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Legendary Faces Take On New Roles At Storied Beauty Brands (And Glossies); Oreos Aren’t As Innocent As They Seem; And More


Marilyn ManroeShe famously declared that it’s the only thing she wore to bed, and now Marilyn Monroe has been posthumously named the newest face of Chanel No. 5. Upon discovering an unreleased recording of the icon’s testament to her favorite fragrance in the Monroe archives, the fashion house knew it had enough material to create a campaign—minus an in-the-flesh spokeswoman. The print and television ads are set to roll out in November.

Katy Perry illustrates that California girls are undeniable (along with easy, breezy, and beautiful) as she announced via Twitter that she’s CoverGirl’s newest star…or should we say, firework?

A different kind of cover girl is getting a corner office—Kate Moss was named as contributing fashion editor at British Vogue. We can’t wait to see her work wardrobe. []

Now you actually have an excuse for polishing off an entire row of Oreos—they’re as addictive as cocaine. According to researchers at Connecticut College in New London, rats were found to exhibit similar qualities around the cookie as they do when presented with nose candy. Another critical observation that came out of this study: Rodents also eat the cream filling first. []

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Frida Gustavsson Is Seeing Stars


The haute face-painting techniques makeup artist Lisa Eldridge demonstrates on Frida Gustavsson in the latest issue of December’s British Vogue have little in common with the common street-fair variety. No lion whiskers here. Instead, Eldridge looked to Swinging Sixties icon Talitha Getty and the face-painting trend of the sixties and seventies for inspiration. “A historian friend of mine has a box of Mary Quant colored makeup crayons from that period and the only instructions on the packet are ‘draw a flower anywhere,” she says. “I love that idea of complete freedom. There is so much minimalism in beauty at the moment that it was just so nice to have fun and play with makeup!” For the giant, solo pink star above, Eldridge first sketched out the shape freehand with a bright pink lip pencil. Then she used a paler pink Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Color as a base, before topping it off with the super-bright MUFE HD Microfinish Cream Blush in Truth or Dare. Ultraviolet glitter on the inner half of the lids gave a three-dimensional effect.

As for the psychedelic constellation on the opening spread, that was actually the last shot of the day and entirely impromptu. Eldridge started with MAC Fluidline in Silverstroke to paint the large platinum star with a stencil, then let her imagination run wild using colored eye pencils (for the trails) and pastel Kryolan aqua colors and metallic gold and silver craft pieces (for the shooting stars) to create a freehand galaxy on Gustavsson’s face. She finished with a dusting of MAC silver glitter and Illamasqua iridescent shimmering Powdered Metal, a face powder.

So, is there a way to incorporate a bit of face painting into your makeup routine without looking too amateurish? “A good choice of color palette will keep it tasteful,” suggests Eldridge. “The bright pink of the star looks great when it isn’t combined with any other clashing shades, whereas the constellation of shooting stars are all fairly pastel, so there is some harmony. If I had added a red lip to this shot, for example the whole thing
would have gone from pretty to ghastly!”

Photo: Lachlan Bailey for British Vogue, Decemeber 2010

Is It March Yet?


An old British Vogue editorial starring Sasha Pivovarova has been circulating the blogosphere today, thanks to one of our favorite Web sites devoted to fashion photos, and it’s screaming “spring” in a way that’s made us temporarily forget about the gusting wind chill outside. Go on, take a good long look. Pivovarova, whose angular face is frequently utilized in a hauntingly beautiful kind of way, is the picture of soft romance here thanks to the power of pink. It’s really the trifecta of the pink blush, a matte pink lip, and that wonky, chipped pink manicure that’s bringing the whole thing together for us. We typically avoid dabbling in the girly hue but are willing to put our differences aside for the moment, if only so we can continue relishing in the verdant quality of this image. Are you as seasonally inspired as we are?

Photo: Mario Testino for British Vogue, December 2007

Kate Moss Practices What She Preaches


Fashion enthusiasts are counting down the days until their favorite glossies release their September issues, but the mystery of at least one cover girl has been solved. Kate Moss appears on the front of British Vogue‘s fall spectacular in a cleavage-bearing Burberry trench with one hell of a black cat-eye and her blond locks in a loose 1950′s-era set. Curiously, the super-est of them all has no editorial spread to accompany her cover image, but no matter; there’s enough intrigue in that one picture to keep us content. Moss wears a face full of Rimmel makeup, which seems to confirm that her lucrative contract with the beauty firm is alive and well despite ongoing reports of a split. Meanwhile, the expert hand that painted on those precise eye-framing lines belongs to one Val Garland, editorial makeup artist and artistic advisor for YSL Beauté. The model will also front the campaign for that brand’s new Parisienne fragrance, due out in October. Thoughts on the cover image?

Photo: Mario Testino for British Vogue, September 2009

fashion, fueling redheads’ fire


British Vogue / Redheads

In what looks to be an effort to right the wrongs of three decades of blonde and brunette favoritism, British Vogue has taken up the cause of the russet-haired minority and put Karen Elson on its September cover. Her appearance there marks only the seventh time since 1970 that a redhead has graced the front of the magazine. The few who can lay claim to the ginger hue are certainly entitled to cry inequality—or at least demand an entire issue all to themselves. But seeing as how scientists project a veritable extinction of the hair color, it might behoove them to file all impending discrimination suits stat.

Photo: Everett Collection / Rex USA