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11 Jan

Lupita Nyong’o Is Slaying These Senegalese Twists

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Lupita Nyong'o can do no wrong in my eyes. I would buy tickets to watch her read the phone book (kids, before the internet and smartphones, people kept contact info like names, address, and phone numbers in actual books). Tuesday night, she stepped out at the National Board of Review Gala in a midriff-baring Balmain two-piece topped off with a mass of Senegalese twists coiffed into a side pony updo by celebrity hairstylist Vernon François. And yes, if you look closely, you can see those baby hairs are laid for the glory of Mother Mary. Peep her hair from the side, and you'll find a few well-placed feed-in braids, adding a cool dimension to the style. It gives the classic '90s look of twists a modern update...
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8 Feb

Ruth Negga’s Vintage Style Feels So Right Now

Ruth Negga has been cutting quite the swath through awards season, racking up a slew of nominations and stylish red carpet appearances. While the Loving actress and January Vogue cover star may be the woman of the hour, her glamorous look—those coiffed marcel waves, those wide-set, expressive eyes—recalls silent screen stars of the past. There’s also something pleasingly anachronistic about the dramatic way the Irish-Ethiopian actress moves in clothes—tossing her head back for the cameras or assuming a saucy, hand-on-the-hip pose. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Negga is not too demure to flaunt her fun side, recently playing up her headline–making style in a loopy Instagram Boomerang taken by her hairstylist, Vernon François. In the video, Negga appeared decked out in a...
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