Posts for February 19th 2009
When it comes to being the face of a brand, Sienna Miller is typically more "fashion industry" than "beauty industry" — until now. Today, WWD reports that the 27-year-old Sienna has just been tapped to be the face for a new fragrance from Hugo Boss.
Boss Orange, as it's so been named, will launch in May, and it will be the fourth Boss scent from the Proctor and Gamble line. No word on the aroma, but my instincts are pointing to all directions citrus on this one. Of the forthcoming TV and print campaign, Miller said that the atmosphere was "relaxed and lighthearted…with lots of running around and laughing."
So many of you loved Hello Kitty's collection for MAC, but even if you write the mouthless feline off as a just-for-kids thing, you might want to check out this spot. Designed to promote the makeup line, it's one of the more bizarre and entertaining things I've seen in the world of beauty. Think Alice in Wonderland meets "What You Waiting For?" meets, um, S&M. Watch as our heroine steps into a lady-parts-esque cave, discovers a latex-clad lady, and has adventures. Oh, and there are the Kitty-headed bondage guys dancing Sprockets style. Did I mention this video is decidedly not for young fans of Sanrio?
Trend Alert: Bat-Wing Eyes at the Brit Awards Winged eyeliner isn't just for Amy Winehouse anymore! At last night's 2009 Brit Awards, the most popular makeup looks from the leading ladies were smoky eyes, long, lush lashes, and bat-wings. It's great to see this look sticking around, as a little bat-wing doesn't scare us. Are you a fan of winged eyeliner?
Haven't heard of Gerlan Jeans? Neither had I, but something tells me you won't soon forget the name. Textile designer Gerlan Marcel, who graduated from Central St. Martins a few years ago, has created a bright, bold collection that makes early TLC's style look like Grace Kelly's in comparison. (She showed her collection at Patricia Fields' home.) Subtle they're not, but these hairstyles definitely capture your attention.
Obviously, Gerlan Jeans is an artsy, funky, youthful line. It's meant to be out-there. But while I dig some of the patterns she's created, the beauty look is too much of an out-there thing for my tastes. What do you think — is this wacky fun, or is it too over-the-top even for a fashion presentation? (And doesn't the tongue-pierced model look like Elina from ANTM?)
Think you need to strip to your lacy underthings to be a pin-up girl? Think again. At Carolina Herrera and Donna Karan, hair pins transformed basic hairstyles into something fresh and innovative. And best of all, trying this runway look doesn't cost much money — just a couple of bucks for hair pins, and you're good to go. Arrange them in angular groups as Orlando Pita did at Carolina Herrera, or space them out to create the illusion of movement as seen at Donna Karan. Finally, when it comes to "business in the front, party in the back," we no longer need to think of mullets.
Cate Blanchett is definitely no stranger to the Oscars red carpet. She's been nominated five times, winning for her supporting role in The Aviator. The Australian actress turns 40 this year (wow), and burst onto the scene when 1998's Elizabeth became such a success. Check out Cate's finest Oscar moments now.
Did you know that Kleenex was originally marketed as a cold cream/makeup remover? It wasn't until a few years after its initial release that it was commonly thought of as a nose-blowing product. Backstage at Fashion Week, I saw lots of facial tissue, and it wasn't just for blotting lipstick or t-zones. This got me to thinking about facial tissue and its usage in beauty. Here are some of my tips below. What are yours?
- Hair protector: Behind the scenes at Fashion Week, hairstylists often use tissue between hair clips to prevent any unnecessary denting on freshly-styled hair.
- Powder palette: Scrape off powders from eye shadows and blushes onto a tissue to create an artist's palette. That way, you can mix different colors together without making a mess. It's also a sanitary way to do someone else's makeup since you won't be double dipping into the products.
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