September 3 2014

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Kate Moss Has Lipstick, Will Party


Kate Moss was flying high last night—quite literally. The supermodel and Rimmel brand ambassador was hovering over London’s Battersea Power Station in a black helicopter, which touched down around 10 p.m. at a 500-plus person bash in her honor. “Choosing Kate was our first big decision,” Coty Inc. CEO Bernd Beetz said of picking Moss as the face of Rimmel London ten years ago when he and its senior vice president of global marketing, Steve Mormoris, started at the brand. “I think it was a good one,” he continued.

We’d have to agree. For the past decade, Moss has fronted everything from eye shadows and foundation to Rimmel’s revolutionary comb mascara (a cosmetics world first), getting snapped by everyone from Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, and Rankin along the way. “She really incarnates the London look,” Mormoris said, which, according to Moss, is an eclectic one. “Anything goes in London,” she said. “You can be who you want to be.”

The catwalker has just created a 15-piece lipstick collection for Rimmel, five of which will land stateside in January and all of which were being sampled by partygoers like Erin O’Connor, Moss’ fellow Rimmel ambassadors Georgia Jagger and Solange Knowles, and Brit It girls Poppy and Cara Delevingne as the Noisettes performed a live set. “They’re amazing—she did them herself,” Moss’ longtime makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury said proudly of her client and friend’s effort. The pout perfectors are numbered from 01 to 15 and Tilbury slicked 01, a true cherry, onto Moss’ mouth for the festivities. “It’s an iconic product that gives you instant glamour,” Tilbury says of lipstick. And she would know; the flame-haired face painter was responsible for that lush chocolate lip at Donna Karan earlier in the week will be flexing her makeup muscle backstage at Tom Ford’s first full-scale show at LFW. Other things to get excited about as the fash pack relocates across the pond: Irina Lazareanu’s return to the runway. The musician-turned-model skipped New York this season as she was in the studio, but she’ll be working the catwalk at Burberry and Vivienne Westwood. “I’m singing on the 20th for Olivier Theyskens’ Theory party, too,” she said. It’s the same day her new single drops, she told Check it out on iTunes.

Photo: Courtesy of Rimmel London

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