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April 20 2014

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27 posts tagged "Kristen Stewart"

Miranda Kerr’s Beauty Secrets For A Happy Marriage; K-Stew’s Future At Balenciaga: A Discussion; And More…

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What are Miranda Kerr’s secrets for keeping husband Orlando Bloom happy? A little lipstick and some lingerie—life lessons she learned from her grandmother. “Every day, put a little makeup on, put on some nice underwear, and you’ll keep your husband,” the Victoria’s Secret Angel advised on late-night television yesterday. [Daily Mail]

For anyone wondering how the 36 models that walked the icy-cold Chanel Métiers d’Art runway last night in Scotland managed to keep their breath invisible, the answer is simple: “ice cubes pre-walk,” according to backstage regular Jaquelyn Jablonski. [Twitter]

With Alexander Wang officially in at Balenciaga, inquiring minds want to know if that means Kristen Stewart is out. The Balenciaga fragrance face might not jive with Wang’s ties to Liberty Ross, the model and wife of Rupert Sanders, with whom Stewart had a very public affair this summer, conspiracy theorists assert. There’s been no official comment from the French house—or Coty Prestige, which holds its fragrance license—but our bet is K-Stew will stay put, even without Nicolas Ghesquière, who brought her there in the first place. Fragrance contracts are binding, don’t ya know. [E!]

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K-Stew’s Sideshow Secret

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That Kristen Stewart loves to sweep her long, chestnut-colored locks over one shoulder is well-documented fact; a quick image search of the starlet will reveal a disproportionate number of appearances by the easy style. But red carpet cameos require a little extra coiffing security (the better to pose with rabid fans), which came via a hidden twist pinned behind Stewart’s ear courtesy of her trusted hairstylist Adir Abergel at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 world premiere last night in Los Angeles. Perfectly asymmetrical hair like that doesn’t just happen, it turns out. Thoughts on Stewart’s big night out sideshow act?

Photo: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

K-Stew Pairs Spring Balenciaga With A Fall Face

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That Kristen Stewart got to wear look one from what turns out will be Nicolas Ghesquière’s last—and one of his most beloved—collections for the house of Balenciaga to the On the Road premiere at the AFI Fest this weekend in L.A. is worthy enough of a mention (and a sincere amount of jealousy). But we’d also like to draw your attention to what was happening due north of her gold necklace, bustier top, and high-waisted slacks. K-Stew chose to pair her Spring Balenciaga ensemble with a very Fall, nouveau goth beauty look—wine-stained mouth, brown-shaded lids, porcelain skin, beefed-up brows, and all—which was equally envy-inducing. Thoughts on her season-swapping makeup move?

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Rihanna’s Nude Review; OPI’s 007 Tribute; And More…

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As the celebrity hair color wheel turns: Lady Gaga is now a brunette, and a raven-haired Rihanna is reminiscing about her short-lived life as a blonde in campaign images for her new fragrance Nude, which she leaked onto Instagram over the weekend. [MTV]

Breaking: Kristen Stewart will be doing a live video chat with Balenciaga Florabotanica fans on October 18 via the brand’s Facebook page, where she will be answering a series of pre-approved questions for 30 whole minutes. The key word here is pre-approved, gossipmongers, so keep it classy. [Grazia]

Since launching his new book Face to Face, Scott Barnes—the makeup man who gave J. Lo her glow—is all about doling out the free tips, like this one: “The best place to match your foundation with your skin color isn’t on your wrist or even your face—it’s on your neck, just below the chin, where the sun never shines.” [Health]

There is no mega-blockbuster that OPI won’t mine for nail polish inspiration. Its latest muse? The new Bond movie. [EW]

Wrinkle reducer, sweat inhibitor, migraine reliever: A quick Botox injection can soothe a world of ills, including hay fever, if new trials in Melbourne, Australia, go well. Researchers down under are currently conducting tests on a Botox gel that could relieve seasonal allergies for up to three months. [The Australian]

Kristen Stewart: In The Front Row, And On Fragrance

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On any given day, a front-row Salma Hayek sighting is something to write home about. But not when Kristen Stewart is seated across the catwalk. In the wake of a scandal that has dominated the pages of gossip rags over the past few months, the actress was in Paris this morning, paparazzi be damned, to support Nicolas Ghesquière’s Spring Balenciaga collection. Stewart, who took in the show wearing a pale yellow motorcycle jacket and printed jeans, refers to Ghesquière as a “kindred spirit,” which is likely what has made the duo’s recent collaboration on Balenciaga’s Florabotanica fragrance such a compelling one. Inspired by the surrealist floral prints that colored his Fall 2011 collection, Ghesquière had duality on the brain when conceiving the brand’s new beauty offering, specifically the darker side of conventionally pretty blooms that are readily considered harmless. “Flowers can be carnivorous or venomous—contain poisons,” he points out, and it is that “mystery” that he was hoping to bottle.

If the elaborate fairy tale woven around the vetiver, amber, carnation, mint, and “experimental rose” flacon is to be believed, the floral essences used here were distilled from petalled plants that shot up from torn paper shards containing a reclusive designer’s sketches, which were embedded into hostile ground only to be found by a girl who had “the inspiration of a muse.” In the real-life version of the parable, of course, the designer (Ghesquière) met the muse (Stewart) on a shoot after the then 12-year-old starred in David Fincher’s Panic Room. “I had not forgotten her,” Ghesquière has said of Stewart, who boasts a beauty that is “pure and uncontrollable,” in his estimation—or in other words, very Balenciaga. Here, fresh off a press tour for her new movie On the Road and only a month away from the media frenzy that will be the conclusion of the Twilight saga, Stewart met up with Style.com to talk fragrance, front-row intimidation, and why Ghesquière’s Spring lineup may be her most favorite yet.


Up until now, Balenciaga’s only fragrance face has been Charlotte Gainsbourg. What’s it like to be in that kind of company?
I wish I could choose a better word, but I think she’s stunning. I sat next to her at the show [last season]—which was the first experience I had at Balenciaga—and I was so ridiculously intimidated by her! I didn’t even say hi. I was just kind of muted by her. It’s an odd relationship that us actors are allowed to have with fashion. For me it started at an extraordinarily young age. I met Nicolas [Ghesquière] when I was 12 [on] this little project that felt very similar to a photo shoot. A rack of clothes comes in and you can just pick out what’s from that company. [Balenciaga] was the first fashion brand I recognized.

Were you drawn to the clothes then?
I’ve never done anything tactfully. I just wanted to be around Nicolas. It’s like movies. You find kindred spirits. You say, “We need to make something together.” My creative vision is not clothes but…I want to be around that.

Nicolas has said that your “rebellious femininity” is what made you a good fit for Florabotanica. That characteristic seems to have followed you around a lot recently, especially in your work. Do you think it’s a pretty true character assessment?
Especially recently right now—maybe this is my age—you either have the boldness of heart or lack of fear that might differ from other people or you don’t. A true rebel, someone who is genuinely, authentically rebellious, has no idea that they’re doing it. It’s just natural. If you’re aware of it than you’re a contrived, fake person. Having Snow White [and the Huntsman] and On the Road—even Balenciaga—everyone is saying, “You’re taking on these strong roles,” and everyone is asking if I’m trying to convey these strong female roles. And objectively, yes, I am. But there’s also a void there right now and people want to fill it.

You’ve been wearing a lot of Balenciaga since joining the house officially. Have you had any favorite fashion moments with the line?
[Nicolas] made my Cannes dress. And I went to the Met ball with him. And we sat down together and I watched him draw this…thing. I think he would say that I had something to do with it, but that’s bullshit. I just sat there. I do love those graphic sweatshirts [from Fall 2012]. And the sheer long dresses—and the shoes! I love all of the shoes so much. I must say, I’ve seen the new [Spring] collection—and it’ so unbelievably cool. You need to know yourself pretty well to wear it, or it wears you. It makes total sense that it’s happening now, though. I don’t want this to sound arrogant, but it was made for me.

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