July 22 2014

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4 posts tagged "Pixie Geldof"

Pretty in Punk, Backstage At Topshop Unique


Topshop Unique’s girl is effortlessly cool and understatedly chic—a profile that was made infinitely clear with a quick peruse of the show’s front row. Next to Elle Fanning sat Leigh Lezark, who was a stone’s throw away from Poppy Delevingne, Pixie Geldof, Tallulah Harlech, and Olivia Palermo. “She’s the girl that everyone wants to be,” hairstylist Anthony Turner confirmed backstage, where the It-ness of it all was reinforced with a gaggle of the season’s biggest catwalkers. Cara, Jourdan, et al. got Turner’s low side parts, which were tucked behind the ears and treated with L’Oréal Beach Frizz for a shine-free, matte texture. “It’s the day after the night before,” he explained, throwing in a “nineties Kate Moss” reference as well as the words “very cool” to describe strands, thus completing the season’s hair inspiration trifecta. As models lined up before the show, Turner roughed up the hairline and broke up sections in the back, creating a randomness to the otherwise uniform coifs.

“It’s nineties grunge meets punk,” makeup artist Hannah Murray further elaborated, giving a “pretty edge” to designer Kate Phelan’s white and pale yellow palette. Mixing two Topshop Makeup Blushes in Prime Time and Flush, Murray made a makeshift, rosy eye shadow, which she dabbed with the silvery shade from its Eyeshadow Palette in Constellation to give lids a sheer iridescence. Cheeks were contoured using Topshop Lips in Beguiled, a vampish dark red that was layered with a dollop of its Balm for a dewy finish. To ensure the girls didn’t look “too done,” Murray took mouths down with a finger-patting of foundation while manicurist Anatole Rainey reprised Spring’s “nothing nail” with Topshop Nails in Nice & Neutral.

A Drugstore Beauty Conglomerate Is Born; Bieber’s Hair, Now Doing Charity Work; And More…


In a bit of beauty-meets-business news, Walgreens has purchased to the tune of $409 million dollars, which means it just got even easier to get your favorite mass-market makeup favorites in stores and online. [Forbes]

LFW staple Pixie Geldof has parted ways with her platinum blond hair, embracing a neon orange shade instead. We can’t imagine either are particularly good for her natural brown strands. [Daily Mail]

Justin Bieber’s hair, on the other hand, is doing just fine. Biebs’ strands, not the body formerly attached to them, will be available for photos in Miami next week—on loan from the winner of that $40K eBay auction to help raise funds for the tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan. [Ok!]

Kim Kardashian is launching yet another addition to her expanding empire in the form of a new fragrance. She asked fans for help naming the new flacon on her Facebook page and three hours later, there were 8,000 suggestions. Ka-dash-strophic, is our favorite. [BellaSugar]

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora

Pixie Geldof’s Hair-Raising Stories


When we encountered Pixie Geldof backstage at the C’N'C show in Milan last night, her hair was being tortured. Enrico Mariotti, the man in charge of her now recognizable platinum blond coif, was yanking, back-combing, tweezing, teasing, stretching, and gluing her over-processed locks into a frizzled nest on the top of her head. “This is nothing,” he said, pulling out his iPhone for some show-and-tell of his masterpieces from Jeremy Scott’s Spring show, where Geldof sported a tall, Flintstones-style updo with technicolored, crimped extensions exploding form a bone-shaped clasp. “It bobbed when I walked,” Geldof recalled of the runway look. “I would totally wear that hairpiece to a party,” she added in what was likely complete seriousness (we were talking to London’s resident wild child, after all). With all the extreme styling that her natural hair is frequently subjected to, we couldn’t help but wonder if she struggles with breakage—or worse, if chunks of her hair ever just fall out. So we asked. “I have my methods on hair maintenance,” she said, revealing a few tricks of the peroxide-application trade. “When I bleach, I don’t wash my hair for a few days before; that way my scalp is dirty and protected from the chemicals. Then post-dye, I leave it dirty again so that my natural hair oils feed and repair my hair.” Ah. So there is, in fact, a method to the madness. Alas, if only we had time to get her notes on the art of country-to-country party-hopping and up-all-night antics. Another time.

Jade, Alice, And Pixie, Power Trio


This image from last night’s British Fashion Awards is exciting for four reasons: Jade Jagger’s bangs, Alice Dellal’s signature shaved-on-one-side dirty-blond locks, Pixie Geldof’s challenging headpiece, and the fact that the three of them are all standing together for one hell of a black-clothes-only photo op. Please also note how individual accessorizing inclinations only serve to further the hairstyle stigmas on display here, those being classy, punk, and, um, “different,” respectively. We appreciate the fashion and beauty continuity. You?

Photo: Jonathan Hordle / Rex USA