Maybe blondes really don’t have more fun. Recently, traditionally towheaded babes like Charlize Theron, Jessica Simpson and Cameron Diaz have all jumped on the brunette bandwagon, a move that entails much more than a simple dye job. Most important, says colorist Rita Hazan, is to be certain about your decision, since it can be damaging to go back to blonde after trying brunette. “If you’re not completely sure, choose a darker blonde instead. You don’t need to go really dark brown to get a dramatic effect,” she says. Mark Townsend, celebrity stylist for Vavoom hair care, says highlights are best, since all-one-color brunettes can look matte. “Definitely don’t go more than two levels darker at once,” he warns. It’s also important to take the overall health of your hair into consideration before taking the plunge.“Very processed, bleached hair is tricky—the roots will absorb the nice rich shade but the ends won’t,” says colorist Sharon Dorram Krause. Finally, remember to adjust your style. Waves and long layers are flattering for richer tones, while long and straight (amazing for buttery blondes à la Gwyneth) is too Goth with deeper shades. A perfect example: The difference between a slightly scary Angelina on the eve of her Oscar win compared to today’s breathtaking beauty.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)