Reese witherspoon Tuesday hosted a coterie of beauty enthusiasts who were on hand to celebrate the latest offers from Elisabeth arden. In a private Beverly Hills home, guests were guided to a garden teeming with freshly blooming roses and tables bearing vases filled with flowers as well as ferns, hydrangeas and peonies for creating personalized floral arrangements.
Witherspoon floated among the crowd in a floral-print Altuzarra dress, sharing her love for the brand. “[Elizabeth Arden] started a business, a beauty brand, even before having the right to vote, ”she said Hollywood journalist. “She was a champion of women’s rights and the idea that women should take care of themselves. She had a holistic approach to health and beauty whereby you can’t be as beautiful as what you feel on the inside. I just think she’s such a cool entrepreneurial force. I wouldn’t be here without women like her.
Following in Arden’s footsteps, Witherspoon is a full-fledged entrepreneur (founder of lifestyle brand Draper James in 2013) and has been a consistent voice for women’s rights. She was a key player in launch of the Time’s Up initiative last year and, just before the event, the Big little lies The actress tweeted her thoughts after a law banning most abortions was passed by the governor of Alabama on Wednesday, following similar legislation in other states, calling it “unconstitutional and odious “.
I am more than upset with the passing of new abortion bans in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia and Ohio. It is unconstitutional and odious. We cannot tolerate this violation of the fundamental rights of women.
– Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) May 15, 2019
“Rolling back the human rights of women is deeply troubling and unconstitutional,” she said. THR. “I like what Ava DuVernay said, ‘Your silence is not going to save you.’ Right now it’s Alabama; tomorrow is for the whole country. Nothing is more important to me than protecting my sisters all over this country. It’s just amazing. I have the impression that we are in a novel.
Witherspoon went on to say, “If you really think about it, there aren’t enough women making decisions about women’s lives. Our bodies are governed without representation. It doesn’t sound very American to me.
Following the adage that beauty comes from within, Elizabeth Arden’s official ‘chief storyteller’ also spoke of vanity, which by her definition is anything. corn this. “Beauty is finding the center of yourself,” she said. “It’s being your truest self and bringing that person into the world.”
The 43-year-old stressed the importance of skin care, especially with her active lifestyle. “These serum capsules are so easy to carry,” she said, gesturing to Elizabeth Arden. retinol ceramide capsules, displayed on a table alongside the brand’s White Tea collection (a trio of scents boasting notes such as white tea, pear blossom and bergamot). quality that you get in the products. I take them all over the world whenever I do movies or press tours and you also have an incredible amount of moisture in them, in case you want to use them on flights.
Witherspoon also swears by treatments from West Hollywood-based facialist Mila Moursi, as well as regular immersion in nature. “I think it’s important to get out as much as possible,” she said. “Take a walk in the morning. It is really helpful for your health and just for your mental reset.
Regarding the beauty standards that are shifting in the world towards more inclusiveness, Witherspoon (who passed on her mother’s advice to find joy and happiness every day by focusing on positivity) spoke about the access of its children to diversity.
“You see a lot more representations of the world than when I grew up,” she said, before referring to Diana Ross as a beauty icon for putting on makeup over the years, according to conversations. with her daughter Tracee Ellis. Ross, a friend of Witherspoon. “I think it’s a really interesting time to grow up, to be a kid, and to use social media platforms. I’m really happy that my kids see that there has to be a full line and that women and beauty can have so many different sides. And we see a lot of bloggers. They have very important voices in the beauty world because they represent an important perspective, which is actually that of the buyer. I think brands really listen to consumers and pay attention.
When it comes to Hollywood’s take on beauty, in terms of inclusiveness and ageism, Witherspoon – who founded production company Pacific Standard Films with Bruna Papandrea (Missing girl, Savage) in 2012 and media brand Hello Sunshine in 2016, which emphasizes celebrating women through storytelling, noted that the power lies with content creators and their audiences.
“I think that’s changing,” she said. “It certainly did not meet the standards, but with the emergence of many producers, women of color, LGBTQ people producing and creating content, I think you’re going to see a shift in the stories that the stories are told. The most important thing is that audience members show up for the things that represent what they want. Pay that money Friday for the box office and hit it on Netflix. Support artists who you truly believe in, as this will help them continue to create great content. “