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July 31 2014

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2 posts tagged "Renee Simonsen"

Flashback Friday: Who Gives a Tuck?

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renee-simonsenFlashback Friday is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Renée Simonsen

The Moment: The Hair Tuck

The Motivation: As reported in our Fall 2014 Beauty Guide, the hair tuck (i.e., slipping one’s tresses inside a coat or under a scarf) was a recurring look on the runway. Spotted at Calvin Klein Collection, Burberry Prorsum, Prabal Gurung, and Tom Ford, it’s the perfect style to battle spring winds and breathe new life into a silk foulard. We’ll be taking cues from the above 1988-lensed image, which highlights another must-try trend of the season: a single statement earring.

Photo: Christophe Jouany for Vogue Germany, 1988; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursday: An Eighties Attempt at Minimalism

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Renee Simonsen by Michael Zeppetello, L'Officiel March 1988 - cropThrowback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Renée Simonsen

The Moment: Going Back to the Basics

The Motivation: If New York’s Spring 2014 collections are any indication, over-the-top color—with the exception of a statement lip in vibrant shades of orange, pink, and lilac—is taking a backseat to pristine skin and barely there makeup. From Donna Karan to Proenza Schouler to Narciso Rodriguez, an au naturel finish was the goal, and it’s a look that has stood the test of time. When we spotted this image of model Renée Simonsen, we were struck by her fresh face in a time of serious excess (sure, a slightly smoky eye is present, but it doesn’t overpower her porcelain skin and pared-down pout). It seems that even in 1988—when blue eye shadow, rouged cheeks, and frosted lipstick ran rampant—less was more.

Photo: Michael Zeppetello for L’Officiel, 1988; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.com .