We know: what with the dreary weather and spring/summer Fashion Weeks on the brain just to rub it all in, it’s pretty much impossible to get excited about fall. The beauty aspect is especially depressing, considering it’s time to trade in our tinted SPF moisturizers for foundation, tousled ombre waves for darker autumnal hues, and sheer pink lips for full-coverage reds and nudes — it’s all enough to make a girl want to hibernate only to emerge next May. Fortunately, celebrities have been dabbling in fall looks for months now, so drawing inspiration from them can make the transition a little easier on the rest of us. Behold, the prettiest fall looks that may just have you looking forward to cable knits and crunchy leaves…
As a child of the ’90s, I have an intrinsic emotional association with Mandy Moore. I vividly recall listening to her completely inane songs on my Walkman waiting for my mom to pick me up from karate (not an isolated incident, she was always late to pick me up from karate). Mandy has done a lot of growing up since she was last in the spotlight, and since I was last at karate, and I guess she’s kind of awesome now? It’s evident that her “Cry” days are long gone: she appeared in a couple of rom-coms, got married to Ryan Adams (who I, as a longtime Jeff Tweedy fan, do not enjoy, but whatever), voiced Rapunzel in “Tangled,” and is now working on a brand-new album that will (presumably) be a drastic departure from the vaguely nauseating tracks of yore.
I’m willing to give Mandy another chance, especially since she’s been looking all kinds of stylish at New York Fashion Week! If that doesn’t say comeback, then I don’t know what does. I’m “Crush”-ing hard on this look in particular: it’s a subtle segue into the dark, dramatic beauty trends on the forecast, but it’s still sweet and pretty enough to wear through the interim. If you’re ready to jump the gun on fall beauty, but aren’t quite prepared to delve into dark aubergine shades, cop Mandy’s look right now! Keep reading »
Let me pose a very serious question: does Kirsten Dunst ever go wrong? (Before you ask, I think she has done her very best to absolve herself of that totally weird amFAR dress.) With formidable fashion choices and equally stunning acting chops, it’s all too easy to forget that Kiki was the street-style celeb to watch before she decided to step away from the spotlight in 2008.
Anyway, I’m thrilled to see the actress back in action, and I daresay she’s better than ever. Publicity rounds for “Bachelorette” alongside Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher have seen her through a series of show-stealing outfits, and I’m consistently impressed by her interesting beauty looks. (She may also know a thing or two about teabagging, but that is neither here nor there.) They’re always pretty, but she never goes for the traditional trappings — a matte red lip, as seen here, is classic, but her shimmery copper shadow turns the standard on its head for an effective unexpected edge. Keep reading »
I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the cupcake-y dress Keira Knightley wore to the “Anna Karenina” UK premiere, but one thing is for absolute certain: her makeup was gorgeous. Keira is, you know, one of the most naturally beautiful people alive, but makeup artist Lisa Eldridge made the very best of the actress’s features for the occasion. She said of her decision to focus mainly on a feline smoky eye, “I wanted to create a soft, pale, and pretty makeup that had a romantic feel but was careful to add strength around the eyes so the overall look wasn’t washed out against the dress.” Lisa, who spoke to Grazia Daily just after the event, used Chanel products to create the look (Keira is the brand’s beauty ambassador). Get the full scoop after the jump, but don’t be put off by the potential costliness of recreating it — I’ve also included my top product picks for taking Keira’s cues at a more affordable price range. Keep reading »
Seriously, you guys, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley needs to stop being so freakin’ flawless. In addition to being a Victoria’s Secret Angel, (hopefully one-off — sorry, lady, I love you but it’s just not your thing) actress, and the girlfriend to supremely handsome action hero Jason Statham, the model has just launched her own eponymous lingerie line (which features, get this, roses!) with British retailer Marks & Spencer. Rosie has a signature beauty look that she doesn’t often deviate from, and for good reason: it’s pretty, subtle, and highlights her perfect features rather than overshadowing them. Fortunately for us flawed mortals, it’s also universally flattering, so while it may not make you look like Rosie, you’ll definitely look like a better, rosier version of yourself. Keep reading »
Former red carpet mainstay Kate Hudson has opted for a more low-key lifestyle in the past few years since settling down with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy and their one-year-old son Bingham. In fact, her public appearances this week at the 69th Venice Film Festival are the first she’s made since April. I don’t know what’s in the water wherever she’s been hiding or if it’s just fortunate genes (see: mom Goldie Hawn), but Penny Lane is looking better than ever, especially in the soft, natural hair and makeup she chose for the premiere of her latest film, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” The look is simple, but glamorous in its subtlety; she just looks expensive, no? I can’t tell you where to get that long flaxen hair, or that to-die-for necklace (believe me, if I knew, I’d be wearing it right now), but I can clue you in to copping her fresh-faced beauty, after the jump … Keep reading »
With September on the horizon (dun dun dunnnnn), celebrities are often the first ones to convert their looks from beach-ready basics to the sultrier trappings of fall. Whitney Port isn’t someone I normally look at and think, Celebrity!, mostly because I’m a huge snob, but she does seem sharply attuned to the revolving seasonal trends. Dark eggplant-hued shadows, liners, and lipsticks are all over the radar for autumn, with cool-toned mauve shades rising to popularity as well. The former star of “The City” presented her eponymous clothing line at the Fashion Festival in Sydney (where, it’s worth nothing, it’s high summer), and chose a very purple look for the occasion, complementing a plum lip gloss with a similar shade around her eyes. While there isn’t anything fundamentally wrong with this pairing, I can’t help but feel like it makes the usually radiant Whitney look a bit… under the weather.
So this movie “Bachelorette” just came out, and I’m so ambivalent as to whether or not I should see it. On one hand, I love (in no manner of order other than how they are credited on iMDB) Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden, Adam Scott, and Rebel Wilson. On the other, I heard that the movie itself is an abomination. On the other, other hand, I really want to see it, but will I regret wasting 91 minutes of my life? Therein lies the conundrum.
All internal battles aside, the stars looked just lovely on the red carpet at the premiere over the weekend. Winona and I agree that Kirsten slayed this Gaultier trench-inspired dress, which could have been a disaster on the wrong girl; Lizzy looked so good from the waist up that I’ll let her awkward-length slip slide; Isla was refined perfection in red lace Reem Acra. But I’m really feeling their individual approaches to makeup for the night — the three managed to look gorgeous and true to their own sensibilities without overshadowing one another. I think this calls for a special three-way edition, no? Keep reading »
Katy Perry is no stranger to Crayola-colored hair, having long eschewed her natural blonde (!) for every which shade of the Manic Panic rainbow, but this is the first time we’ve seen the songstress looking so … fiery! The September cover of French fashion mag L’Officiel casts Katy in a warmer, more romantic light, offsetting the shock of copper hair with a pretty peach dress and subtle rosy makeup (I seriously hope she swapped numbers with the makeup artist from this shoot). It’s a solid departure from her usual over-the-top all-the-makeup-at-once fare, but would it be wrong for me to suggest that Katy looks really good channeling a touch of Florence Welch, orange hair and all? [Huffington Post]
We already know that Maria Sharapova is a hardcore philanthropist and kickass tennis player who has scored some of the biggest endorsement deals around, but her equally formidable sweet tooth managed to fly under the radar … until now. The Olympic silver medalist and four-time Grand Slam winner (and she’s only 25!) launched her premium candy line, Sugarpova, at Henri Bendel yesterday, and at risk of sounding tooth-achingly trite, Sharapova looked pretty damn sweet herself. A metallic dark brown liner smudged between the lashes and a sheer, shimmery mushroom taupe shadow on the lids enhances her almond-shaped eyes without the “too much” factor when paired with a pretty coral lipstick. This look is super-simple and the clean, fresh vibe is perfect for the office … or anywhere else, really. Get the details after the jump! Keep reading »