4 posts tagged "samantha gradoville"
Models—they’re not exactly just like us. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from Instagram, it’s that they work a chignon—perfect or piece-y—off-duty just as much as we do. From Cara Delevingne’s hot tub topknot to Sara Blomqvist’s low-slung, center-parted wedding bun, check out our visual retrospective on how catwalkers keep the hair off their necks during the dog days of summer.
Summer wedding season is upon us, and for a bride-to-be in search of beauty inspiration, you can’t go wrong with the timeless-yet-on-trend look we spotted at the Pronovias’ bridal show this past weekend. In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Spanish fashion house staged a runway spectacle at Barcelona’s famed Pabellón Italiano, which drew more than 2,000 guests, including the likes of Camila Alves and Bar Refaeli. This milestone also called for major models, and Pronovias enlisted a roster of noteworthy catwalkers such as Karolina Kurkova, Constance Jablonski, Ymre Stiekema, Samantha Gradoville, Pauline Hoarau, and more to stroll down the aisle—er, runway—in the label’s breathtaking designs. (The sixty-seven-person creative team took a well-deserved bow following Kurkova’s finale.)
Citing iconic sixties actresses like Audrey Hepburn, MAC artist Victor Alvarez kept faces mostly bare with a healthy bronze glow, and focused on creating drama with quintessential winged eyeliner and false lashes. Meanwhile, hairstylist Moncho Moreno swept the girls’ hair back into sleek, coiled buns wrapped in a single braid. This updated chignon provided a base for Pronovias’ specialty headpieces. More than fifty different accessory options were on hand backstage, and so—much like real brides—no two looks were identical. We were particularly drawn to the white flower crowns (à la Dolce & Gabbana Spring ’14) interspersed with delicate pearls, which provided a fresh alternative to more traditional veils.
Ultimately, your wedding is no time to experiment with out-there, edgy styles. Thus, Pronovias’ lesson in classically modern beauty deserves both admiration and imitation—hell, even we might be able to pull a Kate Middleton and achieve this look ourselves.
Here, Pronovias shares exclusive, behind-the-scenes snaps from their big day with Style.com.
The styles Guido Palau crafted at Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2014 show were literal treasure troves of leaves, flowers, jewels, and antique-like coins. For the designers’ Alta Moda couture collection, however, the hair accouterments have blossomed. Model Samantha Gradoville snapped this photo from backstage with fellow catwalker Maud Welzen. The flora appears to be crafted out of fabric—meaning these headpieces are guaranteed to last longer than your standard bouquet.
It’s a model’s job to play a character—normally, one given to her by a designer or photographer. But on Halloween, the girls (and guys) that wear the clothes call the shots. Above, we recap some of our favorites from last night—from Toni Garrn’s creepy contacts to more than one virgin in black and white (Alina Baikova and Marine Deleeuw, I’m looking at you). And the awards for sweet—not spooky—costumes go out to Maud Welzen (who transformed from catwalker to Catwoman) and Constance Jablonski (i.e., Sailor Moon). However, it was Samantha Gradoville’s over-the-top Marie Antoinette wig, guillotined neck, and risen-from-the-dead smoky eyes that took the cake here on Beauty Counter.