28.02.13 Beauty, Makeup

Karolina Kurkova’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party Beauty Look

2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - ArrivalsNot many people can take a look from straight off the catwalk and make it work in real life, but for runway model Karolina Kurkova it is clearly no trouble at all. So on seeing Kurkova’s Atelier Versace dress for the Vanity Fair Oscar party, makeup artist Adam Breuchaud took inspiration from Pat McGrath’s makeup at the Versace Spring 2013 show and went for a look that similar but more wearable. Karolina also wore her hair slicked back just as Guido Palau had done for the catwalk models showing the dress last year.

Adam talked to us about the bold look created: ‘With Karolina I went with a dark smokey eye in navy and a dewy skin, ‘ he said. ‘Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Twilight 140 has an amazing deep navy blue that we chose to blend all over eyelid. I layered over it for dimension, then I tapped on a thin layer of the YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner in Sea Black, which is also a deep metallic blue, to give her eye that reflective shimmer. I choose to skip any sort of false lash and keep the focus on the navy color and shape of the eye.’

‘To achieve that glamorous glow, I highlighted her skin with the Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster in Ivory Luster and brushed on a light dusting of Dior Peachy Keen Blush on the apples of her cheek.’

‘We finished the look with a fleshy nude tone on her lip. Try Dior Nude Rouge Lipstick in Trench.’

KK Beauty

Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow
YSL Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner – Black Sea
Dior ‘SkinFlash’ Radiance Booster Pen
Dior Blush
Dior ‘Nude Rouge’ Lipstick – Trench

Karolína Kurkova In Atelier Versace – 2013 Vanity Fair Party

Karolína Kurkova In Atelier Versace - 2013 Vanity Fair Party

Karolína Kurkova joined the Hollywood elite last night and attended the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars party, hosted on Sunday evening at the Sunset Tower in Hollywood.

The model and ‘The Face’ mentor wore a gown from Atelier Versace’s Spring 2013 collection with Jimmy Choo ‘Madison’ sandals.

Given Karolína’s profession, it’s no surprise that she wears the gown just as well as the runway model, and neon piping and geometric cut-outs look modern and fresh.

I’m really not a fan of the current red carpet trend of slicking back the hair and then leaving it loose rather than pulling it up, but with bone structure and a smile like Karolína’s, she pulls it off better than most!

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Karolina Kurkova In Roland Mouret – ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

Karolina Kurkova In Roland Mouret - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova flew in from Milan to be a guest on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ Thursday night.

There to promote her new gig as a model coach on ‘The Face’ on which she stars alongside Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha, the model showed off her enviable figure in a dress from Roland Mouret Spring 2013.

The dress, which was previously worn on the red carpet by Samantha Barks, was a perfect study in color-blocking by mixing a fresh winter white with Pantone’s colour of the year, emerald. The halter neckline and high-waisted dress fit the model perfectly.

I’m thrilled Karolina ditched the belt shown on the runway and she expertly continued the two-toned theme from the hemline all the way down to her toes, as she paired the dress with black-and-white Christian Louboutin ‘Paulina’ pumps.

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You can buy Karolina’s Roland Mouret dress from Net-A-Porter.com.
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14.02.13

Front Row @ Michael Kors Fall 2013

Kors Front Row

This Fall 2013 fashion week had a very low celeb count, but at Michael Kors his front row was jam-packed with celebs.

Hilary Swank: The Oscar-winning actress wore a striped look from the designer’s Spring 2013 collection. Her summery tri-colour dress was styled with a Michael Kors ‘Gia’ clutch and midnight-blue pumps, both from the Spring 2013 collection.

Zoe Saldana: Adding to the colourful vibe in the front row, Zoe wore a head-to-toe Pre-Fall 2013 look, which consisted of a pink long-sleeved top and skirt, a matching ‘Monroe’ clutch and black open-toe ‘Emma’ booties.

Karolina Kurkova: The model wore a sexy Spring 2013 striped ensemble with a wool coat over her shoulders. All white accessories added a punch to her look – yes, even the pumps.

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Karolina Kurkova In Dimitri – ‘The Face’ Series Premiere

Karolina Kurkova In Dimitri -  'The Face' Series Premiere

Karolina Kurkova joined Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha at the Marquee New York yesterday evening for the series premiere of ‘The Face’.

Her fellow supers wore dramatic gowns, but Karolina opted for an eye-catching electric-blue fringed Dimitri Fall 2013 dress, which really stood out on the red carpet.

This look is our first Fall 2013 look to hit the red carpet fresh from Berlin Fashion Week.

The strapless frock, styled with a metal waistband, steel cuff and black strappy sandals, was my favourite look of the three; she looked to be having more fun and her look was more playful.

Lacquered and loose golden tresses and a light-pink lip colour provided the finishing touches.

What I love most about this look is Karolina styling which elevates the look significantly from the runway.

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Karolina Kurkova In Cushnie et Ochs – 2013 Winter TCA Tour

Karolina Kurkova In Cushnie Et Ochs - 2013 Winter TCA Tour

Karolina Kurkova, one of the model coaches on the upcoming reality tv show ‘The Face’, joined the panel discussion during the Oxygen portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour on day 4 at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California yesterday afternoon.

She looked stunning wearing a Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2012 dress.

Her form-fitting strapless bustier dress features a geometric bib with a high round neckline and a curved panel construction on the bust.

Showcasing her love for nifty footwear, she donned a pair of uber-sexy Alexander Wang black ‘Aline’ t-strap sandals featuring a tall, slim harness and a geometric heel.

A side-swept braid ponytail completed her look.

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23.12.12 Best Of

Model of the Year 2012 – Karolina Kurkova

Whether you’re coco for Rocha, crazy for Karlie or nuts about Natasha (Poly), there was only one model who deserved Model of the Year: Karolina Kurkova.

The Czech model who started, and owned, the menswear trend can wear a printed Roberto Cavalli masculine suit or a sexy Elie Saab gown with equal aplomb.

What’s her secret? A great stylist, good genes, a good sense of style?

Who knows, but whatever it is, it just works…every time.

She’s in her element during film festivals, but she can work the Met Gala steps and award ceremonies with the same grace that leaves other supers green with envy.

We all love Miranda Kerr, but her red carpet style just never measures up to her street style, Karolina, thankfully, doesn’t have that problem.

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