When you're a big celebrity who has their photo taken all the time, it's impossible to avoid a beauty disaster from time to time. Just ask Uma Thurman. On Monday she spoke at a New York gala celebrating 40 years of the Feminist Press, but guests may have had a hard time focusing on what she was saying since they were too busy staring at her makeup malfunction. It appears that her makeup artist decided last minute to powder Uma's nose... and her cheeks, and her hairline, and her neck, and around her eyes. Sheesh, the actress looks like she just had a baking accident! But these things happen, especially under bright lights. Next time we hope Uma Thurman checks a mirror before giving a public speech.
Sometimes makeup has a hint of shimmer that reflects under bright or natural light different than in your bathroom. And powder is meant to be dusted on VERY lightly with a blush to prevent shine--not caked on, which is the same mistake that Nicole Kidman made last year at the New York
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
When you're a big celebrity who has their photo taken all the time, it's impossible to avoid a beauty disaster from time to time. Just ask Uma Thurman. On Monday she spoke at a New York gala celebrating 40 years of the Feminist Press, but guests may have had a hard time focusing on what she was saying since they were too busy staring at her makeup malfunction. It appears that her makeup artist decided last minute to powder Uma's nose... and her cheeks, and her hairline, and her neck, and around her eyes. Sheesh, the actress looks like she just had a baking accident! But these things happen, especially under bright lights. Next time we hope Uma Thurman checks a mirror before giving a public speech.Read More »from Uma Thurmanâ€™s makeup malfunction
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Parenting – Tue, Oct 19, 2010 10:56 PM EDT
Willow Smith performing on BET's Willow Smith may be dubbed a fashion icon at just nine-years-old, but we think she's going to be much more than that. She's got the hottest single in the country right now with "Whip My Hair" and the music video has already gone viral. Stylistically it's like Lady Gaga meets Lil Mama and Rihanna. Perhaps being on Jay-Z's label Roc Nation doesn't hurt, because the song is incredibly well produced and well promoted, but there's something else. She has something we haven't seen since... her father Will Smith came on the scene as the Fresh Prince.Read More »from Nine-year-old Willow Smith is poised to be the next... Will Smith
The reason Willow Smith is going to be huge is simple: she's incredibly cool and has a good message, but she's keeping it PG. After all, the girl is nine. But when was the last time you listened to a song by a tween? On repeat? As a teenager Will Smith mastered the same formula with fun but positive hit songs like "Summertime" and "Parents Just Don't Understand," and even won the first rap Grammy of all time by age 20. Willow has a long way to
Fancy socks and tights are more popular than ever this season, thanks to big-name designers like Prada, Givenchy and Chloé who all sent several incarnations down the runway. In fact, the New York Post recently reported that a $500 pair of socks from trendy fashion house Rodarte is currently being s
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Oct 18, 2010 10:30 PM EDT
We've always loved seeing dresses made out of unsuspecting materials. Robin Barcus Slonina is an installation and performance artist working on an ongoing project called "States of Dress." She has been touring the country constructing and modeling her unique dress sculpture in hopes to do one for all 50 states. Take a look at some of her recent creations, and see how they're made on her blog, State of Dress. [WhatTheCool]Read More »from Artist creates themed dress sculptures in all 50 states
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Oct 18, 2010 7:34 PM EDT
Justin Bieber's One Less Lonely Girl collection from Nicole by OPIRemember when "selling out" just meant an artist getting signed to a major record label or appearing on MTV? These days celebrities will lend their name to anything if they can profit from it. First it was clothing lines, then fragrances, and now nail polish. Surely there are stars like Gwen Stefani who actually help design their garments, but we can't say the same of most celebs. Same goes for fragrances--they sniff a bunch of scents, say which they like or don't like, and a best-selling perfume is born!Read More »from Lazy celeb collabs: Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Serena Williams â€œdesignâ€ nail polish
Some celebrities know better than to attempt a major fashion line. So the new lazy celeb collab is "designing" nail polish. Justin Bieber may not no much about nail lacquer, but his teen fans sure do! He's teamed up with Nicole by OPI for the One Less Lonely Girl collection and the polishes are inspired by Bieber's hit songs: One Less Lonely Glitter (lavender), Prized Possession Purple (grape), Give Me The First Dance (silver), Me + Blue (dark blue), OMB! (bright red), and Step 2 the
J.CrewEvery fall when the temperatures drop ladies turn to the latest in hosiery to extend the life of their favorite dresses and skirts. This season's biggest legwear trend is lace tights, which is not all that surprising given the continuing popularity of '80s fashions. But what IS weird, is a pair of brown, textured tights that make your legs look like you forgot to shave for a month. We didn't think those tights would be on the market, but fear not, because J.Crew has you covered! In what looks like a lot of hair!Read More »from J.Crew sells tights that look like hairy legs
For a mere $22.50 the lace tights in "fawn" can be yours. Channel your inner hippie! And hey, these tights are probably even warmer than actual leg hair. If by chance you're not looking to pull a Mo'Nique, consider yourselves warned. To avoid future lace purchases that may land you in hairy situations, we suggest you try the lace tights trend in bolder floral pattern or a non-realistic leg hair color shade like, say, purple. [J.Crew][The Frisky]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Oct 15, 2010 6:14 PM EDT
When I was a little kid, all the girls in my class had shiny, straight hair. I had thick, oversized curls that I felt were not as pretty. No matter how many adults told me they loved my hair, I just wanted straight hair like the other kids. Finally "Sesame Street" has made the perfect video showing young ladies--specifically girls of different ethnicities--to be happy with the hair they've been naturally blessed with. What an important lesson. Bravo!
Katy Perry wore nude underwear for this magazine cover, but given a choice we bet she'd prefer her cupcake bra. Photo courtesy of Rolling StoneA new British poll conducted by psychologist Donna Dawson found that the color of your undergarments can tell a lot about a woman's personality, specifically what kind of lover she is. Dawson also found that 72% of women purchase nude or flesh toned lingerie, which she attributes to stars like Katy Perry wearing a basic nude set of undies on the cover of Rolling Stone and Calvin Klein underwear model Eva Mendes stating that she feels her sexiest in "either nude or very basic underwear." U.K. store Debenhams confirms that skin-colored underwear sales are up 38 percent this year.Read More »from What your underwear color says about you
Here are the color and personality breakdowns from the study:
Nude: "Relaxed, with nothing to hide. A nude or flesh-coloured bra denotes a personality that is natural, easy-going, down-to-earth and transparent."
Red: "Passionate, energetic and driven. This woman is not shy about asking for what she wants. Her moodiness and need for drama are also part of her allure."
Pink: "Romantic, gentle and in need of
Remember when Halloween costumes were scary? Or creative? Or just plain fun? Not that a lady can't have fun dressing super sexy, but not EVERY costume has to be transformed into a Rated-R version. We've come to accept the sexy pirate, sexy nurse, sexy fire fighter, and even the sexy librarian, but we draw the line at sexy Mary Poppins and sexy Cookie Monster. Is nothing sacred?! We've rounded up the most horrific sexy costume incarnations of 2010. You may find them scary for another reason.Read More »from 20 Halloween costumes that shouldn't be sexy
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Oct 12, 2010 10:55 PM EDT
Last week the Gap unveiled their new logo--a generic looking thing with an oddly placed small blue square that was supposed to pay tribute to the iconic logo they've had for the past 20 years. When we wrote about the new design, most people were pretty quick to trash it, wishing Gap would return to the old logo. Reps for the retail chain took to their Facebook page and said they were looking for a change and that as part of a crowd sourcing project they were open to new logo ideas as well. It turns out the whole thing was a big waste of time.Read More »from Gap admits their new logo sucks, will return to old one
The new Gap logo was admittedly awful. New does not always equal good. Shoppers have no positive associations with the new logo, whereas the old one makes us feel secure somehow. We know what we can find at the old Gap. This new design isn't fun or interesting in any way either, so we have no allegiance to it or reason to want to shop there. The brand thanked everyone for their input on the new design and now we know why--everyone hated it, and