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And Then Donna Karan Created Woman


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


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…


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


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