104 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"
Style.com’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.
After welcoming the warm weather with beer and BBQ, Kast fueled up for the workweek ahead with a peanut butter protein smoothie that mirrored her manicure. The neutral she’s relying on now: Marc Jacobs Beauty nail polish in Klute, one of the five colors the designer created for his Fall 2014 collection. “I wanted a foundation-like shade to show off the early traces of my tan,” she said. Another tip to take from Jacobs’ autumnal runway: Stock up on stretchy, flesh-colored headbands and slick back your strands during the dog days of summer.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in Klute, $18, marcjacobs.com
The second Marc Jacobs sent washed-out dye jobs down his Fall 2014 runway, we at Style.com knew these “pulled-back” and “off” shades, as Guido Palau described them, were going to be the next big thing in hair color. On Saturday, model Ola Rudnicka walked in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Cruise collection sporting toned-down lilac strands in lieu of her signature white-blond. Similar to Charlotte Free’s unconventional porange (pronounced in a French accent as “poh-ranje”) seen at Chanel Resort, Rudnicka’s pale purple tresses appear to be a hybrid—one I affectionately dubbed plavender (a blend of grayed-out platinum and lavender). The distinguishing factor between these watercolor-like tints and the saturated, hi-def tones we’ve come to covet is that they appear more experimental than intentional. Talk about a happy accident.
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.
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.
Flashback 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.