26 posts tagged "Dita Von Teese"
Rihanna nabbed a Nivea contract a few months back and she’s making quick work of building a relationship with the brand. Not only will the German-owned skincare company sponsor Ri-Ri’s upcoming tour, but her latest release, “California King Bed,” will provide the soundtrack for a soon-to-be released TV commercial starring its new lineup of products. [WWD]
Christina Aguilera stepped out over the weekend without her usual facemask of red lipstick, heavy foundation, and lots of lashes, to the horror of the blogosphere. Don’t let them get to you, Xtina. “You are beautiful, no matter what they say” (although those extensions are a little intense). [Us via Gawker]
Those of you beginning to tire of feather hair extensions, rest assured their reign is coming to an end. “I think we’ll be seeing it a lot through the summer,” a stylist at the Fred Segal Salon in Santa Monica—the epicenter of the trend—has said. “But after that, it’ll be over.” Phew. [L.A. Times]
Katy Perry has taken her Dita Von Teese style-biting one step too far on the new cover of Vanity Fair, according to some, ripping off the burlesque star’s signature raven-hued waves, porcelain skin, and crimson mouth. But Von Teese is taking it all in stride. “People have always copied my style. I used to have friends who would dye their hair exactly the same shade as mine. I see it as a compliment.” [NYP]
Coachella 2011 has come and gone and now we’re left with the task of sifting through pictures from the weekend that was. Predictable images of face paint, sundresses, tattoos, and short shorts abound—as does a recurring image of one reveler in a thong string bikini (when in the desert, we guess). Three beauty moments really stand out for us as the best of the fest. Dita Von Teese, in signature red lip, net-encased chignon, hibiscus-print Moschino Cheap & Chic romper, and sailor hat, was an obvious winner, while Kelly Osbourne’s warmer-than-usual blond strands and bright pink lip emerged as a surprise hit. But PJ Harvey takes the prize for incorporating both a headband and feathers—two Coachella staples—into her hair last night. Which look is making you want to reserve your tickets for next year now?
We told you it was coming earlier this month, and now Dita Von Teese has leaked early images of her new tell-all DIY beauty book, which reveals how you too can look like the perfectly primped burlesque queen. [StyleList]
A new survey conducted in the U.K. reveals that blondes can stand to earn almost $1,000 more a year than their brunette or redheaded counterparts, although apparently no amount of money can earn you respect from your peers; the study also showed that most women of the flaxen-haired variety don’t think they’re taken seriously in the workplace. [Daily Mail]
Cosmeceuticals and natural skincare products are becoming increasingly popular with beauty consumers. Which will come out ahead? How ’bout we meet in the middle: a new trend will see a rise in naturally driven ingredients that function like synthetic molecules. A hibiscus-plant extract that mimics the effects of Botox? We’ll take it! [CareFair]
As New Year’s resolutions to eat less and work out more pile up, science journalist Gary Taubes’ new book, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, suggests that joining up at Equinox may not be the answer to all of your problems. Taubes argues that our bodies are predisposed to be fat or not, and that “eating in moderation and being physically active are not evidence of moral rectitude. Rather, they’re the metabolic benefits of a body that’s programmed to remain lean.” Who needs those inflexible gym membership contracts anyway? [NYT]
“I was a very blonde girl from a farming town in Michigan, and the tools of beauty are a big part of what I do, creating glamour,” says Dita Von Teese. The burlesque star is finally bringing these “tools” to the masses with a new beauty book, a fragrance, and an eponymous cosmetics line. [WWD]
New celebrity spokesperson alert: J. Lo will start hawking hair products for L’Oréal Paris beginning next year. [WWD]
Following in the footsteps of Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian before her, Liv Tyler goes makeup free in the new print ads for Givenchy’s L’Intense fragrance, which launches in March. “I feel unafraid of exposing myself and the woman I am today—complicated and interesting and intense,” Tyler says of the raw shoot. Lay that sound bite on top of some behind-the-scenes video footage and you’ve got yourself a pretty convincing TV commercial right there! [WWD]
Botox’s miracle uses may range from wrinkle reducer and migraine killer to excessive sweating regulator, but some serious side effects may make you think twice about going under the needle. New research shows that Botox can cause muscle loss in both injected and uninjected areas of the body. Yikes. [Daily Mail]
Check it off your holiday list: Anna Dello Russo’s first fragrance, Beyond, is officially on sale as of today. [Yoox.com]
After seeing a familiar image of Dita Von Teese sitting front-row at the Spring ’09 Couture shows, we used this blog to posit a simple question that had been weighing on us since she first emerged to herald the second coming of burlesque: the alabaster powdered skin, the red lips, the filled-in brows, the perfectly set raven locks; doesn’t the whole thing just get exhausting at a certain point? That’s a whole lot of daily maintenance in the name of staying in character. So who can blame her for cutting a corner or two where possible? At the personal request of Ms. Von Teese, Kiss Products—the leader in artificial nail design—has created an exclusive set of nails in her signature red moon manicure. These oval-shaped white and burgundy tips now provide a quick, easy, chip-free alternative to the weekly manicures that must be necessary to keep her fingers looking flawless at all times. Whether or not it’s an indication the Dita will be slipping into a pair of skinny jeans and a T-shirt anytime soon is debatable, but it could be good news for the rest of us if Kiss decides to make the coveted style available at drugstores nationwide. Fingers crossed.