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July 30 2014

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18 posts tagged "Alexa Chung"

Alexa Talks Beauty Essentials; Milla Makes the Cut—Again; And More…

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Alexa-Chung-Beauty-EssentialsAlexa Chung has a relatively low-key beauty regimen, save for the occasional YSL statement lip and self-inflicted updo. But the British It girl does have one must-have makeup essential: “I always do my signature cat-eye flick and use Eyeko for both liner and mascara.” [Telegraph]

Following her Christiaan-executed side shave, Milla Jovovich is creating a fair bit of beauty buzz again today as she reveals another new short crop. [Instagram]

After causing a shortage on grape-seed oil after naming it as her go-to all-natural moisturizer, Emma Stone is dropping some more DIY beauty knowledge. The Amazing Spider-Man star says baking soda is her exfoliator of choice. [Daily Mail]

If you thought stress was bad for your peace of mind, wait until you learn what it’s doing to your face and body. [HuffPo]

Photo: Getty Images

Red-Lip Matrix: Tribeca Film Festival Chanel Artists Dinner

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When you think Chanel, one of the first words that comes to mind is classic. The adjective also happens to be a fitting description of red lipstick, which might explain why the popular product made such a strong showing at the French brand’s Artists Dinner at the Tribeca Film Festival last night in New York, where a bevy of big-name models and muses turned up sporting different incarnations of the makeup mainstay. While Alexa Chung and Vanessa Traina erred on the side of sheer, glossy shades of cherry, like Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Sari D’Eau and En Vogue, Joan Smalls and Giovanna Battaglia opted for deep, matte crimsons, such as its Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante. And so we put it to you, dear readers: Who wore it better?

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