As anon as the camera starts flashing, the French-English extra Stacy Martin contorts herself into a alternation of uncomfortable-looking poses in foreground of a billowing parachute. Martin, the face of Miu Miu Outlet fragrance, is aggravating to advice the columnist get the absolute shot. “You never apperceive what you’ll do if you accept a huge parachute alarming abaft you,” she says, bedlam about “getting into character” on this shoot introducing Miu Miu’s blessed new scent, L’Eau Bleue. “You accept to accomplish shapes that will acquaint a story, which is absolutely altered from the way we acquaint in film.”
Martin is no drifter to storytelling. Following her 2013 blemish role in Lars von Trier’s arguable Nymphomaniac, she became the face of Miu Miu’s first-ever scent. In September 2015, the admission Cheap Miu Miu Eau de Parfum attack featured Martin as a retro, cat-like adorableness alongside the bottled lily-of-the-valley-and-Akigalawood blend. For L’Eau Bleue, a fresher, greener abundance of the aboriginal (think bawdy addendum attenuated with honeysuckle and beginning flowers) out this month, Martin’s reprise has her acting out a lighter, dewier accolade to mornings during springtime. “L’Eau Bleue feels a little added peppy,” she says. “It’s like if the division changes, so do all of the smells about you. There’s something that surrounds you. Like cutting a fragrance, it can change you.”
The exoteric of the new canteen is a abreast replica of its predecessor’s, but this time the pillowed-glass body—a nod to the house’s signature matelassé handbags—is clear-cut blue. (As with the original, the vintage-inspired cap, topped with a pastel-yellow disk, is a avant-garde yield on the stoppers women already acclimated to administer aroma to their necks.) Both fragrances are meant to represent the abounding facets of the Miu Miu woman: She’s fun but serious. She’s able but not pretentious. She’s timeless—maybe even ageless. She’ll be able to cull off a brace of bejeweled heels if she’s 80. And, aloft all, she’s nonconformist but not eccentric. “It’s the abstraction that you can be absolute changeable and able at the aforementioned time, and there’s a abandon aural the woman,” Martin says.
These genre-defying codes are what accept consistently authentic the apple of Miu Miu Sale, the appearance band Miuccia Prada launched in 1993 as a younger, added antic accompaniment to her namesake brand. And most, if not all, of them administer to Martin herself. In person, she’s aloof but talkative, awkward but poised, bashful but self-assured. You instantly get the faculty that there is a lot added she wants to allocution about than her adorableness secrets.
“I acquisition it infuriating if anyone criticizes me for alive in the appearance space. Why is that a problem? Why can’t we like appearance and aswell accept an important career?” Martin wonders. “You can accept style, and that shouldn’t abate that you accept in women’s equality. You can be feminine and fashionable by getting yourself, instead of what women and girls are accepted to be. Miu Miu represents that energy.”
After some time off to acquisition the adapted scripts, Martin will be bringing her own adorable alloy of contradictions aback to the big awning absolute soon. In Redoubtable, Michel Hazanavicius’s accessible comedic biopic about Jean-Luc Godard, she plays the extra and biographer Anne Wiazemsky, who affiliated the 36-year-old New Wave filmmaker if she was abandoned 20. Martin has the advance role alongside Nat Wolff in Jess Manafort’s indie abstruseness Rosy, and has been casting in Kirsten Dunst’s feature-film authoritative debut, The Bell Jar, with Dakota Fanning, which starts cutting this year.
“You accept to acquisition your own way of alive in this industry, and for me, Miu Miu Online has been a big allotment of that,” Martin explains. “It has to feel like me.” She doesn’t wish to let her bouncer down continued abundant to appearance us absolutely who that is, but it’s adapted for a Miu Miu woman to leave an air of mystery.