We’d argue that there’s no better people watching than when celebrities and style icons gather in one place, whether it’s for an award show, a conference, or a festival.
In this week’s case, it was a combination of the last two: the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. A menagerie of red carpets, premieres, panels and parties, SXSW is one of the year’s best events for keeping an eye on upcoming trends in technology, in film, and in our case today, beauty and style.
Actress Olivia Wilde showed us that finger-combed and barrel-curled waves are a top-notch choice under a statement hat at the afterparty for the premiere of Booksmart.
Singer Santigold pairs her waist-length braids, interwoven with strands of neon orange, with a leopard print cap at the premiere of Booksmart.
Actress Elisabeth Moss showed up in a Christian Dior Haute Couture suit for the premiere of Her Smell, and paired the formality of a tuxedo with hair pulled, lifted at the roots, mussed up, and in a center part—an act of balance.
Super glossy waves and a deep side part serve Isla Fisher well at The Beach Bum SXSW world premiere after party.
Lupita Nyong’o boldly brings the clips out of the dressing room and onto the red carpet and its flashing bulbs for the premiere of Us at the Paramount Theater.