262 posts tagged "Chanel"
Herr Karl has come under fire for allegedly using “yellow makeup” to give the Caucasian models who star in the short film he debuted at his Chanel pre-fall show last week Asian complexions. If this should balloon like the recent Paris Vogue black-face controversy, look out for the “trend” on a future episode of America’s Next Top Model. [Stylist]
Forget all the expensive creams and injections. The key to better skin is better sleep. [Huff Po]
Let’s talk Tiger. The golfer’s general philandering has been under scrutiny for the past couple weeks, and now attention has shifted to his preference for “an ‘official’ standard of beauty that is so conventional as to be almost oppressive.” There is something strikingly Playmate-of-the-month about all of his many, er, acquaintances. [Washington Post]
Iran’s state television channel will ban the use of makeup by its presenters. Blatant theocratic craziness aside, we’re guessing anchorwomen are breathing a sigh of relief that HD cameras haven’t caught on there quite yet. [Washington Post]
On a typical Sunday afternoon in our apartment (football on the TV, girl friends perusing our beauty coffers on the kitchen table), an interesting conversation took place about nail polish. That’s right, we don’t just write about beauty, we live it. Everyone admitted to stockpiling bottles of lacquer in cabinets, drawers, and boxes—anywhere you can safely store limited-edition Chanel offerings and go-to colors from Essie, Nars, OPI, and Zoya—but there was bit of indecision among us as to how long we could feasibly keep up the hoarding before these backstocks go bad. And so, reinforcements were called in via e-mail. “Two years,” says Dashing Diva’s head nail tech, Pattie Yankee, who explained that after that time, polishes have a tendency to become thick, sticky, and stringy. Yankee recommends keeping your stash in a cool place and flipping the bottles from right side up to upside down every couple of months to keep them at their best. As for the urban legend that refrigeration will keep that bottle of Jade alive forever, no such luck. “It will not extend the life, but it will keep it consistent,” Yankee says. If you love something, let it go…
Bleached brows may have ruled the Spring 2010 runways, but at Karl Lagerfeld’s pre-fall spectacular in Shanghai last night, the fuller the brows, the better. Under the direction of makeup artist Peter Philips, models were given thin black cat-eyes and filled-in forehead fringe to add to the general opulence afoot on the barge-cum-catwalk that was docked in the Huangpu River for the night’s festivities. If you’re interested in achieving a similar look at home—you know, when dreaming up your own cinematic version of “Coco Goes to China”—create a slight flick that extends beyond the upper lash line using Chanel’s Automatic Liquid Eyeliner and draw in your arches with its Precision Brow Definer, straying outside your natural shape to create an exaggerated thickness. As for the fine-jewelry hair pins, we advise going with some bedazzled bobby pins and really trying to suspend your disbelief.
If you’ve been contemplating a boob job and simultaneously wondering what to do with those burgeoning love handles, a solution: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has recently deemed fat grafting a safe method for breast augmentation. Two birds, one stone. [NYT]
Turns out, wearing Chanel No. 5 can earn you more than just “classy gal” status. A new survey shows that the iconic fragrance can also do wonders for getting you a date and into a relationship. Spinsters, apply liberally. [NY Daily News]
News from the “Because He’s Worth It” trial. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of L’Oréal’s founder, has applied to a guardianship judge in Paris to obtain legal protection for her elderly mother, Liliane Bettencourt. No, we haven’t heard all of the testimony yet, but, like, since when is taking comfort in the company of a younger man—and subsequently giving him gifts totaling over $1 billion—a crime?[WWD]
As a completely sold-out Chanel Jade soars past the $100 mark on eBay, imitations are springing up. Essie recently launched its Mint Candy Apple, a creamy pastel green that’s presumably meant to rival Peter Philips’ Chanel lacquer. On its own it’s a pretty enough shade, but we’re going to be flat-out honest with you, dear reader: It’s no Jade. Essie does have a one-up on Chanel, though. Bordeaux’s bold burgundy puts it in the same family as Vamp, but in our humble opinion it’s actually superior to the hyped-up, metallic-flecked polish. The Essie color possesses a gorgeous scarlet undertone that a lot of other deep berry shades don’t, so it’s a touch warmer—and dare we say, classier—than its competitors, but every bit as edgy. Extra bonus: It has a unique sanguine quality that should excite all the vampire enthusiasts out there.