Gwen Stefani will launch five more Harajuku Lovers fragrances, called Wicked Style, Nov. 1. This time around, G and the Harajuku Girls — Love, Lil Angel, Music, and Baby — are back in Tokyo on Takeshita-Dori, a pedestrian-only street where fashionable people go to chill, and are dressed in fashions that originated in Japan — gothic Lolita, sweet Lolita, visual Kei, Kawaii, and Omotesandō girl. Gwen loves building a story for her Harajuku Girls perfumes as much as she enjoys creating perfume bottles that double as works of art. But what’s it like to create five fragrances at a time when it takes other celebrities years to create just one? A few other bloggers and I had the chance to chat with Gwen backstage at her L.A.M.B. spring 2011 fashion show, where she talked about the new Wicked Style fragrances, being a mom and designer, and her personal beauty choices. Keep reading »
It seems ever since Chanel surprised us with jade and gray nails last year, an awareness of varnish trends has been at an all-time high, and it’s coming straight from the runway. Next spring, however, it looks like Chanel (and the other high-design houses with beauty empires attached) will have some mass market competition. Sally Hansen, which can hardly be called a “cool” beauty brand, wisely teamed up with designers Prabal Gurung and Tracy Reese to provide lacquers to suit their spring collections, which just came down the runway at New York Fashion Week. Keep reading »
Pouf of Snooki, we hardly knew ye. You came into our lives, entertained us, and then vanished in what seemed like the blink of an eye. As we saw at the MTV Video Music Awards, the guidette has gotten rid of her signature pouf hairstyle, apparently in favor of a more “mature” look. She says, ““I want to look more mature. The pouf—I’ve been wearing it since I was 16, so why not switch it up?” We were thinking the change was actually working until Snooki kind of contradicted herself: “Now I have bangs. I haven’t had bangs since I was seven, so this is weird.” Leave it to Snooki to put her foot in it. Anyway, this got us thinking—what were some of the funny things we did (or, um, still do) to look older? After the jump, Frisky editors chime in. [People StyleWatch] Keep reading »
We’ve often purchased shampoos claiming to be “nutrient-rich” and promising healthier hair, only to find that the results are unimpressive and the products act just like normal shampoos. Some suggest that labels advertising nutrient benefits are gobbling your dollars because, in fact, it’s very difficult for the hair shaft to absorb them, and thus benefit from them. How Life Works explains that putting cleansing products with active ingredients on your hair is akin to putting fertilizer on the leaves of a plant instead of the root. When you lather up, “the shampoo molecules [shampoos] contain are too large to penetrate the cells of hair and more importantly the tiny hair follicles where our hair actually grows. They sit atop the follicle until we wash them away.” Interesting. Do you go for the ultra-basic in shampoos? Or are you a loyal fan of certain brands with bells and whistles? [How Life Works] Keep reading »
As our beauty team made the rounds backstage during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010, we noticed a bevy of models sporting disheveled and, dare we say, messy strands as they prepared to march the runway.
It was hair that looked undone, in a perfectly done way. After consulting with a few lead hairstylists, we discovered the not-so-surprising motive behind the madness: Kate Moss. Over twenty five years in the limelight, and Moss is still a muse. Read more … Keep reading »
I’ve written about the gap-toothed trend here two times before (here and here) because I have a gap between my front teeth. Finally, I am organically on trend! The other day, I was actually wondering if, because of all the famous people rocking a gap between their teeth — from models to actresses — some people would actually get a gap put between their teeth. Sure enough, the Wall Street Journal reports folks are doing just that. Keep reading »