April 19 2014

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Doutzen Kroes: Calvin Klein’s Freshest Face



In addition to resurrecting campaigns (like Christy Turlington and Mark Vanderloo’s 1995 ad for Calvin Klein Eternity), the brand is simultaneously signing up new talent. Doutzen Kroes announced her new appointment as the face of Reveal Calvin Klein (out in September), via Instagram, just hours ago. The model and mommy-to-be appears to be powering through her pregnancy—silver stilettos and all. The question that remains: Will the Dutch super’s photo stand the test of time like Turlington’s?

Vanessa Axente Gets Ready for Her Close-up


Hungarian model Vanessa Axente may only be 18-years-old, but her list of accomplishments is already impressive: She’s become a muse for Steven Meisel, walked in a slew of runway shows (21, to be exact, for Spring 2014), and graced the covers of the Japanese, German, and Italian editions of Vogue. Not bad for someone who can’t even drink. While primping for the Gotham Independent Film Awards this week (photo diary below), the new face of Calvin Klein and the brand’s forthcoming eau, Endless Euphoria, shared her low-key beauty habits.

Her red-carpet ritual: “[The night before an event] I go to bed before 11:00, and I always take a hot bath. I put olive oil, lavender oil, and milk in the water to moisturize my body. It makes me feel so relaxed, and after that I’m ready for bed.”

On her look for the Gotham Awards: “My makeup is very simple, but it’s still sexy because of the eyeliner. I went with a more natural look, because I’m young. The hair is very Calvin Klein—straight but also a little wavy. The whole look is kind of masculine, but still feminine, because the back of the top is so pretty.”

Her secret for gorgeous skin: “I always wash my makeup off at night with Chanel cleansing water, and once a week I exfoliate my face with brown sugar, to keep it soft.”

Her tricks for makeup that won’t budge: “If I need my makeup to last all day long, I spritz my face with Avène water, because it refreshes my skin but it doesn’t mess up the makeup. To make my lipstick last, I apply concealer and lip liner first. A makeup artist taught me that.”

What she loves about Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria: “It’s fresh, youthful, and it fits my personality perfectly. It gets your attention, but it’s not too overpowering.”

And where does she like to spritz? “I like to apply fragrance on my neck and wrists—that’s where you smell it the most.”

Endless Euphoria Calvin Klein (the blush-colored bottle at left)—a blend of cherry blossom, violet, and sandalwood—is available beginning March 2014.

Photos: Steve Eichner

EXCLUSIVE: Lara Stone Named New Face Of L’Oréal Paris


lara-stoneShe’s one of the most coveted models (and bodies) in the business—serving as the face for Calvin Klein, Givenchy, and Belstaff, among others. Now, Lara Stone will utter global beauty giant L’Oréal Paris’ four famous words to women all over the world: Because you’re worth it. “I think that’s a pretty incredible message to convey,” says Stone. As for joining the ranks of supers and stars like Laetitia Casta, Beyoncé Knowles, Doutzen Kroes, Julianne Moore, and Jane Fonda, she says, “It wasn’t really anything I ever expected to happen in my career…I never could really see myself in their lineup.” While her gap-toothed smile, sensual curves, and “X-rated lips,” as described by Calvin Klein, make Stone anything but the stereotypical, lithe catwalker, it’s these non-cookie-cutter features that have earned her opening spots and exclusives on multiple runways. Designer Riccardo Tisci told W magazine that he “fell in love” upon first meeting the voluptuous and soft-spoken Dutch beauty in 2006 during castings for Givenchy’s couture show—an effect, it seems, she continues to have on many.

For more behind-the-scenes action from the ad campaign, watch the video below:

Check back on Friday to discover Stone’s beauty essentials.

Photo/Video: Courtesy of L’Oréal Paris

Reminiscing With…Makeup Artist Kayleen McAdams


Ck OneBeauty Nostalgia is a column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro: Global makeup artist for CK One Color Kayleen McAdams

The Product: “CK One takes me back to early high school, when everyone was wearing it—girls and guys. The smell reminds me of being young. I can’t put words to the notes, but it was what I thought a cool, New York loft would smell like; it was artsy. I grew up in a town that was two hours outside of Toronto and, at this time, I was actually working at McDonald’s. It was very glamorous. I worked there for six years. In fact, I ended up being a manager! My brother worked there and so did my sister Rachel [the actress who has starred in films like The Notebook, Midnight in Paris, and The Vow]—she was pretty good with the juice machine. But I still have the memory of the scent of CK One…mixed with french fries.”

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Smooth Criminal


Rooney Mara, Downtown Calvin Klein With The Cinema Society Host A Screening Of IFC Films' "Ain't Them Bodies Saints"At last night’s screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, held at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, Rooney Mara showed up wearing a cropped Calvin Klein look (she’s the face of the brand’s latest fragrance, Downtown) and sported sleek, half-up, half-down hair. Her slick center-parted style reminded us of the glossy strands seen at Fall shows such as Gucci, Kenneth Cole, and Cushnie et Ochs, where the top half of the head had major sheen, but the length was left dry. We also like that Mara added a bit of texture via undone waves (like those worn down the Calvin Klein Collection runway for Resort).

Photo: Monica Schipper/FilmMagic