21 posts tagged "Diane Kruger"
Guido Palau’s ethereal coronet braids, seen on Valentino’s Spring ’12 and Fall runways, had us raving. Since those shows, creative plaits—from the face-framing halo to the artfully disheveled mermaid—have become an increasingly popular red-carpet option with starlets like Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and, most recently, Diane Kruger. After working a forties-inspired ‘do last week, the actress took a page out of Princess Leia’s playbook to turn on the Christmas lights along the Champs-Élysées. Wearing two loopy braided buns reminiscent of the Star Wars heroine and a Lanvin gilt brocade dress, Kruger looked holiday ready.
There was perhaps no more glamorous era of beauty than the 1940s. The height of the studio-made movie star (and the rise of the equally influential, although less publicized, fetish photography star), it was the moment that red lipstick earned its current “classic” designation and also the decade that ushered in a move toward waves and curls, which were tonged and pinned to create beautiful ridges and a mysterious sex appeal. The look that was originally embodied by starlets like Lauren Bacall and Maureen O’Hara has enjoyed a recent revival courtesy of new-era screen sirens like Rihanna and Diane Kruger. Ever the hair chameleon, Rihanna’s weave du jour involves a thick swirl of retro, raven forehead fringe, a purposeful series of twists and bends that Kruger borrowed for the half-up, half-down she wore to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Vendôme boutique opening last night in Paris. The style was totally due for a reprise, if you ask us. Do you agree?
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]
There was a lot to ogle at Elle magazine’s 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills last night, as the impressive turnout included cameos from Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, and Kate Hudson and her mom, Goldie Hawn. But we were most transfixed by Diane Kruger, who accessorized her melon-colored Calvin Klein Collection halter minidress with two spring beauty looks hot off the runways: That’d be a sixties cat-eye drawn on with an off-kilter liner, à la Derek Lam and Peter Som (shown here in aqua), and a twisted coronet, which resembled a looser, softer version of Guido Palau’s “inverted roll” backstage at YSL. A former catwalker herself, Kruger can be counted on to model the latest trends. What do you think of her hair and makeup?
“Relaxed girls who are enjoying their holidays” is how Chanel’s creative director of makeup, Peter Philips, described the effortless, natural beauty look he whipped up in Saint-Tropez last night for the house’s resort collection. So, how best to get the sunkissed complexions spotted on Georgia May Jagger and co.? That would be Vitalumière Aqua, a new lightweight foundation from the brand set to bow in a few months, blended with a few drops of Soleil Tan de Chanel, the popular bronzing fluid from its spring color collection. On the eyes, Philips dipped into his Ombres Contraste Duo eye shadow in Taupe-Délicat, working the shimmering beige hues across lids before softly brushing up models’ brows. Final efforts included coating pouts with an as-yet-unreleased pencil rather than a lipstick or gloss, a few coats of mascara, and multiple pumps of a new Chanel eyelash curler, which was also gifted to Vanessa Paradis, Diane Kruger and other members of the audience. As for the hands, where most Chanel beauty acolytes direct their attention when Karl Lagerfeld’s sartorial extravaganzas begin, nails were painted with baby blue polish for what Philips referred to as “a touch of playfulness.” The lacquer only serves to further demonstrate Philips’ newfound dedication to pastel varnishes, and will hit stores (and wish lists) at the end of the year.