14 posts tagged "Burberry"
If you’re still marveling over those provocative Dakota Fanning-fronted ads for Marc Jacobs’ Oh, Lola!, get a load of this behind-the-scenes video from the shoot. [People]
Speaking of Fanning, the blond child star-turned-surprisingly well-adjusted adult star has been spotted sporting a pixie cut around the set of her new film, Now Is Good. But Fanning has not in fact pulled an Emma Watson; the new crop is just a really realistic wig. [Daily Mail[
In a move to shed her association with bad tanning habits, Jersey Shore‘s Snooki has taken up a different beauty trend: dip-dyed colored streaks. (She’ll always be all orange glow to us.) [Fashionista]
First a starring role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, now a starring role in a new Burberry ad. Rosie Huntington-Whitley is the new face of the Brit brand’s forthcoming Burberry Body fragrance. [WWD]
Despite pulling out a deep red stain for a high-profile art function recently and a dark aubergine pout, à la Lucia Pieroni at Missoni, for the Chopard party in Cannes on Saturday, I have been fairly negligent about mouth maintenance of late. Moisturizing is a given (I never leave home without a pot of By Terry’s Baume de Rose), but I haven’t really been up to sporting “Hey, look at me” color. You can still do a statement lip without going for high glamour, though. The secret is finding a flesh-toned bullet that is slightly darker than your lips’ natural shade, thus rendering them conspicuously more impactful and even a touch more plump. I made this discovery recently thanks to two new releases that happily crossed my desk. The first is from Fresh, which has just debuted its latest Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Honey, a warm nude. Loaded with hydrating meadowfoam and black currant seed oils, it’s more of a hardworking, lightly pigmented conditioning balm than a fussy bit of makeup—which is exactly what Burberry was going for with its new Lip Mists. Offering just a hint of color and a dewy finish, each tube in the nine-piece range wears with incredible ease, No. 01 Cinnamon in particular. Sometimes, less really can be more.
“A modern version of the sixties feel” is how Wendy Rowe, Christopher Bailey’s go-to makeup artist, described the beauty look backstage at Burberry—a show that was designed in homage to Jean Shrimpton. And there were hints of Britain’s early-sixties model muse in the sculpted brows Rowe filled in with Burberry Eye Shadow in Taupe Brown and the near perfect skin she constructed using its Foundation and soon-to-debut Concealer. Also era-appropriate: hairstylist Neil Moodie’s middle parts, which he coated with Bumble and Bumble’s Prep Spray and its Styling Lotion, skipping the slight teasing preferred by Shrimpton and her cohorts in the heyday of high hair. But the wash of earthen pigment on eyes and lips was totally twenty-first century. Layering Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Almond and Antique Rose on lids, Rowe dusted its new-for-spring Blush Light Glow in Earthy across cheekbones, pressing its forthcoming Lip Mist in Copper 02 onto pouts for a moisturized, slightly tinted glow before applying a few lashings of its Effortless Mascara. The whole package made for an impression that was decidedly un-retro—a welcome counterpoint to Bailey’s nostalgic Dalmation-print caps.
“Biker chicks” was the order of the day from Christopher Bailey at Burberry Prorsum last night, a directive that reached his backstage team of hairstylist Neil Moodie and makeup artist Wendy Rowe loud and clear. But seeing as how this is a Burberry biker chick we’re talking about, a few slight adjustments to the hard-edged archetype were made. First off, there was no helmet head to speak of backstage, where Moodie was coating middle-parted strands with Bumble and Bumble’s Prep and its Thickening Hairspray before flat-ironing for a straight, “shaken-out” look. None of the thick black eye makeup typically associated with the ladies-who-ride-choppers set, either. Instead, Rowe went for an understated look, crafting “a sultry eye and fresh skin” with Burberry’s new cosmetics collection. Cheeks were slightly sculpted with the brand’s Contour Powder, which was brushed on top of a light coating of its Sheer Foundation. Eyes weren’t so much “sultry” as slightly smoldering, in our estimation, the result of Rowe’s layering skills with three different Burberry Eye Shadows in Rosewood, Khaki, and Almond. As for the lips, they were taken down a bit using its Concealer and finished off with a delicate dusting of gloss-topped blush for a hint of color. It was the prettiest, most fresh-faced biker gang we’ve ever seen.
Temperatures climbed to the mid-nineties yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles, and guests at the Burberry Beauty tea party were feeling the heat. “On the way over here, I was worried my makeup was melting off,” said Kate Bosworth (for the record, it wasn’t). But should Bosworth have needed a touch-up, there was certainly no shortage of products on hand. (The British company’s first foray into cosmetics launched at Nordstrom and online at the beginning of the month.) “It’s very natural, very wearable,” Burberry’s Christopher Bailey explained. “The colors are all based on the trenchcoat.” In fact, one of the foundations is called simply Trench.
The party was hosted in the garden of a sprawling private estate in Beverly Hills, rumored to be the former residence of Tom Cruise. “This is so quaint. It’s like my place but a little smaller,” deadpanned Lake Bell. Bailey joked that he had been trying to pass off the mansion as his own.
Sweeping white canopies and chilled Champagne and elderflower cocktails went a long way to protect Bosworth and fellow partygoers like Serena Williams and Liberty Ross from the sweltering summer sun. “I think they’re doing a good job of keeping us fashionably cool,” said Bell. Glee star Jayma Mays was just happy to be enjoying some off time before the show starts recording again in a few weeks—not that her workplace isn’t without its unique perks. “This season, they’re bringing in John Stamos to play my love interest,” she said. “I flipped when I heard. I mean, it’s Uncle Jesse! And he’s aged so well.”