Dior Throws A Garden Party-------
Normandy it was not, but the fresh-cut rose, dahlia, and tulip centerpieces that dotted the tables set up at the Chateau Marmont yesterday for Dior’s sneak peak at its new Spring beauty offerings were a close second to Christian Dior’s childhood garden in the French coastal town. Between chitchat and nibbling on pretty pastel macarons, partygoers like Nicole Richie, Samantha Traina, and Molly Sims, the host of the new show Project Accessory, couldn’t get enough of the soon-to-launch floral-themed palette. “I love Dior. I feel French just saying it,” said Sims. “My mother has been using Dior perfume for 30 years. When I smell it, I think of her.”
Of everything in the new collection, which includes three new shades of Ultra-Shine Lip Glosses, the buzz was loudest about the green and purple nail polishes, Waterlily and Forget-Me-Not, respectively, that makeup artist Pat McGrath previewed backstage at the show in Paris earlier this month. The lacquers actually smell like roses once they’ve dried. “The scented polishes are really exciting,” Parenthood‘s Erika Christensen effused. The new collection hits stores in February 2012.