August 23 2014

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5 posts tagged "Carla Bruni-Sarkozy"

Rachel McAdams’ Blue Ambition; Brunettes Have More Fun; And More…


You can count Rachel McAdams in on the current hair color craze. The actress, who has already toyed with pink streaks, admits that she’s got other hues on the brain in the new issue of Glamour. “I still think about doing blue at some point, but I don’t like to change my hair before I’m about to do [a film]—you never know what that character’s going to be.” [Fashion Etc.]

McAdams also might want to consider brown. According to a new study, men actually find brunettes more attractive than blondes and redheads, and presumably blue-heads, too. [Daily Mail]

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is the latest high-profile face to come under fire for, er, enjoying a few too many Botox vials—although we’d like to remind the celeb-watchers of the world that the first lady of France has always had those enviable high cheekbones and feline eyes, OK? [Radar]

Sometime-actress Denise Richards is the latest pseudo star to announce that she’s putting all of her eggs into the beauty basket. The former Mrs. Charlie Sheen has apparently designed a hair care collection with Beverly Hills stylist-to-the-stars, Christophe. [Digital Spy]

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Lancôme For Carla, Jane Birkin’s Beauty Regimen, And More…


Sarah Palin made her debut on Oprah today. Hopefully, you set your DVR so you can hold a post-work viewing session, but in the mean time: a hairstyle retrospective to get properly fired up. [Huff Po]

Lancôme has become a patron of the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation, launching a program called Lancôme Revelations, which aims to introduce disadvantaged French students to creative professions in their last year of high school. What, no spokesperson deal? [WWD]

Jane Birkin’s beauty secrets revealed! The 62-year-old admits to making peace with sun-worshipping and a general “less is better” mantra. We hate cakey foundation face, too, JB. [Daily Mail]

Facial clarity, not symmetry, is now believed to be the leading factor in determining attractiveness. We’re of the mind that a little of both will take you a long way, but maybe that’s just us. [Daily Mail]

Did you know that being a minority shareholder in a cosmetics company means that you too get sued if something shady goes down? Neither did Sigourney Weaver. [Post Chronicle]

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Malibu For The Masses, Dolly Fights Back, And More…


Pamela Anderson’s Malibu fragrance duo has finally arrived in drugstores nationwide, prompting the former Baywatch babe to go on Ellen, where she described the scents as “cheap and sweet, like me.” They’re also PETA-approved, so…there’s that. [Bella Sugar]

Speaking of PETA, Michelle Obama’s stylist, Yusef Williams, reportedly uses Straight Finish from Paul Labrecque to smooth out the First Lady’s bob, and Labrecque just so happens to be part of a growing group of stylists to sign PETA’s “no testing on animals” pledge. You hear that, Carla? Cruelty-free is in. Your move. [Opposing Views]

Skin-lightening creams, the controversial treatments that have been popular with women in India for years, are now gaining adherents among men. [NPR]

Dolly Parton has a message for haters who think she wears too much makeup: “You mind your own business, I’ll wear my makeup when I want to, how I want to.” Sing it, sister. [National Post]

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sarah palin: internationally minded, after all?


While Britons continue to try and stir a style war between France’s Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and their own Samantha Cameron (a.k.a. “SamCam,” a.k.a. wife of Tory leader David Cameron), the contested issue of who is wearing the Jackie O shift better seems overshadowed by the more interesting issue of the two women’s collective hairstyle of choice—or at least we think so. Behold the short-bangs ubiquity on both sides of the Channel. While marveling at how political better halves in Europe seem to favor the easy, brushed-forward fringe, we couldn’t help but notice our own political pool’s preference for the side sweep. Michelle and Cindy continually choose the conservative style over the easier, more playful tendencies of their transatlantic counterparts. What does it all mean? Americans are in fact stodgier than the French and the British and perhaps not ready to accept any derivation of hipster hair in the White House? Probably. Or else the divergence can be used as yet another interpretation of Sarah Palin’s continually discussed hairstyle, which seems to favor the Continent more than her mistrust of passport holders might lead you to believe. Discussion encouraged.

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xoxo, Carla
















If you’ve ever wondered how dignitaries, royalty, and yes, even Hollywood starlets manage to keep up appearances longer than common folk, the answer is usually pretty simple: They’ve had work done. And more often than not, the truly elite will forego the saturated nip/tuck markets of L.A. and New York for the more hospitable (read: luxe) setting of Clinica Ivo Pitanguy in Brazil—where Dr. Pitanguy, a.k.a. the “Michelangelo of the scalpel” and his team of image-shaping experts will keep you looking young for, well, ever. Most of us will never see the good doctor’s Rio digs, nor will we make it to the private island where select patients are invited to recuperate, but starting this month, we can at least get his expertise topically. The U.S. debut of Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy’s body-care line brings with it the know-how of a full staff of specialists in nutrition, dermatology, biochemistry, and surgery who have made the South American treatment center such a mecca for all aspects of skin well-being. The creams and lotions, which are made from local active ingredients like acai berry extract, copahu balm, and Urucum extract plus vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium already count three queens, one prince, and one very chic European first lady as customers. Without naming names, we can report that one’s gone so far as to pen a letter to Pitanguy pronouncing his products “délicieux.” You can’t buy a better endorsement than that.

Photo: Courtesy of Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy