15 posts tagged "Moschino"
Dreadlocks are nothing new—they were worn by ancient civilizations in Africa and Asia, and the style is closely tied (if not intrinsic) to the Rastafarian movement. Celebrities (such as Lady Gaga and Lauryn Hill) and designers even commandeered the look for the red carpet and the runway. Hairstylist Sam McKnight created two versions for Chanel: one in 2012 and the other for Fall 2014. And only hours ago Jeremy Scott sent his own towering iteration down Moschino’s menswear catwalk. Models like Lindsey Wixson, Leomie Anderson, and Soo Joo Park sported piled-up twists and belly-button-grazing braids by pro Paul Hanlon, along with bikinis emblazoned with the world’s flags and soda-pop-themed sweatshirts. We like to think of the hair at Scott’s show much like his designs: tradition turned on its head.
The nineties made a recent resurgence, care of the scrunchie worn by editors-about-town like Paula Goldstein Di Principe of Purple.com and Eva Chen of Lucky, but if you look at the high, crimped ponytails on Charlotte Free in Jeremy Scott’s latest lookbook for Moschino, it appears that another totally awesome era is making a comeback. With the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicting a hot and muggy summer, we welcome this style that gets the hair off our necks and embraces the inevitable frizz. Now, to find our trusty can of AquaNet and crimping iron from the decade gone by…
Rita Ora knows how to make an entrance, debuting her new single “I Will Never Let You Down” from her forthcoming album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week. She told me that Madonna is one of her icons, so it comes as no surprise that the pop star with peroxide strands wore white, reminiscent of the virginal Material Girl in the early eighties. That squeaky-clean image wouldn’t last long, however, as Paris-born street artist and videographer Mr. Brainwash added some color via buckets of paint. “I still have a bit of pink in my hair…We shot it the first time around and it was good, but I wanted to rub the paint on my chest and I forgot to do that onstage, so I ran to the shower, washed it off, did my hair and makeup, and then did it again,” Ora explained. And the Brit, much like her philosophy on fashion and beauty, isn’t afraid to make the occasional misstep in order to make a lasting impression: “When I kissed [Fallon], the paint turned into a shit color. It was so embarrassing!”
While the singer confessed she won’t change for anybody, it doesn’t mean she thinks only about herself: She wanted to set the record straight after being booed on the runway alongside Katy Perry at Moschino’s Fall 2014 show for arriving more than an hour late, saying it was a miscommunication between the house and their respective teams. “We were at the hotel waiting [for the signal], ‘OK, you can come now,’” she said. “And we were a bit pissed off about it because I knew it would look like [we were being divas], but we flew in to [Milan] for that, so why would we be late, you know? It honestly wasn’t like that.” And I have to say that I wholeheartedly believe her. When I interviewed the celeb, she kicked off her heels (saying they were killing her feet); answered every question uncensored (with one exception: “I’m not going to tell you all my tricks, but I do wax some places”); asked about the “budget” (offering up product picks from both the ultraluxe and affordable categories), and did it all without an entourage or publicist present—we even swapped nail art tips for getting the ombré manicure with her new line of lacquers from Rimmel London (“You know those makeup sponges that you get from CVS? You basically just dip it in the polish and smudge it on your nail”).
It seems that Ora is always willing to play nice—unless, of course, you get in the way of her dream, the ingredient-label wedding dress designed by Jeremy Scott and worn by model Lindsay Wixson to close his first collection for Moschino. “I said to [Jeremy], ‘Well, unless you decide to design another one, [it's mine],’ because I might have twenty weddings,” she laughed. “I’ll go Elizabeth Taylor on these bitches.”
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The 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.
Instead of McDonald’s fries, Hershey’s chocolate bars, or Budweiser beers, hair pro Paul Hanlon served up wigs with an “at-home haircut” feeling backstage. His iPad was filled with reference photos of Mia Farrow, Jean Seberg, and Edie Sedgwick, but he did give the “all-American icons” Jeremy Scott incorporated into his first collection for Moschino some thought: “There’s those SpongeBob Square things [on some of the clothes],” Hanlon said. One beauty editor piped up, “You mean SpongeBob SquarePants?” His reply: “Yeah, him.” The faux strands weren’t meant to look real—the main reason being budget, but also out of practicality. “It lasts for seven minutes, why not just go for it?” he said of the look. Hanlon’s special touch was yanking the wigs back so that the choppy fringe rested directly on the hairline. “Otherwise it could look a little salon,” he explained.
“There’s a slight Linda Evangelista inspiration with these straight, very boyish brows,” said makeup artist Lucia Pieroni. The perfect skin was influenced by Peter Lindbergh’s photos, which she re-created using a light base of foundation, highlighter (MAC Eye Shadow in Vanilla), and a wash of Cream Colour Base in Pearl on the lids. Eyes were emphasized along the socket with Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork. Lips were slicked with a range of nude lipsticks depending on each model’s skin tone. “This is very simple and beautiful,” Pieroni said, referring to the face. “It’s all going on everywhere else.” I think the decision not to compete with Chester Cheetah, Ronald McDonald, and Mr. SquarePants was a wise one.