vineri, 18 aprilie 2014

Incepand de astazi Maybelline NY are o noua ambasadoare: modelul britanic Jourdan Dunn.



“It” Girl Jourdan Dunn is the New Face for Maybelline New York


New York, April 17, 2014 – Maybelline New York announced today that London bred beauty Jourdan Dunn is their newest spokesmodel. Jourdan will be joining an elite group of Maybelline models which includes Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others.

“Jourdan’s look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand,” said Jerome Bruhat, Global Brand President of Maybelline New York. “She truly reflects Maybelline’s vision of global beauty.”

Jourdan was first discovered by a model scout while out with friends. She was signed soon after and made her runway debut during the 2007 Fall New York Fashion Week. As a featured model in British Vogue, labeled as a “new star” and named “Top 10 Newcomer” by style.com later that same year, Jourdan was on the road to success very early in her career.

“It is an honor to be a spokesperson for such an iconic brand,” said Jourdan. “I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisements growing up. The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive. To now be a part of that is a dream come true!”

Jourdan has since lit up the runways for Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Burberry, Lanvin, Hermes, Givenchy, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Balmain to name a few. She has appeared in the American, British, Paris, Italian, Japanese and Russian editions of Vogue. She has graced the pages of notable fashion magazines W, Numero, Allure, i-D, V, POP, and Dazed & Confused. She has been a part of various campaigns for ck Calvin Klein, CK1 fragrance, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, Burberry Beauty, Gap, DKNY, H&M, Express, Aldo, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, Topshop, John Galliano and Benetton among others.

When she is not modeling, Jourdan is a proud mother to her son Riley who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. This has led to Jourdan’s active involvement as the Parent Ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. In addition to being a mother and philanthropist, Jourdan is a self-taught cook. She hosts a lifestyle and cooking program titled “Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn.” The show is available through Jay Z’s YouTube channel, Life+Times, and features a different celebrity guest each episode.

Jourdan will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in April 2014.

About Maybelline New York

Maybelline New York is the number one cosmetic brand in the world, available in over 100 countries. By combining technologically advanced formulations with on-trend expertise and New York City edge, Maybelline New York’s mission is to offer innovative, accessible and effortless cosmetics for every woman. The brand is currently the official makeup sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City and 11 other fashion weeks worldwide. For more information, log on to www.maybelline.com. Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.

JOURDAN DUNN
Jourdan Dunn entered the fashion world with a perfect mix of girl-next-door charm and effortless glamour. In the course of her career she has appeared on the runways of Prada, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Burberry, Lanvin, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hermes, Givenchy, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Balmain and a host of others. Her presence even broke a record in the F/W’08 collections as the first black model to walk in Prada in over a decade! She’s appeared in the American, British, Paris, Italian, Japanese and Russian editions of Vogue in addition to the pages of such respected fashion magazines as W, Numero, Allure, i-D, V, POP, and Dazed & Confused. She has worked consistently with iconic photographers Steven Meisel, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, David Sims, Craig McDean, Annie Leibovitz, Terry Richardson, Mario Sorrenti, Nick Knight, Alasdair McLellan, Sølve Sundsbø, Mikael Jansson, Josh Olins and Emma Summerton among others. Additionally, Jourdan has lent her ethereal beauty to campaigns for ck Calvin Klein, CK1 fragrance, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, Burberry Beauty, Gap, DKNY, H&M, Express, Aldo, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, Topshop, John Galliano, & Benetton among others. Most recently, in the spring of 2014 she was signed on as a Maybelline New York spokesmodel.
Long before reaching her status as a top model, Jourdan Dunn was a leggy teen with dreams of seeing the world. Jourdan, with her 2 younger brothers were raised in the working class, west London neighborhood of Greenford. Their single mom worked hard to provide for her children and to set high standards for the three, often relying on their grandmother to help in their upbringing. Jourdan grew up with a strong interest in drama and dance—taking tap, ballet and jazz classes every weekend. She was convinced a life as a performer was her destiny. It was only during an outing with friends that a model scout approached her and suggested she pursue a career in fashion. Shortly after signing with Women, Jourdan made her runway debut in NY during the Fall 2007 show season. Soon after, she quickly rose to prominence within the industry. In 2007, she was featured in British Vogue as a “new star”. This was subsequently followed by style.com naming Jourdan as a “Top 10 Newcomer”. In July 2008, legendary photographer Steven Meisel selected Jourdan to appear on the cover of Italian Vogue. She was also featured on the cover of American Vogue in May 2009, also photographed by Steven Meisel.
In the midst of the growing buzz, Jourdan revealed that she was expecting. The young, mother-to-be quickly and outwardly embraced her journey, making her more prolific than ever. After the birth of her son, she resumed working full-time. With an energetic toddler and a red-hot career on her hands, she was devastated when she received the news that Riley had been diagnosed with the hereditary blood disease, Sickle Cell Anemia. Despite the shock, she quickly sprang into action; educating herself about the disease and seeking out all ways to help her son through his difficult journey. Jourdan is now the Parent Ambassador for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. She continues to campaign for Sickle Cell awareness and is currently working on several projects to raise money for SCDAA and to bring recognition to the cause.
At present, Jourdan divides her time between her hometown of London and New York City and she can now add Cooking and Lifestyle Expert to her ever growing mantle of titles. She currently hosts “Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn”, a cooking and lifestyle program on Jay Z’s popular YouTube channel, Life +Times. The self-taught chef shares her love of preparing easy meals while tying in her personal brand of humor. In each episode she brings in a celebrity guest to assist her, adding to the program’s appeal. Well-Dunn is in its second season with a continually growing audience.
In less than 8 years, Jourdan Dunn, the young girl from Greenford has evolved into a respected and sought-after model, a nurturing mother, and a burgeoning personality and philanthropist…very well Dunn indeed.

ON FASHION AND BEAUTY
Have you always been passionate about fashion?
I enjoyed dressing up as most young girls do. It wasn’t until I really got into the business that I started to appreciate what it takes to create fashion.
How would you describe your fashion taste?
Street chic.
What’s your favorite piece in your wardrobe now?
Buscemi sneakers and my Alexander Wang “Parental Advisory” sweatshirt
What gives you confidence in your job as a model and in life?
Music. Empowering music uplifts your spirit and makes you feel good especially when it’s created by strong, confident women.
How do you define “beauty?” What makes a woman beautiful?
Beauty is confidence and self-awareness. To be beautiful, you have to know who you are on the inside. Beauty is kindness and respect for both yourself and others. Makeup is best used to enhance what you already have with the right touch in the right place it can be truly transformative in how you feel.
Did you learn any beauty tips or tricks from your mother, grandmother, or the pros?
“When in doubt, put a lip on.”
What makeup items do you always have with you?
Lip balm, eyebrow gel and concealer.
What is your signature makeup look for day and night?
When I do my own makeup, I like to stay true to myself and keep it simple and natural. I apply a bit of foundation and a golden shimmer for cheek definition. I always try to make sure my eyebrows are perfect.
How do you translate catwalk to sidewalk?
My style is about finding specific pieces that stand out but can be mixed and matched
with pieces I already have in my wardrobe. I am a big fan of pairing higher priced and
lower priced brands, like Topshop with YSL or H&M with some Balenciaga.
ON THE MAYBELLINE NEW YORK BRAND
What does it mean to be a Maybelline New York spokesperson?
It is an honor to be a spokesperson for such an iconic brand. I am proud to say that I
am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I
saw the advertisements growing up. The brand imagery is always beautiful and
positive. To now be a part of that is a dream come true!
What does “born with it” mean to you?
It’s a reminder that we are all born with a special quality that makes us individual and
uniquely beautiful.
What was the first Maybelline New York product you ever used?
Great Lash mascara!
What are your favorite Maybelline New York products?
I love Color Sensational lipsticks. I like to mix Nude Lust and Storm Sahara to create
the perfect nude lip. And of course, Great Lash mascara is my all-time favorite!
ON YOUR FAVORITES AND NEW YORK CITY
What does New York City mean to you?
New York City means opportunity. It means change and personal growth. When I first
started to model, I said I would never leave London. I was scared of change and to
be so far from where I felt comfortable and safe. It was a tough decision but I decided
to move to New York City three years ago. Stepping out of my comfort zone was both
exciting and overwhelming, but I am invigorated by this city that is always alive and
constantly inspiring me.
Describe New York City in one word.
Inspiring.
What are your favorite places to shop for clothes in New York City?
Barney’s is great one-stop shopping.
What are your favorite restaurants in New York City?
Charlie Bird and Miss Lilly’s.
What do you do for leisure or fun in your free time?
Cook.
Where would you like to travel?
I would love to do a tour of Asia, especially Thailand and Malaysia, just so I can try the local food.
What is your favorite food? Does it vary by location?
I just love adding heat, so as long as I have hot sauce, everything is all good! My favorite cuisines of choice are Caribbean and Asian.
Do you enjoy reading? What is your favorite book?
I do enjoy reading. It is a great pastime backstage and on vacation. It’s difficult to pick a favorite, but I am always on the lookout for an exciting read.
Do you exercise? What is your favorite workout?
My New Year’s resolution is to get into the gym. At present, my active life keeps me fit, but I need more! My brother is a personal trainer, but I don’t think I could ever train with him, so I’d like to start Pilates and yoga.

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