I have a serious face crush on Olivia Wilde. As a very devoted cat lover, I am inherently drawn to all things even remotely feline, and Olivia’s angular bone structure and wide-set eyes definitely fit the bill. The former “House” actress (who, by the way, has about fifteen movies in the works) attended the annual Accessories Council awards ceremony this week, and complemented her white silk dress with one of the more fresh-faced looks I’ve seen recently — the cooler seasons are all about darkness and drama when it comes to beauty, so I love that Olivia decided to say to hell with it and lighten everything up. Because really, who needs heavy makeup with a face like that? Get the details on Olivia’s look after the jump! Keep reading »
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Emma Stone turns 24 today (happy birthday, Emma!), so in honor of her big day we decided to dive headfirst into the actress’s red carpet archives and round up her all-around best looks of all time. This was a difficult one: with all of Emma’s killer sartorial (and beauty!) choices, it was next to impossible to narrow ‘em all down to just ten. Check out our favorites — and Emma’s seriously uncanny ability to make any hair color, from baby blonde to dark auburn, look like she was born with it — in the gallery above!
Fact: dressing oneself gets more and more difficult as the year progresses. While as little clothing as possible is always a safe bet for those middle months, come October every single outfit must be chosen with the day’s forecast in mind … and we know full well that a numerical temperature and, like, an icon of a cloud does absolutely nothing for the situation at hand. What we really want it to tell us is: how many layers should we wear? Is it a wool tights day, or a jeans day? Do we need a scarf? Gloves? A hat? There are just so many variables, and there’s obviously a demand for this type of service (right?). I was just about ready to create the solution myself. Keep reading »
It’s kind of crazy that Dakota Fanning is only 18; the girl has been around forever. The Fannings obviously don’t waste any time getting into the biz, but what I like about Dakota and her sister, Elle, is that they both seem incredibly smart and well-adjusted for the amount of fame they’ve experienced at such young ages. I definitely don’t foresee any Lohan-ing in either of their futures. (And yes, they’re both fashion wunderkinds who are lucky enough to be outfitted by some of the most revered designers out there.)
It’s a rare 18-year-old who can wear Chanel and look at once totally arresting and also completely age-appropriate, but I guess if anyone’s going to be able to pull it off, it’s Dakota. InStyle UK’s December issue features the actress as its cover star in, oh, just the most gorgeous Chanel frock ever plucked right from the Resort 2013 collection, with elaborate tonal embroidery and touches of pink, purple, and blue. This further reinforces my conviction that international versions of fashion mags get way better covers than we do. I’m just sayin’. More pics (one featuring the prettiest pair of cat ears for humans you’ll ever see), after the jump! [Celebitchy via InStyle UK]
For much of the past week, it’s been tough to even think about beauty, let alone write about it. Hurricane Sandy left much of the tristate area, including my beloved New York City, in a state of disaster and disarray that claimed more lives and homes than I think any of us had pictured when faced with the prospect of this “superstorm.” Those of us who only had to suffer without power, heat, or hot water for a few days were the fortunate ones, that’s for sure. (There are still many, many people in need — here’s how you can help.)
I had a few beauty revelations as a result — namely, it is not the end of the world if I can’t manage to cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize my face, which is a good thing because it’s pretty much impossible in the dark. If you don’t wash your hair for a while, it looks extra nice when you eventually do, and because you can’t shave, your body hair grows enough to get it waxed when you can finally leave the house! (Or maybe that’s just me, because I’m really Russian and my hair loves to grow.)
But say you’re shacking up with your significant other during this very trying time: there are some things you’re going to want to keep in check. You’re definitely going to want to look, and feel, a little cleaner than I did, and there are plenty of beauty and hygiene products made for ease and convenience that become especially useful. So here it is: beauty (or trying to retain some semblance of it) when the lights go out.
How many times have you met someone really, really ridiculously good-looking, only to discover that the catch-22 of such genetic physical advantage is that they’re also really, really ridiculously terrible — or, perhaps even worse, really, really ridiculously boring? At long last, scientists have proven that there’s actually something behind what we’ve suspected for years: when seeking to make a connection between beauty and appealing character traits or values, Psychological Science found that “beautiful people tend to focus more on conformity and self-promotion than independence and tolerance.” Keep reading »
I love seeing Kristen Stewart in more androgynous high-fashion looks — they almost always suit the tomboyish “Twilight” star better than the usual glam red carpet fare, and let’s face it, the girl can rock a pair of weird pants like no other… for the most part. At an “On The Road” event this weekend, Kristen chose this sort of bra top for aliens and a pretty unfortunate pair of pleated trousers, creating, like, the most unflattering crotch situation this side of harem pants. Her makeup artist, who is usually on point, also dropped the ball on this one, overwhelming the actress’s delicate features with rich, heavy eyes and lips. Keep reading »
We have to admit, we’re enjoying the cooler weather… but what we’re decidedly not cool with is the parched, peeling skin the dropping temperatures can cause. Enter the limited-edition Sephora Collection Ultimate Moisture Kit ― this moisturizing duo containing the Sephora Collection Ultimate Moisture Serum and Instant Moisturizer imparts luscious, intense hydration, and comes complete in a reusable clear pouch, making it the perfect travel companion for wherever the wind may blow you.
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A good surplus or leather jacket is great in its own right, but the latest crop of outerwear this season is putting an unexpected twist on our old autumn standbys with mixed-media touches, like leather sleeves on a classic army jacket or twill topper. The result is a little ― okay, a lot ― cooler than the original, infusing any fall outfit, whether it’s a frilly dress or a pair of jeans, with a tough, downtown vibe. Pick up one of these 10 pieces and hit the street, but be prepared to hear “where’d you get that?” at least twice today.
- To celebrate the new and improved relaunch of high fashion voyeur heaven The Coveteur, the people behind the site cast a band of child actors as notable fashion people, including Karl Lagerfeld, Grace Coddington, and Anna Dello Russo. How do you say “brilliant” en Français? [The Cut]
- The FDA is cracking down on marketing claims made by cosmetics companies, especially those associated with anti-aging products. You didn’t actually believe that Lancôme serum could “boost the activity of genes,” right? [Cosmetics Design]
- You can really do anything these days provided you have enough money: prestigious fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta and Valentino are auctioning off short-term corporate internships for charity. [Telegraph]
- Vogue US is celebrating its 120th anniversary with a behind-the-scenes documentary, “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye.” You can catch the film December 6 on HBO. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »