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3 posts tagged "Freja Beha Erichson"

Tao As Freja As Gender-Bender


The first fall-inspired fashion glossies are beginning to hit newsstands, which means some of our favorite backstage beauty trends are now showing up in print. Topping this list are bold red lips and boy-meets-girl androgyny, both of which have been captured in the August issue of Vogue China with near perfection. In a story aptly called “Handsome Girl,” model Tao Okamoto channels fashion’s favorite androgynous stunner, Freja Beha Erichsen, with clean skin, straight brows, and the kind of shaggy fringe made famous by the Danish catwalker. Also helping Okamato’s cause is a deep crimson pout courtesy of makeup artist Sally Branka. It’s not quite as bright as the true reds we spotted at shows like Giles, Diane von Furstenberg, and Rick Owens, but, like, Freja would never wear that color, anyway. Unclear if the typically bare-faced model would ever slick on this dark shade of mulberry either, but it would no doubt look killer if ever the mood did strike her.

Photo: Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China, August 2011

Freja Does Bare-Faced Beach Beauty


Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams swear by makeup artist and Stila founder Jeanine Lobell’s steady hand for their red-carpet cameos. But since it was announced last year that Lobell was to become the chief creative director of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, we’ve seen little of the famed face painter’s work in her new role. Enter Vogue Japan, which got Lobell to showcase a whole lot of it for a July beauty supplement starring a fresh-faced Freja Beha Erichsen and standouts from the Kevyn Aucoin line. True to her signature style, Lobell kept her focus mostly on the skin, buffing a totally flawless bronzed finish onto Erichsen’s complexion and doing little else, save for some smudged black mascara and a paled-out pout. Turns out you don’t need fluorescent lips and tips to do summer beauty right. We’re psyched to see what kind of compacts and skin finishers Lobell dreams up for her full-scale KAB debut—whenever that may be.

Photo: Alasdair McLellan for Vogue Japan, July 2011

Isabeli’s Permanent Makeup


If you’re a diehard Isabeli Fontana fan—and we know there are more than a few of you out there—you’re aware that she and her two (visible) tattoos are members of the elite squad that we are dubbing “models’ ink,” not to be confused with the ill-fated Aaron Spelling production of similar name. Counting Freja and Tasha Tilberg among her compatriots, Fontana has an ankle bracelet of branches that’s frequently on view perched upon a pair of strappy stilettos, as well as a less visible larger piece between her shoulder blades of two angel wings encasing the word “Zion.” We saw it a few times yesterday and had to ask the Brazilian beauty what it means: a Rastafarian promised-land reference? A tribute to the Matrix trilogy, perhaps? “It’s my son’s name,” she told us when we inquired—a way better response than the two we’d come up with.

Photo: Maria Valentino