With the ever luminous Cate Blanchett as one of her devotees, it’s no surprise that Angie Barton (Ford Artists) is in demand at Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ. The celebrated makeup artist has lent her blending skills to editorials for them all. GQ you say? Yep, even guys need a little help showing off their cheekbones. Just ask Hugh Jackman, another one of Barton’s fans. For a handpicked list of Barton’s holiday cheer, read on.
Ever since Karl Lagerfeld bundled up Chanel’s Fall 2010 girls in sumptuous layers of faux fur, the fake stuff has seen a rise in runway popularity. Concurrent with that trend is an industry-wide yen for vibrant, saturated shades; what once was brown, black, or spotted is now fuchsia, turquoise, two-tone, lavender, dip-dyed, and ombré. In short, fur has gotten a dressing down. Pair it with jeans, wear it to the farmers’ market, and get cozy. Click through for chubbies, stoles, wraps, and coats in variations real and faux—at price points accessible to all.
Heading home for the holidays? Traveling the extra mile doesn’t necessarily mean skimping on style. Temperature control is key when stuck in transit, making versatile layers—we recommend a cozy cardigan—essential. Skip the heels if you plan on doing any lugging, and arm yourself with a roomy tote. So if you’re making the trip this holiday, we want to know:
What’s your travel must-have?
THE EXPERT: Hairstylist Francky L’Official
THE CREDENTIALS: Born in France, Francky L’Official served as the artistic director of the famed Jacques Dessange salon in Paris. There, he oversaw the behind-the-scenes beauty of many fashion shows and honed his considerable tress prowess. In 2005, he relocated to New York, ultimately opening his own Madison Avenue salon. Now a regular on The Real Housewives of New York City, the hair maestro is part of the beauty establishment.
Daiane Conterato (Ford) graced this morning’s WWD wearing a colorful print, backless dress from the Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2012 collection next to the headline “Hot Oil.” Simone Carvalho (Ford) and Laura Love (Ford) also featured in this presentation.
Kenza Fourati’s (Ford Women) big break came in this year’s “Rookies” section of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. A career high for any model, the France-born Tunisian’s shoot also marked the first time an Arab model has appeared in the magazine’s pages. With that crossed off her to-do list, the burgeoning filmmaker should have plenty of time to shop. Here’s what’s on her list.
Nicki Minaj’s collection for OPI hits shelves next month but if you’re a fan (or a nail fanatic) you’ve likely seen the ad already, circulating the blogosphere in the months-long buildup to the lacquer’s launch. The pop queen’s look, featuring the bubblegum pink prismatic metal dress that she wore to the VMAs earlier this year, was created by none other than Ford Artists Miami stylist Jessica Bosch.