April 19 2014

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Lady Gaga Goes to Great Lengths


Celebrity Sightings In New York City - March 24, 2014Long tails were certainly on trend for Fall 2014 (Valentino, Chanel, and Kenzo, for starters), but Lady Gaga’s thigh-length pony takes it to extremes. And honestly, we’d expect nothing less from a woman in a pink glitter tuxedo and supersized cartwheel hat. Should her Prince Charming-of-the-moment Taylor Kinney not be able to scale the fire escape (or take the elevator to whatever New York City tower she currently resides in), her long, platinum strands should do the job in a pinch.

Photo: Getty

Classic Chanel No. 5 Gets a Thoroughly Modern Makeover


chanelI believe that an affinity for Chanel No. 5 is in my blood—both my grandmothers (one in Brooklyn, the other worlds away in the small lakeside town where I grew up) wore it. My mom, however, decidedly broke away and ventured down a new perfume path (Clinique Aromatics Elixir). When I asked why, she said: “I was one spritz away from turning into my mother.” (Not such a bad thing, I might add.) For those not yet on the bandwagon (Mom, I’m talking to you), the French house is breathing new life into its cult classic fragrance. Following in the footsteps of a much more recent blend (Chance Eau Tendre), the brand is introducing a hair mist to the No. 5 range—allowing the aroma to linger long after it evaporates off your skin. And for those who enjoy a throwback, the lighter iteration of the scent, Eau Première, is being distilled into the iconic rectangular flacon my grandmothers had resting on their vanities. I like to think that the fresh and airy composition, beloved by my generation, is returning to its roots. After all, the family that sprays together stays together.

Available in April, Chanel No. 5 The Hair Mist, $65, No. 5 Eau Première, $130;

Beauty and the Beat: Urban Decay x Skullcandy



Chanel made a case for headphones as the accessory du jour on its Fall runway, and Adam Selman got in on the action by collaborating with Skullcandy on a black-and-white set (which made its debut backstage at New York fashion week). Now the electronics company is venturing into the beauty world by teaming up with Urban Decay to create a colorful pair to coordinate with the cosmetic company’s Electric Palette (featuring nearly-neon orange, yellow, purple, blue, and pink pigments). While matching your earmuffs to allover eyeshadow isn’t advisable, an angular wing applied over a silver base (like the look at Chanel) is an acceptable way to face the music.

Palette, $49; Headphones, $100;

Keira Knightley Talks Fragrance, Fashion Mishaps, and More


In an exclusive interview with Keira Knightley at Chanel’s Fall 2014 show, the Brit beauty and face of Coco Mademoiselle told’s Tim Blanks that the new advert would involve a speedboat on the Seine. With the third installment of the campaign making its debut today, the actress reveals a few more behind-the-scenes secrets—one being that director Joe Wright allowed her to kick up (or rather, off) her heels. “With my high heels, I was bouncing on the stairs and I was really afraid of breaking my neck. So Joe kindly allowed me to go down the stairs with bare feet. But don’t tell anyone!” In the video interview above, Knightley reveals a few other on-set stories, including a mishap involving her Chanel couture gown.

Flashback Friday: Banding Together


kim-rennebergFlashback Friday is a feature 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 Model: Kim Renneberg

The Moment: Pastel Wigs and Graphic Headbands

The Motivation: There are a number of things about this shot that caught our eye: for starters, the lush lashes (a huge trend for Fall 2014) and a supermarché backdrop (à la Chanel’s jaw-dropping set). But perhaps the most striking similarity to this season’s catwalks are Renneberg’s pale strands and thick headband—a duo we saw at Marc Jacobs’ show in New York just a few short weeks ago. The only difference: Where the stretchy accessory contrasts the nearly white wig in this nineties editorial, the current way to wear it is more tone on tone.

Photo: ‘90s, courtesy of