3 posts tagged "Uniqlo"
It’s My Birthday And I’ll Go Blonde If I Want To; Complement Your Button-Up With A Beehive; And More
Former muse to Marc Jacobs and current catwalker Ruby Jean Wilson makes a triumphant return to blonde in honor of her birthday. Having your cake and getting a dye job, too—now that’s what I call a celebration. [Instagram]
Speaking of strands, Uniqlo debuted a new microsite, HairDo, that offers GIF-style how-tos on everything from beehives to braids. You’ll never make the mistake of pairing your turtleneck with a ponytail again. [The Cut]
Rihanna, like today’s birthday girl, opted to make a change—the difference being that the pop star’s transformation is far more permanent…and painful. A chisel and a mallet (yes, you read that right) were used to stamp her hand with a traditional Maori tattoo in honor of a recent trip to New Zealand. They don’t call her Bad Gal RiRi for nothing. [Mirror.co.uk]
Channeling your inner mountain man just got easier, and doesn’t even require pitching a tent. Take an excursion to the wild—otherwise known as Williamsburg—to see Hall Newbegin, founder of Juniper Ridge (a brand that brings the notion of backpacking to your bathroom via all-natural soaps and cologne) in action. He’s kicking off his two-month pop-up shop at Fellow Barber in Brooklyn by steaming raw ingredients (like foraged fir) on-site with a whiskey distiller. Newbegin told T that he encourages the public to bring their own “trimmings” to create bespoke scents. Will hipsters show up with PBR, American Spirits ambers, and grizzly beard clippings in hand? Only time shall tell. [T]
*UPDATE: Ruby Jean Wilson’s dramatic dye job turned out to be a wig. Here’s hoping she’ll take the plunge (for real, this time) at 21.
I know it’s almost sacrilege to say so in today’s manicure-centric world, but I’m slightly exhausted by nail stickers. Sure, they were innovative when Minx first came up with the idea of thin films that fit perfectly on the nail bed and were as easy to apply as they were to remove, but it seems as though they’re everywhere now, making the whole concept of wearing them far less novel. Still, there are a few pull-and-peel offerings that still excite me. One came last year by way of Nail Rock and Topshop, which collaborated with Meadham Kirchhoff to bring the childish prints from the label’s Spring 2012 show to the masses via pretty pastel strips, and another just crossed my desk. This month, Uniqlo released its collaboration with British textile designer Celia Birtwell, bringing the Ossie Clark co-conspirator’s famous prints to a series of shirts, tunics, culottes, tote bags—and yes, fingertips—courtesy of the nail-wrap manufacturer NailPatchMe. Not that you needed a reason to purchase two or more items from the collection, but if you do, these three mix-and-match patterns will be your gift with purchase. Available while supplies last, each looks just as good on its own, or worn as an accent finger with a plain old polish manicure.
Between her glossy chestnut locks and insane, golden complexion, Rosario Dawson has always been an exciting red-carpet sighting for us (she credits “good genes” for her sublime skin, as she told us when we bumped into her in Cannes back in May). It is precisely for this reason that we were able to pick her and her shiny strands out of the crowd at the reopening of Uniqlo’s London flagship earlier this week—and then again after some crafty shape-shifting last night. Dawson turned up to Calvin Klein’s dinner to celebrate the new home of London’s Design Museum with a fresh set of choppy, barely brow-grazing bangs. It’s certainly a different look for the actress, but one that we’re ready to stand behind. You too?