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The Look: Statement Lips

The Beauty of the Nile Lipstick is thought to have originated in Ur, an ancient city in what is present-day Iraq, but it quickly gained favor in nearby Egypt, where women and men applied makeup as part of their daily routines. Red was the color of choice of the royals. Cleopatra allegedly mixed pigment from crushed carmine beetles with an ant egg base to get her russet-colored pout.

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Dark Victory?

When someone says black lace, I think of Sicilian widows, not spring dressing, but it might be time to reconsider after Liv Tyler and Kylie Minogue both worked the red carpet wearing curvy filigreed sheaths in deepest noir this week. And don’t forget Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Kerry Washington, and Anne Hathaway at the Met ball. What do you think of this unseasonal trend?

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Alberta Goes to Hollywood

Fresh off of walking the red carpet with Elizabeth Banks at the Costume Institute Gala, Alberta Ferretti was in Los Angeles yesterday for a luncheon in her honor hosted by C.H.I.P.S. (Colleague Helpers in Philanthropic Service).

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Block Party

For Derek Lam, at least, Wednesday was the biggest night of this party-packed week in New York