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Oh Noes! Prescriptives Cosmetics Going Out Of Business

Prescriptives, the makeup company known for skin care-friendly products and custom blends, is going out of business. Apparently, the brand, a division of Estee Lauder, hasn’t been performing well, and its shutdown is part of company restructuring. Eek! What comes next? Please don’t take away our Bobbi Brown or Clinique goods (seems unlikely).

Anyhow, it’s a shame because we’ve long been obsessed with their Magic line foundations, which have the greatest texture. Luckily, Prescriptives fans now have fair warning, as wholesale distribution will end in January, and the rest of the stock will be sold on the Prescriptives website until supplies last. Better stock up now before you have to scour eBay! [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

Crave: Tsubo Hepti Heels (Win A Pair!)

We find the word “shootie” (a combination shoe-bootie) deplorable. Can we stop with the made-up names, already? But the footwear itself is pretty cute. Like Tsubo’s Hepti heels, which have an understated design and come in this unexpected color pairing. Seriously, how often do you see a shoe in olive gray that’s lined in pale neon green? The supple suede is highlighted by curved ribbing along the back and heel, but no element of the shoe outshines the others. The Hepti is a complete package that gets attention without having to scream, “Look at me!” We’ll wear them with long, fluid pants in a coordinating tweed or with tights in a similar olive green and a dress or skirt. [$145, Tsubo]

We’re giving five readers a pair of Tsubo’s Hepti Heels (which haven’t even hit their website yet!), but you have to work if you want your feet to look good. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 24—will be awarded with a set. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Let’s “Pop In” Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment, Shall We?

The sort-of-not-really “Seinfeld” reunion (AKA the “Seinfeld” peeps got together to resurrect their old sets and yuk it up for “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) called for a few 2009 upgrades to Jerry’s apartment—granite countertops, flat screen TV, side-by-side door refridge. Kinda weird seeing it that way, right? [Joy Hog!] Keep reading »

The Hairspray That Makes Professionals All Giddy

We already told you about the official cocktail of Fashion Week, but here’s a little insider info on the unofficial behind-the-scenes hair product: L’Oreal‘s Elnett hairspray. Up until last year, the cult product was only available in Europe — hairdressers the world over would literally stock up on cases of the stuff and send it back home, which we’re pretty sure is a customs nightmare, but anyway. Why are they so dang obsessed with it? Even though it boasts runway-strong hold (think of some of the crazy ‘dos we’ve seen come down the catwalk), it leaves hair feeling soft and looking glossy, and you can totally brush it out and start all over again if you mess up somehow. You may have noticed that backstage most of the hairdressers are sponsored; so they kind of have to stick to using the products they’re given. But we totally spotted some cheater cheater pumpkin eaters busting the Elnett on the DL. Best of all, it’s now much easier to get in on the action. At $15 (here at Target), it’s not cheap, but then again, it beats the cost of a round trip to Paris. Keep reading »

Designer Will Make Bag Out Of Your Ex’s Jeans

They say ya gotta have a gimmick, and eco-designer Patricia Ordonez certainly has one down: Send her two pair of your ex’s jeans and she will craft them (along with burlap and broadcloth) into a custom-made tote bag ($90) or duffel ($125). Kind of funny, but we’re not sure we’d want to advertise all of that baggage. Would you? [Patty O Designs] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Paula Deen Goes Lady Gaga

Paula Deen, the Comfort Food Queen, has cooked up an outfit even fresher than Lady Gaga‘s to shoot a segment of her show. Yeah girl, rock that skirt/giant apple slicer! [New York City, 9/18/09] Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Kelly Rowland

We award Kelly Rowland (seen here in the tents at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) the Hair Model Citizen Award for keeping it nice and simple by sporting soft, natural-looking (though we know that always takes work) hair. To get a similar look, apply Curls’ Curl Gel-les’c to wet hair, create a thick braid, allow to air dry and take it out. [New York, 9/18/09] Keep reading »

You Gotta Watch This Totally Psycho Christian Louboutin Video

God we love the odd fashion video. Usually, they’re pretty artsy and avant-garde, but somehow we missed the video that everyone’s favorite shoe designer made for the opening of his new Rodeo Drive store earlier this month. It’s a pretty straightforward (not to mention totally entertaining) take on Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” ahem, until it turns into something totally unexpected involving singer Mika. And we don’t wanna ruin anything, but you already may have guessed the murder weapon in this version. [Chic Report] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Isaac Mizrahi Is In A Super! Model! Sandwich!

There were plenty of celebrities (Kathy Griffin was all up on it) and gorgeous Amazonian girls backstage at Isaac’s show, but this was the only sandwich anyone touched. For those not invited to the event itself, Mizrahi live-streamed the show on his site. What a sweetie. [New York, 09/18/09] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Carmen Miranda Cherry Chic

A model kicks off London Fashion Week at a “hedonism”-themed designer exhibition. [London, 9/18/09] Keep reading »

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