Thursday, November 6, 2014

Roseanne Barr Got Down & Got Groovy with Christopher Makos for Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

By Laura Medina

The occasion was a charity fundraiser for the deadly Ovarian Cancer but the star of the night was the revamped hipster, comedian Roseanne Barr and the belle of the ball was the artist Christopher Makos, the man who designed the limited edition label for Kiehl's iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion.

Among an array of much younger celebrities, Christopher Makos and Roseanne Barr taught us young'uns a thing or two.  The older your are, the shorter your life,...heck, why not let loose and live life. Christopher, a Pennsylvania-based artist, who was the photographer de riguer during the heady days of Manhattan club/night life back in the Eighties, has been rediscovered by Kiehl's impresario president, Chris Salgardo, to a new generation of tastemakers.

Christopher Makos was having a time of his life in Beverly Hills' trendy Robertson Blvd.  Here, Roseanne Barr giving him a ride on Kiehl's Harley-Davidson chopper.

The Hollywood crowd had never encountered a more enthusiastic man than Christopher Makos.

This was also a re-introduction of Roseanne Barr too.  With a new look, Roseanne Barr re-emerged as an hipster rocker grooving and getting down to the tunes from DJ Samantha Ronson.

Young Hollywood showed their love and respect to Christopher Makos and Roseanne Barr, such as Gilles Marini.  Trivia tidbit, Gilles Marini uses Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion to soak up the excess oil off his face or else, he'll have pimples and acne scars..; and he's no fan of plastic surgery.

Hollywood's hottest women comedian, Heather McDonald was giddy chatting with the legendary Roseanne Barr, who just wanted to party.

Still, you have to remember the purpose of all this celebration, using Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion with a limited-edition label by Christopher Makos, to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer.

While viewing an Andy Warhol exhibit, Chris Salgardo was intrigued by this peculiar artist's work.  He found it was by  Christopher Makos.

As the president of Kiehl's, Mr. Salgardo, jokingly, "stalked" Mr. Makos on Google.  While googling, Mr. Salgardo found out that Andy Warhol used Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion.  What a cosmic connection!     

Then, he sent his public relations team to "hunt down" Mr. Makos.  For the next year and a half, Mr. Makos was playing hard to get with Kiehl's pr team before he agreed and settled down to designing the limited-edition label for Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion.

Which brought a teary-eyed, heart-felt Christopher Makos to Kiehl's Robertson Blvd. boutique.  Making a comparison between Manhattan's University Club where Kiehl's did their New York Ovarian Cancer fundraiser, Mr. Makos called it being among the "Walking Dead."  Soon, he burst into tears of joy, saying partying with Roseanne Barr in Hollywood brought him alive.  Christopher Makos couldn't be happier.,default,pd.html?start=11&cgid=face-toners

Among the festivities, guests did a silent auction on 100 autographed and numbered silkscreen version of the limited-edition Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion label, on an iPad.  This is how they raised money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund that night.

Gilles Marini showing the love with Chris Salgardo and a fellow Kiehl's Life-Rider.

DJ Samantha Ronson spun tunes.  E! Catt Sadler joined the party along with fellow E! correspondent, Ali Fedotowsky

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