Gorgeous Bridal Look Book with RPZL and Kleinfeld

Perfect tresses are essential for every bride, and her bridesmaids, which is why RPZL, the world’s first hair extension bar, has just launched a bridal hair look-book with the help of renowned bridal boutique, Kleinfeld Bridal! Taking inspiration from Kleinfeld’s latest collection, the Headmasters at RPZL are able to perfectly pair each bride’s hair style with her signature bridal look – Boho Braids to Romantic Waves.


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 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, 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. 


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.

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