5 posts tagged "Meryl Streep"
Frédéric Malle isn’t much for celebrity fragrance. The perfume purveyor is much more interested in characters with “strong aesthetics,” like Dries Van Noten, with whom he has created a new signature scent that will be the first offering from his forthcoming collection range. Meryl Streep, he contends, does have a “Hermès quality about her. She’s a beautiful woman and a solid actress,” but the frequent Oscar winner isn’t fragrance material. “She doesn’t smell,” says Malle. “She’s Mrs. Thatcher one day and Julia Child the next. Meryl Streep can be anything. But basically we don’t know anything about her as a person.” [NYT]
Avon, it appears, is also looking for characters with strong aesthetics—or make that athletics. The brand has tapped L.A. Clippers guard, Chris Paul, to be the new face of its Untouchable men’s scent. [ESPN]
Nicole by OPI’s latest collaborative collection has nothing to do with movies or celebrities and everything to do with cereal. Yes, cereal. The lacquer line is creating three custom colors for Special K, which will debut next month. [OPI]
The latest trend in nails—other than breakfast-food-inspired varieties? Feather-finish polishes, according to London’s Nails Inc, which has tapped Brit It girl Poppy Delevingne to be the face of its newest adventure in texture. [Daily Mail]
As we count down to the Golden Globes—a ceremony that, in all of its booze-fueled glory, kick-starts awards season—many have begun to formulate their own predictions for who will occupy the winner’s circle in both the acting and the just as highly contested style categories. Before we look forward, however, we thought it would be far more informative to peer back at a dozen of this year’s female nominees to decide which of their former Golden Globes cameos is the most memorable. And so, without further ado, allow us to present the Golden Globes Beauty Hall of Fame, which will be welcoming a new class this Sunday. Click here for a slideshow.
Spotted: Meryl Streep’s personal assistant in Saks Fifth Avenue, buying up items from the Canyon Ranch Your Transformation skincare collection. In her selects at checkout were the new Vitality Cleansing Cream, Protect UVA/UVB SPF 30 Facial Moisturizer, and Restore Intensive Moisture, all of which will likely be on hand as Streep preps her skin (and acceptance speech) for the Oscars on Sunday. Tune in next week for her full beauty look—if, that is, she makes the cut in the red-carpet roundup we’re planning post-show.
As we reported yesterday, the Oscar nominations are out and five of Hollywood’s leading ladies will vie for the honor of Best Actress in a Leading Role. While Angelina Jolie’s star power and Meryl Streep’s tremendous talent will make them hard to beat on February 22—sorry, Melissa Leo, this just isn’t your year—our money is on either Kate Winslet or Anne Hathaway. Why, you ask? Beauty logic. Based on a pattern we’ve noticed over the past six years, possessing the look, moxie, and general appeal to pull in a fat fragrance contract goes hand in hand with winning on Hollywood’s biggest night, and Winslet and Hathaway already front campaigns for Lancôme’s Trésor and Magnifique, respectively. Below we’ve sniffed out the scent of success, which, barring a few exceptions (Helen Mirren in 2006, due to what we can only assume was ageism; and Marion Cotillard in 2007, who was promptly swooped up by the fashion establishment before she could be lured by the power of perfume), typically begins with Oscar gold.
Nicole Kidman: Best Actress, 2002
After garnering a win for her portrayal of novelist Virginia Woolf in The Hours, Kidman ditched the prosthetic nose and mousy middle part for paparazzi flashbulbs and high glamour, starring in Baz Luhrmann’s cinemercial for Chanel No. 5 two years later.
Charlize Theron: Best Actress, 2003
Almost unrecognizable as Aileen Wuornos, the prostitute turned serial killer who is the subject of Monster, Theron got her blond and her body back to front the campaign for the relaunch of Dior’s J’Adore fragrance in 2004 (and a subsequent, sultry commercial in 2007).
Hilary Swank: Best Actress, 2004
To portray a female boxer in Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed Million Dollar Baby, Swank put on 19 pounds of muscle weight after training six days a week and eating 210 grams of protein a day. Two years later, she was slim, svelte, and posing nude for Guerlain’s Insolence ad campaign.
Reese Witherspoon: Best Actress, 2005
As June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, Reese Witherspoon channeled her country roots to properly immortalize the Virginia-born singer-songwriter. But when it came time to star in Avon’s U Ungaro for Women ad last fall, it was all about Parisian cityscapes and a late-night rendezvous.
In what’s perhaps one of L’Oréal’s lesser-known traditions, the French company likes to honor Hollywood’s most talented women during awards season with mirrored compacts embedded with gemstones. This year being no exception, a citrine and green quartz case set in 18K yellow gold with diamond details will grace the goody bags of the ten actresses nominated in the Drama and Musical/Comedy categories at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Named, “Harmony,” the bejeweled box designed by Carelle, is intended to evoke a calming, balanced aura derived from the optimism, positive energy, and enhanced creativity associated with citrine stones. We’d call it a legitimate reason to utter, “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” Following the show, from January 11 through January 18, one limited-edition compact, valued at $1,850, will be auctioned on eBay. The starting bid is $500 and all proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Think of a winning bid like a charitable donation—and an opportunity to check your makeup in the exceedingly good company of Angelina and Meryl from now on.