8 posts tagged "Helen Mirren"
Katy Perry opened up to WWD about her new fragrance, Killer Queen (named after the song), due out in August. “Freddie Mercury painted the lyrics of this woman who I wanted to be. She seemed very powerful, and she captivated a room when she walked in,” Perry said. She went on to jokingly call her new business partner, Coty, “Daddy Warbucks” and touched on the possibility of starting a fashion line one day. “I’m not saying I’ll be good at all of it, but I’m going to swing.”
Helen Mirren’s still got it. The 67-year-old actress has a better bikini bod than many women half her age and still likes to have fun with her beauty routine. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno showed Mirren a recent picture of herself with pink hair. She explained her color change was inspired by a contestant on America’s Next Top Model who kept switching her hair between blonde and pink. “Obviously, I got the idea that it washes out very easily, so I thought it would be fun to have pink hair.” Rock on, Helen.
Readers were taken aback when Gwyneth Paltrow, seemingly the healthiest person on the planet, disagreed with doctors and endorsed (gasp) tanning in a recent British Cosmopolitan interview. “We’re human beings, and the sun is the sun—how can it be bad for you? I think we should all get sun and fresh air,” Paltrow said. “I don’t think anything that is natural can be bad for you—it’s really good to have at least fifteen minutes of sun a day.”
A study in Boston found that the smoke given off during laser-hair-removal procedures contains harmful toxins and chemicals that could put both humans and animals in danger. Dr. Gary S. Chuang looked into the problem after noticing a “foul,” sulfuric odor the smoke emitted each time he performed laser hair removal. The potentially game-changing results of his research will be published in a medical journal shortly. Until then, it’s not-so-smooth sailing for spas and salons offering the service.
Gwyneth Paltrow may be the face of Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme, but she’s not a one flacon kind of gal when it comes to fragrance. “I believe in a wardrobe of perfumes,” explains Paltrow. “I probably have around 50 at home, some I just like for the bottle, some I wear all the time; but whatever I choose, it has to make me feel feminine.” [Telegraph]
Revealed: Helen Mirren’s much-discussed BAFTA pink hair was inspired by reality TV! “I’d been watching America’s Top Model, which I’m obsessed by, and this girl had her pink hair and I noticed because it came out really quickly. So there she is with really pink hair, and then five days later it’s all gone. So I thought that would be cool, I might have a go at that.” [VF]
Ms. Mirren isn’t the only one experimenting with hair color these days. A frequently flaxen Beyoncé has gone platinum in a new string of promos for her upcoming Mrs. Carter tour. Like most things involving the international pop superstar, it suits her. [Daily Mail]
As we count down to the Golden Globes—a ceremony that, in all of its booze-fueled glory, kick-starts awards season—many have begun to formulate their own predictions for who will occupy the winner’s circle in both the acting and the just as highly contested style categories. Before we look forward, however, we thought it would be far more informative to peer back at a dozen of this year’s female nominees to decide which of their former Golden Globes cameos is the most memorable. And so, without further ado, allow us to present the Golden Globes Beauty Hall of Fame, which will be welcoming a new class this Sunday. Click here for a slideshow.
Ricky’s NYC is about to become Ricky’s U.S.A. The Manhattan mainstay for everything from wigs and fishnets to all-natural skincare and niche hair and makeup brands is embarking on a nationwide expansion. [WWD]
After the success of Les Khakis de Chanel, Peter Philips’ limited-edition nail trio for Fashion’s Night Out 2010, it should come as no surprise that the makeup maestro has stayed the polish course for 2011 with Les Jeans de Chanel, a new denim-inspired lacquer range due out September 8. [Racked]
Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Thompson have formed what they’re calling the “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League.” It’s not an actual organization, per se, just a way to create a discourse around the subject of ageism. “I will never give in,” Winslet says about going under the knife. [Us]
Fellow Brit screen star Helen Mirren could very well become the newest member of Winslet’s crew. The 66-year-old has come out against plastic surgery in “young people.” “The purity of youthful beauty is so fantastic to me that it’s horrific when young girls get fake things,” Mirren says. [Radar]
Having kept the blogosphere busy by going from black to ginger to blond over the past few months, Katy Perry is making headlines yet again, turning her flaxen locks bright pink. [People]
Nicole Kidman has also been experimenting with the peroxide bottle, turning her recently red hair platinum for her new movie The Paper Boy. [Just Jared]
Cindy Crawford did it with Meaningful Beauty, and now Christie Brinkley is looking to get in on the skincare game with her own range of antiaging products. “I’ve had many years in the industry and I’ve worked with all the top makeup artists, so I’ll be using tips I’ve learned along the way,” the supermodel says of the 100 percent natural, vegan line. [Independent]
Great skin aside, it wasn’t a super—new or old—that nabbed L.A. Fitness’ “Body of the Year” award. Who did win the coveted title, you ask? Dame Helen Mirren—the talented actress who still can rock a bikini well into her sixties. [Daily Mail]