Posts Tagged ‘Kate Winslet’

LISA ELDRIDGE LAUNCHES TRIO OF RED LIPSTICKS

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Makeup artist, YouTube guru, and Global Creative Director of Lancôme, Lisa Eldridge, is launching a limited-edition trio of red lipsticks.  Featuring a blue red, Velvet Ribbon, a brick red, Velvet Jazz, and an orange red, Velvet Morning (pictured above), the lipsticks will be released  November 19th on-line. The author of NY Times bestselling book, Face Paint -The Story Of Makeup, and jewelry designer (check out her collection of semiprecious earrings and rings) has worked with celebrities ranging from Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, and Kate Winslet, to Victoria Beckham, Kendall Jenner, Keira Knightley, and Cara Delevingne.  Eldridge consulted with Shiseido and No7, prior to joining Lancôme, and with her expansive collection of tutorials, one wonders why it took her this long to develop her own capsule collection. 

On Wednesday, Eldridge cryptically posted an André Breton quote on her Instagram page, “Objects seen in dreams should be manufactured and put on sale,” with the tag, “Something is coming .”  Speaking earlier in the week with WWD she confessed, “I hadn’t planned to create a lipstick, but I had a dream a few years ago about a lipstick with a velvet fabric bullet. It was on a shoot where I stuck actual red velvet onto a model’s lips and while it was fun, it wasn’t comfortable for the model.” Velvet has clearly been in Eldridge’s consciousness and her lipsticks channel those thoughts; she notes that the formula has a “delicate finishing effect” not found in other lipsticks and the reflective sheen, she assures, closely resembles velvet. 

Lisa Eldridge’s limited-edition lipsticks will retail for 26 pounds ($33.77) apiece or 75 pounds ($97.42) for the trio.

PIRELLI: REAL WOMEN AGE GRACEFULLY!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
calendarTurning away from the traditional pin-up, the 2017 Pirelli Calendar features unretouched images of some of Hollywood’s sexiest A-Listers.  The ladies of a certain age are beautifully shot by revered fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh.  “In a time when women are represented…as ambassadors of perfection and youth I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is a different beauty,” he shared.  Included in the annual are Nicole Kidman,  Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Kate Winslet, Lupita Amondi Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Helen Mirren, and a few special guests.

PIRELLI 2017: A RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR!

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Pirelli NicoleWhile the 2016 Pirelli Calendar shared  diversity in its aesthetic and focused on the strength of its subjects (Annie Leibovitz’s subjects included Serena Williams, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and Amy Schumer), the 2017 edition marks a return to Hollywood glamour.  Photographer Peter Lindburgh chose an all–star line-up, which includes, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman (above), Lea Seydoux, Robin Wright, Zhang Ziyi, Helen Mirren, Rooney Mara, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, and “special guest,” Anastacia Ignatova, a professor at Moscow State University.

Speaking with Vogue, Lindburgh called the shoot, “a love song to the women I really know and really like, and there’s no exception.”  The German photographer joked that he cast “Everyone in this calendar, at one point in my life, I wanted to marry, and I didn’t have the balls to ask them!”  Lindburgh shot his first Pirelli Calendar in 1996, choosing supermodels of the day.  Yet, in 2002, he changed the iconic brand’s landscape by casting Hollywood actresses (in this shoot he featured ingenues such as Selma Blair, Brittany Murphy, Jaime King, and Julia Stiles).  So why return to actresses, not models, this time?  “The one big difference between actresses and models is that models are fixed to the camera, and actresses never look at a camera if you don’t force them. They learn their whole life to be there and forget there’s a camera. That’s a fundamental difference.”