24 posts tagged "Miu Miu"
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?
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.
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.
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.
It’s been two years since indie dream pop trio Au Revoir Simone went on a hiatus, but singer and keyboardist Erika Forster has found a way to keep busy with a newly launched solo project. “I wanted to still do music and I felt like, ‘Well, I have everything set up for me to do this, so I need to just see what happens.’ I just started experimenting,” she says of her self-titled debut EP, out this week. As with Miuccia Prada-favorite Au Revoir Simone (who are now back together and presently working on their fourth album), the tracks on Erika Spring showcase Forster’s dulcet voice and knack for ethereal, just-the-right-side-of-sweet melodies. Here, Style.com caught up with the Brooklyn-based musician to find out her eco-friendly beauty favorites, why silk is a touring musician’s best friend, and why blondes really do have more fun.
What’s the biggest difference between working solo versus with a group?
It’s really nice in the band [because] I always have two people that I trust to bounce ideas off of. Sometimes I feel a little, like, I don’t know the answer to the question and I’m going to have to figure it out. But I also have to say it’s allowed me to meet other amazing creative people—like Jorge [Elbrecht], who produced [my album]. Just having those experiences were really positive.
Besides going solo, you’ve also gone from brunette to blonde—another big change, I imagine.
I had been wanting to do it for a long time. I’ve had every kind of blonde since then; I started slowly and then I went all the way to platinum, which was fun, but it was really hard to keep it up. Now I’ve settled down. I’ve found my blonde! The girl who does it is amazing. I go to Aura Friedman at Serge Normant at John Frieda in [New York's] Meatpacking District. She has great ideas; when I first started getting my hair done by her, we were putting a lot of really pale pastel pinks in. She also has a really great color Tumblr [http://auracolorist.tumblr.com/] that’s just so beautiful. She’s an artist.
Did going blonde have any effect on your personality?
I feel like at the time that I did it, I really needed to lighten up in a very spiritual and all-encompassing way. I didn’t think about it that way then, but looking back, I wanted to just have this physical change. I think stereotypes about blondes are annoying but some of them are really true—in many ways I feel like my personality fits being blonde.