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Reading List: Gossip Girl’s Final Bow, Anderson Cooper DIY’s Chanel, Halloween Inspiration and More

Bumble and Bumble’s heritage salon in NYC got a revamp—the first since a fire damaged the space in the 1990s. (photo: WWD)
  • The final season of Gossip Girl premiered this week. In anticipation of saying goodbye to everyone’s favorite Upper East Siders, Fashionista put together a slideshow of the show’s greatest looks. Headbands will never be the same. [Fashionista
  • We fell in love with that amazing Chanel hula hoop handbag from the recent Paris show, and apparently Anderson Cooper is a fan as well. When fashion darling Alexa Chung appeared on his show this week he surprised her with her own custom version, complete with AC initials. [Refinery29]
  • The 56th St. Bumble and Bumble salon has just received a major facelift. It now has a consultation bar with iPads, and shampoo station stocked with a library of literature and imagery. We can wait to make our appointment. [WWD]
  • In sad media news, at least 60 people were laid off across Conde Nast today. Self and Brides were apparently particularly hard hit. [NYMag]
  • Halloween is coming, and sooner than you think. Are you ready? Click through for 25 easy-peasy costumes that require little more than face paint. [BellaSugar]

—Lorelei

You still have time to come up with a kick-butt Halloween costume. Watch our Effie Trinket Hunger Games tutorial for some inspiration. 

Kelly Ripa Goes Makeup-Free With Anderson Cooper

A glimpse into the fabulous life @andersoncooper via his Instagram—turns out he’s bff with Kelly Ripa! (Photo: Huffington Post)

Want to look as young as Kelly without makeup? Read our tips for looking five years younger in ten minutes