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Written By: Brigitte on May 19, 2012 5 Comments
Tanning 101

Did you know that until about the 1920’s, the upper classes considered a tanned appearance to be an entirely undesirable effect from being outdoors, only suited to farmers and workers?

As sports and the popularity of outdoor life rose, though, so did the sun-kissed look. It became the craze it is today thanks to the […]

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Written By: Brigitte on February 11, 2012 8 Comments
Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty

The first time I met Cindy was in 1986 on a trip to St Barths for Vogue Paris with Patrick Demarchelier. I was struck not only by how absolutely stunning but also how confident and poised she was for her 19 years. She had not reached the status of supermodel yet, but had […]

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Written By: Brigitte on May 17, 2011 15 Comments
Black Box Project – 21st century tarot

Occasionally I get a great a job that I can sink my creative teeth into. This was the case with the Black Box Project for the luxury paper goods company Iggesund that I was involved with a few months ago.

Guest creative director Marc Benhamou imagined a game of tarot cards of […]

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Written By: Brigitte on May 9, 2011 4 Comments
Ellie Goulding on Saturday Night Live

Got to work with the amazing singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding who came to NY to perform at the Regis and Kelly show and at Saturday Night Live. I was absolutely thrilled to meet her: she’s talented, pretty, I’m obsessed with her music AND she sang a whole set at the William and Kate wedding. […]

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Written By: Brigitte on May 3, 2011 6 Comments
Fresh Face at the Met Ball

Last night I had the pleasure of working again with the delightful young Irish actress, Saoirse Ronan. She attended the Met Ball – the Costume Institute Gala held annually at the Metropolitan Museum in New York – for the first time. She wore a striking deep, rich red crepe bodice and sequined tulle […]

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Written By: Brigitte on March 3, 2011 No Comment
All-American Makeup – Allure, March 2011

The makeup is a take on the classic American makeup of the 80’s

The concept for this Allure story shot by Patrick Demarchelier with Karlie Kloss was “All American”. For the makeup, I tapped into what defined American makeup-fashion when I moved to New York in the late 80’s. […]

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Written By: Brigitte on December 17, 2010 No Comment
A Vogue España shoot in the making…

Hi Everybody – Here’s a link to a fun video peak at the making of the November 2010 Vogue España cover and inside fashion story that I did with Patrick and Victor Demarchelier. It captures the focused, creative and busy atmosphere perfectly.

You might hear me mumbling something about “this bus is leaving…” […]

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Written By: Brigitte on November 30, 2010 2 Comments
And the Oscar goes to…

Yesterday, I happened to be on set with a celebrated Oscar winner.

With award season just getting started and the celebrity buzz that surrounds it, I found myself trying to figure how many Academy Award winners I have worked with. Twelve is a number I have mentioned in the past. Well, I’m astonished to realize that […]

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Written By: Brigitte on November 18, 2010 No Comment
Whirlwind Report

Hi Everybody,
My gosh, what a couple of weeks: on location, running around, head spinning… But some great stuff is happening!

The new face of Olay

My favorite red scarf got me in a commercial! That’s me doing Carrie Underwood’s makeup in the new Olay commercial that was released last […]

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Written By: Brigitte on April 11, 2010 1 Comment
Carrie Underwood Allure cover

Here’s my new cover with Carrie Underwood.

We flew down to Nashville for the day and set up camp in an historic Southern mansion. It had a lot of history and patina but not a lot of heat! But the beauty crew was not phased by a little discomfort – we plowed ahead as […]

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