Who Made Teen Vogue’s Annual Young Hollywood Issue?

You can brag to your friends that you’re up on the “next big thing(s):” these 21 fresh faces will no doubt be 2009’s household names, all of whom are featured in Teen Vogue‘s October issue.

Johnny Simmons:
This January, Johnny teams up with Emma Roberts in Hotel for Dogs. After that, he’s set to star in Jennifer’s Body alongside Mamma Mia’s Amanda Seyfried and Transformers vixen Megan Fox.

Elle Fanning: She may still be known as Dakota Fanning’s little sister, but this year Elle will make a name all her own as she takes to the big-screen in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

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Napoleon DYNAMITE

Packaging isn’t everything, but the “bells and whistles” of gorgeous, clever product casings, to a large extent, makes a diff. Beauty, per Stendhal, is “the promise of happiness,” and those consumed with beauty enough to make it a lifestyle (ahem, moi) can be blinded by the pretty. Of course, there are examples of divinely packaged gems that wrap up utterly useless cosmetics. I’m happy to report that with Napoleon Perdis‘ adorable boudoir-fodder, its inner beauty doesn’t just make a cameo; it stays and drains the party of champagne. I am newly OBSESSED with this brand, and especially with the fact that they feature pro tips on each product.

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Gisele Bündchen is the New Face of MAX Factor!

This just in: MAX Factor announced Gisele Bündchen as the new face of the brand!

Gisele’s role as the newest MAX Factor face represents an exciting new expression of the brand’s long-standing heritage of putting modern, fashion-forward makeup looks within reach for all women with its line of professional quality products. She will begin to appear in the ad campaign for Lipfinity Lip Collection and ColorGenius Face Collection in October. I adore Gisele and am LOVING this partnership.

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Southern Belle Appeal and Angelina Jolie’s Shadow

Hey girls!

How was your Labe Day weekend? Mine was GREAT, thanks for asking. I spent Saturday and Sunday in Fire Island and came back to NYC to do some “fall cleaning” and relaxing before heading back to work today. Whilst out and about on Satuday night and enjoying a rocket fuel (or three), I noticed that I had once again inexplicably attracted an admirer (with whom I, unfortunately, was unimpressed) who haled from Long Island (of course) with my “southern” charm. I use the term “southern” in quotes because I, as long-time readers know, am from Philadelphia, which is, as EVERYONE knows, north of the Mason-Dixon line. Weird, n’est-ce pas? This is like, the fifth time a Long-Island bred dude has commented that I seem southern. No one from any other area has ever said this about me. I guess my non-Yankee “drawl” and blondeness make me “exotic” in those parts. And it can be argued that I’m positively Texan-vain about my hair. Have you noticed there is a smaller number of blondes (comparatively) in the Long Island area? And of those blondes, few of them have curly/wavy hair. It’s funny, because I’ve lived my whole life wishing that I could be called “exotic” (I am many things, but exotic is not one of them), when all I had to do was travel east a bit and suddenly, I’m more exotic than a rare bird. Fellow Philadelphians, have you ever been mis-accent diagnosed as southern? I’d be interested to know.

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Exciting Things are Afoot: Gossip Girl-esque Tights Recommendations

Are you beyond excited for the Gossip Girl premiere in T minus 1.5 hours? I sure am! In honor of the phenom hosiery on the show (tights in every color!) I thought I’d recommend my fave tights brand of late:

Spanx Tight End Tights in Heather Charcoal ($26) are my at-work choice, where it’s simply not that kind of party where I can show up in bright GG colors. These little numbers slim you down VISIBLY. I’m looking forward to rocking these in crisp weather with some flat boots. Spanx’s new fall textures and colors are below:
* New fall textures: Floral Cable, Picket, Paisley, Chevron, Diamond, Fishnet, Birdseye, & Geo Stripe
* New hot hues: Heather Bittersweet, Heather Charcoal, Bittersweet, Charcoal, Midnight, Ivory, & Wine (all colors available in opaques too)

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Splendid Weekend Reads

From the Splendicity community, comes this week best in beauty, fashion and shopping.

SHOPPING

With the economy in bad shape, NY Spender is looking for new ways to save, from coupons clipping to smaller perfume bottles.

Shopalicious shares the scoop on surfer-cool Toms Shoes latest release: the ultra stylin’ wrap boot!

Style…a work in progress finds some haute couture inspiration in the high street when she tells us that Coco joins the Crew.

ShopDiary reviews Bond No. 9 New York’s latest fragrance, Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue.

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Achieve an Editorial Lip

You know, dolls. A lip worthy of an editorial SPREAD. Or one reminiscent of one of the “expect more. pay less.” Target ads with the phenomly shiny red lips. I’m vamping it up with MAC Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour in Red Flame/Orange Flicker ($20) from the brand’s Lustre Twins collection. Red Flame is a liquid lipcolour; Orange Flicker is a super-glossy gloss that boasts mirror shine. Apply Red Flame first, then brush on some Orange Flame. The combo is the perfect accessory for minimal eye makeup, a white T and some jeans.

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Total Beauty Web Tour


In honor of the newest limited edition collection from MAC Cosmetics, Cult of Cherry; Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy does a gorgeous makeup tutorial, showing you how to achieve a fabulous look for this upcoming Fall season!.

Beauty Anonymous reviews YSL’s fall eye shadow palette.

Alison of the The Advice Sisters Guide to Life, Success & Happiness Blog thinks that Sue Devitt’s Bermuda Triangleis a Great Way to Banish Wrinkles!

Viva Woman discovers that baking soda really whitens her teeth!

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Weekend Beauty Reads from The Beauty Blog Network


In honor of the newest limited edition collection from MAC Cosmetics, Cult of Cherry; Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy does a gorgeous makeup tutorial, showing you how to achieve a fabulous look for this upcoming Fall season!.

Beauty Anonymous reviews YSL’s fall eye shadow palette.

Lilan of The Daily Cookie shows you how easy it is to use Anastasia’s Brow Pen to tint your eyebrows with a fun video how-to!

The Muse from Musings of a Muse shows you three different looks you can create using Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette! She also reviews the Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss!!

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