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Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Lisa Hoffman


Lisa-Hoffman-Beauty-Nostalgia-ChanelBeauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro: Lisa Hoffman, founder of Lisa Hoffman Beauty

The Product: “For me, perfume is an incredibly evocative experience. The scent of Chanel No. 5 always brings back memories of my grandmother. It smells like her, and I loved her so much. Every time I went to her house, I would play with the bottle—petrified that I would break it!—and spray it all over. Of course, I thought I was in a secret scent world, where I was the only one who could smell it, but everyone knew. (I suppose I overdid it a bit.) Even now, I think playing with that bottle, and its iconic silhouette, was hugely influential on my decision to start my own fragrance line. Both my grandmother and my mother were effortlessly stylish, and it was their attention to detail that pulled their look together. I think, unconsciously, that one of the inspirations for my line came from the fact that they never left the house without perfume and a touch of jewelry.”

Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Hoffman; Courtesy of Chanel

Lisa Hoffman X Tom Binns; Sarah Palin’s SoCal Beauty Moment; And More…


Beauty baubles have always been just fine by us, but Lisa Hoffman just made her perfumed trinkets that much more covetable by enlisting the, er, packaging services of jewelry designer Tom Binns. Yes,we would wear that aromatic necklace-turned-diffuser, pictured above. [WWD]

Bye-bye, back-combed bump; hello, frosted lipstick, questionable highlights, and a noticeably-thin frame. Sarah Palin gets a makeover, Hollywood style. [The Cut]

Ben Affleck’s shaggy, side-swept hair in the new flick Argo was not a Justin Bieber homage, OK? “I am a big fan of Justin Bieber’s, but I was not trying to emulate his haircut,” Affleck insists. “I felt like I was more of a Kurt Russell in Escape From New York vibe.” [CBS]

Let it be known: Pulling out one gray hair will not make two more grow in its place, according to Philip Kingsley Clinic trichologist Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips. It won’t prevent that single silver strand from growing back either, however. [Huff Po]

Jean Paul Gaultier has just released his latest bottle design for Diet Coke, which features a tattooed female silhouette—and an equally inked-up Daisy Lowe as spokesperson. [Telegraph]

Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Hoffman