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Vivienne Westwood Fall 2013

Val Garland (MAC): Our influences? Medieval Arabic-That and you throw in the pot with David Bowie from Life On Mars. So think of the visual of David Bowie, where I have a very pale face, very kind of skeletal looking, With This bright blue eyeshadow and no brows. It’s kind of like that. So we’ve got two kind of characters going on: the Bowie-esque character and the other: her boyfriend’s gone off to the Crusades, and she’s a Medieval woman back at the castle, and she’s been upstairs in the tower for far too long and she’s a little bit dusty, a little bit dirty. She’s quite innocent and sweet but she’s obviously been left to decay for quite some time. I Guess You Could Say That We are pushing a trend here today, and the trend is matte That We’re pushing. Which is a big trend across the catwalks this season and it does not get any matte-r than this moment at Westwood.

Sam McKnight: The hair is kind of a surreal Vivienne Westwood idea: to do plastic braids. We have garment bags from her showroom Which are braided into the hair with some ripped up That Were fabrics in the collection, georgette some socks. There’s quite an ode to Yves Saint Laurent in the collection Which is kind of unusual for Vivienne, but they’re Such admirers of classic Saint Laurent. And you’ll see it When you see it. But Their original idea was kind of floor length braids medieval Which kind of mutated into-through the course of the evening at the fitting-well, why dont we put some plastic and some fabric in there? Which was kind of a nod to YSL as well, the small head, braided thing, but the plastic is taking it somewhere else. I think it fits with Vivienne’s eco-warrior ethos as well. Anyway. It’s a surreal braid for Vivienne!

Violet Eyes: Inmitable Chanel Cils Intense and Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascaras D’Enfer

Having violet-colored eyes have always been an [iris / melanin-related jackpot] indication of great beauty (Consider Elizabeth Taylor’s pair, topped by her Doubled set of lashes, a genetic mutation, to boot), but what of violet-hued eyelashes ?

I’m not one to stray from the thin black liner / thick black fringe combination, at the risk of looking like I got lost on the way to a rave. Or at least, that’s what I thought, until, I started picking up on what the industry’s putting down, ie Guerlain’s Cils D’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara and Chanel’s Intense purple Inmitable, Both in aubergine-enough-meaning, mellow brownish-purple-shades That pick up any flecks of green or gold in my iris like nobody’s business. No kiddie scary-tints, and the spiked-wands Are those plastic ones that I love (for premiere lash-grabbing). As for the color, it melts into and around the natural dark shade of your eyelash for just a subtle hint of intrigue, to keep Those eyeballs coming back your way … at least until you’re Able to grow another layer of lashes, like good ol ‘Liz.

Tie Dye Hair

t looks like we’re not the only ones with peroxide on the brain (hopefully not actually on the brain, but you catch our drift)! iD’s Spring 2013 issue includes not one, not two, but three separate shoots with models sporting some seriously day-glo, tie-dye, freak-flag-flyin ‘hair. (Well, we expected it from Chloe Nørgaard, Whose Angelo Pennetta-shot, and Christiaan-styled hair is no surprise-we snapped it backstage at Rodarte in February). Male model Sylvester Ulv Henriksen, shot by Nick Dorey, had his charmingly moppish skater-boy locks dyed a violet flecked, navy-mingled hunter green and indigo (by Tina Outen) That We kind of hope he kept post-shoot-there’s something off -beat romantic about it … James Dean meets Manic Panic? (The story’s caption reads, “Celebrate grunge and ’90s skater cool; Watch Harmony Korine and Larry Clark’s NYC coming-of-age story Kids, dye your hair, bleach your jeans and hang around up to no good,” Which is an apt reference, if not just because the colors in the rest of the magazine look like the stylists Spent Their Time watching Spring Breakers instead.) ITG-beloved Meghan Collison was captured by photographer Boo George rocking a flame-throwing mane (courtesy of ITG’s other beloved James Pecis, and his wig wizardry) that’s only a few carrot-and hues darker than the shade Saskia De Brauw rocked for Love # 9′s “Boyish” shoot. Basically, All These neons have hairspiration our senses tingling, big-time.

But now we’re calling in reinforcements: are you tempted to go Day-Glo or no?

[1-6] Chloe Norgaard photographed by Angelo Pennetta for iD Sp

The Manic Pixie Dream Cut

When Naomi Campbell’s Steven Meisel-lensed Vogue Italia cover [27] crossed our desks, nearly all of our hands crept up to our necks With One single shared thought: pixie cuts! They’re definitely “happening” in 2013-forget the Daria, just feast your eyes on the Jean Seberg-wigs from Dior Couture reminiscent, but beyond that; check out Jean Seberg (and Natalie Portman, Kate Moss, Rihanna, Carey Mulligan, Mia Farrow … you get the picture). Once you start looking for the chic-and-short cut of your dreams, well, it’s pretty hard to stop. So if you’re in the market for a major change (and hey, why Should not you be? It’s just hair, right? It grows [... right?]), Check out our crop of lovely ladies rocking what else ? The crop.

[1] Carey Mulligan [2] Mia Farrow, [3] Agyness Deyn, [4] Winona Ryder [5] Natalie Portman, [6] Audrey Hepburn, [7] Carey Mulligan, [8] Winona Ryder [9 ] Lena Dunham, [10] Agyness Deyn, [11] Jean Seberg, [12] Demi Moore [13] Audrey Hepburn, [14] Dior Couture SS 2013, [15] Dior Couture SS 2013, [16] Carey Mulligan, [17] Emma Watson [18] Halle Berry, [19] Mia Wasikowska [20] Shannyn Sossamon, [21] Mia Farrow, [22] Kate Moss, [23] Carey Mulligan [24] Lena Dunham, [25 ] Mia Wasikowska [26] Michelle Williams, [27] Naomi Campbell, [28] Mia Farrow, [29] Natalie Portman [30] Agyness Deyn, [31] Kate Moss, [32] Merethe Hopland, [33] Carey Mulligan, [34] Rihanna, [35] Mia Farrow, [36] Twiggy, [37] Christy Turlington.

We Want Candy

The highly hyped Roman Coppola / Wes Anderson collab (the duo who brought you Moonrise Kingdom) for Prada’s latest fragrance, Prada Candy L’Eau, is out in the form of a short and, yes, sweet video, starring ITG Top Shelf-er Léa Seydoux (check out our October 2011 interview with the winsome actress). The whole thing is giving us serious Anna Karina / Jeanne Moreau / pale-pink lip / nail-envy / let’s all just run off to Paris with two lovely men (each) and head straight for the nearest cinema.

Plus? Any girl who stuffs her face with popcorn wearing Prada SS13 is our kinda girl.

Summer Travel Essentials

ne large Ziploc. If I can fit all my toiletries for a trip into one large Ziploc bag: Mission Accomplished. I’ve been traveling like crazy These past few weeks and Have successfully narrowed down my summer essentials (for mostly any kind of expedition-beach wedding, beach wedding) to the Following items, as seen here, strewn about my bathroom at a hotel -that-cannot-be-named-because-photos-are-verboten.

SKIN

Bioderma Créaline, mini size: Makeup Remover, toner, and general refresher. Also I usually pack a handful of cotton pads (Koh Gen Do’s are oh-so-luxurious) in a plastic sandwich bag in case the hotel bathroom Does not Have Them.

Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser: Carting around your Clarisonic is a Commitment, and One That I Often make, but when i want to lighten up, This Clarifying (but not drying), salicylic-acid foaming cleanser is the way to go.

Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Gel: I’m on an antioxidant kick, And This gel formulated with Vitamin C and ferulic acid is meant to repel a bevy of environmental toxins. I apply it after cleansing but before anything else. It’s “preventative,” Which is great, but means that I’ll probably Also forget about it soon since I can not “see it working.” But so far, I’m Gonna Ride That Wave …

Stevie’s Skin Savers