For their new spring collection, Nars had supermodel Amber Valletta channel Catherine Deneuve in the iconic “La Chamade.” “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way,” said Francois himself. “She [Deneuve] is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” While we love the bouffant hair and even the fun yellow eyeshadow, we’re especially drawn to the new lipstick, called Cruising. Past attempts at a Bardot-like French nude pout have drawn us down a questionable path (concealer on the lips anyone?), but this hue works because it has a slight amount of sheer pink to make it more wearable. So you know, c’est magnifique or whatever. [Nars] Keep reading »
Behold, Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp‘s main squeeze) in the first photo from her new Chanel ad campaign for the brand’s Rouge Coco lipstick. Could she (and this photo, above) be anymore beautiful? So pretty! The campaign photos were taken by Jean Baptiste Mondino and stay tuned for a short film starring Vanessa as well. Rouge Coco goes on sale in March and it looks set to be Chanel’s top product in 2010. (The lipstick is based on a design dating from 1952—a team of “investigators” has tried to emulate the lipstick that Coco Chanel would have liked.) Check out a few behind-the-scenes outtakes, after the jump!
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So, you know how you put on eyeliner in the morning, trying to make it look subtle and work-appropriate, and you’re feeling good about the whole thing until you catch your reflection in the mirror around lunch time and throw up a little? No? Well, it happens when your liner is prone either to smudging below the lash line or obnoxiously transferring to the middle of your lids when you blink. Either way, it’s not cute and countless women fall victim to this problem daily.
In what we can only call a deeply selfless and humanitarian effort, The Frisky staff has been in tireless pursuit of eyeliner that solves this enormous problem. Keep reading »
Looks like there’s a Barbie art trend catching on. Not too long ago, we saw some amazing re-creations of Lady Gaga costumes modeled by the doll, and now we’ve come across another designer who makes her over according to artist themes. There’s Vermeer “Girl With a Pearl Earring” Barbie and Coco Barbie. She also stars in a Helmut Newton photograph, dips her toes into the Dada movement in a Man Ray photo, and dresses up as German painter Otto Dix. Those are some pretty impressive gigs to add to your resume, Barbie. Maybe now people will stop making fun of you for being such a ditz. [BarbieMaMuse.com] Keep reading »
Teen fashion blogger Jane Aldridge designs again—this time she and her mom created a special bell-sleeve trench coat for the label Gryphon. What do you think? [Sea of Shoes] Keep reading »
Photographer Juergen Teller seems to have forgotten something when shooting models for Celine’s spring 2010 ad campaign … where are their heads? Decapitation fashion? [Tais-Toi, Sois Beau] Keep reading »
Never ones to pass up an opportunity to be in the limelight, the Kardashian sisters have collaborated with Bebe to provide the world with their “brilliant” fashion stylings. Though you’ll have to wait just a few more weeks until the collection launches in Bebe stores this February, here’s a sneak peek at one of the designs that Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney dreamed up. The one-shoulder, white, form-fitting dress with a leather cap sleeve looks exactly like the majority of the clothes in their massive walk-in closets, so needless to say, we’re expecting a full collection of sexy, skimpy designs. If you want to dress like a Kardashian, head to Bebe as soon as this launches. What do you think — will you buy anything? [The Recessionista] Keep reading »
Shiseido sells a line of shampoo and body washes in Japan that touts “mother’s milk” as a component. Ew! Do these Shiseido products really have breast milk in them? Turns out they don’t (phew), but rather, the beauty company is trying to sell “the concept of mother’s milk,” which apparently means pulling nutrients from other sources that also happen to be found in breast milk.
So, uh, isn’t that still kind of strange? The idea of getting the benefit of mother’s milk (even if it isn’t the real thing)? Let’s hope this isn’t the beginning of an uncomfortable trend—breast milk for beauty products. [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
So, too cool for school photographer Terry Richardson has a new blog, Terry’s Diary, on which he likes to post pictures of models, beautiful celebs, and other famous people you pretend to know of. Here’s a shot of Terry himself, seemingly tame until your eyes scroll down to his feet—UGGs. No! You can’t do that! Now you’ve gone and made UGGs ironic. And you know what that means, right? Fleece-lined booties coming to an American Apparel near you.
Resist, sweet followers of fashion, resist, I say! [TerrysDiary.com] Keep reading »