Sorry for the lack of posts last week but it’s been school holidays and I’ve been looking after my son. I don’t post about it much as it’s not beauty related – in fact it’s the opposite. Peanut butter sandwiches! Amusement and water parks! Picnics with mums and bands of children! So sometimes my beauty radar is a little – well let’s just say focused on other things.
However this great video from Style.com last week caught my eye as it’s fabulous footage of Linda Evangelista being all gorgeous and supermodel-y back in the day. And really, no one works it like La Evangelista.
I was thrilled to hear this week that Lara Stone, one of my favourite models, has been signed by L’Oreal. Following in the footsteps of Claudia Schiffer, Milla Jovovich and Laetitia Casta (along with a bevy of celebrities), Ms Stone with her fabulous gap toothed smile and one of the coolest editorial modelling careers on the planet is perfect to give an edge to the venerable French beauty house. Here’s her first video for the brand.
Behind the scenes on Mario Sorrenti’s shoot Le Sauvage for the June/July Paris Vogue 2013 issue
This is pretty much the ideal summer video. Shot in St Barth’s with uber mannequins Anja Rubik and Andreea Diaconu, one of my favourite makeup artists, Aaron de Mey providing the all-over tan, James Pecis, an MM fave, on the undone hair and photographer Mario Sorrenti creating ultimate beach babe looks. I love the 80′s ELLE-ness of it, it’s just gorge.
And with complementary ear-worm too – I can’t get this song out of my head.
*which for the uninitiated stands for Really Not Safe For Work, But Gorgeous
I fell in love with this video when I saw it a few weeks ago, on the brilliant new website www.neverunderdressed.com (a fabulous mash up of fashon, beauty, pop culture and just all round cool stuff). Enjoy Daria Werbowy, face of Lancôme on the rooftops of NY just looking effortlessly gorgeous and wearing nothing but the new Lancôme foundation, Visionnaire. This is how skin should look – touchable and like there’s nothing but a Spring breeze and some sunshine on it (and some Daria genetics probably help too). Rock on.
Unspeakably excited about this upcoming documentary, About Face, about the careers of the Supermodels (the REAL ones – Isabella Rossellini, Paulina Porizkova, Marisa Berenson, Jerry Hall – the list goes on). Made by renowned photographer and film maker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders the film deals with beauty, aging and the inevitable plastic surgery questions as it looks at growing older in an industry where women are expected to remain forever young.
As yet I don’t have a release date on it, but I can’t wait to see it! If anyone does know when it will be released, please let me know in the comments.
Here’s the trailer for a little Supermodel action on your Thursday – these ladies NEVER get old:
Not content with being one of the most gorgeous fashion magazines in the world (in fact, it’s probably my favourite fashion magazine at the moment), AND now being available in English (a boon for those whose French stops at “croissant” and “parfum”), Paris Vogue now has a new app for iPhone. And for those with tablets, hold onto your hats as the magazine will be available as a monthly download from September.
Featuring Kate Moss (who just never seems to age), here’s a look at her photo shoot for the new Dior Addict Extreme campaign. The new Dior lippies look gorgeous and are right up my current alley as I’m loving rich saturated colour with just the right amount of shine.
Shot by David Sims, with makeup by Lucia Pieroni and hair by Guido.
I literally can’t get over this new ad for MAC’s Reel Sexy collection that has just been released. Shot by her husband photographer Miles Aldridge (who I worked with in London on quite a few occasions, assisting Kay Montano and Sam Bryant), it’s full of Miles’ hallmark super-saturated op art colour – not your everyday makeup. Thank goodness! If makeup ads can’t make you dream (in Technicolour) then what can?
The colours are incredible and totally in tune with my latest vow to re-stock my kit with new retina stinging shades. My upcoming trip to London will help immensely with that and I literally can’t wait to hit Screenface and Charles Fox for a colour fix. If you’re lusting after hot new tones too, great brands to try are MAC Pro, Illamasqua, Ben Nye, Kryolan and NARS. I for one plan on hitting all of them up before the end of my visit.
In the meantime, luxuriate in Kristen McMenamy’s opulent cinema-goer. Pre-released on nowness.com it’s the ultimate website for those who like their fashion with a side dish of art and interest, one of the best purveyors of fine content on the web.