The Frenchism, which translates closest to “bringing out the best in a woman,” meant an all-natural palette, intended to exude an image that was “chic, sophisticated, but not too made up.” This was the Modus Operandi for Peter Philips, Chanel’s creative director of makeup. Continue reading “Mis en beauté for Chanel Cruise 2011/12 by Peter Philips” »
Lloyd Simmonds, make-up artist extraordinaire…
A native of British Columbia, Lloyd, first made a name for himself as a make-up artist in the world of theater and ballet. Continue reading “A touch of Drama: Lloyd Simmonds” »
Chanel Iman lands her first fragrance campaign for DKNY Be Delicious “The fragrance for women”, you can purchase Be Delicious by heading over to DKNY. ”A refreshing scent in an iconic apple-shaped bottle tempts you to take a bite out of life. A sophisticated blend of apples, exotic flowers and woods creates a fresh, juicy [...]
Up the moon down the sun,
Summer and then some.
Carnival in the sand,
Peanut butter and jelly:
Paradise in your two hands…
Pilati’s precarious pedestal, Sexual extremes, Cutting a new cloth, Prada shuns Milan Borsa, Anne the angel
Balanced on Fashion’s Wobbly Pedestal: as the New York Times puts it…and God only knows what Pierre Berge and the French are saying….“In total, Mr. Pilati has been a designer for nearly 30 years, during which time he has had highs and lows, wrestled with drug abuse, and constantly questioned his place in fashion and whether the pressures are worth it.’I have worked and worked and worked hard again… I [...]
Have you ever wondered where some of these nifty and unique, and sometimes, to be quite frank, rather odd beauty tips came from? One could spend hours researching them…More often than not, they are beauty tips and tricks that have been passed down from either people who personally guinea-pigged themselves trying them, or by beauty pros that figured out how to apply them. Nevertheless, there is an abundance of them, and not surprisingly, they can really work to aid you in improving your look and feel.
Here are four beauty tips that you can try at home:
1. Combat wrinkles on your face using ice cubes. Sounds really outlandish and ever so chilly, doesn’t it? The trick is taking an ice cube from the freezer and rubbing it slowly on the wrinkles of your face until it melts, each evening. It can help the skin stiffen and reduce the signs of wrinkles.
2. Substituting conditioner for shaving cream…no way! Lots of gals reach for the bar soap when they run out of shaving cream. However, conditioner is a better bet because it softens your hair and skin, making shaving a breeze.
3. Treat your eyelash curler like a curling iron for best results. That’s right, you didn’t read wrong! The easy trick: Apply heat to the curler using your hair dryer for about 10-15 seconds. The heat will greatly ease your curling woes.
4. No more crumbling eyeliner. Before using it, place it in the freezer for about thirty seconds. Say goodbye to it ever crumbling on you again!
Mainstream skin and hair care products are laden with many chemicals that more and more women are turning to the idea of natural beauty. Natural beauty refers to the practice of using only organic ingredients for your skin and hair.
The Facial Cleanser:
The face is often more sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body, so the face must be treated with extra care. For smooth, clear skin, look for a cleanser that does not dry the skin and is not too harsh. Castile soap or glycerin both work very well for cleaning the face without robbing it of precious moisture. Castile soap is an olive oil based soap, while glycerin is a kind of soap specifically for sensitive skin. Both these types of soaps can be made at home.
Adding exfoliation to your daily skin care routine can help boost your skin’s vibrancy and vitality. Exfoliating removes the top layer of dead skin, which blocks off oxygen and sunlight to the healthy skin below, thereby giving your face a dull appearance. Exfoliating before cleansing will strip off this unnecessary layer and provide you with naturally glowing skin. In choosing an exfoliator, look for one that is primarily composed of natural ingredients. Sample a pea-sized amount, and rub between your fingers. The consistency should be grainy without sharp and uneven particles that could potentially scratch the skin. You could actually make your own exfoliator using papaya and a few ingredients you normally find at home: a papaya beauty mask for instance. receipe coming soon. Continue reading “How to Choose Natural Beauty Products for Glowing Skin and Healthy Hair” »
Today we are honoured to welcome Colin McDowell to our team of contributing editors at The Business of Fashion. In his regular column, we will hear his personal stories, reflections, and insights from over thirty years working in fashion as a designer, educator, critic and commentator. PARIS, France — In the wake of the couture [...]
There is a lot of talk about airbrush makeup these days. Continue reading “Evolutionary Airbrush Makeup” »
MILAN, Italy — When Matteo Marzotto, stylish scion of the Italian fashion dynasty announced in February 2009 that he was acquiring the storied House of Vionnet, owned at the time by Arnaud de Lummen who had already had a go at reviving the sleeping beauty himself, the response from the fashion industry was simultaneously one [...]