August 21 2014

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6 posts tagged "Cher"

Wigging Out With Cher’s Mane Man


Cher-cropWigs, according to backstage fixture Sam McKnight, have taken the place of hats. And with choppy bowl-cut versions showing up at Marc Jacobs and Fendi, we’d say a trend is on the rise. Once thought of as something saved for Halloween, old ladies, and Lady Gaga, they’re quickly becoming more commonplace. For the photos attached to Cher’s latest album, Closer to the Truth, hairstylist Ricardo Rojas fitted the grand dame of divas and hair chameleon with faux strands reminiscent of a French beauty legend. “I wanted to re-create her signature long waves and youthful energy,” he explained. “I love Brigitte Bardot’s sexy tousled [look], so I went about styling the hair with that texture in mind, along with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll.” And if your first question is, what exactly is the songstress hiding under the many wigs she wears in the artwork for her latest album—debuting three alone, including one made of newsprint, for the “Woman’s World” music video—it’s “gorgeous and long hair,” said Rojas.

The secrets to wearing a wig well, he explained, are not only to ask your stylist for advice, buy real (not faux), and get it cut by a pro, but to also concentrate on color. “When you first buy a wig, it lacks the darker roots and border that make it appear as if it’s your own,” Rojas elaborated. Then treat it like you would a Lucien Pellat-Finet cashmere sweater, meaning give it major TLC (and a monthly trip to the salon for maintenance). And while a quality rug is certainly an investment, you don’t have to commit to just one look…or suffer a bad hair day ever again.

Photo: Machado Cicala Morassut

The (Beauty) Beat Goes On


In case you’ve somehow missed the barrage of bulletins from Paris—via Twitter, text, Instagram, Tumblr, and good old-fashioned phone calls—Cher (CHER!) is at the Fall collections.The legendary singer—and, lest you’ve forgotten, Academy Award-winning actress—made Gareth Pugh her first stop of the week yesterday and answered the burning question of whether or not that would be her only stop by showing up, arm in arm with Fergie, at Balmain this afternoon. At 66, the style icon still looks amazing and, it should be pointed out, is still very much on message. The red eye shadow Cher had slicked across her lids in the front row of Olivier Rousteing’s show happens to be the very same color many a face painter has gravitated towards for Fall. “There’s a sort of seventies feeling to it,” makeup artist James Kaliardos said of the cranberry tint that has turned up at Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, and Anthony Vaccarello—and has long been a favorite makeup trick of the music legend, who is apparently still setting trends all these years later. Yet another reason to add the color to your eye-makeup arsenal, stat.

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Cher’s Sticky Situation, Avril Makes It Three, And More…


In her undying efforts to, um, turn back time, Cher was photographed wearing face-tightening tape around her jaw line at the U.K. premiere of Burlesque last night. Note to Cher: If the idea was to appear younger, maybe that bright orange wig was not the best call. [Daily Mail]

New research indicates that vanity, not health risks, is what leads most women to quit smoking. The fear of wrinkles trumps that of carcinogens, it would appear. [The Frisky]

On top of a new e-commerce site for her junior’s line Abbey Dawn, and the launch of another full-fledged junior’s line slated for 2010, Avril Lavigne will launch her third fragrance (yes, you read right: third) in August. [WWD]

More beauty news from Princess Watch 2010: Famed U.K. stylist Nicky Clarke has insinuated that Kate Middleton and her coiffing choices are boring. “She’s not the most adventurous, is she?” Clarke has said. Treason! [Telegraph]

Get your eight hours. Results from a recent study suggest what anyone with sleep deprivation already knows: You appear more attractive and sexier when you’re well-rested. [The Sun]

Photo: Jon Furniss / WireImage / Getty Images

OPI for Stage Beauties


As evidenced by the recent onslaught of beauty mash-ups (Le Labo for Anthropologie; Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen; Jason Wu for CND; Disney for MAC, just to name a few), the collaboration game is no longer the exclusive domain of fashion. OPI has been particularly adept at wrangling a few boldface names for forthcoming lacquer lines, including both Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. But to keep you satisfied until you can paint on a few coats of One Less Lonely Girl, the nail varnish giant has released its latest pop-culture-friendly collection, Burlesque. The dozen high-wattage polishes were inspired by the outrageous costumes and over-the-top glamour soon to be on display when the Steven Antin-directed film of the same name premieres this month, starring two of the world’s most legendary divas: Cher and Christina Aguilera. The movie does not hit theaters until November 24, but a full set of flashy tips is just a click away. Personal favorites include Take the Stage, a warm, punchy orange; The Show Must Go On, a creamy hot pink; Ali’s Big Break, a classic showgirl red; and Tease-y Does It, a shimmering deep burgundy. (Nipple tassles are not included, so you know.)

Photo: Courtesy of OPI

Contemplate Plastic Surgery On Your iPhone, Queens of the Stone Age, And More…


Wanna know what you’d look like with that nose job before going under the knife? Download iSurgeon, an innovative new iPhone app that “combines personal image modification with high tech gaming features.” [Total Beauty]

Black-market silicone injections can be fatal, but that hasn’t stopped would-be “plump-up party” goers from getting their fix. [Huff Po]

It might be your makeup, not those burgeoning crow’s feet, that’s making you look older. Words to the wise: Keep your eyeliner on your upper lid and stay away from garish blush. [Stylist]

Cher and Christina Aguilera will be hitting the big screen—together (!)—this fall for the film Burlesque. Yes, we’re already busy trying to coordinate a serious tell-all interview with the on-set makeup artist. [NY Post]

Evidence disproving the notion that Neanderthals were dimwitted is mounting as British archaeologists present findings that our early ancestors wore makeup. Seeing as how mixing your own foundation is hard enough in 2010, the idea that people were doing it 50,000 years ago does suggest enhanced brain power… [Daily Mail]

Photo: iPhone courtesy of Apple; Inset, Getty Images