The UK edition of hello! magazine (Issue 824 – July 13 2004) features an article on make-up artist Laura Mercier: A meeting with famed photographer Steven Meisel meant that Laura Mercier was soon in demand in America and a move to New York soon became a necessity. ‘It was also Steven who helped me to make my name,’ she says. He also introduced Laura to her very first, very famous client, Madonna.
‘I was so frightened of working with her that I put it off for two years, but eventually went to her New York apartment to meet her,’ Laura explains. ‘I was so very nervous, but you know what? She is totally professional, totally inspirational and she pushes the people around her to be as creative as she is. We ended up getting along so well that I worked with her on every video, magazine cover, album photoshoot and red-carpet event for eight years.’
Laura started working with Madonna on her Take A Bow video shoot and never looked back. ‘I found her completely wonderful to work with and always so compelling.’
So when Laura decided to launch her own make-up range in 1996, she was delighted that Madonna allowed her to name a classic red lipstick after her. ‘I remember I had my laboratory mix for the perfect burgundy-red lip colour for her, and then got them to pour it into an antique lip case for her birthday. She was delighted and said that I should name it after her. That was how ‘M’ was born. It was my gift to her, and her gift to me.’
Madonna’s other gift to Laura was a supreme boost to her confidence. ‘Once you have worked with her you realise that you can do your job well. But at the end of the day, it is not about the make-up artist, it is about the person being made up. And to this day I like to work with people whose company I really enjoy.’
source : madonnalicious.com
Even though Madonna couldn’t make time for a stop in her hometown of Detroit this tour it isn’t stopping Madonna’s family from attending one of the shows. Members of the Ciccone family will be attending the Sunday 11 July show in Chicago….wonder if she will invite her Dad on stage again like in previous tours?
source : madonnalicious.com
Madonna has an unbelievable gift for ICON members! The chance to win a Gibson Guitar identical to the one that she plays in the Re-Invention Tour except for you it’s signed by the lady herself!
It’s time to put your love for Madonna to the test and Re-Invent yourself! Here is the contest: Madonna has had many faces and looks through the years. Sometimes brunette, sometimes girlie blond sometimes dressed with highly sophisticated outfits but also sometimes very pure and natural.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to pick up one of those looks and re-invent yourself by turning your own appearance into Madonna’s! No, you are not dreaming, we are asking you to try and look like Madonna herself!
No matter if you’re a boy or a girl, strike a pose dressed like Madonna and sending us your Re-Invented shot, as well as the original Madonna image you decided to copy.For more details about the competition please visit ICON – the closing date is 31 July
source : madonna.com
She’s turning 46 next month, but Madonna is determined to try for one more child.
“She has it all planned out to a T,” a friend tells us. “She began visiting her fertility doctor in Los Angeles in late March. Her tour was already planned for the summer, but Madonna wanted to undergo tests to find out if she would be able to get pregnant and carry a baby at her age.”
The singer admitted in a recent interview that she worried that “because of my exercising and this, that and the other, I’ve kind of screwed up my cycle a bit.” But source says her doctors have now told her she’s in good shape to conceive.
Her Madgesty is also said to have sought the blessing of her kabbala counselor, Rabbi Yehuda Berg . Berg told her “that more kids would be a great thing for her spiritual growth,” according to our source. “He said, ‘Go for it.’”
The singer, who has taken the Hebrew name Esther, has one daughter, Lourdes , 7, by former lover Carlos Leon , and a son, Rocco , 3, by husband Guy Ritchie .
All of her little ones stand to be well-dressed: In the fall, Mom is coming out with a line of children’s clothing inspired by her storybook “The English Roses.”
She’s also working on an animated film based on that book, a CBS concert special and a theatrical-release documentary about her tour.
Let’s hope she schedules some baby-making time with Guy.
source : nydailynews.com
In case you’ve been wondering what Dennis Rodman is up to, the YES Network tonight presents an exhaustive interview in which the eccentric 43-year-old hoopster dishes on everything from his romances with Madonna and Carmen Electra to his new gig promoting Enjoy RX, a so-called “sexual enhancement spray.”
On his famous fling with Madonna, Rodman reveals: “I told her that I never liked her music, she sucks, and all this stuff like that.”
Interviewer Michael Kay asks: “She was cool with that?”
Rodman: “She was like, ‘What? I suck?’ I said, ‘Yeah, your music is too commercial, it’s too candy, too bubblegum,’ you know, and stuff like that. And she said, ‘Well, you know, you’re honest.’ I said, ‘Yeah, well, I don’t like it. You know, so, it doesn’t mean I don’t like having sex with you, but I don’t like your music.’
source : nydailynews
…we do know, that the final (and secret) support act to be announced for Madonna’s Slane concert is none other than mini-Madge herself, Kylie…
source : drownedmadonna.com
New York Times, children picture books, this week on list:
7 YAKOV AND THE SEVEN THIEVES, by Madonna. Illustrated by Gennady Spirin. (Callaway, $19.95.) A tale about “how all of us have the ability to unlock the gates of heaven.” ( Ages 5 to 8 ) new entry
source : nytimes.com
According to Asia’s Channel V, Madonna wants The Corrs to be her Special Guest for her Ireland gig, which takes place in Slane Castle on August 27th. The only source at this moment is Channel V, but if something comes out of this, we’ll let you know!
source : corrsonline.com