6 posts tagged "Natalie Westling"
What’s black, white, and red all over? Sasha Pivovarova in the August issue of French Vogue, for starters. In her David Sims-lensed editorial, the iconic catwalker wears stark black-and-white clothes to offset her fiery hair, persimmon lips, and glossy burnt-orange nails. We’ve noticed the matchy-matchy beauty trend take off elsewhere, too. There was model Natalie Westling’s Little Mermaid-inspired strands and sweater combo on Prabal Gurung’s runway, Marc Jacobs’ Fall ’14 head-to-toe pastel palette, and Kelly Osbourne’s coordinating lipstick and signature violet strands at last night’s Young Hollywood Awards. Double (or triple!) your color, double your beauty fun.
It’s been three and a half years since Willow Smith released the global frenzy that is “Whip My Hair,” but Giles’ latest Resort collection might just bring it back. The lookbook featuring Natalie Westling and her fire-engine-red strands instantly called to mind the 2010 chart-topper. Maybe there was some head-banging rock ‘n’ roll playing in the photo studio, or perhaps the designer is just as enamored with hair color as we are.
More celebrities are embracing the tone-on-tone concept, with Emma Stone being the latest addition to the hair-to-hem crew. At a press conference in Beijing yesterday for The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro, she coordinated her fiery strands to the rest of her ensemble—similar to how Prabal Gurung styled model Natalie Westling for his Fall 2014 show. We always enjoy a celeb who gives a runway trend the red-carpet treatment.
For those who aren’t brave enough to try one of the daring dye jobs that popped up at New York fashion week, Manic Panic is offering another way to get in on the extreme color trend: The brand just launched twenty-six bold new shades of Lethal Lipstick. Tish and Snooky, the sisters and former Blondie rockers who created the line, have been quietly championing out-there hair color and makeup for decades, but now it seems like their signature alternative hues just might be on the verge of becoming mainstream. Tomata du Plenty, part of their latest lip color lineup, is a close match to model Natalie Westling‘s new flaming red hair, and Deadly Nightshade calls to mind the eggplant lips seen at the Ann Yee show. Crazy color minus the commitment? Count us in.
Manic Panic Lethal Lipstick, $15.50, manicpanic.com
I first noticed the extreme hair color trend backstage at Prabal Gurung, where model Natalie Westling’s flaming red, Manic Panic hue stood out in a sea of brunettes and blonds. Even if it was a one-off, I found it refreshing to see someone taking a permanent beauty risk. As NYFW progressed, however, it became clear that dye jobs with personality are more of a help than a hindrance when getting cast for Fall 2014. Ola Rudnicka sports the ever-popular platinum this season, but setting her apart are hot-pink highlights. A rainbow of dye jobs ran rampant at DKNY, where gray, lavender, cobalt, and highlighter-yellow strands made their way down the runway. Peter Som also incorporated color, adding in stonewashed purple and coral extensions painted by Wella pro Alexandra Matiz. Singer Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) arrived backstage at Diane von Furstenberg with lilac curls. Catwalker and fellow performer Karen Elson exclaimed, “Annie, your hair!” when she sat down in the makeup chair across from her at the show. I’m as equally exuberant about the trend.