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5 posts tagged "Uma Thurman"

Uma Mouths Off


As a juror at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Uma Thurman has to see every movie in official selection contention—and look good doing it. Last night’s premiere of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia was no exception. Going with sculpted brows and perfect skin, the actress threw a curveball in the form of her Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Red Première #752. A crimson pout isn’t typically in her repertoire—although it definitely should be. Don’t you think?

Photo: Courtesy Dior Beauty

A Braid For Uma


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?

Photo: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images

Julianne Moore Thinks Plastic Surgery “Just Looks Weird”; Uma Thurman Has A Makeup Malfunction; And More…


Get this: Julianne Moore turns 50 this year! The actress doesn’t look a day over 40, thanks in large part to staying out of the sun, Oil of Olay with SPF 15, and a vegetable-based red hair dye—but not plastic surgery. “I hate to condemn people for doing it, but I don’t believe it makes people look better,” she says in the November issue of Allure. “I think it just makes them look like they had something done to their face, and I don’t think we instinctively find that appealing…It just looks weird.” [StyleList]

Wardrobe malfunction, meet makeup malfunction. Uma Thurman made a rare beauty misstep at the Feminist Press at the City University of New York’s 40th Annual Gala last night when she hastily applied her blotting powder. Blend, Uma. Blend. [NYDN]

Forget the Vampire Face-lift: It’s all about blood cleansing, i.e., draining blood from your body, treating it under ultraviolet light, then pumping it back in for increased energy and vitality. Sounds…expensive. [Daily Mail]

If you missed out on snagging one of the nine bottles of Guerlain’s L’Abeille de Guerlain when the rare fragrance arrived in New York last month, one more of the French brand’s spendy parfum has just landed at Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong. The transcontinental airfare you’ll need to get your hands on it is nothing compared to the handmade, individually numbered Baccarat crystal flacon’s $19,232 asking price. [WSJ]

Speaking of exceptional fragrances, New York’s Museum of Arts and Design will open The Art of Scent: 1889-2011 next fall. The new exhibit will present examples of more than a dozen perfumes that have defined the aroma industry, all curated by your favorite perfume critic and mine, Chandler Burr. Mark your calendars. [NYT]

Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari

Event Hair Made Easy At Graeme Black


London is usually all about goth and edge, but Graeme Black, the great Scotsman who was once head of Ferragamo, is a bit of an outlier. As noted by this site’s fashion reporters, he “doesn’t really do ‘relaxed.” Lucky for us, however, hairstylist Sam McNight does. Playing off Black’s unrelentingly elegant and refined sentiment, McKnight—who has worked his magic on the heads of Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Hurley, and Princess Diana—conjured up a backstage look that was as accessible as it was pristine. “The colors and feel of the show—it was all so Maharani,” McKnight explained. “So we used blow-dryers and curlers to create, I guess, a bird’s nest—a loose chignon that looks slightly blown by what could be trade winds in the East. Very sexy, very blustery, and very polished—not hard to do,” McKnight insists. A messy bun for some D.I.Y. Hollywood-by-way-of-Bollywood glamour does sound easy enough to pull off. Do try this at home.

Uma Thurman, Givenchy Muse


With a spokesmodel gig for Louis Vuitton already under her belt, Uma Thurman is no stranger to the world of high-fashion modeling. This fall, she’ll add another French name to her resume: Parfums Givenchy. Joining the likes of Justin Timberlake and Liv Tyler, Thurman will be the French house’s newest face, fronting a women’s fragrance that’s “still under wraps,” according to WWD. As big Uma fans, we hope she gets a classic, gourmand scent—and that the visuals are completely devoid of “urban cowboy hats.” (Why did they do that to you, Liv?!)

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