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And Then Donna Karan Created Woman

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In the male-dominated world of fashion, where successful female designers are seriously outnumbered, Donna Karan has managed to build a decade-spanning empire fueled by girl power. “I believe women are complex and full of emotion and feelings,” Karan says of the principles that guide her, whether she’s designing a collection for her stalwart fan base—or a fragrance. Her latest scent is a tribute to these longtime admirers. Simply called Woman, it was created through an exercise in sisterhood: Celebrated female perfumer Anne Flipo blended the orange flower, Haitian vetiver, and sandalwood eau; renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid lent her skills to a new version of Karan’s iconic Cashmere Mist flacon, originally designed in 1994 by her late husband, the sculptor Stephan Weiss; and a trio of well-loved, multigenerational catwalkers, including Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, and Christy Turlington-Burns, star in the Inez & Vinoodh-lensed ad campaign. Needless to say, it arrives on shelves this month with a roar, not a whisper.

Photo: Courtesy of Donna Karan

Retro Beauty Redux

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Seventies lipstick ad, or makeup artist Victor Alvarez’ fun with L’Oréal Paris cosmetics, via green glossy lids and a bold red mouth, for Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s May 2012 cover shoot starring Liya Kibede? You decide.

Photo: Txema Yeste for Harper’s Bazaar Spain, May 2012

Kate Moss, The Makeup; Dysport Bests Botox; And More…

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Kate Moss, the makeup, is happening—and soon. The superest of them all will release her first color collection with Rimmel London in September. [Independent]

Liya Kebede made Estée Lauder history when she became its first-ever black spokesmodel, but it appears as though L’Oréal has nabbed the Ethiopian beauty. The French company just announced Kebede as its latest global beauty ambassador. [Us]

A new study pits Botox against its competitor Dysport. So, who has smoother moves when it comes to banishing fine lines and wrinkles? All signs point to Dysport. [Time]

Attention, silver foxes: The protein that coordinates the communication between color-supplying stem cells and hair follicle stem cells has been discovered. The end of gray could be upon us. [msnbc]

Photo: Mark Boland / Getty Images

Liya Kebede Has Some Freewheelin’ Fun

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Liya Kebede is one of fashion’s most beautiful faces and quite possibly its reigning good girl. The cover star and former Estée Lauder spokeswoman moonlights as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador and is better known for her charity work and children’s clothing line than she is for any off-camera antics. As such, her editorials seem to be intentionally safe and classic—that is, except for this recent appearance in Elle Italia, where she had more than a little fun with Diana Ross’ signature curls and crimps, full brows, a purple lip, and yes, a pair of rollerblades. (Man, we hope that nineties trend comes back; it would provide endless moments of hilarity.) We’re loving Liya with a little spunk. You?

Photo: Alexei Hay for Elle Italia, January 2010