Vixen Chat: Miss Piggy Talks MAC Collection + Style For "The Muppets"
Miss Piggy is still making the PR rounds, gearing up for The Muppets movie release in November. The latest collaboration? A MAC Cosmetics collection all equipped with an eyeshadow, eyeliner and a set of false lashes. That's not all we have for you today. She was kind enough to share her beauty regime, give style advice and so much more with this hilarious Q & A...
VIBE VIXEN: Tell us about what it was like collaborating with M·A·C on a collection that captures your iconic beauty look.
MISS PIGGY: Oh, I adore collaboration—especially when everyone is there to listen to what I have to say and do exactly what I tell them to. And those fabulously talented people at M·A·C did just that. They were more than willing to listen, learn and be inspired by moi, so they could get the pink eye shadow just right, the flutter of the lashes just perfect, the texture of the eye liner just so. Best of all, they did all the work while I did all the talking! Très fantastique!
What was it like working with James Gager, Senior Vice President and Creative Director, and Jennifer Balbier, Senior Vice President for Global Product Development?
Ah yes, James and Jennifer... Uh, what were those names again? Gager and Balbier? Sorry, not ringing a bell. But if I met them and they were important, I love them and can’t wait to see them again. You see, Jimmy and Jennie, as I called them, seemed to understand moi’s very soul. And best of all, they understood moi’s desire to make the collection worthy of comparison with other iconic M·A·C “diva” collections--Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper’s Viva Glam campaigns and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday--while inevitably surpassing all of them.
Tell us about your typical beauty routine when you’re on set. Does it differ from your every day beauty routine?
At home and on the set, my beauty routine is the same. I sit in a chair while a squadron of stylists, manicurists, cosmetologists, hairologists and so forth hover around and make magic. Then, I open my eyes, look in the mirror and voila! Perfection! The advantage of doing this on set is that someone else pays for it.
How would you describe your style in your upcoming film, The Muppets?
I play an editor at Vogue Paris, so naturally I had to wear the most au courant couture and meet all the top designers in the world. Naturally, we hit it off like gangbusters. Trust moi, you haven’t partied til you’ve ridden in a cab down the Champs-Élysées singing show tunes with a passel of Parisian designers! So, I would have to say that moi inspired designers who, in turn, designed clothes that captured the essense of moi. It’s a win-win all the around, n’est ce-pas?
Any style advice for your fans? Can anyone wear the products from the Miss Piggy inspired M·A·C collection?
You can’t be moi, but this is the next best thing. This collection is perfect for any skin tone, goes with any wardrobe choices...and will help vous find your personal style. To moi, style is all about having fun! You are you! Go for it! Get glam! Have fun! Laugh in the face of critics! Scoff at cynics! Chortle in front of rude people! You got it sister, so make the most of it! That is what this collection is all about – celebrating the absolute joy of being vous, embellished and enhanced by the magic of moi! (Ooh, that’s good. I should trademark that!) And remember, true beauty comes from loving yourself. So go ahead: love yourself. And if that proves a problem, might I suggest loving moi?
Are you loving all the Miss Piggy exposure? Will you check out the collection? The online-exclusive limited edition collection hits maccosmetics.com November 17, 2011.