Beauty Buzz | Topman Launches Grooming Line

Topman launched their men's grooming and fragrance line today. The line includes 2 Eau de Parfums, "16" and "27", as well as hair putty, body wash, deodorant and a body spray. All body products are scented with the "27" fragrance. Rather than license out the development or work with a big fragrance company, Topman brought in fragrance expert Azzi Glasser ...
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Backstage | Skateboard-inspired Minx at Vivienne Westwood -

For the Vivienne Westwood Red Label collection, nails were custom made by Minx. Co-founders Janice Jordan and Dawn Lynch-Goodwin were asked to create nails that looked and felt like the surface of a skateboard. Having never created that texture before, the founders experimented and developed a rough, grey, abrasive texture. They are calling it the 'Touch Me, Feel Me' Minx. ...
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Backstage | Jeremy Scott -

Makeup: Kabuki, MAC Hair: Eugene Souleiman, Wella Nails: Pattie Yankee, Dashing Diva MAKEUP "The makeup is inspired by Jeremy's collection. It's rave revisited, like 21st century rave. It's funny because I remember it from the first time around. It almost has to do with early computers as well, like the internet... kind of like the current generation who has the party online. Some of ...
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Backstage | Marc by Marc Jacobs -

Makeup: Dick Page, Shiseido Hair: Guido Palau, Redken Nails: Elisa Ferri, Zoya http://youtu.be/Uy_TX0c4y14 MAKEUP "We're keeping the girls as simple as possible. It's really pretty, clean skin, we're just taking out any red bits and rough parts, little emphasis on the eyebrows but a natural emphasis. There are a few light highlights around the eye, maybe gold or white depending on the skin tone. There's ...
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Backstage | Badgley Mischka -

Makeup: Tom Pecheux, MAC Hair: Peter Gray, MoroccanOil Nails: Deborah Lippmann, Deborah Lippmann MAKEUP "The inspiration comes from the amazing collection, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. When I saw the collection and the amazing accessories, I was so in love with it, but I wanted to bring a bit of fantasy, I always need to twist something. So I was thinking Egon Schiele and ...
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Backstage | Chris Benz -

Makeup: Daniel Martin, Lancome Skin: Eileen Harcourt, Intraceuticals Hair: Nick Irwin, Catwalk by TIGI Nails: Ana-Maria, Lancome MAKEUP "The look for Chris Benz is quirky androgynous. We had this inspiration of Dolly Parton in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. So we have this shape of Dolly's hair in the movie and what we've done is painted down the brow ...
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Backstage | Peter Som -

Makeup: Tom Pecheux, MAC Hair: Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Nails: Sunshine Outing, Zoya http://youtu.be/oR2C9lhGO9U MAKEUP "I created a matte finish makeup. It's very fresh with no drama. It's a sophisticated young woman. To create that matte finish, you have to moisturize your skin very well. Use your fingers to apply the foundation because after that you will need powder to mattify your entire face and ...
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Backstage | Creatures of the Wind -

Makeup: James Boehmer, Nars Hair: Odile Gilbert, Kerastase Nails: Ana-Maria, Essie MAKEUP "The idea was this contrast between the real world and the magic world. It's a little bit about fairies and we very intentionally did not want to do anything that was really colorful with the makeup because the collection is so colorful and full of patterns. The way they combine patterns and ...
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Backstage | Costello Tagliapietra -

Makeup: Lisa Butler, MAC Hair: Nelson Vercher, Rene Furterer Nails: Tatyana Molto, Essie MAKEUP "There's not really an inspiration. It's really nice dresses, they're wearable they're not conceptual, so the makeup is designed to go with the dresses. It's like, this is a nice dress and this makeup looks really nice with it. So its the usual nude makeup with a bit of sculpture ...
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Backstage | Richard Chai -

Makeup: James Kaliardos, MAC Skin: Dr. Jart+ Hair: Kevein Ryan, Aveda Nails: Elle Gerstein, Essie http://youtu.be/AF98jbsxs3U MAKEUP "It's kind of like a Peter Lindbergh photo where the girls are androgynous. We're doing an androgynous look for Richard's collection based on masculine separates that he did in beautiful heavy fabrics like tweeds in grey and taupe tones. We wanted to put that into the ...
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Inspiration | Michele Lamy

There are many words to describe Michele Lamy - Rick Owens' muse, wife, gypsy, eccentric, Queen of the intergalactic fashion galaxy. Whatever the word, she's clearly an independent, marching to the beat of her own creative drum. Another Magazine created this film for the Rick Owens furniture line. Towards the end, at 4:18, she addresses her famously stained, black fingertips. "Who said ...
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Trade Show | Best Of Elements Showcase

On Tuesday we stopped into the Elements Showcase, otherwise known as the "Art Basel of the fragrance world." It's a showcase for smaller brands who strive to elevate the art of perfumery. Well curated and full of delightful gems, below are a few of the standouts that left us wanting more. Astier de Villatte Creators of furniture, dinnerware, and ceramic objects, Astier ...
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Inspiration | Your first scent memory?

We stopped into the Elements Showcase yesterday (more on that later) and left inspired by the creativity and care put into each fragrance creation. It got us thinking about our first scent memory. What was your first scent memory? Iconofly posed this question to celebrated perfumers and here's what they said.
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Insider | Model Marcelia Freesz’s Beauty Tips

Backstage at makeup brand Make B's F/W 12 show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, model Marcelia Freesz was kind enough to share some of her beauty tips. "My beauty tip is to clean and moisturize very well, not only your face but your whole body.  For me it's just that. I moisturize and clean, especially my face. I use a Biotherm soap, ...
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Backstage | Lino Villaventura, Sao Paulo Fashion Week -

The Look: Artistic Drama Makeup & Hair: Marcos Costa Nails: Risque Makeup "Lino's collection was  inspired by the painter Francis Bacon and its one of the most beautiful of all time. It's an exquisite job, a real work of art. When he showed me the clothes, I thought of watercolors. So, the eyes have a burnt orange, almost terracota color, in the inner corners of ...
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