54 posts tagged "Prada"
I 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 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.
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]
As catwalking legends including Mariacarla Boscono, nineties grunge icon Kirsten Owen, and even Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima moved about the crowded backstage area at Prada among a host of their younger, greener peers, Guido Palau stated the obvious about their hair. “It’s…wet basically,” the Redken creative consultant laughed, motioning toward the damp, stringy strands in his midst. “The clothes are superrich, so we wanted to break that,” he elaborated of the texture that was side-parted or pushed straight back, depending on the girl. “The ultimate ease is wet, just-out-of-the-shower hair. I mean, how chic is that?”
Applying copious amounts of Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam mousse, Palau was going for a deliberate disheveledness—or “nonchalance,” as he called it—which offset the luxe, 1940s, almost twisted quality of Miuccia Prada’s Fall collection. Snipping a few inches off of models’ ends with a layering technique to make sure there were no blunt lines, Palau polished on an extra slick of Redken’s forthcoming Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine across lengths to get a positively damp finish. “It’s sexy—and a little melancholy,” he surmised.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath fleshed out the story line a bit more. “We were obsessed with the contrast of rich and poor,” she said, stressing the word “undone” when describing the beautiful burgundy-stained mouths she was drawing in darker toward the center of models’ lips and then diffusing outward with a clear balm. “It’s the shadow of formerly amazing makeup,” she continued of what were essentially traces of pigment, including a gray tone on lids, that were used to mimic the animated shadows of tiny-waisted women (and cats) that had been projected onto the walls of Mrs. Prada’s runway. When asked about the growing prevalence of slate and asphalt smoky shadows this season, instead of more standard black incarnations, McGrath admitted that they’re not the easiest colors to wear. “It needs to be transparent to give it more depth,” she said, adding a greasy shine with “tons” of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream as well as multiple licks of mascara on top and bottom lashes.
Due to the unusually early start to fashion week this year, style tribe members actually had a shot at celebrating Valentine’s Day—that is, of course, until Marc Jacobs changed the date and time of his show. If you had to cancel whatever elaborate champagne-and-chocolate-dipped-strawberry plans you may have had, Prada is offering up something of a consolation prize. Today, the Italian house is releasing Rossetto, the fourteenth parfum in its highly popular exclusive scents collection. Created by and for Miuccia Prada, with perfumer Daniela Andrier in 2003, the idea for the range was to use rare ingredients at their highest concentrations and then formulate them in unlikely and innovative constructions. Perfume fiends will recall the initial offering, No. 1 Iris, with much affinity, although we have always been partial to No. 4 Fleur d’Oranger. Odes to violet, narcissus, tuberose, and carnation have followed since, leading us to the newest installation, a violet and rose eau that boasts synthetic notes for the first time, specifically those of raspberry and—wait for it—lipstick. To celebrate its international launch, Prada has teamed up with the artist Michael Rock and New York’s Studio 2×4 to create an interactive digital platform at www.prada.com/rossetto to allow fans of the brand to create their own Rossetto-inspired mood boards with different iconographic images and, of course, bold red lips. Make a Valentine, make a statement, and maybe even get discovered; Prada may publish the best works on its Web site and social-media platforms.