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J.W. Anderson Puts Hair on High; Kate Upton Talks About Her Body “Flaw”; and More

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J.W.AndersonFashion’s wonder boy J.W. Anderson debuted his first advertising campaign, snapped by photog Jamie Hawkesworth. The clothes are certainly worth talking about, but we’re currently crushing on model Lucan Gillespie’s extra-high and wavy pony. (And is that a black scrunchie we spy?) [Vogue.com U.K.]

Blond bombshell Kate Upton revealed to Elle.com that her favorite body part is, wait for it…her eyes. “I have yellow in them, and yellow is my favorite color,” she says. As for the feature she isn’t so fond of: her “baby hands.” We have a feeling that with assets like Upton’s, no one’s checking out her manicure.

While there’s no shortage of rebellious teenagers, Esme Edwards, daughter of makeup artist and Stila founder Jeanine Lobell, is taking a legitimate stand against the sexual beauty standard perpetuated by the press and pop stars. The Cut reported that she rejects the “sex-kitten” vibe, but that isn’t to say she doesn’t have the talent (and creative genes) to pull off the look. Check out the teen’s makeup tutorial and her unrivaled feminist spirit.

According to PeopleStyleWatch.com, nobody was more shocked by Beyoncé’s pixie crop Instagram pics than her go-to hairstylist, Kim Kimble, who had a retro-fifties look planned for a weekend video shoot with her star client. (Guess it’s back to the drawing board.) And for all the naysayers who said she just took out her weave or extensions, Kimble dispelled the rumor by noting that Mrs. Carter has naturally long, thick hair. As if we needed another reason to be jealous of Queen Bey.

If you’re headed to Venezuela and aren’t in need of a haircut, might we suggest getting security for your strands. CNN reports that in the coastal city of Maracaibo, thieves nicknamed piranhas are attacking women for their long hair, which they later sell to salons.

Photo: Courtesy of J.W. Anderson

Seeing Red

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Last Spring, blue made a strong case for eye makeup color of the season, as liners and shadows in shades that ranged from aqua and turquoise to cobalt and navy turned up on the runways in full force. And it’s proved a hard habit to kick for Fall, too, as makeup artists like Diane Kendal and Hannah Murray have turned to midnight and robin’s-egg iterations of the hue at shows like Jason Wu and Topshop Unique, respectively. But there’s another color that’s staking a claim to the season, and it’s a rather unexpected one at that. “There’s a sort of seventies feeling to it,” James Kaliardos said of MAC’s forthcoming Rusted Red cream eye shadow that he blended onto lids backstage at Diane von Furstenberg, which followed a similar move by Charlotte Tilbury at Prabal Gurung, where she used the ruddy color to create a fresh, young, stained effect on eyes. In their more saturated outings, cranberry lids have showed up at Cynthia Rowley, courtesy of Romy Soleimani and her trusty compact of Stila Eyeshadow in Pigalle; at Altuzarra, where Tom Pecheux swiped MAC’s metallic raspberry eye shadow in Loves Lure underneath models’ lower lash lines for a “spooky” feel; and just yesterday at Gucci, where Pat McGrath borrowed a deep claret from Frida Giannini’s collection and turned it into a greasy, bold eye, replete with bleached brows for a molten finish. We have a feeling it won’t be the last we’ll be seeing of the color in Europe.

Stila Does Skincare

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Since taking the beauty establishment by storm in 1994 with hand-drawn sketches of whimsical girls emblazoned onto its outer packaging, makeup artist Jeanine Lobell’s Stila brand has made a habit out of creating cult-favorite beauty products. Lobell’s original Lip and Cheek Stain was one of our first makeup buys (and continues to be a staple in our routine), and Stila’s Tinted Moisturizer is nearly unbeatable in our estimation. Under new ownership, however, the brand continues to innovate and is about to take things in an entirely new direction: The skincare category.

While Stila has dabbled in skincare before—a 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm was launched last year, and a small skincare line called “Petal Infusions” was released in 2005—it has just released a six-piece skincare system meant to work together for all of your cleansing and hydrating needs. Made up of the essentials, like a face wash, toner, moisturizer, cleansing wipes, brightening serum, and facial scrub, it was born from a desire to create a flawless canvas on which to paint your makeup. “The 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm really started everything off,” says Stila’s global creative director Sarah Lucero. “We decided to launch the skincare line because we really wanted our customers to have great, prepped skin to apply makeup, and the time was right for us to deliver that. We’re known as a makeup brand, and our focus is on providing products that are really needed, that perfect the skin, and which give you a really good base. We were also waiting until the right technology and ingredients came along.” Those ingredients include essential oils such as geranium, orange, and peppermint oils, which combine to create a delectable aroma, as well as extracts from the Swiss Alpine Rose, a flower that thrives in harsh conditions and mimics the skin’s stem cell function responsible for renewing and repairing cells and tissue.

Each product is labeled with a quirky, function-specific name and packaged in the same silver tubes as the makeup. “It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that other skincare brands do. I wouldn’t say it’s basic, because that’s not what it is, but they are necessity products, and the quality speaks for itself,” Lucero continues of the no-fuss, easy-to-navigate lineup. Look out for three new BB creams set to launch in January.

Photo: Courtesy of Stila

The 411: Cynthia Rowley

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Designer Cynthia Rowley has been charming the fashion community with her signature brand of offbeat feminine clothing since 1988. After her first collection was purchased while she was still a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rowley moved to New York and officially entered the biz she is still a crucial part of today. Along the way she has amassed accolades aplenty (a CFDA Perry Ellis Award for new fashion talent in 1994, a Legend of Fashion award from her alma mater this year) and successfully extended her creative reach far beyond clothes. Her eponymous line now includes menswear, accessories, and fragrance, and she was a pioneer in the collaboration department—she launched her Swell line of home goods with Target way back in 2003 and is responsible for the first set of designer Band-Aid bandages, not to mention a pretty adorable Tweezerman motif. More recently, though, Rowley—an avowed art lover—co-founded Exhibition A, an innovative retail Web site that makes owning a work of art an attainable reality for the masses. In anticipation of her presentation on Thursday September 13, we asked the longtime New Yorker to share some of her health and beauty musts in the city that never sleeps, even though her routine is decidedly low-maintenance. According to the designer, “I barely ever have time for anything except a pedi!”

The Convenient Colorist: Personal Best
“Me! I don’t have time for the salon so I love a good at-home color treatment like Clairol’s Perfect 10.”
Available at drugstores.

The Water Workout: Swimming
“I swim every morning before work. I’m very lucky to have a pool at my house in the city. Weekends are a sport extravaganza with surfing, waterskiing, tennis, and bike riding among my regular activities.”

The BYOP: Deborah Lippmann
“I just pop into local spots but I always, always bring my own polish. Right now I’m loving Deborah Lippmann’s Wicked Game.”
Available at www.beauty.com.

The Daily Must-Have: Fish Oil
“Nature Made Fish Oil every day. It’s good for the mind and body.”
For more information, visit www.naturemade.com.

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Summer Sparklers, From Stila

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We frequently find ourselves at odds with sparkles, but there’s a time and a place for glistening pigments. And according to Stila, that time is now and that place is your eyes. The brand has recently released a whole new line of shimmery Waterproof Liquid Liners equipped with “micro-glitter” for unparalleled shine without the threat of large flecks finding their way onto your cheeks, temples, etc. Available in eight different shades—including Electric, a bright aqua with green shimmer; Bora Bora, a similarly festive shade of cerulean blue; and the sleeper hit Flash, an army green with hints of olive and gold light—these felt-tipped wands go on and stay on to add a fun dose of color to your seasonal makeup arsenal. They set pretty quickly, too, so there’s no risk of smudging once you’ve managed to scrawl on that perfect cat-eye. A few words to the wise: Don’t forget to experiment with your lower lash line, and keep the makeup remover-soaked pointed Q-tips on hand to fudge a perfectly straight line should a firm, un-shaky hand elude you.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com; Courtesy of Stila