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April 19 2014

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96 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"

The Beatles on Beauty, Designers Discuss the Power of Scent, and More

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The Ed Sullivan ShowAll you need is not love, apparently, but good pancake makeup and eyeliner. Riccie Johnson, a makeup artist for CBS News, recounts the time she applied makeup on The Beatles for The Ed Sullivan Show, where the legendary quartet performed their first U.S. concert 50 years ago. (In a heartwarming twist, Sir Paul McCartney remembered her 40 years later.) [CBS]

Some designers use elaborate backdrops or whimsical installations to showcase their clothing (Marc Jacobs’ swan song at Louis Vuitton, anyone?), while others simply let the garments speak for themselves. But this season, designers are using another element to enhance their vision on the runway: fragrance. “Having a scent element in the show definitely complements the experience,” designer Joseph Altuzarra told the New York Times.

High-end hairstylists—think Sally Hershberger, Julien Farel, and Ted Gibson—are charging almost $1,000 for a haircut and a blow-out. The reason for such pricey trims? A “well-honed artistic vision and eye for detail,” cites the Wall Street Journal.

Versace is launching a made-to-measure couture fragrance this month. With ingredients personally chosen by Donatella herself—tuberose, jasmine, and violet—each bottle of Gianni Versace Couture will come in a napa leather case dyed to match their key ingredient. [WWD]

Photo: Getty

Sky Ferreira Flips Her Wig

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Newly crowned Redken ambassador Sky Ferreira performed last night at Le Nouveau Casino in Paris wearing not one, but two wigs. She alternated between a cobalt blue bob and a Joan Jett-esque black shag. Underneath it all, we still believe her to be a rooty, Marc Jacobs-inspired blond. She may be the face of a styling line, but it’s a hell of a lot easier to simply slip on something faux.

Photos: Getty

Flashback Friday: Chop, Chop

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naomi-kirstenFlashback Fridays is a 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 Models: Naomi Campbell and Kirsten Owen

The Moment: Cropped Cuts

The Motivation: Surfacing first at Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 show, where models were sent onto a wrecked-beach runway with razored blond wigs (made to appear as if a kid had cut into them), then again at Fendi, where choppy black mops reigned supreme, it’s clear that something big is happening with short, almost-hacked-off hair. Miley Cyrus was an early advocate of the look, and as we watched, horrified, Lena Dunham joined the cropped-lock crew on the season finale of Girls. For all intents and purposes, it seems that long, luscious strands are out, and short and shorn are in. Should we decide to go the same route, we’ll be taking inspiration from this Peter Lindbergh-lensed shot, featuring a baby-faced Naomi Campbell and Kirsten Owen sporting the color that’s now trending: platinum.

Photo: Peter Lindbergh for Six, 1989; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com

Laurie Foley’s On the Move

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Hair colorist Laurie Foley (a go-to for models and designers such as Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang—both of whom called on her to bleach brows for their runway shows) is in a very different place than she was two months ago. Literally. She’s chatting with me from an old farmhouse in upstate New York that sits on four acres of land, where roosters act as alarm clocks. The woman that is never without a hat has also found a new professional home at both Ion Studio and Salon Santa Cruz in New York City after running her own space for over a decade. As for her shuttered namesake atelier, she’s just taking the concept mobile. “I’ve been the core of L’Atelier de Laurie, and L’Atlier de Laurie is where Laurie is,” she said. “This is what an atelier is—it could be the back room at the backstage of a show, that’s where the crafts are being done, the work and the art is being performed—it could be anywhere.”

The offer to join forces with Ion Studio has been on the table for a while, as she’s run in the same backstage and editorial circles as the owners—Leonardo Manetti, Marco Santini, and Pasquale Ferrante—for years. Only now, though, was the timing finally right. “I’m ready to focus on my work, re-learn, get re-inspired, and have a blast again without other things getting in the way,” she said. “I feel pretty damn valiant,” her favorite word to describe her collaboration with “the boys” at Ion. “Everybody is so busy competing, why not [come] together and make everyone better?” she added. In just the three days she’s been on the salon floor (with her dog in tow), Foley said she’s most excited about being on a team again and passing her knowledge onto the next generation. “I arrived in New York via San Francisco and then went to Paris and Milan doing shows—not coloring, but styling—I did that for twelve and a half years…I liked that we were all working towards the same goal, that’s what I loved so much about backstage.” In her search for the “overall picture,” Foley is happier and more “jazzed” about hair color than ever— describing her mood as “giddy.” “People aren’t going to believe you when you [write] Laurie Foley is giddy. They’re going to say, ‘Are you serious? That old grouch?’” she quipped. But believe it—Foley says she’s proved that she can survive on her own and now, well, “it’s time to have fun.”

To book appointments with Laurie Foley directly: (212) 358-8900. Or find her at Salon Santa Cruz (254 Fifth Avenue, 212-684-2386; salonsantacruz.com) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and Ion Studio (41 Wooster Street, 212-343-9060; ionstudionyc.com) on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Maybe There’s More to Miley

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marc-jacobsYou’ve likely seen the stalkerazzi photo of Miley Cyrus’ new bowl cut—and read the criticism that comes hand in hand with said style. Yes, you can compare the latest development on the twerking star’s head with Moe of The Three Stooges or Lloyd in Dumb & Dumber, but as our social media editor suggests, perhaps there’s a bigger rhyme and reason behind her latest hair change. We don’t think she’s shooting 17 secret videos (which explained Beyoncé’s plethora of looks), but could it have something to do with Cyrus’s ongoing association with Marc Jacobs? Her strands are looking awfully similar to the designer’s Spring 2014 choppy, blond wigs. Another round of ads with David Sims, perhaps? We can only hope it’s the reason behind her sudden and runway-specific new ‘do.

Photo: Ivan Lattuada / Indigitalimages.com