Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scarlet Fever

They were alot of big winners at the Oscars this year and in a way Rutgers was a winner. There were tons of stars floating around in long red gowns.

Anne Hathaway wore a beautiful red vintage Valentino Haute Couture gown.  Makeup artist Kate Lee chose Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Rivoli and she also accentuated her simple but glamorous look with red fingernails.
Sandra Bullock wore a red Vera Wang gown that fiercely hugged all her curves . Makeup pro Angela Levin applied Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Gabrielle with a lip brush to create the look of a dark stain. And she sported simple diamond earrings, her entire look said GLAMOR effortlessly.

Powerful vocalist and actress Jennifer Hudson sported a long read Versace red gown. Makeup pro Shannon Pezzetta used black kohl liner to draw thick wings at the outer corners of Hudson's eyes followed by several coats of LOreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara.

Go Scarlet Fever!
By Arewa Artistry.  "Arewa" is a Rutgers student interested in the fashion and beauty industries, and is a makeup artist in her spare time.  She can be reached at arewa.artistry@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Au Revoir, Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld, "editrix" of fashion industry bible VOGUE Paris, has announced her resignation from the publication in January 2011. Under Roitfeld's leadership, VOGUE Paris became a) a worldwide phenomenon, and b) like her, in the words of New York Magazine "which is to say svelte, tough, luxurious, and wholeheartedly in love with dangling-cigarette, bare-chested fashion."

 Roitfeld, famed for her long, swingy hair and kohl-rimmed eyes, has indeed been copied relentlessly by fashionistas. Her bad girl, devil-may-care look goes completely with her opposition to France's smoking ban, disregard for alienating mainstream magazine readers, and penchant for fur coats. Roitfeld's personal life, full of social connections with "it-girls" (including Charlotte Gainsbourg and Clémence Poésy) and party-hopping, has also frequently been in the topic of conversation.

Besides working at VOGUE Paris, Roitfeld famously served as a stylist and muse for Tom Ford, when he worked at both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.  She is also well-known for her styling work with photographer and close friend Mario Testino.  Roitfeld has in fact declared her intent to work on "personal projects" afer her departure from the magazine...perhaps Testino will offer his assistance.  Regardless, Scarlet Style offers its bittersweet adieu to the style maven.  For more of Roitfeld, you can check out the CNN documentary on her below. 


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Students Speak: Jenna Stern

Heading home with tons of laundry to do? SAS sophomore Jenna Stern how you can stay cute and stylish as the semester winds down. She also gives Scarlet Style a peek into her closet and reveals her shoe collection.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Students Speak: Stefanie Pires

Check out the short video below to see SAS sophomore Stefanie Pires's awesome jewelry, fashion inspiration, and places she likes to shop.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered--CAC Quad

Natallia Khalpukova
Jacket--H & M, Top--Cache, Skirt--Max Studio, Shoes--Jessica Simpson

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fashion and Film: Stylish Ideas for Halloween Costumes

Halloween at college is generally filled with the pressure for young women to dress up as "slutty [insert occupation]."  But who wants to be limited to the usual crew of firefighters and nurses?  Scarlet Style offers some fashionable alternatives from our favorite films for those who dare to stand out in the crowd.

1.  Rachel, played by Sean Young in Blade Runner

Rachel, a human-type robot known as a replicant, completely owns the retro-futuristic style of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.  To channel her neo-femme fatale look, don a black dress with heavy shoulder pads and put your hair back in a prim bun.  To finish the look, carry a cigarrette holder and wear heavy red lipstick. 

2. Marie Antoinette, played by Kirsten Dunst in the film of the same name

Marie Antoinette was the original material girl--her penchant for dresses, shoes, and wigs was extraordinary.  While this costume requires extra effort (a dress and powdered wig), Rutgers is sure to be in awe of you.  Another idea is to gather several friends to also dress in period costume, to serve as the "royal court."

3. Patricia, as played by Jean Seberg in Breathless

For a more easygoing costume, adopt the joie de vivre of Patricia, the female lead in Jean-Luc Godard's New Wave film Breathless.  Patricia's style is easygoing as she and boyfriend Michel are on the run from the cops.  All you need is a pair of dark skinny pants, flats, and a tee shirt which bears the logo of the New York Herald Tribune (available online).  Easy, non?

4. Trinity, as played by Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix trilogy

For those who want a "tougher" Halloween costume, consider the style of Trinity.  The badass from the future wears black like its going out of style, often in the form of leather and PVC.  To replicate her look, simply don an all-black, leather-heavy ensemble, slick your hair back, and sport a pair of sunglasses. 


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Modern Gothic--Outside Scott, College Ave

Silvana  Ostafi
Boots--Frye, Dress--Shopbop, Vest--Target