August 31 2014

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4 posts tagged "Petra Nemcova"

Julianne Moore Speaks Out On Aging Gracefully; Butter London X Goop; And More…


Julianne Moore was only just named the new face of L’Oreal’s antiaging Cellular Renaissance line, and she’s already doling out the beauty wisdom. “I think it’s a privilege to age,” says the 51-year-old flame-haired actress. “Often as adult women, you hear people say that they wish they were younger—to which I say, enjoy where you are. Because by wishing that you are younger, you really only end up missing the year in which you’re living. So enjoy that year and every year that you have as long as you’re able.” [WWD]

Butter London has teamed up with Goop to offer a limited-edition three-pack of custom-blended polishes to loyal readers of Gwyneth Paltrow’s ever-growing lifestyle website. Get while the getting’s good. [Goop]

Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday fragrance has finally arrived—as has its elaborate commercial, which features a black-clad Minaj laying on a bed of black roses, which turn a shade of bright fuchsia after she pricks her finger on a thorn and bleeds bubblegum pink all over the set. Oh, she also puts in a pair of hot pink contact lenses at the end, you know, to hammer home the point. [MTV]

Clinique has partnered with model Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund and will start raising funds for the foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools in disaster-stricken areas through profits earned from its Happy Heart women’s fragrance and a series of limited-edition “Make Someone Happy” T-shirts. [WWD]

Photo: Ben Hider/WireImage

EXCLUSIVE: Josie Maran And Her Model Citizens Brigade


Josie Maran is pretty much the poster child for the kind of eco-entrepreneurism that has beset the beauty industry for the past ten years. A former face of Maybelline and Guess, Maran discovered the multitasking miracle that is argan oil while traveling for shoots and went on to make it the core of her green-leaning, eponymous beauty brand. “I love argan oil because it is an all-around wonder ingredient and multitasking product,” the northern California native says—which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with her line. Maran has managed to put the nourishing, amber elixir into everything from eye shadows and lip stains to shimmer sticks and blush. But her latest quest is to use the prized ingredient to make the world a better place.

Next Tuesday, in honor of Earth Month, Maran will launch her Model Citizen campaign with a public appearance at Sephora on Fifth Avenue from 6 to 7 p.m.—an initiative for which she has enlisted a few of her fellow leggy do-gooders to help create positive change through beauty. Petra Nemcova and Angela Lindvall will be on hand with Maran at the event to present three limited-edition bottles of her classic 100 percent Argan Oil, which the women have adorned with their own handmade designs. Each label reflects the personal relationship that each model has with a specific charity: Maran regularly works with Women for Women International, a nonprofit that generates support for female survivors of war to help provide them with the tools to become self-sufficient; Lindvall, the founder of the Collage Foundation, which aims to stimulate environmental awareness, has dedicated her bottle to Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals by getting the word out about unnecessary toxic risks to children’s health; and Nemcova will be supporting her Happy Hearts Fund (HHF), the campaign she set up in 2005 after surviving the tsunami in Thailand, which is dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters. But it all sounds a lot better when Maran talks about her friends, their causes, and “the little bottle that could” in this exclusive video. Click above to watch and read on to find out about the models’ artistic inspiration.

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Orange Crush


Bold lipstick isn’t a big story these days, but orange lipstick still has the power to shock. We’ve talked about it before on this blog, when shades of carrot, coral, and melon turned up at the Fall 2009 shows, and again recently, when designers like Victoria Bartlett, Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, and Marc Jacobs issued a mandarin mandate at their Spring 2011 shows. But it’s a tricky shade to wear. You need to match the hue to your specific complexion. (Trust us, we recently learned the hard way that neon orange does not mix well with olive undertones.) Model Petra Nemcova, for her part, went with a true, super-saturated pumpkin shade at last night’s Sixth Annual Focus for Change Benefit in New York. It was plenty striking, but also slightly overpowering, paired with her creamy ivory skin and dark cobalt dress. If you want to conduct your own experiment, we recommend investing in Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren, which its global artistic director, Gucci Westman, whipped out backstage at Ohne Titel, or Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Day Lily, makeup artist Dick Page’s go-to color at Marc by Marc Jacobs. As for our own personal tangerine dreams, they were realized last month when we discovered MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good to Go. It’s a lovely, vibrant alternative to plain old red that happens to be surprisingly versatile.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / at Marc by Marc Jacobs; Gary Gershoff /WireImage; Monica Feudi / at Ohne Titel; Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

In The Cut: A Bevy Of Bangs


While the celebrity bob craze has died down—transitioning into lobs and, er, crobs, a neologism we just came up with to describe the cropped bobs, or shorter boy cuts, currently being enjoyed by Victoria Beckham and Rihanna—bangs are experiencing something of a revival. A host of A- (and B- and C-) listers are accessorizing their foreheads as of late, giving us the perfect opportunity to showcase the variety of lengths and styles on offer. To help you determine whether or not you can actually pull off these fringe benefits, we’ve enlisted Clint Wilson, creative director for Sassoon’s uptown New York City salon.

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