So, the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is off to a grand start and I’m having the best time ever. Today I had the opportunity to style the inimitable Rachel Weisz. She’s here for the premier of her film The Lobster and I feel so honored to have been a part of the team that worked with her today.
Apart from being one of the most gifted actresses to have graced the silver screen, she’s also truly one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known. The best part about working with someone with such a presence is that styling them is less about making a statement and more about just letting the person’s natural grace and loveliness come through. And so we opted for soft, loose waves to emphasize, and not embellish.
If you’re a fan of Rachel’s work like I am you’ll know that she always brings a certain mysterious quality to all her performances; no matter the role, she’ll play it to perfection but you always get the sense of something deeper going on with the character, something that you can feel but not quite put a finger on. She makes you wonder. And I wanted to add a little bit of that element to her look today as well, and so we went with an ever so slightly fancied-up middle part.
At first glance, you see a classic, clean hairstyle but there’s something about it that will have you look again. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference a small detail like this can make to the look: we’ve added just a hint of volume at the roots along the part and it creates the most interesting effect. The hair drapes around the face and instead of falling flat down the sides it really frames the face and it’s got character of its own.
You can curl the ends inwards for a more symmetrical and more polished effect or wear them in a more feminine, relaxed vibe like Rachel’s sporting on the red carpet at TIFF 2015. This is a great low-maintenance, easy-to-achieve style that will wear well with the hours and is basically occasion-appropriate no matter where you’re headed!