Front Row Celebrities If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

PFW F11 Emma Stone Louis Vuitton1 If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

Fashion Week in Paris is, for editors, something like the Oscars for celebrities: it requires weeks of careful grooming prep and wardrobe planning. It’s perhaps even more nerve-wracking than the Oscars, in a way, because you need multiple outfit changes instead of just one great dress. Plus there is the fact that you’ll know immediately, with just one Mean Girl glance, if Anna Wintour disapproves… and that’s gotta hurt.

Still, in the unlikely event that I ever score an invite (#nevahgonnahappen, but a girl can dream), I know who I’m going to look to for inspiration. Celebrities, of course! Fresh off the Oscars party circuit, a few lucky starlets arrived in Paris this week for the festivities at Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Givenchy and more. And they (mostly) looked incredible. Even more incredible than the last time we saw ‘em, in fact, because Fashion Week is both less formal AND an occasion for which it is entirely appropriate to try new things with your hair and makeup.

Here are my favourite looks—and because no BEAUTY EDITOR celebrity round-up is complete without some snarky #beautyfails, you’ll find a few of those too.

Emma Stone, in my opinion, wins best look of the week for this beauty masterpiece at Louis Vuitton:

PFW F11 Emma Stone Louis Vuitton 2 If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

You will notice that she’s doing a tremendous job of knocking off several new and exciting trends. There is the Chanel-esque eyeshadow all the way to the lids and underneath the lower lashes (and in a colour that looks a touch similar to their forthcoming Graphite nail polish). There is the slightly chunky mascara. And most importantly, that pink lip we saw at Nina Ricci. Who knew it could all work together?

I must applaud the hair as well, because it’s totally something I’d do with mine. Not to sound like it’s all about me (even if it kind of is around BEAUTY EDITOR HQ), but I really, really love when people use hair accessories like this. Nothing crazy, but the hair pulled back on one side is so much more interesting than leaving it all loose.

Next up are the ladies of Miu Miu, especially Miss Hailee Steinfeld:

PFW F11 Hailee Steinfeld Miu Miu If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

SHE’s doing the eyeshadow-all-the-way-to-the-brows as well! (So maybe I was wrong to rake Blake Lively over the coals for this. Maybe. But more on that in a sec.)

Anyway, let’s all appreciate Hailee’s gorgeous full brows (ahem: once again, I must point out that fullness = youth), and also how she tight-lined with black eyeliner to make the eyes pop.

Also at Miu Miu was Jennifer Lawrence:

PFW F11 Jennifer Lawrence Miu Miu 2 If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

She could definitely use some hair serum or something to get rid of those frizzies at the top of her head… they would be categorized as Bad Frizz… but otherwise, I quite like this casual ‘do.  My pet peeve with Jen at the Oscars was that she just looked too “done,” too Baywatch if you will—but here, with more casual hair and makeup, her true beauty really shines through.

She still needs to get her poses down, though. Awkward.com:

PFW F11 Jennifer Lawrence Miu Miu If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

And finally one more celeb at Miu Miu, Mila Kunis:

PFW F11 Mila Kunis Miu Miu If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

Maybe a bit too close to her SAG Awards look? Still amazing, but I’m starting to desperately want something else for a change. Bright lip? Slicked-back ponytail? Please, Mila?

Also: may I please draw your attention to the top of Mila’s hair? Is it just me or does someone need a root touch-up with, um, grey coverage?? Yikes!

One person who never really switches things up–and weirdly, I don’t mind—is Liv Tyler. Here she is at her bud Stella McCartney’s show–with Paul!

PFW F11 Liv Tyler Stella McCartney 2 If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

The day before, she pretty much looked exactly the same at Givenchy:

PFW F11 Liv Tyler Givenchy If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

I guess when you glow from within like that, you don’t really need to bother with trivial things like makeup, which concern us civilians. Oh and her hair—how is it always so shiny?

Unfortunately, Laetitia Casta, also at Givenchy, was most definitely NOT shiny and glowy:

PFW F11 Laetitia Casta Givenchy If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

Really I have no business snarking, because I’ve interviewed the woman once (when Ralph Lauren’s Notorious fragrance launched—she is the face) and when she wears makeup, she is Drop Dead. Like, to the point where I kinda got distracted from my interview questions, she was so mesmerizing to look at. (Imagine the effect on MEN, right?)

But here, there was obviously zero effort put in with hair OR makeup—and I can’t help but feel like it’s a disservice to the world to deny us her beauty. That and the teeth. I read somewhere that she refused to have them fixed, but after my own (less severe) dental issues got resolved magnificently with a couple of veneers—post on that coming soon—I have to wonder why the heck not? I guess it’s a North American thing; we love nice teeth here. Hers are also a bit yellow as well—ugh!

Moving right along. Let’s talk about Blake Lively, who couldn’t attend the actual show, but was honoured at not one but TWO Chanel dinners in Paris. This was the first:

PFW F11 Blake Lively Chanel If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

I love the earrings, what we can see of the hair and the lip colour. I still can’t get my head around the orange eyelids though—even if they are now a trend!

Here she is at the second dinner:

PFW F11 Blake Lively Chanel 2 If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

Unfortunately, and I hate to say this about makeup that is probably Chanel, but this is worse. Spidery lashes (Kim Kardashian-styles) and too much faux tan/bronzer are my main issues with this.

Sorry Blake, but the attendees at another Fashion Week dinner, a Michael Kors affair in Paris, looked WAY better. Particularly Amber Heard:

PFW F11 Amber Heard Michael Kors If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

Amazingness, right? She’s my number two pick after Emma. And I appreciate this all the more because last time we saw her, it was at a Golden Globes after-party, and she hadn’t quite managed to execute the Old Hollywood retro thing. This is MUCH improved: dewy skin, textured hair, just a hint of liquid liner and that perfect red lip. It totally reminds me of ScarJo back in the day.

Jennifer Hudson was also there:

PFW F11 Jennifer Hudson Michael Kors If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

You know, I only have two issues with this, and they relate to the hair. I think it’s way too long, and because I am anti-obvious highlights, I do not like the blonde streak. Otherwise gorgeous as usual.

Katy Perry, on the other hand (here at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac) is deliberately TRYING not to look hot anymore, I swear:

PFW F11 Katy Perry If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

Wig aside, the makeup is just all too overdone and mask-like.

Then again, this is what Lady Gaga wears to a fashion show (Thierry Mugler):

PFW F11 Lady Gaga Thierry Mugler If you ever score an invite to Fashion Week in Paris (hey—it could happen!), you should do your hair and makeup like these celebs

Okay, maybe she doesn’t count because she was IN the show. (Although I have no doubt she’d wear this whole get-up as a guest—heck! To the grocery store even.)

Which celeb do you think had the best Fashion Week hair and makeup?
Who do you think should be taking notes from the models?
Have you ever been to a fashion show? It’s an awful lot of hoopla for just 10 minutes, non?

14 Comments

janis
Thursday, March 10/2011 at 10:40 pm

Gaga, what a mess.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, March 11/2011 at 6:52 pm

Yep. Over it.

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Ashley
Thursday, March 10/2011 at 11:35 pm

Emma Stone just looks kinda icy to me. I mean the makeup is flawless but i think its just a combination of the new ultra blonde hair and the eyeshadow. Maybe the addition of some blush? blush lovers unite! Amber Heard is perfection, in my fantasy life i look like this (where did she come from though? she just suddenly appeared was she in like a movie or something???) And Blake, oh Blake used to be my style icon now gone downhill. She just looks oily and the hair color is kinda sad, she used to be my hair icon too :( and is it just me but is she skinnier?

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, March 11/2011 at 6:56 pm

I am a blush lover and I will unite! Feel like more of it on Emma might fight with the shadow and lips though…

I have no idea who Amber Heard is either! I think she has a lot of films coming up so will probably get more press soon.

And yeah… can’t believe Chanel is fawning over Blake, I agree that there are others who are more worthy.

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Tessa
Friday, March 11/2011 at 4:27 am

I think Amber Heard looks good, this style works for her. Emma Stone is adorable, but I don’t like the gunmetal eyeshadow on her – with her pale skin she almost seems ill. And I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I’m starting to get sick of the ultra long brown wavy hair look (Mila, Jennifer etc). I love long dark hair, but this more-of-the-same is getting boring.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, March 11/2011 at 6:57 pm

Not feeling Emma? I actually changed the 2nd pic, I think the lighting was bad… looks prettier with the head tilt.

Totally agree re: the “Hollywood hair”. Suited Mila at the SAGs but now it needs to go.

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Nomadic D
Friday, March 11/2011 at 8:27 am

I have no idea who Amber Heard is but I agree, she looks gorgeous. Love Mila also, almost always do though. The others… meh. Not so much.

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Jane
Friday, March 11/2011 at 8:33 am

Hm, not feeling the Emma Stone love. Her hair looks stripy and so over processed you can see it is already getting shorter as it snaps off and needs trims. The make up, in my opinion, is too much. Love gunmetal grey but too much of any colour looks clownish.

I think Mila’s look suits her, but I did notice what looks like greys as well! Amber Heard is gorgeous, rocking a Hitchcock Blonde look.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, March 11/2011 at 7:01 pm

Oh noes! I actually quite like the blonde now, and how there is some variation in the colour, not all solid. I know who did it too – Marie Robinson, a celeb colourist in NYC. She’s doing work for Clairol now so I met her in Toronto a few weeks ago and fell in love – video coming soon!

And as I said above I swapped the 2nd pic – still think it’s clownish? I don’t know why but I loooove it, I guess I’m the only one here! :-)

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sheri
Friday, March 11/2011 at 4:01 pm

ok i’m going to sound catty – many of these girls are quite generic looking to me. i wouldn’t be able to tell them apart if i saw them on the street! and even though i can appreciate the work of their makeup artists, i think many of the blondes still look very LA, not in a good way. could you show some people over 25 sometimes?! :)

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, March 11/2011 at 7:09 pm

I do when I can get ‘em! I usually post as many pics as I can get of whatever event just took place, so it’s honestly a matter of who attended – and the olds don’t go out as much I’m guessing! :-)

I agree Jennifer Lawrence’s blonde is a bit generic but as I said, I do think Marie did a good job with Emma.

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Amy
Friday, March 11/2011 at 6:10 pm

Oh man I actually love Katy Perry’s look! It’s adorable and so clean. I also love Emma Stone and Amber Heard’s (no idea who she is!) looks. The rest are really just not doing anything for me. All gorgeous women, but not digging the generic-ness, as mentioned above.

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Gimped
Tuesday, March 15/2011 at 11:32 pm

Emma’s brows look amazing to me. Yes, they’re a bit too perfect but they still look pretty nice. SO jealous of that amazing arch … And Mila? I can’t believe how beautiful she’s become. A LONG way from her Jackie days. Stunning.

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bearGrrrr!
Wednesday, July 27/2011 at 2:35 am

Lady gaga. She is gorgeous no matter what others think of her.Her pigtails are cool!

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