August 21 2014

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30 posts tagged "Natalie Portman"

Natalie Portman’s Blonde Ambition


Last night’s Emmy Awards were slated to be a big beauty bonanza as the fashion darlings of television—from Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and Mad Men‘s January Jones to Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke—descended upon L.A. for a night of red-carpet walking and statuette cradling. The E! network even set up a “mani cam” to carefully inspect starlets’ individual polish preferences. But something happened on Saturday night that upstaged even the best beauty moments from the annual event: Natalie Portman went blonde. “I did it just a couple of days ago,” the Black Swan star told The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of her husband Benjamin Millepied’s new L.A. Dance Project at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The color change is apparently for a role, although Portman was staying mum on any more details. There was one thing she happily shared, though, shouting out celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham, who is responsible for the drastic dye job. Portman apparently visited Cunningham, who also notably turned Emma Stone a shade of honey gold, at Salon Benjamin in West Hollywood while her new salon, Meche, is under construction. Thoughts on Portman’s lighter look?

Photo: (Alex J. Berliner/ABImages) via AP Images

Rave-Inspired Beauty Lives On At Madrid Fashion Week; Hunger Games Hair, Take Two; And More…


First grunge, then goth, and now rave—that other nineties subculture that has remained largely unmined by the fashion set of late—has turned up on the runway at Madrid fashion week replete with extra long, art-inspired talons. [Getty Images]

The former stomping ground of Natalia Vodianova, Calvin Klein’s coveted Euphoria campaign will be fronted by Lara Stone beginning in October. [Daily Mail]

Blake Lively’s provocative commercial for Gucci Premiere isn’t the only big-budget ad visual making the rounds today. In Natalie Portman’s latest campaign for Miss Dior, the actress wears a black cat-eye and suggestively stares into the camera while Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s “Je t’aime…moi non plus” plays in the background. [NYDN]

According to Hunger Games head stylist Linda Flowers’ Twitter account, there will be plenty more colored wigs and general hair confections in the Capitol when the film’s sequel comes out next fall. [Examiner]

Ten Brooklyn-based beauty brands grow in Paris: The City of Light’s hip haven, Colette, will host ten BK-born beauty brands at its Rue Saint-Honoré digs through October, including lines like MCMC, D.S. & Durga, and Sprout Skincare. [WWD]

Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

Alexander Skarsgard And Lara Stone Get Animated For Calvin; The Legs Have It; And More…


GIF culture is at high right now, as frequent readers of #whatshouldwecallme and #realtalk with your editor are well aware. Even W magazine animated a few of the Fall looks in its September issue. Now Calvin Klein is getting in on the game, posting a few GIFs of Alexander Skarsgard and Lara Stone as part of its new Encounter men’s fragrance digital launch platform. Caption these, if you dare. [Grazia]

Natalie Portman takes it all off in her latest ad for Dior Beauty—except, of course, for her Rouge Dior Nude Lipstick. [Wetpaint]

From plastic surgery and topical creams to supplements and specialty makeup, there are an increasing number of ways to tone and sculpt women’s latest physical obsession: legs. [NYT]

It should come as no surprise that a bevy of Revlon products litter brand ambassador Halle Berry’s vanity. But the Monster’s Ball star also has a soft spot for skincare, including creams and salves from Kinara and DDF. [Vanity Fair]

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

A Lancôme Star Is Born; MAC’s Comic Relief; And More…


Lancôme’s latest must-have mascara launches in September but starting today, Sephora is offering a 72-hour preview of its Hypnôse Star, inspired by brand face Daria Werbowy…and Betty Boop. [Sephora]

MAC has become synonymous with behemoth collaborations. From Hello, Kitty and Wonder Woman to partnerships with Beth Ditto, Daphne Guinnes, and Ruffian, there’s nothing the makeup brand can’t turn into covetable, limited-edition cosmetics. Its latest trick? Archie. The comic strip’s Betty and Veronica characters will get their own color ranges early next year. [WWD]

Never mind that successful Olympics bid. Americans have a whole new reason to be envious of London: At the end of this month, its Covent Garden neighborhood will be home to a two-floor Chanel makeup and fragrance pop-up shop. Jeal-lous. [Evening Standard]

When Taylor Swift first blew out her signature ringlets, the blogosphere was all a-gasp. But seeing the country phenom with straight hair is now something of a regular occurrence. “I decide based on what I’m doing on any given day,” Swift says of whether or not to go curly. “Lately, I’ve been doing my hair in a way that’s sort of a combination of the two, smooth on top with a loose curl at the bottom,” she explains, pointing out that her go-to hairstyle at the moment is “a ponytail with some kind of headband or scarf.” [Refinery 29]

Spotted: Natalie Portman at the Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris, where the Oscar-winning actress was reportedly shooting a new ad campaign for Miss Dior Cherie, which included a gigantic headdress made from real roses. Color us excited to see that one. [Catwalk Queen]

Photo: courtesy of Lancome

Natalie’s Motherhood Makeup Tips; Madonna Talks Making Perfume For The Masses; And More…


Natalie Portman is fresh off a Parisian press junket, where she was logging some hours as a Dior ambassador. The actress was on hand to talk upcoming film projects, her new desire to “dress like a lady,” and how motherhood has changed her approach to beauty. “I think I’m much more aware of using clean products, you know, paraben-free and all of that, to make sure that everything I have around my child is OK to be eaten, basically, because that happens.” Could green-leaning Dior skincare be on the horizon? [WWD]

Madonna turned up at Macy’s in Herald Square last night to launch her new fragrance, Truth or Dare, to the masses. While this is Madge’s first scent, she’s been working on its formula for over 15 years. “It’s the mass-producing part that always gets tricky, because for some reason the fragrances that I like tend to be really expensive,” the singer said. “One time I created a smell and I was told the amber, it was like a million dollars to ship from India or something. And then they tried to make [a] synthetic [version]. This happens a lot and it never smells as good as you want it to smell. Finally I got a smell I like that I can mass-produce. ” [CBS News]

After stunning guests at this year’s New Yorkers for Children gala on Tuesday night, Crystal Renn is finally speaking out about the reason behind her dramatic platinum blonde makeover. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to show up as a different canvas at a shoot. It’s a very extreme look but very beautiful. Though it’s nothing conventional. I’m not trying to conform…I look up to someone like Tilda Swinton. She’s the fashion icon. She experiments and that keeps life fun.” [People]

The inspiration behind Selena Gomez’ forthcoming fragrance? Mary-Kate and Ashley, of course. “I’ve always wanted to [create my own fragrance] since [they] had their little body sprays…I loved those and was obsessed with them.” [Us]

Photo: Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic