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Ted Gibson Opens Washington DC Salon

ted+gibson+washington+dc+salon Ted Gibson Opens Washington DC Salon
On Monday, celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson opened the doors to his Washington-area salon, located at The Collection in Chevy Chase, MD. On opening day, the 24-chair, 4,000-square-foot salon was visited by actress Anne Hathaway and actress and R&B singer Tatyana Ali, best known for her role as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Amanda Bynes, Demi Moore, Renée Zellweger, Joy Bryant, Anne Hathaway, Elettra Rossellini, Claire Danes, Petra Nemcova, Keira Knightley, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Diane Sawyer, Sara Foster, Vanessa Carlton and Amerie.

Click here to get familiar with Ted’s blog, In His Beauty Universe. And be sure to check out his wicked styling of Tony award winning actress Idina Menzel…I luvred her in Rent!

First Look: Dolce & Gabbana’s New Makeup Line

scarlett+johansson+dolce+gabanna First Look: Dolce & Gabbanas New Makeup Line
Dolce & Gabbana will launch it’s first color cosmetics line early next month. And as you can see, the duo tapped Scarlett Johansson to be the face of the collection.

dolce+gabbana+new+makeup+line First Look: Dolce & Gabbanas New Makeup LineThe collection, which hits stores early next month, includes powder foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow duos, mascara with a peppery fragrance, blush, bronzer, lip liner, gloss, rose-scented lipstick, and nail polish. Products will cost between $20 and $59.

“We see makeup as another thing for women, like a dress. We worked on the makeup line like we work on a clothing collection — you can change makeup like you can change your clothes, depending on your mood,” Stefano Gabbana told Women’s Wear Daily. “For me, lipstick is one of the most important things. When I see a woman made-up, I look straight to the lips,” he added.

Dolce & Gabbana’s new line was created with a helping hand from Pat McGrath. And the designers hint that if the cosmetics collection is successful, a skincare range could be on the horizon.

Spoiled Pretty Exclusive: How To Replicate Robert Pattinson’s Bloodthirsty, Berry Lips in Twilight – Straight From Movie’s Head Makeup Artist!

twilight+edward+wallpaper Spoiled Pretty Exclusive: How To Replicate Robert Pattinsons Bloodthirsty, Berry Lips in Twilight – Straight From Movies Head Makeup Artist!
The day after Thanksgiving, Amber and I met for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory then meandered around the Willow Grove Mall – killing time before a 4:30pm showing of Twilight. To say that we’re a wee bit obsessed with Twilight is a wee bit of an understatement. That afternoon, I was seeing the movie for the second time…and Amber had officially “blown her entire allowance” seeing Twilight FOUR times in one week.

benefit+ms+behavin Spoiled Pretty Exclusive: How To Replicate Robert Pattinsons Bloodthirsty, Berry Lips in Twilight – Straight From Movies Head Makeup Artist!Before leaving the mall and heading to the movie theater, we made a pit stop in Sephora – as beauty bloggers are wont to do when they congregate. We had heard that Twilight’s makeup artist used Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin (mulberry glaze) on Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the film – and also on Edward’s film family. So Amber swiped some on, in an attempt to replicate Edward’s vampy lip. She got a kick out of wearing it to the movie, knowing that Robert Pattinson’s lips would be dressed in the same shade.

Ms. Behavin looked gorge on Amber, but something was different between her lips and those of the Twilight vampires. Amber’s lips were much glossier. So for a week, the question weighed on me as I tried to figure out how the movie’s makeup department managed to make the glossy lipstick look like a matte stain.

This weekend, I got my answer – straight from Jeanne Van Phue, Twilight‘s head makeup artist!!!

robert+pattison+twilight Spoiled Pretty Exclusive: How To Replicate Robert Pattinsons Bloodthirsty, Berry Lips in Twilight – Straight From Movies Head Makeup Artist!To copy Edward Cullen’s bloodthirsty berry lips, apply a very small amount of Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin. Then top it off with Noriko Cranberry Lip Balm, which can be purchased at Nigel’s Beauty Emporium:

11252 Magnolia Blvd.
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
818.760.3902

This is a Spoiled Pretty exclusive, y’all. Remember where you heard it first!

Click here for more of Jeanne’s makeup tips and to learn what other beauty products were used on the set of Twilight.

Our Future First Lady: She’s Just Like Us!

michelle+obama+just+like+us Our Future First Lady: Shes Just Like Us!
“She [Michelle Obama] has long been familiar with Chicago’s chicest clothing stores, and she’ll “eat a cheeseburger in a heartbeat,” said Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, her close friend from Chicago. Michelle’s favorite drink, said Rucker-Whitaker, is champagne. “She likes clothes, she’s always loved clothes, she loves purses, she loves getting a manicure, getting her hair done. She really is a girly girl.”

Source: Newsweek.com

Vitaminwater vs. Vitaminshampoo

vitaminshampoo+allure+ad Vitaminwater vs. Vitaminshampoo
They say that the human body is 65 percent water. In my case, make that 65 percent vitaminwater…the multi-v/lemonade variety, specifically. It’s my drink of choice. So imagine my excitement when I’m flipping through the October issue of Allure Magazine and come across an advert for vitaminshampoo. “Think of it as an energy drink for your hair,” says the tagline.

So Glacéau makes shampoo now? Hells yeah, right? Wrong. After my initial excitement (and an impromptu happy dance), I did a little research into this new line of hair care products and discovered that despite the name, similar packaging and the label’s indistinguishable typography, vitaminshampoo is not affiliated with Glacéau. Rather, these shampoos and conditioners are products of Vogue International. And to say that Glacéau isn’t happy about it would be a gross understatement.

According to Managing Intellectual Property, Glacéau recently secured a temporary restraining order against Vogue International, alleging trade dress infringement, false designation of origin, trade dress dilution, deceptive acts and practices and unfair competition. Counsel for Vogue International argued that because vitaminwater and vitaminshampoo are different classes of goods, there can be “no likelihood of confusion.”

Judge Lewis Kaplan, however, disagreed. “There are earmarks of bad faith all over the place,” he said. “It is inconceivable to me that the defendant could possibly have developed this trade dress that the defendant is using without an attempt to go at least as close to the line as it thought it could get and, in all likelihood, well over the line of imitating the plaintiff’s.”

noni berry Vitaminwater vs. Vitaminshampoo“Looking at the array of the defendant’s bottles next to the array of the plaintiff’s bottles with colored liquid in them, it seems reasonably clear that any normal consumer would be confused, the impression would be that the products are from the same source,” Judge Kaplan continued.

Vogue International’s first order of business, since the temporary restraining order was granted, has been the tweaking of vitaminshampoo’s label. Compare the old label (above) to the new label (left), as seen on the vitaminshampoo website.

The temporary restraining order has been extended through the end of the year and negotiations between Glacéau and Vogue International are underway…though this legal tug-of-war is far from (vitamin)water under the bridge.

I See London…I See France. I See Through Your Underpants!

millimeter wave scanner I See London...I See France. I See Through Your Underpants!
While reading today’s newspaper, I came across an article about millimeter wave passenger imaging technology – a total body scanner that allows security personnel to view travelers as if they were naked. In a matter of seconds, this technology can detect weapons, explosives and other threatening items concealed under layers of clothing – without physical contact.

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), this is how the Millimeter Wave Scanner works:

 I See London...I See France. I See Through Your Underpants!* Beams of radio frequency (RF) energy in the millimeter wave spectrum are projected over the body’s surface at high speed from two antennas simultaneously as they rotate around the body.

* The RF energy reflected back from the body or other objects on the body is used to construct a three-dimensional image.

* The three-dimensional image of the body, with facial features blurred for privacy, is displayed on a remote monitor for analysis.

The threat of terrorism is frightening. But so is thought of some TSA official spying my secret lumps and bumps.
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Millimeter wave technology is currently being utilized in various government locations across the United States, as well as international aviation and mass transit environments.

So I guess it’s time to stock up on some more Spanx.

Hair Band Nightmare

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The other day, Mama Spoiled Pretty forwarded me an email about hair elastics being fashioned from recycled condoms. Incredulous – because it sounded completely absurd and because I get ten thousand of these ridiculous emails from my mom – I decided to consult snopes.com to check the validity of this urban legend. Turns out it’s true…allegedly.

Click here for the 411.

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Gisele Is The New Face of MAX Factor

max+factor+Gisele Gisele Is The New Face of MAX Factor
MAX Factor Cosmetics is turning 100 years old in 2009 and looking more stunning than ever, thanks to its newest spokesperson – supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

Max Factor, the father of modern makeup, revolutionized the concept of beauty 100 years ago on the Hollywood movie lots with the creation of his iconic makeup line. Designing looks for Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth and Katherine Hepburn, he transformed the leading ladies of his era. Soon women everywhere wanted to look like their favorite trend-setting sirens, so he created a line of lip gloss, foundation, eye shadow and concealers and began selling his cosmetics line to the general public.

gisele+mf Gisele Is The New Face of MAX FactorGisele will promote the brand across multiple marketing vehicles, including print, public relations, in-store and interactive. She will begin to appear in the ad campaign for Lipfinity Lip Collection and ColorGenius Face Collection in select October fashion magazines. Gisele will also continue to showcase MAX Factor’s products in a series of new product introductions throughout the brand’s centennial year.

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