14 posts tagged "Stila"
BlueFly.com has just started up its very own fragrance boutique so you can buy a discounted pair of Jimmy Choos and a bottle of Jimmy Choo eau de toilette at one URL address. Genius. [AP]
What do you get when you put photographer Ellen von Unwerth in a gritty Berlin nightclub with models Coco Rocha, Lydia Hearst, Karolin Wolter, and Eliza Cummings for German hair care brand Schwarzkopf? A high-powered, hair-raising visual ad campaign, that’s what. [WWD]
Self-tanner mavens, be advised: the key to sporting a warm sun-kissed look in the winter is to tone down your normal shade so you’re not stuck with a Snookie-like glow in the middle of January. [Us]
Fact: I spend way too much money at Urban Outfitters. I like to blame it on my complete and total inability to resist the lure of a good sale item, of which there are always many. Another fact: Starting today, I will be blowing even more cash at the cool-kids chain, because it’s launching its first-ever beauty shop. That means brands with the Urban stamp of approval will now be available online and in many of the chain’s stores. And as I suspected, considering past collaborations with designers like Kim Gordon and Rachel Comey, the Urbanites also have great taste in makeup, hair care, and fragrance. Now, alongside those floral-print rompers and drainpipe jeans, you’ll also find eaux by Costume National and Malin + Goetz; Japonesque beauty tools; makeup by Stila, Too Faced, and Pop; nail polishes by KO and Urban’s own house brand (from which there will be more releases later this year); and extras like blotting papers and nail files from Paul & Joe. And lest you forget that this is Urban Outfitters, not Sephora, there’s also an array of Manic Panic hair dye available. Urban will hold a major event at its Broadway flagship in New York on July 15 to officially celebrate its foray into all things beauty with the help of one of our favorite local experts, Poppy King, so mark your calendars.
A recent study confirms what most of us already knew: Environmental factors like smoking, being overweight, and not using sunscreen are more likely to cause the physical signs of aging than a genetic predisposition. (Sorry for the accusations, Mom.) [Science Daily]
There is hope for the sunscreen-shunners among you, though. A new anti-sunburn drug that protects even the palest of people from skin cancer and UV rays may be hitting the market. It also allegedly causes a tan, but isn’t being branded for cosmetic purposes… yet. [The Telegraph]
You say tomato, L’Oreal says great skin. The French beauty company has just released a new cosmeceutical in Europe that puts the wrinkle-preventing power of lycopene in one daily pill. Color us red with envy. [Daily Mail]
Professional-grade beauty devices for hair removal and washing, sloughing, and perfecting your skin are infiltrating the market. Behold the age of the “prosumer.” [L.A. Times]
When Studio Beautymix at Fred Segal went digital earlier this year, bringing its well-edited stash of cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance to the Internet masses, beauty junkies living outside the Santa Monica area rejoiced. But founder Robin Coe-Hutshing and newly named CEO Nicole Ostoya weren’t content to stop at e-commerce. Tired of what they’ve termed “plasticized beauty,” the women wanted to broadcast the store’s quirky retail experience worldwide. Introducing Studio Beauty Channel, a Web portal that goes live today and offers a window into the undeniably cool products for sale at Studio Beautymix and the painfully hip people who are wearing them. Produced by New York-based documentary filmmaker Crystal Moselle and writer/blogger Aviva Yael, the site is essentially a series of video vignettes that feature New York and L.A. scenesters playing with makeup. In “The Kiss Off Series,” author and Chloë Sevigny bestie Lesley Arfin tests out the opacity and wearability of DuWop’s new Dark Red lipstick during a PG makeout session with boyfriend and rapper Machine; “The Mascara Cry Test” features aspiring actress and imboycrazy.com blogger Alexi Wasser, challenging Stila Lash Visor to the emotional roller-coaster that is the movie Closer. Aside from innovative product testing techniques, the site will also offer a cultural collision of makeup and music, showcasing backstage face-painting rituals with up-and-coming girl bands and insider interviews with artists like L.A. Ladies’ Choir, a women’s singing collective that counts model Frankie Rayder as a member. It sure beats plain old online shopping.
See more videos at Studio Beauty Channel
The clock is winding down to the official start of the Fashion’s Night Out festivities, so we thought we’d give you a few more reasons to go out and get gorgeous tomorrow night. Below, find our updated list of steals, deals, and general good times to be had all over the city. For the record, free flower bouquets, star-studded karaoke, and totally gratis styling sessions spell banner evening to us.
To celebrate its commitment to the art of fragrance combining, Jo Malone will be offering custom floral arrangements by a stylist from British floral shop Jane Packer, inspired by your perfume purchases. Pick up a bottle of Red Roses for yourself and leave with a dozen long stems for your living room.
Stop By: 946 Madison Ave. at 75th St.
Kiehl’s Since 1851
Kiehl’s Since 1851 will be setting up a Karaoke Karnival hosted by Entourage‘s Emmanuelle Chriqui from 7 to 11 p.m. at its East Village flagship. Everyone who sings will get a complimentary tube of the brand’s Lip Balm #1 and spectators will be treated to more than a few undisclosed celebrity performances. (Spoiler alert: American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis will kick things off promptly at 7).
Stop By: 109 Third Ave. at 13th St.
Have you ever just wanted a straight, informed answer to that burning question, is Creme de La Mer really worth the price? Well, tomorrow night might be your chance to get it when Robin Shandler, executive director of global product development at the Max Huber Research Labs, will be on hand at Saks from 7 to 10 p.m. to personally answer questions while guests enjoy signature La Mer skincare and color treatments.
Stop By: 611 Fifth Ave. at 50th St.
Here’s one for the guys. To properly launch its new men’s range stateside, all Molton Brown outlets in the city will be transformed into British pubs serving pints of British ales with traditional salted snacks.
Stop By: Click here for a list of locations.
To further promote its sponsorship of Betsey Johnson’s runway show this season, Stila will be offering complimentary makeovers at Johnson’s Soho boutique. It’s the perfect combination of Lip Glaze and frilly frocks.
Stop By: 138 Wooster St. at Houston St.
Bumble and Bumble
It’s all about updos, uptown, and being up late. Get a free styling session at the Bumble and Bumble Salon in Midtown and learn backstage secrets from the Bb editorial team. You can even choose a style straight from the Fall runways and your stylist will re-create the look for you on the spot. We recommend trying out one of the eighties bouffants from the Marc Jacobs show.
Stop By:146 E 56th St. between Third Ave. and Lexington Ave.