Jessica Paré | Cover Story
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley directs Jessica Paré in a poolside shoot for The Violet Files.
- Photography By
- GUY AROCH
- Hair By
- ADIR ABERGEL
- Makeup By
- KATE LEE
- Styled By
- SIMON ROBINS
- Nails By
- STEPHANIE STONE
The Story: With the memories of summer fleeting, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and VIOLET GREY offer a glimpse into the grace and allure of an actress as she dips into one of Hollywood’s most notable pools.
The Setting: The shoot took place at Robert Evans’ estate, the playground for many famous photographers including Slim Aarons and Helmut Newton.
The Creative: When choosing creative partners for The Violet Files, Rosie was someone we had to work with. She is wildly talented and thoroughly understands how to capture elusive moments of beauty.
The Face: Rosie was set on shooting Jessica Paré. She was enamored with her original beauty and elegance.
Jessica Paré and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sit down for an intimate conversation
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: FAVORITE SANDWICH FILLING?
Jessica Paré: Tahini, tomato & sweet onion.
RHW: WHAT BOOKS ARE ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND AT THE MOMENT?
JP: 3 Drabble novels, 2 Junot Diaz books, and A Life in Letters by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
RHW: YOUR NECESSARY SECRET INDULGENCE?
JP: Swedish Fish.
RHW: YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH?
RHW: YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS?
JP: See necessary secret indulgence.
RHW: WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
JP: “They need to see your eyes.” — told to me by Sophia Loren during an exceptional moment in my life/career.
RHW: IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
JP: “Oh, just eat the sandwich. You look great.”
RHW: ALWAYS IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?
RHW: Current lust?
JP: A safari tent.
RHW: Last album you bought?
JP: Foxygen – We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic.
RHW: Favorite animal?
JP: Black Mist, my cat.
RHW: IF YOU COULD BE GIFTED WITH A NATURAL TALENT OVERNIGHT WHAT WOULD IT BE?
JP: Dancing. No. Painting. Or magic. Or… sculpting, photography, cooking. Gardening!
Bobby, there is an impossibly fetching WOMAN swimming in your pool!
ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY, ACTRESS & MODEL
Yes dear, there are usually two or THREE.
ROBERT EVANS, FILM PRODUCER
The shoot took place at the home of legendary film producer Robert Evans. Located in Beverly Hills, the house was designed by architect John Elgin, creator of the Hollywood Regency look. The house and its surroundings have also served as backdrops for the works of many famous photographers (and friends of Mr. Evans) including Slim Aarons and Helmut Newton.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER: GUY AROCH
Guy Aroch has become one of today’s leading photographers in fashion, beauty and entertainment. With his signature use of color and tones, his images feel timeless while staying fresh, modern and unique. Guy’s editorial clients include Vogue, Muse, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine, GQ, L’Officiel, WWD, and The New York Times. Guy works regularly with some of our most admired Violets—Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Natalia Vodianova, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
THE MAKEUP ARTIST: KATE LEE
Kate Lee began her love affair with Hollywood rather unpredictably in London while working with then rising talents like Kate Winslet, Emily Mortimer, and Rachel Weisz. Having become one of the most in-demand makeup artists, Kate now lives in Los Angeles and works regularly with some of our favorite Violets — Rooney Mara, Keira Knightley, Kate Bosworth and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In addition, Kate often works on editorial with publications like Vogue, Purple, InStyle, Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire as well as with photographers like Norman Jean Roy, Ellen Von Unwerth, James White, and Terry Richardson.
THE HAIRSTYLIST: ADIR ABERGEL
The life of celebrity hairstylist, Adir Abergel, reads like a Hollywood film. Once a member of the American Ballet Theatre in New York City, his tenure was cut short due to an injury. After relocating to Los Angeles, Adir, catapulted into the fashion and editorial world, landing work with top publications like Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, V and W magazine. A celebrity clientele soon followed, including some of our favorite Violets — such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel.
THE NAIL ARTIST: STEPHANIE STONE
In this increasingly nail-crazy town, Stephanie Stone of Nailing Hollywood remains one of the trailblazing talents. Ombre, glitter, studs, crystals, razor-sharp rose thorns—you name it, she can turn it into a stunning work of fingertip art. From avant-garde photo shoots to red-carpet styles, Stephanie can go from graphic to classic without batting an eyelash. Her talents are called upon a growing list of leading ladies including Michelle Williams and Zoe Saldana.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Take a peek behind the scenes on set for The Violet Files’ poolside cover shoot with Jessica Paré at the home of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans.