38 posts tagged "Scarlett Johansson"
Never mind those slightly unsettling pictures of the former governor of Alaska looking rail-thin—and sporting some…interesting highlights and frosted lipstick—that surfaced online yesterday. Sarah Palin is just fine, she says—and in the process of writing a health and fitness book. [People]
The beauty press can’t get enough of Brad Pitt as the debut of his first Chanel No. 5 ad grows near. Pitt’s latest blog fodder? Dreadlocks. The blond heartthrob gets all twisted up for the latest issue of Interview magazine. [Grazia]
Speaking of blonde heartthrobs, Scarlett Johansson and her flaxen locks experiment with a sixties-era set in the trailer for next month’s Hitchcock.[Just Jared]
Scarlett Johansson has made old Hollywood glamour her calling card. The petite actress with the hourglass frame is often spotted in wiggle dresses, peplums, classic coifs, and red lips, all of which—in addition to a pretty impressive on-screen résumé—have earned her a place in Tinseltown’s pantheon of greats. This position was secured yesterday when ScarJo received her very own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, followed by an appearance on Jay Leno, where she talked about her latest project, The Avengers. True to form, Johansson broke out two elegant updos and two different red lips for the events—a sheer, muted crimson for day, and a bold glossy cerise for night. To which we say, well played. Which look do you prefer?
“It’s nice, isn’t it?” Guido Palau said backstage at Valentino last month when we brought up Hollywood’s overwhelming response to the braid coronet he whipped up there for Spring. “It’s wearable hair,” he surmised of the easy style that struck again at last night’s Avengers premiere in London. The latest A-lister to fall victim to its charm? Scarlett Johansson, who paired her woven crown with an embroidered, peplum Prada dress and a bright red lip. Thoughts on the style’s latest red-carpet coup?
“I’m Not The Kind Of Person That Just Slops Around In Sweatpants”: Scarlett Johansson On Why Beauty Is A Daily Commitment
That Scarlett Johansson is a beauty icon is not up for debate. Her pinup curves, high cheekbones, and pouty lips have made her a huge star. There are those serious acting chops, too, of course, but we’re pretty sure it’s the former combination that caused Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce to recruit her as their house’s muse. In between movies like Iron Man 2 and He’s Just Not That Into You, Johansson has been moonlighting as the face of Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup since its launch two years ago. The job comes with its perks—makeup tips form Dolce & Gabbana creative consultant Pat McGrath, a permanent front-row seat at the designers’ runway collections in Milan—but that’s not why Johansson does it. Turns out the star of We Bought a Zoo, which hits theaters next week, is a total beauty junkie. Here, Johansson talks DIY face masks, why even trips to the grocery store necessitate concealer and some mascara, and her “me time” pampering rituals for the holidays and beyond.
As an accomplished actress, do you find the experience of starring in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup different from or similar to starring in a film?
I love the experiences that both create—I love the storytelling, and the fact that I can play a different role. I mean, for Dolce & Gabbana ,I am in essence playing myself but with the “Dolce & Gabbana woman” strongly in mind. I also love the challenge of conjuring the emotions of the ad. It’s all about the facial expressions—the eyes and the mouth—which tell the story. As an actress who is so used to having to learn lines, it’s no simple task! So when I began working with Stefano and Domenico on their campaigns, it was such a novelty. I remember my first shoot. It was strange getting used to the fact that it was just me up there, with no one else to bounce off at all. But it’s something you get used to and now I feel totally relaxed and at home.
Before the Dolce & Gabbana contract and the red carpet-caliber glam squads, were you always into beauty?
I think the first time I really became interested in makeup was watching my mother sit in front of her mirror doing her makeup. I was mesmerized by the way she applied the different products and the care with which she did so. It was enthralling to me how you could alter your appearance and enhance certain features and I think from then on I became fascinated.
And now you get to work with legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, who I’m sure has imparted a few words of wisdom…
Pat McGrath knows how much I adore red lipstick, so she showed me how to apply it to perfection. It’s all about taking your time and letting the bullet of lipstick guide you from one side of the lip to the other to create a really full and neat look—that tip has been so invaluable to me!
Scarlett Johansson is a seasoned screen star. So when faced with the conundrum of appearing at two events in one night, she responds accordingly. How best to differentiate the strapless cocktail look she wore to last night’s taping of The Late Show With David Letterman and the more formal black Dolce & Gabbana red-carpet dress she sported to the New York premiere of We Bought a Zoo only hours later? Easy: Keep the same rolled quiff intact and switch up your lip colors. Johansson opted for a glossy fuchsia for her talk show interview and went nude for the film screening, which she paired with a black smoky eye. Like, we said: old pro. Which look do you like better?