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August 2 2014

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6 posts tagged "Abbey Lee Kershaw"

Abbey Lee: The Hair Chameleon Returns

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If, like us, you’ve been wondering what happened to Abbey Lee Kershaw, the Givenchy and Chanel favorite turned musician who memorably went platinum blonde for the Spring 2011 shows, we’ve got an update. The Aussie-born beauty is apparently trying her hand at acting, according to Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Kershaw stars in the glossy’s January issue, for which she took time out from her busy shooting schedule, on location in Namibia, for 2014′s Mad Max: Fury Road, which also stars fellow catwalkers Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough, not to mention Zoë Kravitz and Charlize Theron. Kershaw has been on cinematic lockdown since filming began, which means she’s been avoiding the catwalk and campaigns—and keeping her latest hair transformation coup largely under wraps, until now. Behold Abbey Lee’s newly trimmed bob and frothy blonde dye job with a barely perceptible hint of sherbet-pink undertones. Fingers crossed the set wraps in time for her—and her hair—to make a surprise cameo in Europe come March. Thoughts on the model’s latest mane event?

Photo: Simon Upton for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, January 2013

Gucci’s Garden Of Olfactory Eden

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The tale of Gucci’s famed Flora print is a pretty good one. As the story goes, Grace Kelly visited the Gucci boutique in Milan in 1966 with her husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and Rodolfo Gucci insisted that she take a gift with her in addition to the bamboo bag she purchased. When the Hollywood icon-turned-princess asked for a scarf, the designer took it upon himself to create a whole new pattern befitting a woman of her stature, thus begetting the multicolored floral print that has become a signature of the house. Gucci’s current creative director, Frida Giannini, revived the design via canvas bags in 2005, and this year sees its latest resurrection in fragrance form.

Riffing on Gucci’s 2009 Flora scent, a mélange of different blooms blended into a single bottle, Giannini has singled out every prized petal in the original Flora print and created single-note homages to each. The Flora Garden, as the collection of five perfumes is called, includes Gorgeous Gardenia, which blends red berries, pear, and brown sugar with the aromatic white flower; Gracious Tuberose, which pairs this most sensual of all blooms with hints of violet leaf, orange flower, and white cedarwood; Generous Violet, an ode to the pretty purple plant with orris extracts and a touch of suede; as well as Glorious Mandarin, which boasts a fresh burst of citrus tempered by peony and jasmine essences and the intriguing addition of a piña colada accord (it’s not just for tropical beverages anymore). And then there’s Glamorous Magnolia, the freesia and warm chocolate-spiked magnolia eau that happens to be a hit with Gucci Flora Garden face Abbey Lee Kershaw (click here to check out the platinum runway star’s other product essentials). Lovers of more unisex eaux be forewarned: All five flacons are unapologetically feminine. But there’s nothing wrong with getting a little girly—every once in a while.

Photo:Courtesy of Gucci

Versace’s Yellow Diamond Is Abbey Lee’s Best Friend

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Versace is on a bit of a tear at the moment. Following a smash-hit Spring show and record-breaking sales at the retail level with its first capsule collection for H&M (a second line is reportedly already in the works), the Italian house’s name is on everyone’s lips. It’s about to be on their wrists and the inner curvature of their necks, too: Versace has just launched Yellow Diamond, its latest fragrance offering. Billed as a “celebration of exquisite, timeless beauty,” the citron, pear sorbet, bergamot, orange blossom, mimosa, and amber woods eau is an homage to the rare gem of the same name and is housed in a glass flacon with a faceted, canary-tinged topper accordingly. Abbey Lee Kershaw, platinum blond fringe and all, plays muse to Donatella Versace in the perfume’s Mario Testino-lensed ad campaign—and this behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the fragrance’s promotional video, which is now showing here. And you know what? Seeing Kershaw writhe around, swirling her cornsilk strands just so, does in fact make the scent that much more appealing.


$50 for a 1 oz bottle, available at www.macys.com.

MAC Announces New Viva Glam Lineup; Anja, Abbey Lee, And Karmen Dance Until The World Ends For Fendi; And More…

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Move Over, Gaga. MAC has just named its new Viva Glam campaign stars, which include Nicki Minaj and—wait for it—Ricky Martin! With Johnny Weir’s upcoming holiday collection for the brand also in the mix, the makeup giant has quite the trifecta on its hands. [MAC]

Fendi’s Fan di Fendi fragrance doesn’t hit shelves until next month, but to tide you over until then, the brand has released a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the commercial for the perfume starring Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karmen Pedaru, and Anja Rubik writhing around and whipping their hair for the camera. [Grazia]

Nail File addicts, get psyched. There are around 20 new fashion- and beauty-related reality shows scheduled for TV premieres this fall. [WWD]

The first images from the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman have hit the Web, and the lasting impression we got from the preview pics can be summed up in one word: braids. Co-stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are both rocking impressive plaits in the press photos. [Daily Mail]

Primping News From The Party Circuit

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Party-hopping between the Gordon Parks Foundation annual charity dinner and the launch of YSL’s new men’s fragrance, L’Homme Libre, last night, we gleaned a few beauty scoops: Leigh Lezark has bangs, Abbey Lee Kershaw has added a pink strand to her otherwise platinum locks, and Iman is launching a new signature scent. “In between some vacationing upstate this summer, I am working on my fragrance for Iman Cosmetics,” Mrs. David Bowie told us. “I’m not so sure yet about all of the details, but it’s definitely going to be floral.” As far as olfactory inspiration goes, Iman is torn. “For years and years, I have always loved the Fracas perfume. It’s my favorite. But then I started to like Tom Ford scents, so now I don’t know.” If she manages to combine just the right amount of the former’s classic, tuberose-heavy juice with the latter’s overt sex appeal, she could have a winner on her hands. Stay tuned.

Photo: Patrick McMullan / Patrick McMullan; Kristen Somody Whalen / Courtesy of YSL