21 posts tagged "Keira Knightley"
One of the hardest tickets to come by during Paris fashion week is a trip to the Grand Palais. But even harder than landing a front row seat at Chanel is getting backstage, where Peter Philips, the brand’s global creative director of makeup, is turning out “top quality work,” as Keira Knightley described Philips’ face-painting skills at the house’s Spring presentation last week. Here, Philips gives us an all-access pass to see exactly how he created the show’s green/black smoky eye while offering up some choice pearls of beauty along the way (spoiler alert: the chance to find out his top-three makeup essentials is but a click away).
With all of the seventies-era, free-flowing, middle-parted tresses on the Spring runways, we’re leaning toward losing our asymmetrical bob and regrowing our locks past the shoulders. We mostly credit Roberto Cavalli for our newfound lust for length—and Sophie Albou’s Paul &
Joe. Watching Karlie Kloss trot down Albou’s runway in two different bell-bottomed, halterneck jumpsuits sporting a particularly epic, middle-parted blow-out with slight height in the back was, in a word, inspiring. It’s something of a quandary, though, as there were also a few strong arguments for keeping things short. The first came via Keira Knightley, who sported a brand-new chin-sweeping style for her front-row appearance at Chanel on Tuesday, and the second debuted backstage at Miu Miu. Rather than fashion actual undercuts, hair stylist Guido Palau went with the faux bob at Miuccia Prada’s Paris finale—a look that is easier than you’d think to re-create and gives you the flexibility to dabble between cute-and-cropped and long-and-lovely. Prepping hair with Redken’s Blow-Dry Wool Shake 08 Gel-Slush Texturizer, Palau created center parts and brushed hair into low ponytails before rolling them upward and inward and securing with bobby pins. “Pull a few pieces out around the face for softness,” Palau recommends, to give the whole thing a more natural effect. It remains to be seen how our “to cut, or not to cut” dilemma will resolve itself, and until we sort it out, we’ll continue to neglect making an appointment with our stylist for a much-overdue trim. What about you?
Keira Knightley is reportedly crossing the pond full time. She was also spotted in a very ambitious camel-colored (what else?) motorcycle outfit this weekend, posed on top of a similarly hued hog for an upcoming Chanel Mademoiselle fragrance ad. That’s two bold moves in one weekend, by our count. [StyleList]
Estée Lauder is in the process of a beauty counter overhaul at department stores nationwide to make products from its brands, including Clinique and MAC, more accessible to consumers who want the tactile experience of touching before they buy. Goodbye, glass cases (hello, kleptomania breeding ground). [WSJ]
We have a nail polish shrine in our apartment, but Brazilian designer Adriana Barra has done us one better at her São Paulo-based store, giving polishes from across the globe a luxe dollhouse to live in. An on-site manicurist is available to paint your nails with the rare and discontinued varnishes that line said abode after you’ve shopped the racks. [Dia de Beaute]
Looking for some pre-fashion week beauty pick-me-ups? Make like Doutzen Kroes and get a massage at Soho Sanctuary, a trim at Ion Studio, and a session of “gravity yoga” at Tender Shoots Wellness on the West Side. So that’s how she keeps her posterior so perfectly perched. [NYP]
Keira Knightley was born with enviable full brows, but she’s dabbled in varying degrees of shaping and grooming over the years, which has occasionally thinned out her natural assets. At night’s Laurence Olivier Awards in London, however, she embraced a bushier-is-better mentality, choosing to eschew pencils, brushes, and tweezers for a nice, almost unkempt contrast to her perfect peachy complexion. What do you think of her decision to go rogue?
We went to a highly DL event a few months back to preview the new Chanel No. 5 cinemercial, Train de Nuit, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The short film features Audrey Tautou, who replaces Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightley as the latest actress to co-star alongside the iconic fragrance. As it turns out, that press embargo they made us sign was every bit necessary. When we left the screening, all we wanted to do was talk about the beautifully shot tale of chance and fate—his glance, her scent, that fantastic assortment of high-waisted trousers. Seeing as how it officially debuted on the Chanel Web site today, we can finally talk. (It’s so good! You must watch.) In honor of the unveiling, Chanel has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue for a host of promotional events, compelling New York City to declare today Chanel No. 5 Day and rename a portion of Fifth Avenue “Avenue No. 5″ through May 10. During this time, Saks will also be dedicating the exterior and interior of its store to the fragrance, prominently displaying bottles of it and running the full film on loop on the main floor. The department store has made a generous donation to Manhattan’s Ellen Lurie Elementary School (a.k.a P.S. 5) as well, to fund after-school art initiatives. Click here to watch the film, and feel free to gush below.