Kelly Rowland as Diana Ross
Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble and celebrity makeup artist Rokael Lizama on board to transform Kelly into four iconic beauties of the past, we knew this would be a Mane Muse shoot to remember.
“Today we are working with the lovely Kelly Rowland- who is an amazing songstress and artist,” says Kim Kimble as we started the day. “So the inspiration for the looks are other iconic artists, like the first look we did capturing Diana Ross, who back in the 80’s had that big, curly, textured mane. There’s one album cover I had that wasn’t her typical tight curl, it was more like a loose, messy, lion’s mane type of hair so I’m using that as my inspiration.”
Kelly as Farida Khelfa Goude
This look was inspired by Farida Khelfa Goude, who had the most sculpted long curls. Kelly wore her hair extra long and natural curls were defined with a small curling iron, then separated with product. Her hair was then pinned and tucked around the face to create the illusion of fringe.
Rokael “used a gel eyeliner from Frankie Rose and applied all over the lid. Then I used a blending brush to make it look smooth. Last I used the same lipstick we used for Sade, which was Lady Danger right around the edges.”
Wondering how Kelly’s hair can withstand so many dramatic hair changes? Kelly let us know her favorite beauty secret! “I use a silk scarf! It keeps my hair smooth when I’m sleeping. I also always use a good hair mask.”
When we asked about her hair color (you have to have seen her AMAZING photos from PFW), Kelly told us, “George Papanikolas always colors my hair. I love George! He was actually the first one to take me blonde with my highlights almost a year ago.”
And her favorite look from the day? “Diana Ross!” she exclaimed. Rokael chimed in agreeing, “I love 70’s hair and a big smokey eye.”
Kelly as Singer Sade
“Then the next inspiration was Sade,” says Kim, “so we have two extremes. One tight, pulled back twist, which is a cleaner version, but still a strong statement with the hair. The other version was bigger and more wild. So we have two opposite looks. Kelly is the type of girl that can pull both of those looks off. She can do sleek, or big.”
Kelly as Bianca Jagger
“Kelly’s third look was inspired by Bianca Jagger,” says Rokael, “we went for more of a stained lip and kept the eyes very simple. I used Spice lip liner from MAC and added chapstick right over the top.”
Her hair was set in large rollers, then brushed out, creating a larger bouncier curl. Then gathered in the back and tucked into a faux bob. Paired with a pill box hot, she exudes 70’s class.
Photographer: Mike Rosenthal @mrmikerosenthal
Videographer: Dave Lang @thedavelang
Hair: Kim Kimble @kimblehaircare
Makeup: Rokael Lizama Rokael Lizama
Wardrobe: Rebecca Jefferson @becjefferson
Manicurist: Mariana Stanciu www.enameldiction.com
Art Director: Desirae Cherie @desiraecherie
Producer: Andrea Berk @aaahndrea