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Farrah Night at City Theatre

| Thursday, May 22, 2003

Calling all Farrah-philes ... or anyone with a good wig.

A hairdo contest -- plus free food and drink specials -- will highlight Farrah Night, opening at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Gordon Lounge at City Theatre, South Side.

Farrah Night will precede an 8 p.m. performance of the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," featuring Anthony Rapp. Rapp's acting credits include "Rent" on Broadway, and the movie "A Beautiful Mind."

For Farrah Night fun, three judges will award prizes for:

  • Most Fabulous Hair Style.

  • Most Authentic 1970s Hair Style.

  • Most Farrah Hair Style (circa "Charlie's Angels").

    Anyone who works in a hair salon can receive a 10 percent discount on tickets to "Hedwig." Regular ticket prices are $25 to $35, or $10 for age 25 and younger.

    Make reservations for the show. No reservations are necessary for the free hairdo competition. Simply show up.

    City Theatre is at Bingham and 13th streets, South Side. Details: (412) 431-2489.

    TARGET TO DEBUT COLLECTION

    Target's everywoman shoppers certainly know Isaac Mizrahi by name -- he has a talk show on the Oxygen cable channel, he was the subject of the 1995 documentary "Unzipped" and his couture line was one of the most celebrated during the early 1990s.

    Up until now, though, most of these women probably didn't give much thought to owning an Isaac Mizrahi.

    Now, Mizrahi's new collection for Target lands in stores in August and it features very au courant modish styles, including colorblock sweaters in orange, red, pink and yellow that match his new, very geometric label; driving gloves with bows complemented by driving moccasin shoes; and full skirts with slim waists.

    "This is not as much 'fashion' as it is 'solutions,'" explains Mizrahi, who says his collaboration with the retailer is his chance "to dress America."

    "This is about sophistication meets a state fair. ... They are clothes you wear wherever you want."

    Mizrahi, who recently previewed the line in New York, says he envisions the same black suit as appropriate attire for a mother to wear to church, an open house at a child's school or dinner out.

    The New York-based designer believes his look will resonate with the rest of the country because it's not as intimidating as the runway styles women see in magazines. "I've always been more influenced by architecture and furniture designers than fashion designers," he says.

    Cosmetic award winners

    Lighter, softer and more natural-looking cosmetics are the darlings of the beauty industry right now.

    The winning skin-care, hair, color and fragrance products at the recent Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards indicate a trend toward weightlessness and natural beauty, says Carlotta Jacobson, the organization's president.

    Top makeup products include Lancome Paris Matte Finish Shine-Control Sheer Pressed Powder Long Wear and Shiseido The Makeup Hydro-Liquid Compact, which Jacobson describes as an ideal multipurpose foundation and powder.

    In the skin-care categories, there is an emphasis on interesting ingredients, such as white tea, marine extract and other botanicals, according to Jacobson. As companies find new ingredients and make advancements in technology, they put out products to join -- but not replace -- some of the tried and true formulas, she explains.

    And Kiehl's wax-based sunscreen, which doesn't run if it gets wet, receives top marks as a family product.

    The winners, chosen by more than 1,000 industry insiders, including beauty editors and company executives:

  • Bath or body treatment : Clinque Deep Comfort Body Butter.

  • Cleanser or toner: Shiseido Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Sheets Oil-Free Alcohol-Free.

  • Eye treatment: Origin's A Perfect World for Eyes Firming Moisture Treatment With White Tea.

  • Mask, peel or scrub : Qiora Face-Wrapping Spa Mask.

  • Moisturizer : Lancome Paris Impactive Multi Performance Silkening Moisturizer.

  • Problem-solving product: Estee Lauder Perfectionist Correcting Serum for Lines/Wrinkles.

  • Hair-care : KMS Haircare Turnstylr Do-Over Spray.

  • Home or environment scent : Slatkin & Co.'s Elton John 4 Candle.

  • Makeup eye product : Lancome Paris Flextencils Full Extension Curving Mascara.

  • Makeup face product : (a tie) Lancome Paris Matte Finish Shine-Control Sheer Pressed Powder Long Wear and Shiseido The Makeup Hydro-Liquid Compact.

  • Makeup lip product : Lancome Paris Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss.

  • Makeup multipurpose product : Chanel Crayon Visage Duo Face Colour Pencil.

  • Makeup nail-care product : Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Nail Lacquer.

  • Men's scent : Marc Jacobs Men Eau de Toilette by American Designer Fragrances Division of Parfums Givenchy.

  • Women's scent : Vera Wang Eau de Parfum by Unilever Prestige.

  • Sun product : Kiehl's Since 1851 All Sport Non-Freeze SPF 30.

    - From staff and wire reports

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