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Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.
Fashion e-tailer Net-a-Porter will add beauty to its offering of high-end designer clothing and accessories next week. The launch will start with high-end brands, including Chantecaille, Natura Bissé, Aesop, and Le Metier de Beaute, and add more every week. How do they expect to compete with other beauty e-tailers like, say, Sephora, who have already successfully cornered the market? By integrating integrating beauty and fashion, the company says. "We see it as so symbiotic with the rest of our offerings," a rep told WWD. Look for it on March 20. [WWD]
Elegant-gown-maker and Johnny Weir-apologizer Tadashi Shoji is trying his hand at a fragrance. "I was inspired by the chic and sophisticated women that I love to dress. The result is a soft and subtle signature scent," he explains. [WWD]
YSL demonstrates further commitment to all things '90s with the introduction of "Baby Doll mascara." It will retail for $30 and come in black, blue, brown and violet. We're sure there's a way to make something plaid out of that. [WWD]
Rachel Zoe is expanding her chain of blow-out salons, identifying LA as the likeliest next home for DreamDry, but she's not stopping there. "Really there's no end to the potential. I can't think of a place that wouldn't want to have it," she says. [WWD]
How are people reacting to the Skin Cancer Foundation's recent statement about the safety of UV gel manicures? Nails Magazine editor Hannah Lee speaks for many: "Personally, I don't think we'll see an increase [in the number of] women applying sunscreen on their hands before putting them in the UV lights." [Fashionista]
And now, a glimpse into Allison Williams' private beauty scrapbooking habit:
"I have been collecting, just tearing things out of magazines for years and years and years... Once I started looking at that, I thought, Hmm, how could I wear this, how do I wear this makeup? Do I have the vibe of these women, could I pull it off? Look at this one! (She shows a photo of a beautiful blonde with a high ponytail.) I wrote in it, "creepy resemblance. I should be able to look like her!" [T Magazine]