July 22 2014

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102 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"

The Bowl Cut Renaissance Continues



For nineties kids, bowl cuts conjure up awkward middle school memories…and even more awkward memories of growing them out. Some of the style’s standouts from the era: JTT, Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber, and, though it breaks our hearts to blow up his spot, even Leonardo DiCaprio (he briefly dabbled with the trend, and damn, did he make it look good). But leave it to Marc Jacobs (and Miley Cyrus) to take something “wrong” and turn it into something so right. Case in point: models Sarah Bledsoe and Nora Vai, who both opted for choppy crops at W‘s party at Sotheby’s this past weekend. This duo inspires us to forgo the bob and skip straight to the bowl.

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Tilda Swinton’s Tonal Package


The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Screening Of "Only Lovers Left Alive"Matching your hair to your clothes, as seen on the runway at Marc Jacobs this season, seems a bit impractical for life off the catwalk. After all, it would require quite the commitment to a single color palette to pull off the head-to-toe look put forth by the designer. Leave it to Tilda Swinton, however, to show us laypeople how it’s done. At last night’s screening of Only Lovers Left Alive in Los Angeles, the sartorial risk-taker coordinated her cropped blond cut to her jacket, skirt, and heels. The end result was anything but monotone.

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Flashback Friday: Banding Together


kim-rennebergFlashback Friday 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 Model: Kim Renneberg

The Moment: Pastel Wigs and Graphic Headbands

The Motivation: There are a number of things about this shot that caught our eye: for starters, the lush lashes (a huge trend for Fall 2014) and a supermarché backdrop (à la Chanel’s jaw-dropping set). But perhaps the most striking similarity to this season’s catwalks are Renneberg’s pale strands and thick headband—a duo we saw at Marc Jacobs’ show in New York just a few short weeks ago. The only difference: Where the stretchy accessory contrasts the nearly white wig in this nineties editorial, the current way to wear it is more tone on tone.

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Getting Better With Age: Jessica Lange Is the New Face of Marc Jacobs Beauty


jessica-lange“I don’t put things into demographics or ages, I’m inspired by great women,” said Marc Jacobs at a soiree in Paris last night celebrating the European launch of his beauty line and its new face, 64-year-old Jessica Lange. “I love women with a strong voice and vision. I like people who are dynamic and creative. And again, women who indulge in fashion and beauty as part of their life, but it’s not their whole life.” Lange’s voice carried through the cloud-filled air at the designer’s Fall 2014 show, and yesterday evening the lyrics to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” resounded through a room projected with a film starring the acclaimed actress shot by David Sims (which will appear in the window of Sephora on the Champs-Élysées come March 6). As I interviewed Jacobs and Lange’s lips and smoky eyes (the work of face painter Diane Kendal) panned across the walls, he explained: “It was important to set precedent just like we do with our fashion shows. What we’ll do with beauty is that we want to surprise, we don’t want to fall into a formula. We want to be able to respond to our inspirations at any given moment and go with it, and over time it will tell the story that beauty isn’t for this person or that person, it’s for anyone who wants it.”

It appears that a number of others are on the same page this week: NARS Cosmetics’ signed Charlotte Rampling; Angela Lindvall made an appearance at Balmain alongside modern-day supers like Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls; and Rick Owens cast not only his employees but catwalk legends like Kirsten Owen, Ann Oost, and Hannelore Knuts. Perhaps the fashion world is becoming a little less enthralled by the barely legal (and often years away from legal), hot young things and like their women how they like their wine: aged to perfection.

Bronze Age


45th NAACP Image Awards - ArrivalsSome say short hair is limiting, but Lupita Nyong’o has proven the critics of the cropped cut wrong. She continues to mix it up despite having little length to work with; mirroring the plunging neckline of her Givenchy gown, she sported a striking middle part by hair pro Larry Sims to the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California, this past weekend. Sims said he used her nose as a guideline and molded the shape using Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Gro With Larry Sims Créme Oil. As for her shimmery shadow (a combination of colors pulled from the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette in Earth Reflection), face painter Nick Barose said Studio 54 inspired him: “There’s a slight disco feel,” he noted. To complement her dress, he opted for a bright lipstick topped with a bronze gloss “to keep [the look] monochrome.” It appears the tonal trend has already shifted from the runway (Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 show) to the red carpet.

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