22 posts tagged "Naomi Campbell"
Models and music videos have a long-standing symbiotic relationship. Almost as long as bands have been conjuring up visual accompaniments for their musical musings, they have been casting pretty faces to star in them—and by “star,” we mean gyrate around while looking desirable. Actresses have gotten in on the gig plenty of times, too, of course—who can forget Kim Basinger’s turn in Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” Gwyneth’s cameo in Melissa Etheridge’s “I Want to Come Over,” or Alicia Silverstone’s entire Aerosmith oeuvre? But this week, we’ve got models on the brain, thanks to George Michael’s latest release, “White Light,” in which he shares screen time with Kate Moss (and one very strong wind machine). This is not Moss’ first rodeo; the original waif has appeared in videos for Johnny Cash, the White Stripes, and Primal Scream—and her experience shows: Kate has the nonchalant, pouty sway down to an art, which we imagine is only slightly vexing to the members of Michael’s original model-filled video for his 1990 hit “Freedom.” That cinematic experience just so happens to top our greatest “models in music videos” hit list, which is just a click away.
As per a recent round of paparazzi shots of Beyoncé frolicking at the beach, it’s more than evident that People‘s most beautiful woman in the world has her pre-baby body back. So, how’d she do it? “I lost most of my weight from breast-feeding…[but] I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week. I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. I had to work my way up,” according to the new mother of one. [People]
After a year’s worth of hype, burlesque bombshell Dita Von Teese has finally debuted her first signature scent. At a launch event at Liberty of London yesterday, Von Teese explained that the perfume recalls femme fatale types dancing the night away at a Parisian nightclub. “I just love the idea of this beautiful heady night time when [fragrance] mingles with our body odeur and smoke and nightlife,” she said. [Mirror]
It’s been four years since Lanvin launched its Jeanne Lanvin fragrance for a younger demographic, and this month marks the scent’s emergence as a woman. Jeanne Lanvin Couture, a slightly more grown-up version of the beloved original, includes raspberry notes as well as hints of rose, violet leaves, and cedarwood. [WWD]
This just in: Naomi Campbell has been tapped as a judge for The Face, a new Oxygen Network-produced modeling competition series in which she will be one of three supermodels responsible for “molding, nurturing, and transforming contestants,” all of whom will be vying for a brand ambassador role with a nationally recognized company. Be afraid. [Grazia]
After letting the cat out of the bag via Twitter that she would in fact be making a Fall 2012 cameo, Karlie Kloss turned up on the Anthony Vaccarello runway yesterday. She’s not the only big-deal model to return to the catwalk this season, either. There was that collective, does-it-get-any-better-than-this Gisele, Shalom, and Carmen sighting at Alexander Wang in New York, and on Monday, Naomi Campbell closed Roberto Cavalli’s presentation. Another one of our all-time favorite girls who is using this season as an excuse to get back into the game is Lily Donaldson. “I’m happy to be back—it’s nice to see my friends,” she told us of her recent turns at Fendi, Pucci, Dolce, and Cavalli (Donaldson was shooting during the London and New York shows, although she did make time for Anna Sui earlier this month). While marveling at the mere sight of Donaldson backstage, we noticed that her skin is truly something to behold—even after seven days of constant wear and tear. ”I always take my makeup off,” the Brit beauty insists, listing the first step of her fairly low-key regimen that also includes Simple facial wipes to help ensure that her fair complexion stays blemish-free. ”Then there’s this Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum that’s really good—and I love Avene.” Donaldson joined Kloss at Anthony Vaccarello, her first stop in Paris, and she couldn’t be more excited to be here—if not for the excellent shows, then for the homegrown beauty bounty. “The French pharmacy is my heaven. I don’t really spend money except [there],” she divulges. ”All of my friends think I’m crazy!” When she’s in town, Donaldson stocks up on Avene’s Day Cream as well as its Cold Cream for winter. “I use [Bioderma's] Crealine, too, but everybody uses that. I also just found the most amazing lip balm. It’s on a stick and it smells kind of like almonds. It’s the best thing ever. It looks like it’s medicated but it’s not! I can’t remember the brand name but it’s short and stubby and I need to buy some more.” As soon as we wrestle the brand name away from her, we’ll be getting in on that purchasing tip, too.
Amid the usual backstage hustle and bustle today at Roberto Cavalli, there was a large, gray cubicle erected right in the middle of the hair and makeup area. “Naomi Campbell’s in there,” word came as models whizzed back and forth past a rather large security guard on patrol. Every once in a while, the door would open, revealing a glimpse of Campbell, Mr. Cavalli, and a few well-appointed pieces of animal-print furniture (obviously).
“She called me in the middle of the week to ask me what the hair was,” Guido Palau said of Campbell, who he has coiffed for the better part of 20 years. And the supermodel must have approved, as she got the same long, slightly texturized strands as everyone else. “She’s Naomi, so she’s going to be special, but she’s still got to feel part of the show,” the Redken creative consultant explained, giving the rest of the girls similar waist-grazing extensions that he middle-parted and spritzed with water and Redken Nature’s Rescue Radiant Sea Spray for a matte finish and a slight bend. “We’re trying to offset the glamor, not pump it up,” Palau pointed out, referencing the simply styled “extreme length” that he used to balance out Cavalli’s over-the-top collection.
Stealing a second with Pat McGrath before she slipped back into Campbell’s on-site suite, the makeup artist spoke of peacock- and insectlike irridesence—pops of shimmering blue, green, and gold pigment that she blended into a series of black smoky eyes rooted into a smudged application of CoverGirl’s LiquiLine Blast Eyeliner. “You need to tailor the look to each girl,” she explained of her technique—regular and supermodel alike.
Tomorrow, Nowness is launching a stop-motion video by Chanel global creative director Peter Philips that stars a series of robots he created using Chanel makeup compacts, palettes, and brushes. To tide us over until it goes live, they’ve treated us to an online vignette in which Philips talks about his beautiful life. [Nowness]
Proceedings are now being heard in the case that has Naomi Campbell facing breach of contract charges. As we previously reported, Campbell is being sued to the tune of $8 million by Moodform Mission, a cosmetics firm started by her former agent, for backing out of a fragrance deal. [WWD]
Speaking of fragrances, Halle Berry’s third—which is called, Reveal—hits shelves in February and Berry is already, um, revealing a few things about herself to help promote the mimosa flower, juicy peach, and woodsy musk eau: She prefers fruit to cupcakes; cardio to strength training; the iPad to more primitive forms of print; and shoes to bags. Fitting, then, that her next movie is titled Shoe Addicts Anonymous. [Allure]
We didn’t think it was possible, but celebrity-inspired nail polishes are beginning to trump star-studded fragrances. Next up in the who’s who of famously fronted varnishes? Kate Middleton. Butter London will release “No more Waity, Katie,” a mauve shade, in March. [People]