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August 30 2014

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11 posts tagged "Gwen Stefani"

Gwen’s Towering Twofer

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Those who know us well know that we love a topknot. But Gwen Stefani just might enjoy the easy, swept-up style more. The pop star-turned-designer sported not one but two variations of the look this weekend, adding face-framing wisps for the launch of her Harajuku Mini for Target Collection in Los Angeles on Saturday evening, before administering a quick costume change, and doing away with the piecey fringe for MoCA’s An Artist’s Life Manifesto gala. Her signature red lip and lots-of-lashes makeup stayed put throughout both events. Thoughts on Stefani’s multi-tasking updo?

Photo: Getty Images

Gwen Gives A Shout-Out; Christy Eats Bread; And More…

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L’Oréal spokeswoman Gwen Stefani has revealed that her signature platinum blond hair comes, perhaps unsurprisingly, straight from the L’Oréal hair color box. “But I won’t reveal the number,” the rock goddess said, admitting that she does her roots “as often as Marilyn Monroe did hers.” [USA Today]

Maybelline face Christy Turlington Burns is training for the New York marathon, and in addition to taking leisurely 21-mile jogs on the weekends, the supermodel has found another new favorite past time: eating carbs. “That’s my job right now,” she says. [WWD]

Topknots are Hollywood’s hair trend du jour, according to Us Weekly—something we pointed out, oh, a week ago. Just saying. [Us]

First there was a beauty line, and now Italian illustrator Simone Legno’s Tokidoki is getting its own Barbie. Staying true to the skate punk-meets-anime culture that spawned the brand in the first place, the doll has been designed with manga tattoos and a frosty pink bob. Needless to say, Skipper is terrified. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Getty Images

Gwen Paints It Pink

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Why Gwen Stefani was on the red carpet at last night’s highly anticipated Tree of Life premiere in Cannes—Terrence Malick’s movie starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and up-and-comer Jessica Chastain—remains unclear. What is apparent, however, is that she made a conscious decision to go for it with her hair and makeup. The hollaback girl channeled Jean Harlow in a major way with a deep side part and tightly curled marcel waves before scrawling on heavy black eyeliner and noticeably forgoing her signature red pout in favor of—get this—hot pink. Assuming that Gwen truly swears by L’Oréal Infallible Le Rouge lipstick, “the color that grabs hold and doesn’t let go” (she’s currently fronting the ads), we’re going to guess that she slicked on a couple of coats of its Perennial Pink for last night’s event. She certainly stood out among the tamer beauty looks Zoe Saldana and Angelina Jolie were working. (Attention, Angelina: That matte red lip you rocked at Cannes two years ago is still burned into our brain. More of that, please.) What do you think of the new Gwen?

Photo: Dominique Charriau / WireImage

Fergie Gets Intense; William And Kate Make Their Eaux Face; And More…

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Fergie is expanding her Avon fragrance empire. After her first offering, Outspoken, shattered the company’s sales records, she has embarked on Outspoken Intense, a fruity-floral that features notes of kumquat and starfruit. It’s meant to mimic that moment right before the Black Eyed Peas front woman goes on stage. “My heart starts beating faster. The adrenaline kicks in. That’s the feeling.” [WWD]

Fellow rocker Gwen Stefani also has a successful string of perfumes to her name, but the No Doubt singer’s real passion is makeup, which she’s been wearing since the seventh grade. “I’m very vain,” she deadpans. “I love the visual.” [NYDN]

In honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s April 29 nuptials, famed perfumer Clive Christian will be gifting the newlyweds his-and-hers versions of his No. 1 Perfume, valued at $11,000 for the set. Talk about the royal treatment! [WWD]

Another day, another towering, colorful Nicki Minaj wig for us to enjoy. [Daily Mail]

Look out, Blow NY. L.A.’s Dry Bar is branching out into the New York market, which means the competition for a great, quick blow-out just got a little stiffer. [WWD]

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

L.A.M.B. Backstage Preview: INOA Takes To The Runway

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As anyone who watched the commercials during the Golden Globe Awards is well aware, Gwen Stefani recently signed on as the newest member of L’Oréal’s celebrity spokesperson roster (they’ve got J. Lo and Beyoncé, too, for those of you counting). Stefani fronts ads for the beauty giant’s Infallible Le Rouge lipstick collection, a good match considering her appreciation for a glossy, vibrant red pout. Her other beauty statement, of course, is the platinum blond ‘do she’s been dyeing since well before No Doubt lit up the garage rock scene back in the early nineties.

The songstress-turned-fashion designer clearly has a thing for hair dye. For her L.A.M.B. show tonight, Stefani requested that models get L’Oréal Professionnel INOA treatments courtesy of famed New York colorist Eva Scrivo. “Being a designer and a woman, Gwen saw the link between color and fabric and fashion,” Scrivo told us last week when we sat in on an exclusive color session to prep models for Stefani’s Fall runway, which is loosely based around the idea of gangs. “It’s about boldness and girl power,” Scrivo said of the collection. “Adding dimension to the color adds dimension to the style, and it makes such a difference to the quality of the hair.”

Quality is the key word here; the whole wonder of INOA is its ammonia-free, oil delivery system, which allows it to deposit color molecules without busting the hair cuticle wide open. “The biggest trend for Fall is shiny, healthy hair—not specific colors,” Scrivo said. So don’t expect cotton-candy streaks tonight like those we’ve already seen backstage at Prabal Gurung, Theyskens’ Theory, and Jeremy Scott. What will you see? “A lot of matte browns with violet undertones, so colors that still have red in them, but cooler, more wearable reds.” For blondes, Scrivo is betting is on balayage highlights with “true neutral beige undertones—not too cool or warm.”

“We’re just basically ‘richening’ the hair,” Scrivo surmised of her undertaking, which included dyeing models’ brows. This, dear readers, is an easier, more permanent way to get Fall’s bigger, bushier arches. “You need to use a different formula because the hair is ashier,” Scrivo said of the dye mixture she was applying to the face. “It’s great because all the superfluous little hairs grab the color so they look thicker”—a welcomed alternative to applying pencils and powders on a daily basis.

Photo: Courtesy of L’Oreal