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Oscar De La Renta Puts A Ring On It


Since getting his fragrance license back last year, Oscar de la Renta has been making some swift beauty moves. First came Esprit d’Oscar, a fresh, younger adaptation of his original Oscar eau de parfum from the seventies; then there was Live in Love, de la Renta’s new green floral, which launched this fall on the heels of the designer’s Fashion’s Night Out collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté, his first foray into makeup. And the launches just keep coming. This morning, team Oscar debuted the Esprit d’Oscar perfume ring on its Facebook page, a honking piece of costume jewelry taken directly from the designer’s Spring Runway and filled with a blendable pan of the Egyptian jasmine, orange flower, tuberose, Sicilian lemon, and heliotrope scent. What’s next for the 79-year-old fashion legend? Our money’s on a cosmetics range—and another dedicated beauty bauble for Live in Love, which boasts a gilded glass flacon with a jeweled cap that’s ripe for the wearing.

A Fragrance—And A Makeup Collection—For Tory; Gaga Goes Girly; And More…


Tory Burch joins Marni as Estée Lauder’s latest fragrance license acquisition. The beauty giant is expected to debut eau de Tory—along with a capsule cosmetics collection from the New York-based designer—in 2013. [Vogue.U.K.]

In other fragrance deal news, America’s Next Top Model is set to launch a signature scent. Dream Come True, a honeydew, pink freesia, plum blossom, Tahitian vanilla, pink sugar, and musk eau, launches in January and is meant to capture the “optimistic, sweet moment” of being announced as the show’s winner. [WWD]

On the latest leg of her seemingly endless tour, Lady Gaga was spotted in India sporting an uncharacteristically demure pastel-swirled beehive with a one-shouldered Naeem Khan gown. Aqua-dyed strands and meat dress this was not. [Huff Po]

Vogue‘s André Leon Talley has been hard at work curating a fashion exhibition at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new museum of art. His one stipulation to enhance the experience of gazing at gowns from Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg? Smelling the designers’ recent fragrance launches simultaneously. “I want fragrance wafting through the ventilation system—either Oscar de la Renta’s Live in Love, or Diane Von Furstenberg’s Diane,” Talley says. [NYT]

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

Stevie Nicks And Other Unusual Suspects, Backstage At ODLR


If the hair at Oscar de la Renta jogged your memory, that’s because you’ve seen it before—two seasons ago at Marc Jacobs. “We’re wrapping the hair around long pins in a zigzag pattern,” Orlando Pita explained of the classic rickracking technique before clamping strands with a hot iron, releasing them, then brushing them out for a fluffy finish. What was unique about the style’s appearance this time around was precisely that it appeared at Oscar de la Renta at all. “I’m just happy he wanted something different,” said Pita, who has been in charge of the classic ladies-who-lunch updos and blowouts that more often than not debut here (Spring 2011′s fabric-wrapped Heidi braids being the one, outstanding exception). Pita’s version of the seventies style also featured a middle part that he used to create two front sections, which he pulled back and pinned underneath a top layer of fuzz. “It’s young, fresh, and romantic,” he continued, referencing Renaissance paintings and Stevie Nicks, a name that isn’t typically bandied about backstage at one of de la Renta’s shows, either.

The references to the Fleetwood Mac front woman ended there (much to our chagrin) as Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman took the makeup reins. “It’s all about the skin,” Westman said, prepping complexions with Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream and its Regenerating Serum so that Revlon’s Age Defying Spa Illuminator in Pink Light and its Illuminance Crème Shadow in Not Just Nude melted right in. A combination of Revlon’s Matte Eye Shadow in Rich Sable and its forthcoming Eye Shadow in Moonlit was layered onto lids, which were then dotted with the clear gloss from Westman’s limited-edition gloss palette in Bordeaux in the Snow and lined with Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Liner in Espresso for definition. Westman used its Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde and Brunette to strengthen arches before brushing them up. “There’s a lot of color in the collection,” Westman pointed out, “so we just wanted to keep it simple.”

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

Beauty Is The New Fashion; Bobbi Brown Spills Her Makeup Bag; And More…


With two new fragrances released in the last year, Oscar de la Renta has made it clear that beauty is a focus for him moving forward—a point that will be hammered home tomorrow when he unveils his first venture in cosmetics, a collaborative palette designed with Le Métier de Beauté for Fashion’s Night Out. [WWD]

And he’s not the only designer branching out into the world of primping. In addition to her role as brand ambassador for Exude cosmetics, Rachel Zoe has confirmed that we can expect a fragrance and a makeup collection from her eponymous line in the very near future. [The Cut]

Tom Ford is also forging a beauty path with his highly anticipated full color collection, which will hit stores in October. If there were any doubts that Ford’s foray into all manners of foundation, eye shadows, mascaras, and nail colors will be anything but perfection, he’s ready to allay them. “I’m probably the only man in England who doesn’t want to dress in drag. But makeup? That I’m serious about.” [Telegraph]

Last but not least, sixties favorite Brit brand Biba will also enter the makeup game with a capsule collection of lip, eye, and nail colors to debut at London’s House of Frasier next month. [Hello!]

What’s in makeup guru Bobbi Brown’s cosmetics case? The same things that have been since before she started her own line: “always a cream bronzer, always a dark brown eye shadow, always a nude lipstick, always blush.” [Fashion Etc.]

Photo: Courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté

Oscar De La Renta, Illustrated; Britney’s Backstage Must-Haves; And More…


Today marks the official start of Burberry’s new Facebook sampling campaign with its latest fragrance, simply called Burberry Body. Not friends with Burberry online? Not to worry. The floral, woody, amber eau hits stores September 1. [WWD]

In other designer fragrance news, after debuting Esprit d’Oscar in the spring, Oscar de la Renta is launching its first, totally new fragrance since getting its beauty license back last year. Live in Love, a green floral, takes its name directly from a tattoo on the arm of the chief of the house’s atelier and utilizes the old-school method of illustrated fragrance ads. [WWD]

In addition to coming out against plastic surgery, Kate Winslet is working on another big beauty move: a curated makeup line with Lancôme to benefit her charity the Golden Hat Foundation, which helps improve the lives of autistic children. [Independent]

What does it take to keep Britney Spears’ complexion flawless and her tousled hair grease-free as she writhes her way through a two-hour show? Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, its HD MicroFinish powder, and a few spritzes of Bumble and Bumble’s Dry Shampoo. [Allure]

The latest launch from STRANGEBEAUTIFUL, a nail polish brand with a knack for the pretty and obscure, includes shades called A Worn Black Bible (a soft black) and Gradation of a Bruise (a warm purple). Perhaps unshockingly, the colors are pretty true to the mental images their names evoke. [StyleList]

Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta