Your Week In Beauty Links
This week beauty is in the limelight, strutting itself down the catwalk. We’ve spotted some interesting trends, including Barbie’s new outfit, the return of the old-school double ponytail and France’s plan to ban the children’s beauty pageant. This is your week in beauty links.
Surgical spotlight: During New York Fashion Week, the first ever plastic surgery fashion show took place. The New Jersery surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir brought 50 of his patients to hit the runway and flaunt his finished results. His aim was to present the beautiful natural look in plastic surgery, and reject the overdone Hollywood stereotype. The Huffington Post describes how most of the crowd were patients and close friends, as well as Anna Breslaw from Cosmopolitan, who was a bit put off by the hospital-feel. Nevertheless, the surgeon felt that his campaign #FacesOFBeauty was a success and looks forward to showcasing more of his talent next year. Have a look at the night for yourself here.
Some hot new style tips from Barbie: Hervé Léger by Max Azria has designed two new outfits for Barbie. The designer is renowned for his trademark bodycon mini dresses, as styled by a variety of fashion icons including Cindy Crawford, Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry. Barbie is looking her sexiest yet, according to Vogue… But maybe not the most inspiring of presents to give to young daughters for Christmas.
A makeup market for men: Following Marc Jacob’s recent debut beauty line, the American fashion designer has just launched his unisex cosmetic line. In an interview with New York magazine, he describes how we live in a world where girls wear boys’ clothes and guys wear eyeliner, so we can blur the boundaries with makeup. His twitter bio @MarcBeauty says: “Indulge in makeup that breaks the rules from the designer who does it best”. Mr Jacobs’ has certainly stuck to his ethos.
Are child beauty pageant’s hypersexualising? France has recently announced its plans to ban beauty contests for under-16s in their country. The Guardian reports that the ban is part of the nation’s overall gender equality manifesto, and to teach young girls not to define themselves by their appearance. The move was partly prompted by criticisms to the French Vogue photo shoot of 10 year old Thylane Loubry Blondeau, who was snapped up wearing high-heels and lots of makeup.
The popular old-school double-ponytail is back: who’d have thought that the playground hairstyle we mastered would hit the London Fashion Week runway this year? And that a wooden toothbrush would be needed in the process? Beauty and Fashion writer from Stylist @ItsMeAnitaB gave her readers an exclusive sneak peak backstage at Emilio De Morena’s show.
The catwalk is the platform to be yourself: Nicole Gibson, 32, achieved her dreams by strutting down the catwalk at LFW. Born male, she decided to change her sex in her early twenties. Her fashionable appearance was part of the #Catwalk4Change project, hosted and run by the global campaign ‘Models of Diversity’. Fashion Fox Blog has written a lovely article on the project, raising awareness on the need for more diversity on the runway.
Blue eyes and red lips is the NYFW beauty trend: @ScotReDesigned has written a super handy article on the key make-up looks on the catwalk. For eyes, you need to slap on the blue eyeliner or shadow- and it can be any shade you prefer. As for lips, it’s the classic red lipstick the models and designers are loving! For all you red lipstick virgins, this video clip featuring makeup artist Liz Beckett is really handy.