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August 23 2014

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25 posts tagged "Miu Miu"

Pompadour and Circumstance at Couture

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pompadourWhile there were plenty of sleek chignons (Dior) and glossy blow-outs (Giambattista Valli, as well as Naomi Campbell’s Atelier Versace cameo) at the recent Couture shows, rockabilly pompadours made a bigger punch. Backstage before Karl Lagerfeld’s spectacle at the Grand Palais, hairstylist Sam McKnight explained that he used “quite a lot” of hair spray to mold the models’ “Grace Jones flattops,” which were echoed, albeit in a softer way, later that day at Bouchra Jarrar. We noticed similarly teased and slicked-back looks—seen on models Katlin Aas and Anne Verhallen—in the Fall ’13 Miu Miu campaign released earlier this week.

Photos: Getty Images / GoRunway.com / Courtesy of Miu Miu

Rooney Takes Top Honors

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Over the past few years, following her breakout role in The Social Network, Rooney Mara has honed a very specific, austere style sensibility. It has roots in her Lisbeth Salander days, when it was hard to tell where the actress’ Girl With the Dragon Tattoo alter ego stopped and the real Rooney Mara began. She has since grown out that harsh hacker microfringe, of course, but Mara still prefers sleek severity over softness when it comes to her hair on the red carpet. Take, for example, the updo she wore to the Ain’t Them Bodies Saints premiere during this weekend’s Los Angeles Film Festival. The tight topknot with a swirl of faux fringe boasted a similar Olive Oyl quality to the one Guido Palau channeled at Miu Miu for Fall, perfectly showcasing Mara’s swanlike neck and flawless complexion, which featured a simple slick of mascara and some light contouring. We imagine it was quite effective at beating the SoCal summer heat, too. Thoughts on Rooney’s latest coiffing coup?

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Guido Palau’s “Little Bunches” at Miu Miu: A How-To

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By the time the fashion pack arrives at Miu Miu, the unofficial finish line of a marathon month of shows, exhaustion and a certain degree of elation set in—the latter of which was enhanced by Miuccia Prada’s fun, colorful collection yesterday. Equally inspired were the adorable pigtail knots Guido Palau delivered backstage. “The coats are very heavy and very stylistic, and Miuccia wanted a ‘small head,’ ” Palau said, using the industry term for sleek, close-to-the-scalp coifs, reimagined here with two “little bunches” secured below models’ ears. Prepping hair with Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Gel for a “very shiny” finish, Palau carved out deep side parts and separated strands into two sections, which he tightly braided and secured into little balls above the nape of the neck. “It’s very cute,” he concluded. And how.

Photo: Gianni Pucci / Gorunway.com

At Miu Miu, A Front-Row Mouth Moment

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The beauty story at Miu Miu yesterday was bangs and brows, with a thick, squared-off, sixties black and gray cat-eye thrown in for good measure. But the show’s front row told an entirely different tale. There, in the starlet section reserved for the likes of Chloë Sevigny, Felicity Jones, and Dianna Agron, sat Emma Stone and Amanda Seyfried, side-by-side ambassadors of the statement lip. Stone has made a painted pout part of her beauty repertoire for quite some time now and opted for a classic crimson on par with the fiery red Miuccia Prada requested for her main line‘s Spring show in Milan two weeks ago, while Seyfried chose a less expected purple that registered as something of a cross between the violet we saw at Haider Ackermann and the fuchsia Peter Philips chose backstage at Dries Van Noten. Paired with her red Miu Miu suit, the color was stunning—and just may have bested Stone’s scarlet. Or maybe you’re on team Emma for this one? Let us know below.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images

A Miu Miu Flashback Courtesy Of Flare

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We’ve been having a field day with all the new September glossies, and flipping through the latest issue of Flare (one of our favorite Canadian fashion publications), we noticed a beauty editorial that immediately transported us to the Miu Miu Fall ’12 show. Back in March, Pat McGrath went for a retro vibe, tracing around the models’ eyes with blue and white face paint, then topping it off with disklike crystals and a pastel pout. Tearing a page right out of McGrath’s book, makeup artist Greg Wencel achieved a similar effect on up-and-coming model Amanda Nimmo for Flare‘s recent spread. It’s a bold look to be sure—one that should arguably be limited to the runways, magazines, and maybe Cirque du Soleil. Who’s version do you prefer: McGrath’s or Wencel’s? Let us know below.

Photos: Flare; Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com