August 29 2014

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And The FiFi Goes To…


“What a week!” Michael Kors quipped as he ascended the podium last night at the 38th Annual FiFi Awards—the Fragrance Foundation’s equivalent of the Oscars. The “tan and talented” designer, as he was introduced by Allure editor in chief Linda Wells, picked up not only a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday night, but also a Hall of Fame statuette for his contributions to the world of perfume at the downtown Armory last night. “It’s the most personal thing I create,” he told us of his collection of eaux, which includes Michael Kors, his signature scent; Destinations, his revolving cast of island-inspired aromas; and his latest effort, the very glamorous Very Hollywood. “It’s like Solomon’s choice,” Kors joked when we asked him which was his favorite, before admitting, “It’s like when you have kids. It’s the oldest and the youngest.”

The evening’s other high-profile winner was Usher, who picked up the Celebrity of the Year Award (fragrances from Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, and Halle Berry were all nominated in the Popular Appeal category, but none of their famous creators materialized. ) “I’m really happy about finding a new love and a new passion, which is fragrance,” Usher said as he accepted his FiFi. Talk about igniting passion: “Fragrance is the thing that stays on when everything else comes off,” he told us in a near whisper later on backstage. Swoon. Click here for a complete list of winners.

Photo: Brian Zak / SIPA Press

Sisters (And Revlon) Are Doin’ It For Themselves


Early risers looking for a way to enjoy what is supposed to be some glorious verging-on-summer weather in New York this weekend—while supporting women’s health initiatives—should head over to Times Square tomorrow morning for the start of the annual Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Revlon 5K Run/Walk for Women. Below, we’ve come up with a top three list of reasons why it’s worth your while to make for midtown on a Saturday:

1. As one of the largest single-day fundraisers for women’s cancers in the country, you could be among 25,000 cardio-enthusiasts burning calories together to help raise funds in support of breast and ovarian cancer research.

2. It’s supposed to be 85 degrees tomorrow, so getting yourself up, out, and moving early will ensure maximum enjoyment of the day. Plus, a 5K is like…only three miles. Bring a coffee and a friend and leisurely stroll your way up to Central Park’s East Meadow, where the event culminates.

3. Revlon brand ambassadors Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, and Jessica Biel will be there (we’re guessing in yoga pants and baseball caps), as will Revlon artistic director Gucci Westman. One Dr. Oz will also be in attendance (we fancy him more of a warm-up pants kind of guy).

Click here to register, or just show up in Times Square around 8:15 a.m. for the opening ceremonies. Bring water, sunscreen, and peace of mind knowing that you’ve done womankind a small solid.

Photo Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage

Kelly’s Row With The Bronzing Business, A Celebrity Fragrance Showdown, And More…


Marios Schwab and Roksanda Ilincic may swear by its insta-glow capabilities on their runways, but St. Tropez’ fake tanning products came under attack yesterday for allegedly further supporting an unhealthy body image in the media. The controversy centers around ads starring newly named spokesperson Kelly Osbourne, who claims that its products make you appear not just browner, but slimmer. You can’t fault Osbourne too much, though; she just spent months at the Dancing With the Stars school of cosmetics. She’s not in her right mind. [Daily Mail]

The FiFis are just over a month away, and competition in the women’s Celebrity Fragrance of the Year category is heating up. Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne, and Faith Hill will all try to follow in the footsteps of Paris Hilton, who took home the prize last year. For those of you wondering, Beyoncé’s Heat won’t be in the running until next June, when it will no doubt emerge as the uncontested winner. Until then, our money’s on Halle. [Ace Showbiz]

As Lindsay Lohan’s tweet-war against her father continues, little sister Ali has opted for an eyebrow makeover, presumably to take her mind of the chaos. It’s fittingly dramatic. [Us Weekly] is finally getting in on the iPhone app game, with a new program that lets you read hundreds of makeup reviews from “real” women, on the go. Now, you’ll never again have to have that awkward “so…have you ever tried this?” conversation with a stranger in the beauty aisle at Duane Reade. [StyleList]

Photo: Splash News

Halle Berry’s Hair-Raising Antics


Since parting ways with her caramel highlights and chin-length bob last year, Halle Berry has been successfully working a short crop with a little added length on top. Recently, we’ve noticed that she’s taken that extra step in the styling department, using a wax to sculpt said length into spikes, instead of treating it to a softer tousle. What do you think of the style: too much “edge,” or can you never really have enough—especially if you’re Halle Berry?

Photo: Sanders / PictureGroup / AP Photo

The Best Bangs In The Biz; Eau de Halle, Part Deux; And More…


Who has the best bangs in music—an industry, we might mention, in which there is no shortage of forehead fringe? Our vote goes to Zooey Deschanel. []

Body odor, not perfume, is the best way to get attention from men, a new study says. Yes, positive attention. [Daily Mail]

Shiseido has bought Bare Escentuals. The original mineral makeup is about to get bigger, better, and become available pretty much everywhere. [NYT]

After launching her eponymous first scent in March of last year, Halle Berry is going for round two with Pure Orchid, due out next month. The actress is looking at the perfume as “another opportunity to create a scent that is reflective of who I am.” So…it should be really, really, ridiculously good-looking. [WWD]

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