11 posts tagged "Vivienne Westwood"
“It started with the idea that the [girl] got the clothes in a thrift shop in EC1 London, and she’s been running for the bus, so her cheeks are a little flushed. She [arrives] at the bus stop, but it’s been raining, so as it pulls up, she gets splashed with mud.”
Urban living is often gritty and when it rains, like it did in Manhattan today, something as simple as catching the bus can be treacherous. Garland, however, managed to make the perils of public transportation appear quite glamorous. “How can we make being splashed with mud a Vivienne moment?” the face painter asked herself backstage. “I thought, let’s get a bit Twombly, a bit Pollack-y.” She kept the skin underneath the “flicked” paint pristine, using a combo of tan blush and highlighter. If only getting down and dirty in real life actually looked like this.
You could blame it on the summer solstice, but we’re pretty sure Dolce & Gabbana’s bedazzled floral crowns from Fall are behind the recent spike in coronet adornment. Kirsten Dunst sported one in Cannes, Keira Knightley recently followed suit at the premiere of her new movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and this weekend saw a slew of imitators. Dorothea Barth Jorgensen wore a leafy green incarnation at the model fest that was GrandLife and INGA’s Midsommarfest in New York, Vivienne Westwood crowned a handful of male models at her menswear presentation in Milan, and Margherita Missoni gave her bridesmaids—including one Tatiana Santo Domingo—rings of daisies to place on their heads as they walked down the aisle at her wedding to Eugenio Amos in Brunello, Italy. And so we put it to you, dear readers: Who wore it best?
Vivienne Westwood thinks Kate Middleton needs a little lesson in makeup application. Of the Duchess of Cambridge, who was a new addition to Vanity Fair‘s international best-dressed list this year, the designer says, “I think she’s got a problem with eye makeup! The sharp line around her eyes makes her look hard. Either she should be smudgy or wear none.” [Huffington Post]
Aztec prints, studs, tartans—your tips can get pretty dressed up these days. Racked recently picked out some of the best nail blogs on the Web right now, just in case you aren’t up-to-date on all the latest lacquer trends and “frankenpolish” (make your own) recipes. [Racked]
Over the weekend, David Beckham showed off his newest accessory: a tattoo bearing the name of his newborn daughter, Harper Seven Beckham. The proud papa got inked on his left clavicle. Aww! [Us Weekly]
Why are we not surprised that there’s a sundae in honor of Someday, Justin Bieber’s debut fragrance? When the scent launched at Harrods last week, fans got a double dose of Bieber with the “Bieber Bocker Glory,” a vanilla ice cream concoction topped with fresh pear, lavender sprinkles, and edible glitter—all for a cool $32. [WWD]
Leave it to Vivienne Westwood to really rock the menswear shows—and to pay homage to Zoolander in the process. With a runway carpeted by flattened cardboard boxes and one model pushing a janky shopping cart, Dame Viv’s Sunday night men’s show in Milan seemed to take its cues directly from the Derelicte scene in Ben Stiller’s fashion industry parody. According to a press release, Westwood’s muse this season is “the roving vagrant whose daily getup is a battle gear for the harsh weather conditions.” Successfully pulling off the questionable theme meant jumpsuits, a myriad of crumpled outerwear, and some very deliberate hair and makeup tricks. Hair stylist Adalberto Vanoni and makeup artist Cristiana Ceccarelli were the lucky duo charged with translating “homeless chic” into beauty terms. Backstage at Museo della Permanente, this meant disheveled, matted-down hair with smatterings of powder to create the illusion of an early-morning frost, as if, you know, the models had woken up in the street, and equally pallid complexions with concealer-painted lips and red-rimmed eyes, which we surmise were used to create the illusion of dehydration and exhaustion. Whether or not the whole affair was in poor taste is up for debate, but I, for one, am always up for a little catwalk amusement. If “Blue Steel” happened to make an appearance on the Fall runways, I would not be disappointed. You? [London Times]
As much as we may turn up our noses at certain celebrity fragrances, we are occasionally impressed with what stars—and their respective perfumers/licensing partners—can come up with. Gwen Stefani and Coty Prestige’s Harajuku Lovers collection in Love, Lil’ Angel, Music, Baby, and G are one such exception. The winner of the 2009 Fifi Awards Women’s Luxe Fragrance of the Year has both a cute and clever packaging concept and the expert touch of renowned noses from IFF, Givaudan, and Firmenich. It makes these kitschy dolls fun collector’s items that also smell great on the skin. With scents ranging from a fruity floral with a “lollipop” accord to a powdery musk, there’s something for everyone—incuding the fashion-obsessed. The flacons are impeccably designed to showcase the girls’ individual style leanings, and this season, Stefani’s brain children are back in limited-edition cold-weather gear. The Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies wear vintage color-blocked puffy jackets, bobby pins inspired by the Decora Girls in Tokyo, homespun striped cashmere sweaters, and Vivienne Westwood footwear, as the case may be. (Love, the girliest of the bunch, dons a pair of pink, mid-calf Velcro closure boots that are an exact replica of a similar pair designed by London’s resident punk progenitor.) They’re a great addition to the holiday product bounty that is beginning to hit shelves now, when we find ourselves tempted by beauty baubles more than ever.