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HOW TO PULL OFF GLOSSY EYELIDS & DEWY SKIN THIS SPRING!

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Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for “makeup tutorial” and “hair tutorial” yields more than 5 million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what’s best.

The no-makeup makeup look has been dominating runways and fashion editorials for the past couple seasons now (and the dominant lazy part of me doesn't mind one bit), but there are situations that call for a little somethingto spruce up your look. While bold, dark lips are the hands-down easiest way to liven up a bare face, there's another easy trick to try that's perfect for spring: glossy eyelids. The key is creating a soft, dewy and seasonally appropriate shine that meshes with a fresh complexion — and doesn't make you look like you just stepped out of a wacky fashion editorial or music video. 

Backed by an electro-lounge-y soundtrack that evokes a W Hotel lobby or swanky spa reception area, this wordless and fairly straightforward video by easyNeon begins with a crucial step-by-step tutorial on how to fake a flawless makeup-free face. Then, after minimally defining the eyes (Eyeko mascara and a few individual lashes) and a layer of gothy, near-black lipgloss — the model has really steady hands, no liner! — the eye gloss happens. The model opts for a simple smooth balm — Lucas Papaw ointment in this case, but Vaseline would work, too — and dabs it on her eyelids with a finger.

The main lesson learned here? To pull off a spring-ready glossy eyelid, you first need to create a perfect, immaculate, no-makeup-looking foundation, which, ironically, requires quite a lil effort and a fair amount of beauty products. Check out the full list below, per easyNeon:

-Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation
-Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
-Makeup Atelier Concealer
-Clarins Instant Concealer
-Chantecaille Talc free loose powder
-Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder
-Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed in Moonstone
-Eyeko mascara
-Ardell individual false lashes (long and medium)
-Lucas Papaw ointment (for the glossy effect)
-Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Potion

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Industry Profile: Maria Borges

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Maria Borges, the 22-year-old model from Angola in southern Africa, has only been modeling for about three-and-a-half years. But with two Victoria’s Secret fashion shows; a Givenchy campaign (and multiple Givenchy exclusives); editorials in W, Vanity Fair and Vogue Italia, to name but a few, and most recently, her first cover for L’Officiel Singapore, she’s enjoyed a jam-packed career thus far. (And she’s made her family very proud: “They are going crazy about my pictures,” she said.)

Borges, repped by Supreme, has lived in Manhattan for several years. In heavily-accented English (she’s taking classes to learn the language), she described her mind-set when working the runways: “I’m selling this dress, so it’s the best dress on the runway. If they dress me like a boy, I have to walk like a boy — let’s do it. And if I’m wearing Victoria’s Secret lingerie, then I’m a sexy, beautiful woman.”

WWD: How did you start modeling?
Maria Borges: I was in a competition for Elite Model Look. I didn’t win. Sometimes you lose. It happens. So I didn’t win, but it was a good opportunity to travel to Portugal, and I met one of my agents there. I did a fashion show in Portugal for the first time. I started modeling when I was 17, almost 18. Later, I signed with Supreme.

WWD: Did you ever think about becoming a model?
M.B.: People would say, “You’re skinny, you’re tall.” I’m a size zero. People told me, “You should try!”

WWD: How did your family feel about your modeling career in the beginning?
M.B.: I grew up with my sister. My mom died when I was 11. My sister took care of me; she’s 27 now. And she had to decide about my life: does she let me travel when I’m 17 years old? In the end, she trusted me. I said, “Ok, I’m glad you believe in me and that I give you the confidence.”

WWD: What was it like growing up in Angola?
M.B.: I was a quiet schoolgirl. I never lived in the city. I lived in a quiet little town. I went from school to home. I always loved science. I was studying to become a doctor. Now, life took me to a different side. I love fashion.

WWD: What do you like to do for fun in New York?
M.B.: I like to go to the movie theater with friends and with my boyfriend. I met my boyfriend here, and I’m so in love with him. I love to go to museums like MoMA. I love walking around Wall Street or seeing the Statue of Liberty.

WWD: Was there a moment when you felt like you really made it?
M.B.: The most important thing that happened in my life was to be an exclusive for Givenchy. Opening Giorgio Armani in Milan was a dream come true — and Versace couture, too. Every show that I’ve walked, every client that I’ve had, I love them all so much. When I first started, I was a runway girl. Now I’m doing everything — campaigns, editorials. I shot my first cover with Steven Klein for L’Officiel Singapore. He chose eight girls and each one has her own cover. Naomi [Campbell] is on one of the covers — she is my icon.

WWD: Did you meet her?
M.B.: I met her at the DVF fashion show in 2012. [Stylist] Edward Enninful introduced me to her. I love him so much. I said, “Please, can you ask Naomi to take a picture with me?” He said, “Don’t worry.” He asked for me. And she was nice.

WWD: Are there any other models you look up to?
M.B.: I love Kate Moss. She’s the greatest. Linda Evangelista…Cindy Crawford…all the supermodel icons. I love to try to pose like they did.

WWD: You’ve walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show twice now. What was that like?
M.B.: I always thought I was too skinny for the Victoria’s Secret show. But I was healthy, and my agent said, “You should try.” I took myself to the gym and worked out, gave myself nice legs, a beautiful body. I went and tried out and thank God, I got it. I had worked with Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou (Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show creative director) and John Pfeiffer (the show’s casting director) in the past. They knew me, and that helped me to become a Victoria’s Secret girl.

WWD: Have you always felt comfortable in front of the camera?
M.B.: Photographers help the models a lot. Steven Klein, he taught me. He said, “You don’t have to try so much — just relax and move slowly.” Each photographer, they help me. They teach you how to be comfortable.

WWD: What are some of your goals?
M.B.: My career really only started two years ago, so I still have a lot of things to do. I’m dreaming to continue working, to help my family and to finish my university.

WWD: Do you remember your favorite hair and makeup look from a show or photoshoot?
M.B.: The greatest makeup ever I think was for Dior Couture back in 2012. They used this supershiny lipstick. You could barely move your mouth….It felt so heavy. Don’t eat, don’t smile, don’t speak…but it looked beautiful!

WWD: If you could give a new girl advice, what would it be?
M.B.: Listen to your bookers. Be friendly to everyone. Be punctual at castings and shoots. Take care of yourself. Eat healthy, don’t do any crazy diets! And never give up on your dreams.

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Maria Borges

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A Makeover for Vogue’s Website

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For more than 120 years, Vogue magazine has tried to present a rarefied world, filled each month with striking people and high fashion spread across several hundred glossy pages.

And yet, like other magazines, it has wrestled with how to translate its print sensibility to the openness and speed of online journalism.

On Wednesday, Vogue is expected to unveil a new website, its latest attempt to reflect the magazine’s ethos online. Both the editor in chief, Anna Wintour, and the creative director for digital, Sally Singer, acknowledge thatVogue’s site has yet to fulfill its potential and hope that this revamping represents a deeper change in what it offers web and mobile readers.

Ms. Singer, who had worked at Vogue for more than a decade before a stint as editor of The New York Times’s T Magazine, returned in November 2012. She said she wanted to try to create a more interactive and broader publication that did not replicate the magazine, but extended it — “a new Vogue under the auspices of Vogue.”

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The first version of Vogue’s website, introduced in 2010, “was much more a reflection of the magazine,” Ms. Wintour said. A small full-time staff of about seven, supplemented with freelancers and people on loan from the magazine, turned out a dozen or so articles a day that faithfully reflected the magazine, Ms. Singer said.

The new site has its own expanded staff now and its own space in the headquarters of its parent company, Condé Nast. It will cover news at a faster pace and will now mount its own fashion shoots. Familiar web fashion staples, like street style photographs, will continue to appear.

“The technology has obviously changed since Sally came on board,” Ms. Wintour said. “We can be much quicker, nimbler, make much more content available.”

It also has a redesigned look, with a cleanliness that has become the new convention for online design, created for easy navigation on a mobile device. Only one advertiser will appear on each page.

Vogue has redoubled its efforts in creating unique online content, which Ms. Singer sees as crucial to maintaining the magazine’s sensibility.

In May, the fashion photographer Mario Testino took over the magazine’sInstagram feed for the annual Met Gala, a benefit for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In June, the hairstylist Christiaan gave free haircuts in Madison Square Park, and the resulting photographs and videos were presented online.

Ms. Singer also highlighted a tiny 3-D printed replica of the model Karlie Kloss, dressed in what appeared to be a tiny couture outfit. The model of the model, she said, would be taken around the world and photographed for the website.

The site draws about 3.3 million unique visitors a month, Vogue says. (New York Magazine’s fashion site, The Cut, gets about four million, it says.)

Ms. Wintour said the new site had “the authority and the vision of the print magazine.”

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An Oldy But A Goodie: Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Rolled Hair Updo

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Rihanna's C-Thru Best Dressed At 2014 CDFA Awards

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RIHANNA! After she hit the red carpet I’m pretty sure a lot of the men where like, “OK and we can go home now”, because Rihanna was definitely the end all, be all for the 2014 CDFA Awards. This Adam Selman gown and matching head wrap is covered in over 200,000 #SwarovskiCrystals #GAGGGGGING 

On Monday, the 2014 CDFA Awards took place and when it comes to the red carpet, Rihanna was definitely the talk of the town. With see through sequin dress that displayed her boobs and her nude colored thong that definitely showed that Rihanna may be all legs, but her booty sits just right. At first glimpse, you would think Rihanna was completely naked, but she didn’t completely bare all to the world.

The CDFA is definitely an event you don’t expect anyone to dress down for and where many fashion, movie and model A List celebrities come out and are dressed to perfection. Such as Shoedazzle queen, Rachel Zoe, who took the cake when it comes to looking beautiful as she wore on of her own creations. Plus Solange who looked amazing in shimmering pewter channeling Donna Summer; with her big wavy hair. This was Solo’s first red carpet appearance since her Jay-Z Spaz out, however, she owned the moment in a sparkly silver Calvin Klein gown, silver clutch and a pink lip.

But even still at the CDFA, not everyone came with their best as even though WhyCauseICan.com loves her and CAN’T WAIT to see her in the new Star Wars, Lupita Nyong’o should have chose something else to wear for the event. Even though it very creative and authentic, it’s just not something we are liking as much as her blue dress at the Oscars.

But checkout more pictures from the CDFA’s Red Carpet below, PLUS a few LOVED photos of Rihanna (that we specifically put at the end) courtesy of JustJared.com.


Rihanna's Hairstylist Responds to "Doobie Wrap" Backlash !

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The 2013 American Music Awards aired Sunday night, and days later, we're still talking about Rihanna's groundbreaking hairstyle. The first-ever ICON award winner took the stage in a doobie wrap, a culturally-specific style typically reserved for the bedroom and the salon. Wrapping the hair is a protective technique used by African American and Latina women to preserve straight hairstyles. Interchangeably called a "doobie" or "wrap" depending on the region, the style is created by brushing the hair in one direction around the circumference of the head and securing with bobby pins. As a rule, most women never wear their doobie wrap beyond the threshold of their house or salon. But Rihanna's never paid attention to rules.

We spoke with Rihanna's longtime hair guru and Motions celebrity hairstylist, Ursula Stephen, to get the lowdown on the inspiration behind RiRi's wrap on the red carpet and to see if she thinks the style will become a bona fide trend. 

Whose idea was it for Rihanna to wear a doobie wrap?

It was actually Rihanna's idea. She had her mind made up! Honestly, I was a little hesitant but I knew she could pull it off, so I was all for it.

Did you anticipate the overwhelming reaction?

I knew it would get a reaction but I wasn't sure if it would be positive or negative. A doobie on the red carpet has never been done before so I knew it could have gone either way. 

Do you foresee the wrap, worn outside the home/salon, becoming a universal trend?

Sure. I mean, it's already been done. I see girls on the street rocking them all the time shopping, eating, etc. It's just never been seen in a formal setting.

Some interpreted the style to mean Rihanna is nonchalant about her AMAs honor while others felt it was a unique and clever nod to her culture at a time when the world was watching. What statement were you and Rihanna trying to make?

It was a nod to fashion! This is a style that can be worn by some of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood.

The wrap actually has roots in the '30s finger waves hairstyle, and with the embellished pins, it channeled Old Hollywood. Were the pins a request Rihanna made or your own design decision? What did they bring to the look?

Yes, the '30s were all about [the wrap]! The pins helped to elevate the look from just your average doobie.

There's been quite a bit of backlash from some members of the African-American and Latina community, who feel the wrap should be relegated to the bedroom. How do you respond to that criticism?

Everyone has an opinion. However, the doobie has been worn to Bergdorf Goodman. They just haven't been paying attention. And it's been around since the '30s. Part of my job is to know eras, trends and fashion, and to keep looks alive by adding a modern twist.

You were also behind Rihanna's iconic cut during the 'Good Girl Gone Bad' era. Together, you two consistently step outside the box and experiment with hair. Is it your goal to push the envelope further and further with Rihanna's looks? What groundbreaking style do you want her to try next? 

Of course! As an artist, you can't take yourself too seriously. It's about evolving, having fun, feeling beautiful and letting the look interpret the feeling, mood and the music! I feel like we have done everything. However, there is a mental list of "looks," not styles, that we want to try. More iconic shit is on the list.

HEY FIXERS WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT RI RI'S "DOOBIE WRAP" YAY or NAY?????

Leave your comments below.

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-Jhenelle Hill