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April 19 2014

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8 posts tagged "Giles Deacon"

Stamp of Approval

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Alexandre-Vauthier-coutureAlexandre Vaultier took his bow wearing a print that was in step with a motif popular on the ready-to-wear runways for Spring 2014: a kiss (presumably from one of the crimson-mouthed models in his show). Giles Deacon featured Katie Grand-like grins throughout his collection, and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac even crafted a pair of sunglasses out of lips, but no designer showed off the beauty mark on the catwalk quite like this.

Photo: Kim WestonArnold Indigitalimages.com

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Black Bat?

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Alex Box, creative director of Illamasqua and go-to makeup guru for designers like Gareth Pugh, believes in taking things that are feared (and often viewed as ugly) in nature and making them beautiful. She’s done it with snails—a silver one can be found creeping along the side of the brand’s fragrance, appropriately dubbed Freak—and now she’s doing the same for bats. Do they look like rats with leathery wings? Absolutely. But these creatures of the night have something intrinsically glamorous about them (obviously Giles Deacon saw their potential for Spring 2014). Box was so inspired that she created a set of false lashes that mimic the mammal in flight. Now, just in time for Halloween, they are available in tandem with a matte black glitter polish called Swarm. Treat your tips to the top coat, then batter up.

Illamasqua Bat Lash Duo, $22; www.sephora.com.

Photos: Getty Images; Courtesy of Illamasqua

Molton Brown Turns the Big 4-0

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Molton Brown was the gateway beauty brand that led us to a life of super-high-end hand soaps, body washes, and the like. Before we stumbled upon its Eucalyptus Bath and Shower Therapy and the equally intoxicating Gingerlily scent, we had lived a Dove bar-soap existence—not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. But adding a dose of luxury to your daily lather can certainly put you into a whole different mind-set. While we came to the British brand, which was born above a Mayfair hair salon, a little late, about ten years ago or so, this year actually marks its fortieth anniversary, which it is celebrating in style. No stranger to the world of high fashion—MB cast a then-up-and-coming Kate Moss in its first-ever advertising campaign, in the early nineties—the company has partnered with Giles Deacon on a limited-edition range. The Patchouli & Saffron Collection, which boasts a nostalgic patchouli oil, antioxidant-rich saffron, leather-and-oud scent, includes a Body Wash, Body Lotion, and a scented candle with a snuff lid designed by Deacon. The lid itself goes on sale next week, and its proceeds will benefit GEORGE, a co-brand of St. George’s Society of New York, the largest British charity in America. In the meantime, you can snag the shower duo right here, right now.

Giles Deacon for Molton Brown limited-edition candle snuff lid, available May 1 at www.moltonbrown.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Molton Brown

Giles Deacon: The Makeup; Natalie Portman’s Lipstick For Dior Is All In The Numbers; And More…

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Giles Deacon is building on the nail polish collection he launched with New Look last year and rolling out a full color range with the U.K. retailer—which, conveniently enough, ships to the U.S. [Grazia]

Group-motivated dieting has long been a popular weight-loss technique, but a recent study shows that 66 percent of women believe that family and friends actually undermine their fat-burning goals. You can add co-workers to that list: Office birthday cupcakes are the calories that just keep on giving. [Allure]

Natalie Portman has designed a new Dior lipstick shade, the proceeds of which will benefit the Free the Children charity organization. The shade, Rouge Dior Nude Grege #169, was apparently chosen by Portman not for its color, but for its number: 1 for her son, whose name is Aleph—the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet—6 for the month her whole family was born (“we’re all June babies,” Portman says), and 9, which is apparently her lucky number. [Racked]

OPI has collaborated with the likes of Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Serena Williams in the past, but it’s been more interested in working with fictional characters of late. After dedicating color collections to the Muppets and Spider-Man, the brand has announced its new Minnie Mouse range for summer, which will be a line of pink and red lacquers. [Bella Sugar]

Photo: Alessandro Viero / GoRunway.com

Nicola Formichetti Puckers Up; Giles Gets Lacquered Up; And More…

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After a viral campaign to get ideas from fans for The Masterpiece, a dress designed by Nicola Formichetti for Lady Gaga’s Viva Glam campaign for the MAC AIDS Fund, the frock has been revealed in a new video short that just hit the Web. Also in the Ruth Hogben-directed film: Formichetti modeling Gaga’s “universal beige” lipstick shade for the cause. [Billboard]

We told you about Giles Deacon’s debut nail collection for British retailer New Look a few months back, and while we were hoping to see it backstage at his show in London, it was, alas, not on view. But the first images of the 12-piece range that launches in November have just surfaced, making this next piece of news that much sweeter: New Look ships to the U.S.! [Telegraph]

Makeup artist Linda Cantello revealed Giorgio Armani Beauty’s holiday Madre Perla (Mother Pearl) makeup range backstage at the designer’s Spring show, and now campaign star Megan Fox is revealing it to the masses with a new 1930′s Hollywood glamour-inspired ad. [Daily Mail]

It’s only been a year since Katy Perry made her grand entrée into the fragrance market with Purr, but the pop star has no intention of resting on her laurels. Perry has just announced a follow-up scent called Meow, obviously. [MTV.com]

Photo: Courtesy of New Look