19 posts tagged "Naomi Campbell"
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]
This week saw the premiere of Megan Fox’s new commercial for Armani Beauty and now Taylor Momsen’s video short for John Galliano’s new fragrance is making the rounds. Yes, the raccoon eyes and over-the-knee leather boots are still present, but the angst-y teen star’s complexion seems to have an uncharacteristic, dare we say, natural glow. If you look closely, she even cracks a few smiles for the camera. [E!]
No matter what fragrance you’re gifting this weekend, it’s a sure bet that it contains bergamot oil, an orange-tinged scent that “puts power into top notes.” Here, a brief look at the fruit essence’s origins and its concentrated cultivation in Calabria, Italy. [The Economist]
To help further spread Spring’s strong seventies message, Halston is launching amber-centric eaux for men and women, dipping its signature Elsa Peretti-designed bottles in gold for a mix of disco and decadence. [StyleList]
Have no fear, turkey-neck sufferers; Ulthera is here. Neck lifts and other invasive, age-defying treatments are getting some competition from new ultrasound technology designed to tighten and smooth loose skin. [NYT]
butter LONDON Creative Director Nonie Creme has tons of pull with Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham—both of whom she works with during fashion week. But there’s one person with whom the nail guru cannot make peace with polish: Naomi Campbell. “I had a hilarious time at a Julian Macdonald show wrestling with [Naomi] over her long acrylic nails, and whether they should be short and red like the designer had requested. The answer ended up being ‘No!” Creme reveals in a recent interview. Why are we not surprised? [Vogue Australia]
Leighton Meester is gaining ground in the beauty spokesperson game. With an Herbal Essences contract already under her belt, the Gossip Girl star has just signed on as the face of Vera Wang’s forthcoming fragrance. Taylor Swift, watch out. [WWD]
Olay is also looking to woo the twentysomething set with a new round of TV ads to air during the CMAs next week, starring the company’s new face, Carrie Underwood. [WWD]
One celebrity who may not be getting a beauty deal anytime soon is Naomi Campbell. Her former agent is claiming that the supermodel lied under oath about backing out of a previous perfume deal before stiffing said agent on commissions. Three words: bad for business. [The Cut via NYP]
Lovers of fine fragrance, rejoice: Frédéric Malle has a new eau coming out next month that the famed perfumer himself has called his “best ever.” [T]
There’s another new beauty reality show in the works: Mistress Makeover doles out boob jobs and the like to the women implicated in B-list celebrities’ salacious affairs (yes, two of the show’s “stars” allegedly have ties to Tiger Woods). Gross. [BlackBook]
The BBC has been accused of ageism. Well, that’s what you get when you recommend that your TV presenters get Botox to stay one step ahead of HD cameras. [Daily Mail]
Leave it to Gwyneth Paltrow to bring the controversial vitamin D debate to public attention. After being diagnosed with low bone density, the actress now subscribes to the idea that concentrated sun exposure in moderation can actually be a good thing for boosting vitamin D levels. Using her widely popular Guinness-drinking-during-pregnancy technique as precedent, we’re guessing that her go-ahead to sun worship will spread like wildfire. [Independent]
You don’t have to go out into the sun to partake in “hair tanning,” a new salon craze that mimics the function of a gradual self-tanner for your hair. The idea is to achieve that perfect shade of light brown with baby-fine highlights, à la Gisele, using a two-step system that includes a primer to boost radiance and a developer to take hair one shade lighter. The best part? No wrinkles—and it’s tan-tax free, for now. [Grazia]
…Which should please her Russian tycoon boyfriend. According to a new study, there’s only a seven-minute gap between men and women when it comes to time spent on primping. Less hair means less time in the bathroom. [StyleList]