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chanel no. 5 slummed it in jersey at one point

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

A new book is out revealing the secrets of Chanel’s most iconic fragrance No. 5 and one of them hits close to home.  According to the author of The Secret History of Chanel No. 5 the perfume used to be manufactured in New Jersey!  Thanks to World War II, Coco Chanel had no choice but to smuggle her materials across the Atlantic to Chanel No. 5′s temporary new home in Hoboken.

Once the war was over Coco, who called the whole ordeal “monstrous”, hightailed it back to France where production is still going on.

lady gaga sets a wax museum record

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Not only will she be inducted into Madame Tussauds museums around the world, but eight of Lady Gaga‘s wax likenesses will be present.  The reveal of her eight different looks will be the biggest figure launch in the history of the museum.

The eight GaGas are:

Lady in Lace:
Alex Noble lace body stocking and Philip Tracey face mask topped off with Marie Antoinette style hairstyle. As seen at The Brit Awards 2010.

Telephone:
Phillip Tracey telephone hat paired with a black Armani coat, flared trousers and towering heels. As seen on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in 2010.

Harlequin:
Black Marjan Pejoski Body suit with oversized black neck fuff and sleek, super straight platinum hair. As seen at a press conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Kinky Boots:
Short black Bruno Pieters leather body suit cut away to reveal black lace bra, quirky “disc” hat and thigh high black boots. As worn in London in 2009.

Mini Mouse:
Off one shoulder black latex body suit with long straight hair topped off with “mini mouse” style buns. As seen at the BBC Radio 1 studios in London.

Hair Hat:
Gaga’s own blonde locks splayed out into a huge sunhat teamed with black see-through net dress. As seen at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Wired “wing” dress with lightning “eye”:
Short black Orschel-Read strapless dress with wired, thigh high patent boots. As worn on Wetten Dass..? in Germany.

Big Hair:
Towering purple hair piece atop waist length platinum locks, with nude Maison Martin Margiela bodysuit, white blazer and huge platforms. As seen outside Phoenix Hotel in Denmark.

Excellent.  I would most definitely make a special trip to the creepy ol’ wax museum to ham it up next to the many looks of GaGa.  She has SO many looks, I wonder how they wound up narrowing the choices down to a mere 8.

zac posen to design bella’s wedding dress for ‘breaking dawn’???

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Sources are reporting that the Zac Posen (one of my favorites in designer land!) has been contracted by the filmmakers of the latest Twilght flick, Breaking Dawn, to design Bella Swan‘s highly speculated wedding dress for her even more highly speculated  Edward Cullen nuptials.
This is a great choice!  I think Posen can live up to the expectations of the millions of women who have read in great detail what this dress is supposed to look like …no pressure Zac (well, assuming most of these fans have read the book and aren’t just in it for the pretty actor-staring session).  The author, Stephanie Meyers, is to approve the dress herself.  I’d say that’s promising news, but she has approved a lot of stuff that has appalled me because it just illustrated how much she’d let her original vision slip for pay …say for instance, pretty much the entire first film.
ANYWAY, Posen is a fantastic pick and I hope it’s a true story because he can perfectly blend classical feminine lines with a modern touch.  The dress is to be Victorian looking (from Edward’s era when he was actually alive) but a high collar and lots of buttons is a tough look to rock beautifully …if anybody can make it work, it’ll be Posen.
And no, the illustration above is not the actual dress.  It’s a sketch done by him when he and other designers drew up hypothetical looks for Instyle magazine when they asked “how would you dress Bella for the big day?”  Yes, the series is THAT ingrained in pop culture.

katy perry and o.p.i. team up

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Katy Perry, the self-proclaimed “product whore” (I hear ya, sister), who is releasing a fragrance next month, has teamed up with O.P.I. for the mini-collection that debuts at ULTA in January.  Each shade is named after a song: Teenage Dream (glittery pink), Not Like the Movies (silver), Last Friday Night (glittery blue), and The One That Got Away (berry).

I wouldn’t even be talking about this, but I saved the best for last.  Also included in the collection is Black Shatter.  When added as a top coat, the lacquer creates a cracked effect.  Coooooooool!  I am definitely going to acquire that one …or two, I haven’t seen that actual product around and I might need backup since it’s limited.

lady gaga’s halloween costume this year is:

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

A LITTLE MONSTER! Ha!  It makes sense as we all go as her at one point or another.  GaGa shared the picture above with the tag line below on her Twitter:

For Halloween I’m going to be…a little monster!!!! ☺ I love you all so much! Celebrate yourself!

Aaaw.  We love you too!  She has her claws and hairbow at the ready, loves it!