Introducing French Ballerine: The 2014 Spring Collection from Lancôme

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This spring, Lancôme has captured the timeless beauty of tulle and roses, the hush of the orchestra, and the thrill of a flawless performance in a classic yet contemporary new ballerina-inspired collection, French Ballerine. Whether you crave center stage with a flash of fuschia, or prefer to be remembered simply for a demure final reverence in elegant taupe, this new collection explores every facet of feminity to highlight your natural glow. With satin ribbon-inspired offerings for your lips, eyes and fingertips, French Ballerine pays homage to a timeless grace.

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French Ballerine is the debut collection for the newest Lancôme ambassadress Lily Collins. A delicate yet confident beauty, she embodies Lancôme’s effortlessly chic look and joie de vivre.

LIP

  • Rouge In Love, $28.50—Create encore worthy lips with bright, vibrant shades of this divinely feminine lip color: Violet Valentine, Peony Pucker, Peche Passion, Rosy Rouge
  • Gloss In Love, $27—For smooth, ultra glossy lips that stay moisturized for hours, fall in love with the perfect,prima ballerina worthy lip gloss: Rose Oscar, Pink Posh, Glittermania, Under the Spotlight

EYE

  • Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette, $50 —Create expressive eyes to showcase each emotion and make your life a stage with this ultimate satin pink pallette shadow: Dancing Rose, Romeo and Violette
  • Khôl in Love, $26—Define eyes with a sophisticated sweep of kohl with pure, intense, waterproof color that stays put from rehearsal to the last curtain call: Final Bow Brown, Twirling Purple

PRIMER

  • La Base Pro, $42—prime your skin to achieve picture-perfect makeup. La Base Pro will give you a smooth, radiant canvas for a flawless makeup look.

NAIL

  • Vernis in Love, $15—Create a nail ritual as immaculate and strengthening as barre exercises. Start with Color Booster Undercoat, the first-ever color-optimizing base to make color brighter and longer lasting.  Top with calcium-enriched Vernis in Love in this season’s newest trend shades: Jolie Rosalie, Rose Satin, Pearl Grey, Lilac Love

The Lancome Spring 2014 collection debuts in January 2014 is now in all Lancôme counters and lancome.com

Chris Hemsworth to Join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscar® Nominations

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Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th Academy Awards® nominations  on Thursday, January 16. The Oscars® will air Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC.

Chris Hemsworth at the Premiere Of Marvel Studios' "Marvel's The Avengers" - Arrivals  at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Chris Hemsworth at the Premiere Of Marvel Studios’ “Marvel’s The Avengers” – Arrivals at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth will unveil the nominations at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.  Nominations information for all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Hemsworth made his feature film debut in 2009’s “Star Trek,” but it was his title role in “Thor” two years later that propelled him to worldwide prominence.  He reprised the character in the Marvel blockbusters “The Avengers” and “Thor: The Dark World.”  Hemsworth’s other feature credits include “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Rush,” and he has starring roles in “Cyber” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” both due out next year.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The presentation, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners–Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Review: Desigual

For Desigual’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, the theme was Mediterranean sunshine, and the happy attitude that the idyllic landscape inspires in its people and culture. Embodied in the brand’s motto of La Vida es Chula, or Life is Cool, the lust for living well, feeling free and dressing expressively was represented with lively colors in florals, tie-dye and stripes capturing the essence of the good life. It was a bright ray of sunshine in what had to be a truly deadly season of shows in New York.

Desigual Spring/Summer Collection (Courtesy: Deborah Hughes)

Desigual Spring/Summer Collection (Courtesy: Deborah Hughes)

Desigual is a casual clothing brand based in Barcelona, Spain, which is noted for its patchwork designs, intense prints, innovative graffiti art and flamboyant splashes of colour. Founded in 1984 by Thomas Meyer, from Switzerland, the company has been led by Manel Adell since 2002, until 2013 and sells men’s, women’s, children’s clothing, accessories and women’s shoes. Desigual is built around the concept that fun and business are not only compatible and complementary, but necessary.

Desigual is an exciting and passionate project involving imaginative people who enjoy every single day!” says Manel Jadraque, Managing Director of Desigual.  Continue reading

Mara Roszak Introduced As New Celebrity Hair Stylist for L’Oreal Paris

L’Oreal Paris, the number one global beauty brand, is thrilled to welcome renowned celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak to the brand’s impressive roster of experts. Known for creating some of the most talked-about red carpet looks and coined a “rising star” of Hollywood hair, she will lend her expertise for product development, content creation, consumer education and creating trendsetting hairstyles for L’Oreal Paris spokespeople.

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Mara Roszak Introduced As New Celebrity Hair Stylist for L’Oreal Paris. (PRNewsFoto/L’Oreal Paris)

Mara is passionate about sharing her love of hair with all women and has been recognized by several publications and sites for her social media channels. She posts amazing hair inspiration, behind-the-scenes images of her clients and humorous images of her dog, Marc Silverstein. In her new role, she will be utilizing these channels and L’Oreal Paris’ to share insider tips and tricks, including how to recreate her red carpet looks at-home using L’Oreal Paris products.

Only 27 years old, Roszak has built an impressive client list featuring some of Hollywood’s best, including Emma Stone, Lily Collins, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana and Kat Dennings. Her roster of clients is the marker to the number of publications attached to her name as well. From top fashion and beauty magazines both in the U.S. and abroad, Mara has mastered manes cover to cover.

Her career began at the young age of 16 years old when she enrolled in beauty school to hone her creative skills. Growing up in Los Angeles, she had been exposed to the diversity of aesthetics from an early age. Her mother encouraged her to explore visual beauty in a multitude of ways. At beauty school, Roszak quickly stood out among her classmates as one of the strongest and most promising students. Within a year, she received a call from a friend who happened to be a publicist for several high-profile actors. She was asked to style Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s hair for a movie premiere and has been working with her ever since.

Today, she spends most of her time traveling with her celebrity clients. When not on the road, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband Alex Polillo, also a celebrity hairstylist. In her rare downtime, she loves interior design and has received many accolades for their beautiful Silver Lake home, in which its decor comes across just as effortless as her styling.

Roszak exudes raw creative talent as a stylist, marked by her effortless, soft approach to styling hair. She credits her love for fashion and hair to a variety of factors. In addition to the creative talents cultivated by her mother who was a sculptor, she derives her artistic motivation from her interest in being a part of a creative concept. Whether creating the perfect beachy, tousled hair look or fashioning a romantic, airy chignon for a movie premiere, awards show or magazine cover, she loves being able to collaborate on a project that is visually stimulating.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Mara to the L’Oreal Paris family,” said Karen T. Fondu, President, L’Oreal Paris. “Not only is she immensely talented, creative and a trend-setter on and off the red carpet, but her passion and extremely likeable personality help inspire both her celebrity clients and women everywhere to look and feel their best. She truly embodies the spirit of our brand philosophy, ‘Because You’re Worth It.‘”

“I feel so lucky to truly love my job. Working with women to help them be their most confident selves is the most satisfying part of what I do,” says Roszak. “I have long admired L’Oreal Paris’ dedication to helping every woman embrace her unique beauty and couldn’t be more thrilled to now be part of that commitment. I am excited to work with the brand to provide women with the most innovative, advanced and accessible haircare products and insider knowledge.”