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A Scent That Measures Up


Gucci Made to Measure

Inspired by Gucci’s Made to Measure service (which entails hand-selecting the fabric and silhouette—and even having your name embroidered on the label—of your custom-made suit, tux, or dress shirt), Frida Giannini conceived a new cologne by the same name. For far less than one of the Italian brand’s impeccably tailored garments, a dapper gentleman can spritz on that same aura of luxury and sophistication with Gucci Made to Measure Eau de Toilette. And like any scent, it adapts uniquely to its wearer. Top notes of French lavender and anis seed are meant to represent the first encounter with a suit—from the softness of the silk lining down to the shiny cuff links, while the spicy heart of cinnamon, nutmeg, and plum reflect the feeling of sumptuous cashmere or substantial wool fabric on skin. A rich base of patchouli, cistus labdanum (the resin of a Spanish shrub), and leather offers a bold and refined finish, lending structure to the blend. As for the weighty flacon, Giannini wanted it to be iconic and reflective of the fashion house (similar to what No. 5 is to Chanel), adding details like the horse-bit gold cap and emblazoning it with the signature of founder Guccio Gucci. And it doesn’t hurt that James Franco—who produced The Director, a film that documents Giannini’s life over 18 months—serves as the face of the fragrance. We’d say the handsome actor fits this campaign (in which he drives around in one of Jay Leno’s vintage Lambos) like a glove.

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Katie Holmes For Alterna; Chloë Moretz Goes Brunette; And More…


Following in Jennifer Aniston’s entrepreneurial footsteps, Katie Holmes has signed on to be a spokesperson and co-owner of the haircare brand Alterna. Holmes was also recently named the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics. [WWD]

With Oz the Great and Powerful wrapped and headed to theaters, James Franco has announced his next project: Beautiful People. The biopic, which Franco will direct and star in, tells the story of Jay Sebring, who coiffed the celebrity set in the sixties, before being murdered—along with sometime girlfriend Sharon Tate—by Charles Manson’s cult. Sounds…light. [Guardian]

Chloë Moretz is a brunette! The Kick-Ass star just gave herself a milk-chocolate makeover with ombre highlights in anticipation of the couture shows next week. [Daily Mail]

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Y-3, Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto will launch a men’s scent next month called Black Label. [WWD]

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Leighton Looks The Part; How Adriana Got her Angel Wings Back; And More…


First came news of Leighton Meester’s new fragrance contract with Vera Wang; now come pictures from the campaign shoot. By the looks of it, “glamour puss” is being considered as a potential name for the perfume. [Just Jared]

James Franco is generating some early Oscar buzz for his portrayal of climber Aron Ralston in 127 Hours, but word on the street is that director Danny Boyle almost didn’t cast him because he thought Franco’s hair was too fluffy. Too fluffy? That mop top is a good 50 percent of the reason we’re buying tickets to that flick in the first place. [Music Rooms]

So how did Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima get her post-baby body back into runway-ready shape for the lingerie brand’s big show on Wednesday? Hard work. “I started with a liquid detox and then, after I did only protein,” she says of her nutritionist-prescribed regimen, which also includes an hour and a half of boxing and jumping rope every day. Lima does cheat with a little candy every now and again, though. “I need the energy!” she says. [Fit Sugar]

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Julia Roberts And Her Hair Steal The Spotlight


After months of hype, Eat, Pray, Love has finally made its film debut, bringing Elizabeth Gilbert’s book to the big screen and a bevy of celebs onto the red carpet. Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem were arm-in-arm at last night’s New York premiere, and Josh Brolin made a cameo, too. Sadly, the film’s other leading man, James Franco, was a no-show, but you hardly noticed. The superstar actress wowed in Stella McCartney and a face full of Lancôme makeup; she’s the brand’s new ambassador, after all. Going for a chic, modern, and natural look, makeup artist Genevieve Herr achieved complexion perfection with Lancôme’s Teint Miracle Foundation, which comes out next month. A slight smoky eye, multiple coats of Lancôme’s Définicils Precious Cells Mascara in Black, and a neutral lip (courtesy of the brand’s Le Lipstique Lip Liner in Sheer Natural and a topping of its Color Design Lipstick in Love It! mixed with a touch of Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling) finished off the look. As for that hair, which a friend of Beauty Counter’s who was lucky enough to attend the premiere called “mesmerizing,” that was all Serge Normant. Roberts doesn’t trust anyone else to create her signature, middle-parted loose waves. Thoughts on the look?

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