7 posts tagged "Christy Turlington"
Throwback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Christy Turlington Burns
The Moment: Wet Hair
The Motivation: We admit we’re huge Christy Turlington Burns fans, but right now it seems the whole fashion world is, too. From Harper’s Bazaar‘s U.S. June/July cover to a new Calvin Klein underwear ad (where she reprises her role from the late eighties), this original super is proving that the nineties really are back. Not only does the above Nick Knight-lensed shot provide one more example of how gorgeous this top model is, but it highlights another trend: wet hair. We spotted damp strands (considered one of hairstylist Guido Palau’s trademark looks) on the Fall runways at Prada, Marni, and Giambattista Valli. A dip in the pool (or in the case of today’s NYC weather, getting caught in the rain) never looked so chic.
The Model: Christy Turlington
The Moment: Retro cat-eyes gone nineties
The Motivation: If we had to play favorites with the original supers, Christy Turlington would get our vote just about every time. Mother of two, Gallatin graduate, philanthropist, and the poster child for aging gracefully, hers is the kind of timeless beauty that radiates from the inside out—and boy does she wear makeup well! This thick, pre-Amy Winehouse cat-eye manages to skirt the retro-modern line, although there’s something quintessentially nineties about that heavily lined, tadpole-like brow that makes this snap that much more fetching—that and her flawless complexion and pouty nude lips, obviously. Thank God the 44-year-old is still racking up editorials; here’s to forty more years!
Throwback Thursday is a new feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Models: Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista
The Moment: Larger-than-life lashes, big brows, and dramatic cat-eyes
The Motivation: If there’s one look that will stand the test of time, it’s big, flirty lashes and a seductive cat-eye (see Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture for further evidence). From Brigitte Bardot and old Guess ads to, yes, even the sisters Kardashian, the enduring combination is the ultimate sign of sexed-up femininity. Adding a full, groomed brow, a neutral, heavily lined lip, and a pre-big-tobacco-crackdown cigarette gives this particular spread an undeniably nineties feel, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not prime for a reprise; the decade that pioneered dark excess before segueing into minimalism and grunge is having a moment, in case you hadn’t noticed.
Overly airbrushed ads from Lancôme, featuring Julia Roberts, and Maybelline, featuring Christy Turlington, have been banned in the U.K. under the contention that the women’s too-perfect complexions were misleading to consumers. Apparently, in order to compare and contrast Roberts’ ad image with her actual countenance, Britain’s Advertizing Standards Authority (ASA) had to use red-carpet photos as the Eat, Pray, Love actress’ contract with the L’Oréal-owned brand stipulated that no un-airbrushed pictures of her could be released. Now that’s star power. [Jezebel]
Yet to be scrutinized by the ASA is Lancôme’s just released print campaign starring its newest face, Emma Watson, who fronts the brand’s Trésor Midnight Rose fragrance. [Grazia]
Allure has officially entered the world of e-commerce. The “Beauty Bible” has inked a deal with Beautybar.com to give readers the opportunity to learn about products on its Web site and then click-to-buy through a redirection to the Amazon-owned Web shop. [Beautybar.com]
Advice from beauty editors is well and good, of course, but more and more women are looking to product wisdom from their peers, if the review-generating site Makeup Alley’s 1.1 million subscribers is any indication. [NYT]
More news about Anna Dello Russo’s forthcoming fragrance. The shoe-shaped flacon will double as a Christmas ornament, smell of “vanilla cream,” and be sold exclusively online at www.yoox.com when it officially launches next month. Also on Dello Russo’s to-do list? Make a record. “Everyone expects me to do a clothes line. It’s too obvious. I want to do the opposite.” [WWD]
While she’s not making her own fragrance, supermodel Christy Turlington Burns will front one for Avon beginning next year. [WWD]
Diane Kruger, who stars in the campaign for Calvin Klein’s latest eau, Beauty, is apparently a product junkie. “I own a huge amount of makeup,” the Inglourious Basterds star has confessed. On her go-to list of products are Cetaphil cleanser, L’Oréal Triple Active Day Cream, CoverGirl concealer, and Kiehl’s toner. She’s thrifty, too, it would seem. [StyleList]
The short-hair-for-middle-aged-women mandate is archaic. [NYT]
Just ask Julia Roberts. The Eat, Pray, Love actress turn 43 this month and appears to have no intentions of cutting her long locks any time. She’s equally uninterested in issuing a statement about her secret antiaging solutions. “It’s 97 percent genetics,” she recently quipped, “and three percent just get your ass moving.” [ShowBizSpy]