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July 24 2014

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2 posts tagged "David Fincher"

Rooney Goes DOWNTOWN for Calvin Klein; Meet the Warby Parker of Beauty Products; Dustin Hoffman Preaches; And More…

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Rooney Mara DOWNTOWNA favorite of Francisco Costa, Rooney Mara is the face of Calvin Klein’s new DOWNTOWN fragrance. Today, the company released a minute-long commercial starring the A-lister and directed by David Fincher (who worked with her on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network). The black-and-white “day in the life” short follows Mara as she grabs a coffee, listens to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the subway, shoots a film, fields questions at a press junket, and more.

Mary Katrantzou’s vivid prints are often inspired by interiors. Now, thanks to a new candle collaboration with Rodial, fans can display the designer’s signature patterns in their homes, as well as on their backs.

Experimenting with new makeup from the comfort of our living-room couch is the kind of makeover we can get behind. Set to launch next month, Trymbl is adapting the Warby Parker try-before-you-buy business plan with high-end organic products. The forthcoming Web site will also include instructive content such as video tutorials on application and advice columns written by dermatologists. [Pando Daily]

The Internet has been buzzing over a recently unearthed American Film Institute interview with Dustin Hoffman, in which the actor—who famously played a woman in Tootsie—weighed in on the sensitive topic of female beauty standards: “There’s too many interesting women I have…not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed.” Preach, Dustin!

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo—And Very Smoky Eyes

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The suspense surrounding the release of the film adaption of the Swedish thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has been almost as gripping as the novel itself: First we learned that David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) would be directing the project, then it was rumored—and later confirmed—that the not-so-Swedish Daniel Craig would star as the male lead. Next came the unexpected twist of casting the doe-eyed Rooney Mara as the film’s darkly seditious title character. And then the plot thickened even more: Legendary face-painter Pat McGrath was enlisted to be the makeup expert responsible for transforming Mara into a stone-cold, kohl-eyed computer hacker. After receiving a personal e-mail from Fincher—one that almost went overlooked—McGrath flew out to the set in Sweden to design more than 20 looks to be used in the film trilogy. Here, she talks to Style.com about bleached eyebrows, letting “raw” skin show through on camera, and why a red smoky eye reads better on screen than black.

How did the journey with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo begin for you? Had you met David Fincher before?

No, I had never met him before. He sent me an e-mail out of the blue asking me to do the makeup for the film in July, when everybody is on holiday and everything shuts down. I don’t think I saw the e-mail for weeks. Once I realized it was David Fincher himself, I was very excited. I immediately said yes, and the next thing I knew, I was flying out to Sweden to meet David, his team, and Rooney.

You’ve worked in many different capacities at this point, but had you done movies before?

No, this was my first. I’ve always wanted to do movies, and to start with David is amazing. It was all completely new.

Did you have an idea for how you wanted to do the makeup right away?

The moment I heard that Rooney got the part, I thought, wow, the hair has to be short and we have to bleach the brows. As soon as I saw her bone structure and her skin, I knew that I could take her look in so many different directions.

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