Get the Look: Lupita Nyong’o in Lancôme at the 2015 Academy Awards


Inspiration: A modern take on 20’s glamour. Makeup Artist Nick Barose gave Lancôme Ambassadress Lupita Nyong’o a metallic, smokey eye paired with a romantic aubergine lip.

· Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
· Génifique Eye Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate
· La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
· NEW Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact in 500 (available April 2015)
· Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit in 550
· Blush Subtil Shimmer in Petite Pomegranate
· Le Duo Stick in Suede

· Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolor Base in Sienne #5
· Artliner in Noir
· Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir
· Color Design 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee
· Grandiôse Mascara

· Kiehl’s Lip Balm
· Le Lipstique Lip Coloring Stick in Sheer Chocolate
· L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Aubergine Velvet

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For the 2015 Academy Awards, mark. Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan worked with Best Supporting Actress Nominee Laura Dern.

“Laura is wearing a gorgeous metallic pewter custom Alberta Ferretti dress which immediately sparked the idea of incorporating all different metallic shades in the makeup. Instead of using the same metallic tones as the dress I wanted to play with different shades and include mauves and bronze metallics into the look,” Kelsey said.


Here’s how to get Laura’s look:
1. Kelsey prepped Laura’s skin with a thin layer of Murad Hydrodynamic Moisturizing Cream followed by Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield to smooth fine lines and creases.
2. After the skin was hydrated, Kelsey took a medium fluffy brush and applied a thin veil of Chanel VitaLumiere Foundation to Laura’s face and décolletage.
3. To accentuate Laura’s cheeks, Kelsey applied Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura followed with mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes for a rosy radiant glow.
4. Laura’s metallic eyes were created from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation. Kelsey swept the #1 shimmery bone color across the brow bone under the brows, the #2 pewter color across Laura’s entire lid and finished with the # 3 warm brown shade in the crease and outer corners of the eye.
INSIDER TIP: By keeping the darker shades in the crease and outer corners, the eyes will appear larger.
5. For a subtle addition of color under the eye, Kelsey swept a little of the # 3 metallic brown from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Metal Eyes under the bottom lashes.
6. She defined the eyes by applying a thin line of Avon Super Shock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Intense Brown across the top lash line and finished off the eyes with a couple generous coats of NEW Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara in Blackest Black.
7. To complement Laura’s metallic eyes and luminous skin, Kelsey kept the lips natural with a hint of pink by using NEW Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in Honey Flower.

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Jenna Dewan Looks Stunning with Sleek Modern Hair from KMS California at The Oscar’s 2015

All eyes were on Jenna Dewan on the Oscar’s red carpet with her sleek modern ponytail and her stunning Zuhair Murad couture dress. Celebrity hairstylist, Derek Williams, said, “I love Jenna’s darker hair color in contrast to the white dress and really wanted to show off her eyes.” This was the inspiration to keep the hair sleek and modern with some added slight texture to the ponytail.


To get this look, first Derek started with Jenna’s hair towel dried and applied KMS California FREESHAPE hot flex crème ($20.99) and blew it dry straight using a flat brush.

Once dry, Derek went over Jenna’s hair with a flat iron for a more smooth finish, concentrating it on the ends of her hair. Then he ran a dime sized amount of KMS California SILKSHEEN polishing serum ($13.50) throughout her hair for shine and brushed it back into a low, sleek ponytail.

To finish off the look Derek sprayed Jenna’s ponytail with KMS California HAIRSTAY dry xtreme hairspray ($18.99) to give the ponytail some slight texture and movement.



THE LOOK: Elegant, polished and refined

INSPIRATION: Inspired by Penelope Tree’s pre-fringe look, celebrity hairstylist Blake Erik gave Gwyneth Paltrow a simple, chic, and beautifully sleek look.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:
To begin, Blake washed the hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Shampoo and Conditioner.
Next, he prepped the hair by applying John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer.
Then, Blake blowdried her hair straight using a round brush.
For added sleekness, he flat-ironed hair from the chin down, keeping the lift at the roots from her blowout.
Next, he created a deep side part and sectioned off the front side of the hair on both sides. The remaining back side of the hair was parted at ear level and pinned up.
Blake then brushed the front sections back and under the pinned hair. He tied both sections together using a clear elastic band and let the remaining hair fall over the secured sections.
For a touchable finish, he spritzed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairsprayall over her hair.

RITA ORA BRINGS BRIT STYLE TO THE OSCARS The Rimmel Ambassador Showcases The London Look At The Oscars 2015

Rimmel ambassador Rita Ora showed-off her inimitable London style at The Oscars. Kathy Jeung’s inspiration for Rita’s Looks was Hollywood glamour. Rita was wearing a navy satin strapless Marchessa gown with metallic embellishment paired with sleek modern hair. To compliment her look, Kathy wanted to do a classic makeup look with a twist: a cat eye with navy eyeliner instead of the usual black. The look was completed with long lush lashes, contouring, bronzer, soft pink blush and a satin texture nude lip.

To get this look Kathy applied Rimmel London 25 Hour Foundation with Comfort Serum with a brush then further blended it with a makeup sponge. Then Kathy brushed Rimmel London Mono Blush on Rita’s cheeks for a pop of color.

For Rita’s eyes, Kathy used Rimmel London ScandalEyes Thick and Thin Liquid Pen Eyeliner and Rimmel ScandalEyes Shadow Stick in Naughty Navy over the black liner along the upper lash line. Next enhance Kathy finished Rita’s eyes with Rimmel London Wonder’lash Mascara with Argan Oil in Black.

To complete this look, Kathy used Provocalips in Dare to Pink.



THE LOOK: A modern take on classic, 40s waves

INSPIRATION: Inspired by the sleek and beautiful lines of Reese Witherspoon’s dress, celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel gave the Best Actress Nominee a deep middle part that transitioned into soft cascading waves for the red carpet tonight. “I wanted to play up the duality of texture and create a look that had strength and softness at the same time,” said Adir.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:
Adir started by creating a severe middle part and then applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse from roots to mid shaft to towel-dried hair.
To continue building the perfect foundation, Adir applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer from roots to ends before blow-drying hair away from the face with a medium-sized round brush.
Once dry, Adir tucked hair behind both ears and pinned into place. “A great tip to avoid dents in the hair is to use a business card and hair clip to hold the style in place,” said Adir.
To create the soft waves in the back, Adir used a 1″ curling iron and curled the hair in a barrel curl from ends to mid shaft, pinning them in place to cool down. He continued that motion throughout the entire back section of the hair that was down.
Before removing the cooled curls from their pin set, Adir sprayed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray. He then removed all the pins and let the hair drop, applying more hairspray on a paddle brush and brushing out the curls into a smooth 1940’s wave.
Adir then removed the business cards that were holding the front structure of the hair in place and applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum with a coloring brush to create duality in texture.
To finish, Adir spritzed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray to lock in style all night.



THE STYLIST: John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh

THE LOOK: A return to clean lines – simple and chic.

THE INSPIRATION: Nod to the 60’s with a modern touch

• Use Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer on wet hair to prep the sleek and straight look.
• Next, apply Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse evenly in sections to control frizz.
• Blow-dry hair in sections using a round brush and then flat iron the ends for a smooth, clean finish.
• Create a severe side part.
• To finish, spray Frizz Ease KeraFLEX Hairspray to hold the style.
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At Jenny Packham majestic palettes, rich with texture, were what this season’s collection comprised of. Slinky from form fitting gowns, full skirts with coquettish slits and contemporary separates of midi palazzo pants, tailored flared trousers, peter pan collars and statement jackets accompanied by painterly hues of nightfall blue, emerald green, black tulip and cocoa are accented with bright bursts of poppy red and paprika orange.

Exquisite fabrics; draped duchess satin, opulent velvet and delicate lace are adorned with oversized textual sequins and intricate beadwork of crystals and pearls, each garment exuding a sense of drama inspired by the spirit of Garreta’s women.

Earlier this year, I visited the Prado Museum in Madrid – home to the world’s largest collection of artworks by Spanish greats including El Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Murillo. Amongst these masterpieces it was the alluring, flirtatious scenes by the lesser known nineteenth century artists Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, that really captivated me.

Garreta’s subjects are society women. Beautiful and fashionable, they are confident, seductive and intriguing. Working with oil on canvas, he conveys the sumptuous fashions of nineteenth century style; satin, feathers, porcelain and velvet, with a beautiful luminosity.



IMG and DHL will kick off the second cycle of DHL Exported tomorrow at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. DHL Exported is a global platform that offers regionally established designers the opportunity to expand their businesses internationally. Last fall, designers Francesca Liberatore, Hakaan Yildirim, Christopher and Nicholas Kunz and Henry Holland left their home turf for the opportunity to further their brand footprint in one of four international markets.

The designers now return to their new locations for a second round, this time as local favorites. The Fall 2015 collections will be debuted as follows:

• FRANCESCA LIBERATORE February 18, 2015
o Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, The Salon at Lincoln Center
• H by HAKAAN YILDIRIM February 24, 2015
o London Fashion Week, Somerset House
• NICHOLAS K February 27, 2015
o Milan Fashion Week, Palazzo Clerici
• HOUSE OF HOLLAND March 20, 2015
o Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, Hall A

As part of the DHL Exported Program, designers receive a fully produced runway show for two consecutive seasons along with marketing and PR as well as logistics support for the duration of the program.

ELIE TAHARI FW15 Presentation

Susan Sarandon, Real Housewives of New York stars Carole Radziwill, Heather Thompson, and Kristen Taekman, and Damsel in Dior blogger Jacey Duprie, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo, Harper’s Bazaar’s Editor in Chief Glenda Bailey, ELLE’s Editor in Chief, Robbie Myers, Neiman Marcus’s President Jim Gold and Neiman Marcus’s Fashion Director Ken Downing all attended the presentation.


Elie Tahari transformed the ground floor of his vault store location into an “Urban Forest” for his Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Collection Presentation. World-renowned model, Carmen Dell’Orefice closed the presentation by posing atop a zebra in the store window for passerby to witness.

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