August 23 2014

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2 posts tagged "Candy"

The Soft Side Braid: Mission, Possible


We got our first glimpse of Léa Seydoux when the French actress nabbed a starring role in the Prada Candy fragrance campaign. Full disclosure: We watched her do the Apache dance in that commercial about 100 times. Those lips! That fringe! Her adorable gap teeth! We knew then that there was a certain je ne sais quoi about Seydoux that was mesmerizing—which is presumably what compelled Woody Allen to cast her in this summer’s Midnight in Paris. With a part in a new big-budget blockbuster, Seydoux is on her way to Hollywood superstardom, but that doesn’t mean she’s lost her innate sense of effortless French chic. At the U.K. premiere of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol last night in London, Seydoux paired a brick red lip with sculpted cheeks, natural brows, and one of the prettiest, softest side braids we’ve seen in a good long while—wispy, face-framing layers included. Thoughts on her easy red-carpet look?

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Exclusive: We Want Candy


When we got a sneak peak of Prada Candy, the latest fragrance launch from the Italian fashion house, it was described as not just a new scent but as a “communications project.” The notion of a media-spanning campaign is not a new one for Prada, which has enlisted manga cartoonists to push its eyewear and independent filmmakers to sell its bags in the past. This time, to properly convey the playful feeling behind its latest eau—a musk, benzoin, and caramel-accord concoction—the brand has wrangled image maker Jean-Paul Goude to create an exclusive short film, which is getting its online premiere here. Inspired by the Apache dance, an intense tête-à-tête performed by Paris street gangs in the early twentieth century, the vignette is “a tale of seduction, a love game,” and stars emerging French cinema star Léa Seydoux. “It’s always the men who are leading, never the women,” Goude says. “This time, it’s the contrary.” Click to watch above.