It's not that hard to look chic when you're wearing head-to-toe Dior. That's what Naomi Watts did last night at a party celebrating the reopening of Kirna Zabete, the much-loved New York boutique. Watts wore a pale blue silk jacquard dress with a red graphic floral print from the house as well as a pair of black heels. It makes sense — a section of the new store is dedicated to Dior wares.
Naomi Watts graces the cover of Allure's November issue, and she opens up about everything from playing Princess Diana to wooing Liev Schreiber. Naomi recently turned 45, and in her interview with the magazine, she reflects on how roles have shifted as she's gotten older. Take a look at more photos from the cover shoot, an on-camera interview with Naomi, plus a look back at her style timeline, then check out the issue when it hits stands on Oct. 22. Here are some highlights:
- On how the roles shift with age: "Women in their 40s have gone through quite a few different things, and so the roles are going to reflect that. People say, 'Oh, it's done by 40,' and now everyone knows it's not. I actually feel like the roles are a lot more interesting."
- On how playing Princess Diana fit with her other roles of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances: "Like a glove. She was never completely ordinary. She was from a very privileged background, but she was thrust into something that no one can prepare for. What fascinated me about her was this feeling of being trapped, completely isolated, and forced into circumstances she just couldn't handle."
- Oh why she hesitated to play Princess Diana: "I thought, Everyone's going to jump to these comparisons: 'She's not tall enough.' 'She hasn’t got the nose.' 'She hasn't got the voice.' [I thought], It's not going to work, it's too scary. So I said no. But for some reason, I didn't feel completely at peace with that decision. It was nerve-racking every step of the way until I was there, and then it was like, 'OK, now I'm just doing it.'"
- On how she pursued Liev, at the 2005 Met Gala: "It was a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be. Normally I want a guy to make the first move, and he wasn't. Then he got up to say he was leaving and I was like, 'Oh shit. Probably another couple years are going to pass by.' I was wildly attracted to him and his work, so I said something cheeky as he was about to walk out. I said, 'Don’t you want my digits?' Because I couldn't possibly say, 'Would you like my phone number?' It made him laugh. He texted me five minutes later saying, 'Would you like to go for a drink now?' And I said, 'No, I'll meet you for breakfast tomorrow.'"
Naomi Watts showed us how to perfect the no-makeup look as she hit the red carpet in London last night for the world premiere of her new film, Diana. The focus was on her white Versace gown and her intricate feather earrings, so Naomi knew to keep her beauty look very simple. Her hair was swept up into a gentle wavy updo, whilst makeup was kept to the bare minimum. Her flawless skin needed very little help, so there's barely a hint of base and just a touch of creamy blush. The focus was on the eyes, which had a light-reflecting concealer underneath, some soft liner, and individual false lashes. The final touch was a "your lips but better" pinkish lipstick. This is a really easy look to re-create if you have skin worth showing off. The products below will lead you in the right direction.
Naomi Watts was a vision in white at the world premiere of Diana in London on Thursday evening. She walked the red carpet in a stunning Versace gown and looked every bit the regal beauty as she posed for photos with her costar Naveen Andrews and Chopard copresident Caroline Scheufele, whose brand's jewelry was featured throughout the film. The biopic will be released in the US in November and follows the last two years of Princess Diana's life, including the end of her marriage to Prince Charles, relationship with Pakistani Dr. Hasnat Khan, and untimely death in a 1997 car crash.
Naomi opened up about playing Diana in a recent interview, revealing that she turned down the iconic role twice in the past because she was "a little bit torn" about the way it would be received by the royal family, especially Diana's two sons, William and Harry. "I do care deeply about how the princes feel, of course," Naomi said, adding, "There was something very intriguing about this woman's life. It was extraordinary."
The first teaser for Diana only let us look at Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, but in the full trailer, we get to hear her speak — and get a glimpse of the plot of the movie. In the full trailer, we see Diana's life after her marriage to Prince Charles ends, and like most divorcées, she gets back on the horse and meets someone new, Dr. Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews), a heart surgeon, and falls for him. Alas, Diana was not like other divorcées, and in the trailer, we see the obstacles to her relationship and happiness unfold, like the paparazzi and constant public speculation of her life.
I would be interested in this movie even if it wasn't about such an esteemed historical figure; the focus on her relationship is as compelling as any other romantic drama, though I am curious about whether we'll see other aspects of her life as a royal. The movie still doesn't have a US release date, but you can check out the trailer now after the jump.
Nearly every big name in Hollywood was at the NYC premiere of The Butler last night, including Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey, who dressed up her arm cast with a studded leather sling. Other stars at the premiere included Naomi Watts, who walked the carpet to show support for her husband, Liev Schreiber, who plays former President Lyndon B. Johnson in the historical film; Minka Kelly, who plays Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; and Forest Whitaker, who portrays the title character and former White House butler, Cecil Gaines.
Oprah has had a busy week doing press for the new Lee Daniels-directed project, which opens on Aug. 16. During one interview, she commented on Paula Deen's racism controversy, saying, "In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up. In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad." Oprah had previously interviewed Paula in March 2012 for her show Oprah's Next Chapter.
Cameron Diaz joined up with her A-list friends to attend Baby Buggy's Summer Dinner in the Hamptons on Saturday. The bash, which was hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, counted Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Alec Baldwin, and Naomi Watts among the guests. Naomi, Cameron, and Jessica all wore Rag & Bone, which also served as a sponsor for the dinner. All the partying was for a good cause, as Baby Buggy helps raise money for families in need with young children.
This isn't Cameron's first trip to the Hamptons this year as she also visited the tony Summer spot to film scenes for her latest project, The Other Woman, with Kate Upton and Leslie Mann. The trio has been shooting scenes all over NYC over the past few months, but they did get to escape to the Bahamas last week to film bikini scenes for the new flick.
Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more gathered for the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London on Wednesday. The star-studded bash was cohosted by designer L'Wren Scott and brought together actors, fashion industry fixtures, and even a member of the royal family. Princess Beatrice of York arrived without her boyfriend, Dave Clark, but posed during the party with Matthew Morrison and Colton Haynes. L'Wren's longtime beau, Mick Jagger, was surrounded by a group of lovely ladies, including his daughters, designer Jade and model Georgia May, and his ex-wife Bianca.
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell hung out together in their all-black ensembles, while funny guy Jimmy Fallon stuck close to his talk-show producer Lorne Michaels. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick made time to attend the event after spending a night at the theater with their 10-year-old son, James Wilkie — the family hit the red carpet on Tuesday for the premiere of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical, along with Uma Thurman and director Sam Mendes.
Naomi Watts does a very convincing job of looking like Princess Di in the teaser for Diana, and in these new images of Watts in character, the resemblance is even more striking. They also add more to the dialogue-free trailer, showing us embraces of her with her love Dr. Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews) and a particularly harrowing picture of her running from photographers. Check them all out now.
The jumpsuit, a trouser version of the playsuit seems to be the it clothing item for Spring. Celebrtiies across the globe from Carey Mulligan to Kristen Stewart are all sporting the comfortable altrernative to a maxi dress this season. Take a peek through my slideshow and vote on your favourite look that doesn't seem to be going anywhere as Summer approaches.