Beauty Buzz: Rita Ora’s Pretty In Pearls, Lena Dunham Lightens Her Locks, and Ted Gibson Ties the Knot


Coif chameleon Rita Ora has switched up her style once again by channeling a blend of Chanel’s Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 looks! The “Black Widow” songstress stepped out on stage at V Festival over the weekend in a pearl encrusted ensemble up to her tresses. Ora credited stylist Chris Appleton with the hair handiwork, who weaved dozens of the mini minerals of in a series of braids throughout her pumped up pony. [Instagram]

While we’re eagerly awaiting any news from the Girls set, it looks like Hannah Horvath has a new look! Lena Dunham debuted a platinum blonde bowl cut via Instagram on Friday, leaving everyone to speculate whether it was a wig or not for the new season. Turns out, it’s real, thanks to Dunham’s participation in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. [Glam Blush]

Congrats are in order for Ted Gibson and his hubby Jason Backe! Though the pair held a symbolic ceremony back in 1996, they officially tied the knot last week in a low-key ceremony at Hudson Rover Park in New York with Gibson girl Lupita Nyong’o in attendance. “It was important, for us to get married,” Mr. Gibson said. “First for love, second for money, third because we can. It’s monumental to me that we can marry, and it would be stupid if we didn’t.” [New York Times]

Estee Lauder is not content to take over the beauty counter – they’re heading to your kitchen, too! The beauty brand partnered with Momofuku to create a cookie inspired by Estée Lauder’s iconic scent, Private Collection. The cookie concoction contains the heart of Bulgarian rose from Lauder’s personal blend (using rose extract), dried strawberries, and vanilla. While you can’t snap up one up, the cosmetic company has the full recipe online to stir up for your next beauty bash! [Refinery 29]

We love a bold lip look, but certain formulas can last much longer than expected–like through a makeup wipe, a shower, and well into the next day kind of long. Bite Beauty has a simple solution: swipe and go with their upcoming Lush Lip Wipes. Hitting Sephora on August 21, the wipes are packed with melon fruit extract, manuka honey, resveratrol, and more to purge the pigment and leave your lips feeling lush. Adding these to my NYFW shopping list ASAP! [Glam Inbox]