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Archive for February 8th, 2011

Oribe the Fabulous

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Jon Charles, Oribe and me

“When I was styling Anne for the November cover…” That’s Anne as in Hathaway and cover as in Vogue. And that’s how Oribe grabs the attention of a room full of wide-eyed stylists – some of whom weren’t born when he was learning to tease wigs on Diana Ross. The legendary stylist, who has worked on every major magazine, with every important photographer and on every supermodel and A-list star from Kate Moss to Jennifer Lopez, swooped in to the Jon Charles Salon in Wayzata this week to educate staff on the Oribe product line, which the salon just picked up. Oribe demonstrated a few up-dos, like a variation on the “princess” ‘do he did for Anne. “Up dos can be so contrived – they’re aging. I wanted to take a young approach.” But despite all the fanfare and oohing and aahing at his every shake of the hairspray, Oribe keeps it real. “It’s a ponytail – pushed forward, with a fake piece in back and a couple pieces of crap in it. This is fun!”

Brazilian model Camila Alves has a new handbag line on QVC. There. Now that’s been said, and we can delve into more pressing matters, like how much time do Alves, her movie star partner Matthew McConaughey and their two young children spend on the beach?

“Not that much, really,” Alves said during an interview Saturday on Shop Girls, myTalk 107.1. Listen to a podcast here.

Alves and McConaughey live at the beach, and photographers are perched outside their residence on a daily basis, waiting for a shot – Levi’s soaked, droopy diaper and all. “It’s just part of the package,” Alves says of the near constant attention.

Muxo by Camila Alves launches Friday at The leather bags, inspired by different regions of her native Brazil, will sell for $126 to $260. Alves says she got into the handbag business with her mother to create distinct styles she wanted to carry – that could withstand the wear and tear of a supermodel’s globetrotting. At qvc, she’s bringing the prices down for the masses.

Back to Matthew McConaughey. Do you ever tell him, I asked, to put a shirt on?

“Why would I?” Alves replied.

Good point.

Muxo by Camila Alves Soft Pebble Leather Tote, $279.75

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