Posts Tagged ‘Adriana Lima’


Saturday, August 12th, 2017

During a mid-day session at Saturday’s Beautycon Festival Los Angeles, former Vogue editor, Sarah Brown, center, moderated a fireside chat with supermodel, Adriana Lima, and international makeup star, Sir John.  The trio serve as judges on Lifetime’s upcoming reality competition, American Beauty Star, also hosted by Lima.  Speaking about her professional influences, Brown cited Anna Wintour and Jean Godfrey June as her mentors, describing June as “my first boss, brilliant writer, my most important mentor to this day, one of the best people I know.”  Brown also noted that when she began in beauty, during the 1990s, it was without a beauty influence.  Why? Because at the time, nobody actually looked like her.  This gave Brown the opportunity to develop her personal style and look.  Today she admires unique beauties such as, Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett.

Sir John’s mentors have included superstars, Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury, for whom he started working as an assistant.  Speaking to aspiring makeup artists in the audience, he shared, “if you want a career in beauty, you can’t lead until you effectively follow.”  Translation:  be an intern, be an assistant, and learn on the job. Calling today’s youth the “we don’t want to to learn, we just want to be a star” generation, he shared some of his earlier credits, which including working at the MAC Cosmetics counter and doing makeup in a strip club (while still working at Vogue) to make ends meet.  “Don’t be afraid of assisting, don’t be afraid of learning,” he emphasized.

Brown also noted that when Lima began her modeling career, she, too, looked like no one else.  While she did have beauty influences, she quickly embraced her singularity.  “Everyone is unique.  You just have to embrace that uniqueness,” she urged.  Lima is the first to acknowledge that she is not perfect. “I am just myself.  I get out there, I have fun,” but, most importantly, “I love what I do, I love being here.”


Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Supermodel, Adriana Lima (left), is set to host a new reality competition series, American Beauty Star, for Lifetime.   Executive Producer, Norton Herrick, of Herrick Entertainment, has partnered with A+E Networks to bring together twelve celebrity stylists and salon professionals who will compete in a variety of makeup, hair, and nail challenges ranging from high-concept editorial looks to red carpet and runway show-stoppers.  Celebrity stylist, Sir John (right) will mentor the contestants, while former longtime Vogue Beauty director, Sarah Brown, will serve as a judge, alongside an all-star lineup of celebrity guests and beauty industry influencers.

“Herrick Entertainment has created a unique format in the beauty space marrying proven reality-competition story beats with fresh new twists and an outstanding cast of competitors who are at the top of their game.  We’re delighted to partner with Norton, Adriana and the Herrick Entertainment team to bring this fresh and original new format to life for our viewers,” stated Paul Buccieri, President A+E Studios and A+E Portfolio Group.  Beauty Undercover’s Holly Baril has served as a consultant to the production, which begins shooting next month in Los Angeles.


Monday, November 28th, 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 28: 'Victoria's Secret' supermodels, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Lily Donaldson, Izabel Goulart, Sui He, Devon Windsor, Georgia Fowler, Liu Wen, Bridget Malcolm, Kelly Gale, Cindy Bruna, Camille Rowe, Barbara Fialho, Maria Borges, Kate Grigorieva, Keke Lindgard, Lameka, Fox, Maggie Laine, Dilone Altagracia, Megan Williams, Leomie Anderson, Xiao Wen, Jourdana Phillips, Alanna Arrington, Daniela Braga, Sanne Vloet, Ming Xi, Valery Kaufman, Lais Oliveira, Flavia Lucini, Herieth Paul, Luma Grothe, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, Rachel Hilbert, Grace Elizabeth and Zuri Tibby pose for an iconic photo to mark the countdown to the '2016 Victoria's Secret' fashion show at Le Grand Palais on November 28, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

The highly-anticipated 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, scheduled to air on CBS this Monday, December 5th, is expected to draw more than 30 million viewers worldwide.  For weeks the focus has been on the model lineup, the musical talent (Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Bruno Mars) and, of course, the $3 million Fantasy Bra.  Posing on Monday at Paris’s Grand Palais, the fifty-two Angels were shot in matching “uniforms,” continuing a longstanding tradition of continuity.

Eighteen of the Angels, including Bella Hadid, will be making their Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut.  Runway veterans, Gigi Hadid, Kendal Jenner, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Lily Donaldson, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kelly Gale, and Lily Aldridge have all been followed on social media as they upped their workouts for the show.  Noticeably absent from the lineup this year are Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and new mothers, Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo.