25 posts tagged "Nail polish"
Days after she walked the Moschino catwalk sporting sultry Hollywood waves, Rita Ora revealed an edgy new bob on Instagram, joining the likes of Hilary Rhoda and Taylor Swift. “He is a genius @Chrisappleton for my fresh cut!” she captioned. The British singer’s choppy new ‘do proves that 2014 is, in fact, the Year of the Bob, and the crop is obviously so 2013.
Watch out, Rita. Daniel Radcliffe also debuted a new bob this week. Sadly, his wasn’t by choice. Radcliffe’s locks are actually extensions put in place for his new role in the upcoming Frankenstein film. Said the actor of his longer-length strands: “The amount of work it takes, having to dry it—do anything to it is a f*cking nightmare. I do have a whole new sympathy for women.” May we suggest a Jared Leto-esque man bun. [Elle]
In other hair news, eating more meat can be good for your bones—and your locks. A diet lacking in protein, hairstylist Garren told Allure, can lead to “starving” hair that spindles out and sheds more easily, as protein is an “essential nutrient for healthy hair,” noted dermatologist Francesca Fusco. For vegetarians, Fusco recommends foods like quinoa, spinach, and tofu.
Nonie Creme, the former founding creative director of Butter London, announced that she’s launching a new mass-market beauty line in January of next year dubbed Nonie Creme-Colour Prevails. It will include beauty products across all categories, such as hair (“semi-perm hair dye” she noted on Twitter), nails, and cosmetics. “It’s not a big secret that I cut my teeth backstage, grew up as a fashion kid in London on shoots and shows, and I was fortunate to be adopted early when nails weren’t even a thing,” she told WWD. “I was able to zero in on the fact that someone needed to be there [to give models a manicure]. You can’t have [Mario] Testino shooting a model with dirty, skanky nails.” No, you most certainly cannot.
Standout Tattoos Stake Their Claim on Instagram; MIT Discovers the Wave of the Future for Animated Films; and More
Three-dimensional ink, the latest craze in the tattoo world, creates a chillingly realistic trompe l’oeil effect. A quick search of #3DTattoo on Instagram displays everything from butterfly tats that appear to take flight from the wearer’s stomach to intricate designs reminiscent of wood and animal paw prints that appear embedded in the skin. [Today.com]
Thanks to a team of MIT researchers, animated movies will no longer be devoid of curly-haired leading ladies. Until now, movie heroines have donned straight styles because of their less complex texture. According to The Cut, the first 3-D model for a strand of curly hair developed by these scientists will simplify the design of wavy locks for animated films.
In its first-ever movie collaboration, Sephora has joined forces with the upcoming blockbuster Divergent, a “futuristic dystopia” starring Shailene Woodley. The limited-edition collection includes eye shadows, lip glosses, and nail colors. The High Gloss Transforming Eye Shadow—a transparent shade that turns translucent when wet—is a standout item we can’t wait to try. [WWD]
OPI’s new base coat, Glitter Off, takes the hassle out of the sparkly stuff (like the manicures that made an appearance on Meadham Kirchhoff’s Fall 2014 runway). When applied in a single coat under sparkles or dark colors, the lacquer can simply be peeled off—no nail polish remover needed. This genius formula is set to hit shelves in March.
The fashion world may be focused on Fall 2014, but Essie released a nail polish line this month designed to complement resortwear—and after schlepping through the slush during Winter Storm Pax, I could use a beach retreat right about now. But seeing as there are still weeks of shows ahead, a manicure will just have to suffice. The four lacquers in the range are reminiscent of the hues that populated designers’ collections in June: Resort Fling (a coral similar to Look 9 at Ralph Rucci), Cocktails & Coconuts (a sand comparable to the camel-colored leather separates at Alexander Wang), Find Me an Oasis (an icy blue like that of the delicate dress in Look 9 at Chloé), and Under the Twilight (a rich plum parallel to Look 15 at 3.1 Phillip Lims’s collection). And at $8.50 a bottle, everyone can afford to dip a toe (or finger) in paradise.
MAC may have nabbed Proenza Schouler (announced during the Spring 2014 collections), but NARS Cosmetics is teaming up with Phillip Lim to produce nine nail lacquers (available in August)—one of which will be used at the show today. Serving as the brand du jour backstage for the past fourteen seasons, it’s safe to say the cosmetic company understands the designer’s aesthetic. Face painter Francelle Daly created a “monochromatic techno look” to complement the “geode-inspired embroidery” in September. And in just a few short hours, I’ll get a first look at Lim’s limited-edition line of polishes and what Daly has dreamed up for Fall.
Inez van Lamsweerde (half of the husband-and-wife photographer duo Inez and Vinoodh) does not wear nail polish—she’s a buff-and-shine kinda girl. Well, at least she was until she teamed up with Deborah Lippmann, a manicurist she’s worked with on shoots for almost two decades. The new “bubblegum techno-babe hue” that launched on Net-a-Porter today was developed out of Van Lamsweerde’s love of Mad Men and the characters’ perfectly pointed and lacquered tips. Unable to find a color that captured what the “uptown New York woman” of the 1950s would wear “on a holiday to Palm Springs,” the photog began concocting her own—finally settling on a combination of Lippmann’s Daytripper and P.Y.T. Pleased by her discovery, she rang the polish pro to see if a custom bottle could be created, and thus Break 4 Love (named after Van Lamsweerde’s favorite techno song) was born. Emblazoned on the box is a self-portrait of Van Lamsweerde (seen here)—the only element missing: a creamy pink paint job.