18 posts tagged "Tom Ford"
Out of every Oscars race emerges a new star that captivates both Hollywood and the fashion world in equal measure. This year’s newly minted It girl is Lupita Nyong’o, the 30-year-old Kenyan beauty who is expected to score a supporting actress nomination for her standout performance as Patsey in Twelve Years A Slave (she appears on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter today with the likes of Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson, and Oprah). It’s not just her sartorial choices that are garnering her lavish praise—the lipstick she wears on the red carpet has also become somewhat of a signature during her short time in the spotlight. Unlike other actresses who mostly go back and forth between nudes and reds, Nyong’o constantly switches it up.
Her makeup artist, Nick Barose, takes a cue from the bright, colorful shades of the seventies—sharing all his reference pictures with the starlet. “When I was growing up in Thailand, I loved flipping through my mom’s old fashion magazines. Makeup used to be so colorful and brave,” Barose says. A vintage Scavullo photo of Iman sparked the orange hue Nyong’o sported at the Hollywood Film Awards in October, an Escada ad from the eighties was his motivation for the purple metallic mouth she wore to the recent AMPAS Governors Awards, and Carol la Brie’s Vogue Italia cover was the jumping-off point for the violet lips and eyes that couldn’t be missed on the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of her latest film. Barose also borrows ideas from his favorite beauty icons. For example, Billie Holiday was the inspiration for the “not-too-in-your-face” red lip look the actress wore to the Toronto Film Festival in September, Diana Ross influenced the glossy, flesh-toned pout seen at the Sacai dinner, and at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, Nyong’o flaunted brown lipstick flecked with gold like a nineties Lauryn Hill. Our only question is what can’t she pull off…or rather, slick on?
On Lupita, above, clockwise from left: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Wild Ginger, MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Midnight Mambo, Dior DiorAddict Gloss in Cygne Noir with Sisley Ombre Glow Eyeshadow in Gold dabbed on center of lips, Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Monique, NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Lipstick in Full Frontal, and Votre Vu French Kiss Moisture Rick Lipstick in Margaux.
Tom Ford’s Exclusive London Scent; Becks Shirtless in New Fragrance Ad; Beards on the Decline; and More
To celebrate the opening of his first U.K. store, Tom Ford created a new fragrance called Private Blend London, which will be sold exclusively at the 8,000-square-foot flagship for the next six months. According to the company, the scent captures the city’s “unique dynamic between elegant, urbane composure—and sometimes scandalous carnal amusements” with notes of pepper, saffron, coriander, cumin, and coffee. Sounds delicious.
Speaking of hot men and fragrances…yesterday afternoon, David Beckham leaked the new commercial for his David Beckham Classic fragrance on Facebook shortly before it posted on YouTube.There is plenty of gratuitous shirtlessness in the ad, which features Becks changing from a casual jeans and a T-shirt into a snazzy tux. Toward the end, the tailor asks, “Can I be of further assistance, sir?” Beckham’s response (as the camera pans to the glass bottle): “I have all I need.”
The Guardian posits that hipster facial hair is on the wane, pointing to an editorial in the current issue of Fantastic Man, which depicts models shaving it all off. We’re no pogonophiles (those who love or study beards, according to said article), but we’ve got our doubts—has The Guardian been to Williamsburg lately?
Sign us up for this one: The latest beauty gadget to take the Asian market by storm is an eye massager. Targeted at treating peepers fatigued from looking at computers, cell phones, and tablet screens all day long, a new model by Thalgo (currently used in salons only) offers precise massage movements called Temporal Pressotherapy and Digito Pressure, which reportedly reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness.
“The most prominent brand that is not yet playing in the luxury beauty market” is about to put its game face on. Brace yourselves for the arrival of Eaux de Alexander McQueen! The fashion house has just inked a fragrance deal with P&G Prestige. [WWD]
Leave it to Tom Ford to capitalize on the growing demand for men’s grooming products. The heralded fashion designer, who turned his attention to cosmetics three years ago, will launch a line of nine multifunctional skincare aids, including a face cleanser, moisturizer, eye treatment, purifying mud mask, concealer, and bronzing gel—just for men—this fall. [WWD]
Sniff your way to a better body? According to a new figure-slimming fragrance, it’s very much possible. [Daily Mail]
Copper pipes—not bad genes—might be the reason behind your bad hair days. Luckily, hair-care companies are already creating shampoos and conditioners to counteract their mal-effects. [Telegraph]
If you’re in the market for a robotic healing seal, or a mouth prosthesis to help facilitate age-delaying facial exercises, look no further than Tokyo’s health and beauty industry. Only in Japan…[The Frisky]
Tom Ford’s cosmetics line may be just over a year old, but it has garnered some pretty high-profile fans in an impressively short amount of time. While the pros will tell you that they can’t live without Mr. Ford’s Shade and Illuminate two-in-one highlighting and contouring palette, it’s his rich Lip Colors that seem to be winning over the fashion-focused Hollywood set, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Diane Kruger —and for good reason: The ultrarich bullets aren’t just packed with pure pigments and Brazilian murumuru butter to make sure the color goes on and stays on with comfort, but the colors themselves are stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeous. Full disclosure: After a long-standing loyalty to Dior’s #999 Fiery Red, we switched to Ford’s dark crimson Scarlet Rouge back in 2011 and haven’t looked back. It’s because of this lore, presumably, that his brand-new Lip Shines are getting so much attention. Formulated with the same moisturizing and protecting ingredients as his more opaque offerings, like soja-seed extract and chamomile flower, the ten shades—including the standout Nubile, a rose-tinged nude, and Willful, a cherry red—deliver a big dose of shine and just a veil of statement-making color. Consider them a boon to any well-stocked lip arsenal.
Since its inception 40 years ago, the Fragrance Foundation’s annual FIFI awards have truly evolved. Just look at this year’s nominees: Sharing the ballot with the industry’s best and brightest in scent composition, marketing, and packaging were a slew of A-listers—Beyoncé Knowles, Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum, and one Justin Bieber, who was named Celebrity of the Year last night when the award ceremony commenced at New York’s Alice Tully Hall.
“There is something going on in the celebrity category that is outrageous,” said Linda Levy, Macy’s vice president of marketing cosmetics & fragrances, before introducing Bieber’s prize. But outrageous as the phenomenon may be at the retail level—Bieber’s first women’s scent offering, Someday, sold a record $3 million in less than three weeks when it debuted last summer—it was underwhelming at the gala. Bieber was a no-show; ditto Knowles, Swift, and Klum. Their collective absence went nearly unnoticed, however, thanks in large part to the emcee stylings of Jane Lynch.
“For about ten years, I smelled like Miller Lite,” the Glee star joked as things got under way, adding that if she had her own fragrance, it would be called, “I’m Not Ellen.” Additional boldfaced name power came by way of a Pucci-clad Nicole Richie, who presented Tom Ford Beauty with both the Men’s and Women’s Nouveau Niche award for its hugely popular unisex offering, Jasmin Rouge (Richie was unofficially in attendance to build up support for her own signature scent, which drops this fall).
The night’s real stars were the perfumes themselves, though; Diptyque took home top honors in the Interior Scent Collection category for its 34 Boulevard Saint Germain; Tom Ford scored yet another coup in the Women’s Luxe category, besting Bottega Veneta, Justin Bieber, and Beyoncé’s Pulse with his Violet Blonde eau; Victoria’s Secret Angel picked up the award for best Women’s Specialty Brand fragrance as well as best packaging in the Women’s Broad Appeal category; and Prada Candy won big in the Women’s Luxe Packaging contest.
Things took a bittersweet turn when Estée Lauder senior vice president of fragrance Karyn Khoury presented the Legacy of Excellence award to Evelyn Lauder, who passed away last November from ovarian cancer. When her husband, Estée Lauder’s chairman emeritus Leonard Lauder, came up to the podium to accept the award, he broke down into tears while talking about his beloved wife’s contributions to the business (the entire house subsequently did the same). But Lauder composed himself and ultimately delivered one of the greatest tributes of the night. “She was a great lady. She was fun, inspiring, and she loved this industry,” he said, addressing the full auditorium of perfume’s major players. “You are making women feel beautiful and for that, God bless you and thank you.”