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Nicole as Nadia in Birthday Girl
In the dark comedy Birthday Girl, shy British bank teller John Buckingham (Ben Chaplin) tries to buy himself a wife, courtesy of the mail-order bride service From Russia With Love. What he gets is sexy Nadia (Nicole Kidman), a woman who looks innocent but ultimately turns his life upside down. A birthday party for Nadia turns out to be an especially chaotic event, then again, "Nadia's always dressed for a party," says costume designer Phoebe De Gaye. "Nadia goes barelegged even in the dead of winter," says De Gaye, "and tends to wear an eclectic mix of extravagant clothes that are a couple of years old mostly Moschino, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana." It's not exactly your traditional Russian dressing.
Over five different tints were mixed to darken Kidmans tresses from strawberry blonde to "very warm color" (a dark auburn), explains hair and make-up artist Noriko Watanabe. As for styling, her character "wore her hair very causally" says Watanabe, either downas a messy updo or half up half down. "Just something she could do herself. We made a point of using an inexpensive rubber band to pull her hair back"
Nicole as Satine in Moulin Rouge
Director Baz Luhrmann has described his latest film, a musical set in the dance-hall demimonde of Paris on the eve of the 20th century, as "Rocky Horror meets Titanic." So it's no surprise that Nicole Kidman, who plays a courtesan named Satine, struts in the sort of corsets both Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Kate Winslet's Rose Bukater might have worn. Actually, given Kidman's glamorous makeup and waved hair, make that Rocky Horror meets Titanic meets Gilda. "She's like Rita Hayworth," says set makeup artist Maurizio Silvi. "Fragile but still the star." And the songs by U2 and Madonna, among others that she and co-star Ewan McGregor sing? Cutting-edge. Can(can) this flick be any more of a mix?
Stylist Aldo Signoretti applied a light mousse to wet hair, then blow-dried it straight. Next, he pressed a waving iron (like a curling iron, but with two barrels) onto one-inch sections, down the length of her hair, to create waves. Signoretti then worked Sebastian molding mud through hair and brushed it back, leaving the front section loose. Finally, he pulled hair back into a twist, securing with pins. "It's very simple—just what they'd do in the late 1890s," he says.
Thanks to InStyle Magazine
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