ABOVE: Brittny Gastineau
(represented by Élite) on this months covers of Lucire,
photographed by Jon Moe, make-up
by Jessica Tarazi, styled
by Brad Batory/Indashio,
hair styled by Carnie Fernow/Cutler
Salon using Redken. On
eyes: Tarte eyeliner in Starry Night. Smashbox waterproof shimmer
shadow in Venice. Highlighted with Poptarte trifold compact (shimmery
raspberry). Prescriptives Beyond Long mascara. Lips: Fred
and Ginger lip gloss by Tarte. On cheeks: LORAC sheer wash
in Sheer Emotion. Dress by Indashio (www.indashio.com).
Red hoop earrings by Chris Aire. BELOW:
Giorgio SantAngelo vintage tunic and Indashio jeans, with
rings, bracelet and necklace from Indashio Fine Jewellery by Crown
MONTH, we had the pleasure of working with Brittny Gastineau
of E! Entertainment Television’s Gastineau Girls, in which
she stars with her Mom in their own reality TV
show. It was a really fun shoot and Brittny was sweet and very easy-going.
She arrived with her booker, Douglas, from Élite looking
cool and sexy in a simple wifebeater, long white skirt, cool boots
and a funky belt. Ever the fashionista!
Brittny already looked great but we got to working
on her as soon as she walked in the door as we only had two hours
for hair, make-up and shooting (she was straight off to the
H&M show after finishing with
us). We had three outfit changes and, as a result, we kept her make-up
the same throughout, changing only her lips for speed.
I was aiming for something a bit edgier-looking
make-up-wise than Brittny has had. The focus was her amazing green
eyes which I tried to make pop, more so than they do naturally.
We rocked on to Gwen Stefani’s new CD
while the fantabulous Jon Moe (see www.jonmoe.com)
took the pics and the ever-gorgeous
Brad Batory of Indashio styled
Brittny, who loved the clothes he had brought in for her (the one
she wears on the cover is Brad’s own design).
|While the show was her
idea—it began as a joke—Gastineau has concerns about the impact
of the series on her life
Thanks, Brittny, we had a lot of fun!
Jessica Tarazi is Lucire’s Director
of Special Projects for Beauty in New York City as well as being
a working professional make-up artist. See more of her work at www.jessicatarazi.com.
Brittny revealed: the interview
ORE OFTEN THAN NOT, the media provide
us with the most widely held beliefs about a person. In some cases,
their own screen personas—sometimes fictional— supposedly “inform”
us. It’s easier to believe in Angelina the vamp and Jennifer the
innocent than a story where the former Mrs Pitt initiated her separation.
It’s partly why our cover girl this issue is Brittny
Gastineau. (It’s not a typo; it’s certainly not Britney. It was
spelt to aid pronunciation and has nothing to do with New York.)
The 22-year-old University of Alabama alumna stars with her mother
on The Gastineau Girls, and for those who haven’t seen the
promos on E! or Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV,
it’s been marketed as a cross between The Gilmore Girls and
Sex and the City. The premise: mother and daughter are looking
for love in a reality show.
Brittny’s father is former New York Jet Mark Gastineau,
so the mother–daughter duo are almost shown as being ultra-wealthy
by E!. However, neither have much contact with the NFL
defensive end nowadays.
But it’s easy to misunderstand them. While mother
Lisa has been used to paparazzi after marrying (and later divorcing)
the footballer, Brittny has had to get a quick education. She has
modelled, but at our cover shoot, she was self-conscious, working
hard with our team despite her tight schedule. While the show was
her idea—it began as a joke—she has concerns about the impact of
the series on her life. In reality, Brittny Gastineau’s sexy image
is just that. The reality behind the reality show is a warm, southern
girl with a real conscience.
the full story, with an interview with Brittny Gastineau,
in the June 2005 issue of Lucire.
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