Natalia Kills

Behind-the-scenes before Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party. Los Angeles

Anyone worth their salt in trivia from The Hills remembers that penultimate pilot episode where Lauren is tasked with overseeing the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party—only one of many Teen Vogue-centric should-I-or-shouldn't-I dilemmas she'd find herself faced with (Paris, anyone?)

Fast forward quite a few years later, where we found ourself attending that very same party - just sans all of the job-or-friend-first moral quandaries. After shooting TV's EIC Amy Astley in New York, we found ourselves in L.A. the same week of the the magazine's annual Young Hollywood party (timed to its eponymous issue starring Hailee Steinfeld and co-hosted by Emporio Armani). So we penciled in a shoot and stopped by beforehand to go behind-the-scenes with none other than Natalia Kills.

With Diptyque's Baies burning in one corner, we kicked it with Kills post-soundcheck as she got ready for her performance that night. She looked every inch the part in a shiny, satin-y orchid-print pencil skirt by Givenchy and a killer high-neck black crop top. We talked and watched as her glam squad got to work with Armani's aptly-named Eyes to Kill shadow palette in hand. After blending in a few drops of Maestro Foundation (we're fully-fledged Face Fabric addicts, FYI), her team filled in her brows and drew on her signature Black Liner, finishing the whole thing off with a slightly-muted coral lip (Armani Rouge Ecstasy lipstick in Tangerine 307, BTW). In her lilting British accent, Kills explained that the best part of the whole get-glam process is what comes after a.k.a her fixation on peeling off false lashes; admittedly a throughly satisfying feeling, though the admission did leave our photog, Jake, scratching his head. We also bonded over her latest purchase - a black Mulberry bag with an embossed leather clasp. Oh, and as for her performance? Pardon the pun, but girl kind of Kill-ed it.



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