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Karl And Lara’s Crimson Ties

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While we’ve been waiting for our local newsstand to get its stock of our favorite Euro glossies’ September issues, we’ve had plenty of domestic offerings with which to busy ourselves. One of our favorite spreads thus far comes from Bazaar‘s take on fall fashion, for which the mag enlisted something of a power trio to interpret the season’s best looks. Karl Lagerfeld is behind the camera, Christine du Puys is on makeup duty, and a ginger-haired Lara Stone plays muse in the Venetian-inspired story. Her huge, ruby red lips remind us of the makeup at Alexander McQueen’s opinion-dividing show. Stone’s pout doesn’t necessarily need augmentation, but a little Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Red Stockings certainly doesn’t hurt. Are you feeling the pic as much as we are?

Photo: Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar, September 2009

Dolce & Gabbana’s Rose-Colored Glasses

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More on ScarJo…It’s been a busy beauty year for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The design duo launched their cosmetics line, The Makeup, this summer, and their Fragrance Anthology—with an ad campaign featuring a trio of naked supermodels—grabbed headlines long before its highly anticipated Fall release. Next week, their The One fragrance franchise will get an update when Rose The One hits counters exclusively at Saks. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Scarlett Johansson, D&G muse and “the person that represents actual femininity most in this world,” as Dolce told WWD, will front its campaign, her second big spot for the brand this year. Shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, the ad shows Johansson in a custom-made, curve-hugging Dolce & Gabbana pink tulle dress, lounging on a bed in a boudoir, her hair colored a particular shade of strawberry blonde to further the rose-hued effect. Pretty standard fare for the actress—pursed lips, accentuated waist, requisite T&A—but gorgeous nonetheless, no?

Photo: Courtesy of Procter & Gamble

Anna Sui Paints Agyness In Full Color

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Anna Sui’s cosmetics range became a favorite with beauty gurus and editors alike when it debuted almost ten years ago. After disappearing for a while due to some unresolved licensing “issues,” the collection of brightly colored, boudoir-inspired eye shadows, lip glosses, and nail lacquers has been in slow-moving comeback mode (elaborate “beauty bars” were erected backstage at the designer’s Spring and Fall shows to preview upcoming launches, although the products are still only available for purchase at her Soho store). This week, the blogosphere is abuzz with news that the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award winner has not only decided to dabble in haircare, but has also chosen model Agyness Deyn to front the new range. The influx of intelligence put us into information overdrive, so we called our trusted sources to get the inside scoop. And here it is: Yes, there is indeed a haircare line and while it’s not necessarily new (it’s been out in Japan for over a year), the rose-scented shampoo, conditioner, and hair oil finally arrived at Sui’s flagship in late July. Re: Agyness, she’s fronting the campaign for Sui’s new Fall colors, not the haircare line. Thoughts on her Prism Beige lipstick and Glassy Silver and Glassy Purple eye shadows?

Photo: Courtesy of Anna Sui

Eva Herzigova Makes Runway A Reality

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First Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Eva Herzigova graced the cover of Vogue Korea’s August issue. Now Ms. Herzigova has taken solo control of Numéro Tokyo’s September book. The creative direction for the spread, shot by Alex Cayley, is strikingly similar to something we’ve seen before. A sheer pink lip; clean, perfect skin; that piercing, veiled glance: It’s screaming Valentino Fall Couture. An homage to Karl Templer’s runway styling prowess, perhaps? Regardless, we’re glad to see Eva is still getting work along with the rest of the supes. She’s looking just as good as she did in her heyday, no?

Photo: From left, Alex Cayley for Numéro Tokyo, September 2009; Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse

Kate Moss Practices What She Preaches

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Fashion enthusiasts are counting down the days until their favorite glossies release their September issues, but the mystery of at least one cover girl has been solved. Kate Moss appears on the front of British Vogue‘s fall spectacular in a cleavage-bearing Burberry trench with one hell of a black cat-eye and her blond locks in a loose 1950′s-era set. Curiously, the super-est of them all has no editorial spread to accompany her cover image, but no matter; there’s enough intrigue in that one picture to keep us content. Moss wears a face full of Rimmel makeup, which seems to confirm that her lucrative contract with the beauty firm is alive and well despite ongoing reports of a split. Meanwhile, the expert hand that painted on those precise eye-framing lines belongs to one Val Garland, editorial makeup artist and artistic advisor for YSL Beauté. The model will also front the campaign for that brand’s new Parisienne fragrance, due out in October. Thoughts on the cover image?

Photo: Mario Testino for British Vogue, September 2009