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The Temple of Glam, Backstage at Vivienne Westwood Red Label

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vivienne-westwoodOver fashion week you hear a fair amount of obscure references, but if there were an award for most random reference of the week, it would most certainly go to Vivienne Westwood Red Label. The inspiration behind the look this season was a mash-up of Marilyn Monroe’s classic beauty (the red lips and rosy cheeks) and Indiana Jones’ sense of adventure (the windblown-esque set). Makeup pro Val Garland employed her “one-stop shop,” in which the same products were used on both lips and cheeks. She mixed together MAC Lipmix in Red and Orange and stippled the blend onto cheeks with a duo-fiber brush, concentrating the pigment outside the apples. The same color cocktail was painted around the outer edges of the mouth, then smudged in toward the center and out past the natural lip line; this was meant to be a messed-up Marilyn, after all.

Toni&Guy’s Mark Hampton brought Indy and Marilyn to life with two styles: a classic fifties curl created with a medium-sized barrel iron, and a second style revolving around a more disheveled updo. In keeping with this dual personality, manicurist Marian Newman used two different polish shades from MAC: an off-black hue called Starry Skies (out Fall 2014) and Screaming Bright, a sheer gold. To continue the theme, Newman left the nail shape very natural and the edges slightly chipped. These girls are meant to have been on some sort of adventure—climbed a mountain, maybe—so their manicure should be short of perfect.

Photo: Indigital

Marilyn Monroe on a Scent That Never Loses Its Sex Appeal; When It Comes to Miley, We Called It; Double Your Fragrance Fun With the Olsen’s Latest Launch; and More

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Chanel released its new ad for No. 5 (dropping November 11) and the recording the house dug up in Marilyn Monroe’s archives. Makes us want to swap out our oversize sleep shirts for the far sexier fragrance.

Not to brag or anything, but we figured out Miley Cyrus’ Lil’ Kim Halloween costume long before she debuted it on Instagram. Perhaps we should have gone as Long Island medium Theresa Caputo last night…

Two is often better than one—especially when an Olsen is involved. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s latest endeavor: two Elizabeth and James fragrances dubbed Nirvana Black and White launching in January at Sephora.

Those monthly beauty-box subscriptions filled with sample-size products often leave much to be desired, but the latest Glossybox by Net-a-Porter (available November 4) is seriously impressive. A full-size, bullet-shaped Ellis Faas Mascara, RGB Cuticle Oil, and Kevyn Aucoin eye shadow duo are included, along with trial tubes and cans from luxe brands like Natura Bissé, Klorane, and Philip B.

Makeup artist extraordinaire François Nars is releasing a book published by Rizzoli—Faery Lands: Tahiti—filled with sepia-toned imagery from his island (yes, all his), Motu Tané, off the coast of Bora Bora. It hits the shelves of NARS boutiques and bookstores mid-November.

When they talk about the Axe effect, we don’t think the brand had asphyxiation by body spray in mind. After being spritzed in a sixth-grade Brooklyn classroom, eight children were sent to the hospital. Unlike the commercials, no bodacious models in bikinis appeared. We can only imagine the disappointment of those 12-year-old boys. [Time]

Legendary Faces Take On New Roles At Storied Beauty Brands (And Glossies); Oreos Aren’t As Innocent As They Seem; And More

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Marilyn ManroeShe famously declared that it’s the only thing she wore to bed, and now Marilyn Monroe has been posthumously named the newest face of Chanel No. 5. Upon discovering an unreleased recording of the icon’s testament to her favorite fragrance in the Monroe archives, the fashion house knew it had enough material to create a campaign—minus an in-the-flesh spokeswoman. The print and television ads are set to roll out in November.

Katy Perry illustrates that California girls are undeniable (along with easy, breezy, and beautiful) as she announced via Twitter that she’s CoverGirl’s newest star…or should we say, firework?

A different kind of cover girl is getting a corner office—Kate Moss was named as contributing fashion editor at British Vogue. We can’t wait to see her work wardrobe. [Vogue.co.uk]

Now you actually have an excuse for polishing off an entire row of Oreos—they’re as addictive as cocaine. According to researchers at Connecticut College in New London, rats were found to exhibit similar qualities around the cookie as they do when presented with nose candy. Another critical observation that came out of this study: Rodents also eat the cream filling first. [DailyMail.co.uk]

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Kate’s Post-Delivery Delivery; Serge Normant on Volume; and More

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Kate Middleton

The wait is officially over. Kate Middleton finally gave birth to a healthy eight-pound boy yesterday, who will be third in line to the British throne. Aside from his name, which remains a mystery, the question that is apparently on everyone’s mind is, What will the Duchess of Cambridge be eating to recover? Two pizzas were reportedly delivered to St. Mary’s Hospital following the delivery, and according to pregnancy expert and midwife Zita West, “Carbs are exactly what Catherine needs…. Women who have just given birth often crave nourishing foods.” Let the carbo loading commence. [British Vogue]

Speaking of baby advice, Miranda Kerr recently advocated using rosehip oil throughout pregnancy. “I don’t have a single stretch mark—I had a ten-pound baby! It’s really nourishing and full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids,” she said. Kerr’s lack of lines likely has something to do with her sterling genetics and ultra-healthy lifestyle, but we’ll take any recommendation if it’s a shot at getting a body like hers. [Into The Gloss]

Hairstylist Serge Normant gave Elle some tips and tricks. The secret weapon in his arsenal? Dry shampoo. “I’ve used dry shampoo my whole career—it’s an absolute must. We have a tendency to touch our hair all day, whether consciously or not, so it often goes flat by the end of the day, and dry shampoo is a quick fix that can make you feel refreshed, even if it doesn’t make you feel squeaky clean,” he said. “It will also extend the life of a blow-dry. Or if you have to put your hair up and it’s too limp, it’s perfect. It will help anchor a ponytail or even a teased-up sixties-inspired look by adding volume and texture.” [Elle]

Marilyn Monroe will star in an ad campaign for haircare brand Sexy Hair. “Styles Change. Sexy is Forever” call out the new ads featuring the sexy starlet. [WWD]

Medal-Winning Nail Art; Five-Star Athlete Diets; and More…

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What does the ideal daily diet of an Olympic medalist look like? A lot prettier than you might expect when it’s artistically interpreted by Sarah Parker and Michael Bodiam. The creative duo arranged and styled five meal plans prescribed by Olympian nutritionist Dan Benardot—ranging from peanut butter and bagels for a gymnast to blueberries and chocolate milk for a triathlete—for a result that was visually striking. [Nowness]

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing, blowout mecca Drybar will be offering the “Old Fashioned,” a bombshell-worthy set style, and streaming classics from the “Forever Marilyn” collection throughout August. [Drybar]

It was only a matter of time until the inescapable nail art craze fused with Olympics zeitgeist. Beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor scooped up American flag decals from Minx, which created over 200 designs for the games including the Union Jack emblems swimmer Rebecca Adlington sported on each of her digits when she took home the bronze medal for the 400-meter freestyle final. [Minx]

Photo: Courtesy of Minx