Celeb’s Embrace The Purple Hair Hue

From Marc Jacobs mink-hued wigs to Emerson and Hervé Leger’s neon and pastel streaked runway styles, the recent adoration for crayola-inspired hair colors has gone beyond fashion week’s recent frenzy, and landed on the heads of celebrities like Ireland Baldwin, Kelly Osborne, and a favorite fashion muse of this writer Nicole Richie. The hot color of choice? Purple.

Of course, Kelly Osborne kicked the purple hair hue off nearly 3-years ago with her recurring turn on E!’s “Fashion Police,” a look that the network’s powers that be took to to the tune of a 3-year contractual obligation to not veer from the violet shade. It seems now, though, it’s becoming a veritable trend with Baldwin posting her own shade of purple-drenched locks earlier in the week and Richie following suit — looking equal parts elegant and edgy.

So what do you think? Will you bow to the power of purple? Or is this just a fast passing fad?


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Trends 2014: Thigh High Slit Skirt

Can a singular skirt really be considered a trend? If we’re judging by the mass of recent celeb sightings of the thigh-high slit skirtwe think we can!

The thigh-high slit skirt is a versatile little number that shows off the perfect amount of skin without going to over-the-top. Paired with a high necked tee or a starchy button down, this little number can go from day to night in a single flash of your lipstick. And while Altuzarra’s S/S 14 thigh-high slit skirt is a big celebrity favorite, seen on the likes of Lily Collins, Rihanna, and Elizabeth Olsen — there are plenty to choos from. It seems the uber-sexy thigh-high slit skirt is the “it” item for Spring and a great inspiration for start preparing your Summer sexy stems.

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Lupita Nyong’o Sports Spring’s Best Lipsticks

It’s probably no secret — we here at PoshBeauty.com L-O-V-E Lupita. From her heart-wrenching turn as Patsey in 12 Years A Slave, to her emotional Oscar acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress (and don’t get us started on her dancing in the seats moment with Pharrell), Lupita Nyong’o is gunning for the role of America’s sweetheart — one with impeccable style and graciousness. So who better to illustrate today’s Spring tip: Get thee to a makeup counter for the new slew of happy hued lipsticks that aren’t cherry-bomb red.

Illustrated by an exuberantly beautiful Lupita in a recent Essence magazine spread, Spring 2014 is all for a bold lip — but this time in unexpected shades of orange, purple, hot pink, and gold. Let your lip palette put a little Spring in your step!

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Jessica Lange’s timeless beauty front Marc Jacobs

Oscar-winner Jessica Lange joins the ranks of such celebrated beauties as Lauren Hutton and Diane Keaton in the burgeoning age-ain’t-nothin’-but-a-number realm, signing on as the next face of the Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign.

At 64, the “American Horror Story” actress joins the ranks of Hutton, who at 70 models for Lucky Brand, and Keaton, who at 68 is a face of L’Oreal, and Charlotte Rampling, who at 68 was recently announced at the face of beauty brand Nars.  Shot by photographer David Sims, the renowned actress wears glamorous hair and a smokey eye in a shoot styled with film noir sex appeal.

The company tweeted: “Glad you all loved our sneak peek of Jessica Lange as the new face of @MarcBeauty! Can’t wait to share the full ad campaign!

Neither can we…

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Gwen Stefani unleashes new collaboration with Shoedazzle.com

From rockstar, to Mrs. Gavin Rossdale, to entrepreneur and fashion icon, Gwen Stefani continues to rack up her list of triumphs with a new line of accessories in collaboration with ShoeDazzle.com. The collection, called gx by Gwen Stefani, is inspired by her own punk-meets-posh style, adding up to a boldly graphic black, white, red, cobalt and tribal printed array of handbags and heels.

Gwen sat down with E! News and had this to say about the collection, “I created gx with the goal of making amazing shoes and bags at really great prices. Gx is super luxurious and stylish but still afforadable.” And with everything priced under $110, we can say she succeeded on both accounts. All items are under $110. Our credit cards thank you in advanced, Gwen!


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How To Get That Glow

Glitter and glow is never too far from fashion week makeup, but the holographic skin seen on 3.1 Phillip Lim models added a modern take on reflective makeup that nearly everyone take notice.

Calling it the “Monochromatic Techno Glow,” makeup artist Francelle Daly created kaleidoscopic skin by applying layers of reflective makeup that was slightly pearlescent and quite nearly holographic. “I was inspired by Phillip’s use of techno fabrics this season—you’ll them see in the accessories and sunglasses. There’s a prismatic opalescence that I wanted to incorporate into the makeup. So we did a new take on the summer glow called a ‘monochromatic techno glow,’ which translates into illuminated skin with holographic textures. Daly’s generous application to the whole face, made for a look so inspiring, we thought you might want to emulate it.

For an all over glow, blend a pastel pink or nude shimmer stick on on the high planes of your face — tops of cheeks, the tip and bridge of the nose, and the forehead. Next, dab a brightening or shimmering clear gloss over your lipstick at the center of the mouth to create dimension. And finally, apply a multi-faceted cream shadow that catched the light — placing the attention precisely where it should be — you.

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Tame Your Brows With Eyebrow Gel

With the advent of eyebrows going from perfectly tweezed definition to hands-off au natural, a new beauty quandry is on the rise. How does a gal keep her over-the-eye fringe boldly beautiful while keeping that put together visage? Two words: eyebrow gel.

Whether you stick with the clear brow setting formulas or veer into the territory of the softly tinted gels on the market, eyebrow gel is a must-have in your eyebrow arsenal if the goal is keeping your bushy new brows from looking unkempt. The secret to choosing a good arches-in-place product is as simple as knowing your hair type, and trust us, there is a formula for every type of brow. Seriously bushy brows will benefit from a strong eyebrow gel like the tried and true Make Up For Ever Brow Seal ($18) that will tame even the wildest, wrong direction growth. While thin, sparse brows will benefit from a lighter formula with a less stiff finish like Blinc Eyebrow Mousse ($24).

The answer is as simple as rushing off to Sephora to sample a few eyebrow gels and see what works for you.


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Marc Jacobs Mink-Hued Wigs

It looks like Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 runway launched more than the embrace of Kendall Jenner as a high fashion model — it also spawned a fashion-world adoration of the model’s wigs dyed in pinks, creams, beiges, and brown. The wig hues were coordinated to match the clothes, and were so widely admired that fashion folks are already demanding the dusty and iridescent hues from their stylists.

Colorist, Victoria Hunter, shared news of the hubbub, saying “It’s kind of a little nutty how this show has inspired people. I have clients calling from Paris, Japan—and they’re already trying to do it at home! I think they should just get me a dedicated store, because so many people are requesting this. The shades are very chic and tasteful and powerful—and with everything that’s been out there with color being so literal, this is a cleverer alternative. It’s something unique, and we haven’t really seen it before, which is why I think it’s caused a bit of a craze.”

“Marc asked me if I could come up with something kind of mink-y, old-lady, that had that kind of antique-y look about it.” Hunter continued, “We came up with five different shades: a mauve, a brown—which we were calling ‘mink,’ a beige—a very grey-ash color—and a flesh color, and a Nordic blond. But there were no real shade names; we just ended up calling them one, two, three, four, and five. As you can imagine, with 70 wigs and two days to dye them, things can get quite crazy. And then the models’ brows were bleached, and we dyed all of them the beige color regardless of wig shade.”


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Trend: Pink Overcoat En Masse

Every year, we look to fashion week attendees and participants to suss out the next big trends in the realm of beauty and fashion, and this year we didn’t have to dig far. Mostly due to the influx of big, bold and pink outerwear that stormed the street style set en masse.

From muted nearly nude to pretty pastel and bold fuchsia — a pink overcoat (most popularly oversized) was a must for combatting the cold in style. And with designers such as Carven, Miu Miu, Nasty Gal, and Burberry Prorsum (and many, many others), there is no shortage to choose from. Here are a few very pink, very pretty looks to inspire your chilly weather look.


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Rihanna Works Her Magic On Vogue

Today’s offering is the latest cover girl turn of pop icon Rihanna, who cuts a stylish figure on Vogue magazine’s March issue. The singer doled out sage styling advice paired with enviable beauty inspiration in an interview/photo spread for the illustrious fashion tome with quotes like, ”You can do anything with a great jacket, the bigger the better. You can have any silhouette underneath. It gives you an attitude. It makes a gown look cool.” and, “My jewelry’s all fake—from Claire’s. Or I get it from my mom’s boutique in Barbados. Her shop’s called FAB-U-LUS.”

Of course, not all of Rihanna’s advice is practical for real life. ““It’s not about pain. It’s about the commitment.” the popstar told the mag. “I say to myself, ‘I want to look like this,’ and worry about the pain later. I’ve had nights I had to tiptoe home and the balls of my feet wouldn’t even allow me to stand.” Commitment indeed.


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