The Mad Men fans among you are no doubt counting the days until the August 16 premiere of season three. But if you just can’t wait until then to get your fix, we suggest picking up a copy of the August issue of Interview magazine, the cover of which features one January Jones. Interviewed by Jack Nicholson, the actress talks life, career, and her unusual name—”It’s from a book called Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann,” she told Nicholson. “I could’ve been an actress, a superhero, or a stripper.” In the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin-shot portfolio, Jones models a gravity-defying mass of hair, not to mention some serious lashes and a flawless complexion, courtesy of makeup artist Lisa Butler. While we’re sure the magic of Photoshop was employed just a bit to complete the illusion of perfection, Butler used Temptu’s airbrush foundation to give Jones the right amount of dewy coverage, sans cake-y finish. Click here to peruse our HD Makeup feature for more info on how to get your skin camera-ready.
Ever willing to stretch the limits of artistic expression, Dazed & Confused has a 3-D fashion editorial in its new August issue. Dimension-transporting glasses are included with purchase, which presumably make model Julia Hafstrom leap from the page in a series of Marios Schwab designs. However, we’re more interested in her seriously futuristic makeup, which seems to skirt the line between the Bowie-style backstage look from Viktor & Rolf’s Spring 2009 presentation and the bright purple shadow from Gucci’s Spring print campaign. Sadly, we are sans image-enhancing spectacles at the moment but are wondering if the same larger-than-life effects that are visible on the page are equally mind-blowing on the screen? (The complimentary set they’ve been giving out at screenings of Up will likely work just fine, in case you don’t have access to the imported glossy.)
Cameron Diaz in platinum blonde Madonna tribute mode may have landed the cover of V Magazine‘s new July/August beauty issue, but Lady Gaga’s eight-page spread, in which the pants-shunning pop star is sporting an equally eye-catching shade of bleached flaxen, screams cover girl to us. You?
We’ve grown somewhat tired of the eighties-inspired editorials that’ve cropped up over the past few seasons, but a 17-pager in the July/August issue of Numéro Tokyo jarred us out of our complacency. It’s a visual cornucopia of a (still) red-headed Vlada in high ponies, bright-colored Nike Dunks, crop tops, and, yes, scrunchies, which, like most things of the era, are apparently making a comeback. While we’ve yet to formulate an opinion on whether or not the popular hair and wrist adornment of old is best left in the decade from whence it came, if anyone can re-create the kind of frenzied excitement that took hold of a generation of girls 20 years ago, it just might be Ms. Roslyakova. Thoughts on the pics—and scrunchies, part deux?
We may have been momentarily punk’d by a Basenotes.net April Fool’s post about the possibility of an iPhone application with an external device that allows you to create fragrances through your handheld device, but get this, NTT Communications has made the fiction a reality. According to a recent article in Cosmetics Design, the Japanese company has developed a “fragrance communication” system that makes it possible to send a variety of different scents over the Internet. The I-Aroma service is based on an external USB device, which contains six base oils that can be blended and vaporized through online commands that are sent to the diffuser, making it possible to create a wide variety of different perfumes. Product testing is scheduled for July and August, and in the interim, rumors are circulating that cell phone cartridges capable of emitting the scent combinations are also in the works. Let it be known that our initial gullibility will from this point on be referred to as “forward thinking.”