models’ arms in tribal tattoos at the Spring 2010 Rodarte show (a wealth of temporary tattoos at Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier followed that season, with a fine-art incarnation turning up at Wayne for Spring 2011). But craftsmanship of this level—in which you truly had to triple-take those black and white stripes with gold glitter accents to fully convince yourself that there was no cotton, Lycra, or spandex to speak of—is somewhat new. New to the last 48 hours, that is. Makeup master Pat McGrath may have etched out a long-sleeved shirt, but face (and leg and arm) painter Val Garland made opaque tights and gloves at Moncler Gamme Rouge only a day earlier, substituting water-based pigments for actual hosiery. What does it all mean? Unclear. But perhaps we can look at it as the next step in the evolution of the sheer trend, in which gauzy, suggestive blouses are replaced by no blouses at all. Or maybe it should just be chocked up to the wonder and fantasy that is runway beauty; whether it’s actually wearable should never enter into the conversation. Care to weigh in below?
The new season of Mad Men may still be two weeks away, but January Jones already has our attention—and we’re not talking about that “incident” involving Bobby Flay [http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/11/mad-men-january-jones-car-crash-bobby-flay-food-network-alcohol-hit-and-run/] and a smashed-up SUV in L.A. last month, either. No, we are specifically referring to the coral lip and blended black eyeliner the actress wore to a Vanity Fair-hosted cocktail party at the Louis Vuitton store in Beverly Hills last night. The two makeup elements combined for an easy summery look that managed to be evening-appropriate and chic, without looking weighed down—don’t you think?