13 posts tagged "Sienna Miller"
The sea of Givenchy dresses aside, last night’s Met gala was as much about beauty as it was about fashion—which shouldn’t be that much of a surprise; after all, punk’s lasting legacy has done just as much for the advancement of black eyeliner and hair color as it has for studs and safety pins. Miley’s spikes, Madonna’s black bob, and Diane von Furstenberg’s epic curls come to mind as some of the evening’s biggest beauty moments, although there was plenty more to talk about—or text about, as it were; we were engaged in a steady stream of phone commentary with no less than three style-savvy friends at once as the chaos and couture unfolded on the red carpet. Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite punk trends, reimagined for the red carpet—and in face-off form—because while the Met isn’t an awards show, per se, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition.
The Look: Peroxide Goes Platinum
The Contenders: Anne Hathaway vs. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie and her hairstylist, Luke Chamberlain, set out to make a color statement on the red carpet via Chamberlain’s silver-white, spray-in streaks, but the night’s mane event belonged to Anne Hathaway, who showed up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a brand-new, bright blonde dye job. “I decided to go for a look that [was] glam, edgy, and yet very youthful and fun,” celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer explained of the slicked up style she gave Hathaway’s crop, which was freshly bleached courtesy of Marie Robinson.
We won’t pretend to be big Giuliana Rancic fans, but last night, as the E! correspondent was live on the Golden Globes red carpet, she did make our lives a little easier with some stealth beauty reporting. “I’m standing right next to her, and I want everyone to know she’s hardly wearing any makeup,” Rancic said of an Erdem-clad Sienna Miller, whose skin, for the record, looked positively glowing. After a little sleuthing, we learned that Miller didn’t need much in the way of foundation and bronzer, because she had enlisted the services of Fiona Locke. “All of what I do is done within a couple of days in advance. [Yesterday] was the big reveal. It has a Christmas-morning feel,” explains the St. Tropez skin-finishing expert who has become something of a secret weapon for the Hollywood elite. “Ninety-eight percent is about the confidence [self-tanner] gives you, and not having to worry at all about your body—it’s that feeling-great factor,” Locke says, pointing out that a little skin finishing goes a long way on the red carpet. Quick to dispel the long-held stigma attached to more primitive forms of insta-tan products, Locke points out that the practice of booking a custom self-bronzing appointment before awards season is as commonplace these days as securing a hair-and-makeup team. The artistry that Locke and her glow-giving cohorts bring to the table further helps the likes of Nashville‘s Connie Britton, Miller, and perhaps most important, Amy Poehler—the evening’s cohost—feel and look great. Here, Locke reveals the insider secrets to a great, effortless bronze—no streaks or sun (or orange after-effects) required.
So how far out are you typically working with your celebrity clients in advance of an awards show?
If we’re trying for a darker, more dramatic color, we tend to do it closer to the event. Some people I do two to three days in advance because I really want the color to fade a little bit beforehand to give a really supple finish to the skin.
How does the process evolve, as far as arriving at the right skin tint for each client?
I often take into account what they’re wearing—it’s sort of like getting ready for your wedding. [Amy and I] talked about how many wardrobe changes there would be. But the biggest part of her look was having her feel confident that no matter what outfit she put on, there was no need to add body makeup, because this beautiful golden color would be there. I worked with her on Saturday morning, so she wasn’t afraid to have a nice healthy amount of color that looked very fresh for Sunday.
Do you typically go with a spray or a buff-on mousse for something like the Globes?
I went with St. Tropez Skin Finishing solution spray. It’s the same formula as the classic self-tanner mousse. In some cases, I will use the bronzing mousse and mitt, depending on variation, but it is the same formula. The spray is good if you have time limitations—Amy had rehearsals all day—as it doesn’t take a lot of time to apply and allows me to do a little bit of contouring if needed.
What about on the face? Do you use the same spray?
I do actually use the spray on the face. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Because of the fairness of Amy’s hair, it looked so pretty on her face. I definitely spray a little less onto the face, but I do love the blend it gives from the chest to the neck. The [stage] lights do wash you out, too, and in HD, everything shows up. The skin finishing balances out any unevenness. It takes the edge off, and to leave it without any color, you tend to get what we refer to as a “floating head” in the industry.
Bond No. 9 is best known for naming its collection of niche fragrances after New York neighborhoods. But its latest flacon commemorates the day same-sex marriage became legal in the Empire State. Its I Love New York for Marriage Equality features a rainbow-colored heart with the date 7.24.11 and smells of cinnamon, plum, ginger lily, and rose. Oh, and it’s unisex, obviously. [Racked]
How best to cover up a bad henna dye job? Ketchup, according to Sienna Miller. [Daily Mail]
Kim Kardashian has cut off her signature long, raven-hued mane! Or so a new series of paparazzi photos would have you believe. Turns out, the is-she-or-isn’t-she girlfriend of Kanye West was sporting a wispy pixie cut wig for a Vogue Italia shoot. [Mirror]
Speaking of trendy haircuts, real or fake, new research alleges that asymmetrical dos that leave one eye covered for a lengthy period of time could actually cause long-term health problems, like lazy eyes. All the more reason to embrace the side-sweep. [Fox News]
Sienna Miller’s road to beauty superstardom hasn’t been all blond bangs and perma-tanned, svelte limbs. There have been trials and tribulations with overly plucked brows, corn rows, and dye jobs gone awry. But these days, the pregnant starlet has a fail-safe regimen that includes Skinceuticals, Amorepacific ABC Serum, MAC Select Foundation, Givenchy Hydra Magic Lip and Cheek Balm, NARS Multiple Bronzer in Palm Beach, and Chanel Rouge Allure in Fatale, which Miller calls her “perfect shade” of red lipstick. [Vogue U.K.]
The New York Times has decided to weigh in on the increasing popularity of nail-polish-as-fashion-accessory two years after the trend first became a matter of public discourse. But no matter; in a series of two articles, both published this week, the Gray Lady has joined the conversation, and here’s what she seems to be offering to the dialogue: Women—of all ages—are turning to new vibrant lacquer colors to “[take] a risk”; and men prefer pale pinks and clear topcoats to more experimental shades of green and yellow. Groundbreaking stuff. [NYT, NYT]
After a massive Facebook campaign to convince Mattel to make its one-of-a-kind bald Barbie a staple in its lineup of dolls for children with cancer, the toy company has conceded. The hairless dolls will come with an assortment of wigs, hats, scarves, and head coverings and will be available for donation and distribution early next year. [Times Live]
British perfumer Clive Christian, he of “the most expensive perfume in the world” fame, is getting into the Queen’s Jubilee spirit this year by offering his famed No. 1 fragrance in a new, collectible flacon. Only 500 bottles of the limited-edition Imperial Jubilee scent will be produced, with a higher concentration of the rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and ancient Indian sandalwood fragrance inside. The price? $1,300 a pop. [Racked]
Braids have always fascinated the fashion set, turning up with regularity on the runway. This season alone, we spotted noteworthy plaits backstage at Viktor & Rolf and Lanvin. The simple style has become a favorite on the red carpet as well: Who can forget Sienna Miller’s Heidi-style coronet at the Golden Globes, or Blake Lively’s high and sleek interwoven ponytail at the Emmys circa 2009? Uma Thurman is the latest A-lister to adopt the easy yet somehow sophisticated style, which she wore to the L.A. premiere of her new movie, Ceremony, with wavy face-framing tendrils and a messy, texturized braid down her back. We’re of the mind that Uma can do no wrong, so we’re loving this. You too?