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Similar to the way Myspace used to be the social media outlet of choice for musicians, many young visual artists and creative types are using Tumblr as a platform for self-expression. Phace-Side, a blog that recently caught my eye, features intriguing drawings of notable people by 28-year-old Brooklyn-based costume designer and stylist Savannah Wyatt. “I used to make blind contour drawings of my friends for laughs, and I thought it would be funny to draw celebrities,” she says. The simple lines and bright colors juxtaposed with stark white paper call to mind the face charts used by makeup artists to plan and document a look. “I love the way that designers, like Marc Jacobs, use hair and makeup to get their stories across,” she adds. Above, five drawings Wyatt created exclusively for Style.com, inspired by her favorite hair and makeup statements from the Spring 2014 runways.
Celebs—whether their style is outrageous or tame—seem to be taking a cue from Marc Jacobs‘ choppy Spring 2014 wigs and intentionally exposing their roots. Style.com’s platinum blonde social media editor, Rachel Walgrove, who is currently showing off her “dark side,” has affectionately dubbed this look “saving money.” And apparently the phrase “Stars—they’re just like us” rings true (at least when it comes to color touch-ups). Both Nicki Minaj and Dianna Agron showed up on red carpets last night baring the hue they were born with. Perhaps the dying ombré trend is taking higher ground.
When Karlie Kloss saw a stampede of choppy crops storming the “bombed-out beach” of a runway at Marc Jacobs, I wonder if this phrase, coined by Joan Rivers on Fashion Police, crossed her mind: “Bitch stole my look!” While I highly doubt the derogatory portion of the statement came out of the sweet Midwestern native’s mouth, her hair (or more likely, a wig), seen on the pages of Interview‘s October issue, certainly bears a striking resemblance to the bowl cuts seen on the catwalk. And with Victoria Hunter of Whittemore House doing the dye jobs for both the glossy (likely shot before the show) and the designer, it’s no wonder they share the same grown-out, grunge-meets-surfer aesthetic. The only question that remains: Who wore it best?
“Wigs have become the new hats—they’ve taken over and look really fresh.”
Above, we pay homage to the boyish bowl cuts we’ve seen thus far this season at Marc Jacobs and Fendi. As for the best thing about this high-fashion hair fad: You can remove the choppy crop just as fast as you try it on.
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.