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25 posts tagged "Diane von Furstenberg"

DVF To Put The “Soul” Back In Fragrance; Tinsley Gets A Makeunder; And More…

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First DVF dropped the name of her forthcoming fragrance (Diane) on Twitter, and now the designer has taken to her blog to discuss the reasons behind her triumphant return to beauty: “In the last 10 years, the perfumes that have been created seem more like beautiful ideas but a bit soulless…I wanted to put the true power of a woman in a bottle!” If anyone can do it, she can. [Vogue U.K.]

Leighton Meester’s debut commercial as the face of Vera Wang’s new Lovestruck fragrance hit the Web today, and in case the rock reinterpretation of ESG’s “My Love for You” didn’t tip you off, the floral eau is meant for the young and hip. [Grazia]

Estée Lauder is the latest beauty giant to get into hot water over Photoshopping claims—although in an interesting turn of events, model Caroline Louise Forsling is suing the cosmetics giant for not digitally retouching her face. Forsling is alleging that the advertising visual that displays her smile lines and forehead wrinkles has “irreparably damaged” her career. [Daily Mail]

We’re still not quite over the untimely demise of Jane magazine, but its much-loved “Makeunder” feature has been resuscitated by former editor Jane Pratt on her new Web venture, xoJane.com. First up? A typically overdone Tinsley Mortimer. [xoJane]

Photo: Courtesy of WWD

Gaga Goes Ginger; Victoria Beckham’s Secret Belly Balm Revealed; And More…

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Lady Gaga may have added a pepper streak to her otherwise salty strands of late, but for the June 9th issue of Rolling Stone, the pop phenom has bleached her brows and followed Hollywood’s latest hair trend, taking her signature hair bow red. [StyleCaster]

After its “Real Beauty” campaign came under fire last year when a casting call for models with hard-to-achieve levels of physical perfection was made public, Dove has ruffled some feathers yet again with a new ad that seems to imply that “visibly more beautiful skin” is lighter skin. Oops. [Daily Mail]

Tonight is the night Diane von Furstenberg will reveal her first fragrance—to a small group of French journalists in Paris. For the rest of us? She announced the name of said eau—Diane—on Twitter this morning. [Twitter/DVF]

Also on the Twitterverse: Victoria Beckham’s tried-and-true pregnancy beauty tip is Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil. “I have used this through every pregnancy, it’s amazing.” [InStyle U.K.]

Photo: Ryan McGinley for Rolling Stone, June 9, 2011

The Justin Bieber Beauty Empire Grows Ever Larger; Erox Cometh; And More…

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First came the nail polish line with O.P.I., then the scented dog tags at Wal-Mart, and now Justin Bieber is launching a proper women’s scent called Someday. Yes, there is a removable charm attached to the bottle. [WWD]

It looks like Jennifer Lawrence has pulled a Carey Mulligan. The once tawny-maned Winter’s Bone star has gone brunette for her latest role in the highly anticipated first film from the Hunger Games franchise. [The Hollywood Gossip]

Penélope Cruz is tired of people complaining about a smile line here or some crow’s feet there. “When I hear a woman who is in her early 30s is worrying about growing old, I just want to slap her. I just don’t like how women complain about growing old. When I’m 80, I want to look in the mirror and see an 80-year-old woman,” the Spanish stunner says. [Monsters & Critics]

“Decoration, architecture, and fashion” are what inspire Chantal Roos. The creative force has teamed up with Diane von Furstenberg to make the designer’s name as synonymous with beauty as it is with fashion, and it all starts happening in October, when DVF’s fragrance—the first in a series of launches—debuts. We’re visualizing a high-concept, wrap dress-inspired perfume flacon. [WWD]

CrowdGather, a company that specializes in working with and improving online communities, has been inspired by the Internet (and sex) for its first fragrance endeavor, Erox. A unisex eau created with synthetic human pheromones that will be marketed and sold online only this summer, it promises to “excite” both genders once spritzed on. Twitterers, start preparing your 140 characters. [Forbes]

Photo: Robert Marquardt / Getty Images

Let Natalie Portman Eat Cake, A Date For DVF’s New Fragrance, And More…

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Natalie Portman has swapped veganism for vegetarianism. “If you’re not eating eggs, then you can’t have cookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that’s all you want to eat,” Portman says of her pregnancy cravings. Real leather ballet flats are still totally out of the question. [E!]

You can call Rachel Weisz a lot of things, but high-maintenance isn’t one of them. “I’m a bit of a wash-and-go kind of girl. I don’t know how to blow-dry my hair, so I never do,” she recently told InStyle. “I like a little frizz.” [Contactmusic]

More developments on DVF’s much-anticipated return to the beauty world: Her first fragrance since 1975 will bow in October! [Independent via WWD]

Italy’s defamed prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has admitted to giving £40,000 to the teenage erotic dancer with whom he was involved so that she could buy laser hair-removal equipment for a spa she planned to open. Sounds like she really needed it, though; what’s a salon without laser hair removal services? [Telegraph]

Photo: Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Indie Makeup Stages A Comeback; Another DVF Face Update; April Fool’s Beauty-Sphere Shenanigans; And More

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WWD talks with Vincent Longo and Paula Dorf about reviving their “indie” makeup brands launched in the nineties. Both have new investors—CVS Pharmacy Beauty 360′s Peter Wagner and Global Beauty Group, respectively, and are slated to launch new product lines. [WWD]


We thought we’d heard enough about the ski accident that left Diane von Furstenberg with a broken nose several days before a scheduled portrait session with Chuck Close. Naturally, she postponed. Six weeks later, on the eve of her Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress exhibit, she finally sat for the artist (Polaroid, left), and Bazaar was there to record their conversation about loving her wrinkles. [Harper’s Bazaar]


Oscar de la Renta is getting social-media savvy. Instead of going the usual product-release route, he’s using Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook to launch his first fragrance in ten years, Esprit d’Oscar (an update on the house’s first fragrance launched in 1977). Facebook fans simply have to “like” ODLR in order to receive an offer for a sample of the new scent. [Fashionista]


Beauty blog fans beware: April Fool’s tomfoolery is in the air, and you should read today’s posts carefully. So far, we’ve spotted two spoofs: Bellasugar unveiled a collaboration between Apple and MAC called MAC² for all the makeup-obsessed computer nerds out there. And the Telegraph reported on soaring sales of Eau de Mutt perfume from the company Moggy. [L.A. Times]

Photo: Chuck Close / Courtesy the Pace Gallery, Beijing