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28 posts tagged "Diane Kruger"

Diane Kruger’s Festival Style is Worth Celebrating

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Diane Kruger has proven to be someone who rarely makes a beauty or style misstep. That’s clearly why luxury beauty superpower Chanel recently scooped her up as the very first face for its skincare line. And it was business as usual for Kruger at this weekend’s Coachella festival, where, amid the ombré-haired, cutoff-wearing masses, she was, with her matte tomato lipstick and barely there black mascara, a true desert rose. Well played, Miss Kruger. Don’t you agree?

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Diane Kruger for Chanel Skincare; Beauty Lessons To Be Learned From Margaret Thatcher; And More…

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“No matter what makeup you do, flawless skin is your canvas for everything,” Diane Kruger told us in an interview last year. Now it appears as though the actress’ devotion to her complexion has paid off. Kruger has just been named the first-ever face of Chanel skincare. [HuffPo]

Lauren Bush Lauren and her FEED initiative have teamed up with Clarins for a second charitable collaboration that pairs a newly designed FEED bag with a six-piece product lineup, which will offer Macy’s customers a “gift with purpose” through April 20. [People]

Margaret Thatcher, who passed away this morning at age 87, was as much of a beauty icon as a political legend. “However late and however tired, I use cleanser to get the makeup off, and then a good moisturizer,” she once said of her skincare regimen, adding “there is a nonsense about intelligent women not being beautiful. There is no genetic link between brains and beauty. Most women are far more intelligent than people give them credit for.” [Telegraph]

…Yet somehow, all these years later, the debate rages on. Following an offhanded comment in which President Obama called friend and supporter California Attorney General Kamala Harris “the best-looking” AG in the country, a new study found that comments like this can tarnish the perception of women in executive roles. The moment a woman contending for power within the system of power gets talked about as if she’s contending for top marks within the system of beauty, it diminishes her standing in the other power realm, the findings contend. [The Atlantic]

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Diane Kruger: Plaits, Please

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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.

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Retro Hair Redux

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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?

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Anna Dello Russo, Rock Star?; Christy Turlington For Avon; And More…

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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]

Photo: Photo Credit: Giampaolo Sgura