Blow Out or Air Dry?

Inspired by one blow-out addict’s attempt to ditch her dryer, we combed through the W archive to bring you the full spectrum of fabulous ‘dos—from painstakingly pulled straight to totally undone.


Kate Moss is captured by almost 30 of the leading artists of our time.

Click here to see even more Ms. Moss on W‘s Kate Moss Mood Board

Photographed by Chuck Close.


Kate Moss

Dark, sultry, and in a wicked fur.

Click here to see even more Ms. Moss on W‘s Kate Moss Mood Board

Photographed by Craig McDean.


Marion Cotillard (2013)

“I have a crush on Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas. He was my type of guy, especially when I was a kid. I was totally in love with him. I wanted to go anywhere with Harry Dean Stanton: Texas, Paris, whatever, wherever.”


March 2011

Chloé’s ivory silk dress. Tom Ford bag, David Yurman ring and cuff, Verdura bracelet, David Webb watch.

Beauty Note: L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Taming Crème Serum makes hair soft, shiny, and smooth.


Jessica Chastain (January 2013)


Greta Gerwig (September 2010)

“I grew up in Sacramento, and it seemed like movies were handed down from gods.” Gerwig, who earlier this year starred opposite Ben Stiller in Greenberg, began her acting career as the leading lady of Mumblecore. The movement was born when a group of filmmakers met at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, and decided to make movies together. The budgets were minuscule and the films largely improvised, but the acting was fresh and realistic and vibrant in the style of John Cassavetes. “A lot of Mumblecore was about awkwardness, especially with sex,” Gerwig says. “I think a lot of sex is very awkward. Instances of awkward lovemaking probably outpace instances of beautiful, seamless lovemaking, at least in my experience.”


Saoirse Ronan (May 2011)

Burberry Prorsum’s silk satin dress.


Amy Adams (May 2009)

Topshop’s black and white cotton jacket,; Michael Kors’s black and white cotton and silk dress, at Bergdorf Goodman, New York.


Emma Stone (February 2013)

Alexander McQueen silk organza bustier dress.


Chloe Grace Moretz (October 2013)

Prada dress and bracelet; Tiffany & Co. necklace.

Hair by Recine for Rodin; makeup by Diane Kendal for Marc Jacobs Beauty; manicure by Bernadette Thompson for the Bernadette Thompson Nail Collection. Set design by Piers Hanmer. Production by N6.


“By cutting into the hair, you allow it to move more naturally—and I love the way the ends turn out piece-y. The look is softer, fresher, more bohemian.” Read more about this trend here.


March 2013

Donna Karan New York linen and viscose jacket and dress. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière necklace.

Beauty note: Hair gets extra oomph with Bed Head by Tigi Recharge High- Octane Shine Conditioner.


“’I’m always looking for ways to make hair bigger,’ says Jimmy Paul.’And I’m always trying to adapt my pro tricks for real life.’” Read more about this beauty trend here.


Raquel Zimmermann (September 2011)

Yves Saint Laurent’s gray wool jacket and black wool sweater; Levi’s blue cotton denim vest. Zimmermann’s own necklace, Abraxas Rex by Paris Kain 18k yellow gold, oxidized silver, and Herkimer diamond crystal necklace and 18k green gold and black diamond necklace (from top); Elizabeth and James sterling silver ring (on right hand); Zimmermann’s own ring (on left hand); Elizabeth and James sterling silver bangles.


Lara Stone (April 2011)

Giorgio Armani Privé’s embroidered mirror-sequined silk jacket; Dolce & Gabbana’s cotton and silk satin bodysuit.

Beauty Note: Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani 401 paints lips a sultry coral.


Calvin Klein Collection coat and vest; Maison Martin Margiela dress; Proenza Schouler shoes.


Madonna (March 2009)


Jamie Bochert (September 2011)

Ann Demeulemeester’s black leather jacket; Alexander Wang’s black wool hoodie; Junk Food Originals’s black cotton T-shirt; Donna Karan New York Casual Luxe’s gray polyamide, viscose, and angora dress. Scott Kay sterling silver and onyx necklace; Chrome Hearts sterling silver and black leather bracelet; Loree Rodkin 18k white gold, black rhodium, and diamond ring (on right hand); Loree Rodkin 18k white gold, black rhodium, and diamond ring and Chrome Hearts sterling silver and black diamond ring (on left hand, from left); Longchamp bag.


Giselle (June 2005)

Gucci’s crystal-embroidered silk tulle dress, at select Gucci stores, 800.234.8224, Christian Louboutin shoes.

Beauty Note: For no-holds-barred glamour, swipe on Victoria’s Secret Pure Reflection Ultra Shine Lipstick in Fire.