262 posts tagged "Chanel"
At last night’s Chanel Fine Jewelry Fête d’Hiver benefit in New York, black and navy were the evening’s big colors, with similarly dark shades of eyeliner also getting a lot of play. If you can focus your attention beyond the ginormous diamond-encrusted camellia around Blake Lively’s neck, how do you like the liner on the inner rims of her eyes with mascara on both the top and bottom lash lines? Do you prefer Diane Kruger’s full brow and softer top-lid-only liner with mauve-y shadow pulled underneath the lower lashes for a touch of subtle smoke? Let us know below.
Piling on SPF creams isn’t the only way to protect yourself from UV rays. A new study reveals that fabric and clothing color choice can play an integral role in thwarting premature photoaging, too. A passion for fashion can be good for you, after all. [NYT]
Harajuku girls are out. The big new beauty trend in Japan is for the boys. Male “aesthetic salons” and cosmetics lines are on the upswing in the Land of the Rising Sun, as an obsession with personal, masculine beauty—not necessarily metrosexuality—gains popularity. Ah, the Japanese. Always ahead of the curve. [Independent]
Histoire du No. 5 Chanel, Un Numéro Intemporel (The Story of Chanel No. 5, A Timeless Number) debuted today in select European countries. The illustrated book details the mystique surrounding Coco Chanel’s 1921 cult perfume, and includes such fascinating details as how the fragrance got its name and the origin of its classic flacon. In other words, a real page-turner for fragrance fans and true Chanel devotees. [WWD]
Microdermabrasion may have fallen from favor when some experts argued that its strong scrubbing action could actually be doing more harm than good, but the technique might have its moment in the spotlight yet again. Researchers are trying to assess how to use the treatment to stimulate maximum collagen production with minimal damage. It could be cool to slough in the very near future. [L.A. Times]
After doing face time for Chanel handbags, model/actress/chanteuse Vanessa Paradis will finally make the transition to makeup next year, fronting the brand’s as-yet-to-be-released Rouge COCO de Chanel lipstick range. To which we say, it’s about time. The lips that kiss Johnny Depp should definitely be immortalized in glossy print.
After capturing the online community’s attention with her easy-to-access makeup guides, YouTube phenom and cosmetics line creator Lauren Luke has released a book. The tell-all reveals everything from a childhood spent being bullied at school to an unplanned teen pregnancy and finding love as a taxi dispatcher, all while building upon an ever-present obsession with lipstick and a smoky eye. We see a Lifetime original movie in her future. [Daily Mail]
While the idea of repairing your skin at night so that you wake up each morning with “a new blank canvas” is gaining steam, consumers are still pretty much, er, in the dark as to whether or not such claims can be believed. Oh, but one can dream… [NYT]
Forget listening to hip-hop on your ear buds before heading into competition. Michelle Roark, the 2009 U.S. freestyle skiing champion who moonlights as a chemical engineer, is convinced that smell, not rhythm and blues, can make you a champion. Her scent of choice is called Confidence, an eau she mixed up from a blend of rose oil, bergamot, and grapefruit. Even if it doesn’t work for everyone, as she maintains it does, it’s way cheaper than hiring a motivational coach to help sort out that low batting average. [WSJ]
With new macabre collections from brands like MAC and Chanel, black makeup is still making headlines this season. For those of you who are hesitant to embrace the trend in fear of toeing the goth line, fret not: The obsidian color ranges are now being branded as “glam-grunge.” If that offers any consolation. [The Star]
Tao Okamoto has officially reached It model status. Forget the fact that the catwalker has been Phillip Lim’s arm candy for the past few seasons or that he had every girl who walked in his Fall 2009 show wear cropped wigs in homage to Okamoto’s signature coif. No, her “I’ve made it” moment came this month with the release of the “All Tao, All the Time” November issue of Vogue Nippon. Paris Vogue gave similar solo honors to both Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone this year, which puts Okamoto in particularly good company. The Japanese glossy features spreads from Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Søolve Sundsbø, Daniel Jackson, and Mark Segal, but we are particularly fond of photographer Glen Luchford’s work, entitled “My Colorful Furry Friend,” which shows the model in one of Fall’s biggest nail color trends. With everything from Chanel’s pale, shimmery Jade and Envy the deep moss hue from Zoya’s Truth or Dare collection to Oilslick, the blackened forest shade from CND’s new Colour & Effects line, it’s easy being green. Or at least Okamoto makes it look that way. Do you think the color is best left to professionals, or are you considering giving it a real-life test run this season?