6 posts tagged "Kylie Minogue"
Before you even notice the title of Kylie Minogue’s new album (released on Tuesday), you notice her luscious red lips. And yesterday, at Colette in Paris, those lips were cause for quite the commotion when the Australian music artist made a special appearance to launch a lipstick she helped create for the sleek, Berlin-based beauty brand Uslu Airlines. Called “Kiss Me Once,” which also happens to be the name of her album, the deep red bullet came about last minute, according to co-creator Feride Uslu. “Kylie approached us, and I was really flattered because we’re niche,” admitted Uslu, who explained that they only met earlier this year. “All of our suppliers did us big favors, and it happened so fast because she is very loved out there.” It’s certainly a clever cross-promotion—one that simultaneously extends Minogue’s pucker-up message beyond the album and gives Uslu Airlines a pop boost. While the lipstick is the same formulation as the brand’s existing range, settling on the exact shade was not without some back-and-forth. (Uslu overnight-couriered a sample to Australia at one point.) Describing their first rendezvous as a “girly, casual, candy store meeting,” Uslu then presented Minogue with two red tones, and ultimately they opted for a blend of the two. “It’s not too blue, not too pink, not too orange.” Via an e-mail with Style.com, Minogue deemed it the “perfect Kiss Me Once red.”
Browse through images of the sexy star and you won’t find many that suggest a fondness for red lips—something she freely admits. “I have to be in the right mood. And finding that exact shade of red can be tricky.” Of course, now she has one that is uniquely hers. And in the Uslu Airlines tradition, the shorthand name, KMO, also matches an airport code; here’s betting the remote Alaskan city of Manokotak (population: 442) has never before been referenced in the fashion world. The limited-edition rouge à lèvres won’t be around for very long. Colette had already sold out of its supply (which retails for €28) by afternoon. It is still available online via Uslu Airlines and can be purchased as of next Thursday on Minogue’s site. Uslu also assured that the color, if popular enough, will not disappear and may be rolled into the main line. But the Kylie caché was undoubtedly what drew the fans to Colette. Jérémy Jollet-Rodenas and Eddie Milano were near the front of the line that snaked around the sidewalk prior to Minogue’s arrival. Both showed up before sunrise to receive their priority access tickets to the signing. Jollet-Rodenas insisted he will wear the lipstick. Milano prepared to hand Minogue a red rose. In the end, there was no French kissing—perhaps a bit too steamy, even for Paris—although the star did plant her lips on a number of Uslu Airlines promotional postcards and left a sweet “bisous” on the cheek of a young boy (his parents may never wash his face again). Uslu, meanwhile, revealed that she kept a napkin bearing Minogue’s lip print from their trials, offering it as a keepsake to business partner Jan Mihm. She couldn’t resist. “Kylie just has the most beautiful lips.”
The Cosmetics Executive Women’s annual Beauty Awards were doled out this weekend, making winners out of some shoe-ins (Marc Jacobs’ Lola, for one) and a few unlikely heroes, as well. The indie brand Living Proof took home not one but three awards. Interestingly, Estelle represented in an equally disproportionate number of categories, making a beauty deal for the British-born songstress seem imminent. [WWD]
Those raunchy Miss USA pictures drummed up a ton of press for Donald Trump’s Vegas extravaganza—and pageants in general, it would appear. With interest in the crown and sash renewed, Miss America is coming back to network TV, ABC specifically, after being relegated to TLC last year. Get ready for many cringe-worthy prime-time talent competitions to come. [Variety]
Kylie Minogue admits to dabbling in Botox in the past, but now the 41-year-old Aussie pop star is coming out against it and other age-defiers, vowing never again to change her looks with plastic surgery. This sounds like another Jane Fonda case in the making. [Daily Mail]
One thing Minogue isn’t swearing off is her celebrity fragrance franchise. Pink Sparkle, her latest olfactory creation, inspired by rosé bubbly, hits stores this summer. [Scented Salamander]
Kylie Minogue has been out and about in London this week, and the Aussie pop star has offered up yet another “put down your blow-dryer” endorsement (see our post about Marion Cotillard from last week). Curly again in 2010? Let us know your thoughts below.
To combat the tough economic times, Coty Inc. intends to “stick with what works,” according to Cosmetic News, which in this case means continuing to throw its weight behind celebrity fragrances. The company plans to roll out five star-backed scents this fall. On offer will be new installments of the Beckhams’ successful Signature men’s and women’s franchise, a second fragrance from Tim McGraw, and an olfactory debut from his wife, Faith Hill. The fifth new Coty launch, Kate Moss’ third fragrance, a fruity floriental called Vintage, will also roll out in September, although its global launch does not include the U.S., where Moss presumably doesn’t sell well at the mass level (she’s not exactly Wal-Mart material—which is a good thing). As for future collaborative efforts, Kylie Minogue has been encouraged to try her hand at men’s fragrances, which should be…interesting, to say the least. We’re legitimate fans of the original Britney perfume from Elizabeth Arden (it smells surprisingly good on the skin), so we definitely see the appeal of celebrity fragrances but wonder if perhaps it’s time to leave well enough alone? Thoughts on the trend and any personal favorites you’d like to call out?
Before last night’s Coty-DKMS gala, Kylie Minogue helped light the Empire State Building in honor of the sponsors’ Linked Against Leukemia partnership flaunting a very vivid red lip. This is the first time we’ve seen the Aussie pop star working the paparazzi circuit in a while, and also the first time we’ve expressed an anti-statement lips sentiment. We can’t tell if it’s the color/skin tone combo or the close-up of her peculiarly smooth skin that’s off-putting, but something’s not sitting right. Thoughts on the look?