August 29 2014

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Super Bowl Sunday: A User’s Guide


Aside from my significant other of five years and my rescue pit mix, Lola, you could legitimately say that fashion, beauty, and football are the great loves of my life—a funny paradox that comes to a head this time of year, when the Super Bowl and New York fashion week come dangerously close to colliding. There are few like-minded women in the industry who wait with bated breath for the fashion week schedule to come out, like I do, to confirm that there will not, in fact, be any overlap between beer drinking and screaming at the television and stiletto wearing and all-day call times, but I have been fortunate enough to come across a few. While my team, the Philadelphia Eagles, was sadly (way) out of contention for this year’s Super Bowl, it will be a particularly exciting game for two of those kindred spirits, some of fashion’s finest, whose hometown heroes will be battling it out on the gridiron while the whole world watches. So, in case you need a reason to tune in on Sunday—before and after the halftime show, that is—read on below for their quick guide to key players, what to bring to a potluck party, and the perfect red lip that says, “Let’s go, ‘Niners!” if wearing an oversize jersey is entirely out of the question.

Name: Kelley Ireland-Kelly, content director for Ralph Lauren.
Football Fandom Beginnings: “My grandfather was the first football coach at UNLV and later became the athletic director. My father played for him and that’s how my parents met, so football has always just been important. I dated a football player in high school, too, and we would spend weeknights watching ESPN—it’s just in the blood!”
San Francisco or Baltimore: “San Francisco. My greatest memory is still ditching class to drive to Haight Street to find just the right pair of Levi’s cutoffs.”
49ers or Ravens: “I think the 49ers have had a pretty compelling story line this season. I think everyone wants to see the second-string quarterback win the Super Bowl—they write movies about this stuff!”
Favorite Player: “[SF coach] Jim Harbaugh. Does that count? He’s from my high school (Palo Alto High School), so I like to show support. Second would be Frank Gore. He was my running back in fantasy football, and despite the rumors that he would get injured and bail, he took me to the playoffs.”
Game-Day Prep: “I have a ten-month-old, so showering is a pretty big deal for me right now. Maybe I can squeeze in some face lotion, but it will be a game-day decision. I do have a red and gold silk pajama set that will be making an appearance, though.”
Tailgating Snack of Choice: “Wine.”
Best Bowl-Day Beauty Bet: “A poppy red lip, like Benefit’s Full Finish Lipstick in Flirt Alert. The company’s based in San Fran, don’t you know.”

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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