3 posts tagged "Lou Doillon"
We recently reported that Barneys tapped Lou Doillon (and several iterations of her, including a Dolce & Gabbana-clad marionette created by Shona Heath and an illustration by Jo Ratcliffe) for its latest ad campaign shot by Inez & Vinoodh. Now the department store is celebrating the artistic collaboration in its windows—displaying the Doillon mannequin featured in the video for the duration of New York fashion week. We caught up with Jeanine Lobell, the makeup artist responsible for the look on both the live French singer-actress-model and her puppet counterpart.
“We all liked the idea of [capitalizing on] the slight darkness around Lou’s eyes,” said the face painter, referring to this feature as “nature’s eye shadow.” (The rest of us just call these rings dark circles.) For the doll-like look, she applied false eyelashes along the bottom lash line and painted them with Chanel Inimitable Mascara using a small fan brush. To exaggerate the eyes even further, a nude pencil was slicked on the water line and black NARS gel liner was dotted between the lashes. Lobell used a larger strip of falsies on the marionette to make them visible to people on the sidewalk. And while Lou’s lips were dabbed with Armani Lip Maestro in 501 (a velvety stain in a warm rose hue), the faux Frenchie dons pink satin fabric on her pout. Pass by between shows this week and “hang” out with Doillon’s done-up alter ego.
Jane Birkin’s offspring are taking over the fragrance industry. As previously reported, Charlotte Gainsbourg is fronting the new Balenciaga perfume. Now, Lou Doillon has allied herself with Juliet Has a Gun creator Romano Ricci for his latest olfactory offering, Calamity J. Branded as “a masculine-inspired fragrance exclusively dedicated to women,” the amber and iris eau officially launches tomorrow on beautyhabit.com, but here’s a preview of the ad images. Ricci met Doillon at a party, where all great collaborative ideas are hatched, and was actually drawn to the model/actress because of her smell. “She was wearing my perfume, Lady Vengeance,” he recalls. The connection between the two didn’t end there. Doillon happened to be studying the story of Calamity Jane for a theater project and was fully enthralled with the defiant heroine of the old West, who had also recently enraptured Ricci. “I liked that she wasn’t afraid to break codes,” he said of the frontierswoman. It was with her adventurous spirit in mind that he embarked on the fourth installment of his scent collection. A lady who wore chaps, cussed, spit tobacco, and frequently bested all of the men around her with an admirable sharp-shooting ability sounds like a very sexy fragrance muse to us. But pictures of a tough-chic Doillon don’t hurt either.
Lee Cooper, the legendary jeanswear company that opened its doors a century ago, announced this week that it will enter the beauty world with a signature scent slated to debut in 2010. You might know the brand best for the collaborative line it launched last spring with model/singer Lou Doillon, who is reportedly on a three-year contract with the denim retailer. She would seem to be a natural choice to front a prospective women’s fragrance campaign. With our fingers already crossed that Charlotte Gainsbourg will be the face of the upcoming Balenciaga fragrance, there’s a chance the spawn of Jane Birkin will be taking over the fragrance industry in the very near future. Celebutantes beware.