19 posts tagged "Keira Knightley"
Keira Knightley may have taken a brief hiatus from big-ticket films—which is par for the course for someone with a successful trilogy of blockbusters under her belt (three of the seemingly endless Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) not to mention a number of indies (2010′s Never Let Me Go with Carey Mulligan was the last time Knightley made the red-carpet rounds)—but she hasn’t lost her knack for wowing on the premiere circuit. The British actress and Chanel fragrance face had the great honor of being one of the first to wear look 54 from Valentino’s much lauded Fall collection while supporting Seeking a Friend for the End of the World last night in L.A., and although Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee didn’t borrow Pat McGrath’s lilac and gray pastel contours off the runway, she gave Knightley a beauty look that still abided by the codes of the house that Maria Grazia and Pier Paolo have built, in that it was painfully pretty. Wearing a red floral branch headband and pinned-up ringlets, Lee used Chanel’s forthcoming Illusion d’Ombre in Abstraction—the pink eye shadow that Peter Philips debuted at Chanel’s resort show in Versailles earlier this month—and By Terry Rose de Rose cheek tint for a gorgeous sheer flush to ensure that Knightley was positively nymphlike. Welcome back, Keira; we’ve missed you. You too?
A curious retro beauty movement has gained steam over the past few weeks, as a collective homage to old Hollywood hairstyles seems to have taken hold of the runway and the red carpet. Pin-tucked faux bobs were spotted backstage at Christian Dior Couture last week, and then there’s the uptick in marcel waves with both Katherine Heigl and Keira Knightley sporting side parts and soft bends that segued into low chignons last night at the Paris premiere of One for the Money and the U.K. premiere of A Dangerous Method, respectively. You can chalk it up to awards season being in full swing, and we couldn’t be happier to see classic coiffure back in the spotlight. You too?
Keira Knightley has been a part of the bob brigade since March 2010 when she turned at Chanel’s Fall show having lopped off her long light brown locks in favor of a chin-grazing crop. She’s maintained it quite nicely since, keeping it short and wearing it wither textured or pin-straight, depending upon the red carpet event. But at a photocall this morning in Venice for her film, A Dangerous Method, the actress revealed a new, angled version of the classic cut. Worn middle parted and severely sleek, the longer-in-front, shorter-in-back style creates a hard line around Knightley’s face, which actually works well with her angular, features, in our opinion. But what do you think?
Lady Gaga opens up about her beauty routine, which includes a loyalty to Ivory soap—but not every night. The pop star admits that she regularly goes to bed with makeup on. We imagine those facial horns she’s been sporting lately are a bitch to maneuver against the pillow. [People StyleWatch]
Here’s a new acronym to add to the old beauty lexicon: GHOSTS (Gray-Haired Over-Stressed Twenty-Somethings). It’s a word professionals are now using to describe the uncharacteristically large number of women that have started going gray before they hit 30. [Daily Mail]
After lots of teasers and more than one “accidental” leak, the full-length version of Keira Knightley’s new Coco Mademoiselle commercial is officially out. [Make Epic Media]
Mother, actress, fashion designer, and now haircare spokeswoman. Katie Holmes stars in a new short film for John Frieda’s Precision Foam Colour, which is set to make its full-length Facebook debut tomorrow. [InStyle]
The desire to nip and tick is in fact gender neutral. According to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic procedures among men in the United States increased by 2 percent last year. [US News & World Report]
Pictures leaked of Keira Knightley’s catsuit-clad new campaign for Chanel Mademoiselle late last year, and now clips from the fragrance’s forthcoming commercial have hit the web. In a voice-over describing the making of the ad, Knightly refers to her character as a “Chanel superwoman”—who presumably fights for good in the face of poorly dressed evil. [Grazia]
The latest installment of WWD’s Beauty Inc.—the new monthly trade glossy for beauty industry execs, retailers, and enthusiasts—is officially out, with two articles from the March “power issue” already online for your reading pleasure. Clinique’s global brand president Lynne Greene plays cover star and talks about revitalizing the brand by focusing on dermatological products—like those that target hypoallergenic concerns and redness remedies—rather than simply jumping on board the anti-aging bandwagon, while famed coiffeur, Frédéric Fekkai, opens up about his passion for helicopter flying. Fekkai’s AStar 350 Eurocopter gets him to Montauk in 40 minutes flat—which sure beats the four hours of summer traffic on the LIE. [WWD]
Speaking of shear geniuses, Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon, who added documentary film producer to his resume last month with the release of “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie,” is looking to tap into the Internet with his next venture. Gordon is launching www.IfYouKnew.com in the hopes of creating a web space for dialogue about the beauty industry. [WWD]
A video of Galliano’s elaborate runway bow from Dior’s Spring couture show may still be on loop at the houses spa in Paris, but the deposed designer’s own beauty ventures are fairing less well internationally in the wake of his anti-Semitic outbursts. In Canada, major department stores have systematically pulled his Parlez Moi d’Amour fragrance from shelves. [StyleLite]