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Eaux De NYFW

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That Diptyque is fashion’s favorite home fragrance house is fairly well documented; take a peek through any “insider’s picks” story in any number of glossies and one of its scented votives reliably makes the cut. But the Boulevard Saint-Germain-based brand is making the relationship official this season by “scenting” a number of designers’ shows. The intoxicating, sweet aroma in the lobby at the New York Public Library yesterday at Victoria Beckham’s presentation came courtesy of 60 Diptyque candles in Figuier; Rachel Zoe chose five of the rose and black current-tinged Baies; Wes Gordon blended two of its woodsy Feu de Bois with two of the resinous Opopanax; while Jenni Kayne opted for a trio of Feu de Bois, Opopanax, and the warm and sensual Santal. Diptyque’s when-fragrance-met-fashion experiment won’t end in New York, either. Style.com has learned that wafts of its classic Roses and Figuiers luminaries will mingle as editors peruse Equipment’s new collection at Le Crillon in Paris come March.

Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque

Seeing Red, Backstage At Victoria Beckham

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According to Redken creative consultant Guido Palau, Victoria Beckham is still creating her image. “Her image has been her, but she’s really moving away from that, and over the next few seasons it will become more apparent.” There’s still a ton of Victoria in everything Beckham does, though—which is to say that her special brand of streamlined sex appeal continues to be inherent to her collections, their beauty components included.

To complement her Fall offering, Palau opted for very simple, minimal hair, as we’ve seen him do at shows like Alexander Wang already this week. “This woman is much more rich, much more uptown,” he said, comparing the two shows, both of which included blow-outs with Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion and extensions that were razor-cut into a uniform, blunt length. The key difference was that Beckham’s models got deep side parts and a super-flat, glossy finish. “It’s dead, dead flat,” Palau reiterated, coating the sides of the head with Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist and smoothing out the hairline with its Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel for “a little flash in front.”

“You don’t need to build hair up for glamor,” he insisted—although adding a gorgeous, velvety red lip to the equation certainly helps. “[Victoria] wanted the girls to look really strong and beautiful but still fresh,” makeup artist Diane Kendal explained, prepping skin with a combination of Sunday Riley Juno Serum and its Good Genes, which she topped off with Riley’s brand-new Tinted Primer for a veil of light coverage. As for that perfect crimson mouth, Kendal precisely lined lips before using a brush to paint on strokes of Riley’s new Lipstick in Persuasive. To add intensity and “a more modern feel,” Kendal dusted Riley’s Soft Focus Loose Powder in Transparent Light onto the pigment, topping that off with a sprinkle of bright orange blush. “It gives a little more of an edge,” Kendal said of the matted-down mouth, a trend that’s becoming an early favorite among face painters in New York.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

NYFW Backstage Beauty Alert: Sunday Riley Takes Manhattan

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Last season, we broke the news that skincare guru Sunday Riley had teamed up with makeup artist Diane Kendal on a new makeup line that debuted backstage at Maiyet and Vanessa Bruno in Paris. After a stellar performance for Spring, it’s perhaps unsurprising that we’ve got some more news to break for Fall: Style.com just learned that Riley has landed a few impressive makeup sponsorships in New York, where her full line of complexion perfectors will be used backstage at Helmut Lang, Victoria Beckham, and The Row. These last two shows are particularly of note, as they have previously been showcases for big-name brands like Lancôme and Estée Lauder. But now it’s Riley’s foundations, eye shadows, lipsticks, and the like that will be in the very capable hands of Kendal as well as makeup artists Lisa Butler and Tom Pecheux, when the shows commence next week. In a word, pumped!

Photo: Courtesy of Sunday Riley

Victoria’s Fringe Benefits; A Bloody Good Fragrance; And More…

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Victoria Beckham has bangs! The new mother sports a heavy fringe on the cover of Numéro Tokyo’s March issue. [Huff Po]

Cameron Diaz has also experienced a bit of a hair makeover, stepping out with a brushed back style at the Atelier Versace couture show in Paris over the weekend. [Hollywood Life]

The Brazilian blowout has been replaced in its country of origin by a new service designed to rehab overprocessed strands that have been exposed to toxins from the highly-contested salon straightening treatment. It’s called Beleza Natural, it focuses on capillary density to treat kinky texture, and it may be en route to a stateside salon near you. [Forbes]

Brace yourself for Blood Concept, a new line of four unisex fragrances that are based on “the actual smell of blood.” Twi-hards, rejoice. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Courtesy of Numero Tokyo, March 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Beckham Picks Jo Malone

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Lucky guests at Victoria Beckham’s first full-scale runway collection likely noticed something in the air—something citrusy and spicy, to be exact. If you had trouble placing the familiar aroma as you entered the New York Public Library, allow us to clarify things: Style.com has just learned that Beckham enlisted the help of her favorite British-based perfume brand, Jo Malone, to scent the walkway to her show. Assembling over 100 individual votives on the building’s storied steps, VB layered her personal favorite Jo Malone scents—Lime Basil & Mandarin and Grapefruit—to create a delightful bespoke concoction. Just another way the pop star-turned-designer has shown
that she’s got every little detail covered.

Photo: Courtesy of Jo Malone