14 posts tagged "Ted Gibson"
Today, hairstylists the world over had a major win as far as gaining recognition for their craft on the big screen. After celebrity stylist Ted Gibson started a Facebook campaign last year to try to get the Academy of Motion Pictures to recognize hairstyling, not just makeup artistry, at the Oscars, the Academy has obliged him, changing the Best Makeup category to the Makeup and Hairstyling Award. [Hollywood Reporter]
More news on Kristen Stewart’s forthcoming Balenciaga fragrance. It will be called Florabotanica and it’s meant to be “a game-changer,” according to Coty Prestige, in that it will draw a younger customer to the house that Nicolas Ghesquière is rebuilding. [WWD]
First came Wonderstruck, now comes word that Taylor Swift will be releasing her second fragrance, Enchanted Wonderstruck, in September. The passionfruit, pink poppy, sugar-glazed champaca petals, and vanilla eau will launch this fall as “the next chapter” of Swift’s Wonderstruck story. [WWD]
In case you weren’t aware, MAC Cosmetics is a trendsetter. The mega brand not only creates a wealth of the fashion-forward makeup looks backstage during fashion week, but some of its more clever branding ideas continue to get repeat play. After its own Hello, Kitty line spawned another Hello, Kitty collection at Sephora, Disney is reprising MAC’s Venomous Villains collection with its own Villains beauty line set to hit stores in September. Apparently, Cruella de Vil eyeliner, Maleficent lipstick, and Ursula blush doesn’t get old. [Bella Sugar]
While Target’s Go International designer collaboration may be no more, the mega retailer is introducing a new high-meets-low shopping concept that will feature six established brands in shop-within-shop environments for six weeks at a time. The first roster has been announced, and it includes The Webster, Miami’s destination for all things designer and hip, and Cos Bar, the über-chic cosmetics emporium that you can typically only find in resort areas like Wailea, Hawaii, and Aspen. [WWD]
You may have to wait until next month to actually spritz Roberto Cavalli’s new fragrance, but a teaser video for its Elisa Sednaoui-fronted campaign is streaming online now. In it, the director describes capturing the “animal magnetism” of the scent as a real live tiger crosses the screen. Then, almost on cue, Sednoui chirps something about “the tiger inside.” Ah, the intrigue. [YouTube]
In other designer fragrance news, the Carven fragrance we told you was in the works almost two years ago is actually happening, according to the house’s designer, Guillaume Henry. “We are working on it,” Henry confirms. “It has to be fresh; it has to be spontaneous; it has to be something that you don’t even smell.” [Fashionista]
While the Best Makeup award is always a hotly contested category at the Oscars, it might come as a shock that there is in fact no Best Hair award. But if Ted Gibson has anything to say about it, that’s about to change. The celebrity hairstylist has started an online petition to make sure excellence in coiffeur is recognized by the Academy. [The Petitions Site]
Katy Perry may be in the middle of divorce proceedings with her soon-to-be-ex-husband Russell Brand, but that hasn’t stopped the singer-turned-beauty entrepreneur form signing yet another beauty contract. The ghd spokesperson will be designing a line of custom eyelashes for the false lash brand Eyelure, due out next month. [Vibe Vixen]
Being the new face of YSL’s Opium may be Emily Blunt’s beauty world debut, but it certainly isn’t the first time she’s been asked to front a product. Why hold out? “None were as classy as [YSL],” the actress says of the other offers. Smart girl. [Telegraph]
Pop star, fragrance mogul, and ghd spokeswoman Katy Perry may have no need for sunscreen thanks to a busy touring schedule that keeps her indoors “like a vampire,” but she has plenty use for long-lasting manicures. “Gels are just an amazing invention; you can bang your hands against anything! And those Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips are genius. All of my dancers are using them.” [Allure]
According to backstage regular and What Not to Wear’s resident coiffing star Ted Gibson, the “lob” is still very much en vogue. “It works with fashion, but it looks really fresh-straight or wavy or curly,” Gibson says of the collarbone-grazing style. [Fashion Etc]
Fashion week may be dominating the style set’s attention right now, but come Sunday, the spotlight will shift to the music world as the Grammys get under way. A grandiose excuse for overexposed pop stars (and their labels) to pat each other on the back, the awards show does offer up a welcome and amusing respite from the serious styles of the Oscars and its film-focused cohorts. Glitter makeup, elaborate nail design, and a lot of wigs will presumably hit the red carpet. In anticipation of the big event, we tracked down some of the nominees’ go-to primping experts to get an insider’s look at what we can expect to see this weekend. All you have to do is press play.
We’re only a day into NYFW, but the bare-faced look that completely dominated the Fall runways may finally get some competition this Spring—makeup lovers, rejoice! Allow us to present exhibit A: the “late-seventies/early-eighties high glamour” that makeup artist Christian McCullough churned out at Vena Cava this morning. With Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface as his reference point, McCullough did something a little unexpected: “I’m bringing back heavy makeup for summer,” the face-painter said, describing his layered navy and bright coral color palette. ”It’s dangerously heading into Joan Collins territory, because it’s a full face,” he joked. (Editor’s note: We hold both Pfeiffer and Collins in the highest regard as beauty icons, so McCullough’s heavy-handed application was A-OK by us.) Eyes were covered with metallic navy MAC eye shadows in Contrast and Graphology, which McCullough dragged across lids and out into a winged tip toward the temples. With most girls sporting fuller, natural brows, only a slight etching of brow pencil was added to arches for definition. MAC lipstick in Morange and MAC Pro Amplified Creme lipstick in Neon Orange provided the bright pouts, while its Mineralize blush in Dainty, a pinkish gold, brought color onto the cheeks as well. With so much focus on the face, hairstylist Ted Gibson had little choice but to prep tresses with his Tame It Shine Lotion and pull them back into texturized low-slung chignons. Seeing as how Gibson is not one to be denied his own bit of flair, he incorporated a twisted head scarf into the mix to mimic the color-blocking Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai played with in their collection.