Kirsten Dunst Covers Lucky, Talks Cutting Hair for a Boy and Spray-Tanning Secret
Can we just say that we love any celebrity interview that more or less starts with "Let's talk style!"?
Though she's earning raves and a pile of awards for her role in Melancholia, Lucky's January cover girl Kirsten Dunst is more than happy to discuss lighter topics.
Photographed by James White in everything from a green tweed Lanvin number to a printed dress from upcoming H&M collaborator Marni, the actress reveals her go-to beauty buys, such as Chanel nail polish ("they have the prettiest colors"), Passage to Hell fragrance ("it's an addictive smell, very spicy and womanly"), foundation ("I look dis-gust-ing without it"), and, believe it or not, spray tans.
"You lose like five pounds immediately, and your face is glowing and gorgeous," gushes the fair-skinned beauty, who admits to having "the kind of skin you touch and it gets red."
“I look amaziiiiiiing," she adds. "I did it for my last movie. Then Isla [Fisher, her co-star] saw me and was like, ‘I’m gonna get spray-tanned too!’ I only did it twice so I’m tan in like two scenes and super-pale in the rest of the film.”
And it's not just a faux glow that keeps the recent Bulgari campaign star looking her best.
“I like my legs,” Dunst tells the magazine. “I like wearing short dresses and high heels. And I think I have good hair. The last time I cut it short, my boyfriend at the time was like, ‘You look so much better with short hair.’ So I cut it off.
“I know, I know, so stupid! My girlfriend thinks he just didn’t want any guys to look at me. ‘Mwuh-hah-hah! How can I make her ugly? Cut off her hair!’ I actually can’t wait to have long hair. It’s getting a little longer and my face already looks better.”
Photo courtesy of Lucky
See a pattern? Dunst goes retro in a printed Marni dress for her Lucky photo shoot.
And might a color change be in the blonde's future?
“I attract a different kind of boy when my hair’s red,” she says. “I get more quality men—like a more thoughtful, nerdy dude."
Nothing wrong with that. The interview also sees Dunst professing a yearning to have kids, insisting that she's a "prude" despite going nude in her latest film, and admitting that she and Laura and Kate Mulleavy once tried to get Kasey from The Bachelorette to come to a Rodarte show. (Um, can we be best friends?!)
"I’m a sucker for a cute dress and I knew I’d be happy wearing it," she says of her floral-print Rebecca Taylor dress with a revealing keyhole cutout.
"I’m the kind of person who buys a new thing, wears it so much, and then is totally sick of it. I’ve already worn it two days in a row. It’s harder to dress if you have boobs. I usually cover them. This is not usually my style. When you have a beanpole body everything looks cute. Like Alexa Chung [who just received the BFA's Style Award]. I like her style, but she’s really tall and skinny so everything looks good on her.”
Guess stars really are just like us: self-critical, lazy, and envious of ridiculously gorgeous British girls.
For more Kirsten Dunst, visit Lucky online and pick up the January issue, on sale December 6.