Having just put the finishing touches on the interior of her L.A. home, actress Dianna Agron came face to face with a challenge many design-loving homeowners encounter: redoing the outdoors. “There were things I wanted but was initially afraid of,” Agron recalls of the decision between playing it safe or following her instincts in the renovation and landscaping of her backyard. With a design style that lies casually between flower child and old Hollywood elegance, Agron followed her whimsical side (and the new friends she quickly made on repeated visits to her local nursery) to create a multilayered garden that feels like it has been cultivated for years. With the help of myself and the Domaine creative team, and chef Megan Mitchell, Agron set the scene for one of those picturesque, twilight dinner parties that you only see in movies.
Photoshoots and Portraits > Shoots from 2014 > 2014: Session 003
Dianna recently did a gorgeous shoot for Byrdie Beauty, where she played with fall’s deep shades of burgundy:
If you want to shake things up as an actress, there’s really no better plan than going from bubbly, kind of bitchy cheerleader on Glee to daughter of a mobster in a Robert De Niro movie (The Family, out today). So if Dianna Agron’s up for change, we thought, we’re going to give it to her. In today’s editorial the actress goes a little goth, sporting the deepest darkest shades of Bordeaux on her nails, lips, cheeks, and eyes. “I would only wear dark lipstick like this on a very special occasion,” Agron says. “And be prepared to not be kissed all night!”
Makeup artist Georgie Eisdell prepped Agron’s skin with Chanel’s Vitalumiere Foundation ($55) and La Mer’s Powder ($65) before blending Nars’ Cream Blush ($29) in Constantinople along her cheekbones. From there, she built a Gucci-inspired smoky red eye and played with texture atop the darkest red pigments on Agron’s lips. “Dianna has the perfect face for makeup,” Eisdell says. “Her eyes are so beautifully almond so to enhance them even more with a bold color is so much fun, and she carries it off so well.”
Meanwhile, hairstylist Jenny Cho manipulated Agron’s blonde locks into everything from a slick, shiny ponytail to a Danny Zuko-like pompadour that—for a minute—made it look like Agron had gone short. “I’ve always been curious about a pixie cut,” Agron says. “My friend chopped all of her hair off this year, and she looks so elegant and chic.” In the meantime, Agron is thinking of going pink again: “You instantly feel precocious and people treat you so well; there’s something very childlike about it.”
There’s nothing childlike, however, about Agron’s sultry look in our fall shoot, above.
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Here’s what she had to share with the mag:
On her fashion transformation: “There’s a great scene in the old movie Funny Face when Audrey Hepburn’s character is standing at the train station, posing and crying while the photographer, Fred Astaire, takes her picture. I couldn’t help but think of that cinematic moment when I was seated front row in Paris at my very first fashion show, the fall 2012 Louis Vuitton “train” show, where the venue was transformed into an old-timey train station. Taking in all the glitz and glam, I felt transformed too. From that point on, fashion was going to play a big role in my world.”
On getting dressed in Louis Vuitton: “I’m usually low-key, but when LV dressed me, I felt somehow mischievous and fabulous at the same time. But also, when I wore those gorgeous dresses and heels, I was reminded that, as an actress, the style choices I make influence how directors think of me. There’s power in fashion.”
On her favorite part of her Italy trip: “One of the best parts of the trip—besides going home with amazing new shoes—was when a group of young Italian girls ran up to me on the street and told me they loved me in Glee. It was one of the moments actors live for. I’m so glad I was dressed up for it.”
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2013 > Sep 2013: Glamour
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Dianna Agron scored a feature in the September 2013 issue of NYLON Guys. Thanks to Fashion Scans Remastered for the HQ scans.
During her Q&A with the publication, the 27-year-old actress opened up about saying goodbye to “Glee” and working with acting legend Robert De Niro.
Check out a few highlight from this interview below. For more, be sure to visit NYLON Guys!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2013 > Sep 2013: Nylon Guys
Photoshoots and Portraits > Shoots from 2013 > 2013: Session 002
The gallery was updated with some gorgeous pictures of Dianna’s new photoshoot for her website You, Me & Charlie called ‘A La Mode’. Enjoy:
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The gallery was updated with lots of captures of Dianna’s photoshoot videos/bts. Enjoy:
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > Sep 2009: EW
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > Mar 2010: Elle
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > Apr 2010: TV Guide
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > May 2010: People
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > Oct 2010: Elle
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > May 2011: Tyler Shields
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > May 2011: Marie Claire
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > The Beauty Book 2011
Interviews, Adverts & Appearances > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > Feb 2012: Elle
Dianna is featured in the latest The Hollywood Reporter – Beauty Issue, talking about her makeup artist Georgie Eisdell and her grown-up look at the Shiaparelli and Prada Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum in May.
It was a little sultry compared to what we normally do, a different side of Dianna,” says makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, who created Agron’s smoky eyes that emanated glamour — a departure from her usual girl-next-door look — for this year’s Schiaparelli and Prada Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum. “Her gown was so flowy, gorgeous and plunging that I wanted to sex it up a bit. But she has a pretty good canvas to start with, so it’s not that hard,” says Eisdell. Jokes Glee’s Agron, 26, who counts the look as her favorite red-carpet moment: “I paid her to say that.” Gleeks everywhere agreed, posting photos and adulations on Twitter as soon as she hit the Met steps. Eisdell, who also works with Carey Mulligan and Elisabeth Moss, used such Chanel products as a rust-hued shadow “Ebloui” on the lid and under the eye and a dark charcoal shadow “Mirifique” as liner, finishing with black Inimitable mascara for mega-watt lashes. To complement the style, hairstylist Creighton Bowman did a “modern take on ’40s waves” by pulling hair up on one side. He notes, “It was disheveled elegance with a touch of cool.”
Photoshoots and Portraits > Shoots from 2012 > 2012: Session 005
Screencaptures > Photoshoots: Behind the Scenes > THR’s Beauty Issue Cover Shoot
I’ve updated the gallery with portrait pictures of Dianna at the 2012 Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.
Photoshoots and Portraits > Shoots from 2012 > 2012: Session 004
Gorgeous pictures of Dianna getting ready for the MET Gala were added to the gallery. Thanks to Vogue.
Photoshoots and Portraits > Behind the Scenes > MET Gala 2012
I’ve added to the gallery new outtakes of two shoots Dianna did last year. Huge thanks to my friend Olivia for her help.
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