PS: Does she have a favourite look you’ve done on her?
VH: I don’t know if she has a favourite, but about two weeks ago, I was doing her makeup for a Summer campaign, and she took my phone and started snapping and taking pictures. I probably have 200 selfies on my phone of her. I think that was a good look for her, she posted it the next day. It was the bronze one. She’ll be like, “Hold it from there!” or “Come closer!” and then the photographer was like, “We need to move on.”
I also think it was a really good time because it was the day after the Marc Jacobs show, and I don’t know if she necessarily felt her prettiest. It’s her job and she knows she’s going to get lots of press for it, but I don’t necessarily think she feels the prettiest when she’s pale with bleached brows. There was such a contrast to that day that I think she was like, “Oh [sighs], there she goes again.”
PS: Does she have a lot of input when you guys work together, or is it that trust thing again?
VH: Again, there’s that trust where if we’re shooting, she doesn’t, because she trusts we’re making the best decision. When it’s personal, red carpet or when she’s walking outside, she’s very good about collaborating with me and making sure we’re both happy. There’s times when she’ll come in with a full vision and your job is to create her vision for her. It can go in different ways — it really depends on where she’s going, what she’s doing, how she’s feeling, if she’s inspired by something.
At the Met Gala for example, she was very inspired by the dress she was wearing — it was a custom-made gown for her. She was really inspired by that, so she had this whole look about what she was going to do. At the Fragrance Awards for example, she had a stylist, we had a hair and makeup team, so she trusts that everyone is making the best decision.