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Rita Ora Brushes a Few Inches Off; Nonie Creme Breaks Away From Butter London; and More

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rita-oraDays after she walked the Moschino catwalk sporting sultry Hollywood waves, Rita Ora revealed an edgy new bob on Instagram, joining the likes of Hilary Rhoda and Taylor Swift. “He is a genius @Chrisappleton for my fresh cut!” she captioned. The British singer’s choppy new ‘do proves that 2014 is, in fact, the Year of the Bob, and the crop is obviously so 2013.

Watch out, Rita. Daniel Radcliffe also debuted a new bob this week. Sadly, his wasn’t by choice. Radcliffe’s locks are actually extensions put in place for his new role in the upcoming Frankenstein film. Said the actor of his longer-length strands: “The amount of work it takes, having to dry it—do anything to it is a f*cking nightmare. I do have a whole new sympathy for women.” May we suggest a Jared Leto-esque man bun. [Elle]

In other hair news, eating more meat can be good for your bones—and your locks. A diet lacking in protein, hairstylist Garren told Allure, can lead to “starving” hair that spindles out and sheds more easily, as protein is an “essential nutrient for healthy hair,” noted dermatologist Francesca Fusco. For vegetarians, Fusco recommends foods like quinoa, spinach, and tofu.

Nonie Creme, the former founding creative director of Butter London, announced that she’s launching a new mass-market beauty line in January of next year dubbed Nonie Creme-Colour Prevails. It will include beauty products across all categories, such as hair (“semi-perm hair dye” she noted on Twitter), nails, and cosmetics. “It’s not a big secret that I cut my teeth backstage, grew up as a fashion kid in London on shoots and shows, and I was fortunate to be adopted early when nails weren’t even a thing,” she told WWD. “I was able to zero in on the fact that someone needed to be there [to give models a manicure]. You can’t have [Mario] Testino shooting a model with dirty, skanky nails.” No, you most certainly cannot.

Beauty: For The People, By The Pros

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Still stuck on what to buy for everyone on your list? Our favorite insiders share their picks for the best beauty gifts of the season. Ready, set, online shop.

Who: Nonie Creme, the nail art phenom who plays creative director for hip
lacquer brand Butter London.

What: “For my best girlfriends: Sephora makeup. Each girl gets a Champagne flute filled with a selection of beauty goodies and a baby bottle of Champagne that I then wrap in colorful cellophane with a bow. This year I bought gift sets of lip gloss and eye pencils at Sephora, then divided them up. My numero uno hubby is getting a Clarisonic—a manly, graphite one, with a corresponding face wash from Jack Black because frankly, I’m sick of watching him grind my pretty pink Mia into his beard stubble (ew).”

Sephora Ultra Shine Mini Lip Gloss Set, $22, and Sephora Nano Eyeliner Set,
$20, www.sephora.com; Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, $195, and Jack Black Daily
Facial Cleanser, $18, www.nordstrom.com.

Who: Kilian Hennessy, the always impeccably groomed and outfitted perfumer behind the eponymous By Kilian luxury fragrance line.

What: “By Kilian solid perfumes come in every scent of the L’Oeuvre Noire collection, so they are a great gift for anyone. I will give it to my two sisters for when they are out and about in Paris. The compact doesn’t scratch and is small enough to fit in their purses; plus it has a gorgeous mirror for touch-ups. For my business partner, Elisabeth Jones, I’m getting Fresh Brown Sugar—she is crazy about it! It offers her a luxurious way to wake up in the morning and I love the sweet smell all day. Who knows, maybe Santa will bring her the Brown Sugar Affair gift set.”

By Kilian Solid Perfume, $95 each, www.saks.com; Fresh Brown Sugar Affair Gift Set,
$50, www.fresh.com.

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“Fine Art For Nails,” Backstage at Cut25

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In the latest edition of “new ides to stump your nail tech with,” we give you Nonie Creme’s ombré tips from Yigal Azrouël’s Cut25 presentation this afternoon. The Butter London founder started with a bespoke mix of her Salmon Pink lacquer, which she topped with a dripped dollop of eighties Turquoise, followed by a similar dribble of her Pastel Pistachio to create a softly layered manicure. “This is a Butter London moment of greatness,” Creme said backstage, calling her artistic tips “the ultimate accessory.” This is ‘fine art for nails’—no palm trees or sunsets, please.”

Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

Diane Sets Sail; A Ban On The Tan Tax?; And More…

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After much talk—and even more spectacle—Diane von Furstenberg officially launched her signature scent, Diane, yesterday on a billion-dollar yacht that sailed around lower Manhattan. Aside from the woody, violet, and frangipani flacon created by von Furstenberg for “all the woman you want to be,” a bust of the designer herself—sculpted by Anh Duong—was also on view. [Telegraph]

Good news for tan-a-holics: A group of House Republicans has introduced legislation to repeal the 10 percent tax on indoor tanning salons, alleging that the measure is detrimental to small business owners. Bad news for skin-cancer opponents. [Fox News]

Resistant Starch: Familiarize yourself with the two words that are making it hip to eat carbs again. [Daily Mail]

First came news of its collabs with Serena Williams and the sisters Kardashian. For OPI’s next trick, it’s getting into the business of beauty pageants. Its Miss Universe lacquer collection launches in September. [Becomegorgeous.com]

In other nail news, Butter London founder Nonie Crème sheds some light on her favorite polishes of late, including Butter’s Teddy Girl, No More Waity Katie, Union Jack Black, and Rosie Lee. “A woman’s hands can be such an expressive and sexy part of her body and the shape, length, and color a woman chooses [for her nails] contributes to her style: It can be both an accessory and a cosmetic.” As the architect of the “nail rings” that debuted backstage at Vena Cava for Fall, she would know. [T]

Photo: Getty Iamges

Lips That Say, “Some Day My Prince Will Come”

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With the royal nuptials growing ever closer (April 29, in case you’ve somehow managed to avoid the worldwide media blitz), plenty of brands are rushing engagement ephemera onto shelves. That navy Issa wrap dress and stunning sapphire and diamond ring the bride wore to the couple’s press conference announcing their plans to wed will be forever enshrined in the annals of fashion history—and just as eternally knocked off. But Butter London, the lacquer brand known for its nontoxic formulas, innovative runway looks (see Cava, Vena for some unique finger painting), and quirky polish names, was way ahead of the game. Way back in January, it announced the launch of a new sparkly amethyst lacquer, dubbed No More Waity Katie. This month, in an effort to get while the getting’s still good, Butter is debuting a limited-edition lip gloss of the same name. Its first foray into the world of makeup, the shine product is the same shade as its polish counterpart—sheer lilac with tiny flecks of lavender glitter—and likewise contains no parabens, petroleum, or sulfates for what Butter founding creative director Nonie Crème calls a “glossy greige” finish. Pucker up.

Butter London No More Waity Katie Lip Gloss, $18, available at www.butterlondon.com beginning April 15.

Photo: Courtesy of Butter London