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56 posts tagged "Prada"

Scentsational Voyage

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pradalunarossa Yesterday Luna Rossa, Prada’s sailing team, beat Swedish rival Artemis in the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals, held on San Francisco Bay. While this competition ends August 30, these catamarans are gearing up for America’s Cup, a 162-year-old regatta that kicks off in September. In honor of its team (and much to the delight of Sperry-wearing men everywhere), the Italian powerhouse brand produced a collector’s version of their Luna Rossa cologne that launched earlier this year. Dressed in a crisp white cage and accented with a mirrored bottom, this mod and masculine flacon is likely to be stashed away in any well-dressed captain’s quarters. Designed by Yves Béhar, the olfactory vessel was inspired by the sleek, dynamic beauty of extreme sailboats. As for the scent inside, it’s the same as the original created by perfumer Daniela Andrier—a refreshing blend of bitter orange, aromatic lavender, and woody amber that smells both rugged and refined. The winner of America’s Cup won’t be named until September 21, but be sure to nab this fragrance for your guy before this limited-edition bottle sails into the sunset.

Available exclusively at Macy’s and Macys.com

Photos: AFP/Getty Images; Courtesy of Prada

Amanda Murphy Goes Two for Two With Vogue Italia

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Amanda MurphyAmanda Murphy’s career is going at full throttle thanks to influential supporters Miuccia Prada and Steven Meisel. News broke yesterday that the 26-year-old model—who had a stellar Fall ’13 season—landed her second consecutive Vogue Italia cover lensed by Meisel (he also shot her for Prada’s Fall ’13 campaign, which was no surprise after she bookended the label’s show back in February). Last month, the fresh-faced Chicago native shared the spotlight with veterans including Gisele Bündchen, Natalia Vodianova, Linda Evangelista, Stella Tennant, and Raquel Zimmermann, but this time around, Murphy fronted the glossy solo. For the new issue, the up-and-coming model pulled off slicked-back strands tucked behind her ears, styled by Guido Palau, as well as edgy makeup by Pat McGrath that resembled geometric patches of grease smeared over her eyes like war paint. Murphy has also appeared in recent editorials for Paris Vogue, Interview, and W. All of which is to say that things aren’t about to slow down for her anytime soon.

Photos: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Wet, Hot Summer

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WetHairI will never forget reading an old Kristina O’Neill interview on Into the Gloss in which she posited that “one of the most unchic things is coming to work with your hair wet. There’s something messy and unkempt about it.” As a wash-and-go girl who’d roll up to early appointments fresh out of the shower with still-damp locks, her words caused me to start bathing at night instead. But Miuccia Prada reassured me that my look was all right when she sent models with sopping mops down her Fall ’13 runway (similar styles turned up at Marni, Balmain, and Giambattista Valli). Backstage before the show, hairstylist Guido Palau said, “The ultimate ease is wet, just-out-of-the-shower hair. I mean, how chic is that!” During a blistering heat wave like the one New Yorkers have been weathering this week, rocking saturated strands is the cooling equivalent of having an amusement park fan—you know, the ones that mist—on your head. And wet tresses don’t appear to be going soggy anytime soon. Edie Campbell sported a slick ‘do in the latest Giles lookbook, while Kate King was snapped with beachy waves for the July issue of Harper’s Bazaar Latin America.

Photos: GoRunway.com; Courtesy of Giles and Harper’s Bazaar Latin America

Redken’s Diamond in the Rough

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Redken effectively joined the hair-oil game two years ago when it launched its All Soft Argan-6 Multi-Care Oil at the Fall 2011 shows. The versatile bottle brought touchable sheen to a number of high-profile runway looks, from the wet locks Redken’s creative consultant Guido Palau constructed for Alexander Wang that season to the now-famous halo of braids he wove for Valentino. But as the hair-oil business continues to boom, the New York-based company has taken a “the more, the merrier” stance on product development and added another strand-smoothing elixir to its arsenal. Introducing Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, a new breed of styling aid that comes in both Light and Intense formulas, which Palau had on heavy rotation backstage for Fall 2013. Boasting an impressive 99 percent natural oil base, which also happens to be silicone-free, the rich fluid doesn’t just sit on top of the hair but actually penetrates deep into individual strands to better assist in manageability while improving texture over time. Apricot and camelina oils help repair damage, while coriander oil forms a barrier on the surface to keep hair safe from “the elements” (read: humidity). Its ability to penetrate is key to what sets this oil apart from its predecessor, and many of its competitors, too, as it’s capable of creating a range of amazing styles, like the lived-in look Palau whipped up at Prada; the severe dose of sophisticated shine he built at Roberto Cavalli; or just a simple touch of lustrous definition through dry lengths, as we’ve become accustom to using it.

$40, available May 2013. For salon information, visit www.redken.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Redken

Prada Candy L’Eau: The Movie; The GIF That Keeps On Giving; And More…

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To celebrate the release of Prada Candy L’Eau, the Italian house has teamed up with Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola on Je m’appelle Candy, a new video starring the fragrance’s face, Léa Seydoux, set to premiere next week. Until then, this teaser will have to hold us over. [YouTube]

The U.K.’s Fast Diet is the new craze sweeping the world of weight loss. The idea is to limit your food intake to five hundred calories, twice a week, and then eat whatever you want on the remaining five days—which seems reasonable-ish, although we can’t get past the idea of that two-day fast. [People]

If you watch Girls, then you already know that one of the season-two finale’s big plotlines is Hannah’s angst-ridden self-inflicted bowl cut. If you missed it, here’s a GIF from the scene that you can watch over and over. [The Cut]

The next phase in the Yoko Ono x Opening Ceremony collaboration appears to be an animated video called Makeup Tips for Men. It doesn’t include any real makeup tips, it turns out, but boy is it trippy! [Complex]