219 posts tagged "Chanel"
When we learned that Sofia Coppola’s attention to detail extended beyond her moviemaking prowess—and into the beauty realm—we developed a whole new level of respect for the director, which is saying something, considering our esteem was already pretty high. After chatting with The Bling Ring‘s makeup department head, Roz Music, it was revealed that Coppola was so in love with a particular shade of discontinued hot-pink Chanel lipstick that she called her friend in France to track down the last remaining tubes of it to use in the film. She seems to devote the same amount of thought to her personal beauty decisions as well. At the movie’s New York premiere last night, Coppola wore a gorgeous dark coral pout perfecter with an all-white ensemble that made us fall in love with the poppy color all over again. While lighter shades of the melon hue can look chalky, sticking to rich, lustrous options, like MAC’s Sweet & Sour and Sushi Kiss from its new All About Orange collection, are easy summer staples. Thoughts on Sofia’s mouth moment?
When news broke before the shows started last season that makeup artist Peter Philips would be giving up his title as Chanel creative director of makeup, we took some solace in the fact that he’d still be the brand’s go-to face painter on campaigns and backstage at runway shows. It was when we realized that he’d no longer be lending his singular vision to its product creation that the pangs of sadness set in, though. There will be life at Chanel’s prestigious labs after Philips, of course, but his five-year tenure there has truly produced some of the brand’s biggest hits, including Rouge Coco, Philips’ brilliant reimagining of Chanel’s lipstick offerings; Perfection Lumière, his foundation update; and all the twists and turns in between, which have included haute couture temporary tattoos, limited-edition nail varnishes galore, and Illusion d’Ombre, the metallic eye shadow mousse by which all other metallic eye shadow mousses will forever be judged.
The makeup maestro did have one last treat for us, however, which just started hitting shelves this month. Dubbed Les Beiges, the six shades of this gloriously lightweight powder are way more than mere mattifying tools to be worn on top of foundation, although they definitely serve that purpose, too. What’s more impressive is the way they work to very subtly contour the high planes of the face when you employ a compact that is one or two shades darker than your natural complexion; act as a lipstick or eye shadow primer when brushed on before additional makeup; or very easily add a velvety, shine-free finish to any pared-down look. Simply put, they’re incredibly multitalented, much like the man who created them.
“As I was developing the project, defining the fragrance and imagining the bottle, I instinctively thought of her, and of the passion that can be perceived behind her impeccable manners and confident look—a seductive combination that fully respects the spirit of my new perfume.” —Giorgio Armani on Si, his forthcoming women’s scent inspired, and fronted, by Cate Blanchett. [WWD]
Chanel has just revealed its five all-time best-selling nail polishes via a fun, New Order-backed video. And the winners are: Pirate, a beautiful basic red; Black Satin, the cult-classic onyx; Particulière, a taupey gray; Rouge Noir (or Vamp, for those in the know); and Beige, a gorgeous nude. When that fateful day comes that Jade is reintroduced into the permanent collection, we imagine a new version will be in order. [NYDN]
Despite her supermodel status, Cindy Crawford isn’t that unlike the rest of us. “I’m a normal woman. Sometimes I feel pretty good, and some days I’m like, Oh my God, nothing fits,” she says. “My new resolution is that by the time I am 50, I want to have come to terms with my body.” [Net-A-Porter]
Her mother may be an incredibly glamorous fashion designer, but Harper Beckham “is a tomboy,” according to mother Victoria, who is keen on keeping it that way. “I can’t put makeup on when Harper’s around, because she would join me immediately!” [Hello]
Gatsby buzz aside, there is another movie premiering at Cannes this week that’s making us wish we were sipping cocktails on La Croisette, the torrential downpours that have been plaguing the Côte d’Azur not withstanding. That’d be The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s new film about a group of celebrity-obsessed teenagers living in Los Angeles who decide, for kicks, to burglarize the homes of Hollywood stars. After raiding the million-dollar designer closets of their victims—including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan—and soaking up fame along the way, the gang is eventually nabbed and brought to justice, sort of. Here’s the most scintillating part: It’s a true story, reported in an article Nancy Jo Sales wrote for Vanity Fair in 2010, and starring Emma Watson in the big-screen adaptation. For more on the ridiculous vanity captured in every scene, Style.com caught up with the film’s lead makeup artist, Roz Music, to talk about tramp stamps, weekly spray tans, and the discontinued Chanel lipstick that Coppola flew in from Paris in order to get the perfect pink for a single scene.
How did you get involved with The Bling Ring?
Sofia and I are old friends, I had heard she was doing this movie, and I hoped—and suspected—she would ask me to do the makeup. Especially since it was shot in my hometown [Los Angeles].
How much of the makeup look was inspired by the actual teenagers who the film is based on?
Very little. There are a million kids out here in L.A. that look like the main characters. It’s a very particular style. I just took my camera out and Instagrammed for days, taking pictures of kids in their natural environment. I didn’t want Teen Vogue‘s version of how their closet would look. I wanted to see real kids doing their own thing. So I took a million pictures and that was my research.
So how, exactly, would you describe that rich-kid-L.A. look?
It’s like kids who are trying to look older than they are. They’re sixteen, but with the hairstyles and shoes of a 30-year-old. They’ve got short shorts and high, high heels. Some of the stuff was outrageous. I mean, they’re indulgent, bratty teenagers.
Considering her previous reputation as a do-gooding wizard, how did you go about turning Emma Watson into an “indulgent, bratty teenager”?
Well, we gave her a tramp-stamp tattoo! Emma’s character is one of those spiritual people who wants to express it on the outside—as in, she does yoga and talks about it all the time. She’s an eye-roll-y character. We wanted the tattoo to be an expression of that, so we went with a lotus flower.
The fragrance flacon as minaudière is not a new idea. For the eighty-fifth anniversary of its iconic Arpège perfume, Lanvin debuted a handbag version of the classic orb-shaped bottle at its boutiques in February, and Viktor & Rolf followed suit a month later, showing black and white clutches shaped like its faceted Flowerbomb on its Fall runway in Paris. But as famous flacons go, there is perhaps none more celebrated than Chanel’s No. 5, which is currently enjoying a full-fledged museum exhibition in its honor at the Palais de Tokyo—and, as of yesterday, its own minaudière. “That’s fun, no? Why not? It’s a beautiful shape [that] the world knows. It’s considered the most famous perfume bottle in the world,” Karl Lagerfeld told our man on the ground in Singapore when asked about the haute accessory that debuted on the Chanel Cruise runway and could see a Fall release date. “After all, it’s a square—you can make a handbag out of it.” So true.