Ohh! I’m looking more beautiful every minute!” Julianne Moore exclaims with a wink, perched on a makeup chair in a downtown Manhattan hotel room. She is joking with her longtime friends (Lori Goldstein, today’s stylist, makeup artist Elaine Offers, and hair stylist Serge Normant), and the vibe in the room seems more like a mimosa-soaked, brunch-time gossip session than a work day, as is actually the case. While the team transforms Moore from school-run mom (she arrived in yoga pants, a Vanessa Bruno shirt and boots) to drop-dead gorgeous femme fatale, they shoot the breeze. The topics: the actress’ kids (son Caleb, 16, and daughter Liv, 11); working out (Moore does yoga); and her “very small” beach house in Montauk, a surf-loving town at the easternmost tip of Long Island.
To be in the same room as Moore is like being at the best party in town; with her quick wit and contagiously happy energy, she is great fun to be around. And why wouldn’t she be? Career-wise, 2013 was another banner year: Moore