Monday, November 29, 2010

RedPoppy's Exclusive Interview with Supermodel Maayan Keret

Israeli born redhead supermodel Maayan Keret lit up the fashion runways of top designers including Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix in the 1990's. Lucky for us she is back in full force via Verbmodels, and in addition to her gorgeous red tresses she's also bringing along an insatiable lust for life, motherhood, modeling, and a slew of new adventures coming her way. Best of all Maayan has graciously answered some of our most pressing redhead questions!...

What was it like growing up in Israel as a natural redhead?
It wasn't easy... as a child lots of kids called me in different names like "Giraffe" since I was too tall, freckled & redhead, but as I was a teenager I found the people who liked my colour & started to understand that being special is something I like & it fits me. Also growing up in a sunny country with a very pale skin wasn't a bingo, I get burned for a few times & couldn't stay in the sun too long as the other kids.

Are there certain colors you are drawn to which make you feel fabulous?
I like all the colours, I wear even pink & orange. I think everything can fit, but the best for me is green or red.

Please share with us some of your memories from your time with legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent.
Yves Saint Laurent- when I worked with him he was already not in his best... but I could see his desire through his eyes. He had a dog with him all the time, he was very quiet & concentrated on the clothes. We have never spoken so much but we have had some magic moments together.

Red hair and curls is a fierce combination. Which products do you use to keep your hair looking gorgeous?
I try to keep it as natural I can, I use moisture cream for my hair every day which I change every few months so that way It works better. During Winter time I put olive oil for two hours, sometimes.

How has working in the fashion world influenced your personal style and how you dress in the morning?
I've learned a lot from the fashion people, it gave me a lot of ideas & interest. I change my style, sometimes I just wear jeans or black pants & a simple shirt. People can always see what I'm going through in my personal life in the way I dress.

You're a mother, artist, writer, producer, traveler, and lecturer. What's your advice to other women who want to find balance in their personal and creative lives?
I think there are few important things for me - one is to plan my time efficiency so that I can do all different things (& not to be lazy). Second is to let myself always be open to different & new things, to ask myself questions all the time so I can see what I really want to do now, not be afraid of changes & not to think of what other people think or what it looks like.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Weekend

Wishing you all a lovely cozy weekend after all the Black Friday shopping marathons. And stay tuned for our exclusive interview on monday with redhead supermodel Maayan Keret!!!   xoxo RedPoppy
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide from Sephora

So last week I wrote about J.Crew's excellent holiday gift guide and all its fashionable winter goodies. This week it's all about the gift that gets the most squeals of glee and joy, plus you just can't go wrong with what women want: Makeup! Remember that time when you received a gorgeous plum lip gloss all wrapped up in a pretty satin bow or that perfect gold YSL sparkling eye shadow set that arrived in a small gilded box? I loved those pressies! Ok maybe you can go horribly wrong if you've got your untrained gifting eye on a pale frosted pink lipstick set aside for your redheaded niece, or a winter-themed beauty set packaged in a forest of cinnamon scented moisturizer, cinder perfumed body wash, and pine cone foot scrubbers. I've got news for you, that present's going straight into the recycling bin. Anyways, Sephora is my favorite makeup emporium and it's always chock full of your favorite makeup brands, pots, palettes, and gift sets that are all about pretty shimmer, and are completely wooded-area free. So go ahead and put some plummy shimmering gloss, the perfect red lipstick, and pink sparkle blush on your list. You also get three free samples with every order, and it's free shipping when you spend over $50.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Raquel Zimmermann as The Virgin Queen in VOGUE US

I want to love this, I really do! Setting aside my excitement that yet another model has gone redhead for yet another winter editorial, I can't help but shake my head until it falls off at the sight of a photoshopped within an inch of her life Raquel Zimmermann, because instead of looking gloriously redhead she looks like a modern  Queen Elizabeth I aka The Virgin Queen wearing some very now Spring 2010 preview clothes...
Badly done Vogue US!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Lanvin Hearts H&M Fashion Show

Everything was gone by 8:45am. Yep, I was afraid that would happen. H&M's once in a lifetime Lanvin partnership collection came and went as soon as it hit select stores across the U.S on saturday morning. But it's no use crying over spilled clothing racks. Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz launched the entire collection in NYC to some very lucky and altogether fancy friends the other night, so let's take a longing look at the gorgeous collection as it was before it was all snatched up...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Pony Up with Christian Louboutin

In case I never told you I'm a big houndstooth fan. Love myself a big check of a pattern especially in graphic black and white. What I'm not so much a fan of is pony hair. Now I love ponies and horses and most cows (turns out 'pony hair' is really calf leather) but the hair part feels creepy and weird on a pair of shoes (and pretty much anything else besides a cow). Which brings me to Christian Louboutin's Bikiki 140 Pony Pumps. These are just fabulous thanks to a great combination of houndstooth, rhinestone buckles and sleek heels. Shame about the pony bit though!...

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