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April 21 2014

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8 posts tagged "Karolina Kurkova"

Pink Ladies

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Crimson and varying hues of moody burgundy were having a moment for multiple weeks in a row, but it appears that pink (specifically, fuchsia) is staging a comeback. In the past two days alone, Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, and Karolina Kurkova all stepped out in the shade. Whether it was paired with a strapless, Swarovski Crystal-studded Fendi dress (as was the case with Bosworth) or a navy turtleneck à la Kurkova, everything’s coming up roses on the red carpet.

Photos: Getty Images

Karolina Kurkova’s Parting Look

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The deep side part has had many a catwalk moment the past few seasons (see Rochas and Rag & Bone, for starters), but at last night’s Vanity Fair party at the Tribeca Film Festival, model Karolina Kurkova opted instead for the classic center part. Paired with a nearly nude face and a glossy brownish lip that may have us running to the drugstore to pick up a tube of Revlon’s Raisin Rage (the moody brick always in our purse in the nineties), it was a red-carpet beauty moment à la Brenda Walsh. The best kind of throwback, don’t you think?

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Diana Ross: D.I.Y Diva; Karolina And Miranda Talk Homespun Beauty Secrets; And More…

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Believe it or not, Diana Ross—she of the disco-diva spider lashes, and full head of frizzy ringlets—did her own hair and makeup every time she performed! We repeat: there was no glam squad, according to her daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross. [Huff Po]

Emma Stone nabbed the cover of Interview magazine’s September issue—and wears a futuristic, Blade Runner-style smoky winged eyeliner for the occasion. [Hollywood Life]

We’re always up for a supermodel d.i.y beauty tip and these two are no exception: apparently, Karolina Kurkova applies lemon juice directly to her face to boost radiance and exfoliate, while Miranda Kerr—who sent the blogosphere abuzz last year when she revealed that [one of] the secrets to her slender frame was eating a tablespoon of coconut oilevery day—sleeps with olive oil on the ends of her hair to seal any breakage. [Grazia]

Photo: Harry Langdon/Getty Images

And Then Donna Karan Created Woman

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In the male-dominated world of fashion, where successful female designers are seriously outnumbered, Donna Karan has managed to build a decade-spanning empire fueled by girl power. “I believe women are complex and full of emotion and feelings,” Karan says of the principles that guide her, whether she’s designing a collection for her stalwart fan base—or a fragrance. Her latest scent is a tribute to these longtime admirers. Simply called Woman, it was created through an exercise in sisterhood: Celebrated female perfumer Anne Flipo blended the orange flower, Haitian vetiver, and sandalwood eau; renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid lent her skills to a new version of Karan’s iconic Cashmere Mist flacon, originally designed in 1994 by her late husband, the sculptor Stephan Weiss; and a trio of well-loved, multigenerational catwalkers, including Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, and Christy Turlington-Burns, star in the Inez & Vinoodh-lensed ad campaign. Needless to say, it arrives on shelves this month with a roar, not a whisper.

Photo: Courtesy of Donna Karan

“Boyish Brows” And Bündchen, Backstage At Alexander Wang

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“Did you see Gisele?!” came the flurry of questions when we arrived backstage at Alexander Wang before the designer’s Fall show. And while we hadn’t spied the Brazilian supe on our initial survey of Pier 94, we did see Frankie Rayder. And Carmen Kass. And Karolina Kurkova. Is that Shalom Harlow? (It was.)

Wang recruited a gaggle of big girls this season, but they were given the same hair and makeup as their lesser-known catwalking compatriots. “She would like to wear her hair as it is, so I have to convince her to wear it a little less beachy. It just takes a bit of gentle persuasion,” Redken creative consultant Guido Palau said of Bündchen, whose sunny gold locks were getting Wang’s signature downtown cool girl makeover. “Within the simplicity, there is a point of view,” Palau insisted of the straight style, which was prepped with Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion and split down the middle. “The exact part gives a lot of strength to the shape,” he continued as he coated long, blunt-cut extensions with its Outshine 01 Anti Frizz Polishing Milk and tucked the lengths behind models’ ears—Gisele’s included.

Mrs. Tom Brady was less accommodating with the makeup and seemed content to apply most of it herself. But she followed makeup artist Diane Kendal’s lead fairly closely. “Keeping it quite boyish is the major thing [at Alexander Wang],” Kendal emphasized. “It’s all about finding that balance between sexy and androgynous,” which she did with contours, sculpting well-hydrated skin with MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut, which she also blended over lids. Kendal then added highlights on the tops of cheekbones, down both sides of the nose, and along the cupid’s bow of lips with MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Accentuate, a subtle champagne. Strong, straight brows—a classic Kendal move—finished the look.

Also on view was the latest installment of Wang’s new nail polish collaboration with Sally Hansen that debuted last season. Models wore two coats of Bandage, a cool beige. “He actually gives them fabric swatches,” manicurist Jin Soon revealed of the inspiration for the three colors in the range, which include Pumice, a green gray, and Ion, a dove gray.

Photo: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com