Beauty Brief


Here are some headlines that caught my attention this month:

  • Pretty Connected™ got a twitter account this week.  Follow us @PCbeauty
  • Julia Roberts to be spokeswoman for Lancome. [WWD]
  • Simon Doonan, Barney’s Creative Director, will be decorating the White House for the holidays.  I vote an Alice and Wonderland theme. [HuffintonPost]
  • Cindy Crawford admits to using Botox (but not in the last 10 years). [StyleList]
  • The Cat Burgler Barbie by Christian Louboutin ($150), launched Friday on Net-A-Porter and has already sold out. It’s on back order until January. To add it to your wish list click HERE.
  • Former Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, dies after plastic surgery complications she underwent for her buttocks. [CNN]
  • “Up in the Air,” starring George Clooney, was named best film of 2009 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening, and thought it was overall a great film, slow at moments, laugh out loud funny at others, but moderately depressing for the commitment phobic audience. [NBRMP]
  • Lily Allen wants to give up her music career and open a clothing store. Can’t you do both? [TheCut]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 16-year-old son, Patrick, is rumored to be dating Bruce Willis’ and Demi Moore’s 15-year-old daughter, Tallulah. Imagine if they have kids someday! That’s like a whole other level of action hero. [NYPost]
  • The prestigious art show, Art Basel Miami Beach, concludes today after an exciting week of special exhibitions, events, and parties. [ArtBaselMiamiBeach]
  • Alber Elbaz, Artistic Director of Lanvin, designed two stamps for the French Postal Service to celebrate120 years of Lanvin.  Dear friends in France, please send me a set. Merci!  [WWD]
  • Zac Posen is designing a clothing line for Target [WWD]; J.C. Penney to sell MNG by Mango [JCPenny]; and  Stella McCartney is collaborating with Morrissey on vegan footwear collection. [Coutorture]
  • Karl Lagerfeld gave the SpongeBob SquarePants figurine a makeover. [WWD]
  • “The Simpsons” character, C. Montgomery Burns, won the most write-in votes (25) in NYC’s 2009 mayoral race.  So apparently some New Yorkers prefer a corrupt, money-grubbing, cartoon to our mayoral candidates. [HuffingtonPost]
  • Rachel Roy styles her hair with Nivea hand cream. How did she think of that? I’ve never thought, ‘my hand cream looks great! I should put it in my hair’. [Twitter]
  • Michelle Obama wins top spot in the “Political Chic” category of French Elle’s annual best-dressed list. Carla Bruni (one of my style icons), came in second. [NBC]
  • XOXO’s window display will features models stripping which they consider “window theater”. I wonder what they consider strip clubs? [MSNBC]
  • Giuseppe Zanotti has been declared Designer of the Year. I’ve been a fan for some time, however, I feel that this year he really stepped into the spotlight betweens his design and aggressive worldwide expansion, especially given this economic climate. [WWD]