Red Carpet Yes or Mess: Yara Martinez

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Actress Yara Martinez wore a ravaging red Black Halo dress paired with nude Palter DeLiso’s Vixen heels to the CBS, CW, & Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party on August 10, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

What do you think about the red on red paired with nude shoe?

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Violet Grey Magazine Unleashes No Ordinary Woman with Kim Kardashian

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What do Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Kardashian West have in common?

VIOLET GREY’s magazine, The Violet Files, latest cover story unites these three iconic figures through the eyes of the biggest makeup genius of this generation and #NoOrdinaryWoman herself — Pat McGrath.

Over her 25+ year career, McGrath has been the makeup brilliance alongside some of the greatest photographers of our time — Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton, and Peter Lindbergh. In her first Cover Story for The Violet Files, McGrath was commissioned to celebrate Hollywood iconography through the transformative power of makeup — transforming pop-culture icon Kim Kardashian West into Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic character in the 1963 film, Cleopatra.

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When Cleopatra was released in 1963, Elizabeth Taylor was arguably the most famous woman in the world. Fifty two years later, Kim Kardashian West is arguably the most famous woman in popular culture.

“Elizabeth Taylor’s makeup in Cleopatra has been reacted countless times, but for Kim I wanted to create a version that has never been done before, a futuristic 3D version. I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture, and of course to the rich exotic character that Taylor played in this role,” says Ms. McGrath.

“It’s really exciting to do this project with Pat, and to celebrate the lost glamour of Hollywood through a modern lens, evoking that nostalgia and emotional connection. She’s just the best out there. She’s a real artist,” says Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, Founder of VIOLET GREY.

Treat Your Skin to the Best by Rodan + Fields

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Ever had one of those days where under your eyes just looked like weeks of lost sleep that not even your favorite concealer could correct? It might be time to redefine your skin with Rohan + Fields. With several corrective products designed to unblemish, tighten, smooth, reverse signs of aging/dark spots, and redefine your beauty, their products will give your face almost instant rejuvenation. The most effective regimen is to use these products at night before bedtime over the course of 30 days for maximum results.

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Available at www.rodanandfields.com.

Introducing F/W 2015 by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

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WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is pleased to present its latest collection and inspiration that lies ahead for Fall/Winter 2015, a galactic voyage with transcendental themes and influences carefully balanced by the brand¹s calculated design, clean lines and classic aesthetic.
Drawing parallels between the past, the present, and how both inform our future, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart were inspired to construct a universe of their own where technology and science blend with simplicity and modernity. Remaining true to the classic design the brand is known for, the Pearts adorn their streamlined silhouettes with innovative treatments‹matte and metallic leathers, exotic skins and textured finishes‹effectively transforming timeless styles into something entirely new to discover. Plush fabrics, soft lines and a dreamy color palette further soften the collection, evoking optimism and depth for the upcoming season. The result is a collection that feels refreshingly new while still retaining a timeless quality.

More at http://www.wantessentiels.com/us_en/.

 

TAMARA TAYLOR & PAULA ABDUL CARRY KOTUR // 2015 SUMMER TCA TOUR FOX ALL-STAR PARTY

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Actress, singer-songwriter, and television personality Paula Abdul both carried KOTUR to the 2015 Summer TCA Tour FOX All-Star Party at Soho House on August 6, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. Metallic accessories are a DO this season and these ladies were certainly with the program.

For additional information on where to buy and pricing, visit http://www.koturltd.com.

NET-A-PORTER.COM AND AERIN CELEBRATE SUMMER BEAUTY IN THE HAMPTONS

Photo Credit: BFA
Photo Credit: BFA

NET-A-PORTER and AERIN co-hosted a luncheon at a private home in Wainscott to celebrate summer beauty in the Hamptons – an important location for both brands that resonates with their respective audiences. The luncheon commemorated the ongoing partnership between the brands and celebrated the launch of the AERIN summer collection on NET-A-PORTER – a curated edit of summer essentials highlighting the exclusive AERIN Lip Gloss in Waterlily Sun and the bestselling fragrance, Waterlily, inspired by the tranquil gardens of Giverny.

 

 

Photo Credit: BFA
Photo Credit: BFA

 

 

More than 35 guests, including NET-A-POTER President Alison Loehnis, AERIN founder Aerin Lauder, PORTER Magazine Beauty Director Newby Hands, Athena Calderone, Carly Cushine, Clairborne Swanson Frank, Lindsary Ellingson, Jessica Joffe, Natalie Joos, Kelly Klein, Michelle Ochs, Amanda Ross, Tabitha Simmons, amongst others were in attendance to celebrate this highly anticipated event.

Dsquared Opens NY Store with Mary J Blige, Chanel Iman and more

  

 Last night Dean and Dan Caten welcomed the who’s who of the Big Apple at their first New York boutique located in Soho at 402 West Broadway for Moet champagne toast.  Guests included Inga Kozel, Svetlana Acquista, Chanel Iman, Rianne Tan Haken, Cory Bond, Mary J. Blige, Daphne Groenveld, Irina Shayk, Jackie Astier, Laura Love, Lorenzo Martone, Miguel Iglesias, Fei Fei Sun, Sasha Luss, Mina Cvetkovic, and Tyson Beckford among others.  The celebration continued at Indochine with a private dinner where joined in the festivities.

  

AVON LAUNCHES OUTSPOKEN FRESH, A BOLD NEW FRAGRANCE BY FERGIE

  

Avon is thrilled to announce its latest fragrance collaboration with award-winning artist Fergie:Outspoken Fresh. An exotic and bold follow-up to Avon’s trio of bestselling fragrances with Fergie, the intoxicating scent captures the exhilarating rush of the stage.

 

To celebrate the launch, Avon is hosting an exclusive product sweepstakes: Fans can enter for a chance to win one of 100 bottles of the new fragrance, with 25 lucky winners receiving bottles signed by Fergie by inviting friends to enter. To enter the sweeps:  http://avon4.me/18ovLdT

 
For more information on the new scent and behind-the-scenes footage from Avon’s shoot with Fergie, please visit here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7466351-avon-fergie-fragrance/

Waist Training Made Easy with Dr. Rollins

  

 

It seems like every other day my Instagram feed is filled with celebs rocking a waist trainer. Women have been trying to achieve the perfect hour glass figure since the 1800s. Now this dream body is back stronger than ever with celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Kim K., and Scarlett Johansson strutting their full and fit figures on the red carpet. No wonder waist trainers are one of the most popular items on the market.  Though they look sexy in a slightly painful way I can’t help but think there has to be an easier method to achieve this fit curvaceous figure. Thanks to Dr. Rollins, Hollywood’s premiere cosmetic surgeon, this coveted hour glass shape can be achieved without enduring pain or spending countless hours at the gym. His revolutionary Airsculpt Laser Liposculpture procedure allows patients to attain a sculpted body with three simple steps.

 

·         Step 1: numb the fat

·         Step 2: laser and melt the fat and tighten the skin

·         Step 3: use the airbrush laser lipo tool (smallest possible tube) to gently remove fat without hurting other tissues.

 

 

Before and After Pics of Dr. Rollins Procedure

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DAVID YURMAN SOHO BOUTIQUE GRAND OPENING BENEFITS NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN



David Yurman, America’s premier fine jewelry and timepiece designer, hosted the grand opening of its Soho Boutique. In partnership with New Yorkers For Children, a portion of the evening’s proceeds benefitted the organization. Music for the event was presented by Mia Moretti.


Attendees included Amy McFarland, Dana Auslander and Marisa BrownChristina Hendricks, Pete Wentz, Cuba Gooding Jr, Robin Roberts, Katrina Bowden, Selita Ebanks, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Ariel Foxman, Benjamin Bashein, Derek Blasberg, Dayssi Kanavos, Elizabeth Kurpis, Glenda Bailey, Lydia Fenet, Robbie Myers, Stefano Tonchi, and Zani Gugelman. 

Oprah Interviews Carmen Ejogo for VIOLET GREY

Exclusively for VIOLET GREY’s The Violet Files magazine, Oprah Winfrey talks to Selma star Carmen Ejogo about their Oscar-nominated film, the life-changing potential of a bubble bath, and the importance of beauty.




 

Shot at a private estate in Los Angeles, the story went live at VIOLETGREY.com this morning, Wednesday, February 11th.




 

O.W.: What was it like knowing there was a woman—a black woman—behind the camera, managing and directing the entire experience.

C.E.: I have been in this business long enough to know that Ava had to exhibit some very special qualities  not to mention stamina—to get to a place where she was taken seriously. I ultimately felt that what she had undertaken was quite incredible and trailblazing, not to mention that she was doing it with such grace, vision and leadership.

 

O.W.: That’s what I admire, her ability to lead that group really. Okay, so let’s do some fun ones. What’s the best night of your life and why? 
C.E.: Yikes! That’s really hard. What would yours be?

 

O.W.: Well, the best night of my life was actually recently. It was pouring rain. I had a fire and the dogs were here and Stedman was in his office and I was curled up on a sofa reading the most exquisite book. I had a hundred and twenty-some pages to go and I just looked around the room and thought, “I am so happy. I mean, God, I am so happy! I hope it rains all night or at least until I finish this book!”

 

C.E.: What was the book?

O.W.: You must get it! It’s called Ruby. It’s by a first-time African-American novelist named Cynthia bond. It now goes on my list of top five all-time great books, which includes Roots and To Kill A Mockingbird. It’s a love story and the language is just astounding. So anyway, it was the combination of rain, a chill in the air, dogs and a good book. That’s it.

C.E.: One of my most enjoyable evenings was around a campfire in the mountains of Colorado. I was with my mom and two kids and we spent the entire night singing songs and telling stories about each other. It was just one of those really wonderful family moments.

 

O.W.: What are the most important qualities in a romantic partner?

C.E.: Kindness, empathy, compassion, passion, and a sense of humor. And intelligence. I’m a sucker for somebody that’s got serious brain power.

 

O.W.: It’s a good turn-on, isn’t it? So what comes first for you, kindness or intelligence?

C.E.: Kindness, actually. I’ve been with the intelligent guy who’s mean-spirited and a real jerk. That’s no fun to be around. Intelligence starts to get pretty dull if it’s not coupled with kindness.

 

O.W.: Oh, that’s really good. Are you a bath or shower woman?

C.E.: Baths. Absolutely. I’ve got the lavender essential oils and the whole routine down at this point.

 

O.W.: I was in Provence last summer, antiquing, and found this pure oil that they harvest in the lavender fields. I have a gallon of it that I transfer to different bottles by my bathtub. It’s an art form for me, bathing. So you’re a woman after my own heart.

C.E.:  I’ve had as many as maybe three, maybe four baths in a day. Is that really excessive?

 

O.W.: Oh, you beat me. I think one every night is enough. But I will not take a bath without some kind of bubbles. As a kid I would use Ivory liquid soap and Joy dishwashing detergent because I didn’t want to clean the tub. 

 

O.W.: Okay, I love this game: if you could invite three people, dead or alive, to your home for a dinner party, who would they be and what would you serve?

C.E.: I’d invite Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife. I want to know more about what made that woman tick. She was quite a fascinating creature. I would also invite Gandhi. Now let me lighten the whole scene up with Reggie Watts. He’s this awesome, out of his mind comedian who I’m a little bit obsessed with. As far as the menu, it would be a potluck dinner. Gandhi could bring some Indian food, Josephine would bring a French dish, and I would make my three favorite desserts: banofee pie, crème brulee and panna cotta.

 

O.W.: How important is being beautiful to you?

C.E.: I think my definition of beautiful has shifted over time. It means something different than it did when I was fifteen and aware that how I looked had power. Now it’s more about character and having something to say. When I see those things in someone, I find that very attractive, particularly in women. It’s important for me to set an example for my daughter so I actively try to stay away from projects or situations that make me too hung up on the exterior. To be honest that’s always been a criteria for choosing work, avoiding the vanity trap. 

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