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The Model: Gisele Bündchen
The Moment: A Youthful Glow
The Motivation: I’ve been poring over Rizzoli’s latest tome, Chloé Attitudes, for weeks, not only admiring the stunning imagery that chronicles the label’s history, but also the makeup looks that have graced the runways. The house has been a huge fan of some of fashion’s biggest faces, like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista—all of whom appeared in ads at one point or another. So when I stumbled across the above shot of a very young Gisele (before she earned her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings and was credited with bringing sexy back to modeling), I couldn’t help but feel there was a cosmic connection in place. Not to mention her luminous, freckled skin, berry-stained lips, and palm-frond green liner that had me at hello.
We didn’t see smoky eyes en masse on the runways, but Gisele Bündchen’s November cover of French Vogue certainly makes a case for a comeback. Perhaps the real reason black and gray shadow will never be retired, however, is purely scientific. Assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and research psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital Nancy Etcoff released her findings on the power of makeup and perception in a 2011 study that focused on looks labeled as natural, professional, and glamorous. Now, she’s revealing part two, on which she collaborated with CoverGirl, focusing on the sexy look, characterized by “dramatic [makeup] that showcases heavy contrast around the eyes.” Participants rated women wearing the sexy look as being more daring, sociable, and healthy (albeit “less stable” than those who were bare-faced). “This just reaffirms our initial finding that the sexy look gives off social power cues, driving others’ perceptions of a woman’s beauty, power, and dominance,” explained Etcoff at a recent industry event. But the effects of dramatic eye shadow didn’t stop there—she also discovered that women who were taught how to apply the sexy look had an increase in positive moods, a decrease in negative ones, and an overall boost in self-esteem. Who needs therapy when you’ve got tools like CoverGirl’s SmokyShadowBlast stick at your disposal?
Gisele Bündchen provided a sneak peek of her latest H&M campaign last night via Instagram. The Brazilian bombshell was more covered up than we’re used to seeing her, in a cozy vest (not even showing a hint of tawny cleavage or a shot of her famous bum), letting her natural freckles take center stage instead. The image feels reminiscent of a young Farrah Fawcett: fresh-faced but undeniably sexy. Bündchen inspires us to cancel our post-summer laser treatments and lay off the skin-brightening serums (at least for a little while!), and embrace those sweet little spots instead.
Amanda Murphy’s career is going at full throttle thanks to influential supporters Miuccia Prada and Steven Meisel. News broke yesterday that the 26-year-old model—who had a stellar Fall ’13 season—landed her second consecutive Vogue Italia cover lensed by Meisel (he also shot her for Prada’s Fall ’13 campaign, which was no surprise after she bookended the label’s show back in February). Last month, the fresh-faced Chicago native shared the spotlight with veterans including Gisele Bündchen, Natalia Vodianova, Linda Evangelista, Stella Tennant, and Raquel Zimmermann, but this time around, Murphy fronted the glossy solo. For the new issue, the up-and-coming model pulled off slicked-back strands tucked behind her ears, styled by Guido Palau, as well as edgy makeup by Pat McGrath that resembled geometric patches of grease smeared over her eyes like war paint. Murphy has also appeared in recent editorials for Paris Vogue, Interview, and W. All of which is to say that things aren’t about to slow down for her anytime soon.
Photos: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia
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