When: October 31
Where: Milk Studios, Los Angeles
Artist Marco Perego has good reason for immortalizing his wife’s face on his arm in tattoo form: Zoe Saldana is a timeless beauty as beguiling as a Na’vi alien in the year 2154, or as the imagined heroine of a 1960s pulp novel cover, which was the inspiration for our shoot. The former dancer knew instantly how to bring a sultry noir vixen to life, shimmying with Solange’s True on repeat while the crew danced along. She handily fielded some tempting distractions, in the form of Mugsy, the adorably scruffy stray she rescued from a busy intersection, and a visit from Perego, from whom she stole kisses between outfits. (She’s fond of teasing him by imitating his Italian accent with an exaggerated Latina one.) Quinoa, the brain grain, was her healthy lunch.
Despite her reputation as a stylesetter—she’s pals with Prabal Gurung, and a red-carpet standout—Zoe lamented that she has no time to shop. We sent her home with four pulls she loved: a sheer peasant blouse from Aritzia and three tops from new Toronto label Markoo.