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Beauty Bytes: New Hues

March 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Sephora launches color collection with Pantone based around 2012’s color of the year, Tangerine Tango. Orange is a tough color to wear but Frida Gustavsson is looking ten kinds of phenomenal in the ads. If you’re down in Meatpacking stop by the special Tangerine Tango pop up now through March 30th.

Polyvore launches beauty segment, now you can use the popular fashion site to search for new beauty products too.

In beauty contract news, in case you’ve been living under a rock Arizona Muse is the newest face of Estee Lauder. Lily Cole is becomes the very first face (and body) of the The Body Shop.

One of our favorite skincare lines REN, raises the bar for itself yet again with a controversial new ad campaign that is certain to raise a few eyebrows. The beautiful done video is sensual, unexpected and gets to the heart of what you can do when you feel confident about your skin aka get rid of all the clothes and get down to business!

Fashionista catalogs all the beauty looks in the Hunger Games – may the odds be ever in their favor.

NARS is set to launch color collection based on Andy Warhol – we think the king of Pop art would approve.

Was F/W 12 the season of the brunette? With high fashion blondes like Heidi Mount, Jessica Stam & Patricia van der Vliet all going for darker hues, are we seeing the beginnings of a mini-beauty revolution?

Backstage at Maiyet, we learn a thing or two about Sunday Riley’s new cosmetics line.

Calvin Klein steps back into the beauty arena with the launch of their new cK One Color collection. Launching in April with with over a 130 different products to choose from the line aims to be comprehensive and connect with consumers. Take a look at the flawless beauty looks at the F/W CK presentation.

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#OVERTHETOP

March 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Italia has never shied from controversy and its March cover story has people talking left and right. From The Huffington Post, to Jezebel debate is raging over whether or not the story is in poor taste, misguided and/or exploiting negative stereotypes about blacks and Latinos. On the Vogue Italia website, the inspiration for the story is listed asmessy drags: untidy, dishevelled, counter-intuitive cross-dressers.” Meanwhile Jezebel’s intrepid Jenna Sauers, found direct links between the hair styles featured in the editorial and the gallery of Ghetto Fabulous Edible Hair dos. We can’t help but wonder what the originators of those colorful, candy-inspired styles think of the VI story and its intentions.

Controversy aside, the Steven Meisel cover of Joan Smalls marks the first time a black model has been on the cover of VI since the infamous Black Issue, which makes another triumph for Joan. Getting a VI cover is always a coup for a model, but considering how rare it is to see a woman of color fronting the world’s most influential fashion mag, this is kind of a big deal. Perhaps the greater controversy is the fact that there are multi-year periods where we just don’t see  people of color on the covers of our fashion mags.

Styling: Lori Goldstein  | Makeup: Pat McGrath |  Hair: Jimmy Paul | Models: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Coco Rocha, Guinevere Van Seenus, Jessica Stam, Karen Elson, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld


See the full Haute Mess story on Vogue.It

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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful

November 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Following in the footsteps of Niki Taylor, Tyra Banks and Angela Lindvall before her Jessica Stam is the latest face of Covergirl. The Lip Perfection collection promises to take the latest colors off the runway and onto your lips and who better to embody the mix of high fashion & affordable luxury than Stam? Her look connects with everyone from the edgiest editorial clients, to the girl next door.

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Transformers

August 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel and Edward Enninful craft an inspired story for W Magazine that tributes timeless fashion icons with a little help from today’s best models and a certain super who needs no introduction whatsoever.

View the entire story on W Magazine.com 

HAIR Jimmy PaulMAKEUP Pat McGrath MANICURE Jin Soon Choi

Linda Evangelista as Zizi Jeanmaire

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Love U 4 Life

March 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Jessica Stam has long been a fashion favorite for her ability to bridge the gap between aloof elegance and downtown edgel. Is it any wonder then that RUSSH has picked her for their latest covergirl? Issue 39 features Stam looking edgy yet refined in a shoot by Will Davidson, styled by Stevie Dance. Sporting her own vintage rock t-shirts one minute and looks from Proenza and Alaia the next, Stam is the definition of cool and the perfect fit for the issue’s music theme. For more from this issue, check out Russh’s website.

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Wild At Heart

February 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

i-D (online at i-Donline.com) keeps things edgy with their pre-Spring cover featuring Ajak Deng. The wild hair, bold makeup and Ajak’s take on the i-D wink combine in this striking image by Emma Summerton. Perfect for the Livin’ Loud Issue!

BONUS: 5 more incredible covers featuring Chanel Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Wasson, Jessica Stam, Liu Wen, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Milou Van Groesen, Rose Cordero, Jeneil Williams, Hedi Slimane & Vanessa Paradis

Ajak Deng by Emma Summerton



Liu Wen
, Kirsi PyrhonenJeneil Williams, Milou Van Groesen & Rose Cordero by Josh Olins

Hedi Slimane, illustration by Dani Tull

Chanel Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Wasson & Jessica Stam by Kayt Jones

Vanessa Paradis by Paolo Roversi

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Easy, Breezy

October 7th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Does anyone do nonchalance better than Jessica Stam? The perennial cool blonde always looks like she’s lounging, even when dressed in head to toe finery. For this month’s British Vogue, Lina Scheynius taps into Stam’s sleepy-eyed charm for a chill editorial styled by Bay Garnett and the results are sensational.



Image Credit | NoirFacade

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Visual Branding

August 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing conveys the identity of a brand quite like its advertising and more and more mainstream fashion brands are attempting to tweak their image via campaigns that utilize fashion’s biggest powerplayers. Case in point, the F/W campaign for conservative brand, Talbots features the edgy pairing of Linda Evangelista and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Meanwhile Jones New York enlists Annie Leibovitz and a slew of top names like Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam, Hana Soukupova, Jacquetta Wheeler, Du Juan, Yasmin WarsameAminata Niaria and Ujjwala Raut for their ads. Not to be left in the dust, mall staple Esprit enlists Coco Rocha for its collection ads and Anne Vyalitsyna, Du Juan and Missy Rayder by Mariano Vivanco for the mainline.

The addition of a familiar (and fashionable) face can add a layer of cool to a brand’s image, but does the trick work? Did any of these ads enhance your opinion of the labels in question? Tell us.


Linda for Talbots


Jones New York’s impressive cast

Esprit chose top models like Coco, Missy, Du & Anne V for both its lines

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