August 22 2014

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Taylor Swift Makes It A Three-peat; Audrey Tautou Says “Non” To Hollywood’s Impossible Beauty Standards; And More…


And so Taylor Swift’s beauty empire grows. The country-crossover sensation has just added a third fragrance to her arsenal that’s simply called Taylor. [People]

Amélie star Audrey Tautou might be an excellent actress—and a hair icon for the ages—but don’t expect to see her in Hollywood anytime soon; the Cannes ambassador is not interested in “every single millimeter” of her body being scrutinized. “I am very French. And in Hollywood, the pressure is different. Of course, the idea of being ‘bankable’ in France exists, but it’s not as unforgiving. Some people are happy with that, but me, non.” [Independent]

Looking for good beauty ephemera? Artfact, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, has you covered. The site has listed a black acrylic nail featuring an intricate gold bead pattern that was personally worn by Lady Gaga during her Born This Way Ball tour in Dublin. The starting price: a wee $1,500. [Artfact]

Going off the presupposition that men only like scents that are, well, manly, Yankee Candle has just debuted a line of Man Candles in fragrances like MMM, Bacon; the buttered-popcorn-tinged Movie Night; and the leather-laced First Down. That said, our father will still be getting something from Frédéric Malle come June 16. [Daily Mail]

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Cannes Is For Curls


Since Audrey Tautou burst onto the international film scene with her microbangs and short flip in 2001′s smash hit Amélie, she’s undergone a series of hair transformations. There was the grown-out lob, followed by the pixie cut, which she debuted in 2006 for The Da Vinci Code‘s press tour—and subsequently wore in all manner of quiffs and pompadours—and then it was back to a bob sans bangs. The actress’ thick black strands are now well past her shoulders, but Tautou is still game for a little experimentation. At the premiere of her new movie Thérèse Desqueyroux at Cannes on Sunday, she embraced red-carpet curls in a big way. It’s a rare move in these days of smooth blow-outs and sleek updos, but it sends a message of a certain kind of classic glamour that’s worth resurrecting, in our opinion. Don’t you agree?

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A Cut Above The Rest


Audrey Tautou is quickly becoming our new short-hair heroine. No one does innovative things with minimal length like the French actress who, after wearing tousled waves—equipped with an askew black bow—to the L.A. premiere of Coco Before Chanel, switched it up with a slicked-back pompadour for the film’s New York debut last night. Truly, an inspiration. Which look do you like better? (Oh, and for those of you dying to emulate that deep burgundy lip, invest in a bullet of Chanel Rouge Allure in Fatale. It’s a purchase that’ll serve you well throughout the fall.)

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Chanel Commandeers Cinco de Mayo













We went to a highly DL event a few months back to preview the new Chanel No. 5 cinemercial, Train de Nuit, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The short film features Audrey Tautou, who replaces Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightley as the latest actress to co-star alongside the iconic fragrance. As it turns out, that press embargo they made us sign was every bit necessary. When we left the screening, all we wanted to do was talk about the beautifully shot tale of chance and fate—his glance, her scent, that fantastic assortment of high-waisted trousers. Seeing as how it officially debuted on the Chanel Web site today, we can finally talk. (It’s so good! You must watch.) In honor of the unveiling, Chanel has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue for a host of promotional events, compelling New York City to declare today Chanel No. 5 Day and rename a portion of Fifth Avenue “Avenue No. 5″ through May 10. During this time, Saks will also be dedicating the exterior and interior of its store to the fragrance, prominently displaying bottles of it and running the full film on loop on the main floor. The department store has made a generous donation to Manhattan’s Ellen Lurie Elementary School (a.k.a P.S. 5) as well, to fund after-school art initiatives. Click here to watch the film, and feel free to gush below.


Photo: Courtesy of Chanel


Introducing The Little Black Haircut


Preceded by an epic amount of hype, Coco Avant Chanel, the Coco Chanel biopic starring Audrey Tautou, premiered in Brussels this weekend, after a Paris screening last week. Sporting a choppy crop similar to the style she was working back in ’06, the French actress likely inspired a whole host of women to pick up their scissors—or at least a picture of Tautou to bring with them to the salon. Is her wispy flip enough to make you want to go short?

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