If there is one article of clothing that is synonymous with Burberry, it’s the trench. And if there is anything more iconic and British than the brand’s storied check, it would be the supers that star in the latest fragrance campaign lensed by Mario Testino: Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. My Burberry—a blend of sweet pea, bergamot, geranium, quince, freesia, centifolia rose, and patchouli notes—is aptly designed to mimic the scent of a London garden after the rain. It’s also meant to recreate the sensuality and warmth created by pulling the collar of the Heritage coat up around one’s neck, explained renowned nose Francis Kurkdjian.
“Kate has such a presence, and she has a great sense of humor and style,” said Delevingne of working with a catwalk legend. “We had met a few times before we worked on the My Burberry shoot together, so I knew we would have fun and that the pictures would be great.” Whether the Brit beauties are misting one another with the gold-tinted eau or taking shelter underneath one jacket (naked, I might add), they manage to make getting caught in a storm look exceptionally sexy—so much so that I’m tempted to conveniently forget my umbrella next time I cross the pond.
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To get Kate and Cara’s subtle, smoky eyes seen in the ad, blend the bone-colored shade from Burberry’s Complete Eye Palette in Mocha all over the lid and along the lower lashes. Apply the camel hue from the same compact in the crease for more definition. Next, rim the eye on top and bottom with chocolate liner. Finish with brown mascara.
I’m not sure which is better: Beyoncé’s bob or Beyoncé knocking back a beer wearing Flash tats. Either way, I’m happy to employ the famous tabloid phrase, “Queen Bey: She’s just like the rest of us.” I too celebrated America by hacking off a few inches in preparation for a very steamy NYFW (a classic cut that ran rampant throughout many a Fall campaign) and capped off my evening with a less-than-patriotic Corona. I’m also enjoying the fact that Solange Knowles is clearly embracing her voluminous, fluffy texture (a look spotted on the runway at Chanel Resort and in Moschino’s lookbook). Cheers to this dynamic, end-of-summer beauty duo.
Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to sign yet another iconic face to its newest beauty franchise, The Lift Foundation and The Primer: Linda Evangelista. The fashion powerhouse isn’t so interested in barely-legal models as it is established women with history and a story to tell (like 49-year-old Italian actress Monica Bellucci, who fronted the launch of its Classic Cream Lipstick). As Style.com’s Tim Blanks said of Evangelista, “She was and is the great actress of the modeling world.” And like so many ’90s supers (such as Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford) who have made a resurgence in recent years—both starring in campaigns and starting their own brands—Evangelista is right up there with the rest of The Trinity.
As for her thoughts on the designers’ new base infused with gold silk sericin (a blend of moisturizing amino acids and polypeptides), skin-strengthening olive oil, and vitamin B3 to ramp up the production of fatty acids and ceramides: “[Foundation] has changed so much from the ’80s and ’90s—there wasn’t technology in it,” she noted. “There’s instant gratification that comes with this one and long-term benefits. Plus, you can skip steps, but it’s not a BB. I don’t like BB creams—I bought them all and never found one I liked.” The primer that boasts light-reflecting particles that blur fine lines and SPF 30 is also Evangelista’s go-to sun protection for the darker days of winter. (She relies on a daily dose of La Roche-Posay Anthelios for summer.)
Despite all of the antiaging properties found in the new products and the public pressures to obtain eternal youth, the legend says she doesn’t strive to look like she did on Dolce & Gabbana’s runway in 1990, strutting down the catwalk in a leopard coat (the first appearance of the house’s signature print). “I’m not trying to turn back the clock. I want to go forward.” We have a feeling Evanglista’s future is as bright as her illustrious past.
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation, $72, The Primer, $64, saks.com
Leave it to Rihanna to take one of our favorite summer trends and transition it seamlessly into a new season. We loved the look of sunglasses and a bright statement lip during the steamy months, but we like a monochromatic mouth and accessory done up in a rich, warm brown (a ’90s shade that’s making a serious resurgence) even more. RiRi’s fuzzy velvet frames and chocolate lipstick would pair just as well with a cozy knit as it does her tank top and feels right on point for fall. To get the look, try Italia Independent sunglasses in Brown Velvet, $197, in tandem with MAC Lipstick in Tabla, $16.
Flashback Fridays is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Adeline Besse
The Moment: Body art and bijoux
The Motivation: We recently revealed our obsession with Flash tattoos and discussed the power a bauble has to instantly elevate a bathing suit. And it appears that Jalouse understood the impact jewelry and ink can have when worn in tandem in 1997. For the last weekend of summer, we plan to re-create the editorial concept in full—replacing the henna seen here with an easy-to-apply metallic tat that washes off well before fashion goes “back to school” (i.e., studies the Spring ’15 collections) next week.