74 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"
Full disclosure: We had no idea Zooey Deschanel was at the Met Ball last night, until numerous sources credited her to that seersucker Tommy Hilfiger gown—and a fringe-free face! The New Girl star was downright unrecognizable without her signature brow-grazing bangs. [Perez Hilton]
Just as we were getting ready to lament the lack of punk piercings on last night’s red carpet, save for the bevy of jewel-encrusted ear cuffs that made the rounds, we took a closer look at Jessica Biel, only to discover that Mrs. Justin Timberlake had slipped on a septum ring for the occasion. Well played. [Daily Mail]
Botox, meet Frotox. The purified botulinum-toxin alternative consists of injecting liquid nitrogen into nerves that control wrinkles, causing fine lines to “hibernate” for up to four months. [Jezebel]
Many celebs used the Costume Institute’s punk theme as an excuse to go all out with their nail art, which made for highlights like Blake Lively’s purposely chipped foils, Rita Ora’s gilded talons, and Nicole Richie’s fancy moon manicure, pictured above. [Celebrityredcarpet.co.uk]
In other nail news, Marc Jacobs’ team has leaked another shade of the polish in his forthcoming beauty range with Sephora—as well as the line’s official launch date: August 9, 2013. [Instagram]
Dot, meet Honey. Marc Jacobs’ red polka-dotted Fall fragrance from last year is getting a golden-hued, peach-nectar-and-honeysuckle-tinged sister scent come September. [WWD]
The private trainers and nutritionists certainly don’t hurt, but getting red-carpet-ready is increasingly about beauty from the inside out, as skin supplements, probiotics, and even Epsom-salt baths, to relieve bloating, gain ground in Hollywood’s A-list circles. [Daily Mail]
A$AP Rocky proved to be a formidable fashion fan this season, turning up front row at Dior Couture and Y-3, and it turns out he also knows a thing or two about beauty. “You’ve got to exfoliate, you know?” the rapper says, extolling the skin-regenerating virtues of witch hazel. [The Coveteur]
In other men-who-care news, Justin Bieber has cut his hair, revealing an undercut-like fade with a floppy mess of bangs reminiscent of his signature, oft-imitated2009 style. Watch out, ladies. [MTV]
Throwback Thursdays is a new feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Yfke Sturm
The Moment: Shorn Locks
The Motivation: While making the cut is nothing new (see Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Twiggy, etc.), it has quickly gained popularity in the past few months. From Karlie Kloss’ Fall bob and Edie Campbell’s black shag that inspired a runway’s worth of imitations at Marc Jacobs, to Ulyana Sergeenko’s Dior Couture homage pixie, we haven’t been hurting for chop-shop inspiration. But this 1999 Paris Vogue snap of model Yfke Sturm still jumped out at us. Something about the nineties-era Dutch stunner’s micro-fringe and razor-trimmed ends paired with her icy blond color and pastel lilac eye shadow is exciting in a whole new, old way. Save it in the binder of tearsheets you plan on taking with you to your stylist in the coming months.
NARS is on the move. The renowned New York makeup brand that was born from editorial superstar François Nars’ aesthetic vision (and Fabien Baron’s iconic packaging) opened its Bleecker Street flagship in Manhattan back in 2011, which was quickly followed by a Melrose Avenue location in L.A.—not to mention a series of high-profile backstage cameos in London and Paris during the shows (Erdem, Christopher Kane, Roland Mouret, et al.). Now, the brand appears to be turning its attention to the City by the Bay and setting up shop on San Francisco’s famous Fillmore Street. Its new 700-square-foot space features a similar design to its SoCal sister store, with white walls accented with flashes of black and high-gloss, lacquered red—the same shade as the brand’s iconic Jungle Red Lipstick. Four makeup stations will host the same number of François Nars-trained face-painters, who will be armed and ready for demos and makeovers using the line’s complete collection of products—including its 314 BLKR range, which is exclusive to its independent flagships, and includes the newly released sheer garnet Multiple (a Beauty Counter favorite). It will make a nice addition to the neighborhood, which is already home to Marc by Marc Jacobs, much like the small piece of West Village real estate both brands occupy in New York. One-stop shopping, at its bicoastal best.
NARS Cosmetics, 2050 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA; www.narscosmetics.com.
Marc Jacobs’ fragrance bottles are almost as legendary as his scents, begging the question, Would Lola smell as sweet without that rubberized flower topper? Or Daisy? Or Dot, for that matter? Probably; the perfumes themselves happen to be quite well conceived, although it’s unlikely that people would proudly display their personal stash of each scent with such gusto were it not for those inventive flacons. Collectors be warned: It’s time to clear a little room on the mantel. Jacobs has just launched his new, limited-availability Sunshine editions—bright, happy interpretations of his classic Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh olfactory creations. Packaged with brand-new Spring-festive tops emblazoned with fuchsia, pink, orange, and green petals, Daisy Sunshine boasts notes of red currant, guava, lily of the valley, lychee, and apricot skin with a juice that has been given a golden-tinged quality, while Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine has strawberry, apple-blossom, jasmine-petal, violet-leaf, and amber-wood essences and a pink-lemonade color. Spray (and show off) liberally.
Available March 2013 at Sephora stores.