Pucci X Guerlain-------
There’s nothing we like more than when two of our favorite brands join forces for a collaboration that has “must own” written all over it. Spring 2011′s Loeffler Randall x Suno shoe collection immediately comes to mind, as does Christopher Kane’s recent denim line for J Brand. The beauty industry has not been without its own pairing of powerhouses, as Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen joined forces with J.Crew on a signature lipstick bullet last summer and word of Marc Jacobs’ forthcoming makeup partnership with Sephora spread like wildfire when it was announced last week. Next month will see the debut of another winning combination, as Pucci image director Laudomia Pucci and Guerlain creative director Olivier Échaudemaison release the French fragrance house’s new Terra Azzura color range. The entire lineup—which includes a bronzer/blush palette; an Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eye Shadow; a new Le 2 Mascara in Capri, a bright blue (very Stella McCartney Fall 2012); a new shade of Khol Kajal eyeliner in Blu Acqua, an intense indigo; three shades of Terracotta lip gloss; and two new Terracotta nail polishes—was inspired by Winter Capri, one of Pucci’s iconic archival prints that is laced with blue and green swirls. The theme is most visible in the Meteorites Perles d’Azure, though, which boasts Guerlain’s classic iridescent powder pearls in shades of sheer pink, ivory, tangerine, bronze, and turquoise encased by a mini tub emblazoned with the Pucci motif. The lid features the Italian designer’s original, hand-scrawled signature—as well as a series of implicit letters that spell out “must own.”
$58, available May 1 at www.neimanmarcus.com.