Brian Bedder/Getty ImagesFor Fashion's Night Out last Friday night, Gwen Stefani held a pre-launch event for her new Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style fragrances, which she describes as "light, fun, happy, fruity, and sweet." 100 lucky customers who got there first had the opportunity to buy the scents months in advance and have them autographed by Gwen herself. But I was even luckier. I got to interview Gwen about her new perfumes, her fascination with Japanese culture, how she looks gorgeous on- and off-stage, and her upcoming L.A.M.B. clothing collection. Read on for our exclusive interview!
On how one goes about creating a fragrance
I'll be on tour spraying everyone like, "which one do you like? Which one do you like?" It's really difficult, especially when you start to mess with [the scents]. They send you something and you're like, "well, maybe a little bit more orange." And then you really don't know what you want and you're like, "oh no, maybe I was wrong. Take the orange out. What was I thinking." It's
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Sep 14, 2010 11:57 PM EDT
Brian Bedder/Getty ImagesFor Fashion's Night Out last Friday night, Gwen Stefani held a pre-launch event for her new Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style fragrances, which she describes as "light, fun, happy, fruity, and sweet." 100 lucky customers who got there first had the opportunity to buy the scents months in advance and have them autographed by Gwen herself. But I was even luckier. I got to interview Gwen about her new perfumes, her fascination with Japanese culture, how she looks gorgeous on- and off-stage, and her upcoming L.A.M.B. clothing collection. Read on for our exclusive interview!Read More »from Gwen Stefani on her new collection, latest perfume, and how to look stylish at all times
The MTV Video Music Awards are a far cry from your average red carpet event. In fact, MTV's carpet wasn't even red, it was white. While the stars may not have worn elegant gowns and perfect chignons, many cool styles emerged that we'd love to try ourselves. And, well, some that we wouldn't. Without further ado, check out the biggest trends of the night.
Getty ImagesWhat are you doing this weekend? We will be hitting up loads of exciting and glamorous fashion shows and events and Tweeting EVERYTHING for you! Wanna know which celebs are sitting front row? Wondering what the must-have trends will be next season? Want the inside scoop from models backstage? We will be there! Follow @joanna_douglas on Twitter. We'll be Tweeting all the info about fashion and beauty trends, celeb sightings, and taking some exclusive TwitPics live as it unfolds. You won't want to miss it.Read More »from We're Tweeting live from New York Fashion Week!
You don't need a ticket to attend New York Fashion Week-come along with us for the ride!
Fashion Week dispatch: "Project Runway" finale collections
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Sep 10, 2010 7:17 PM EDT
The eight season of "Project Runway" may have several episodes left to air, but filming has officially wrapped! In order to avoid revealing the three finalists, the remaining 10 designers all showed their collections at New York Fashion Week in Lincoln Center. Only the top three will be shown on TV,
After a quick glimpse of the rather unattractive newUggs collection by master shoemaker Jimmy Choo, we couldn't resist rounding up the ugliest shoes of all time. Beware: these hall-of-shamers are not easy on the eyes.
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The easiest-and perhaps most affordable-way to change up your appearance this season is with a new hair style, cut, or color. We enlisted celebrity stylist Tracey Cunningham to weigh in on the latest and greatest looks for fall, how to achieve them at home, and which celeb photos you should bring with you to a salon.Read More »from Fallâ€™s biggest and best hair trends
Ombré hair color
Drew Barrymore's multi-toned hair color (at left), as created by Tracy, is the go-to style of the season, and many celebs are going after the same look that gradually fades from darker roots to lighter ends in the same color family. "When I do Drew's hair this warms up her face a little bit without really changing her hair color."
At the salon
"Do not ask somebody to highlight you and stop two inches from the root," says Cunningham. "That's ridiculous and it's a waste of money. Get your hair highlighted to the root. When it's over, have them put a semi-permanent hair color on top, avoiding the hairline."
This is a great fall style, since your
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fall Style – Thu, Sep 2, 2010 8:35 PM EDT
With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, Jessica Simpson has recently moved on to prettier pastures, using her recipe for success to tackle the fashion and beauty industries. She created and starred in an MTV series called "The Price of Beauty," and has launched fragrances, hair products (with her longtime friend and stylist Ken Paves) shoes, handbags, and clothing. This season Jessica is taking on the biggest fall essential: denim. Ms. Daisy Duke certainly knows a thing or two about jeans, so we were psyched when she agreed to show us to her new denim line and share some fashion tips and words of wisdom. Jessica also gave me my first pair of jeggings (gasp!) and I have to admit they are flattering, incredibly comfy, and are quickly becoming my go-to pair.
Shine: So many celebrities have clothing lines these days, and it's hard to tell how hands-on they are with the garments. How much do you collaborate in the creation process?Read More »from New denim designer Jessica Simpson talks jeans and fall trends
Jessica Simpson: I am very involved in the
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Sep 2, 2010 12:16 AM EDT
Everyone rags on Lindsay Lohan and Taylor Momsen (us included from time to time), but we've recognized that they're merely following the footsteps of a long line of teen queens before them who wore revealing outfits, let curse words fly, had too many drinks, and let down their youthful fan base. So we're taking a look back at the female child stars who fell and a few who have managed to get back up on their again. Young celebs: take heed!
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Sep 1, 2010 8:05 PM EDT
Getty ImagesYesterday I was flying back from vacation in Miami and took notice of my plane neighbors...and was horrified. I totally understand people wanting to be comfortable while traveling, and even let my "fashion rules" slide. Normally I don't think people should wear sweatpants in public, but hey, if you're sitting in a cramped seat for a few hours and prefer to cozy up in a Juicy warmup suit then go on, girl. That said, there are a few rules of fashion etiquette that I believe should never be broken when in a confined public space.
- Taking off your shoes. Just because everyone does this does not make it OK. Taking off your shoes in public is gross! Whether you're wearing flip-flops, high heels (stilettos on the plane? Maybe if you're Victoria Beckham), or even sneakers, there is no reason your shoes should be removed. Feet smell and have all kinds of germs. And that airplane carpeting? How often do you think that is cleaned? The sporty girl sitting next to me kicked off her flip-flops
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Aug 23, 2010 8:58 PM EDT
The complete collection of If you were a devoted viewer of "Lost" like I was, you sat on the edge of your seat for six years through every twist and turn. You wondered what the significance was of 'the numbers,' where or what the island was, and whether these unique characters were brought together by fate or coincidence. You waited impatiently during programming gaps, yelled at your TV, discussed theories with friends, and wondered if you'd be devastated or relieved when the series came to a close. So... are you ready to relive it all again?
Sure, "whatever happened, happened," but now that we finally have a clear comprehension of the show, there's so much to experience again with newfound appreciation and significance. Like Desmond's popular phrase, "see you in another life, brother." Kind of mind-blowing in retrospect, right? Well, thankfully for us Losties, there are still mysteries ahead!
I received my review copy of "Lost: The Complete Collection" last week (don't hate me), and have alreadyRead More »from Attention "Lost" fans: We have to go back (and watch the DVDs)