- Instead of saving the best for last as I normally do, I'm leading with the most exciting news via British Beauty Blogger. I audibly gasped when I saw this beautiful new bronzer from Dolce & Gabbana, something I haven't done in a while. Jane mentioned that both the bronzer and an illuminator would be available starting November 3rd at Harrod's. I've been stalking the site and they're both there now so I just forked over the £25 for shipping and got both. (Or rather, my sweet husband did as an early birthday present for me!) These will most likely make their way to the States, but being a crazy collector I simply couldn't wait. I'll do a post as soon as they arrive.
- Do you remember that Tommy Hilfiger had a makeup line? I didn't, and that's why I'm so glad I found Fuck Yeah Nostalgic Beauty - it's chock full of great vintage ads.
- XO Vain explains a concept known as feminist makeupping. I'm wondering why I'm just hearing about this now.
- We've had Charlotte Rampling for NARS, Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs Beauty, and now Helen Mirren will be a spokesperson for L'Oreal! I'm very pleased that we're continuing to see more mature ladies in beauty ads. Unfortunately Mirren's ads will be relegated to the UK, but the U.S. is getting an over-40 model here for L'Oreal, Naomi Watts. Definitely a step in the right direction.
- In other ad news, Miley Cyrus will be the new Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC. Shockingly, her tongue isn't hanging out in the promo.
- Do we really need a Fifty Shades of Grey makeup collaboration? Makeup For Ever seems to think so. Ugh.
- Speaking of frivolous beauty, I'm confused by this post-workout blowout. I don't know about you, but there's no way I can't not wash my hair after my cardio sessions (when I was able to do cardio, sigh) - no amount of dry shampoo would absorb all the sweat, plus I'd feel pretty gross.
- LUSH's Christmas collection is in stores. I was ridiculously excited to sniff the Drummers Drumming bubble bar because it supposedly smelled like strawberry and I was hoping it would be a dupe for my beloved Magic Mushroom bubble bars. Well, guess what, it's a spot-on replica! I basically cleaned out the stock at my location. So yeah, if you liked Magic Mushrooms, run, don't walk to your nearest LUSH and pick up some Drummers Drumming. Actually, don't do that because I need them ALL.
- Congratulations are in order for Jonathan Walford, founder and curator of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario and the founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum. He posted a nice profile of his work and the new, first-ever permanent physical location for his museum (set to open next fall!) over at his blog. He says, “You refuse to let it die...we believe in it. It will work. People are excited about it and want to come.” I hope some day I'm saying the same thing for the Makeup Museum and the opening of a physical location for it.
- At least one stupid idea I had is coming to fruition. I never mentioned it to anyone because I was afraid people would think I'm very dumb and/or insane, but the idea of a treadmill class similar to a spin class had occurred to me - just substitute running for cycling. The New York Times reports that new "treadmill studios" are now popping up. Maybe it wasn't such a bad idea after all? (via Gawker)
- Showing my old age, but when I was little I positively adored Pee Wee's Playhouse. Therefore I was overjoyed to hear that a new Pee Wee movie directed by Judd Apatow is in the works.
If you're in the U.S., I hope you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep thanks to daylight savings time!