4 posts tagged "Ulyana Sergeenko"
Throwback Thursdays is a new 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: Yfke Sturm
The Moment: Shorn Locks
The Motivation: While making the cut is nothing new (see Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Twiggy, etc.), it has quickly gained popularity in the past few months. From Karlie Kloss’ Fall bob and Edie Campbell’s black shag that inspired a runway’s worth of imitations at Marc Jacobs, to Ulyana Sergeenko’s Dior Couture homage pixie, we haven’t been hurting for chop-shop inspiration. But this 1999 Paris Vogue snap of model Yfke Sturm still jumped out at us. Something about the nineties-era Dutch stunner’s micro-fringe and razor-trimmed ends paired with her icy blond color and pastel lilac eye shadow is exciting in a whole new, old way. Save it in the binder of tearsheets you plan on taking with you to your stylist in the coming months.
Ulyana Sergeenko answered the question of how she would be dealing with the grow-out from the platinum-blonde dye job she debuted in January with a simple Instagram this afternoon—and then another courtesy of her fellow fashion comrade Elena Perminova. The answer: She wouldn’t. The Russian street-style-star-turned-designer is back to brunette after cutting off her flaxen strands entirely and embracing one of Guido Palau’s midcentury Dior Couture pixie cuts instead. And you know what? It looks great on her. The gamine look isn’t all that easy to pull off, but Sergeenko is managing it just fine, as far as we’re concerned. Add another one to the season’s short-hair handbook. Thoughts on her drastic trim?
After Fall’s all-out embrace of “dark glamour,” which resulted in a sweeping mass of Lisbeth Salander-inspired severe brunette dye jobs, it really was only a matter of time before the hair-color pendulum swung back in the other direction. And so it started to swing for Spring, first on the runway at Marc Jacobs, where a crop of models were given Edie Sedgwick-style peroxide treatments, then on the red carpet, as boldfaced names like Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, and Emily Blunt all cashed in their brunette and auburn strands for shades of gold. “Wintertime is normally when people go darker, but I’m seeing the opposite this year, people going lighter,” confirmed celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham last month when we asked her to weigh in on the nascent trend—a trend, it should be pointed out, that has not gone unnoticed by the Russian style set. As the couture shows trudge on through the Paris snow, it appears as though Ulyana Sergeenko has taken her light brown locks a shade of warm flaxen, while Elena Perminova has opted to boost her already sunny strands with a shock of bleach. Thoughts on their winter white blonde transformations?
Your Favorite Beauty Products, Back By Popular Demand; L’Oréal Paris Names A Global Facialist; And More…
Thanks to increasing buzz through social media outlets, beauty brands are starting to take consumer gripes about discontinued beauty products seriously. Companies like MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Pantene have all brought back old favorites for a limited time due to popular demand. Make a note of it—and “Like” your discontinued favorites on Facebook now. [NYT]
Spring temperatures may have dipped into the 40s and 50s of late, but that hasn’t stopped Katy Perry from giving her nails a serious floral makeover. The queen of bold color choices unveiled her latest experiment with nail art, tweeting, “My fingers are in FULL bloom today” alongside a picture of 3-D petals. [Grazia]
Street-style blogger favorite Ulyana Sergeenko swears by Parisian facialist Joëlle Ciocco—so much so that she only gets facials four times a year when she travels from Russia to France for the Couture and ready-to-wear shows. And Ciocco’s fame among the style set hasn’t gone unnoticed; L’Oréal Paris has just named the skincare expert as its first global facialist. [WWD]
After CND founder Jan Arnold said neon nail polishes were illegal in the United States, sparking a few days of horror from lacquer lovers looking forward to Day-Glo pedicures for the summer, the brand’s chief scientific adviser has amended her comments, explaining that neon varnishes are not illegal to wear; they have simply never been officially registered with the FDA. Phew. [Daily Mail]