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July 30 2014

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2 posts tagged "Biosilk"

Ballet Russes Beauty, Backstage at Diane von Furstenberg

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dvf-cropThe ballerina at Diane von Furstenberg was not your typical perfectly coiffed bun head. Instead, “a dancer in rehearsal, not performance,” inspired the undone chignons crafted by Orlando Pita. After pulling the hair into a ponytail at the center of the head, the mane master spritzed a teasing brush with BioSilk Firm Hold Finishing Spray before dragging it vertically from forehead to elastic, making it appear as if the models had raked their strands back using just their fingers. After he coiled and pinned the tail in place, he strategically undid it for a soft, imperfect finish.

Makeup artist James Kaliardos noted the Ballet Russes and refugees leaving the mother country “to embark on a creative life.” He employed techniques normally used by dancers onstage, such as contouring the sides of the face with various tones of concealer and brightening the eyes by rimming the lower waterline with MAC Cosmetics’ forthcoming Technokohl liner in Nude. Wanting a “glossy taupe” shade for the lids, Kaliardos mixed Grey Matter, a cream shade from the Fall 2014 Trend Palette, and Dusty Mauve, a hue from the season’s lip palette. He topped it off with Gloss Crème Brilliance for additional sheen and coated the top lashes with Haute & Naughty mascara. “You know when you see those girls from ballet school and they just look like ballerinas even though they don’t have makeup on? This is what we’re doing,” Kaliardos explained. With all the lithe models milling about backstage, it was almost as if they were waiting for their curtain call instead of your standard catwalk.

Photo: Sonny Vandervelde; Indigitalimages.com

A Chanel Fragrance Shocker; Tyra’s One-Woman Beauty Brigade; And More…

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An attempt to smuggle 20,000 bottles of counterfeit Coco Chanel perfume worth about $1.6 million into England has been foiled. The bottles, which were headed for stores in time for the Christmas rush, were en route from China when they were seized by U.K. Border Agency officials. There’s nothing like a designer imitation to ruin your holiday. [Evening Star]

Tyra Banks has already tackled the hot-button issue of real hair on her show. Her next eye-opening mission, termed the Beauty Inside and Out Campaign, will use a catalog of video submissions from fans to help broaden our definitions of beauty. Tyra is for the people! [Examiner]

New week, new celeb fragrance launches. Beyoncé, Eva Longoria Parker, and professional race car driver Danica Patrick will all debut signature scents this Spring. Ladies, start your engines. [WWD]

Hair care millionaire Farouk Shami has announced his Democratic candidacy for governor of Texas, promising job growth through the manufacturing and installation of solar energy panels in every community. Hey, he did wonders for Biosilk….[Houston Chronicle]

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel