5 posts tagged "Solange Knowles"
Compared to her older sis Beyoncé, who tends to stick to a consistent beauty routine (perfect highlighted, wavy locks; tawny makeup with a bit of shimmer; and a neutral pout), Solange Knowles takes a more adventurous approach, and has recently experimented with everything from lengthy box braids reminiscent of Janet Jackson circa Poetic Justice to vibrant red-orange lipstick straight out of a J.Crew catalog. Last night, the ever-present singer performed at Atlantis Super Wash Center in Brooklyn, for The Fader‘s #uncapped series, rocking edgy turquoise floating “banana” eyeliner in a crescent shape just above her curled lashes. It made us recall Dick Page’s work backstage at the Michael Kors Spring ’13 show (right) and, more recently, the electric-blue kohl under-liner from Chanel’s Resort runway (left). What do you think of Solange’s blue period?
Photos: Yoshi Okamoto; Getty Images; Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com
New York was definitely not feeling the lipstick love at the Spring shows last month. But once the fashion circuit moved to Europe, painted pouts ruled the runways once more—and continue to dominate the red carpet. A host of big-billing events last night saw a gaggle of A-listers pull out their best bullets for a few seconds in front of the flashbulbs, and with a number of nods to classic Hollywood glamour, scarlet and crimson colors ruled, yielding three stellar mouth moments: In New York, Solange Knowles opted for a bright, matte cerise at the Angel Ball, while Taylor Swift chose a glossy cherry to release her new CD, which is, uncoincidentally, called Red. But Amanda Seyfried’s makeup at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards gala in L.A. just might be our favorite, as she worked the soft-focus, blurred-around-the-edges, rose petal red that Lucia Pieroni made famous backstage at Rochas. But maybe that’s just us. Which do you prefer?
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.
Carol’s Daughter is going “polyethnic” with a new multiracial ad campaign starring Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks, and Cassie—all of whom embody different types of mixed-race beauty. The brand is trying to position itself as the go-to destination for all skin types and colors. [WWD]
Katy Perry’s Purr, Gucci’s Guilty, and Chanel’s Bleu de Chanel all won big at last night’s U.K. Fifi awards, which may be a sign of things to come at the annual event’s U.S. program next month. [Elle U.K.]
When in doubt, juice. That’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s motto. The svelte blonde’s favorite snacks include coconut water and kale juice, which she mixes with lemon, water, Vitamix, and agave. Paltrow admits that she does have a weakness for barbecue potato chips, though. So she is human! [Daily Mail]
Believe it or not, there is one product that the Kardashians have yet to co-opt for their beauty empire: nail polish. That all might change, however, as the sisters are rumored to be in talks with OPI to work on their own color collection. Make that Kolor Kollection. [Fashion Etc.]
If the wire images we’ve perused so far this morning are any indication, Las Vegas was the place to be for New Year’s 2011. (Chicago? What were we thinking?!) To fête the opening of the Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan in Sin City, the late-night destination flew in, well, pretty much everyone who is anyone to see Jay-Z and Coldplay’s Chris Martin take the stage together on Friday night. Proud wives Beyoncé and Gwyneth were both there, as were Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna, the latter of whom rolled through the after-party once she had completed her own hosting duties at Pure, a bit farther down on the Strip. And while all aforementioned ladies of rock sported excellent beauty looks, we were taken with Beyoncé’s little sis, who has forgone her signature close crop for braided extensions. Solange debuted her thigh-grazing locks and headscarf when she took to the decks on Thursday night before the big show on Friday, and kind of stole the DJ set from a platinum and pixied Samantha Ronson. What do you think: better off buzzed or leave it long?