Katy Perry and a set of eyelashes from her new Color Pop collection.
Photo: Getty Images/Eylure's Facebook page
Nope, you aren't having déjà vu—Katy Perry is releasing yet another set of false eyelashes. Her first Eylure collection, which debuted earlier this year, featured tons of dramatic options to bat your baby blues with, but this time around it's ALL about the hue. Eylure's latest collection with Ms. KP—called Color Pop—involves four sets of oh-so-fun falsies including "Make room for Ka-Boom!" (blue), "Oh Wow, Ka-Pow!" (purple), "It’s m’thing, Ka-Ching!" (green), and "‘Scuse me ma’am, its Ka-Zaam!" (all three colors). Must. Have. Them. All.
In case you haven't noticed, Girls star Lena Dunham has been KILLIN' it in the fash mag department as of late. First there was her punky-meets-schoolgirl-chic ASOS magazine spread, then she went fresh-faced (and flawless!) for i-D's latest cover, and now she's taking us waaay back in her '60s-inspired shoot for Entertainment Weekly. Lena's grown-out pixie cut and gorgeous doe eyes created the perfect canvas for channeling Twiggy's iconic beauty look. She sported a deep part with a slight bouffant in the back paired with super defined brows, heavy lashes, and the oh-so-infamous hand-drawn lower lashes. AMAZING.
Earlier this week, we had a conversation with Diamond Rings' John O'Regan about his performance and music video style, and the way that his look has evolved in the whirlwind couple of years since he burst onto the scene. From dancing in front of a graffiti-covered (greenscreen) wall in leggings and an enormous denim jacket in his video for "All Yr Songs" to wearing a custom-studded leather jacket on Letterman, O'Regan has evolved from rocking vintage and classic sports jerseys and electric glitter makeup to rocking super slick monochrome, on-point accessories, and yeah, still a pop of color once in awhile. He hasn't done it alone either. If you've watched John's videos, particularly "Wait & See" and the more recent "Runaway Love," you might have noticed a little blonde cutie dancing behind him. That's no video extra, oh no, that's John's right hand woman, creative director, stylist, makeup artist, and, yes, cousin, Lisa Howard. Lisa does it all, even HAND STUDDING the leather jackets and sneakers that John wears, and that's no small task. When we saw Lisa at a gathering to celebrate the release of Diamond Rings' sophomore album, Free Dimensional, her fingers were literally bleeding from spending all day studding sneakers for John's Letterman performance. Seeing dedication like that, we knew we had to share her secrets with the world, and she was kind enough to take a break from her breakneck touring schedule to answer all of our pressing questions.
It's pretty hard to compete with the behemoth of awesomeness and innovation that is the Domino's Pizza Tracker, but don't say Pizza Hut isn't trying. What started as a jokey Facebook post to Pizza Hut Canada's page last August has now snowballed into a full-blown IRL eau de pizza bottled fragrance. No, really. Pizza perfume is a thing that actually exists now, thanks to the folks at Pizza Hut. But what we want to know is: would you actually wear it?
Nicki Minaj's new Viva Glam lipstick campaign.
Photo: @MACcosmetics Twitter
You KNOW it's going to be a fantastic day when you're greeted with an image of Nicki Minaj as soon as you turn on your phone to check Twitter first thing. Maybe it's her kooky blonde hair, her yellow bathing suit or her sunshine-y smile, but leave it to Nicki to banish that early morning bleary eyes, foggy brain, and bad mood pretty much IMMEDIATELY. After all, pop stars floating in a pool of purple lipsticks= SO much better than coffee, right?! It's all part of her brand new MAC Viva Glam campaign launching early next year, and we couldn't be more excited. While her former Viva Glam partner-in-crime Ricky Martin was busy working on his own super-smooth lip conditioner, our girl had a solo project of her own in the works. She's trading that Barbie pink lipstick of last season for purple and launching a lavender shade in February. World, are you ready for this?!
I've spent more hours than I would like to admit listening to Will Oldham, a.k.a. Bonnie "Prince" Billy,
rocking back and forth and sobbing imagining what the woodsy singer smells like. Ok so maybe not, maybe I was doing that other thing (but we're not gonna talk about it, ok?) but when I saw that luxury fragrance maker Sanae Intoxicants is releasing a scent with Oldham, I couldn't stop thinking about it. Oldham is a legend, not just for his work as Bonnie "Prince" Billy but also as Palace, Palace Music, and Palace Brothers. In his various incarnations he has created some of the most breathtaking and heartbreaking music, while bending genres and always keeping listeners guessing. With a punk rock approach to classic American folk music, Oldham is a new breed. As such, it's hard to imagine just what such a man would want to smell like. I asked a friend what she thought, and, being totally on my wavelength, she said "beards and tears," but I think it's so much more than that. According to the description of the scent, this isn't some Bon Iver-y woodsmoke, fresh snow, and beard oil, chopping firewood and being romantic fragrance. No, with tobacco, jasmine, and an ingredient we're unsure about called assam oud (which appears to be an oil extracted from agar wood), the scent, we think, without having yet smelled it, resembles the olfactory profile of a summer night spent outside, surrounded by lush plants, in a quiet moment during a raucous adventure. Like Oldham's music, there's nothing cruncy-sounding about the scent, and it's far more sophisticated than simple. Just the combination of tobacco and jasmine is enough to have us totally intrigued, as is the fact that the scent is suitable for both men and women. More info on how you can cop a bottle of Bonnie Billy for yourself after the jump.
Yep, it's true—2012 is almost over, and, gosh, what a fashion-filled year it has been! From the breathtaking magazine covers to the oh-so-shocking haircuts to the incredible red carpet dresses, there certainly wasn't a dull fashion moment over the past 12 months. So sit back and relax as we reminisce about all our favorite style moments of 2012.
We're not exaggerating when we say this was THE year of nail art. Sure, 2011 had its fair share of tricked-out tips, but 2012 brought out the best nail game in everyone. So, let's start off the Best of 2012 with bang by introducing the most killing-est (that's a word) celebrity nail art from the entire year.
KATY PERRY: BEST THEMED TIPS
It's no secret that Katy Perry has a penchant for seriously-detailed digits, and with the help of go-to nail artist Kimmie Kyees, the singer has sported some of the most intricate manis we have seen to date, including (but not limited to!) metallic goth florals, Hollywood movie nails, Barack Obama tips, and the entire cast of Daria. Girl loves a good theme!
What does Rihanna's Nude perfume smell like?
Photo: Courtesy of Macy's/Rihanna Nude
We can't say seeing the words "Rihanna" and "nude" in such close proximity is all that unique or shocking. Between her latest GQ cover, her Unapologetic album art and her many topless Instagram pics, it's almost more unusual to see the girl in clothes nowadays, making the fact that her latest perfume release is named "Nude" even more fitting. The newest addition to Rihanna's suite of fragrances is now available in Macy's stores nationwide, but we got our hands on it via Maud Deitch's 777 tour swag bag. Dying to know what the new Rihanna scent smells like? We took a sample of it around the office for another one of our patented blind smell tests to get you an unbiased answer!
Ricky Martin and his MAC Viva Glam lip conditioner.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics
Breaking news that you already knew: Ricky Martin is really really hot. Nothing makes that more undeniably clear than sitting with him in his Evita green room with five other journalists, all enveloped in the BEST smelling, perfectly humidified air for a The Bachelor-style group date (or round table interview, whatever you prefer to call it *hair flip*). The cause for the mid-week a fairytale moment? Ricky's involvement with MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign and World AIDS Day (which is Saturday, December 1 a.k.a. tomorrow!). Last night, the Broadway star/philanthropist obliged us all with a few moments before showtime to discuss the collaboration and what it means to him.
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When we first heard that One Direction might be creating their own perfume about a month ago, we didn't want to get our hopes up TOO high about the project just in case it never actually happened. But now we can officially commence the freakout, because the news is confirmed! WWD reported this morning that the boys have landed a deal with Olivann Beauty for their very first 1D scent. They've done an impressive job keeping it a secret, since Harry, Zayn, Liam, Niall, and Louis have been working, brainstorming, and crafting ideas for about six months(!) on the project. Pssst: hear that steady, high-pitched sound? Yeah, it's the excited screaming that we imagine is happening from girls all around the world right this second...and you can bet it's going to get a LOT louder when the perfume hits stores next fall.