Kelly Cutrone, the uber-fashion publicist — her company People's Revolution has helped look after big-name brands such as Sass & Bide, Ksubi, Camilla & Marc, Bulgari and Agent Provocateur — and star of Kell on Earth is in Australia right now and we got the chance to grab five minutes of her time yesterday to talk about her involvement with avant-garde British beauty brand, Illamasqua. Kelly was such a delight to chat to — so warm and chatty — and she told us how much she loved Australia and joked about her initial reaction to being approached by a beauty brand!
BellaSugar: "How are you enjoying your time in Australia?"
Kelly Cutrone: "I love it here! I feel so at home, just like I do in Toronto, Paris and LA. The people are so friendly. I love it!"
Bella: "So tell us how you came to be involved with Illamasqua?"
Kelly: "Well I got introduced to the brand and Julian [Kynaston] through my work with Agent Provocateur. [Joe Corre, co-founder of Agent Provocateur has a 10 percent stake in Illamasqua]. When they first asked me to come on board, I was like 'Dude, I don't wear makeup!' But I was keen to consult. It's those moments of opportunity, where you create the news and build stories that I love. And I was really keen on interweaving my personal success into the Sophie Lancaster Foundation."
Keep reading . . .Bella: "Yes, tell us more about that . . ."
Kelly: "Well, you know, I had the same hairdo as Sophie 20 years before her. You look at pictures and it's the same. And, being a mother myself [to Ava] I just really, really felt for her mum. [In August 2007, Sophie and her boyfriend were set upon, kicked, stamped and left unconscious because they looked and dressed differently. Sophie tragically died from her injuries.] You know she lost her only daughter but she's still out there trying to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else. She's just a great, great woman.
Bella: Tell us about Ava, does she think it's cool having a mum who's involved in a beauty brand?
Kelly: Well I don't let her wear makeup just yet unless it's Halloween but she wears Illamasqua nail polish!
Head on over to Fab to find out what Kelly had to say about her must-have fashion item of the moment, her friendship with Whitney Port and more . . .