110 posts tagged "Spring 2014"
“It’s not about doing fantastical hair anymore—it’s about simple parts and color,” said Guido Palau about the trend for Spring 2014 at an industry event last night. But there was one exception to the rule, he explained: Dolce & Gabbana. It was there that romance and Romanesque updos reigned supreme—adorning them with everything from almond tree blossoms to antique coins. The final look, he described, is “all the things a girl wants to be at some point.” When the models finally hit the runway to music by Nino Rota from various Frederico Fellini films, and blush-colored petals gently cascaded down from the ceiling in the background, it was, in a word, enchanting.
For all the behind-the-scenes beauty details, read this month’s Backstage Confidential.
This past season at Proenza Schouler, hairstylist Paul Hanlon was intent on preserving the gentle haze of fuzz that models arrived with backstage at the show. “What you’d normally control, we’re not,” he said, in fear that strands would look more “commercial” if he were to tame every flyaway. Keira Knightley appeared to have followed the same credo at last night’s SeriousFun gala in London. Her undone waves (seen at shows like Balenciaga and Balmain) added an easy elegance to her Chanel Haute Couture gown—the same one she wore for her walk down the aisle and to a party in 2008. A hot hair trend—and great dress—is always worth repeating.
Similar to the way Myspace used to be the social media outlet of choice for musicians, many young visual artists and creative types are using Tumblr as a platform for self-expression. Phace-Side, a blog that recently caught my eye, features intriguing drawings of notable people by 28-year-old Brooklyn-based costume designer and stylist Savannah Wyatt. “I used to make blind contour drawings of my friends for laughs, and I thought it would be funny to draw celebrities,” she says. The simple lines and bright colors juxtaposed with stark white paper call to mind the face charts used by makeup artists to plan and document a look. “I love the way that designers, like Marc Jacobs, use hair and makeup to get their stories across,” she adds. Above, five drawings Wyatt created exclusively for Style.com, inspired by her favorite hair and makeup statements from the Spring 2014 runways.
There was no shortage of the precious metal backstage this past season—everything from deep side parts to lashes were given the gilt trip at Dries Van Noten, while gold glitter was liberally sprinkled onto lids at Jason Wu. And Dior’s latest advertorial efforts (the fourth Dior Magazine) offers a brilliant display of the metallic hue, on model Karlina Caune, to celebrate the label’s Golden Winter makeup collection. Jean Cocteau is even said to have told the designer that his surname, when broken down in French (dieu and or), translated to “God of Gold.” If the last page of this issue’s beauty feature (seen here) and the auriferous eyes at the house’s Spring 2014 runway show are any indication, crowning Christian with this particular title was right on track.
Flashback 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: Donna Mitchell
The Moment: A Futuristic Face
The Motivation: Whether it’s the influence of The Hunger Games or art, we’ve noticed a recent shift toward the experimental in maquillage. With the new installment of the series, Catching Fire, out today in cinemas, we thought it was a great time to highlight this image, taken from a seventies edition of British Vogue. Not only does the photo remind us of Octavia (a member of Katniss’ “prep team,” whose skin is dyed various shades of pale green), but Mitchell’s lipstick is also reminiscent of the chemical peach hue used at Fendi and vintage pastels employed at Prabal Gurung for Spring 2014. In the Capitol, beauty is of prime importance (with stylists and hair and makeup gurus assigned to each of the competitors), which, interestingly enough, is quite similar to the goings-on backstage in the fantastical (and dog-eat-dog) world of fashion.