Having already gained footing with his fragrance collections and on the brink of releasing his latest “Dot” fragrance, the fashion and beauty guru Marc Jacobs has been in talks with beauty retail giant Sephora to release a makeup collection all his own.
“I see makeup, fragrance — everything, really — as an opportunity. The idea of choosing a color for your lip, or an eyeliner — it’s just such a delight. The ritual of waking up and making those choices is something people really enjoy. We currently are working on defining what Marc Jacobs cosmetics will be, what they’ll say, what makes them distinctive. I think that will take some time, but the first meeting was good,” Jacobs told WWD.
We’re pretty stoked about Jacobs’ forthcoming collection. Will you be waiting outside of Sephora in sheer delight when the line launches?read more
Kitty cosmetic lovers everywhere can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. It seems makeup maven Sephora has decided to launch a collaboration with “it” feline Hello Kitty that’s as girly as the round-faced, bow-loving character itself.
Just yesterday, the cosmetics super-store launched the spring pairing with a super-femme tea party in NYC rife with confetti and confections. Starting in May, you can skip on into your fave Sephora and snap up the new limited edition Hello Kitty and Big Pink Bow collections, which include a palette of eight shadows ($36), a polka-dotted mirror compacy ($19), a bronzer (despite Kitty’s notable palor, $28), a girly ruffled makeup bag to keep it all in, and more. And if you’ve every imagined what Hello Kitty would smell like, wonder no more! This summer will also see the reveal of the second edition to it’s Big Pink Bow Fragrance line, which is less kitty-litter and more soft florals and fruits.read more
First there was Tyra, then we waited in agony for June’s new show and now, fashion superstar and Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley is set to appear in a new reality television show “Fashion Stories.” Set to make its debut on BRAVO Talley has since let go of the reins at America’s Next Top Model where Kelly Cutrone has stepped into his vacant spot.
The reality show challenges four teams of aspiring designers to create, show, and sell the “defining collection of their careers” in Manhattan. Talley will serve a mentor of sorts as designers conquer the mission to create, show and sell and build a business in New York City.
We’ll be excited to see how this mash up of current fashion-themed reality shows fares.read more
A soda a day can be a difficult habit to break. That ice cold, artificially flavored, sugar infested drink can be completely addictive and also the reason why your skin could be breaking out.
According to Ann Rosenstein, certified fitness professional and author of “Diet Myths Busted: Food Facts Not Nutrition Fiction”, the more refined sugars we eat the more advanced glycation end-products can damage our skin. In English this means that consuming too much of that white stuff can damage protein collagen and elastin contributing to pre-mature aging. Oh my!
The sun isn’t the only thing you have to worry about wrecking your skin or causing a case of skin cancer. A little unknown fact is that phosphates from soda have been identified as a leading culprit for increasing your risk of developing a serious skin cancer. Phosphates are also found in dairy, meat fish and bean products and essential to our nutrition but can be potentially fatal when we load up on too much of them.
Board with water? Kick up your 8 recommended glasses per day by adding fruit for a tasteful antioxidant treat. Not only will you save calories but you’ll also protect your health.read more
With the 2012 summer Olympics just around the corner, I guess one could say that strong, sporty olympians are trending. And when something’s trending, it doesn’t take long for the beauty world to take note.
Like CoverGirl cosmetics and their most recent CoverGirl faces… namely two staggering olympian beauties beach volleyball player Jennifer Kessy and boxer Marlen Esparza.
Esparza and Kessy, in addition to preparing for the London-hosted summer games have both been tapped as the newest addition to the CoverGirl model cue, promoting two new limited-edition products — LashBlast Volume Mascara and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor — in both print and TV ads starting this May.
“I have always dreamed of being a CoverGirl,” Kessy recently told People magazine, but “thought [she] was being punked” when the brand initially came a calling. “I remembered all the times I stared at the ads in the magazines, and remembered that CoverGirl always writes the names of the models in their ads. I couldn’t believe my name was going to be next to my picture in a magazine. Best feeling ever!”
And while you don’t often think of sports-enthusiasts as avid makeup wearers, both of these gals admit to wearing, simple makeup on the court and in the ring, with Esparza telling the celebrity mag, “I think if you look good you feel good, and if you feel good then you fight good. I think it will help people see me as a woman and not just a boxer, and also show that CoverGirl recognizes that everyone can symbolize beauty.” Amen.read more
Jennifer Freeman added a little extra swag to the red carpet for the Bully premiere in Los Angeles when she stepped out in this little white number courtesy of Zara. Dawning a bright magenta lip, sexy gold belt and nude platform peep-toe sandals, this look is chic and sophisticated without being over-the-top.
A side swept pony-tail and on-center part keep the hair styling simple and easy for you to replicate. What do you all think about Freeman’s look. Haute or Hideous?read more
Not to get all excited… but… OMG!!! Guess who’s jumping onto the couture capsule collection bandwagon?
Designer Francisco Costa, known for his high-end minimalism for Calvin Klein, is all set to design a capsule collection for neighborhood department store Macy’s — and the internet is all a flutter with the news. The line will be inspired by sultry southern Brazil, specifically its architecture and “the sunset on the horizon there”, all at an affordable Macy’s price.
So come May 15th we can expect to find crepe and jersey numbers retailing from $135 – $180 online and at 80 Macy’s stores nationwide. Alert the shopping frenzy… we’re pretty sure this launch is going to be a doozy.read more
It’s clearly not enough to be just America’s Next Top Model. Now, if you really want to be on top, a supermodel must seek world domination. That’s exactly what Ford model Sofia Paul off Argentina did when she recently won the 2011 Ford Supermodel of the World.
Ford Model’s definitive and exhaustive search for the next Supermodel Of The World (the whole entire world!) competition scoured the earth to find Sofia and three runners up who included Annabel Moore of Australia and Ninja Singh of India.
Congrats to the Argentine beauty! We’ll be expecting to see her across many ad campaigns to come.read more
Like a good choose-your-own-adventure book, Urban Decay has placed the decision-making power directly where it belongs… in our own pretty little hands!
City chic beauty brand Urban Decay is following up it’s cult-hit release of Naked eyeshadow palettes 1 and 2 with a new build-your-own eyeshadow palette with which to fill with your favorite hues. The case comes with a brush and is pre-filled with a pinkish-peach new shade called Walk of Shame – and you do the rest. Choose from a staggering 68 Urban Decay shadow shades – all formulated for extra smooth and silky application – put those little suckers in your Urban Decay case and off you go!read more
Is it just us or has sleepwear become a little more runway-worthy? It may have begun back in the early 2000s when Victoria’s Secret started showcasing sexy slips that could grace the bedroom or an evening soiree. Well the same concept of transitional sleepwear is trending this season as designers dig deep into the streets for inspiration to bring current style into the boudoir.
WWD recently reported that designers are putting a street-worthy spin on the popular innerwear-as-outerwear trend, showing cool interpretations of slips, tap pants and even robes for spring.
Here’s a look at what designers are bringing to the table via WWD Facebook: