Emma Watson Takes Her Role As A Face Of Lancôme Very, Very Seriously

Let it never be said that celebrities don't pull their weight when they sign on to shill for luxury brands, that they just show up and cash a paycheck for a few mil. Emma Watson did basically everything when it came time to be a face of a new Lancôme perfume, you guys! First, "I helped choose the color of the rose," says the actress. "I was involved in the concept for the [ad] film and the tag line, 'Catch my heart if you can.'" And the tag line. She also reports that she "helped" choose the perfume's name (Trésor Midnight Rose), select her co-star, Cyril Descours, and was responsible for the overall inspiration — Godard's Breathless. "The hat [in the ad] was my hat, which I bought at a flea market in Paris. I was very involved in the script." If you dropped Emma Watson in the desert with a digital video camera, a bottle of water, a ball of twine, and a designer dress, by the time anyone found her, she would have shot and edited an entire 30-second spot and made her way to the nearest Internet café to send it off to the head honchos in Paris. (Watson would have befriended a local band of nomads and convinced them be her co-stars. She would later found a charitable initiative that would give every nomad family an extra goat and every nomad child a high-school education.) No doubt Emma Watson's ad would be better than anything the suits on Madison Avenue could come up with. "The guys at Lancôme were like, ‘You need to be directing, Emma.' I had ideas about every aspect. I'm sure I drove them insane." [WWD]


Emma Watson Takes Her Role As A Face Of Lancôme Very, Very Seriously Elie Saab has launched its first perfume. Anja Rubik stars in the campaign. But what goes into designing the bottle, you ask? Let Nathalie Helloin Kamel, of Shiseido Beauté Prestige International, Saab's perfume-maker partner, take it from here: "For the flacon's outer packaging, the beige gives a nod to the travertine marble and the chocolate brown to the furniture in Saab's stores. Meantime, white symbolizes his wedding dresses and a touch of gold stands for the sun in Lebanon, said Kamel. 'Here you have a kind of concentrate of all the emblematic codes and colors of the company ,' she explained." [WWD ]
Emma Watson Takes Her Role As A Face Of Lancôme Very, Very Seriously Here is ANTM winner Ann Ward 's Vogue Italia beauty spread. It's...not great. But fellow contestant Jane Randall has some nice work for Vogue Mexico at the link. [Fashin ]
Emma Watson Takes Her Role As A Face Of Lancôme Very, Very Seriously A thing that now exists: glow in the dark jeans . [Refinery29 ]
Emma Watson Takes Her Role As A Face Of Lancôme Very, Very Seriously ABS Allen Schwartz has knocked off Kate Middleton 's Alexander McQueen wedding dress and Pippa Middleton 's bridesmaid dress, as well as the second, strapless McQueen gown Kate wore later on her wedding day. Available at Lord & Taylor in July. [Racked ]
Emma Watson Takes Her Role As A Face Of Lancôme Very, Very Seriously Meanwhile, another woman once got married in a white dress with a v-neck lace overlay on the bodice, therefore, scandale . [NYDN ]
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