8 posts tagged "Ruffian"
Following the successful line of nail appliqués Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais launched with MAC Cosmetics two years ago, the duo has now teamed up with Birchbox on a three-piece polish range inspired by their forthcoming Spring line. The color palette is still TBD, as Birchbox’s Facebook fans will be left with the task of voting on five possible shades. The winning lacquers will then be revealed in September and featured at Ruffian’s Spring 2014 show. [WWD]
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only celebrity to go brunette this week. It looks like Britney Spears has also cashed in her flaxen locks for a shade of chestnut brown. [Us]
Don’t buy perfume based on the advertising, says Hermès in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. “Ask for a sample and put it on your skin. If you like it on your skin, you can buy. No rush, take the time, because perfume is like a love affair. It’s not good to rush a love affair.” [The Cut]
Christian Dior, on the other hand, is banking on a positive consumer response to the amped-up campaign for its new Miss Dior eau de toilette, which features a TV commercial starring Natalie Portman and directed by Sofia Coppola. [British Vogue]
Back in February, we had the pleasure of breaking the news that Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais were collaborating with MAC on a capsule collection that began with the re-release of Ruffian Red, a deep crimson lipstick the two brands created together three years ago—and which made its triumphant runway return for Fall. Four months later, and MAC x Ruffian is debuting exclusively online today, with two additional lip colors—Ruffian Gold, a frosty gilded glitter bullet, and Ruffian Naked, a matte pale peach—as well as a riff on another beauty statement the design duo has decisively made its own: the moon manicure. Wolk and Morais embraced embellished tips long before the nail art movement became a compulsory part of the backstage beauty game, and we’re happy to report that their dedication to highly designed tips has been translated into three different press-on patterns: Spectator is a cream base with a black half moon, black tip, and black Ruffian insignia (which should look plenty familiar to anyone who attended the house’s Spring 2011 show); Demoiselle boasts a red base with a white half moon and black French tip; and Demilune features matte black nails with a chrome gold half moon. Best to get while the getting’s good.
Ruffian fans the world over presumably look back on Brian Wolk and Claude Morais’ Fall 2009 show fondly. Their polished collection that season was capped off by a limited-edition makeup collaboration with MAC Cosmetics that resulted in Ruffian Red, a bold crimson lipstick that was used in the show and sold for a brief time afterward. Well, we’ve got some good news for those of you still scraping the last bits of pigment out of the pout perfector’s original bullet: Ruffian Red will be back on the catwalk at the designers’ Fall 2012 show tomorrow and has inspired a full-scale range of face-painting products created by the two brands. Mum’s still the word as far as what will be included in the line when it debuts in June, but there is one thing we can tell you: Ruffian’s now-legendary moon manicure (Wolk and Marais commission one every season) will be represented “in a way MAC has never done before,” according to our sources. Get excited.
Twiggy may have favored the sleeker, side-parted chignon that Guido Palau revisited at Alberta Ferretti this season, but the rest of the Sixties social set was much more interested in styles embodied by a single word: height. And so, to properly compliment Tomas Maier’s shift dresses and cardi sets at Bottega Veneta this weekend, Palau provided just that—heavily backcombed, texturized updos. “Rich ’60s glamor” is how he described his coifs, which he prepped with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for body, side parted and gathered into either a low ponytail or a French twist, pinning and securing with a halo of Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray. It harked back to the volume and silhouette of Sam McKnight’s streaked, rolled, Hitchcockian styles at Fendi last week, Eugene Souleiman’s half-up, half-down version at Peter Som, and the towering designs at Ruffian and Suno as well. Like the tall toppers that made a splash for Fall 2010, high and mighty is turning out to be a, um, big idea for Fall 2011.
When it comes to hair, the word texture is thrown around a lot. It’s typically used to describe that thick, rumpled, lived-in look that can only be achieved by negligence or an excessive styling effort that’s meant to appear effortless. But texturizing doesn’t have to involve deliberate bed head and a complicated cocktail of multiple products, thanks to two new releases from Shu Uemura and Bumble and Bumble. Both brands’ latest concoctions are texture-focused. Shu’s Yokan Craft—named after a jellylike Japanese dessert dating back to the twelfth century—is packed with green tea, honey, rice, and algae for a lightweight paste that creates piecey-ness, volume, and shine. “I love melting a little Yokan Craft with my blow dryer and then applying it to the tips of longer cuts to add separation, shine, and definition,” says Shu Uemura hairstylist Conrad Dornan.
As for Bumble’s Bb Texture (Un)dressing Crème, which officially launches next week but which we previewed backstage at Ruffian this season, it provides texture of a far more matte variety. The “dry moisture” gel-cream hybrid instantly adds volume and an appealing grit. When used on damp hair, it can speed up air-drying time and bring out natural waves, too, without looking too heavy. “If you want more volume and texture, use a diffuser to encourage waves and create that very nineties unfussy look,” suggests Bb stylist Rolando Beauchamp. “Even better, you can apply Texture the night before, then gather hair into a high topknot and sleep on it to add great, natural-looking waves.” Beauchamp has a few tips for the straight, languid-haired among you as well: “If you want more mass, put it on damp hair, especially at the root, then blow out with flat brush to quicken drying time and get a lot of fullness.” Commence personal test-drives at will.