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Monday, 28 February 2011 14:09

Snejana Onopka's make up look

Written by Daniel P Dykes

It may be a close up of Snejana Onopka's make up for Dior's fall 2011 Paris fashion week showing, but it's also a story. Snejana is not merely gazing off into the distance, she's looking for the driver who is meant to be taking her to her next show. And in this packed Parisian street that was no mean feat; in fact it seemed that only Anja Rubik, running at a pace down the street to avoid the crowds, managed to find hers in time. The rest of Dior's models, including Snejana, had nothing to do but look anxiously about in the hopes of not missing their next showing.

Snejana Onopka make up

You can see more of our coverage of Dior's showing by following the link.

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Sunday, 09 January 2011 14:48

Dior: no new designer till August

Written by Daniel P Dykes

Rumours continue to swirl about the name of the design who will come to take the reigns at Dior after the recent sacking of John Galliano, but it seems they're likely to remain rumours until fall 2011 comes along.

Fashionista reports:

When when when?!? When will LVMH name John Galliano's successor at Dior?

Hold your horses, fashionites. You're not going to get your answer until the fall, according to our reputable sources.

While the front runner is still Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, we hear that the company is holding off naming anyone for two major reasons. 1. John Galliano still hasn't been formally fired. (His contract must be legally dissolved.) 2. LVMH doesn't want any announcement on the future of the brand to overshadow this season.

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Friday, 04 February 2011 05:43

Balmain set to lose its creative director

Written by Daniel P Dykes

Update: Christophe Decarnin's departure from the label has been confirmed.

When news of John Galliano's outbursts and subsequent dismissal from Dior first broke I asked those who work on Fashionising.com with me to not publish anything discussing the matter. In some part, my decision came down to the fact that I see it as Fashionising.com's mission to inspire you, not to provide you with a daily fix of news and gossip (there are glossies that can handle that better then we could ever pretend to). The second reason I had was for the request was for more prominent in my mind however: little more then a year after the suicide of Alexander McQueen, a suicide that was blamed upon a mixture of high pressure and depression, two traits that Galliano seemed also to be suffering from, it seemed distasteful to me that people would be lining up to attack the designer no matter how unsettling or hurtful his outburst.

Today we get a hint at just how heavily the commercial realities of luxury fashion may rest upon the shoulders of the creative artists who craft it, with the news that Balmain's creative director Christophe Decarnin is set to depart from the label. News of such a departure mightn't garner as much attention as this one has were it not for the fact that Decarnin had not been present at the fashion house's autumn / fall 2011 showing, an absence that was attributed to a deep bout of depression.

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As WWD is today reporting it:

Balmain is expected to announce its separation from Decarnin as early as today, and his successor shortly thereafter.

It is understood an internal candidate is the front-runner to take up the design helm at a house Decarnin made synonymous with audacious, ultrasexy - and ultra expensive - fashions.

The painfully shy designer was absent from Balmain's fall 2011 show, under doctor's orders, after seeking treatment in Paris for depression. However, sources close to the designer say speculation about Decarnin's mental health was overblown.

In fact, tensions between the designer and Balmain's chairman and chief executive officer Alain Hivelin had reached a breaking point, with the two men said to have widely divergent views on the company's strategy and future direction.

It has been confirmed by Balmain that Christophe Decarnin is indeed leaving the fashion house. It is believed that the house's stylist Melanie Ward will be announced as his successor.

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Monday, 21 March 2011 13:47

Face Masks: Worth The Extra Step?

This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I’ve never been much into masks, but I’ve recently been reading about a lot of models and celebrities who swear by them. Are they worth the trouble?

I like masks for my patients because they really help with oiliness and keeping sebum levels in equilibrium. Are they absolutely necessary? No. But they can be helpful. All masks have different components in them. If you have acne, you want something that’s drying—like a little bit of salicylic acid or sulfur. If you have dry skin, you want something with hydrating agents—like lanolin. As far as frequency is concerned, I like patients masking three to five times a week if they’re oily. If you’re dry you can mask every day. I actually helped develop Dior’s new Hydralife Mask, which has Aquaporine technology that keeps moisture circulating intracellularly for 24 hours. At the office, we recommend Prosana’s Caviar Collagen mask for moisture and Skinceuticals Biomedic mask or La Roche-Posay Effaclar for clarifying.

New York-based Dr. Neil SadickDr. Neil Sadick, MD, FAAD, FAACS, FACP, FACPh, is a clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, the President of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, as well as the Global Medical Adviser for Christian Dior Beauty, specializing in dermatology, cosmetic surgery, internal medicine, and hair transplantation. His newly launched skincare collection, Park Avenue Prescription, will make its nationwide debut at Sephora in July.

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Scarlett Johansson is back in front of the camera again for Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup’s summer color collection. As per usual, she is looking particularly pouty and busty, but this time sporting fuchsia nails, slightly smoked-out eyes, and full brows. [Grazia]

Attention beauty-minded art collectors: Selections from London’s Somerset House’s René Gruau exhibit honoring the famed Dior illustrator’s body of work will be auctioned off at Christie’s London tomorrow. If a vintage drawing of a Dior fragrance flacon would really pull that room together, best to ready your bids now. [Bazaar U.K.]

Naturally minded makeup maven Josie Maran was in the vanguard with her argan oil-infused cosmetics collection, but her biggest green-leaning tip has nothing to do with products. “[Take] your clothes to a natural and organic dry cleaner. It is better if your body doesn’t absorb chemicals from your clothing on a daily basis,” she advises. [T]

Look out for a lot more of the Donald. In addition to a potential bid for the GOP nomination, he has also trademarked a new brand, SUCCESS BY TRUMP, for use in selling “cologne; perfume; fragrances; after-shave lotions; skin moisturizer; shampoo; conditioner; deodorant; soaps for hand, face, and body; body powder; bath oil; bath gel; bath salts; [and] bubble bath.” Be afraid. [Gawker]

Also venturing into his own fragrance endeavor: Karl Lagerfeld. The Kaiser is said to be at work on a new perfume called Paper Passion, which reportedly smells of books and contains a “fatty nuance.” [Bella Sugar]

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
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