Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Mar 1, 2011 8:34 PM EST
Photos from John Hashey's Advanced School of Permanent Cosmetics, courtesy of Chip Litherland for The New York Times.It seems obviously why some people would want to receive cosmetic tattoos. As hairstylist Auri Reynoso told the New York Times, she wanted to roll out of bed "looking beautiful." Three years ago she had eyeliner and defined eyebrows permanently etched onto her face. The 39-year-old says the procedure was "a little uncomfortable," but she's psyched about how it turned out. "It's amazing how you can wake up looking absolutely fabulous and get ready in five minutes. I just apply blush, lip gloss and mascara and I'm done," said Reynoso.Read More »from The pros and cons of permanent makeup tattoos
Wait a minute. So this woman went through the ordeal of having makeup tattooed on, but she still has to apply blush, lipgloss, and mascara every morning? Are we crazy, or should she just fill in her brows and apply her own eyeliner too while she's at it? Also what about when people have eyeshadow or lip color tattooed on-how do they know they'll always want the same color for their whole lives?! We know everyone has their reasoning and can make their own
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Feb 25, 2011 8:25 PM EST
Keds are even more classic than you think. Nearly 100 years ago in 1916, Keds created "the Champion" a canvas shoe with a soft rubber sole so quiet you could sneaker around silently, hence the term sneakers! The simple shape and light-weight, comfortable design has come in and out of mainstream popularity over the years, but we still love Keds and consider the sneakers a timeless footwear staple.Read More »from Keds to launch full apparel collection
There was a brief Keds clothing line in the late 1980s to early 1990s that we loved, so we are psyched to hear that a new Keds clothing collection-for men and women-is set to launch in early 2012. Rick Darling, President of LF USA, announced the new line this week. "An iconic American brand, we are thrilled to partner with Keds to extend its fashion influence beyond footwear," said Darling. "Synonymous with casual, everyday style, we see tremendous opportunities to build on the strong heritage and spirit of the Keds brand to bring consumers a new, differentiated apparel collection."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Feb 25, 2011 1:11 AM EST
Fergie wants you to try a whiff of Outspoken!Nearly every big celebrity has her own signature fragrance these days, and a few stand-outs come to mind. With about 18 versions of Glow, Jennifer Lopez may be the reigning queen, with Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers collection trailing closely behind. Beyonce sold 72,000 bottles of Heat at her one-hour in-store appearance and made Macy's $3 million in one month. Rabid fans scoop up Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely and Britney Spears' Fantasy in droves. But there's a new rising perfume star!Read More »from Would you buy the perfume of a celeb you donâ€™t like?
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas launched her debut fragrance, Outspoken, for Avon in May of last year, and it has already become the company's best-selling scent of all time. Per the perfume description, Outspoken is "an outrageously bold expression of iced berry shockingly contrasted with ultra-feminine tuberose absolute and racy black leather." It's also only $28, so if you're in the market for a new bottle of perfume it might be worth testing out.
Personally, we're not huge fans of Fergie, so we
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Feb 24, 2011 12:45 AM EST
Forget sandblasting! This is a slightly faded pair of Levi's that doesn't use the dangerous technique. We may love our crisp black or ink blue jeans now, but about a decade ago it was impossible to walk down the street without seeing dozens of sandblasted jeans everywhere. Looking back on it, the trend is kind of silly and isn't the most flattering, but now there's a real reason to dislike the fake-aged jeans. According to Women's Wear Daily, 40 garment workers in Turkey died of lung disease from exposure to crystalline silica-the substance used to fade denim-from 2005 and 2009. Thankfully the Turkish government have since outlawed the practice. Last year both Levi's and H&M stopped making sandblasted jeans, and now they're working with the International Textile Garment & Leather Workers' Federation to stop the use of this technique throughout the fashion industry.Read More »from Leviâ€™s and H&M ban sandblasted jeans due to fatal health risks
Do your part to help and stop purchasing sandblasted jeans! They're bad for garment workers and for your wardrobe.
Designers and fashion experts agree: 70s-style, high-waisted flared jeans making a comeback
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Spring Fashion – Wed, Feb 23, 2011 11:38 PM EST
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Feb 23, 2011 7:58 PM EST
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 10:01 PM EST
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