VOGUE’s Aveeno/Beau Soleil Gift-With-Purchase

VOGUE has partnered with Aveeno and Beau Soleil to create an adorable limited edition bag.

Buy any two Aveeno products and receive this eco-friendly Beau Soleil Reduce, Recycle, Renew tote bag for free ($44 retail value)!

Just send your receipt to:
VOGUE’s Aveeno Gift-With-Purchase
c/o Vogue Promotion Department
4 Times Square, 12th Floor, NYC 10036
One per customer while supplies last.


Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Tory Burch

This one was a treat, gals. I got to interview Bobbi Brown for the second time in two days. Is there anything better than going up to Bobbi Brown and going, “long time no see!” and really meaning it (or , I should say, meaning the opposite in a sarcastic way?) No, dolls. There isn’t. So Bobbi told me that the makeup inspirashe for fellow Philadelphian Tory Burch‘s new collection is the study of exteriors and gardens in the late 40s. The clothes have a natural texture/print and the makeup was chosen to reflect that. The look was a smoky eye, an illuminating bronzer and a pale mauve lip.

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Total Beauty Web Tour

Vampy lips and sultry eyes are all the rage this Fall season! Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy shows you how to achieve this sultry look in this spicy makeup tutorial, using items from MAC’s latest limited edition collection, Cult of Cherry.

The Makeup Divas reviews Smashbox Breast Cancer Awareness Eye & Lip Palettes.

Boutique Flair‘s fab finds will give you gorgeously gray eyes!

Beauty Anonymous reviews FlowerbyKenzo Eau de Parfum Nomad Spray from Kenzo 2008 Ryoko Collection.

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Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Vivienne Tam

I love to report on Vivienne Tam backstage, gals! Here’s my post on good old VT last season. Polly Osmond for MAC Cosmetics told me there was no tangible inspiration for the look. “There’s so much color in the clothes so we chose to keep the face neutral with a lot of golds and browns,” explained Polly. She layered on varying shades of brown creme shadows with a bronze on top, which she blended outwards. Bronzer was also swept onto the nose and sculpted around the face. For this she used a color-gradiated shimmer compact which will be available in three shades: blonde, redhead, and brunette. Because she used minimal color, Polly used a heavier foundation for a matte effect. Lips were glossed up with a pale pink gloss. To recreate this at home, Polly recommends a sheer lipcolor to achieve a “pull-offable” pale lip.

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Thierry Mugler’s Angel Relaunch Featuring Naomi Watts

Check out Naomi Watts looking GORGE in the new ad for Angel. Can you BELIEVE it’s been 16 years since the original launch of Angel? The new formulation of the Les Parfums Corps body line (the scent of which remains the same chocolatey-delishness as original Angel) includes the Intense Diffusion System (IDS) so that the fragrance is consistently reactivated. The IDS is an exclusive technology that modifies the olfactive behavior of the fragrance to increase its diffusion power. To do this, it delays the scent’s evaporation and reactivates it throughout the day. Its oriental-gourmand notes maintain the same intensity as when it was first applied hours prior.

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Cintra Wilson on Moschino

Only =&0=& could put into words my own feelings about inseparable clothing which should be detached: ‘I tried to explain my distaste for trompe l’oeil in textile: “I have a real problem with dickies, or separates that are inseparable.”‘
“If you possess fun within your soul, Moschino will amplify it. If you aren’t fun at all, Moschino’s excitable designs will do the work for you. Either way, the message is clear: maybe you can’t buy fun, but Moschino is trying to remedy this. Like St. Peter’s, the glitzy extras are intended to inspire your opening to new possibilities, both sublime and ridiculous.”

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Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Twinkle by Wenlan

The hilarious Christian McCullough for MAC Cosmetics told me that the inspiration for Twinkle is summer fruity colors. Eyes were swept with a wash of Vex shadow on the lid. No liner was used, but mascara was applied to top lashes. A coral lip with a melon gloss (MAC Lipglass in Light Lychee). No blush was used and a neutral eyebrow finished off the look.

A model poses with Christian McCollough.

Close-up of the makeup!

Christian dabs some gloss onto a model’s lips with his fingertip for a softer effect.

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BBJ Interviews Tommy Hilfiger and New Face of Men’s Scent Hilfiger, Tommy Dunn

Gals, on Tuesday, Daneen and I couldn’t stop PINCHING ourselves when we scored an interview with American fashion legend Tommy Hilfiger and model extraordinaire Tommy Dunn, the new face of Hilfiger (Tommy Hilfiger’s new men’s fragrance.)

This fragrance is described as clean, distinctive and masculine featuring a blend of Bergamot, Rich Mahogany Wood, Tonka, Cashmere Wood. Beginning in September 2008, the Hilfiger collection will be available exclusively at Macy’s department stores nationwide and then roll out to other fine department stores in December 2008. The Eau de Toilette will be offered in 1.7oz/50ml ($47) and 3.4oz/100ml ($59) and the After Shave Balm in 3.4oz/100ml ($47).

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Fashion Week: Backstage Beauty at Chris Benz – NARS and REDKEN

John Ruidant, lead REDKEN stylist said of the inspiration for Chris Benz’s show: “The hair is an All-American, military rebel with and hint of innocence.” Ruidant achieved the look by leaving most of the hair down or in a loose ponytail with a center part. The hair is then sprayed with Redken Hot Sets 22, curled, then spritzed some Fabricate 03. Ruidant pulls fly-aways from the pony for a more “lived-in” look, “It shouldn’t look too much like a hairdresser worked on the hair,” says Ruidant.

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Fashion Week: AVEDA and NARS for 3.1 Phillip Lim

Hair stylist Odile Gilbert for Aveda created a look that can be described as Eva Peron meets Juliet Lewis; giving the 40s a more a modern feel and shape.

How to recreate the look:
· Step 1: Create a deep side part and section hair off behind the ear. Spray with Air Control Hair Spray and brush through to smooth.

· Step 2: Create a high pony tail right above the right ear and secure in place with an elastic.

· Step 3: Divide pony in half and roll each section around a rat (small hair sponge), creating a cylinder-like shape. Hold in place with pins and spray with Air Control Hair Spray.

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