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5 posts tagged "One Direction"

The Woman Behind Today’s Biggest Boy Band


louA friend from the past recently wrote on mane master Lou Teasdale’s Facebook wall: “I remember when you used to sit and melt hair with my dad’s soldering iron trying to make dreadlocks!” Teasdale explained that she would craft primitive extensions (with the help of her twin sister Sam, co-owner of London hair hot spot Bleach) by melting synthetic strands near the roots and braiding it down. “It was totally Clueless hair, but it’s all coming back,” she noted. (And she’s right—we saw colorful Rasta-rag ponytails at Chanel and cornrows in nearly every fashion city this past season.) Though she has put down the soldering iron in favor of more high-tech tools, her love of experimentation remains the same. Teasdale’s main gigs are grooming the guys in One Direction and acting as the brand ambassador for Brit hairstyling line Fudge Urban (hitting Target stores this month), but in her spare time she managed to compile a book, The Craft, designed to help readers DIY those edgy looks—like spider lashes, rainbow strands, and temporary dreadlocks—off the runway. In this month’s Beautiful Lives feature, we dive into her crazy, colorful world.

An American Movie Classic Gets a Fashion-Forward Update in Ukraine; Get in Line for One Direction’s Debut Fragrance (Along With Teens and Their Grandmas); and More


Elle-UkraineElle Ukraine looked to the American film The Royal Tenenbaums for inspiration for its September issue. Model Milly Simmonds poses as a seductive Margot (the role played by Gwyneth Paltrow). One of our favorite photos shows Simmonds re-creating a scene from the movie in which Margot “secretly” lights up atop the bathroom sink, waiting for her toenail polish to dry. []

The waiting list for One Direction’s first fragrance, Our Moment, isn’t just for teenage groupies. Launching at on Friday and in store on Sunday, the range of ages that has already reserved a bottle spans from 16 to 68. [Vogue.Co.UK]

Marc Jacobs Beauty is a hot commodity, and at the offices of, the lust for his black lacquered palettes is so high that it caused the beauty editor’s cache of MJ cosmetics to be lifted. While we’re not surprised that the designer goods were swiped, we enjoyed the Clue-inspired still lifes that attempt to pinpoint the beauty burglar.

Keeping track of Beyoncé’s bob is beginning to feel like the never-ending coverage and scrutiny that surrounded Kate Middleton’s baby bump. The slightly wild, wavy hair that appeared in backstage photos on Mrs. Carter’s Tumblr tops our list as our favorite iteration of her short cut thus far.

Photo: Courtesy of Elle Ukraine

Michelle Williams is Louis Vuitton’s Latest Siren; Lena Dunham Wigs Out; and One Direction’s New Cosmetics Line


louis-vuitton-michelle-williams-02_resizeThis morning, WWD released images from Louis Vuitton’s latest accessories campaign, shot by Peter Lindbergh and starring new spokeswoman Michelle Williams. In her first major fashion endorsement since a Band of Outsiders gig several seasons ago, the A-lister sports an artfully mussed pixie cut by Sam McKnight and a siren red pout courtesy of Stéphane Marais.

Lena Dunham has been papped all over New York and Brooklyn while shooting season three of Girls. But she’s her own best advertisement, taking to Instagram to post a few selfies in wigs, accompanied by expectedly witty captions such as: “It’s 1973 and this aspiring backup singer is looking for love in all the wrong places” or “It’s 1984 and this club promoter (Ronnie) had to move back in with his ma.” Needless to say, the posts got their fair share of likes.

Teen pop sensation One Direction has teamed up with MUA Cosmetics on a range of products for UK beauty and health retailer Superdrug. The heartthrobs’ Little Things Collection will include lipsticks, lip polishes, cheek tints, and nail lacquers—in a range of colors and flavors. Harry Styles is reportedly a fan of the strawberry lip polish, while Louis Tomlinson is into vanilla.

Revlon x Marchesa; One Direction Has Its Beauty Moment; And More…


Marchesa-RevlonFollowing a collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté in 2010, and a signature scent that was launched last year, Marchesa has secured another beauty partnership, this time with Revlon. Lending its special brand of lavish luxury to the increasingly popular nail game, the fashion house will do three different 3-D appliqué press-ons with the storied New York beauty behemoth. Revlon has also confirmed that its artistic director of makeup, Gucci Westman, will helm the backstage team at Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman’s runway show in September. [WWD]

Also making the nail world turn today is word of Orly’s new Shade Shifters, gel top coats that change color with your mood as your body temperature rises. What will they think of next? [MTV]

You know that cup of complimentary tea you often enjoy at the salon or spa post-treatment? It’s becoming an essential part of the business of beauty. [WSJ]

After much speculation, One Direction’s first signature scent has finally arrived. The fruity floral is called Our Moment and smells of pink grapefruit, wild berries, freesia, creamy musk, sheer woods, and white patchouli. Mothers, hide your daughters. [WWD]

In other boys-who-like-girls-who-like-their-namesake-perfume news, the name of Justin Bieber’s next eau has been leaked! The follow-up to the pop star’s monster success with his first two eaux, Someday and Girlfriend, will be called The Key. [Hollywood Life]

Photo: Stefano Masse / In Digital /

Jennifer Aniston Makes A Beautiful Business Decision; Eau De One Direction; And More…


Jennifer Aniston isn’t just taking good care of her hair—she’s investing in it. The actress has just inked a deal to become co-owner, brand ambassador, and product creator for Living Proof, the scientist-created Massachusetts-based brand known for its revolutionary No Frizz products. [WWD]

Watch Out, Justin Bieber. The British boy band One Direction is reportedly working on its very first fragrance. [Huff Po]

Charlotte Tilbury is launching a beauty blog! After backstage turns this season at Donna Karan and Etro, fashion’s favorite flame-haired face painter has announced that she will beef up her online presence with a Web site full of how-to videos and personal product picks. [Grazia]

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage