July 11 2014

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Donatella Talks Beauty Maintenance; Caffeine Does A Body Good; And More…


VFiles has just launched a new video series called Pretty Global, which follows top international models as they experience the wacky world of beauty treatments. First up is Issue 4 star Xiao Wen Ju, who tries her hand—or should we say cheeks and jaw?—at a session of facial yoga. [V Files]

At Vogue U.K.’s Vogue Festival in London this weekend, Donatella Versace revealed a little insight into her beauty regimen. “I stopped working with a personal trainer, as he wouldn’t let me smoke,” the formidable Italian designer admitted, adding “I’m not like this genetically. I use tons of cream and take care of my hair and skin.” [Vogue U.K.]

First came the aloe-vera-infused jeans that claim to moisturize parched limbs as you wear them, and now comes word of caffeine-tinged shapewear designed to break down cellulite while creating a smoother silhouette. What will they think of next? [Daily Mail]

Celebrity beauty deals are starting to get ugly. As Katy Perry faces a legal battle with her hair care endorsement company, ghd, Selena Gomez is apparently being sued by her fragrance licensing company, Adrenalina, for pulling out of her contract unexpectedly and for what they allege to be “nonsensical reasons.” [Perez Hilton]

The “Rachel” has apparently beget the “Thatcher.” Since Margaret Thatcher’s death earlier this month, many a Briton has reportedly requested the former Prime Minister’s signature set at the hair salon. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Fillipo Fior /

The 411: Xiao Wen Ju


Model Xiao Wen Ju has been a designer favorite since she first hit the fashion scene from her native China two years ago, and her runway rise remained steady for Fall. Walking shows like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Oscar de la Renta, Thakoon, Peter Pilotto, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Kenzo, Nina Ricci, and Chanel, the petite powerhouse scored a portfolio in the new issue of—and a whole new crop of fans—in the process. Here, Xiao Wen reveals her low-maintenance skincare regimen—”I’ve never done a facial!” she admits—and her top five beauty bets for fashion week and beyond.

The House of Hair: Salon Shizen
“All of the hairstylists there are really nice.”
627 East Sixth Street, NYC, (212) 777-2128;

The Skin Savior: Avène

“Avène cold cream is a must-have for me, because after I’ve done lots of makeup, my skin changes to really sensitive. [This] repairs my skin.”

The Lip Love: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils
“These are not dry or too shiny, and the color is always nice.”

The Strands Stress Reliever: Kérastase Resistance Masque Force Architecte
“This repairs damaged hair. It really helps my hair after the stress of fashion week.”


The Body Builders: Grand Meridian Clinic
“Hot yoga is good for your inside, boxing is for your body work, and I always do acupuncture here.”
211 Grand Street, NYC, 212-965-1503;

Photo: Matt Irwin for, Fall 2013