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August 1 2014

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3 posts tagged "Mia Farrow"

Beauty Time Warp

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doutzenThe sixties are alive and well this season and everyone, from New York to London to Milan, is getting in the spirit. Eugene Souleiman channeled Françoise Hardy at Peter Som; Pat McGrath was inspired by Britt Ekland at Gucci; Mia Farrow was the icon on Paul Hanlon’s mind at Moschino; and today at Versace, Guido Palau crafted a slight bump in the hair—a surefire marker of the very groovy decade. When it comes to appliances, however, we don’t usually expect a throwback. White Sands, a haircare company, developed an attachment for your blow-dryer that acts like the “salon hoods or bonnets” of yesteryear, setting curls or locking in moisture from treatments, hands-free. Model Doutzen Kroes even appeared to be wearing a similar contraption on set this week. Will the concept take off like Mary Quant’s miniskirt or the bikini post-Beach Party? If the runways are any indication, going back in time just may be the wave of the future.

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Green Juice For Good Skin; The “Invaluable Sleuth Of Hair History” Drops A Beauty Bomb; And More…

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How did Naomi Watts get her skin into fighting shape for the SAG Awards last night? “Skin juice! Alkaline: cucumber, lemon, ginger, celery, and apple. Super-boost with avocado,” according to facialist Abigail James. [Marieclaire.co.uk]

Dyeing your hair for a movie comes with its pitfalls, according to January Jones. “I have been every color, and now my hair is falling out in clumps,” Jones said of the production process for her new movie, Sweetwater. “I’ve been blonde, red with extensions for this film, then blonde, then black, and now blonde again. I’m going to have to shave it off and wear a wig.” [Us]

After forty-five years, Mia Farrow has set the record straight about her famous pixie cut in Rosemary’s Baby. In a letter to The New York Times, which published a piece about the famous cut, giving credit for it to Vidal Sassoon, as has been customary since Paramount Pictures released promotional photos of Sassoon shearing Ms. Farrow on set in 1968, the actress wrote: “I had literally cut it myself earlier that year—with a pair of fingernail scissors—while working on the Peyton Place TV series at Fox Studios. This was long before I ever heard of Vidal Sassoon. My then-boyfriend, Frank Sinatra, loved the cut, and so I kept it short. I purchased some hair scissors; then, as now, I cut it myself. I intend no disrespect to Mr. Sassoon, but he had nothing to do with my haircut.” Farrow then signed the letter, “Your invaluable sleuth of hair history.” [NYT]

In other pixie news, Rihanna has gone short. Again. Also on repeat: her once-beloved red hair color. [Hollywood Life]

Photo: Max B. Miller/ Fotos International /Getty Images

Michelle Williams, Shear Genius

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Our colleagues over at Style File have already given a shout-out to Michelle Williams and the Chanel Haute Couture frock she wore yesterday in Cannes to the premiere of Blue Valentine, but we couldn’t resist a mention of our own. Her corn silk blond pixie cut is the beauty moment that we’ve been waiting for since the film festival got under way on the Riviera last week—on par with Angelina’s matte red lip circa ’09. The choppy style suits the actress’ cherubic face quite well, in that it’s similar to her Mia Farrow incarnation from a few years back, another high point in Williams’ hair history. Here, we’ve compiled a little retrospective for you so you can fully grasp the magnitude of her latest transformation. It’s hard for us to say what looks best on the actress, as long hair and fringe seem to work for her as well, but feel free to voice your opinion below.

Photos: Getty Images