A League of Their Own may still be on her Netflix queue, but high on the heels of her Sleepless in Seattle viewing, Poppy Delevingne couldn’t have been more excited to honor Tom Hanks at last night’s MoMa Film Benefit in New York City. “He’s one of my absolute heroes—he’s such a dreamboat, and I’m probably going to be following him around all night trying to meet him like a lunatic,” the star joked with Avant-gardeweddings. “His roles are so diverse, and whether it’s Captain Phillips or Forrest Gump, he’s made a lot of great decisions.” The Oscar-winning actor was the honoree for the event’s 9th year running, and as she prepped for the big event, Delevingne allowed Avant-gardeweddings to invade her space while each piece of her look came together. The vibe in the hotel room was very zen-like, and as an episode of Friends played in the background, we watched her gorgeous smoky eye and woven updo take shape.
“I feel like every time we do makeup, we do something a little different because it’s so artistic and fun,” she says. “On top of that, when you have your hair and makeup done to go out to something like this, it’s almost like you’re playing a character, you know what I mean?” Considering that the graphic shadow was a departure from her trademark bold lip, it’s almost as if she was living out a makeover montage in a movie—and for the record, Poppy’s favorite is the one from Clueless. The night was already shaping up to be an exciting one, though regardless of the event, Delevingne always ended big events in the same way. “I always, always, always order a spaghetti pomodoro when I get back. I’ll eat it in my bed, probably with my makeup on,” she says, laughing. “I’m always happy when I go to bed with a full tummy, and there’s nothing like a plate of spaghetti at the end of the night.”
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