Checking out those crazy shoes? Now just look up a bit, a bit more … ahh! The offender! Hippie hair on model legs! Normally, we’d shrug and say your choice (maybe not the wisest one for your profession) to those who prefer to grow it rather than mow it, but this was spotted at the Proenza Schouler runway show at New York Fashion Week, where the freshly-waxed legs of models shine like the top of the Chrysler Building. On purpose or laziness? Yesterday we discussed the all-bare bikini area trend, so maybe the opposite is now going for legs. It’s so hard to keep up.
We’re not sure—this insider-y snap was the only evidence we could find. Many of the other Proenza Schouler models sported tights. However, the collection did happen to have quite a few feather and fringe details. Artistic compatibility? [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »
This past weekend I was a bridesmaid in a good friend’s wedding and, as is seemingly customary these days, the bridesmaids had their hair did for the walk down the aisle as well as for the endless photo sessions. I decided, Hey, it’s a wind tunnel out there; do I really want to fight with my hair all day/night? Why don’t I go for an updo? (And it’s not like I don’t spend my days talking about updos ad nauseum on The Frisky anyway—so it was time to start really living what I’ve been preaching!) As is always my problem, I had trouble explaining exactly what I wanted. I did manage to communicate that I wanted a bun but not a super-tight one and I wanted it to look like I did it myself. Basically, I wanted nothing to do with one of those intense, huge, tight, donut-shaped Jennifer Lopez hairdos. One of the other bridesmaids so perfectly described the size I wanted: “Less Cinnabon, more Dunkin Donuts.” Great. And as Jenn, my stylist, was soaking in all my wants/needs/crazy talk, she passed on one amazing nugget of a hair trick … Keep reading »
If hair could scream in agony, our eardrums would be bursting. We know that the fashion industry has been using the economy as an excuse to produce more “artistic” runway shows, but French designer Charlie Le Mindu has taken things to quite the extreme at London Fashion Week. Outfitting his models in sculptural hair, um, things … some displayed braided masks, while others were covered in super-large helmet-like ‘dos.
We hear that Chewbacca is Mr. Le Mindu’s most loyal customer, and of the new collection, he said, “Aowwww! Raarghhh!” Keep reading »
This sculptural beehive was spotted at Danielle Scutt’s showing at London Fashion Week. And while we fully salute this Hair Model Citizen, we can’t say this is a runway trend we’ll be rocking anytime soon. [London, 9/21/09] Keep reading »
When Vogue cover model Ruslana Korshunova was found dead in 2008, having apparently jumped out of a ninth-story window, police were quick to call it suicide. There was no sign of struggle in the model’s New York City apartment, and it was clear from her journal entries that she was severely depressed. Now, however, new evidence has come to light, reports the Russian news source Pravda, that may point to a sick-o murder involving a hair fetishist. Keep reading »
We already told you about the official cocktail of Fashion Week, but here’s a little insider info on the unofficial behind-the-scenes hair product: L’Oreal‘s Elnett hairspray. Up until last year, the cult product was only available in Europe — hairdressers the world over would literally stock up on cases of the stuff and send it back home, which we’re pretty sure is a customs nightmare, but anyway. Why are they so dang obsessed with it? Even though it boasts runway-strong hold (think of some of the crazy ‘dos we’ve seen come down the catwalk), it leaves hair feeling soft and looking glossy, and you can totally brush it out and start all over again if you mess up somehow. You may have noticed that backstage most of the hairdressers are sponsored; so they kind of have to stick to using the products they’re given. But we totally spotted some cheater cheater pumpkin eaters busting the Elnett on the DL. Best of all, it’s now much easier to get in on the action. At $15 (here at Target), it’s not cheap, but then again, it beats the cost of a round trip to Paris. Keep reading »
We award Kelly Rowland (seen here in the tents at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) the Hair Model Citizen Award for keeping it nice and simple by sporting soft, natural-looking (though we know that always takes work) hair. To get a similar look, apply Curls’ Curl Gel-les’c to wet hair, create a thick braid, allow to air dry and take it out. [New York, 9/18/09] Keep reading »
Over the past week, I’ve seen the top hairstylists from around the world create amazing looks for various designers’ fashion shows. Last night at Doo.Ri, however, I fell in love. Orlando Pita’s “really cool girl walking down the street” hair, as he called it, was beautiful. Lucky for you and me, it’s super easy to replicate.
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Sorry to interrupt Fashion Week coverage, but we have a very important announcement to make regarding new developments in the highly controversial ongoing Kate Gosselin hair saga.
So, like, you know when you’ve given a friend some much-needed advice–you take the time to hear out all of her venting and pat her head during the shoulder crying and thoughtfully consider the best course to take and dispense pearls accordingly–and then they go ahead and do the opposite after all that? The masses have reached out to her in unison: Whether you’re Team Kate or not I think we can all agree that hers is the scariest haircut we’ve seen on any famous person since, god, I can’t even think of another example, so that’s really saying something. Despite the (favorable) uproar caused by her much prettier People magazine cover and mere days after she made a much blogged-about appearance on “The View” with a new ‘do that the ladies endorsed and even Gosselin herself acknowledged was cute, what does she do? She goes and makes a public appearance and, well, let’s just say she has regressed. The right photo, taken just hours ago at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte, NC makes us cry just a little.You know, like if we all cared. Because we don’t. OK, maybe just a little. Keep reading »
Sometimes the most fun and innovative style fixes are the ones you already know—or are even using right now. Which is why when we saw this picture of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at Fashion Week, we realized we could still rock beachy waves well into the fall (we’re not ready for summer to go anyhow) and have the hairstyle take on a whole new vibe. Adding a smokey eye and some pink lips to the messy ‘do will dress it up, and add some texture to bundled-up fall looks. Keep reading »