August 22 2014

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25 posts tagged "Miu Miu"

Sugar and Spice



What a difference a day makes—at least in the red-carpet life of Léa Seydoux. The French actress/model arrived for a photo call celebrating the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award nominees in London wearing a floral-printed Miu Miu dress and a powder pink Prada jacket, with pared-down pastel makeup to match. At last night’s National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York City, however, she turned up the glamour factor with gold and green eyeshadow and bold berry lips. In contrast to Monday’s strawberry blond hue, her hair also appeared a richer shade of auburn in the most recent snap. But considering the fact that she flew across the pond in time to turn up for yet another event, I doubt she had hours to spare and spend at the salon (unless, of course, she transformed herself at 35,000 feet like Lady Gaga). I’m attributing the slight tonal change to lighting and strands drenched with styling products. What do you think?

Photos: Getty

Flashback Friday: Brighten Up


Arizona-Muse-Vogue-UK-9Flashback Friday is a column 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: Arizona Muse

The Moment: Tropical Punch

The Motivation: When I came across this photo of Arizona Muse by Patrick Demarchelier for British Vogue‘s February 2012 issue, I immediately longed for summer, or at the very least, a vacation in a warm, palm tree-laden destination. But aside from daydreams about jet-setting to an island that’s far sunnier than Manhattan at the present time, I noticed that Muse sported multiple Spring 2014 trends: pastel-blue shadow (seen at Miu Miu), along with bold lips (on display for the first time at Rag & Bone). And instead of being swirled on her apples, the blush was dusted low on her cheeks (a technique face painter Tom Pecheux employed at Marni). While I’m not one to wear color in more than one place, Muse certainly makes a case for breaking the makeup rules.

Photo: Courtesy of British Vogue

Make Room for Miu Miu in Your Fragrance Wardrobe; the MTA Gets a Makeover; and More


miumiuThe rumor mill has been swirling, but the powers that be at Coty and Prada Group finally confirmed that Miu Miu is set to launch a fragrance line in 2015. The question that remains: What will it smell like? Will it be a girly classic with a dark twist? Something both cat ladies and the fashion set will appreciate (like the coats in the Spring 2014 collection)? Will there be a hint of patent leather to represent the Mary Janes that appear on the runway season after season? Whatever it is, we can’t wait.

Along with the news of Blake Lively joining the L’Oréal Paris family, the beauty brand announced that it inked a deal with a far less glamorous partner—New York’s MTA. Launching today at the Bryant Park subway station, you’ll find a computerized vending machine that scans your ensemble and chooses colors based upon what you’re wearing. Who knew public transportation could be so discerning? [The Cut] caught up with menswear model Elliott Sailors—a blond bombshell who traded bathing suits, for, well, just suits. Her androgynous look does cause confusion at some castings, but her Boardwalk Empire-inspired cropped cut has made her more “approachable.” She told the glossy: “Before, as a tall blond girl in Manhattan, people sort of put me in a box and thought, I know what those girls are like. And now they’re coming up to me and having conversations, posing questions.” Joining the boys’ club has its perks.

Photo: Monica Feudi /

Throwback Thursday: Brighter Is Better


Pola by Irving PennThrowback Thursday is a column 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: Pola

The Moment: Contrasting Colors

The Motivation: Fashion and beauty go hand in hand, and this season’s catwalks proved again just how true the saying is. From Marc by Marc Jacobs to Prada to Céline to Miu Miu, blocks of color covered models’ lids in much the same way these daring shades dominated the runways. A prime example: Prada’s street art-inspired set and coats. And so it was with plenty of excitement that I discovered the above shot (lensed by one of the greats, Irving Penn). By pairing a bold, glossy lip with even bolder eyes, model Pola makes yet another strong case for the rewards associated with breaking the beauty rules. After all, life is never just black and white.

Photo: Irving Penn for Vogue, 1972; courtesy of

Sticky and Sweet at Miu Miu


Miu Miu BeautyI have firmly committed to the lipstick camp, mainly for one reason: I refuse to pull my hair off my mouth every time the wind blows. Sure, that shine is tempting, and I highly recommend gloss to girls who can deal—I just don’t happen to be one of them. But that factor I can’t stand was exactly the point today at Miu Miu. “Pat [McGrath]‘s doing a very heavy gloss, and then I took the hair and stuck it to the lips,” said hair pro Guido Palau. “It lends a little bit of sexiness and [provides] a naive sexuality.” Let’s just say I won’t be taking this look from runway to reality.

As far as getting that natural texture we’ve seen all season long, however, that’s something I can get into. Palau prepped damp strands with Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment, then dried them with a round brush to add a bit of bend. Next, he scrunched sections with his hands as he dried, using a curling iron to add additional movement where needed. A messy center part was made before tucking hair behind ears. The final touch: gluing a few pieces to models’ pouts via the gooey but gorgeous cosmetic. Pretty slick.