16 posts tagged "Sarah Palin"
Sarah Palin made her debut on Oprah today. Hopefully, you set your DVR so you can hold a post-work viewing session, but in the mean time: a hairstyle retrospective to get properly fired up. [Huff Po]
Lancôme has become a patron of the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation, launching a program called Lancôme Revelations, which aims to introduce disadvantaged French students to creative professions in their last year of high school. What, no spokesperson deal? [WWD]
Jane Birkin’s beauty secrets revealed! The 62-year-old admits to making peace with sun-worshipping and a general “less is better” mantra. We hate cakey foundation face, too, JB. [Daily Mail]
Facial clarity, not symmetry, is now believed to be the leading factor in determining attractiveness. We’re of the mind that a little of both will take you a long way, but maybe that’s just us. [Daily Mail]
Did you know that being a minority shareholder in a cosmetics company means that you too get sued if something shady goes down? Neither did Sigourney Weaver. [Post Chronicle]
Most people were busy sizing up the structured blazers and high-waisted pants at Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture presentation on Wednesday, but we were fixated on something else entirely. Those bangs? That wispy top knot? That heavily powdered jaw line? Could it be? Has Sarah Palin put Alaskan politics behind her and headed for the fashion frontier? All right, probably not. But you’ve got to admit it—the resemblance is uncanny! Whoever cast that show has a commendable sense of humor.
In case you missed this little gem tucked away in the national section of Saturday’s New York Times, team McCain apparently filed new campaign finance figures last week with the Federal Election Commission, revealing that it spent $165,000 over the course of nine weeks on three stylists to help make over Sarah Palin. The article also states that about $23,000 in additional charges were made on Ms. Palin’s behalf, deciphered from a paper trail of receipts that snakes around Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Kate Spade, Brooks Brothers, Radio Shack, and the Gap. Costs for her makeup artist Amy Strozzi and hair stylist Angela Lew (a recommendation from Cindy McCain) came across as equally astronomical, ringing in at a combined $111,015, a sum that was presumably paid with donors’ money. Jarring as these figures may seem, we were more shocked to discover that Strozzi came to the RNC via the television show So You Think You Can Dance. Yes, that’s right, So You Think You Can Dance. With the endless number of editorial and celebrity makeup artists who would no doubt have lined up for that job, our minds are boggled that the McCain campaign went straight to a reality television show to source “talent.” Not to beat a dead horse, but if that’s not “out of touch,” we’re not quite sure what is.
A few weeks ago, we posted about a series of face charts created by MAC Cosmetics vice president of makeup artistry Gordon Espinet, which “suggested” looks for a future first lady or vice president. In said post, we intimated that the looks were, well, de trop. In fact, our exact words were “[the] Gloria Gaynor-style cheek contouring—might be a little too, er, ambitious for the current political climate.” After seeing last night’s vice presidential debate however,
we would like to formally admit that we were wrong. In fact, another face chart from the same collection of images looks nearly identical to Governor Palin’s—we’re just going to come right out and say it—bronzer abuse during last night’s telecast. Our apologies for doubting your abilities for conjecture, Mr. Espinet.
Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics
While Britons continue to try and stir a style war between France’s Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and their own Samantha Cameron (a.k.a. “SamCam,” a.k.a. wife of Tory leader David Cameron), the contested issue of who is wearing the Jackie O shift better seems overshadowed by the more interesting issue of the two women’s collective hairstyle of choice—or at least we think so. Behold the short-bangs ubiquity on both sides of the Channel. While marveling at how political better halves in Europe seem to favor the easy, brushed-forward fringe, we couldn’t help but notice our own political pool’s preference for the side sweep. Michelle and Cindy continually choose the conservative style over the easier, more playful tendencies of their transatlantic counterparts. What does it all mean? Americans are in fact stodgier than the French and the British and perhaps not ready to accept any derivation of hipster hair in the White House? Probably. Or else the divergence can be used as yet another interpretation of Sarah Palin’s continually discussed hairstyle, which seems to favor the Continent more than her mistrust of passport holders might lead you to believe. Discussion encouraged.
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