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April 21 2014

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4 posts tagged "Lauren Hutton"

HB Jayne Mansfield; Lauren Hutton’s “Tiger Queen” Memories; Jerry Hall on the Antiaging Virtues of Olive Oil; and More…

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Happy birthday, Jayne Mansfield! The utterly bodacious blonde, whose life was cut tragically short at 34 due to a car crash, would have turned 80 today. Her beauty and style influence remain very much alive. [Life]

Dove’s oh-so-very-viral new ad campaign, wherein sketches compare how women describe themselves with how others describe them, has already earned itself a parody. [Business Insider]

The innovative new Skin Rescuer by Kiehl’s claims to minimize stress…on our skin, at least. [WWD]

Lauren “Tiger Queen” Hutton shares, in a new interview with Net-a-Porter, that in the early days of Kate Moss’ career, she jumped to her defense. “Kate, whom I knew when she was 14, was always being made fun of by the other models. They were jealous, but I was the tiger queen, so I could crack the whip over them.” [HuffPo]

Jerry Hall talks beauty and style with her home state’s Houston Chronicle. A few notable likes and dislikes—”I like smoking, drinking, and coffee, but not too much…everything within moderation”; “I don’t exercise. I don’t like to waste energy on nothing”; “I like the B-movie-starlet look: skin-tight skirts, tight tops, a little bit naughty.” And her antiaging secret? Olive oil. “I give myself a thorough olive-oil soak every week…I just pour a bottle on me and stand around rubbing it in. It’s the best thing in the world for your skin, nails, eyelashes, everything.” [Houston Chronicle]

Photo: Courtesy of Life

Spray-Tan Danger: What You Need To Know; Lauren Hutton, Scissor Sister; And More…

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In what can only be described as a power move to end all power moves, Elizabeth Arden has purchased the fragrance licenses of Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj from Give Back Brands LLC. Coty Inc., which holds licenses for Beyoncé’s scent empire, not to mention the as-yet-unreleased Lady Gaga perfume, has no doubt taken note. [WWD]

Bad news for the sunless tanning industry—and lovers of glowing skin the world over: A panel of medical experts has revealed that the active chemical used in spray tans—dihydroxyacetone (DHA)—can potentially damage DNA and cause genetic alterations if inhaled. Perhaps it’s finally time to embrace the pale. [IBT]

Lauren Hutton revealed a short crop at Stella McCartney’s Resort presentation on Monday, and apparently, the American Gigolo star cut it herself! “I was closing up a house, and it felt like I needed more closure. I guess I was depressed. I’d been doing that thing where I read The Economist too much. You know, reading it front to back for weeks on end isn’t always good for you. Instead of suicide, I ran into the kitchen and grabbed a pair of poultry shears. I grabbed one half [of my hair] and went whack, and then I grabbed the other side and went whack again!” [The Cut]

Also in the crowd at McCartney’s show was a newly shorn Anne Hathaway, who, as it is widely known known, cut her hair to play Fantine in Les Misérables. But even though she snipped her long strands for a role, Hathaway is considering keeping them cropped. “I’m just so pleased with how I look, so I now quite like having short hair.” [NY Mag]

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Lauren Hutton’s Fringe Benefits

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That Lauren Hutton is undyingly chic is not up for debate. And 30 years after the gap-toothed blonde smoldered on screen in 1980′s American Gigolo, the long-time Armani muse is still on trend, too. Following a Fall show season that marked bangs’ latest second coming, Hutton turned up to the African Rainforest Conservancy’s 21st annual Artists for Africa Benefit in New York last night sporting some brand-new forehead fringe. Make that on trend and eco-conscious—what’s not to love? Thoughts on Hutton’s latest style evolution?

Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur / WireImage

Mind The Gap

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The first copy of The Face I ever saw was the August 1996 issue. I can’t recall a single article or photo spread, but what I do remember about sitting cross-legged on the floor of my local Borders, where I picked up the expensive import, was staring at the cover model—Georgina something—and thinking how cool it would be to have her gap-toothed grin.

I was reminded of that day repeatedly during the shows, as Lindsey Wixson and newbie Ashley Smith graced the runway—and post-fashion weeks as well, as I steadily began to catch up on my backlog of fashion magazines. Lara Stone. Georgia May Jagger. Gap-toothed girls are all the rage—and for some reason, they all look quite a bit alike, and a lot like Georgina something. Blonde, willowy, gap-toothed. You could argue that they all follow in the footsteps of the original blonde, willowy, gap-toothed model, Lauren Hutton, and something about the American Gigolo star’s formula really, really works. The thing is, how do you replicate that, if, say, you’re a brunette, curvy, and distinctly un-gap-toothed? You can dye your hair, exercise more and change your diet—sure. But when it comes to that somewhat coveted space, either you’ve got it, or you don’t.

Or maybe not. “Very few patients ask for this procedure,” Dr. Irwin Smigel, the “Father of Aesthetic Dentistry,” told me when I asked him if there was any way to create this imperfect smile. “But the look is possible to achieve by using a very thin, special disk. The entire procedure takes less than an hour.” Achievable, yes; advisable…maybe.

Photo: Elaine Constantine for The Face, August 1996