August 30 2014

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“A Little Lana Del Rey, A Little Raquel Welch,” And Another Big Sixties Shout-Out Backstage At Moschino


The beauty story at Moschino told itself: the teased-out bouffants, the white-rimmed lids, the loads of individual lashes—”It’s totally sixties,” Tom Pecheux confirmed backstage, shouting out the singular reference that has dominated the shows so far. “At least [Rossella Jardini] went there completely,” he joked of the designer’s full-on, swinging homage that put a “twisted, playful” spin on fashion’s reigning favorite decade.

There is something universal about the retro look, though, Pecheux insisted. “The strong brows are more forties,” he said as he filled in arches, “and the lashes are so huge they could be on [in 2012],” he continued of MAC Lashes in #35 and #33, which were painstakingly placed in between natural lashes and coated with its Haute & Naughty Mascara. The modernization of MAC’s Eye Kohl in Fascinating, a white pencil that Pecheux set with its Eyeshadow in Gesso and drew around the upper and lower lash lines, was a bit of a harder sell; ditto those “Typex” white nails and that quintessentially sixties coral mouth, which came courtesy of MAC Lipstick in Morange and a slick of its clear Lip Glass. But borrowing from the past does have its perks. “The sixties were about fun, and color and youth,” Pecheux pointed out, throwing in his two cents about why the style set is looking backward to move forward for Spring.

“[Stylist] Anna Dello Russo and Rossella [Jardini] were very specific about what they wanted,” hairstylist Sam McKnight chimed in, reciting the mix of muses he was given for inspiration. “It’s a little Lana Del Rey, a little Raquel Welch…a proper doll ‘do—very done,” he said of the voluminous, side-parted, half-up, half-down style that required a good amount of Pantene Pro-V Ultra Strong Mousse, its Ultra Strong Hairspray, and a lot of back-combing. After achieving his desired height, McKnight secured front sections in the back with bobby pins and smoothed lengths with his trusty Mason Pearson brush. “I didn’t know I had this much hair!” a surprised Cara Delevingne said as she settled into McKnight’s chair. “How do you get something like this out?” she asked. (After toiling over 33 girls and a tight deadline, McKnight let that one go with no response).

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ADR Talks Beauty Essentials; Rihanna’s Latest Hair Statement; And More…


In a rare opportunity, The Coveteur picked though Anna Dello Russo’s fashion week suitcases and unearthed a bounty of fashion “excess” as well as what the style icon refers to her as her “beauty essentials,” which include MAC Satinsheen Leg Spray, YSL nail polish, Aesop face serum, and Burt’s Bees Body Lotion. [The Coveteur]

Jennifer Aniston has confessed to an “obsession” with laser peels and reportedly spends upward of $8,000 a month on creams and lotions. Whatever makes you happy, JA. [Grazia]

Rihanna, one of the pop music world’s biggest hair chameleons, is experimenting with a new ‘do this week: supremely dark roots. [Daily Mail]

Speaking of pop music hair chameleons, Nicki Minaj covers the April issue of Allure in yet another gravity-defying, cotton candy pink wig that allegedly took Terrence Davidson, Minaj’s go-to-guy for wigs and weaves, two full days to create. [Huff Po]

Photo: Tommy Ton

Dita Does Makeup And Fragrance, J. Lo Does Hair, And More…


“I was a very blonde girl from a farming town in Michigan, and the tools of beauty are a big part of what I do, creating glamour,” says Dita Von Teese. The burlesque star is finally bringing these “tools” to the masses with a new beauty book, a fragrance, and an eponymous cosmetics line. [WWD]

New celebrity spokesperson alert: J. Lo will start hawking hair products for L’Oréal Paris beginning next year. [WWD]

Following in the footsteps of Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian before her, Liv Tyler goes makeup free in the new print ads for Givenchy’s L’Intense fragrance, which launches in March. “I feel unafraid of exposing myself and the woman I am today—complicated and interesting and intense,” Tyler says of the raw shoot. Lay that sound bite on top of some behind-the-scenes video footage and you’ve got yourself a pretty convincing TV commercial right there! [WWD]

Botox’s miracle uses may range from wrinkle reducer and migraine killer to excessive sweating regulator, but some serious side effects may make you think twice about going under the needle. New research shows that Botox can cause muscle loss in both injected and uninjected areas of the body. Yikes. [Daily Mail]

Check it off your holiday list: Anna Dello Russo’s first fragrance, Beyond, is officially on sale as of today. []

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Anna Dello Russo, Rock Star?; Christy Turlington For Avon; And More…


More news about Anna Dello Russo’s forthcoming fragrance. The shoe-shaped flacon will double as a Christmas ornament, smell of “vanilla cream,” and be sold exclusively online at when it officially launches next month. Also on Dello Russo’s to-do list? Make a record. “Everyone expects me to do a clothes line. It’s too obvious. I want to do the opposite.” [WWD]

While she’s not making her own fragrance, supermodel Christy Turlington Burns will front one for Avon beginning next year. [WWD]

Diane Kruger, who stars in the campaign for Calvin Klein’s latest eau, Beauty, is apparently a product junkie. “I own a huge amount of makeup,” the Inglourious Basterds star has confessed. On her go-to list of products are Cetaphil cleanser, L’Oréal Triple Active Day Cream, CoverGirl concealer, and Kiehl’s toner. She’s thrifty, too, it would seem. [StyleList]

The short-hair-for-middle-aged-women mandate is archaic. [NYT]

Just ask Julia Roberts. The Eat, Pray, Love actress turn 43 this month and appears to have no intentions of cutting her long locks any time. She’s equally uninterested in issuing a statement about her secret antiaging solutions. “It’s 97 percent genetics,” she recently quipped, “and three percent just get your ass moving.” [ShowBizSpy]

Photo: Photo Credit: Giampaolo Sgura