86 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"
If you looked at the models at Marc Jacobs and thought, “Did they plop a bowl on their heads and take a pair of scissors to their hair?” you were on the right track. To achieve the uniformity the designer requested, hairstylist Guido Palau fitted models with blond wigs dyed by Victoria Hunter at Whittemore House Salon in New York City, then went at them with scissors and razors. The references for the choppy style: surfers, Los Angeles, and kids who cut their own hair. To add texture, he dressed strands with Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray.
François Nars also set out to make the girls appear more “interesting” than pretty, “characters” over classic beauties. “I’m bored to death with the healthy look,” he explained, using only NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer on the face. The eyes are where he added the edge, rimming the upper and lower waterlines with either the Eyeliner Pencil in Kalisté (a darkened teal) or Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Blue Dahlia (a cobalt shade launching for the holiday season)—adding a small “slash” of color to the inner and outer corners to finish. The final touch was “tons” of black mascara.
And while manicurist Marian Newman insisted that the squared-off tips coated in a specially created color (Bark!—available for summer 2014) of Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer from Marc Jacobs Beauty were not French in style, the tiny jet-black crystals lined along the free edge certainly said otherwise. “The whole point [of this manicure] is that it’s all a little bit wrong—it’s Spring/Summer and we’re using a grungy brown.” I suppose I never expected to see a look that was in step with the rest of the week; after all, this is a man who sets the trends.
We always expect to see plenty of feminine frippery at Marchesa, but inked-up models? Not the first thought that comes to mind. Yes, co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig added some edge to their Fall 2010 collection with tattoo-printed tights, but this year they went for the real deal (well…almost) with butterflies and roses temporarily stamped on a handful of models’ wrists, arms, shoulders, and necks. The duo implored renowned New York-based tattoo artist Scott Campbell to create the delicate designs. (He is Marc Jacobs’ go-to guy, branding the boys in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2011 menswear show; and new husband to actress Lake Bell, responsible for her recent New York magazine cover, where she appeared wearing only a gray bloom that stretched from her left thigh to her right shoulder.)
As a thank-you to Craig and Chapman, who created Bell’s bridal gown, Campbell drew up more than twenty different water-transferable patterns to enhance the plethora of tulle, organza, and lace that made its way down the runway. “It’s a way of interpreting a very soft, girly subject matter in a more assertive way,” said Campbell. And even though this is far from his first rose rodeo, he said he’s not entirely jaded by the somewhat cliché flower—at least not yet: “Drawing roses is kind of like repeating a mantra; I really love them.” And with so many models putting their own stamp on things these days—from mainstays like Catherine McNeil and Erin Wasson to women on the rise—the tats that gently scaled the bodies at yesterday’s show not only made an impression but also seemed perfectly at home in the world of high fashion.
An American Movie Classic Gets a Fashion-Forward Update in Ukraine; Get in Line for One Direction’s Debut Fragrance (Along With Teens and Their Grandmas); and More
Elle Ukraine looked to the American film The Royal Tenenbaums for inspiration for its September issue. Model Milly Simmonds poses as a seductive Margot (the role played by Gwyneth Paltrow). One of our favorite photos shows Simmonds re-creating a scene from the movie in which Margot “secretly” lights up atop the bathroom sink, waiting for her toenail polish to dry. [FashionGoneRogue.com]
The waiting list for One Direction’s first fragrance, Our Moment, isn’t just for teenage groupies. Launching at Harrods.com on Friday and in store on Sunday, the range of ages that has already reserved a bottle spans from 16 to 68. [Vogue.Co.UK]
Marc Jacobs Beauty is a hot commodity, and at the offices of XOVain.com, the lust for his black lacquered palettes is so high that it caused the beauty editor’s cache of MJ cosmetics to be lifted. While we’re not surprised that the designer goods were swiped, we enjoyed the Clue-inspired still lifes that attempt to pinpoint the beauty burglar.
Keeping track of Beyoncé’s bob is beginning to feel like the never-ending coverage and scrutiny that surrounded Kate Middleton’s baby bump. The slightly wild, wavy hair that appeared in backstage photos on Mrs. Carter’s Tumblr tops our list as our favorite iteration of her short cut thus far.
Racked reports that Marc Jacobs is set to open an outpost on Bleecker Street (the former home to his collection of women’s accessories) for his new namesake beauty line. The 122-piece range launches at Sephora this Friday, but set a calendar alert now—the teaser of five products that debuted online earlier in the summer sold out within hours.
Chapter two in Chanel’s video skincare campaign with new face Diane Kruger debuted today. If you can’t follow en français, don’t fret; there are subtitles. Kruger cites Coco Chanel as a symbol of freedom because she never made compromises—not even in the name of fashion and beauty. She also speaks of the fashion house’s continued support throughout her career: “Chanel has always been by my side, when I was a very young model and now that I am an actress.” It’s nice to have friends in high places.
Indie perfumer Sanae Barber collaborated with Father John Misty to create a new scent based on the concept of innocence. The folksinger originally wanted the fragrance to include notes of orange blossom and violet, but the end result actually smells faintly of marijuana. While it wasn’t intentional, Barber told The Cut, “I think with any kind of scent, it is related to drugs and getting high because it creates an experience.” This eau isn’t exactly virtuous, if you ask us.
According to Elle.com, the “clavicut” is the new Karlie (i.e., the cropped hairstyle named after super Karlie Kloss that spawned a wave of similar bobs). The collarbone-grazing style is the next big thing, says backstage regular Luigi Murenu: “It’s much cooler than really long or really short hair, which are usually styled one way.”
Her unmistakable bee-stung pout and gap-toothed grin made Lindsey Wixson a catwalk star and a favorite here at Style.com—the Kansas native graced the cover of the first issue of Style.com/Print. But it’s her hair that’s making headlines today. Over the weekend, the 19-year-old model debuted a new ‘do at the Watermill Center Benefit in the Hamptons. At first glance, we nearly mistook her freshly shorn, textured shag and bangs for one of the Joan Jett-esque wigs from Marc Jacobs’ Fall show. A bit of Internet sleuthing revealed that shortly after the couture shows, Wixson paid a visit to none other than Christiaan for a cool coif update. We love the razored, rock’ n’ roll look. You? Either way, we’re sure to see more of the edgy cut on and off the Spring ’14 runways in September.