Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Beauty -

She was known as the other Bell twin, un­til Paul Han­lon took a ra­zor to her hair. Ruth Bell’s cas­cad­ing locks—and the um­bil­i­cal cord ty­ing her to her iden­ti­cal sib­ling’s ca­reer—were cut half an hour into Alexan­der McQueen’s Au­tumn/Win­ter ’15 cam­paign shoot. The re­sult saw her ex­plode onto the run­way and into star­ring cam­paign roles for Saint Lau­rent and Burberry. While the ini­tial mo­ti­va­tion for Ruth to see the buzz cut through was David Sims (who was shoot­ing the McQueen cam­paign), she’s since main­tained it, us­ing her dad’s hair clip­pers ev­ery two to three weeks on a num­ber-three set­ting. Model Kris Gottschalk also made a name for herself with a spiky style. The Ger­man beauty de­buted the look—which she adopted af­ter a mo­tor­bike ac­ci­dent—in her first run­way show, for Public School menswear. Givenchy artis­tic direc­tor Ric­cardo Tisci took no­tice, ask­ing for the story be­hind her cut. She ex­plained it was sym­bolic of a new be­gin­ning. Tisci saw po­ten­tial and asked if she’d go shorter and change the hue, and af­ter a two-hour stint at Pick­thorn, the cus­tom hair-paint­ing ate­lier in Brook­lyn, a buzzed and bleached Gottschalk emerged with a promis­ing new ca­reer tra­jec­tory along­side her.

Kris Gottschalk at Trus­sardi Au­tumn/ Win­ter’16

Ruth Bell at Ja­son Wu Au­tumn/Win­ter ’16

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