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  1. Animated Short: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain
  2. 'Under The Tuscan Sun' Villa On The Market, Plus More: Destination Procrastination
  3. Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012 Beauty Trends
  4. Multiples Are Back?
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Animated Short: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain


OH, YSL lipstick. In the parlance of the good Sinead O'Connor, nothing compares to you. I've long joked that I felt the need to straight up HOARD an exceptionally handsome ex-bf of mine like a YSL lipstick because in the rare instance that I brought him around friends of mine, they'd THROW themselves at him right in front of me with not one modicum of shame. Only a YSL lipstick could convey the level of seriousness here.

So, in celebration of the much anticipated launch of YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, the newest lip wear collection from YSL, a Lipstick, Lip Gloss and Lip Stain all in one, the brand has created this magical animated film. It's modern fairytale that tells of the quest for a magic product that will do everything a lipstick, a gloss and stain can do, all at the same time. The result: a narrative format and an enchanting story honed as finely as the technology used in Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain lip color.








What do you think? And do you love a YSL lipstick? I've heard the glossy stains are TO DIE and can't wait to get my hands on some. Stay tuned.

The YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains retail for $33 each at Sephora.com.

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'Under The Tuscan Sun' Villa On The Market, Plus More: Destination Procrastination


The 16th century Tuscan villa featured in "Under The Tuscan Sun" is now for sale. In other news, BAI guys. I live in Tuscany now and am going to be very busy with a man named Marcello
[Today Show]

Guys? "Mantyhose." It's A Thing
[The Cut]

Some hilarious Amazon reviews (typos and all) of the mommy porn "everyone in Montclair can't put down," "Fifty Shades Of Grey" [TresSugar]

The best of the Smashbox Spring 2012 line
[The Luxury Spot]

There's a new Topshop lipstick called "Clueless." That's all you need to know
[Racked]

The skinny on short suits
[College Fashion]

How to do a quick and dirty ponytail
[College Candy]

The Kardashian sisters are being sued. Again
[Betty Confidential]





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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012 Beauty Trends


Dolls, I just wrote the following for the Elle.com and had to share here, as well. 

The Paris shows are unsurprisingly bringing the beauty A-game this season, and thus far we’ve spotted quite a few trends you’ll want to try out in your own boudoir (i.e. the real woman’s backstage). Sultry center parts, vampy pouts in a range of reds, faux fringes, and slicked-back ‘dos are the looks du jour for Fall 2012.

Seventies Center Parts and Winged Eyeliner

Bouncy hair at Chloe; Winged eyeliner at Lanvin. Photo: janekeltnerdev Instagram; Getty Images

Center-parted, bouncy Blair Warner-worthy flowing styles reminiscent of the Carter Administration gave a nod to the Breck girl commercials of yore backstage at both Chloe and Akris. At Lanvin, the long, undulating locks were contrasted by the most structured, graphic winged shadow imaginable courtesy of makeup maestro Pat McGrath. Center-parted shiny sheets of hair boasted an almost android-perfect vibe at Givenchy, while at Hermes, the ‘dos varied—both long, flowing locks and pulled-back strands coming out from under jaunty fedoras rocked the runway. Read on...


A Rainbow of Rouge Lips
Matte berry lips at Kenzo. Photo: Getty Images

In a veritable spectrum of ruddy tones, glampire glossed goth lips made a posh statement at Yves Saint Laurent, while a matte brick-red lip version made a slightly more subtle impact at Givenchy. At Kenzo, a matte berry lipstick concept comprised of MAC Cosmetics Sin, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Girl About Town and Dare You decorated the models’ pouts.

Faux Bangs
Faux bangs at Leonard and Giambattista Valli. Photos: Getty Images

A fake fringe provides a frame that brings a glamorous makeup concept to center stage while still being easily removed with the pull of a pin. At Celine, mock bangs were pulled to the side and bobby-pinned amid ironed strands and a bold brow. Somewhat ‘60s men’s hairstyle-reminiscent faux bangs look made an unexpectedly pretty appearance at Giambattista Valli, where the inspiration was ‘80s NYC club The Sound Factory. There, the faux bangs were intercepted by a bobby pin placed higher up at the temple so that there’s only a slight curvature on the forehead, juxtaposed with long, flowing strands. Lastly, at Leonard, a faux fringe was artfully arranged into an asymmetrical bob Tilda Swinton-style, which provided a masculine foil to the feminine fabrics on the catwalk.

Slicked-Back Styles
Slicked-back hair at Costume National and Stella McCartney. Photo: Getty Images

Uniformly unparted updos twisted into knots at ear-height at the back of the head provided a simple silhouette at Stella McCartney. A slightly mermaid-esque hairstyle featuring a sleek pulled back crown contrasted with longer, product-free hair in the back ruled the runways at Costume National, while Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 2012 style was all about slicked-back buns featuring a decidedly formal ladylike quality.

Which is your favorite French beauty trend thus far?

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Multiples Are Back?


 Remember Multiples by Sandra Garratt in the '80s? I never had them, but I wanted them BADLY. Of course, like everything I didn't have--a TV in my room, no one stopping me from watching PG 13 movies at the age of seven, Popples, etc.--my best friend at the time Rachel Schwartz did. And did we ever dress up in that shit like total HUSSIES. Of course, we didn't even venture out of her bedroom. I think if her younger brother even saw us rocking two tubes--one as a strapless top and one as a mini skirt--we'd have been incredibly embarrassed. But that didn't stop us from pretending we were getting ready for a night on the town.


So imagine my surprise to see this STRAIGHT UP MULTIPLE by Von Vonni that looks like it could have been a Sandra Garrat ORIGINAL. Are we back to modular dressing, dolls? What do we think?

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