How we use beauty products and services is so psychologically driven. Women are always looking for that magic bullet for whatever perceived imperfection they’re trying to “fix.” And there’s definitely an often unspoken assumption that if something is expensive, then it’s better or more efficacious.
When news broke last Friday that Mila Kunis received a $7,000 facial before her Friends With Benefits press junket, we wondered, “Is it really better than the $150 version?” She probably thinks it is, therefore–for her, it is. She got her money’s worth.
In honor of Mila and her ridiculously expensive facial, we decided to dig up some of the most ridiculously expensive beauty treatments we could find. From hair extensions to the blingiest nail art you can possibly imagine, click through and feel better about that $100 face cream you just bought.
PARIS–Mila Kunis was a hot ticket at yesterday’s Miu Miu show. She looked stunning considering she had only touched down in Paris five hours prior and told us she was “barely, barely” awake. No fewer than three EIC’s of major American glossies–Elle‘s Robbie Myers (with Joe Zee leading the way), Bazaar‘s Glenda Bailey and Marie Claire‘s Joanna Coles–stopped by to chat up the starlet. So expect to see her covering numerous glossies in the coming months.
We figure at least one of these covers will be timed to the July release of her new movie Friends With Benefits costarring Justin Timberlake. (Guess it’s just a coincidence that her Black Swan costar Natalie Portman came out with No Strings Attached, a movie about friends with benefits, last month? Also in French No Strings Attached is called Sex Friends.)
Next up, she tells us she’s going into production on a film called Ted with Mark Wahlberg, directed by Seth MacFarlane. “They’re both very funny,” she assures us regarding her next films. “They’re definitely not Black Swan.”
Speaking of Black Swan, we asked if Kunis had any thoughts on her costumes in the film and that whole drama surrounding who got credit for them.
Actors dressed so well during this past SAG Awards ceremony, we had to include more than five!
Click through to see all the amazing outfits we love…
Black Swan hits theaters tomorrow, and we’ll finally be able to get a look at those Rodarte costumes (oh, and that much-hyped sex scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis). Ballet has long been a muse for fashion, so we decided to take a look at some of the best ballet-themed editorials over the years. The fashionheads at online communities the Fashion Spot and Fashin made them easy to find–thanks!
(Sort of related: Does anyone know what’s happening with that Kate Moss/Baryshnikov ballet movie?)
Anyways, back to the editorials. Take a look.
We already heard about the amazing Rodarte costumes for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. According to Lauren’s review of the ballet thriller (out nationwide December 3), the costumes–Swarovski encrusted tutus and spider web-y warm up knits–nearly upstage the stellar, not to mention creepy, performances by stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.
But just how they got their bodies into ballerina shape is another story. Kunis, who lost 20 lbs. for her role, told People mag that she “looked like Gollum from Lord of the Rings! … Everything was just protruding.”
Though Portman had some ballet experience (she gave up the barre at 13), she trained for six months before filming, putting in five hours a day, six days a week. And while it might seem Portman already had the perfect body to play a ballerina, she needed to work on her thighs.
Britt and I saw Black Swan last night.
The Darren Aronofsky thriller starring Natalie Portman–with costumes by Rodarte–will be released nationwide Dec. 3.
Luckily for Swarovski, Rodarte, Aronofsky, lead costume designer Amy Westcott, and pretty much everyone involved in this film, the clothes are nearly as powerful as the performances.
Yesterday’s news of Rodarte’s collaboration with director Darren Aronofsky on his new film Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, fulfilled one of our fashion fantasies. Both Aronofsky and the Mulleavy sisters are known for transporting their viewers to a dream world. But of course, it just got us thinking about designers and directors Read more →