33 posts tagged "Rodarte"
More and more, Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy are known almost as much for the hair accessories that accompany their unique designs as the designs themselves. First came Spring 2011′s hand-carved barrettes that Odile Gilbert slipped onto one side of models’ manes; then there was Fall 2011′s gilded comb moment, which was followed by those much-discussed shooting-star clips from Fall 2012 and, most recently, the barbwire headbands turned crowns that turned up at the sister duo’s Fall 2013 show. Coveted as these pieces are, however, it’s the rare A-lister who typically gets to wear them. Kirsten Dunst has received the honor on more than a few occasions, and it looks like the torch has now been passed to Chloë Sevigny. At last night’s Absolut Elyx launch in New York, the actress sported one of the thin, interwoven-metal bands as well as a full look from the Fall collection. Lucky girl. Thoughts on the accessory’s off-runway debut?
Since making a huge splash on the Spring and Fall runways, hair accessories have become an ever-increasing red-carpet staple as well. From barrettes and coronets to bedazzled baubles and bands, starlets can’t seem to get enough of the insta-embellishments, and this weekend’s GLAAD Media Awards in L.A. were no exception. Taking a page out of Rodarte’s Fall beauty book, Elle Fanning wore a Jennifer Behr circlet, while Kirsten Dunst opted for the simplicity of a thick black satin ribbon, not unlike the leather version Guido Palau placed over side plaits at Valentino. Which look do you prefer?
Wearing makeup to the beach is a questionable move, although if you grew up in a NorCal surf town, like Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy, it was probably also hard to avoid. “It’s the idea of mascara that has been applied on the beach,” James Kaliardos said of the makeup look he created for the sister duo’s Fall Santa Cruz-themed collection. “It’s a bit messy,” he continued, “as if it fell onto [models'] faces.”
Dusting lids with NARS Single Eye Shadow in Bengali, a matte dark brown shade that Kaliardos swept underneath the lower lash line as well, he worked its forthcoming Eye Paint in Mesopotamia, a similar shade, through the crease to provide a little slip. Then, taking NARS’ as-yet-unreleased Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via De’Martelli, a dark chocolate, he dotted on a chunky, “speckled” bit of pigment for a haphazard effect. NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara added additional dimension to lashes while its Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle de Jour gave pouts a subdued nude finish.
Odile Gilbert was going for a “rocker princess” look, which she achieved by building a “cool, undone” texture into models’ manes. Prepping hair with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse, Gilbert took strands through a two-inch curling iron to create a loose bend. Brushing out the waves for a more natural appearance, she created interwoven plaits on either side of the head, which were joined together in a rosette that segued into a single braid in the back. Using Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula on the ends to create piecey separation, Gilbert crowned select models with barbed-wire headbands, including Nadja Bender, Irina Kravchenko, Kate King, and Tilda Lindstam.
The designer-beauty collaboration is certainly nothing new, but it has remained unmined by Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy. Sure, there was that ill-fated MAC collection inspired by Juarez, Mexico, three years ago, but that’s ancient history now. Onwards and upwards to a nail partnership, as they say. For the first time ever, the design duo has teamed up with Sally Hansen to create three exclusive polish shades to complement their Santa Cruz-inspired Fall collection. But rather than revisit their eighties-era youth via outlandish varnish hues, the Mulleavys devised a relatively subdued palette for the season, including the creamy neutral Stocking Nude, which Sally Hansen nail ambassador and celebrity manicurist Tracylee topped with metallic French manicure tips in Gold Roses, a rose gold, and Platinum Star, a silver. You may need a certain constitution to pull off one of those tie-dyed bodysuits, but the lacquers should have more mass appeal when they launch later this year.
Since the Spring shows ended two weeks ago, we’ve already used plenty of blog space to talk about an uptick in haute hair accessories on the runway—and subsequently on the red carpet. But there’s another trend brewing that offers a slight variation on all the bows, bands, and elasticized baubles via hairstyles for accessories. “It’s like the girls are shaved,” Odile Gilbert explained of the front section of models’ hair that she slicked over to one side with Kérastase Ciment Thermique blow-dry polish at Rodarte to showcase the silver dragon cuffs Laura and Kate Mulleavy designed for their collection. At the the royal world premiere of Skyfall last night, newly minted Bond girl Naomi Harris followed suit, sweeping her side-parted strands behind her left ear to accommodate a similarly statement piece of ear candy. Who needs an updo?