Lipstick Jungle, the new primetime series based on the 2005 Candace Bushnell novel of the same name, premiers tonight at 10pm. This highly-anticipated show about has drawn comparisons to Sex and The City. And its stars (Brooke Shields, Lindsay Price, and Kim Raver) have been on quite the media blitz lately, including several promotional appearances at Fashion Week’s hottest runway shows.
How many of you will be watching? I’m still on the fence. On the one hand, SATC is one of my all-time faves, and I’m hoping that Lipstick will be a satisfactory successor. But at the same time, why is it that this genre always seems so white-washed?
Yeah, I am aware that Lindsay Price (whose mom is Korean) is on the show, and Cashmere Mafia’s got Lucy Liu…but how come there’s never a brown girl on any of these programs? News flash, TV execs: an African-American socialite/fashionista/successful career-woman is not an oxymoron.
I mean, damn – give me a pair of Jimmy Choo’s and I’ll represent!
In October, I scooped you – revealing that MAC had tapped Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson to be the next MAC Viva Glam spokeswoman. Now here’s a sneak peek of the new ad campaign, debuting in May 2008 (the corset she’s wearing weighs 20 pounds).
While not striking a pose in front of the camera, The Dutchess played mixtress behind the scenes; she helped create a special-edition Viva Glam VI Lipglass, which will hit MAC counters in March.
“I went through about 10 shades before deciding on this one,” Fergie said. “It is a pink-tinged mauve that’s very soft and will look good on a lot of different skin tones — it’s the universal easy color to wear.”
Her song, Glamorous, was also remixed as ‘Viva Glamorous’ – and will be played in MAC stores.
Fergie is the latest in a long line of Viva Glam celebrity spokespeople. “I’ve been a fan of the campaign since the early days, and I remembered when RuPaul and Mary J. Blige did it,” she said. “They pick controversial people who aren’t afraid to speak their mind, and that’s definitely me. I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
Since MAC Viva Glam campaign has raised more than $100 million dollars to benefit the MAC AIDS Fund, which supports people living with HIV/AIDS globally.
On Saturday afternoon, I was supposed to report from backstage at Alexandre Herchcovitch. But due to some mix-up (aka – not so nice people at the press check-in table), Spoiled Pretty was denied. Don’t be fooled by the photos above; the backstage atmosphere at Herchcovitch was anything but peaceful. I resisted the urge to yell, “Don’t you know who I am?” – because clearly they did not. So I licked my wounds and headed outside to sulk.
While sitting on a bench, trying to compose myself and re-strategize, I noticed a familiar (albeit Adonis-esque) visage heading my way. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear? None other than “noted fashion photographer,” Nigel Barker – of America’s Next Top Model fame.
Y’all know what an ANTM fanatic I am – so you can imagine how star- and dumbstruck I was to be breathing the same air as Nigel. I momentarily lost my ability to speak. But then my adrenaline kicked in, and I managed to squeak out a request for a photo – to which he happily obliged.
If this photo looks a little odd, it’s because I had to color correct the pic. The original had me looking extremely washed out. It could be an indication that I need to invest in a better quality digital camera. But I like to think it’s because the heavens were smiling on me.
While most of you are aware that New York Fashion Week kicks off today, you might not know that February 1st is also National Wear Red Day. To commemorate the occasion, The Heart Truth is hosting the Red Dress Collection runway show, which will feature celebrity women (including Heidi Klum, Jenna Fischer, and Leighton Meester) donning one-of-a-kind red dresses by America’s top designers for women’s heart health. Participating designers include Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carolina Herrera, Catherine Malandrino, L.A.M.B., Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Narciso Rodriguez, and Zac Posen.
Beauty is also on board, as Red Dress sponsor Bobbi Brown has created a Limited-Edition Lip Palette ($40) – which includes a universally flattering range of medium to deep hues: Mauve Lip Shimmer, Kir Lip Shimmer, Cranberry Lip Sheer and Slopes Lip Color-and a mini Lip Brush.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Heart Truth Show for a third year in a row. It’s important to educate and empower women with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices and Heart Truth does a great job of getting the word out,” says Bobbi.
This afternoon, I had the pleasure of participating in a web seminar – presenting four new products from CoverGirl. CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist, Molly R. Stern and Procter & Gamble Beauty Senior Scientist, Sarah Vickery discussed CoverGirl’s latest beauty innovations (more on that later) and this season’s red carpet makeup trends.
Before she had to run off to work her makeup magic at the SAG Awards, I asked Molly to predict what beauty trends we would be seeing on the red carpet. Without hesitation, she responded that – this awards season – women want to look more like themselves. Fast-forward a few hours to the SAG Awards arrivals…Molly couldn’t have been more right-on.
Usually, the SAG Awards are a total non-issue to me. But this year, thanks to the Golden Globes cancellation, I have been absolutely jonesing for a red carpet fix for weeks – and the SAG Awards didn’t disappoint.
Low chignons and beachy waves were popular; as were lush lashes paired with understated lips. If I had to play favorites, I’d have to say that I’m loving me some Jamie Lynn Sigler (so envious of how effortlessly chic she always looks), Brittany Snow (check out the Veronica Lake likeness), Debra Messing (red hot), and Eva Longoria (she has perfect hair/makeup/gown/accessories down to a science).
But if I only had one award to give out, it would go to America Ferrera – hands down; she is my style goddess.
I also love that Amanda Bynes isn’t trying to look any older than her 21 years. And I’m not advocating plastic surgery, but Michelle Pfeiffer’s face looks amazing!
Bonus: Angelina Jolie showed up wearing an ombre Hermes dress, that pretty much confirmed her rumored pregnancy. Congrats, Brangelina!
The R&B princess debuted a new pixie hairstyle at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France on Saturday.
What inspired her to make the cut? At the October photo shoot for Allure’s January 2008 cover, Allure’s Creative Director, Paul Cavaco, suggested that – for her next look – she channel old-school Linda Evangelista.
Looks like she took his advice.
Speaking of Linda E. – here’s an oldie, but a goodie. Enjoy!
Usually I’m down for public display of affection, but Eva Longoria has taken this concept to a whole ‘nother level. First it was the bedazzled jeans and cell phone – emblazoned with the number nine, Tony Parker’s jersey number. Then came the Alex Woo “e&t” necklace and the Jean Dousset “9” pendant. Now Eva’s been seen sporting a new “Nine” tattoo on the back of her neck (she’d better hope he never gets traded and has to change his number).
We get it, Eva. Tony’s your man.
Eva Longoria is a beauty, that’s for sure – you won’t find many to argue with that assertion. But her behavior seems a little, no pun intended, desperate – no?
I told y’all that Amy Winehouse wouldn’t be blonde for very long. This morning, she debuted her darker do, just prior to entering a rehab facility.
Perhaps the crackhead chanteuse wanted to go a bit more incognito (good luck, with a 2-foot beehive) in the wake of her drug video. Or maybe it was last night’s episode of Project Runway that promped her to go back to black.