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9 posts tagged "Cindy Crawford"

Flashback Friday: Big Brows, Bigger Hair


cindy-crawfordFlashback Friday is a 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 Model: Cindy Crawford

The Moment: The higher the hair, the closer to heaven

The Motivation: If we’ve learned anything from Cara Delevingne, it’s that the less tweezer action in the arch area, the better. But before Cara there was Cindy Crawford, who boasted a pair of glorious, untamed brows in 1986 (six years before the Brit beauty was born). The super’s larger-than-life hair also reminds us of a similarly voluminous look from Chanel’s recent Cruise show in Dubai. Perhaps this is the industry’s rebellion to all things minimalist, but tossing the tweezers and picking up a teasing comb never seemed like a better idea.

Photo: Eric Boman for Vogue US, 1986; courtesy of

Giorgio Armani Says “Si” To Cate Blanchett; Supermodels: They’re Just Like Us!; And More…


“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]

Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Sonia Kashuk


Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly 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: Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty

The Product: “When I look back on my makeup artist career, there are certain products that you could always find in my makeup kit. The first was a foundation stick by Inouï, a division of Shiseido. It had the most incredible luminosity and glide, leaving the skin with this beautiful radiance. I remember using it on Cindy [Crawford] for a rodeo shot in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for Vogue in 1989. At the time, you could only get the foundation sticks in Japan, so they were really coveted goods. Whenever Cindy would travel to Japan, I would have her load up on these sticks for me so I could always have them on hand. I actually found the last one hiding in my cabinet about two years ago. Of course, I had to throw it away, but it felt like I was tossing gold! The stick delivery was portable and convenient for a makeup artist carrying around tons of product, but the real genius of it was the performance, not the form. The way it created flawless, radiant, beautiful skin was what was so incredibly revolutionary. As a makeup creator, I haven’t done a foundation stick yet— mostly because I have been unable to re-create this amazing formula—but it’s always one of those things I keep in the back of my mind for the future.”

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./ WireImage

Instant Replay: Models Who Make Music Videos


Models and music videos have a long-standing symbiotic relationship. Almost as long as bands have been conjuring up visual accompaniments for their musical musings, they have been casting pretty faces to star in them—and by “star,” we mean gyrate around while looking desirable. Actresses have gotten in on the gig plenty of times, too, of course—who can forget Kim Basinger’s turn in Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” Gwyneth’s cameo in Melissa Etheridge’s “I Want to Come Over,” or Alicia Silverstone’s entire Aerosmith oeuvre? But this week, we’ve got models on the brain, thanks to George Michael’s latest release, “White Light,” in which he shares screen time with Kate Moss (and one very strong wind machine). This is not Moss’ first rodeo; the original waif has appeared in videos for Johnny Cash, the White Stripes, and Primal Scream—and her experience shows: Kate has the nonchalant, pouty sway down to an art, which we imagine is only slightly vexing to the members of Michael’s original model-filled video for his 1990 hit “Freedom.” That cinematic experience just so happens to top our greatest “models in music videos” hit list, which is just a click away.

Aerin To Arrive In August; The Simple Secret To A Supermodel Body, Revealed; And More…


Aerin Lauder’s Aerin LLC, the lifestyle brand that Estée’s granddaughter announced last year, is in full swing and will debut its cosmetics component in August. “My goal was to create a line that was all about modern, effortless beauty,” she says of the initial primping offerings, which will include a cream-to-powder foundation that doubles as a concealer, bronzers, multi-use lip and cheek stains, a lip conditioner, a hand and body cream, a makeup bag, and a kit of brush essentials. [WWD]

So how do the nail polish wizards come up with clever names for their lacquers? “It takes six people eight hours to name 12 shades,” according to Suzi Weiss Fischmann, OPI’s creative director. There’s also usually some visual—or gastronomical—stimuli, as was the case with brainstorming the brand’s new Germany collection. “For this one we sat in a room and ate German food to get inspired.” [Independent]

“It’s really not always about working out. The most important thing is about what you eat,” Cindy Crawford once told Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton, thus kick-starting the catwalker’s protein-heavy, gluten-free diet (and bangin’ body). [Daily Mail]

Jury’s still out as far as who will win big at the FIFI awards on Monday, but one thing is for sure: With Jane Lynch as the evening’s emcee, the fragrance industry’s biggest night will be funny. [WWD]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene