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Models Who Love Music


As the dust settles over the first weekend of Coachella, it appears as if 2012 will go down as the most model-friendly year in the annual event’s history. Spotted: Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Raquel Zimmermann, and Ruby Aldridge taking in the vocal stylings of the Black Keys, Radiohead, and a little Dr. Dre for good measure. Also there: Kasia Struss, Hanne Gaby Odile, and Jacquelyn Jablonski, all of whom who partook in the nouveau-hippie extravaganza’s two Fs: fringe and face paint. The three girls seemed to have dipped their manicured fingertips into the same pot of fluorescent yellow pigment, swiping thumbprints of the neon color across their cheekbones. What would Pat McGrath say?! Thoughts on the off-duty catwalkers’ music festival moment?

Photo: David X. Prutting /

Raquel Gets Ready To Rock


While platinum blond has been the big hair color story backstage for the past few seasons (catwalkers like Britt Maren, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Siri Tollerød, and Kasia Struss have all been tempted by the peroxide bottle), something dark was afoot for Spring. “[She] just looks tougher with the brown hair,” coiffing star Guido Palau said of Struss after he took her brunette at Balenciaga. “It’s a little more tomboyish,” he explained of the chocolaty shade, an opinion that is apparently shared by styling star Paul Hanlon. In this month’s issue of French Vogue, Hanlon gave a typically dirty-blonde Raquel Zimmermann the tough-chick treatment, sculpting wispy dark chestnut strands with a messy fringe to complement a rock-inspired editorial that seems to say, “Blondes may have more fun, but brunettes are not to be messed with.” What do you think of the Brazilian stunner’s bad-girl makeover?

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /; David Simms for Vogue Paris, December/January 2012

Val Garland’s Very “Now” Take On Punk


Makeup artist Val Garland’s palette may have been limited to black and white in Nick Knight’s “Refined Rebel” story in this month’s issue of Vogue U.K., but that certainly didn’t impede her creative capabilities. “The inspiration for the makeup comes from the idea of mixing up trends—a bit Penelope Tree with a bit of Siouxsie from the Banshees,” Garland explained of the pallid complexion and four different avant-garde eyeliner jobs she whipped up for the occasion. “Mixed together, they aren’t sixties or seventies, but a very ‘now’ take on punk.” To get model Raquel Zimmermann’s complexion a paler shade of porcelain, Garland doubled up on Chanel—priming the skin with its Base Lumière illuminating makeup primer and then topping that off with its Vitalumière foundation in sand. She lightened Zimmermann’s pout with Rouge Dior in Baiser 361—the softest of pink lipsticks—layered under a translucent powder for a matte finish. As for those artful strokes of pigment around the lash lines, “I went straight to a MAC liner brush and its Fluidline liner because they are easy to use and control,” Garland said. “For some of the shots, I added Swarovski rhinestones applied with a little eyelash glue. The eye makeup is a statement in itself, so mascara wasn’t essential.” For her next trick, Garland totally obscured Zimmerman’s brows. With a nod to the Spring catwalks (think Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent), arches were bleached, toned, and concealed using a brow wax by Screenface cosmetics. It’s a shame this editorial wasn’t in the glossy’s October book to better broaden our Halloween makeup horizons. Oh well, there’s always next year.

Photo: Nick Knight for Vogue U.K., November 2010

Chloé Takes A Powder


Love, Chloé, the next big fragrance launch from the French fashion house, may not bow stateside until November, but it got a pretty grand coming-out party last night in Paris. Amidst the fabricated decorations the brand brought into Jean-Pierre Vigato’s famed Apicius restaurant—handwritten notes on mirrors, Polaroid shots placed under glass coffee tables, and an assemblage of groovy settees—sat Givaudan’s Natalie Gracia-Cetto and Louise Turner, the Anglo-French duo behind the new eau. According to the two noses, it all started with powder—specifically a thirties-era box of loose powder from the Coty archives. Once Chloé designer Hannah MacGibbon had chosen that retro cosmetic note as a point of departure, Gracia-Cetto and Turner set out to create a scent that “captures modern confidence and inner elegance.” Their abstract interpretation is centered around an iris heart and accentuated with touches of lilac, hyacinth, orange flower, and pink pepper. Almond-y heliotropin and soft musks tie it all together. “I wanted a traditional perfume in the sense of being authentic, with expensive ingredients that really let you smell the skin,” MacGibbon offered. Fishing a bottle of the stuff out of her Chloé Emma bag, Raquel Zimmermann added, “A lot of perfumes are more evening ideas, but I can see wearing this all day and year round.” For pictures and more, read our full party report.

Photo: Francois G. Durand / Getty Images

model lifts a finger to anti-fur group


Raquel Zimmermann / Paris Vogue

According to the August issue of Paris Vogue, there’s only one way to deal with pesky PETA types threatening to come between you and that rabbit-fur vest you’re coveting for fall. And according to editorial manicurist Lorraine Griffin, that gesture is best made with Creative Nail Design’s “Passionfruit Poppy.” “It all starts with Carine [Roitfeld] telling us what kind of woman she’s envisioning,” Griffin says of the concept for the story, adding that the Paris Vogue editor (and stylist on the shoot) wanted to portray someone “quite extroverted in her normal, everyday life”—hence the hot-pink vulgarity, obviously.

Photo: Mario Testino, “Reality Show” in Paris Vogue, August 2008