Famous Faces

KARL X KAIA CAPSULE COLLECTION

Monday, August 20th, 2018

image courtesy of @karllagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld announced an exclusive collaboration with”model-of-the moment” Kaia Gerber, launching August 30.  Available exclusively on Karl.com for the first two weeks, the capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories combines Lagerfeld’s iconic, Parisian-chic aesthetic with Gerber’s confident vision and Malibu style.  Signature pieces will include tuxedo blazers, biker jackets and little black dresses as well as some unexpected glittery sneakers, velvet caps, and pochettes.

“I have loved being a part of the creative process and working with Karl is a dream,” says Kaia Gerber. “I’ve always thought that he’s a genius, so it’s amazing that he’s shown me some of his trade. It has given me a new appreciation for how hard designers work, and how much creativity and thought goes into every collection.”

VOGUE UNDERSCORES MINIMUM MODELING AGE

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

In a call to action, Vogue has issued an addendum to its 2018 Global Vendor Code of Conduct, a response to numerous accounts of sexual harassment in the fashion industry.  In doing so, Condé Nast established provisions for safe working spaces.  Additionally, it addressed the age of models. “In recognition of the unique vulnerability of minors thrown into a career where they have little control and where abuse has been all too commonplace, the vendor code of conduct stipulates that no model under the age of eighteen will be photographed for editorial (unless he or she is the subject of an article, in which case the model will be both chaperoned and styled in an age-appropriate manner).”

In a new article, “Why the Fashion World Needs to Commit to an 18+ Modeling Standard, Vogue acknowledged that it partially created the environment of “making it routine for children—since that’s what they are—to be dressed and marketed as glamorous adults.,” citing Brooke Shields’ cover at the age of fourteen (above).  However, the publication states that it will no longer participate.  “No more: It’s not right for us, it’s not right for our readers, and it’s not right for the young models competing to appear in these pages. While we can’t rewrite the past, we can commit to a better future.”

The problem has been endemic in the fashion houses.  “It’s a numbers game,” says Chris Gay, co-CEO of Elite World Group, in the article. “Brands want 40, 50 girls in a show, leaving less opportunity for designers to spend time with each talent. There’s no time for long fittings. But you know who fits those tiny samples? … Teenagers—girls who haven’t finished growing yet.”

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: LISA!

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

AGE:  49
CITY/STATE:  Knoxville, TN
PHILOSOPHY: You are never too old!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Wash with Derma e Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil then exfoliate with either Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub or Derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub before applying Ole Henriksen Uplifting Transformation Eye Creme and Boscia Oil Free Daily Hydration 15 SPF (now discontinued).  After moisturizer penetrates apply PUR Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect, LA Girl PRO Conceal (green for redness and orange for melasma), Too Faced Born This Way foundation (with an Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge), Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer, Chella Eyebrow Cream and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, ULTA Mineral Blush, and Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. Occasionally neutral colors from the Morphe Pro 35N Eyeshadow Palette  or Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil with Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara.  Then Glamglow Glowsetter or Cover FX Illuminating Setting spray, and the lip color of the day!
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Just like the AM, I start with Derma e Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil and then wipe makeup off with a tissue. Splash some water and add some Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Cleansing Gel to my Vanity Planet Ultimate Spa Facial Cleansing System brush and clean!! I follow this with Pixi Glow Tonic, Mint Pear Collagen Serum, Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Therapy, Oil of Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream on face, neck and decollete. Finally, Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom on my lips.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Derma e Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil 
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Therapy
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge or Vanity Planet Ultimate Spa Facial Cleansing System
MISC:  Start young and take skincare seriously! Or you will be my age and trying to undo damage!