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16 posts tagged "Ted Gibson"

The Beatles on Beauty, Designers Discuss the Power of Scent, and More


The Ed Sullivan ShowAll you need is not love, apparently, but good pancake makeup and eyeliner. Riccie Johnson, a makeup artist for CBS News, recounts the time she applied makeup on The Beatles for The Ed Sullivan Show, where the legendary quartet performed their first U.S. concert 50 years ago. (In a heartwarming twist, Sir Paul McCartney remembered her 40 years later.) [CBS]

Some designers use elaborate backdrops or whimsical installations to showcase their clothing (Marc Jacobs’ swan song at Louis Vuitton, anyone?), while others simply let the garments speak for themselves. But this season, designers are using another element to enhance their vision on the runway: fragrance. “Having a scent element in the show definitely complements the experience,” designer Joseph Altuzarra told the New York Times.

High-end hairstylists—think Sally Hershberger, Julien Farel, and Ted Gibson—are charging almost $1,000 for a haircut and a blow-out. The reason for such pricey trims? A “well-honed artistic vision and eye for detail,” cites the Wall Street Journal.

Versace is launching a made-to-measure couture fragrance this month. With ingredients personally chosen by Donatella herself—tuberose, jasmine, and violet—each bottle of Gianni Versace Couture will come in a napa leather case dyed to match their key ingredient. [WWD]

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Lupita Nyong’o: A Pre-Red Carpet Play-By-Play


Manicurist Deborah Lippmann snapped an exclusive behind-the-scenes SAG Awards diary for Here, she shares all the details leading up to Lupita Nyong’o's big night—including the winning combination of lacquers used to get her gilded tips:


Lippmann’s jam-packed kit.


A beauty triple threat: Lippmann with hairstylist Ted Gibson (left) and makeup artist Nick Barose (right).


The inspiration behind Nyong’o's metallic mani: her shimmery minaudière.


“The glam squad.”


“Her nails were a big decision. In fact, this combination of Swagga Like Us and Chain Reaction was the fifth combination of colors we used. First we went with Believe, then Nefertiti, and then we tried each of the colors alone (Swagga Like Us and Chain Reaction). We ended up [here] because it was bold—and award shows deserve a little va-va-voom! Looks like it all paid off.”

A Hollywood Coiffing Coup; More News On Balenciaga’s New Fragrance; And More…


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]

Photo: Courtesy of Coty Prestige

Cos Bar, Now At Target; Eau de Carven: It’s Happening; And More…


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]

Photo: Courtesy of Cos Bar

Emily Blunt, Class Act; Katy Perry is Gellin’; And More…


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]

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