Drew Barrymore Online
Ali   February 18, 2016 Images, Miss You Already

As we get closer to the release of the DVD/BluRay of Miss You Already I have added some additional stills to the gallery from the film.

Gallery Links:
Drew Barrymore Online > 2015 | Miss You Already > Production Stills


Ali   February 18, 2016 Images, Magazines, Photoshoots

Some outtakes from Drew’s shoot for Harper’s Bazaar with the theme of Firestarter.

Gallery Links:
Drew Barrymore Online > 2016 > 001


Ali   February 18, 2016 Magazines, Photoshoots, Videos

A behind-the-scenes look our fiery cover shoot with the Drew Barrymore for the March 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.


Ali   February 4, 2016 Interviews, Magazines

Drew is featured on the cover of the March issue of Harpers Bazaar magazine. The feature has her talking about her time in Hollywood from the early 1980’s until now.

After three decades in the spotlight, the actress and producer—and now beauty magnate—keeps stoking the flame.​

Drew Barrymore is remembering her Firestarter face, the expression she’d make when she was about to set things ablaze in the 1984 Stephen King classic. “I always said, ‘Back off. Back off. Just back off, and don’t make me angry.’ Then I would clench my fists and scrunch my face a little bit and breathe rapidly, focus my eyes on something, and then blow it up.” She adds wryly, “And although I’m such a peacekeeping hippie, I wish I had that power every once in a while. I totally wish I could blow some stuff up with my eyes.”

After her 36 years in the public eye—her story is so storied, it doesn’t bear repeating—Barrymore’s power is assured. While she characterizes her “heat” these days as more of a “simmer,” she’s happy to walk down a fiery memory lane. One may recall a picture of a baby Barrymore, in a puff-sleeved party frock, lighting King’s cigarette at the film’s premiere. “People were like, ‘Oh, that would be funny.’ I don’t even know if he was a smoker or not.” Pause. “Somehow when you have a young girl, things are sort of excused. … But I think it’s even cooler now. It’s such an awesome picture.”

During filming, “Stephen would come around. And I got to be in his office, that famous attic he writes in that’s on the cover of his book On Writing. It was just a very cool time, and not in Hollywood.”

Barrymore is also having a very cool time not in Hollywood. The mother of two young daughters—Olive, three, and Frankie, almost two—with her husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, she lives on two coasts, in Los Angeles and on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She divides her time between raising her girls and blossoming her nascent businesses, Flower Beauty and Barrymore Wines. Flower, originally a film-production company, is now an empire that has grown with the 2013 launch of makeup and, most recently, eyewear.

“I don’t think I’m hot right now necessarily, because I have all my irons in a bunch of different fires,” Barrymore says, amused at the heavy-handedness of the metaphor. “I’m writing. I’m doing makeup. I’m doing design. I’m expanding Flower into different categories.” She adds, “I think it’s a huge mistake to think you have to burn bright for your whole life. You cannot sustain it. It’s exhausting, and it’s not very realistic.”

Barrymore, 41, describes her typical day thus: “Well, I have one of two days. One is really with my kids. Wake up, breakfast, activities, naps, activities, bath, and bed. Same as every parent—trying to make life fun for them, exhaust them, love them, feed them, be affectionate, be silly, and just be present. And drink a lot of caffeine.” (Tejava iced tea, by the way, extra large, which, after years of knowing Barrymore, I am yet to see her without.) “Another day could be in a lab or on a plane for a two-day jaunt on a business trip.” Like this cover shoot, for which we hurtled to Paris on a red-eye, then went straight to set. (Here, champagne was the new tea.) “My days are rarely mixed together,” she says. “I probably subconsciously do that so I can maximize my time with my kids.”

Barrymore has experienced Hollywood heat in all its iterations. “It’s been at different intervals: E.T. was a really exciting time; when I was doing The Wedding Singer and starting Flower Films; making Never Been Kissed and Charlie’s Angels; when I directed Whip It and did Grey Gardens in the same year. Those were times when I really pushed myself and I didn’t care about my sleep, my health. I didn’t have relationships or children that would be a priority over my work.”

Today, of course, that time is in the rearview mirror. “Hot is a state of mind,” she reflects. “It’s an energy. You’re hot when you’re motivated. It means you want it and you’re going after it.” For Barrymore, “hot isn’t about being on the A-list or having a hot body. It’s literally people who are on fire. Like Lena Dunham is on fire. Amy Schumer. Louis C.K. I think their brands of comedy and observational life stuff are some of the coolest I’ve seen in so many years.”

These days, Barrymore is more of a viewer than a participant in the movie business. “If I was obsessed with the world of film the way I used to be—and may one day be again—I would love to remake Firestarter. It’s such a cool concept. Ooh, and with the special effects now, you could do so much! It would be emotional and interesting because it’d all be together in this little girl.” Like Olive and Frankie? Wouldn’t they just be too adorable, lighting Stephen King’s cigarettes at parties? Barrymore lets out a dry-humored sigh. “Um, no.”


Ali   January 26, 2016 Events, Images

This past week Drew & Will attended the Plates for Pediatrics dinner benefiting the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health in New York City. Drew looked beautiful in a black and white polka dotted dress.

Gallery Links:
Drew Barrymore Online > 2016 > January 21 | Plates For Pediatrics Dinner
Drew Barrymore Online > 2016 > January 21 | Plates For Pediatrics Dinner – Audience


Ali   January 26, 2016 Articles, Flower Beauty

The Daily caught up with Drew Barrymore, who founded her cosmetics line Flower Beauty in 2012, last week at the Financo retail forum in New York where she was in conversation with her father-in-law, the former CEO of Chanel Arie L. Kopelman, about her burgeoning beauty empire and her plans to roll out the concept in China, Australia, the UK, and online.

On never wanting to be a sellout celeb:
“After E.T. an onslaught of product placement opportunities came my way and for someone living in a single mother house in West Hollywood who didn’t have two nickels to rub together, it seemed very enticing. But I remember Steven Spielberg saying, “No. Don’t. Think about the longevity of your career. If you sell out now you can cheapen your message. Somehow at 7 years old it totally clicked and made so much sense to me.”

On saying no to that Covergirl contract:
“After that advice I had an allergy and fear of endorsing anything for the rest of my life. So when Covergirl came knocking, we had a wonderful, inspiring conversation but I said, ‘Thank you so much, I really love your brand but I just don’t endorse things.’ They came back to a year later and said, ‘What if we made you co-creative director and you would be in charge of all the marketing?’ I actually love marketing and would die to go into the advertising business because I think it’s so powerful. Covergirl saw the kind of person I was and gave me an opportunity that they thought might be more inspiring and fitting to me at this time in my life. And I loved it, especially the empowering messages for women. You know, girl dancing in her closet, Helmut Newton timeless style backdrop. These are the kind of women that I relate to because they’re telling you to be your best you, not to be someone else.”

On what inspired the launch of Flower Beauty:
“It was an auspicious aligning of the stars. I had been a co-creative director at Covergirl for seven years and as my contract was ending the woman who was the head of Walmart said she was looking for a different type of venture in her beauty department. So we met and came up with the philosophy of doing luxury goods at mass price point.”

On the concept of mass luxury:
“When you’re forced to think differently, you really do think outside the box. We tried to bring a brand promise and stay true to it and we actually managed to create really expensive high-end luxury formulas at those labs by changing the margins and putting all of our marketing and advertising dollars into the products. Now you see every big company putting their marketing money into social media and Snapchat anyway.”

On taking advice from her father-in-law:
“Arie has been such an amazing sounding board. I would go to him and say, ‘I’m struggling with the packaging, my heart’s over here, my guts over there,’ and he’d say, ‘Walk into a store, look around, tell me everything you see.’ And I would come back to say this and that. Then he would say, ‘Now look around and tell me what you don’t see.’ And it was the best advice ever. Arie and I also talked about the difference between name slapping companies and companies that really are thriving, where you can feel the investment of the people involved who are giving their lives over to it and caring about every piece of it.”

On her idea of success:
“The definition should be relief and employment. And I think it really does come down to the product, the formulas, and they way things are performing. Women know the difference. Flower Beauty is growing by the day. We started in 1,600 doors and now we’re in almost 4,000. We also just launched Flower Eyewear, and we’re number one at Walmart, which I’m very proud to say because I’m relieved it worked. Reviews are important—social media and creating a good marketing campaign that really speaks to women.”

On empowering women through makeup:
“As a woman, makeup is the greatest thing ever. I looked like the Crypt Keeper before I came here. A little foundation and lipstick on my lips and cheeks—and OK, a blowout—and it’s amazing how that has changed my whole perspective and my confidence. If you walk into a room and you’re insecure and looking for people to validate you, you’re screwed. You walk into a room and present who you are with some level of self awareness, confidence, and a kind heart, and you’re on a different cylinder. I think makeup is a great gateway to that.”

On marrying motherhood with the beauty business:
“I come from the world of movies and storytelling, so the story of empowering women has never been so vital to me because I now have two daughters and I am responsible for their journey and raising them into wonderful women. Flower Beauty has enabled me to spend my time being the kind of mother that I really wanted to be. I didn’t want to be on a film set from 5 a.m. until midnight, missing out on my children’s childhood. This way, I can be a businesswoman that wakes up with my kids, feeds them dinner, puts them to bed, and spends my weekends with them. When they’re 16 and slamming the door in my face, then maybe I’ll think about going back to film. But right now, these businesses exercise a different muscle for me. Being in films makes you lazy because you can wake up and be like, I want to be a news anchor today in Paris and you make a film about that, but oh my god the beauty business…wow, it’s challenging.”

On the future as a slow burn:
“Nothing happens overnight. Which is scary, because you want it to financially work overnight. But slow and steady wins the race. The companies that I aspire to be, like Honest and what Gwyneth Paltrow is doing with Goop, have taken years. You can see that it is their blood sweat and tears and it’s isn’t celebrity name slapping. More power to those people.”

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Ali   January 25, 2016 Articles, Flower Beauty

Drew spoke with AOL about her beauty line, Flower Beauty and the challenges and rewards of working with her brand.

Drew Barrymore, the award-winning actress, producer, director, author and founder of Flower cosmetics is a force to be reckoned with. Having conquered the film and television industry, the star decided to try her hand in the beauty industry in 2012. Since then, Flower products have rocketed to success, named in Allure’s Best of Beauty Awards and Redbook’s Most Valuable Products. We sat down with her at the Financo CEO Forum on Monday evening to talk all things beauty.

The collection, which is sold exclusively at Walmart, is custom-formulated with the same ingredients used in higher end, luxury makeup. Rather than pay for advertising, all marketing dollars are put into the formula, Barrymore said, which makes the line significantly more affordable and available to a larger demographic of women.

“I’ve always been about an all-ages party, and I really think that goes for economics as well,” the reigning beauty queen said when we sat down with her. “Women deserve to get the same quality makeup at a mass retailer that they do at a department store, and we as a company figured out a way to do that, so that’s our brand promise. And it is really challenging, but it feels really right,” she said.

Instead of paying for print advertisements and commercials, the beauty brand’s sole promotion comes from Barrymore herself and real people who actually love Flower products.

“I have the luxury and ability and privilege of getting to do lots of magazines…which really helps,” the actress said. “And, you know, you can go on shows, but really the social thing for me I find most challenging.”

Social media plays an enormous role in Flower’s marketing strategy. While many companies will buy product endorsements from bloggers and vloggers, Barrymore’s philosophy rests on authentic promotion. “In the social world,” she said, “Authenticity is the name of the game.”

Despite Barrymore’s obvious success as a female leader in the beauty industry, she’s way too modest. “The beauty industry is just like my ego,” she laughed. “It will not allow me to think I’m a leader in anything. It makes me feel like I’ve got to get up every day and work really hard.”

The business is certainly humbling, “but I’m okay with that,” she said. “I like humble pie a lot — I eat it all the time anyway so it’s good. It’s a good business for me.”

The actress and businesswoman’s attitude is inspiring, and has clearly proven rewarding. After a phenomenal year in 2015, the brand has a lot in store for 2016. One of the many new products rolling out in the coming months is a revolutionary lip cream. “It’s like a new innovation in matte,” Barrymore said of the cream, which she was wearing when we chatted. “It’s actually a creamy matte and it is so pigmented and has such amazing staying power that doesn’t fray into the cracks of your lips.”

She was actually wearing two Flower products when we spoke — the foundation and lip cream — and she couldn’t have looked more natural or flawless. There’s no doubt that when it comes to Drew Barrymore, nothing is off limits. A total powerhouse, she possesses business savvy, genuine enthusiasm for her work and a vested interest in bringing great products to as many women as possible. It’s safe to say that here at AOL, we’re big fans of Drew.

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Ali   January 19, 2016 Flower Beauty

Walmart helped launch actor Drew Barrymore’s retail career — but now the Hollywood star is getting ready to spread her wings.

The 40-year-old founder and chief executive of Flower Beauty, a five-year old make-up venture whose products are sold exclusively by Walmart, is launching her own e-commerce web site this year and is in talks with retailers abroad about carrying her assortment of products.

“It’s a big opportunity for us to attract new customers,” the actor said during a presentation at the annual Financo CEO forum, where her father-in-law Arie Kopelman, the former president of Chanel Inc., interviewed her.

Barrymore’s line is marketed as luxury quality sold at inexpensive prices. It includes lipstick from $5 to $7 and eye shadow for $10 and foundation for $14, according to Walmart.com.

The eye makeup is the No. 1 brand sold at discount chain.

Barrymore told The Post she is being approached by international retailers “of all types” and that she would like to introduce Flower Beauty in Australia, the UK, China and South America.

“But I won’t hike up my prices,” Barrymore said of her expansion plans. The actress declined to disclose Flower Beauty’s sales, but pointed to the fact that it’s sold in nearly all of Walmart’s 4,000 stores.

“They would drop us like a hot potato if we didn’t deliver,” she added.

The discounter recently renewed its contract, which excludes international rights.

While Barrymore said she is “proud” to work with Walmart, she conceded that “I get this look when I say I’m exclusive to Walmart, and yeah, I get it.”

The daughter of John Barrymore and a mom or two young girls, Drew has dialed back her acting career to focus on motherhood and her business, she said.

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