Monday, November 19, 2012

Black is beautiful

Wonder.Black by Matrix rides the current fashion wave that is all about this sexy, never-go-wrong colour. StyleSpeak submits to the reign of darkness

Urmi Chanda-Vaz

Late in July when Lady Gaga launched her perfume, Fame, it justifiably created a lot of buzz. And that wasn’t just because it was a Lady Gaga posing in the nude for her fragrance. The perfume is the first of its kind – a black-coloured fluid that turns transparent on contact with air! The reign of black has moved on from the world of fashion to the world of beauty, with smokey eyes and dark lips ruling runways the world over.

Lustrous black hair is equally in vogue with a number of Hollywood celebrities preferring the look over the blond locks of the yesteryears. We take a look at some of the hottest celebs who are known for their haute dark manes, and who’ve created something of a ‘Wonder Black’ fashion phenomenon.

Katy Perry: Recently in the news for her split from hubby Russell Brand, this pop icon often changes the colour of her hair and is known for her quirky, cute sense of style. However, it is her dark, shiny hair that stands her apart. Perry’s music is as fresh as her often-changing looks and this lethal combination has her fans from across the world swooning.

Kim Kardashian: The queen of America’s page 3, Kim Kardashian is one of the most snapped celebrities in the world. While she has often been in the news for all the wrong reasons, including her first sex tape to her recent divorce after a short 72-day marriage, she is also much admired for her perfect make-up and coiffed hair.  Her long, dark locks have made quite a fashion statement in the media.

Megan Fox: ‘Transformers’ star Megan Fox is considered one of the sexiest women in the world. However, after her marriage to Brian Austin Greene, Fox has been pretty much off the media radar. But her luscious lips and terrific brunette tresses are hard to forget.

Salma Hayek: This Mexican beauty is certainly one of the sexiest actresses of this generation, with her smoldering eyes and dark-as-night hair. Her exotic features have been the object of attention for millions of fans on the globe as have been her stunning onscreen performances.

Selena Gomez: She is the object of envy for millions of Justin Bieber fans, as she has been dating the super pop star for a while. A successful artiste in her own right, the sweet Selena Gomez has her own share of fans, who dote equally over her dimples, her music and her thick, dark locks.

Vanessa Hudgens: Another young heartthrob, Vanessa Hudgens rose to fame while playing the female lead, Gabriella Montez, in the crazy-popular ‘High School Musical’. She has since charted a successful career as a singer and an actress and is known among other things her beautiful, long black hair.

Penelope Cruz: Another gorgeous actress from the exotic crop is the sensational Penelope Cruz. The Spanish beauty, with her gorgeous smile and sensational dark eyes and hair, has several movies to her credit and has even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We certainly think she has earned it.

Catherine Zeta Jones: Wife to the much-older Michael Douglas, mother to xyz, Academy Award winner and superstar, Catherine Zeta Jones wears all her hats with aplomb. The Welsh actress is immensely attractive what with her beautiful body, striking personality and who can forget those raven tresses?

This article appeared in the August 2012 issue of StyleSpeak - The Salon & Spa Journal.

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