5 posts tagged "Chanel Iman"
The sea of Givenchy dresses aside, last night’s Met gala was as much about beauty as it was about fashion—which shouldn’t be that much of a surprise; after all, punk’s lasting legacy has done just as much for the advancement of black eyeliner and hair color as it has for studs and safety pins. Miley’s spikes, Madonna’s black bob, and Diane von Furstenberg’s epic curls come to mind as some of the evening’s biggest beauty moments, although there was plenty more to talk about—or text about, as it were; we were engaged in a steady stream of phone commentary with no less than three style-savvy friends at once as the chaos and couture unfolded on the red carpet. Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite punk trends, reimagined for the red carpet—and in face-off form—because while the Met isn’t an awards show, per se, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition.
The Look: Peroxide Goes Platinum
The Contenders: Anne Hathaway vs. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie and her hairstylist, Luke Chamberlain, set out to make a color statement on the red carpet via Chamberlain’s silver-white, spray-in streaks, but the night’s mane event belonged to Anne Hathaway, who showed up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a brand-new, bright blonde dye job. “I decided to go for a look that [was] glam, edgy, and yet very youthful and fun,” celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer explained of the slicked up style she gave Hathaway’s crop, which was freshly bleached courtesy of Marie Robinson.
As the dust settles over the first weekend of Coachella, it appears as if 2012 will go down as the most model-friendly year in the annual event’s history. Spotted: Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Raquel Zimmermann, and Ruby Aldridge taking in the vocal stylings of the Black Keys, Radiohead, and a little Dr. Dre for good measure. Also there: Kasia Struss, Hanne Gaby Odile, and Jacquelyn Jablonski, all of whom who partook in the nouveau-hippie extravaganza’s two Fs: fringe and face paint. The three girls seemed to have dipped their manicured fingertips into the same pot of fluorescent yellow pigment, swiping thumbprints of the neon color across their cheekbones. What would Pat McGrath say?! Thoughts on the off-duty catwalkers’ music festival moment?
You may associate Fujifilm with cameras, but the Japanese brand has its sights set on skincare domination. Astalift, its antiaging line, has become a bona fide hit since launching domestically in 2007, and after a successful expansion into China last year, the company has orchestrated distribution deals in France, Germany, and Spain. We sincerely hope they’ve
capitalized on the opportunity to incorporate the tagline “picture-perfect skin” into their ad visuals. [WWD]
More evidence has emerged that chemicals found in common beauty products can have detrimental neurological effects on children exposed to them—in the womb and in the early stages of development. A new study from Mount Sinai’s
Children’s Environmental Health Center found that children aged four to nine who were exposed to phthalates showed an increase in depression, aggression, and conduct disorders. Yikes. [NYDN]
As an in-demand model who’s constantly on the go, Chanel Iman has a few travel essentials that she won’t leave home without, including Smith’s Rosebud Salve, Rodin Olio Lusso, and Diptyque candles. “I like vanilla or lavender. [They] make my hotel room feel homey.” [Allure]
Selena Gomez’s forthcoming fragrance is truly for the people. The teen sensation is asking her fans to sign on to a dedicated Web site to help her pick its top, middle, and base notes, for a chance to win a free sample and maybe even a trip to New York to help compose the final eau. Fingers crossed a freak encounter with Gomez’s beau, Justin Bieber, is also included in that packaged deal. [Just Jared]
Since Thierry Mugler introduced the perfume world to gourmand scents in 1992 with his smash-hit Angel, the business of food-turned-fragrance notes has boomed. So hot right now: scents with a “lickable” quality. [NYT]
The “biggest show on earth” took place yesterday, with a live performance from Fergie to boot. But before all of the winged action on the Victoria’s Secret runway began, we made our way past the weapon-sniffing dogs and waded through piles of rogue hair extensions backstage to chat up makeup artist Tom Pecheux, who was turning a bevy of supermodels into Angels. Heidi Klum, Doutzen Kroes, Sessilee Lopez, Caroline Winberg, and Chanel Iman pranced around in short pink and white satin robes waiting for their turn in the makeup artist’s chair, where he was applying what he described as a “sophisticated fresh look” on Miranda Kerr. “I’m using gentle shades,” Pecheux said, adding that there would be “no aggressive colors” on his divine creatures. A tan, rosy cheeks and contouring, and pink lipstick topped off with peach gloss are practically pre-requisites at the VS spectaculars. But Pecheux did add his own flair to the signature look, replacing harsh black liner with a gray version that he dragged beyond the outer corner of the eye to dress up taupe and pink shadows, which were pressed into the crease for a “banana” effect. And since he’s of the mind that “a full fringe drags down the face,” he applied single lashes for added glamour. The finishing touch? A lot of glow. Shimmer was generously applied to Kerr’s cheek and brow bones with a little smidgen added to the inner corner of the eye as well. “That’s the bling-bling,” Pecheux said.
Freida Pinto, in the VIP room at Dolce & Gabbana:
“Times are hard but I believe less is more. Concealer is the essential element. I swear by Vichy’s Dermablend. It’s very skin friendly. If I want to add to this I use mascara (Chanel) and lip gloss. My favorite color is Tangerine Jet by Dior.”
Chanel Iman, backstage at Versace:
“Hands down value for your money is Rosebud Lip Balm at Sephora. It’s just this one product that softens your cuticles, cures baby rash, and glosses up your lips. Cheap mascaras like Maybelline work better for me. The ones that charge more seem to clot. It’s crazy but true!”
Milla Jovovich, at Roberto Cavalli’s dinner:
“Your big investment must always be on skincare. It’s just something I believe you can’t skip on. I swear by the Swiss brand Cellcosment.”