56 posts tagged "Gwyneth Paltrow"
The release of Iron Man 2 is exciting for a few reasons: 1) Robert Downey, Jr., is quite possibly the best actor in a superhero role, ever—better even than Christian Bale’s Batman; 2) the movie’s soundtrack is all AC/DC, all the time; and 3) it provides a rare opportunity to see Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson simultaneously on the big screen (and the red carpet). We’d like to give ScarJo some kudos for her beauty look at the film’s premiere last night in L.A., as sharing the spotlight with Ms. Paltrow is no easy feat. Knowing that Gwyneth would likely rock her signature corn-silk strands middle parted and pin-straight, Johansson seems to have made a calculated decision to go with a textured and tousled updo that culminated in a low-lying messy chignon. It definitely set her apart from her co-star and expertly showcased the sexy neck and shoulder line of her structural Armani Privé one-sleeved frock. Do you like the sophisticated style or prefer her in something more free-flowing?
Editor’s Note: In this two-part series, frequent Style File contributor Maya Singer makes like Gwyneth and seeks out Dr. Frank Lipman and his new Eleven Eleven Wellness Remove Detox for a little “spring cleaning.” Here, she reports from deprivation’s front lines.
It’s been two hours and 13 minutes since I had my early-morning shake today, which means there’s one hour and 47 minutes left before I get to have my mid-morning shake. And another two hours after that before I eat my first “light meal” of the day. I haven’t had coffee in nearly a week, and my head is still feeling like frogs are moshing around inside it, having some kind of amphibious punk party. I want a piece of chocolate. I want a bagel with butter melting over the sides. I want to die. Correction: I want to eat.
With all the attention antiaging products are getting at the retail level these days, it was only a matter of time before Consumer Reports had its say on what works and what doesn’t. Brace yourselves: The answer is not much. A new study shows that age-defying treatments produce minor to no improvements. with results tending to be limited and varied from subject to subject. Your money may be better spent on a good sunscreen. [CBS News]
Gywneth gets the cover of British Vogue‘s May issue, which hits newsstands this week and includes an insider’s look at her professional and personal life, including juicy beauty bites about her post-baby body and her “frizzy Cabbage Patch doll hair.” A must-read, for sure. [StyleList]
Speaking of post-baby bodies, perma-toned mother of three Victoria Beckham is said to be a fan of yogalosophy—that’s a combo of yoga and astrology, for those of you not in the know. Another fan of the toning DVD program that is known for “bringing a mindfulness into an intentional setting, then using emotional energy to motivate” is the equally svelte Jennifer Aniston. You couldn’t ask for better endorsements. [Daily Mail]
Barely-there bodies aren’t the only ideal of feminine beauty currently in circulation, though, thanks in part to the new poster girl for androgyny, Brittney Griner. The 6′ 8″ Baylor University basketball star is being credited for “calling our attention to the unnecessary rigidity of sex roles and making a number of feminist points along the way”—one being that non-traditional beauties can be icons, too. Ms. Griner has reportedly already caught the attention of a number of high-profile modeling agents and casting directors. And she can dunk! [NYT]
It’s a commonly held belief among the scissor-wielding set that your hair should hit just below the clavicles. Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway popularized the long bob earlier this year, and now Zoe Saldana has embraced the “lob,” cutting off most of her length for a softer, more texturized look before a photo call in Germany to promote the film Avatar. James Cameron’s latest blockbuster looks like it could be a huge, enormous flop, but Saldana’s very becoming trim spells box office success to us. You?
“Christopher [Bailey] has a very clear idea of what he wants—he even chose the specific shade of silver for the actual runway,” said makeup artist Wendy Rowe, putting the final touches on Lily Donaldson’s face backstage at Burberry yesterday. With that kind of clear vision from the brand’s creative director, Rowe’s job was relatively easy. “We took colors from the trenches, like mustard and butterscotch, and just blended, blended, and blended,” she explained of the fresh look she hoped to achieve from alternating strokes of an arsenal of makeup that included face-perfecting weapons from Shu Uemura, MAC, Dior, and YSL. “We didn’t really want one thing to stand out,” she continued, “so it feels light and natural.” Added model-of-the-moment Anna Selezneva: “Normally I don’t feel that comfortable leaving shows in full makeup because it’s always a bit heavy, but this feels like what I would do on a normal day, almost like diet makeup!” The look’s wearability factor certainly fell in line with the collective aesthetic of the show’s very impressive front row. Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Freida Pinto, Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, et al. seemed to abide by the same cosmetic credo: minimal, unobtrusive, and subtle (see this blog’s Celebrity Looks post below for a further discussion on the matter). “He just knows what he wants, right down to the shade of lipstick,” Rowe reiterated of Bailey. That meant matte, neutral pouts all around. Though Daisy Lowe and her bright red lips apparently didn’t get the memo.