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August 23 2014

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32 posts tagged "Prabal Gurung"

Can Prabal Gurung Get an Amen?

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The custom-blended neo-pastels seen on Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 runway are soon to be available in single tubes. According to WWD, the designer teamed up with MAC, his longtime backstage beauty partner, to create a 14-piece collection arriving on shelves November 26. In addition to the “dirty” lilac (Ultramarine Pink), beige (Light English Red), and crimson (Carmine Rouge) bullets, the range will include a bronzing powder, cream color base, buffer brush, eyeshadow, liner, Chromagraphic pencil, and lip gloss—all housed in weighty gold packaging inspired by his mother’s compacts. Gurung also name-checked Sylvie Fleury, Damien Hirst, and Nick Knight as muses for his first makeup collection. In addition, he revealed the envy he has for the “20 minutes to an hour” women spend in front of the mirror: “I always feel, whether it’s getting dressed or putting on makeup, it’s ritualistic, a very spiritual process that a woman has,” Gurung said. “We men don’t have the opportunity to do that. As time-consuming as it might be, it’s really a time for you and yourself, deciding how you want to feel, how you want to look.” Can Prabal get an amen?

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Photo: Ivan Lattuada; Indigitalimages.com

Why You Should Match Your Lipstick to Your Hair

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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.

Photo: Fashiongonerogue.com

Emma Stone Is Seeing Red

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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.

Photo: Getty; Indigital

Shade Shifters

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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.

Photos: Getty; Umberto Fratini, Indigitalimages.com; Kim Weston Arnold /Indigitalimages.com

This Girl Is on Fire

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prabal-gurung-cropModel Natalie Westling opened Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 bombed-out beach show and went on to walk Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, among others. She also recently appeared alongside Miley Cyrus in Jacobs’ latest campaign. Backstage at Prabal Gurung, however, was the first time we got to see her new Manic Panic dye job in all its fiery glory. She went bright red about a week ago for yet another MJ ad lensed by David Sims—this time for his extensive line of beauty products. “No one has this hair color, so it’s cool to be able to rock it,” Westling said. Asked what she calls this vibrant hue: “Ariel red.” Little Mermaid, we love that you’re a part of our NYFW world.