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Wise Words from Old Karl!

I guess this is what Karl sleeps in?

I guess this is what Karl sleep in?

Supermodel aspiree Sigrid Agren was able to talk to Karl Lagerfeld long enough at a fitting for his Karl Lagerfeld show in Paris to get some quotable quotes. She is quite the interviewer, for an 18-year old “model.” Below she brings us some some gems about dressing up to go to sleep and how nature is unfair:

“Agren: Okay. How do you look when you wake up?
Lagerfeld: That’s why I sleep alone. My hair is curly, and that’s why I have my ponytail. I look like a madman, like something out of a horror movie! But I’m very impeccable and clean before I go to bed. It’s just like right before I’m going out. When I was a child, my mother always told me that you could wake up in the middle of the night and be deathly sick, so you always have to be impeccable. I laugh about it now, but I think everyone should go to bed like they have a date at the door.”

When asked about what it takes to become a supermodel, Karl simply stated that if you weren’t born with it, tough luck:
“You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new. But it’s the most … (hits hand on table) unjust … (hits hand on table) thing in the world.”

In other news OPI now lets you “Try on this Colour” on your skin tone and nail size before you buy it online. That’s a better idea than the aromatic nail polish from Revlon.


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Makeup-nomics and some woman named Michelle O.

Good Bye Lipstick Index, Hello! Foundation index. The “Foundation index” appears ready to overtake the “Lipstick index” as barometer of economic activity. Leonard Lauder’s Lipstick Index has long been thought to be a dogma in the world of makeup-nomics, and is defined as the phenomenon of lipstick sales rising as the recession worsens. Today’s Financial Times reported that flawless skin is replacing the perfect pout as a woman’s answer to tough times, with liquid foundation supplanting lipstick as the essential item in make-up bags in the recession. The stress of the recession must be causing bad skin because “women plump for a layer of foundation as a pick-me-up in gloomy times, rather than a dash of lipstick.”

In other news (somewhat related to the economy through her husband), Michelle Obama has gone where no other first lady has gone before. She went out and got herself a full-time make-up artist to be a permanent part of her entourage. The New York Post reported today that Mrs. Obama hired Ingrid Grimes-Miles to accompany her as her full-time maker-upper. Find a detailed breakdown of Ms. Grimes-Miles’ work below (Maybe those lashes are by Shu Uemura!):

First Lady Made Up

First Lady Made Up

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