Boss Fragrances just announced that it has signed British actress, fashion designer, and on-again, off-again It girl Sienna Miller to front the campaign for its new feminine fragrance Boss Orange. Thomas Burkhardt, global marketing director for Hugo Boss Fragrances, was quoted as saying that Miller “truly embodies the spirit of the brand” in an article published by Cosmetics Business this morning, which we can only take to mean that the scent is inspired by yacht-side, topless lounging in the company of married men. How…aspirational?
In addition to getting an opportunity to watch some of the best makeup artists in the world play with a selection of as-yet-unreleased cosmetics this week, we got word of a few new launches that we think you might find very interesting. MAC Cosmetics has big plans for black; it will release a still unnamed collection of black lip glosses, lipsticks, eye shadows, and greasepaint sticks later this year, all of which are as versatile as they are straightforward. Cases in point: Polly Osmond used the black lipstick from the new line to create maybe the best gray lip of the week at Tuleh; Charlotte Tilbury applied the new gold-flecked black gloss to eyes for a wet shimmer
at Donna Karan; and Tom Pecheux combined the metallic black Mineralize Eye Shadow with shades of blue and gray for a more complex smoky eye at Badgley Mischka. We were even more intrigued by a tip we got backstage at Doo.Ri, where we learned that manicurist and nail polish creative genius Jin Soon is reportedly partnering with MAC to launch a line of matte nail polishes due out in September. (Like we’ve said before, matte nail polish: huge for fall.) You heard it here first.
With all the craziness going on, we only just now realized that MAC finally posted the elaborate video it made in conjunction with its massive Hello Kitty launch last week. We had the bizarre pleasure of watching this last fall when we previewed the collection in a room full of overenthusiastic marketing folk and other bloggers (whose love for the animated character far surpassed our own) and have been wanting to share it with you, dear readers, ever since. A few points for discussion: that strange pink portal reminiscent of the birth canal; the quick transition from fluffy fantasy to a dark S&M house of horrors; male bondage dancers with large cat heads. Maybe it’s just us, but the whole thing smacks of a bad trip, rather than an advertisement for makeup. Go on, have a look. And don’t be shy about sharing your thoughts.
At 4 feet and 4 inches, Svetlana Pankratova’s legs hold the world record as the longest for a woman in the world—and would likely come up to our shoulders, seeing as how we measure in at a wee 5 foot 3 inches tall. (We like to maintain that our “big presence” makes us seem taller.) To capitalize on her freakish, er, impressive stature, Kiehl’s Since 1851 has enlisted the lanky blonde to help them relaunch its Close Shaverettes Simply Mahvelous Legs Shave Cream by asking customers to guess how long they think it takes Ms. Pankratova to get those gams nice and smooth. Starting this morning and going until March 5, you can log onto www.kiehls.com or walk into any Kiehl’s retail store to place your bet for a chance to win a year’s worth of the rich cream packed with allantoin, chamomile, and sesame seed oil. We’re gonna guess…5 minutes and 43 seconds, give or take a few seconds for the shock and awe to settle in every time she peers below her waist.
Valentine’s Day weekend is officially upon us and while its coinciding with the start of fashion week is putting a bit of a wrench in our plans, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying all of the beauty specials on offer for your pampering pleasure. We’ve compiled a short list of some of the best bets for date-prepping or plain old indulging and ask only that you think of us trudging around the mean streets of Manhattan doing backstage coverage when you’re taking that soothing bath, getting that massage, or enjoying that free facial. Sigh… Click here to read on >