6 posts tagged "Rimmel London"
A rock star and a model walk into a bar…and in this case, the bar is Studio 54 and the punch line is super Georgia May Jagger. She followed in her mother’s [Jerry Hall] footsteps, but has certainly hit her own stride—walking Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, and Isabel Marant, among others, for Spring 2014. Jagger also acts as the face of Rimmel London, the cosmetics brand that is as synonymous with the U.K. city as Big Ben. However, she says she often finds makeup inspiration during her travels, like a recent trip to India with her dad [Mick]. “All the women have such beautiful eyeliner, and it gets you inspired to try something different,” she said. And with one of Jagger’s two beauty rules being “Don’t be afraid to mix it up” (the second is to keep your skin “reasonably fresh”), we look forward to seeing her add some Bollywood flair to her London look.
Read this month’s Beauty Essentials to get all of Jagger’s tips and tricks.
It appears that Georgia May Jagger took a page out of her legendary mother’s (Jerry Hall) beauty book for Rimmel London’s 180 Years of Cool party, channeling Hall’s Studio 54 days with over-the-top eye shadow and bold, brushed-out curls. The model’s silver dress—encrusted with platinum beads and sequins—was reminiscent of the disco ball under which her mum and Mick likely danced in the seventies, when their torrid love affair began. And while the catwalker grew up in the U.K., she pays homage to Hall’s roots with last night’s look: Everything is bigger in Texas.
Backstage at Victoria Beckham this morning, the designer ordered up what’s become something of a signature helping of simple, modern, and sophisticated beauty. Guido Palau’s loose ponytails were slung low, left wispy, and treated to a high-shine texture, accordingly, while Diane Kendal kept makeup on the natural side, tinting lids with MAC Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut and contouring the face with its Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. As for the nails, they were groomed and unassuming—pretty self-explanatory, or so we thought. “I’m using a Nail White Pencil,” Marian Newman explained of the stick she was implementing to clean under the edges of models’ fingertips, lightening the nail in the process. “It looks like eye liner, but it’s thicker,” she continued of the new-to-us tool from Rimmel London that boosts the healthy appearance of nails without trying too hard. Slicked with a top coat of MAC Overlacquer and buffed for a glossy effect, it made for an impressively clean, perfect-looking manicure. You learn something new every day in the backstage trenches.
Despite the enviable genes that destined her for runway superstardom, Georgia May Jagger—the youngest daughter of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger—didn’t start modeling until the ripe old age of 17. It didn’t take her long to transcend the ranks of the rag trade, though: Her first year in, Jagger nabbed spreads in British, French, Italian, and RussianVogue, not to mention a slew of campaigns (for Hudson Jeans, Rimmel London, and Paris’ Polo de Deauville), as well as the Model of the Year award from the British Fashion Council. A little turn on Karl Lagerfeld’s 2011 Chanel Resort runway in St. Tropez followed, as did a starring role as the face of the collection’s lookbook. “Miss Jagger is the modern girl. She is the girl of today,” Lagerfeld told British Vogue at the time. A full year later, and it would appear as though Jagger is the girl of tomorrow, too. A fulltime student, the 19-year-old has found time to strike a pose for the September issues of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, Pop, Vogue Italia and Brazilian Vogue, for which she graces the cover. “I’m either in school or I’m working, so I don’t have a ton of time to do stuff,” Jagger says of maintaining any kind of regular primping rituals. But the lippy blonde who loves Vivienne Westood and Isabel Marant—”Pretty much 50 percent of every collection she does, I want,” she says of Marant—does have a few local beauty breaks she can’t live without. Here, just in time for LFW, the down-to-earth sociology and photography major shares her favorite destinations in Londontown—and this thoughtful beauty tip: “Be confident as yourself and do what works for you, not what works for other people.”
The Makeup Bag Must-Haves: Practice What You Preach
“I always have mascara with me. Rimmel’s new ScandalEyes Mascara is my favorite, because it’s got a massive brush, which means you can just put it on really quickly. I also can’t be without lip gloss or lipstick. I like the Rimmel Vinyl Max Lip Gloss in Breathless, because it’s quite nude-y.”
Available at www.rimmellondon.com.
The All-Natural Multi-Tasker: Egyptian Magic
“My mom is always saying things like, ‘Your body is a temple.’ She’s really on it like that, so I know about natural stuff. I like things like Egyptian Magic. It’s an organic Vaseline, which is quite nice. I use it as a lip balm.”
The Hair Heroes: Jo Hansford
“Once you start modeling and people start messing around with your hair so much, you kind of need to have someone who just knows what to do. I’ve had a few ups and down with my hair, as everyone has, and I kept going to places that I heard were good. But I don’t think you should pick your hairdresser on their status. I love Jo Hansford for color and cuts, even though my new year’s resolution was to not cut my hair.”
19 Mount Street London W1K 2RN, UK, +44 020 7495 7774; www.johansford.com.
Kate Moss was flying high last night—quite literally. The supermodel and Rimmel brand ambassador was hovering over London’s Battersea Power Station in a black helicopter, which touched down around 10 p.m. at a 500-plus person bash in her honor. “Choosing Kate was our first big decision,” Coty Inc. CEO Bernd Beetz said of picking Moss as the face of Rimmel London ten years ago when he and its senior vice president of global marketing, Steve Mormoris, started at the brand. “I think it was a good one,” he continued.
We’d have to agree. For the past decade, Moss has fronted everything from eye shadows and foundation to Rimmel’s revolutionary comb mascara (a cosmetics world first), getting snapped by everyone from Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, and Rankin along the way. “She really incarnates the London look,” Mormoris said, which, according to Moss, is an eclectic one. “Anything goes in London,” she said. “You can be who you want to be.”
The catwalker has just created a 15-piece lipstick collection for Rimmel, five of which will land stateside in January and all of which were being sampled by partygoers like Erin O’Connor, Moss’ fellow Rimmel ambassadors Georgia Jagger and Solange Knowles, and Brit It girls Poppy and Cara Delevingne as the Noisettes performed a live set. “They’re amazing—she did them herself,” Moss’ longtime makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury said proudly of her client and friend’s effort. The pout perfectors are numbered from 01 to 15 and Tilbury slicked 01, a true cherry, onto Moss’ mouth for the festivities. “It’s an iconic product that gives you instant glamour,” Tilbury says of lipstick. And she would know; the flame-haired face painter was responsible for that lush chocolate lip at Donna Karan earlier in the week will be flexing her makeup muscle backstage at Tom Ford’s first full-scale show at LFW. Other things to get excited about as the fash pack relocates across the pond: Irina Lazareanu’s return to the runway. The musician-turned-model skipped New York this season as she was in the studio, but she’ll be working the catwalk at Burberry and Vivienne Westwood. “I’m singing on the 20th for Olivier Theyskens’ Theory party, too,” she said. It’s the same day her new single drops, she told Style.com. Check it out on iTunes.