We’re headed off to our first Birchbox summer BBQ, and while we throw back a few cold ones and conga line around a grill (really!) here are a few tidbits of beauty news. From Blake Lively’s new Gucci deal to Keira Knightley’s new trailer in Anna Karenina, here’s everything you need to know from this week.
Director of ‘Drive’ Nicholas Winding Refin and Blake Lively on set at the Gucci fragrance shoot. Photo: Grazia
- Blake Lively is the official Gucci Premiere Woman, heading the new fragrance’s ad campaign. [The Cut]
- Agyness Deyn: the model-turned-actress so effortlessly cool, no one realized she was turning 30 (or that she got hitched!) [Fashionista]
- Keira Knightley-as-period-heroine strikes again in Anna Karenina, out later this year. Watch the romantic wintry trailer here. [BuzzSugar]
- Jennifer Aniston may be the next face of an all-natural skincare line from Aveeno—for an eight-figure salary. [Huff Post]
- "Nicole" by Nicole Richie is the latest celebrity scent with notes of amber, cashmere woods and vanilla. [WWD]
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When it comes to getting the hair color you want, the key is being as specific as possible. Don’t just tell your stylist that you want highlights—explain the kind of look you’re going for (high-contrast and edgy, natural and beachy etc.) and bring plenty of picture examples.
Left: Us Weekly; Right: Stylelist
Holy hair wars: Not one but two major celebs just debuted new ‘dos—and both of them are well known for their trendsetting coifs. Yesterday, Justin Bieber (or “The Biebs” as so many of his pre-teen fans affectionately call him) revealed a shorter style while on the set of TMZ. So far there are a lot of mixed feelings: OK Magazine reports that many of his fans are unfollowing him on Twitter because of the cut and that the hashtag #riphairflip has been a trending topic since he revealed the look. Wowza. Let’s hope that Jennifer Aniston gets a warmer reception with her new bob, which she debuted earlier today at a photocall in Spain for her movie Just Go With It. Personally, I love, love, LOVE Jen’s new style (I am a huge fan of hers and as far as I am concerned, she can do no wrong), but I don’t mind Bieber’s more “mature” cut—he needed to shake things up. What do you think? Vote in our poll for your favorite!
Jennifer Aniston, $39, sephora.com
Celebrity scents are immensely popular (though it remains to be seen whether or not Lady Gaga will have major success with her forthcoming fragrance inspired by blood and semen—so freaky!). And it’s not hard to understand why, right? If you identify with a star, and you like her style, chances are you’ll at least test out her perfume at a beauty counter somewhere. But when you dial it down, are celebrity fragrances a sort of creepy concept? Fashion copycatting someone is one thing, but wanting to smell like them? Perhaps I’m just over-thinking it. But personally, I steer clear of stars’ perfumes, mainly because I’ve never smelled one that I have really, truly loved (and I will admit that I did give SJP’s Lovely a chance). This might all change now that one of my favorite celebs EVER, Jennifer Aniston, finally launched her scent in the U.S. Exclusively available at Sephora starting today ($39), Aniston scent, in her own words, is “sexy, it’s clean, it reminds me of the beach.” Maybe the coolest part of the debut is the fundraising she is doing with the mega-beauty-retailer: For every ‘Like’ that Sephora gets on this page, a $1 will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (the star has been a long-time spokesperson).
If you’re spritz-happy like we are, then you’ll love the fragrance section of our Birchbox Shop.