7 posts tagged "Sky Ferreira"
Model and musician Sky Ferreira is the latest “styling muse” of backstage brand fixture Redken. She appeared last night at an industry event alongside mane master (and the company’s creative consultant), Guido Palau, sporting an Edie Campbell-like mullet and color inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 runway (a show she also walked in this past season). “This has everything you shouldn’t do in hair,” explained Palau of Ferreira’s new style and the rooty bowl cuts he created at MJ, “but it becomes the archetype of what’s chic and cool.” And aside from her willingness to take a beauty risk, Ferreira is a natural fit for the brand’s newly expanded and repackaged styling line (launching in March 2014), because she grew up in a salon—literally. Her grandmother, who raised her, was a hairdresser, and the in-house beauty parlor would eventually be transformed into Sky’s bedroom. “She used to chase after me with a brush,” quipped Ferreira, who didn’t do her strands due diligence as a child. In the end, it appears, she showed granny who’s boss.
Forty is the New 20 for Cosmetic Procedures; Downstairs Dye Jobs; the New Fountain of Youth Elixir; and More
Most gals will tell you they want to look 25 forever, but that goal is unrealistic for a certain subset of “high-powered New York professional women of a certain age” and their go-to dermatologist, Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, profiled in The New York Times today. The doctor’s patients, “who do not want to be forced to downshift their careers because of a perception that they are too old…seek not so much the fountain of youth as its corollary, eternal early-middle age”—somewhere between 45 and 55. Maintaining a less-is-more philosophy, Alexiades-Armenakas uses a combination of peels, laser treatments, and custom-developed skincare products to achieve a more natural look.
Speaking of the fountain of youth, The Telegraph posted a report today about Fountain The Beauty Molecule, a new beauty elixir that delivers a strong dose of resveratrol, the potent antioxidant found in red wine, which has anti-inflammatory and antiaging benefits. According to the company, one teaspoon of the concentrate (the first water-soluble resveratrol supplement on the market) each day is all you need to start seeing results. Drinking to your looks is something we can get behind.
Technicolor tresses are nothing new, but colorful dye jobs down there? The bikini area is a brave new territory for London-based hairstylist Alex Brownsell (who owns the popular salon Bleach and is the mastermind behind the tresses of Florence Welch and Sky Ferreira, and, most recently, Rihanna’s ice-gray locks). According to Brownsell, “We’ve done multicolor, pink and blue hearts—hearts are very popular—tie-dye, and leopard print.” She continued, “I found waxing more intimate than the dyeing; the dyeing is quite chilled out.”
While 53 percent of respondents to a recent U.K. survey admitted to purchasing beauty products from celebrity lines (from the likes of One Direction, Lindsay Lohan, the Kardashians, and countless others), 52 percent of participants said the star-backed potions are “not good value for money” or poor quality. To be fair, 87 percent specified they preferred labels created by more likable household names such as Iman, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, and Cindy Crawford, who seem to know what they’re doing—and look like it, too.
Since Sky Ferreira went platinum earlier this year, her traditionally ombré hair has taken on more of a stark color gradation. Gone are the days of chestnut to amber to honey to gold, and in their place, black roots and nearly white lengths. While most platinum-blonde beauties tend to wear their hair down to minimize the variation, as Ferreira herself is wont to do, she had no problem pulling her strands back at the opening of MOCA’s Rebel this weekend in L.A. If you’ve got it, flaunt it, as they say. Thoughts on the unconventional move?
With her directorial debut W.E. finally making the premiere rounds, Madonna has been hitting the red carpet of late, with her signature red lip very much still intact. At the film’s U.K. premiere in London last night, Madge proved that she still owns crimson long after making it her thing way back in the eighties. The sight of the Material Girl with a scarlet mouth was—and is—so familiar, in fact, that V magazine has devoted an entire spread of its new music issue to the lady and her lipstick. In the heavily clicked-through story, the latter-day Madonna is played by Sky Ferreira, who wears bullets from MAC and Tom Ford so well, she almost bests Madonna at her own game. Almost. Here, in a little game of “Who wore it best,” we’ve pulled some classic snaps of Madonna then, Madonna now, and Sky Ferreira playing Madonna then, now. And the winner is?
While New York showgoers may still be mourning the loss of the taco bar at Milk Studios a few seasons back, the West Side venue has a new collaboration up its sleeve for Spring. Bleach, British hair colorist Alex Brownsell and her partner Samantha Teasdale’s hip London hair haunt, will open its TIGI-sponsored pop-up on the first floor beginning today. After moving their homespun operation out of Brownsell’s flat and into a space in Dalston a year ago, the salon’s special brand of lightening, then tie-dyeing, ombré-streaking, and dip-dyeing locks has become a hit with U.K. cool kids like Alison Mosshart, Florence Welch, Pixie Geldof, and Alice Dellal. Now, Bleach has its eyes set on Manhattan. “We’ve really only come because people asked us to. We get so much attention here,” says Brownsell, who is also on the hunt for a permanent location.
Along with the custom-blended “stains,” as she refers to her preferred mix of nonpermanent high-pigment dyes and vegetable dyes that impart that coveted “worn-in texture,” visitors to Bleach at Milk will also benefit from Brownsell’s know-how, which has a wunderkind quality to it. “I didn’t train at a salon forever. All of my techniques are kind of from the kitchen, so I use my hands a lot.” She’s also very ready to suggest colors that complement individual complexions—and those that don’t. “If someone has a cool skin tone, you can’t put a bright orange with it because they’ll look green.”
While you may be tempted to just follow the lead of Kate Bosworth and the like and embrace the dip-dye trend that just won’t die, there are some new, as-yet-unproliferated ways to get your color on, too. “We’ve been doing a lot of pastel highlights, so painting people’s regular highlights with pastels—and colored fringes. I think people are getting a little more daring about putting the color at the tops of their head instead of just on the tips,” Brownsell says. The range of options is limitless, really, which is why Brownsell and Teasdale enlisted photographer Matt Irwin to shoot a ‘zine of sorts showcasing what exactly they’re capable of. “We’ve done two now,” Brownsell explains of the super-saturated, “not a cheesy hair magazine” shown above that debuted at Bleach’s Topshop pop-up-turned-permanent installation in Oxford Circus earlier this year. “The London one was a lot of cool girls we know. For New York we actually did the casting on Facebook,” which resulted in a mix of stylish scenesters, including singer Sky Ferreira and DJ Chelsea Leyland. Whatever you do, just don’t pick pink. “We did a lot of that in the beginning. At the moment people are doing mint green.”