Gossip Girl

“Heavy makeup doesn’t cover up the many sleepless nights. I can’t hide under dark drawn-on lines the circles underneath my eyes.” – “Dark Lines” by The Gossip

Women’s Wear Daily announced yesterday that MAC Cosmetics has signed The Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto for their latest collaboration. Ditto joins the likes of such artistes and fashion luminaries as Dame Edna, Daphne Guiness, and Gareth Pugh in collaborating with MAC. According to WWD:

    DITTO THAT: Speaking of Beth Ditto, MAC Cosmetics has signed the singer to create a limited edition collaboration with products expected to hit counters in June. In celebration of the partnership, Ditto will attend this evening’s Gala Sidaction Dîner de la Mode as a guest of John Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and chairman of the MAC AIDS Fund, and Karen Buglisi, MAC global brand president. The MAC AIDS Fund will donate 190,000 euros, or $246,620, to Sidaction this year.

Although born stateside, Beth Ditto and her band Gossip are more widely known in the United Kingdom, where Beth has achieved a certain amount of celebrity. She designed a line of clothing for British retailer Evans, and wrote a column on body image for the UK newspaper The Guardian.

I’m excited to see what Beth and MAC come up with. I’m expecting it to be as unconventional as Beth Ditto herself. And I so want that hot pink lipstick she’s wearing in the MAC promo pic.

And here’s Beth singing at the MAC boutique in Soho for Fashion Night Out 2011:


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