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16 posts tagged "Alexa Chung"

Red Alert

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With all the talk of Fall’s dark berry mouth, red lipstick has been getting a little bit of the shaft lately. But the classic crimson color that helped usher in lipstick’s mainstream resurgence after ten years of sheer-gloss dominance is still plenty popular, as evidenced by a pair of pretty scarlet pouts on view last night. Alexa Chung turned up to the Hôtel Americano in New York to fête Saint James’ capsule collection with Barneys and its new flagship store wearing a stamped-on tomato pigment, à la the Marc By Marc Jacobs Fall show, while Naomi Watts opted for a darker ruby hue at the opening of the Venice Film Festival. Which return to red do you like better?

Photo: Getty Images; Joe Schildorn/BFAnyc.com

Kristen Goes To The Movies For MAC; Alexa Shows Off Her Hand-Eye coordination; And More…

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Kristen McMenamy stars in the latest piece of cinematic branding from MAC—a short film directed by the model’s husband, Miles Aldridge, in which the gray-haired stunner wears a selection of bold, vivid colors from the beauty brand’s new Reel Sexy makeup collection. With her bleached brows, neon nails, and Bowie-esque painted cheekbones, McMenamy is mesmerizing. [Nowness]

Xeomin, the Botox alternative that’s approved for use in 20 countries worldwide, may have to wait a little longer to take on Botox and Dysport in America. Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, has just won its case seeking a permanent injunction against Xeomin, claiming that it violated California’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act. [WSJ]

Just to make you a little more anxious about the potential toxins lurking in your personal-care products, Forbes has taken it upon itself to compose a top five list of the most hazardous things you should be on the lookout for. If you haven’t already started losing sleep over the possibility that there are bacteria growing in your mascara tube, good luck drifting off now. [Forbes]

Nail art’s days may be numbered, but not according to Alexa Chung. The British style icon just tweeted a picture of her latest experiment with hand designs, which included a 10-finger salute to heavily lashed magic eyes. [Mirror]

Here’s yet another reason to eat your fruits and veggies: New research shows that people who stock up on fresh produce have a healthier, more rosy-looking complexion. And who doesn’t want that? [Time]

Photo: Courtesy of www.nowness.com

Band Of Brothers

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Backstage at Doo.Ri last week, Orlando Pita made a bold statement. “I have a feeling the headband is going to have a big moment this season,” he predicted only two days into the Fall 2012 shows. And he did his part to make sure the trend had legs in New York, adding thin black elastic bands to heavily back-combed “big hair” at Carolina Herrera and tying bejeweled satin ribbons to teased-up and brushed-over faux bobs backstage at Oscar de la Renta to complete the illusion of “a young girl playing dress up.”


Now that the fashion pack has settled in London, it appears as though Sam McKnight has taken up Pita’s cause. The super-stylist whipped up texturized “bohemian” chignons, which he restrained with thick, twisted black bands at Clements Ribeiro this weekend before repeating the feat backstage at Moschino Cheap And Chic with similarly twisted satin strips in a bevy of pastel colors, which he placed around sixties-era beehives. But the biggest sign that Pita just may be prophetic came last night, when Alexa Chung adopted the look for Emma Hill’s star-studded Mulberry party. Whether Milan and Paris will follow Chung’s lead remains to be seen, although that “it’s on” seems likely. Stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Mulberry; Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Alexa Does Marc, Two Ways

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Alexa Chung is headed back to U.S. television next week with a new show, 24 Hour Catwalk. The jury is still out whether or not we’ll be tuning in, but we will 100 percent be charting Chung’s every fashion and beauty move as she hits the promotional circuit for the program. Her first stop came yesterday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. At first glimpse, we thought Chung had plucked a choice piece of Marc Jacobs’ confectionery Louis Vuitton collection right off the Spring runway, but we later determined that she was actually wearing a coat from his own line as a dress. What’s particularly interesting about her look, however, is that Chung seems to have paired her MJ outfit with the beauty look Pat McGrath whipped up backstage at Vuitton. Those glossy, coral stained lips? Check. The black-rimmed lids and lots of lashes? Double check. A little Marc mixing and matching never hurt anyone—and happens to work particularly well here, if you ask us. Let it be known: Pastel makeup kills when paired with anything metallic. Don’t you agree?

Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com; Jason Kempin/NBCUniversal

Paradise, Found—In Polish

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If, like us, you are still trying to accept the fact that you will not be attending Art Basel Miami Beach in person this year (another time, saltwater pool at The Standard), these adorable palm tree nail decals in the latest issue of French Elle might help you get into the fun-in-the-sun spirit—no matter where you are. This is not the first time we’ve spotted the tropical prints reimagined in polish, of course; true nail art buffs will recall that Alexa Chung did in fact sport something similar at the Fall shows back in February. This latest design is just another way to fill your head with images of sand and surf as the sun sets across New York City at an astonishing 4:30 p.m. Mind over matter, dear readers.

Photo: Simon Burstall for Elle France, November 25, 2011