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The World Has Steven Meisel To Thank for Matte Bobby Pins

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Here's one thing we learned from Fashionista's profile of New York beauty emporium Ricky's: the world apparently has Steven Meisel to thank for matte bobby pins.

"Back then, photoshopping a fashion spread was an onerous task, and Meisel asked Kenig if he could get any bobby pins that weren't shiny, because they had to airbrush them out of the photos. Such a thing didn't exist, so whenever Meisel needed them, Kenig would make them by hand for Meisel using sandpaper. Eventually that led to the creation of tons of other specialty bobby pins, and now hair tools are a Ricky's signature."

Magazine publisher Hearst has partnered with Estée Lauder on the first Flipboard magazine created for a product launch. Beauty Book will feature original fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle content from members of Hearst's editorial teams (including Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and Marie Claire) designed specifically around selling Lauder's Advanced Night Repair skin serum. [WWD]

Breathing new life into the Avon model, BeautyCounter is trying to revive the old school style of door-to-door beauty sales with beauty parties. [Fashionista]

Sold only in limited edition batches since 2004, Armani Privé is re-issuing all ten of their previously released fragrances plus four new scents.[Refinery29 ]

After wearing a wig everyday for 12 years to help deal with Thyroid-related hair loss, Wendy Williams is moving into the hair game with her own wig collection, available September 1. [WWD]
—Alyssa Carroll