The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, which means fabulous hair and makeup moments are right around the corner. From red carpets to photocalls, the Cannes Film Festival is routinely a feast for the eyes for the beauty mavens of the world. Can't wait another minute to see some gorgeous premiere stylings? Click through our slideshow retrospective to see the best looks from years past.
From a squash racquet court, state-of-the-art gymnasium (complete with an electric horse for simulated riding), and heated pool, first-class passengers aboard the Titanic were the recipients of some of the ship's finest perks. It was the elaborate Turkish baths, located on the middle deck, though, that were one of the most impressive amenities of all.
A popular activity during the Victorian era, Turkish baths provided a place for rest, relaxation, and plenty of perspiration. While the baths were among the first areas to flood before the vessel went down, thanks to well-kept records and a 2005 search by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), we have a sense of what it was really like to sit and soak aboard the Ship of Dreams. So in remembrance of the 100-year anniversary of the passenger liner's tragic ending, let's take a closer look at Titanic's Turkish baths.
Do you go gaga for all-things vintage? Well, you'll definitely love these vintage-inspired pill boxes ($20 to $24), then. Not only are they cute to look at, but within each of the six designs lies a 100 percent natural lip balm made by British-based aromatherapist Andrea Garland. Choose between clear, rich red, or hot pink; refills available for $8 a pop. From the classic to kitschy, they're just the thing you'll need to channel your inner Mad Men style.
Every year, I am in charge of organizing my office dinner and dance, and this year, my team and I decided to do a retro-themed event. And it's really happening, because for the first time, I can really see most people putting in the effort to dress to the theme. My whole team and I went all out, of course, and we turned up from the various decades past.
I went for a classic winged liner with red lips look, rather than the retro-mod style of Edie Sedgwick/Twiggy-type of big eyes/pale lips combo — simply because of my rad outfit. No time to set my hair, because we had to be there early running about and setting up the venue. To find out what makeup she used, just keep reading.
Oh, man. I already liked Lynda Carter for playing Wonder Woman, but after unearthing this video from her '80s makeup video, I think it's love. "Don't be afraid to express yourself," she says. "Why not play with all the colors of the rainbow?" Check out this clip and you'll see why she was named the beauty and fashion director of Maybelline back in the day.
One of the best (or worst?) parts of the internet is its ability to archive just about anything. For instance, take this Clairol ad. I remember seeing it, thinking the hairstyles were amazing, and begging my mother to buy the tinted mousse that would make me as cool as the women in the commercial. She refused, proving that sometimes mothers really do know best. Have a look — did any of you use this stuff?
When model Agyness Deyn started dressing like Max Headroom, I figured it was just a harmless nod to '80s style. But now, I'm worried that the decade's look coming back in a bigger, more nefarious way. In Britain, the perm is back in a big way:
Sales of do-it-yourself permanent wave kits have climbed 50 percent in the past year, according to Superdrug. The chain sold more of the kits in the past week than it did during all of February 2006.
I lived through the first, er, wave of home perms, and I have the unflattering junior-high class photos to prove it. But apparently, most of the women buying these perms are in their teens and early twenties, so it's new to them. (Is it only a matter of time before Kelly LeBrock's hair, pictured, is dictating styles?) Can't say this is one retro throwback I'm going to follow, even if it does wind up being the next big thing.
But speaking of perms . . . if you need a midafternoon laugh, I've found a pretty good video clip. To see it, read more