Come des Garçons Spring/Summer 2017 Source: Imaxtree.com
Today, The Met announced the theme of the next Costume Institute exhibition, set for Spring 2017. The exhibition will focus on Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. The exhibit will explore the designer's relationship with the concepts of beauty and good taste, and the fine line between fashion and anti-fashion. It's only the Met's second exhibit of a living designer's work, the other displayed designs by Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. As always, the theme of the exhibition will carry through to the Met Gala. We can already picture the avant-garde looks to be donned by Gigi, Bella and Kendall come May.
After filling their front row with an assortment of young It Girls and Guys this season, Dolce & Gabbana is still hanging with the cool crowd for their Spring/Summer campaign.
Stylish stars like Zendaya, YouTube sensation Cameron Dallas, and Cindy Crawford’s model son Presley Gerber modeled in the streets of Capri in looks from the new collection, and we have serious FOMO.
Alert: there’s more RiRi merch to get your hands on. The singer has launched her fourth collection in collaboration with Stance socks, and this one may be the best yet.
Called the Japan Collection, the socks feature gorgeous Geisha and lotus flower inspired illustrations.
We also can’t get over LA artist Bijou Karman’s paintings of RiRi as a geisha gal for the campaign.
Grab a pair at stance.com.
Artist Anicka Yi became the 11th winner of the Hugo Boss Prize in recognition of her achievements in contemporary art.
The award, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, comes with a $100,000 prize from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim museum in New York in April 2017.
Kylie Jenner demonstrates her skincare routine on Snapchat. Source: Instagram.com/kylizzlesnapchats
Don't have time to commit to a 10-step routine? Just do this.
It would be nice if we could just eat and drink our way to perfect skin: a bite of salmon here, a glass or two or water there. “Unfortunately when you ingest things orally, they don’t necessarily go to the skin to give benefits,” says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “With regard to collagen-based drinks or food, there is not a lot of data in the medical literature to know whether there are true benefits to the skin.” Takeaway: Apply a topical product in addition to any supplements you might be taking.
If you do just one thing in your…
Exfoliate. “A healthy rate of skin-cell renewal is one of the key components of radiant and even-toned skin,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, who recommends the daily use of alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids.
"Scientific research shows that collagen and elastin production starts to decline in quantity and quality when we reach the age of 30,” he explains. A retinoid will stimulate new cell production and “inhibit the body’s natural enzymes that break down collagen.”
Add peptides into your routine. "They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Gross. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” (See here for more info on why they are key.)
Skin is drier now than ever before. Use an oil, like Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules ($135 for 60), to hydrate and prevent water loss.
James Charles, the first male face of CoverGirl.
James Charles, the first male face of CoverGirl.Source: Instagram.com/jcharlesbeauty
"I truly hope that this shows that anyone and everyone can wear makeup."
Today, CoverGirl announced the first-ever male face of the brand: James Charles. The 17-year-old makeup wizard (example: this) and beauty vlogger has a following of nearly half a million people on Instagram.
"All of our CoverGirls are role models and boundary-breakers, fearlessly expressing themselves, standing up for what they believe, and redefining what it means to be beautiful," the brand says in a press release. "James Charles is no exception. One year ago, he boldly chose to launch his Instagram to the world, using transformative, dynamic makeup looks to showcase the many facets of his personality, serving as an inspiration to anyone who might have been afraid to do the same."
"I am so beyond excited and overwhelmed and happy and astonished and of course, SHOOK, to announce that I am the newest face of @covergirl," Charles posted on Instagram. "First ever male ambassador for the brand and I am so honored and excited to be working with such an iconic brand."
So far perks of the gig include filming a commercial with fellow CoverGirl Katy Perry — the product, So Lashy by blastPRO, is a "universal mascara designed to work on all lash types," expected to launch later this month — having Zendaya follow you on social media and copious amounts of makeup to work with (we can only presume).
Charles' role will include creating "tips, tricks and how-tos," so stay tuned for what are sure to be many amazing tutorials to come.
I am so beyond excited and overwhelmed and happy and astonished and of course, SHOOK, to announce that I am the newest face of @covergirl. First ever male ambassador for the brand and I am so honored and excited to be working with such an iconic brand. I started my Instagram one year ago to inspire others and as an artistic outlet to challenge myself creatively. I truly hope that this shows that anyone and everyone can wear makeup and can do anything if you work hard. I can't wait to share with you all what we have in store, but trust me when I say it's gonna be real good. 😊💕 make sure you check out @covergirl's page for more info coming soon, and my new bff @katyperry as well for a cute pic! 😉 Thank you all so much. This would not be possible without all of you.
THE SECRETS OUT.. so beyond excited to finally announce that I am the new face of #COVERGIRL and the first ever coverBOY. 😱 I am so thankful and excited and cannot wait to show you all what we have in store. Make sure you go check out @covergirl on Instagram for more info! AND YES I know I have lipstick on my teeth 😬😂 it was a looonnnnggg day.
Oprah Winfrey Source: Getty
Her skincare specialist explains.
When you get a bespoke facial from Jennifer Brodeur at Bella Clinique in Montreal, you’ll also meet “Max,” the LED-light-therapy machine that Brodeur designed in 2003 and always refers to as a person. (It’s actually called “Max+.”)
The machine, she explains, harnesses research from NASA and uses light wavelengths to treat skin concerns. Skin cells absorb the UV-free light as energy. Red-light wavelengths, for example, are said to stimulate fibroblasts to create collagen, while yellow light tightens skin.
“It’s interesting because you don’t feel anything, so a lot of clients at first were like, ‘Are you sure you’re doing something?’” she says, laughing. Any disbelievers can call Oprah; Brodeur has been treating her since 2012.