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NARS Oscar Beauties

27 Feb

I told my nieces that the main takeaway from La La Land is that a girl’s biggest inspiration always comes from her aunt. At only 8 and 10, I could see the doubt in their eyes.

But when I said that Emma Stone has looked like perfection on every red carpet this season, they both agreed with great big smiles. And Emma didn’t disappoint last night either.

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In a shimmering 1920s inspired gold Givenchy Haute Couture gown (and subtle Planned Parenthood pin!), Emma’s Oscar-winning look was flawless.

Though no matter what she wears, it’s her attitude, honesty, and famously expressive green eyes that always seem to light up the lens.

And no one knows Emma’s eyes better than Rachel Goodwin. As her longtime makeup artist, Goodwin is the talent behind every one of Emma’s gorgeous beauty looks.

“Emma’s [Oscar] look was all about [old] Hollywood Glamour – her makeup was inspired by the romantic paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.”

Key NARS products Goodwin used:

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Goodwin also did the makeup for last year’s Best Actress winner Brie Larson. Note to Next Year’s Nominees: Consider getting Rachel Goodwin on your beauty team!

For this year’s Oscars, “My inspiration for Brie’s makeup look was the strong, vibrant and empowered women that were often featured in Helmut Newton’s photography.”

Key NARS products Goodwin used:

Personally, I didn’t care much for Scarlett Johansson’s Alaïa gown or buzzed hair. That said, her face looked fresh and pretty. And since Scarlett’s makeup artist Frankie Boyd used NARS, I’ll go ahead and include her key products here:

 

 

Lastly, in keeping with my NARS theme…

The brand’s International Lead Makeup Stylist Uzo used NARS products on Ava DuVernay’s beautiful face.

“I wanted to emphasize [the] warmth in her complexion while keeping the makeup simple with a classic smoky eye, and lips and cheeks in muted shades of plum and rose.”

Key products Uzo used:

 

NARS Cosmetics are available at narscosmetics.com, Sephora, and other fine retailers. 

All those stunning faces and creative spirits aside, that was an Academy Awards broadcast  like most of us have never seen. In the end, I think the right awards wound up in the right hands. But what’s a Hollywood evening without some big time drama?

So bring on the rebels, the ripples from pebbles, the painters, and poets, and plays. And here’s to the fools who dream. Crazy as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that break. Here’s to the mess we make. 

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When Hollywood Gets it Right.

2 Mar
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Lupita Nyong’o

No matter how much Angelenos complain about the Oscars (traffic, street closures, cops on every corner), we wouldn’t give it up to any other city. This annual event is the culmination of Awards Show season–and it’s part of our fair city’s culture.

Like lots of people around the world, I love watching the red carpet. At one point (my PR days) I had to be on the red carpet (not near as much fun!) and I dreaded Oscar day… but now I surf from ABC to E! Entertainment, anxious to see who’ll get which celeb first.

I’ll get to my red carpet favorites at the end. But first I want to quickly say how wonderful it is when Hollywood gets it right and all the world is watching and smiling.

Jared Leto‘s performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club was phenomenal. He made the movie. I actually think he would have beat Matthew McConaughey had they been in the same category. But did you hear that speech about his high school-drop out single mom?!? PERRR-FECTION! And don’t even get me started on the fact that he’s 42 (WTF?) – the oldest in the category. G’job, Hollywood!

Most people thought Jared would win, but the Supporting Actress category easily could have gone to Jennifer Lawrence. It didn’t. The Academy got it right again and awarded Lupita Nyong’o with the honor for 12 Years a Slave. If you haven’t heard the speech, Youtube it. She was the epitome of elegance and graciousness. And most of all, she deserved it. Hooray for Hollywood.

Lupita was actually one of my favorite looks for the evening. Her pale blue Prada was magical on her.

I loved the nude tones with hints of shimmer tonight! Personal faves included: Cate Blanchett (Armani), Jessica Biel (Chanel Couture), Charlize Theron (Dior), Angelina Jolie (Elie Saab), and Emma Watson (Vera Wang).

G’night, Los Angeles! xo

Hollywood Angels auction to benefit Project Angel Food

23 Jun

The Hollywood Angels online auction benefiting PROJECT ANGEL FOOD ends tomorrow on June 24th

Can you get on board with Neil Patrick Harris as your dinner date… sitting in on a live table read of the comedic hit “Family Guy“… appearing in a walk-on role on Courteney Cox’sCougar Town“… personally touring the “Mad Men” set with Christina Hendricks… scoring a concert meet & greet with the Jonas Brothers… or your name adorning a Hollywood star on Vine?

Yes? Then go. Log on. Bid now! The clock is ticking…

http://charitybuzz.com/auctions/project_angel_food/catalog_items

We all love to hit up Divine Design in December —  This is yet another way we can show support for the efforts of Project Angel Food.

Project Angel Food’s mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles County, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.

For additional info on Project Angel Food, go to http://angelfood.org.