25 posts tagged "Mary-Kate Olsen"
Mary-Kate Olsen recently told me that her latest olfactory venture—two fragrances under the Elizabeth and James umbrella—was partly inspired by her (and her sister Ashley’s) love of oils. MK revealed that she gravitates toward sandalwood and amber—both of which conjure up images of Woodstock and dousing one’s self in these pungent liquids in lieu of a shower. However, when the advice comes from an Olsen, the concept immediately sounds more “bohemian chic” than “dirty hippie.” But if you have ever Googled “fragrance oils,” you’ve likely found earthy-looking, brown glass bottles that are far from sexy and sophisticated. Not to mention, the question of how you combine them so that the scent you create doesn’t smell like a novice nose did the mixing immediately presents itself.
Leave it to Fred Segal to bring this bespoke concept to the masses. The Cali company is launching The Blend, a set of ten black, color-coded rollerballs filled with different base notes, ranging from citrus to spices. When layered, the oils form thousands of different fragrances. But if you don’t have the creative genes of an Olsen and need direction, the kit comes with recipe cards to get you started—each indicating the number of circular swirls to apply on your pulse points to create a warm or zesty eau. And once you find your go-to combo, transporting the vials is simple and spill-proof.
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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]
Makeup artist and beauty editor of Line magazine, Francesca Tolot, released never-before-seen photos of the legendary Kate Moss, Bridget Hall, and Amber Valletta from a 1994 shoot with Herb Ritts. “She was like sunshine,” Tolot said of Moss, the model that ruled the grunge era. [Line-Mag.com]
You can wear Balmain head to toe—literally. While the house already has a line of hair extensions and stylers, it is adding nail polish to its range of beauty offerings. The limited-edition set, including three classic shades (red, black, and beige) and a matte top coat, is available exclusively at Harvey Nichols starting October 20. And while you’ll have to eat the international shipping fee, you’re still guaranteed to spend far less on these colors than you would on couture.
According to allure.com, there are beauty benefits to living in space. Not only will you age .007 seconds slower among the stars than you will on earth, but shampooing becomes an entirely new and hair-raising experience.
If there is anyone that knows the power of undone hair, it’s an Olsen. Hence, the five-bobbies-only rule mane-master Mark Townsend is forced to abide by when styling Mary-Kate. But don’t think Ashley doesn’t have her quirks: The pro trims her ends while blow-drying so that she doesn’t see the scissors. [The Coveteur]
They say that two heads are better than one (and, in the case of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row, that’s proven true). Maquillage master Tom Pecheux (pictured above with said twins), however, believes that it takes multiple hands to make great makeup. While he may be the star, getting models ready for a runway is definitely not a one-man show. Backstage at Anthony Vaccarello, he explained the importance of both connection and collaboration:
“It’s not only their work, but it’s the relationship between each person and me, and also the team. You can’t have a black sheep [backstage]—I mean, except me.”
The sea of Givenchy dresses aside, last night’s Met gala was as much about beauty as it was about fashion—which shouldn’t be that much of a surprise; after all, punk’s lasting legacy has done just as much for the advancement of black eyeliner and hair color as it has for studs and safety pins. Miley’s spikes, Madonna’s black bob, and Diane von Furstenberg’s epic curls come to mind as some of the evening’s biggest beauty moments, although there was plenty more to talk about—or text about, as it were; we were engaged in a steady stream of phone commentary with no less than three style-savvy friends at once as the chaos and couture unfolded on the red carpet. Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite punk trends, reimagined for the red carpet—and in face-off form—because while the Met isn’t an awards show, per se, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition.
The Look: Peroxide Goes Platinum
The Contenders: Anne Hathaway vs. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie and her hairstylist, Luke Chamberlain, set out to make a color statement on the red carpet via Chamberlain’s silver-white, spray-in streaks, but the night’s mane event belonged to Anne Hathaway, who showed up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a brand-new, bright blonde dye job. “I decided to go for a look that [was] glam, edgy, and yet very youthful and fun,” celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer explained of the slicked up style she gave Hathaway’s crop, which was freshly bleached courtesy of Marie Robinson.