The little extras keep things exciting and this month W Magazinereaders will find something special to enjoy when they pick up an issue. Lachlan Bailey‘s (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) stellar supplement starringAndreea Diaconu is a sight to behold. As nice as July cover star Emma Watson is, we can’t help but think that Andreea’s streamlined shot is a true star moment. The simple, evocative studio shoot is as appealing as anything you’ll see on the newsstand this month.
As the fashion world mourns the passing of legendary hair stylist and entrepreneur Vidal Sassoon, we look back at some of his greatest career moments. As one of the industry’s true innovators Sassoon influenced not only how we style our hair, but also the way we view modern beauty.
1955: MAYFAIR’S YOUNGEST HAIRSTYLIST
Sassoon trained under Brit hairstyling great, Raymond Bessone, but by the time he was 25 he had opened his very first salon in Mayfair. For a glimpse at his early styles check out this vintage video. The dramatic shapes and precise details are all still there, but the romantic Spanish influenced styles are very different from the mod shapes we’ve come to associate with his work.
1963: BAUHAUS INSPIRED
Sassoon will always be remembered for bringing Bauhaus’ doctrine of “form follows function” into the world of hair dressing. Prior to Sassoon the look was all about hair that took hours to perfect and wasn’t meant to move – The Guardian details the era of “setting lotions and rows of hairdryers” well. Sassoon was all about working with the natural texture and shine of the hair, then creating dramatic angular cuts that were easy to care for. You can see his classic shape here on Peggy Moffitt, a style echoed by the famous crops of girls like Ranya Mordanova and Tao Okamoto.
You have to love a man who appreciates models. When asked by W to talk about his favorites, Sassoon had a couple of greats in mind. “Grace Coddington became my top model. She was eighteen when I first met her. She was just a little waif when Mary Quant and I got on to her. She carried off the Five Point Cut to be believed. Here in Los Angeles in my work with Rudi Gernreich, it was Peggy Moffitt. She was an extraordinary model. She acted out every piece of clothing. She would look in the mirror and act it all out before she would go in front of the camera.”
When Andy Warhol endorses your hairspray it is kind of a big deal. In one of the most memorable ad campaigns ever the brand’s shampoos and conditioners were praised by a unique group of 80s stars. Getting Warhol was a coup but the most surprising endorsement came from bald actor, Geoffrey Holder.
Liberty tells us: “Rainbow is an amazing children’s charity and completely self funded. They help so many families during terrible times. Everyone should check the covers out, they could make a great Christmas gift, as well as supporting one of the most worthwhile causes.”
One of our favorites? Jourdan Dunn‘s oh so precise signature on her i-D portrait. To check out the rest of the covers go to Facebook now. Bidding starts on eBay November 23 for 10 days only.
Is there a more perfect summer beauty than Marloes Horst? We think not!
Makeup melting? Skin acting up? Generally feeling too hot for comfort due to weather ( or perhaps you’re just overheated from looking at that Made in Brazil preview) take a look at some of our favorite products to help you beat the heat.
Adjusting your skincare routine for the summer is a surefire way to alleviate some of the season’s annoyances. Switch to a lightweight moisturizer like Amore Pacific’s Moisture Bound. The unique gel provides enough moisture without ever getting greasy or slick. The oil and sulfate free blend also promises to protect skin against environmental aggravations.
If you aren’t slathering on sunscreen in this heat, you ought to be! Protect yourself with one of La Roche Posay’s foolproof sunscreens. We like the ultra light Anthelios for ease of use and the fact that it can double as a foundation primer.
Bronzer is a tough call. The deep sienna shades we see on the runways rarely carry over into real life and the dreaded Oompa Loompa overdose of orangey bronze is all too common. Thankfully, Bobbi Brown’s natural matte shades, make the selection process easier. The matte texture is natural looking and the wide range of shades provides a fool proof option for every skin color – the new shades like Rich Cocoa and Deep Chocolate are incredible.
Hourglass’ cheek stain is another summer winner with its bright long lasting color that can be applied with the fingertips. Top it all off with a swipe of Lancome’s color fever gloss, ala the brand’s spokeswomen Daria Werbowy and Emma Watson. Were in love with the summery shade, Hibis-Kiss.
Anything that makes things simpler is always welcome and Ellis Faas‘ special summer bronze set is phenomenal. The futuristic silver pens contain a blush, a lipgloss and a shimmering gold highlighter; everything you need to create a beautiful look is right there at your fingertips. Faas’ name is familiar in fashion circles – she’s a frequent contributor in Vogue Italia and creates the trendsetting cosmetic looks for designers like Giambattista Valli and her new line takes a little of that glamour and brings it to the masses.