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Thursday, 03 March 2011 01:40

Natasha Poly: back to blonde

Written by Daniel P Dykes

When we began collating our take on 2011's hairstyles we wrote of the idea of just changing it as major driving force behind any 2011 hair colour choice. And behind that ideal, amongst others, was model Natasha Poly who, in late 2010, transitioned from standout blonde to more subtle brunette. Admittedly for her features it wasn't the best of choices. Hence, here at New York's fashion week and during the Alexander Wang showing, we discovered she'd returned to being a statement blonde.

natasha poly blonde 2011

This picture of a beaming Natasha Poly was snapped by From A to 12th's Sergio.

Published in hair

Written by Tania Braukamper

Effortlessness is something of an elusive quality, but when Alexander Wang gets it, he gets it right. Spring sandals can be a tough one but these ones from Wang have you somewhere between wading in from a sandy shipwreck and hitting a summer music festival. The heel height is ideal, too.

alexander wang tilda sandals

alexander wang leather knot shoe

You can find a pair here.

Published in shoes
Saturday, 05 March 2011 12:13

Pony Tales

The fact that ponytails have transcended their former station as the preferred hairstyle of “girl-next-door” types and female basketball players alone is not news; the easy updo has, for the past few seasons, gotten plenty of action off the court and on the runway and red carpet (Hailee Steinfeld’s well-played pony and white Prabal gown at the Golden Globes immediately comes to mind). But the coif is having a special moment for Fall, turning up in all four fashion capitals with regularity and variation—which is great news for those of you who are probably, definitely never going to work all of those equally abundant teased, voluminous French twists into your repertoire come September.

It all started at Alexander Wang, where Guido Palau fashioned a very low, loose ponytail in which more hair was purposely left out of the elastic than was contained by it. Palau then debuted the “dominatrix ponytail” at Marc Jacobs, as he called it, using Redken’s Blown Away 09 Blow-Dry Gel and a flat iron to get the severe “perversion of convention” he was after. A similar look appeared in London at Nicole Farhi before graphic center parts and fishtail braids joined the party at Christopher Kane. Shortly after, things got high, tight, and conical at Kinder Aggugini—a style that was repeated almost to a T by Eugene Souleiman at Issey Miyake yesterday, albeit with the addition of white triangular shapes extending beyond the hairline. Texture became a key element for both the thick, frizzy tails at Issa and the matte wavy styles at House of Holland before things moved to Milan, where the standout pony arrived early on at Gucci, thanks to Luigi Murenu’s seventies-era glossy-in-front, crimped-in-back tails, which he embellished with feathers for Frida Giannini’s second ode to disco.

Here in Paris, we’re seeing much of the same—low and loose at Balmain, high and lacquered at Mugler, soft and contained by a gold band at Dries, and braided for ease and simplicity at Lanvin. “The great thing about the ponytail is that it’s without reference,” Guido Palau surmised of the coiffing establishments partiality for the style when we caught up with him at backstage at Alber Elbaz’ show. “We’ve basically been using the emotional attachment of the ponytail but adding a character to it. Now, you wear a ponytail with an evening dress and it’s not wrong—it’s almost de rigueur. It’s full hair looks that seem wrong.” Word on the street from a very reliable source is that the pony will strike again tomorrow at Celine. Get psyched.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com
Published in Beauty
Alexander Wang To Debut First Menswear Collection For Fall 2011 Alexander Wang To Debut First Menswear Collection For Fall 2011Alexander Wang, recently named Best New Menswear Designer by GQ, has announced he’ll be launching his firs ready-to-wear menswear collection for Fall 2011. The much-anticipated 14-piece collection will include tracksuit pants, leather shorts and leather-trimmed coats.According to Style.com, the smallish collection, which follows up on Wang’s more casual T collection, will be available at Wang’s own shop and Barneys New York, and at stores including Dover Street Market, Colette, and Joyce internationally. Prices begin where T leaves off, ranging from $375 to $2,150.“It’s about the right timing, the right opportunity, then one thing leads to another,” Wang said about his first men’s collection.Besides the Best New Menswear Designer from GQ, Wang also recently snared the CFDA Award for Best New Menswear Designer for pieces in his very popular T by Wang basics collection.“It started with a lot utilitarian references, something that I’ve always felt a close attraction to,” Wang said. “And the idea of mixing—I’ve always liked to take something very dressy and bring it down, [take] something very, very casual and elevate it.”He added that men’s accessories will be added for his second collection, in Spring ‘12. [via Style.com]
Published in Style

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