Published by Neide Published on February 14, 2019

British Vogue was with Lily Collins the night she got ready for the BAFTAs and not only they had a quick chat with her, but also took photographs of Lily posing with her dress and getting her make up on. Photos have been added to our gallery, and you can read the article below.

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With her subject dressed in bright blue Givenchy, there was only one route for the make-up look created by make-up artist and Lancôme global creative director Lisa Eldridge for Lily Collins and her BAFTA red-carpet appearance last night: vampy red, dark lips.

But the coming together of a red carpet beauty look isn’t always weeks in the making, as you might assume. Having sent Lisa a picture of the dress the week before with the directive that she wanted the make-up look to be “very fresh but with an edge”, Lisa sent through moodboards of picture references for different looks that they could create.

But it wasn’t until Lisa saw the dress in person in Lily’s room at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday that she got the confirmation she needed to go forth with this beautifully bold make-up look: “The dress was much brighter in person than I thought it would be”, explained Eldridge. “So then I knew we had to do the dark lips.”

The look – that took 45 minutes to create – transpired to be ethereal skin, care of Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude, the new release in the Teint Idole Nude franchise; a flush of Blush Subtil in Rose Sable; luminous eyes using the sheer shimmer shades in the new Spring 2019 Café Bônheur La Palette; lashings of Grandiôse Mascara in black and Crayon Khôl in Brun; and then, of course, the statement lips using L’Absolu Rouge Matte in Berry Noir.

A real beauty chameleon, Lily explained how she enjoys giving her make-up artist free rein when it comes to these epic moments: “I don’t want to necessarily look the same every single time I am on the carpet. I look at it like playing a character each time, so there is always a through-line of wanting to feel that whoever is doing my hair and make-up has as much of a say in the look as I have an idea of what I want.”

And does she enjoy getting ready for the red carpet? “I am having the worst time… It’s never any fun”, she jokes wryly. “I look at it as a reunion [though]”, she adds honestly. “Like with Lisa, we’re not in the same city. She is London and I am in LA, so this is an opportunity to see old friends. I take maybe 5 to 10 minutes on myself day-to-day when I am go-go-go, so I like to keep these moments of dedicated glam time as just like getting ready for a school dance when I was in high school. It’s that time to really have fun. We blast music, we have fun, talk, chat, laugh and sometimes I have to get hurried along because I am having such a good time.”

And with that, she’s out the door…

Published by Neide Published on December 18, 2018

Lily Collins was on the cover of December 16th issue of Stella. Looking absolutely beautiful, as always, Lily speaks about beating anorexia, overshadowing her father and starring in BBC’s Les Misérables. You can read the full article below, and check out the photos in our gallery!

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A few months ago, Phil Collins told his daughter that he’d heard a British DJ introduce one of his songs with the words: ‘For those of you who don’t know, this is Lily Collins’s dad.’ ‘He thought it was so funny,’ chuckles the 29-year-old actor. ‘And so did I. It’s just interesting, I guess, how different generations get defined by different things.’

As one of the defining voices of the 1980s and a man who remains one of the world’s bestselling artists, it would have been easy for Collins to overshadow his multitalented daughter’s success. Certainly, when I first interviewed Lily five years ago for the romcom Love, Rosie, she was still being defined not just by her famous father, but the Audrey Hepburn-esque looks that had won her modelling contracts as a teenager living in LA.

Since we last saw each other, Lily has redefined herself on her own terms. And when UK audiences are treated to her nuanced, poignant portrayal of Cosette’s desperate mother, Fantine, in the lavish new six-part BBC adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, they won’t see Phil Collins’s daughter but a remarkable British-born talent at the top of her game.

‘I had a few friends in the musical version, and I was so keen to play this part in what’s a very different adaptation,’ says Lily of the role that won Anne Hathaway an Oscar – a role she begged producers to be allowed to audition for, so desperate was she to be involved.

That the director, Tom Shankland, had decided against his being a musical adaptation meant the all-star cast – including Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert and Olivia Colman as Madame Thénardier – were able to return to Hugo’s original characters, she says. ‘And getting to work through the whole arc of Fantine’s life was incredible. Although in fact the death scene was filmed on day two,’ she adds with a side smile. ‘So it was a case of, “Hi, nice to meet you – I’m about to die”.’

Published by Neide Published on December 13, 2018

Great news, Lily is on the cover of the December issue of Glamour UK and in a very beautiful photoshoot as you can check below! Along with the beautiful outtakes i bring you an interview from the magazine, where Lily speaks about Les Misérables, famous family and dating!

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2018 was the year of fearless female performances but THE TV Christmas blockbuster, Les Misérables, saves the best for last with Lily Collins’ star turn as Fantine. Here she navigates the minefield of millennial dating, -13°C locations and a late-twenties crisis with GLAMOUR’S Josh Newis-Smith.

“I’ve been ghosted more times than I care to admit,” Lily confesses, as we discuss the minefield that is millennial dating. Adorned in a slouchy black hoodie with her hair scraped back into a care-free ponytail and barely a lick of make-up, Lily could be any twenty-something in debrief mode.

In fact, the only indication that this is a Golden Globe nominee who since starting to act at the age of two, has carved a place for herself as a go-to starlet – in such varied roles in Rules Don’t ApplyMirror Mirror and Love, Rosie– is the vast Hollywood home that plays backdrop to our interview and her GLAMOUR cover shoot.

About to hit our screens in her career-defining role as Fantine, who is dumped unceremoniously by her lover – Victorian ghosting if you will – and left to fend for her child alone, we are musing on how, just like the iconic character, Lily has navigated her own fair share of heart ache. “There are times when I’ve [been on dates and] thought we had a great time and then I’ve never heard from the guy again,” she continues. With this level of ‘gal pal’ magnetism it’s no wonder she has garnered 11 million Instagram followers, and counting. “Sometimes that happens after one date, a couple of dates or one month. I would prefer people to be honest with me, as I live like that. I don’t think it will be something I can ever figure out. The good thing is that we all have the same issues.” Alexa, play Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande…

Published by Neide Published on November 20, 2018

Lily was recently featured in the December issue of British Vogue, where she speaks about Les Misérables, why she loves Ariana Grande and more. You can read the article posted on the official website below, and scans and outtakes have been added to the gallery as you can check!

 

It was the dead of winter and an icy -13C when Lily Collins arrived in Brussels to start filming the BBC’s long-awaited adaptation of Les Misérables. As Fantine – an orphaned, penniless young woman forced into prostitution – Collins went through “a very drastic transformation”, so much so that people didn’t recognise the young movie star on set.

“I really got to see what I was made of on this shoot,” Collins says from the warmer climes of LA. “Whether it was the temperature or the workload or the physicality of Fantine and her storyline and her sadness, I learned what I could withstand. “Like many, Collins’s first experience of Victor Hugo’s classic novel was as a musical (a school production, rather than West End), although this latest version won’t include singing – so any Anne Hathaway comparisons can be put to bed now. “You get to see the character in a different way when there’s not a song,” says Collins. “What was said in a lyric gets to be a fully fledged scene. It’s been a real bucket-list thing to do.”

Christmas is an overload for the senses, so I try not to overload my party look. When I think of the holidays I think of tartan and Vivienne Westwood. There’s something very Chrisimassy and opulent about her looks that I love.

Published by Neide Published on November 11, 2017

DuJour has published an article listing five actresses and how far they have gotten in their career since they were first covered by the publication. Lily is one of the chosen ladies, and you can read her article bellow!

Collins has portrayed women preoccupied with perfection before. In last year’s Rules Don’t Apply, for which DuJour profiled the 28-year-old, she played Marla Mabrey, a “virtuous beauty pageant winner” and aspiring starlet with whom Collins possessed certain parallels as well. “Marla had wanted everything within her control to be ‘just so’ in order to catch the eye of Howard Hughes. It was important to her to look a certain way and behave in a particular manor in order to fit in, based on common traits she saw among the other girls she was competing with,” says Collins, who, as a one-time deb at Paris’s aristocratic Bal de Débutantes, has survived her fair share of pageantry. “Both women, Marla and Ellen, wanted others to accept them in some way but they had different ways of expressing it,” she adds. “Ellen’s just manifested itself in a more harmful way and was more psychologically challenging to portray.”

 

Published by Neide Published on October 2, 2017

W magazine had a chat with Lily while she got ready this morning for the Givenchy fashion show. You can read the article bellow, and check out photos of Lily getting ready in our gallery!

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In the dark of Paris Saturday night, in some quiet corner of the City of Light, Lily Collins got out of her car with friends and did exactly what every other tourist, fashion week attendee, and Parisian has done at least once in their life.

“We get out, and watch it sparkle, and I just like to stand there, looking at it,” she said, referencing, of course, the immortal Eiffel Tower. “It’s so special and so beautiful. Paris is such a magical place.”

It’s a ritual that the actress, 28, makes a point to do every time she’s in Paris. On this visit in particular, Collins, who was seen earlier this year in Okja and To The Bone, was in town to attend the Givenchy Spring 2018 fashion show, where newly-installed artistic director Clare Waight Keller will debut her first collection for the storied house.

“I am so excited to see what Clare brings to the brand. I think she’s going to mix the masculine and feminine vibe together really well,” she said, noting that she’s actually been a big fan of the house for quite some time. “I’ve loved the brand ever since I was little, just because of its association with Audrey,” gushed Collins, who is sometimes compared to the late legend. And how could a young actress not?

Hubert de Givenchy not only built a lasting fashion house but he also dressed Hepburn for her films Roman HolidayBreakfast at Tiffany’sMy Fair Lady, and Charade.

On Sunday, before the show, Collins wasn’t exactly channeling Audrey Hepburn. She had thick eyeliner on, and her hair was styled in a wet, slick up-do. “I wanted to change it up slightly. Nothing too expected,” she said. What is to be expected, however, is that Collins has great taste in music, if her early pre-fashion show playlist is any indication. As The Eagles played in the background, Collins said that she managed to sneak in one other fun thing in Paris despite having just arrived the day before. “I went to the Crillon, to see it after it had been redone,” she said.

Published by Neide Published on July 28, 2017

There is no denial that Lily is killing it with her fashion choices, and so is Cecelia Brady– The character she plays in Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, set to debut July 28 on Amazon Prime Video. Teaming up with Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant, the duo chats with WWD about Cecelia’s thirties-era look!

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Lily Collins had it easier than most imagining what life would be like for an ambitious scion of a showbiz family navigating the professional, personal and gender politics of Thirties Hollywood. In her new Amazon series “The Last Tycoon,” loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, she’s never far from the storied history that pervaded her youth.

Along with being a second generation star, the daughter of pop icon Phil Collins has been time-traveling to Tinseltown’s Golden Age since she was a kid, her mother Jill has long been involved in preserving, restoring and showcasing historical sites in the Hollywood region, including Beverly Hills’ grand 90-year-old Greystone Mansion, which serves as her character Celia Brady’s family home.

“I grew up spending a lot of time there; I used to run around the hallways doing homework and watching people in the house,” Collins laughs. “So now it’s like it’s gone full circle.”

Collins chatted with WWD just before shooting a scene set during the 1937 Academy Awards ceremony — in the same Biltmore hotel ballroom where those actual Oscars were presented. “It plays with your mind,” she says. “You look around and everyone’s spotlessly perfect of-the-period, and you really forget that you have a cell phone waiting for you at your chair.”

Chief among the series’ extravagant effects is the lavish wardrobe concocted by costume designer Janie Bryant. “Celia’s the fashionista, really, of this show, and Janie gets to throw lots of different things on me,” Collins says. “My Oscar dress is pretty amazing. It’s a lilac silk tiered number in the back with this amazing sequined capelet.”

Published by Neide Published on July 27, 2017

Lily is featured in the latest episode of Vanity Fair’s podcast “In the Limelight” where she speaks about her very busy year, working with her The Last Tycoon co-stars Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer, the feedback she has gotten from To The Bone, career goals, role models and so much more. You can listen to the podcast bellow (Lily’s interview starts at 24:45)!

Lily Collins is having a very busy 2017. The actress released her memoir—Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me—in the spring. And this summer, two of her films—Okja and To the Bone—have hit Netflix. Collins also has a new show debuting this week—her first television series role—with Amazon’s gorgeous The Last Tycoon, set in 1930s Hollywood, also starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer.

For this week’s episode of Vanity Fair’s “In The Limelight,” co-host Josh Duboff sat down with Collins—daughter of Phil—in New York to discuss her busy year. The actress spills on what it was like to act opposite Bomer (“He’s just absolutely beautiful—in the 1930s or 2017”) and have Grammer play her dad (“He called me ‘kiddo’ from day one”) in Tycoon. She also discusses the feedback and response she has come across in response to To the Bone, in which Collins plays a woman struggling with a severe eating disorder (“It’s been incredible to see the amount of young people coming out and sharing their stories”).

Collins also shared on a variety of other topics and co-stars.

On her career goals: I have a list of things I’d like to do. That includes work as well as travel, as well as just life in general. Would love to do a flat-out comedy. Love Paul Feig. Would love to do a British sweeping period drama, a la a Joe Wright situation… Would love to have kids. Would love to go travel to Thailand and stay in a treehouse. I’d love to learn how to bake better…

On her acting role models: Audrey Hepburn. Obvious, but Meryl Streep. It’s about the longevity of their careers. Natalie Portman. Cate Blanchett. Love Penélope Cruz. And all these women are mothers. And what I love is that they are proof that you can do both, that you can have both. You can have a career, and do what you do, and then have your family as well.

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