Thursday, April 30, 2009

Get your hot lips & hips right here!


Hi girls,
Well! Today is the launch of a groundbreaking new beauty brand that's already setting the industry on FYEH, child. My lovely friend, Karen Robinovitz, has created Purple Lab: Double Duty Beauty, a brand devoted to wickedly chic products spiked with cutting-edge science (follow her blog, PurpleBlab). The company's first offering? A collection of witty-as-hell, delicious-tasting glosses called Huge Lips Skinny Hips ($20, each). So cute! And Karen knows from cute. This real-life It-girl started her career covering haute happenings in Women's Wear Daily; moved on to freelancing for Harper's Bazaar, New York Times, and InStyle; shared her pop culture two-cents on VH1, MTV, and E!; became an in-demand brand consultant; and wrote three bestselling books: HOW TO BECOME FAMOUS IN TWO WEEKS OR LESS, THE FASHIONISTA FILES: ADVENTURES IN FOUR-INCH HEELS AND FAUX PAS, and FETE ACCOMPLI! THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATIVE ENTERTAINING. Here, we chatted about the lip-plumping/hip-slimming glosses, her pole-dancing fetish, and curly hair products!


TIA: Okay, Karen, how exactly do your "Huge Lips Skinny Hips" glosses work?

KROB: The formula contains Vitamin B3, which stimulates blood flow and creates a plumping effect. Then there's the Hoodia, a botanical extract that's been used for centuries as an appetite suppressant. Since we're always licking our lips, I figured why not add an ingredient to curb carb cravings?



TIA: Who were your muses when you were developing the glosses?

KROB: Kate Moss, Dita von Teese, Bridget Bardot,
French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld,, Studio 54-era Bianca Jagger (left), Warhol "Superstars" Edie Sedgwick and Baby Jane Holzer, Jane Birkin, vintage Little Edie of Grey Gardens (pre-cat/raccoon manifestation), and pioneering funk-rock diva Betty Davis.


TIA: Okay, your muses rock. And so do your shade names! Explain.

KROB: They're all my favorite things! "Kitty Poledancer," a nude pink, is what my gay husband calls me (I have pole in living room). "Worship Kate" is a mauve shimmer dedicated to my style icon; "Lychee Martini" is a sheer peach and my fave cocktail; "Love Your Thighs," a springy coral, is my personal mantra; Red Sole salutes Louboutin soles; and the clear gloss, "No Panty Lines," is self explanatory!



TIA: You know I had to ask...what hair products do you use to maintain your glorious curlage?

KROB: All my products are from Devachan, the curly girl salon I go to in New York City [NOTE: MY SIS LAUREN AND COUSIN BRITNEY SWEAR BY THIS STUFF!]. I love their sulfate-free shampoo, DevaCurl No Poo ($17.95)--so I joke that I haven't "poo'd" in ten years! And I live for their gel, DevaCurl Angell ($17.95).


TIA: You’re a fabulous pole-dancer and S Factor devotee. How has the workout changed your bod?

KROB: S-Factor changed more than my body--it changed my mind Poledancing isn't about stripping, it's about exploring your femininity in a safe (mirrorless!) environment. In classes, girls wear little boy shorts because they'll slip on the pole in long pants. At first, I HATED them because I thought they made me look fat. But the environment was so liberating--and the women so supportive--that I soon forgot about my thighs! I loved knowing that I was fully in my body, not stuck in my head. Every girl should get a pole and take S-Factor classes.



TIA: Vanity vs. Appollonia?

KROB: That's right, I'm please to meet you... still don't wanna tell you my name...


TIA: Tell us how you enter a room and command attention, fancy girl.

KROB: Fancy? Please, I go to bed early and watch reality shows! But I do have my secret weapons: Big heels. Big hair. Shiny lips.

xoxo,
Tia


HUUUGE PS:
Almost forgot!! In celebration of the launch of Huge Lips Skinny Hips, Karen is gifting one free gloss each to six lucky SYB Babes! To win, answer this pop culture trivia question correctly, and I'll RANDOMLY pick six chicas:

"What year, and at what occasion, did Jennifer Lopez popularize fur faux-lashes?"

52 Comments:

Blogger lucky said...

Cool! More freebies...I believe Ms. Lopez showed off her fab lashes at the 2001 Academy Awards

11:01 PM  
Blogger Fly Vixen [♥] said...

I believe it was the 2001 Oscars...

11:17 PM  
Blogger CincyFan said...

At the 2001 Academy Awards.

11:26 PM  
Blogger sunyblack said...

2001 Oscars

11:33 PM  
Blogger Candice said...

2001 Oscars

11:34 PM  
Blogger caliprynses said...

The 2001 Aademy Awards.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

The year was 2001.

Hope I win!!!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Southern Girl said...

Jennifer Lopez first wore the faux fur lashes in 2001 at the Oscars.

1:05 AM  
Blogger a.g.d. said...

2001 @ the acdemy awards!

1:06 AM  
Blogger Kinky Kandake said...

2001 Academy Awards

3:36 AM  
Blogger pretty mommy said...

Good morning Tia and 'Lina

One of my favorite fashionistas wore the fur lashes to the 2001 Oscars!! I'll never forget it!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Ali_C said...

J.Lo wore the faux-fur lashes to the 2001 Oscars.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

2001 Oscars

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Gigi said...

Hi, Tia! Adore your blog. Jennifer Lopez wore red fox fur lashes at the 2001 Academy Awards.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous E.D. Lewis said...

She wore the lashes to the 2001 Academy Awards. Mr. Shu Uemura created them especially for her.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous E. D. Lewis said...

She wore the lashes @ the 2001 Academy Awards. Mr. Shu Uemura created them especially for her.

9:51 AM  
Blogger 1969 said...

2001 Academy Awards and they were red fox fur :)

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jewel said...

2001 Academy Awards

10:03 AM  
Blogger Melonie said...

Jennifer Lopez showed up and showed out at the 2001 Oscars wearing red-fox-fur lashes!!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

2001 Oscars!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous philly0309 said...

the 2001 Oscars wearing red-fox-fur lashes!!!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Christie said...

Jennifer Lopez wore faux lashes made of red fox fur at the 2005 Academy Awards!

11:16 AM  
Blogger A*E* said...

Jennifer Lopez wore fox-fur lashes designed by Shu Uemura at the Academy Awards in 2001.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous E D Lewis said...

This is my 3rd time trying to post...Mrs Lopez wore the lashes @ the 2001 Academy Awards. They were created by Mr. Shu Uemura especially for her. Please enter me!!!!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

The 2001 Academy Awards

12:12 PM  
Anonymous China Doll said...

Hey Tia,

Well this giveaway was a pleasant surprise! J. Lo first wore the fur faux-lashes to the 2001 Academy Awards.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Jennifer Lopez showed up at the 2001 Oscars wearing red-fox-fur lashes.

12:30 PM  
Blogger nolanlove said...

2001 academy awards

1:27 PM  
Blogger Raven said...

2001 Academy Awards...red fox faux fur lashes!!!!

Oh...most certainly Vanity!!!

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She wore them to the 2001 Academy Awards
*fingers crossed*
-Rasha

2:14 PM  
Blogger beauty am eye said...

Ay Dios Mio!...2001 Academy Awards...LUV HER!

3:07 PM  
Blogger vtgirl1993 said...

2001 Oscars

4:09 PM  
Blogger hipshazel said...

yay! I LOVE lip glosses! That is all I wear! Jennifer Lopez showed up at the 2001 Oscars wearing red-fox-fur lashes, thus starting the trend of faux lashes again!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Jackson's Mommy said...

Hey! LOVE her makeup line! Hope I win... 2001 Academy Awards,fox fur and designed by Japanese makeup mogul Shu Uemura (of eyelash curler fame :-).

6:08 PM  
Blogger Prettygrlnpink said...

2001 Academy Awards

7:12 PM  
Anonymous LeslieR said...

She wore the lashes to the 2001 Academy Awards :)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

2001 Oscars and they were red fox fur.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Charlene said...

Jennifer Lopez wore them at the 2001 Oscars! (says a prayer hoping she can finally win something) :) thanks for this generous offer Tia!

9:57 PM  
Blogger missfraser said...

Academy Awards in 2001!

:)

10:08 PM  
Blogger Tessa said...

2001 Oscars!

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Foxijt said...

La Lopez-Anthony wore faux fur lashes to the 2001 Oscar's

4:07 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

2001 Academy Awards. They were red fox and PETA put a hit out on her for them.

11:44 AM  
Blogger LJ said...

2001 academy awards!! i think the first to popularize faux lashes was in 1960's by twiggy xD

5:51 PM  
Blogger Ebony said...

Loved the interview, she is soo fab and all of inspirations are my favorite style mavens.Love it. Gotta check into the S-Factor, I've heard nothing but great things about it.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Marcie said...

the 2001 Oscars!!

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Melissa P said...

she wore them to the 2001 oscars!

1:58 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Jennifer Lopez started a trend when she wore false eyelashes made from red fox fur to the Academy Awards in 2001.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Halifax said...

It was 2001 at the Oscar

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7:29 AM  
Anonymous lisa p said...

2001 Oscars.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Witty said...

It was the 2001 Oscars. JLo and red fox fur. It was basically the day after that PETA had a fit!

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Tabitha said...

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11:04 AM  
Blogger aaj83 said...

2001 Academy Awards- Oscars

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6:31 PM  

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