August 21 2014

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5 posts tagged "Fifi Awards"

And The FIFI Goes To; Purple Hair, Lady Gaga Style; And More…


The 2012 FIFI Award nominees have been announced, and while Justin Bieber has already nabbed the Fragrance Celebrity of the Year statuette and Gabrielle Coco Chanel will be added to the Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame, flacons like Beyoncé’s Pulse, Prada’s Candy, Parfums Givenchy’s Dahlia Noir, and Heidi Klum’s Shine will battle it out when the awards show commences on May 21. [WWD]

Purple strands are Hollywood’s latest hair color obsession, but leave it to Lady Gaga to take the hue to the next level. Last night, the pop superstar sported a lavender hair gown in Hong Kong. [Grazia]

Crazier-the-better nails are still popular with certain celebrities—including one Diane Keaton, who debuted a set of plaid tips on the Today show this morning. [msnbc]

In case you missed our live-tweeting of the official announcement, Zooey Deschanel is Pantene’s latest brand spokesperson. “Being a Pantene girl has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid,” says the New Girl star. [People]

Carol’s Daughter Is Post-Racial; Gwyneth Drinks Her Vegetables; And More…


Carol’s Daughter is going “polyethnic” with a new multiracial ad campaign starring Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks, and Cassie—all of whom embody different types of mixed-race beauty. The brand is trying to position itself as the go-to destination for all skin types and colors. [WWD]

Katy Perry’s Purr, Gucci’s Guilty, and Chanel’s Bleu de Chanel all won big at last night’s U.K. Fifi awards, which may be a sign of things to come at the annual event’s U.S. program next month. [Elle U.K.]

When in doubt, juice. That’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s motto. The svelte blonde’s favorite snacks include coconut water and kale juice, which she mixes with lemon, water, Vitamix, and agave. Paltrow admits that she does have a weakness for barbecue potato chips, though. So she is human! [Daily Mail]

Believe it or not, there is one product that the Kardashians have yet to co-opt for their beauty empire: nail polish. That all might change, however, as the sisters are rumored to be in talks with OPI to work on their own color collection. Make that Kolor Kollection. [Fashion Etc.]

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Mary J. Blige Talks Skincare Secrets


The highlight of my Fifi-filled evening—after seeing Mary J. Blige in the honey-bronzed, shimmering flesh, that is—was actually (gasp!) exchanging words with the R&B legend. Once the initial star-struck paralysis wore off, I got a few questions in as MJB walked the red carpet, clutching a limited-edition Steuben Glass bottle of her new fragrance. “It smells like me,” she said of the soft floral tuberose scent when I inquired about her first foray into the olfactory biz. But as I stared at her perfect skin (while trying to pretend that I wasn’t actually staring), it occurred to me that I was less interested in smelling like her than looking like her. “How do you keep your skin so…perfect?” I finally blurted out to break up all the eye-gazing. “Carol’s Daughter Ocean Sea Salt Scrub,” she replied, “and a lot of water. That’s the hardest part. But if you want beautiful skin, you’ve got to drink a lot of water.” Noted.

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The New, Improved French Twist


It wasn’t all musicians and fashion designers at the Fifis last night; other celebs showed up to féte fragrance, too. Kate Walsh’s French twist, courtesy of stylist David Evangelista, attracted more than a few flashbulbs. We’re not usually big fans of the classic updo, as it can often look dated at formal events, but Evangelista’s loose, finger-combed version managed to get our attention. You?

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Kings, Queens, And Marc Jacobs Take The Fifi Awards


The fragrance world turned out in full force to celebrate the Fifi Awards last night. The annual ceremony put on by the Fragrance Foundation is oft compared to the Oscars, but this year’s presentation seemed to be more fashion week-meets-the Grammys. For starters, it was staged at the downtown Armory, Marc Jacobs’ show venue of choice, which would have been a bit of a disconnect except that Mr. Jacobs (fiancé in tow) was in attendance to keep us in our comfort zone. On hand to accept the Hall of Fame award, the Daisy creator offered up some insight into his ever-growing fragrance empire while we waited in the paparazzi line outside. “I don’t differentiate between fragrance, fashion, accessories,” he said. “They’re all design opportunities—indulgences and ways for people to express themselves.” (For his part, Jacobs chose to express himself with a few spritzes of Terre d’Hermès, although he admits to switching up his eau de parfum regularly.) Backstage, Barneys’ Simon Doonan was also doling out the scented sentiments, issuing a bit of reassurance from the retail side as to the current fate of fragrance. “As long as you don’t slosh it on like I do, it lasts a long time but gives you a lift that’s like buying a few pairs of Louboutins,” he quipped. “You still can get that rush of fashion and celebrity—the joosh—with fragrance.” Fashion folk, beauty company execs, and perfumers aside, the night really belonged to a handful of music moguls, who dominated the red carpet and the winners’ circle. Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah, in Georges Chakra Couture and Roberto Cavalli, respectively, were promoting their new flacons, My Life and Queen. And the men’s and women’s luxe Fragrance of the Year prizes went to Sean John Fragrances’ I Am King, and Gwen Stefani and Coty Prestige’s Harajuku Lovers. We also caught up with Paris Hilton, who took home the Celebrity of the Year award and confirmed our suspicions regarding the visuals for her next fragrance, Siren. This, directly from the heiress’ mouth: “It’s me as a mermaid,” Hilton said. “A goddess mermaid with long blond hair.” Called it. Click here for a complete list of winners.

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