246 posts tagged "Chanel"
Marilyn Monroe on a Scent That Never Loses Its Sex Appeal; When It Comes to Miley, We Called It; Double Your Fragrance Fun With the Olsen’s Latest Launch; and More
Chanel released its new ad for No. 5 (dropping November 11) and the recording the house dug up in Marilyn Monroe’s archives. Makes us want to swap out our oversize sleep shirts for the far sexier fragrance.
Not to brag or anything, but we figured out Miley Cyrus’ Lil’ Kim Halloween costume long before she debuted it on Instagram. Perhaps we should have gone as Long Island medium Theresa Caputo last night…
Two is often better than one—especially when an Olsen is involved. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s latest endeavor: two Elizabeth and James fragrances dubbed Nirvana Black and White launching in January at Sephora.
Those monthly beauty-box subscriptions filled with sample-size products often leave much to be desired, but the latest Glossybox by Net-a-Porter (available November 4) is seriously impressive. A full-size, bullet-shaped Ellis Faas Mascara, RGB Cuticle Oil, and Kevyn Aucoin eye shadow duo are included, along with trial tubes and cans from luxe brands like Natura Bissé, Klorane, and Philip B.
Makeup artist extraordinaire François Nars is releasing a book published by Rizzoli—Faery Lands: Tahiti—filled with sepia-toned imagery from his island (yes, all his), Motu Tané, off the coast of Bora Bora. It hits the shelves of NARS boutiques and bookstores mid-November.
When they talk about the Axe effect, we don’t think the brand had asphyxiation by body spray in mind. After being spritzed in a sixth-grade Brooklyn classroom, eight children were sent to the hospital. Unlike the commercials, no bodacious models in bikinis appeared. We can only imagine the disappointment of those 12-year-old boys. [Time]
London-born stylist Penny Lovell has been trolling the various facets of the fashion world since the tender age of fifteen, when she landed her first job outfitting the mannequins in a local boutique. Lovell also logged time as a publicist for Burberry and, in the editorial realm, assisted the fashion director at British Elle before setting her sights on New York and a styling career. Since crossing the pond in 1999, and then crossing the country for L.A. in 2004, she has built a steady editorial and celebrity clientele: Emma Watson, Rose Byrne, Taylor Schilling, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, among them. Lovell also lends her styling wisdom accrued from many years in the biz to Harper’s Bazaar’s website, for which she writes a bimonthly “Tricks of the Trade” column. Here, the woman behind some of the most well-heeled celebs on the red carpet shares her own beautifying favorites.
The Pout Outfitter: Bite Beauty
“I love this lipstick store on Prince Street in New York. You can customize your own lipstick—both the color and the scent—and everything in the formula is organic and edible. It’s so fun! I take a girlfriend every time I am in NYC for an after-lunch treat. I can easily spend an hour in there mixing up new colors, and I generally leave with at least three. For those not in New York, Bite’s standard lipsticks are also great and available online at Sephora.”
The Skin Expert: Kate Somerville
“My go-to facial place. I can’t wait for my next Ultimate Kate facial. In between visits I use the Dermaquench Liquid Lift and Cytocell Dermal Energizing Treatment at home to keep the benefits going. My husband always comments on my skin and how ‘young’ I look after this facial without knowing I had an appointment! He also steals the Derma quench lift….”
The Getaway: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
“I just returned from another spa weekend here and can’t recommend this resort enough. The spa is lovely and the staff lovelier; the resort itself is so lush, gorgeous, and peaceful. It has its own microclimate so the weather here is good pretty much all year round. Bike rides, hiking, delicious organic food, gorgeous little town down the road—there are way too many options to cover in one weekend, but next time I am determined to take the Apothecary Aroma Custom Blending class to make some bath oil. Most of all, it’s perfect for my three-year-old daughter, with a large children’s pool and multiple activities—all far, far away from the adults.”
The Signature Scent Purveyor: CB I Hate Perfume
“Until I discovered CB I Hate Perfume I, well, hated perfume. Then, my client Bella Heathcote bought me Mr. Hulot’s Holiday for my birthday and it smells just like the beach—a fresh, evocative, not-cloying, scent that improves my mood immediately and is perfect in the summer or year round to remind me of the season. Now, I’m obsessed. Recently I added Burning Leaves, Winter 1972, and Fire From Heaven to my collection, and I not only use them as perfume, but also in the office as a room scent before fittings, selecting one depending on my mood. Bella tells me his shop in Brooklyn is amazing and I can’t wait to visit next time I am in the city.”
The Skincare Brand, Par Excellence: The Organic Pharmacy
“There is not much I don’t love about this U.K. brand, but I am never without their Carrot Butter Cleanser, which takes off my makeup (including waterproof mascara) in a second and never feels dry or stings. I am also a huge fan of their supplements and buy all my vitamins and homeopathic remedies there—the one for stress is particularly effective, as I discovered during award season one year!”
The Daily Regimen
“Elemental Herbs All Good Lips lip balm is the best ever; I cannot live without it. And I wear Arbonne Water Resistant Sunscreen—which is all natural—all year round, no matter wherever I am, whatever the weather.”
The Makeup Musts
“I love the Chanel Perfect Brows all-in-one compact. There are three colors to mix together to match your eyebrows, and mini tweezers and brushes. A magnifying mirror seals the deal. Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Color in Sugar Frost is my go-to for everyday; it’s a sheer subtle gold-beige sparkle and looks great with just mascara or over another eye color as an added highlight. I use it all the time. And for nails, Marc Jacobs Beauty polish in Gatsby—it’s a rose gold, the perfect new neutral, and it’s long lasting.”
The Multipurpose Miracle: Body Bliss Mood Melt
“The essential oil has multiple uses for me; this blend is balancing, and I put a drop on my pillow at night and a few drops in my bath. It really chills me out and smells divine.”
Lais Ribeiro claimed she spent five hours in the makeup chair at Givenchy (although Pat McGrath, the face painter responsible for the glittery masks, said she was able to cut it down to three). Removing the 1,500 Swarovski Crystals and 2,000 sequins, however, took far less time. And at Chanel, the models were gifted the label’s Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover to erase their gallery-worthy lids before hitting the streets (although many of the girls left the Grand Palais with the swatches of color still intact). While there were many barely there jobs to be had this season (such as Balmain, where concealer was the only color cosmetic used), a handful of shows required a serious scrubbing…and in the case of Ribeiro—as seen in the Instagram video above—a cleaning crew.
Throwback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Moment: Painterly Makeup
The Model: Tatjana Patitz
The Motivation: The no-makeup makeup trend may have ruled the majority of runways this season, but we can always rely on Chanel (and Peter Philips, in particular) to bring us something spectacular. Matching the impressive set—an art gallery full of double-C art—came bright brushstrokes swatched across eyes. Philips said he was inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s creations (both flanking the runways and worn by models), but the above shot from a 1985 edition of French Elle could very well have been pinned to his mood board, too.
Hairstylist Shin An’s signature dry-cutting technique has earned her devotees from coast to coast. Quite literally. Before heading west two years ago to open her eponymous salon in a breezy cottage (complete with sprawling patio for treatments alfresco) on Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue, An was wielding her shears in New York City, at Mark Garrison and Paul Labrecque. Her beauty cred is indisputable—she herself has one of the most enviable manes around, and hair master Philip B even named two products after her—so we were thrilled to have An divulge some of her own favorites on both coasts.
THE NAIL DESTINATION: Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa
“Whenever I am in New York, I stop in to see Aurora [Binu]. She truly gives the best manicure and pedicure I’ve ever had.”
Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa, 171 East 65th Street, New York, 212-988-7816; paullabrecque.com
THE HEALING TEAM
“I go see Dr. Mao and Dr. Dao in Santa Monica. They cover all areas of wellness and nutrition, and have helped two friends of mine with fertility issues. Then I see Philip Trigiani, a healer and acupuncturist, when I’m in New York. Philip has helped me relieve pain throughout the years.”
THE MASSAGE MUST: Chopra Center
“I love to go to the Chopra Center in La Costa for massages. Merwan [Ramsden] really knows what to do. Pure therapy and relaxation!”
THE NATURAL-FOOD STOP: Santa Monica Farmers’ Market
“I shop for all my produce at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. They have the freshest variety of everything, and it’s so close to home.”
See www.smgov.net for more information
THE BROW GURU: Brittney Gray at Shin
“Brittney is a master at shaping! She tweezes my brows to perfection instead of using wax.”
Shin Hair, 1025 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, 310-310-3128; www.shinhair.com
THE HAIR HELPER: Star Peterson at Shin
“My girl Star! She knows exactly what works for my head shape, and understands me. I am probably her most difficult client ever.”
Shin Hair, 1025 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, 310-310-3128; www.shinhair.com
THE GETAWAY: Croatia
“One of my favorite places is Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Adriatic Sea is breathtakingly beautiful and untouched. I love to stay at the Hotel Argentina. The views are amazing, and they have an infinity pool that goes right into the sea—so gorgeous! I always take a car out to eat at Velji Do, a mountaintop restaurant; the views are breathtaking, and only locals know about this spot. To make a reservation, you have to call a day before and place your order in advance. My favorite meal is the lamb and potatoes that they cook for five hours. Everything is locally grown, they have the best bread, and make their own cheese and milk—you can’t get more organic than that!”
“It’s important for me to shake up my workout routines to keep them interesting. I try to fit in time about five to six days a week with a combination that really works for my body. A personal trainer, Effie, incorporates weights, cardio, and balance all in one session. I also see Paul Abbott at Foundation Pilates. He is a master with the Reformer and has accumulated over five hundred different exercises in his dojo. And finally, the famous Santa Monica stairs: an unbelievable workout that’s completely free.”
For Effie, firstname.lastname@example.org; and for Paul Abbott, email@example.com
THE SKIN ROUTINE
“The Bamboo Mint Scrub by Ko’an has everything you need in a face [exfoliator], and a girl needs all the help she can get. And I love Tatcha’s Gold Camellia Beauty Oil—I honestly use this all over my body, face, and hair. The scent is so delish.”
THE SIGNATURE SCENT BLEND
“I love earthy scents, so I layer Malin + Goetz Cannabis oil and Chanel Sycomore perfume. At least two people a day ask me what I’m wearing, and I always feel bad because it’s my own perfect, personal blend of two scents.”
THE MAKEUP MUSTS
“The Kimiko Hydrating Tint SPF 20 is literally the only makeup I wear. It makes my skin look and feel dewy. For nails, I love the brand Julep. The colors are bright and intense, and the new Freedom Polymer Topcoat is the best; high shine, and it dries in five minutes.”
THE STYLING ESSENTIAL: Liqwd
“Liqwd Volume Catalyst is the best [body booster] on the market, and the scent is beyond. We sell it at the salon, and I can’t get enough!”
THE SPA PIT STOP: Crystal Spa
“I have to say, I always feel at home when I go to a good old-fashion Korean spa like Crystal. You don’t go here for the ambience, but they take the body scrub to a different level. They are beyond thorough and finish off the treatment with an amazing hair wash and face mask. I always sleep better after these treatments, and the best part: It’s $90! I’ve tried all of the fancy spas in L.A., and this is by far my favorite hidden gem!”
3500 West 6th Street, Suite 321, Los Angeles, 213-487-5600; www.crystalspala.com