One of our favorite “Girls“, Lena Dunham’s edgy-chic do on the cover of ELLE magazine’s annual Women in TV issue is poised to reaching for the bleach, vibrant color and scissors. Sporting a simple choppy coif, that amazing 90′s color job and a sharp cat-eye, Dunham looks equal parts glamorous and every gal — which is exactly her appeal. Take a peak at some of the editorial snaps inside, featuring goods by haute designers Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, and Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and you’ll see exactly how the cool kids do. And congrats on the cover, Lena!read more
The house of the red sole is taking their famed lacquer to task with the launch of the footwear designer’s very own cosmetics line, Christian Louboutin Beauté.
Joining the ranks of haute brands creating cosmetics offshoots like Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana (to name a few), Louboutin avoids the a trendy perfume or full out makeup line and sticks to what he knows best, nail polish. You know, pedicures and a really famous crimson hue. (It’s a stretch. I know.) Anyways, for a scant $50 a pop and a visit to the shoe department — where the polish will be displayed — the very first color in what will soon be a range of polishes can be yours. Naturally, it matches that coveted red sole.
The designer famously borrowed his assistant’s red nail polish to color a sketch of a shoe, and a star was born. “The red sole was born from red nail polish,” the designer said of the line. “I am giving back to nails what the shoe took from the nails so many years ago.”
The red-bottom connoisseur is officially launching a luxury line of beauty products that’s going to make makeup lovers wet their pants. WWD reports that the line, called Christian Louboutin Beauté, will be produced with New York-based beauty company Batallure Beauty, and is expected to hit shelves in late 2013.
Inspired by the bust of the Nefertiti at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Louboutin promises that the new beauty collection will be constructed, different and unexpected.
We can’t wait to see what shades, textures and knock-out palettes the high-end shoe queen will come out with. Instead of spending our rent money on heels, we’ll be able to spend it on lacquer!read more
Talk about the Fashion Police, Christian Louboutin has deemed himself the mayor of the fashion world spinning up cases against Yves St. Laurent and event Jessica Simpson, both of whom have allegedly copied his signature styles. While copyright infringement is still a daunting issue for many a designer Louboutin is fighting back with the assist of the web and careful fashionista watchdogs. According to an article on Yahoo News "Convinced that numerous e-commerce sites are selling knockoffs of his iconic red soles, the designer has decided to offer customers a way to hunt down counterfeit: an online platform called Stop Fake – Christian Louboutin." If you've seen sites toting "Cheap Louboutins" or special auction sites also giving discounted access to the designer brand, chances are it's a fake. Don't waste your time, your money or your energy. Can we have a toast for Christian Louboutin sticking it to the liars and cheaters please?read more