21 posts tagged "Bottega Veneta"
In other fragrance video news, David Beckham has given the world a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the campaign shoot for his new scent Homme, and if it smells as good as he looks, then we are down. In the TV spot, a shirtless Beckham runs around and then poses in a “razor-sharp” suit. [GQ]
Kristen Stewart’s next big role, post-Bella Swan? Snow White. The actress is set to take on the part of the Disney princess and has already been spotted sporting the character’s alabaster skin and curled raven locks, thanks to her personal on-set stylist, Bonnie Clevering. [Hollywood Life]
If you thought dip-dyed hair was so last year, guess again. “Cascading tips,” as super-stylist Sally Hershberger calls the look, “feels fresh now.” Ladies, to your tubs of Manic Panic. [NYT]
Jessica Chastain might not be a household name yet, but the flame-haired actress is about to be huge. The Tree of Life star has—count them—five big films on the docket for the rest of the year, including Tate Taylor’s mega-hyped The Help and Wilde Salome, on which Al Pacino served as both star and director. Chastain’s first big red-carpet cameo came this May in Cannes—alongside Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, no less. We had the pleasure of meeting her there at Calvin Klein Euphoria and Calvin Klein Collection’s soirée for the International Filmmakers Project. And we caught up with her again last night at Bottega Veneta’s New York fragrance launch. Turns out, Chastain is as big a fan of fragrance as film. “I change perfumes for every part I play,” she revealed, explaining that she has a tight-knit relationship with Le Labo’s Fabrice Penot. “I’ll call him up and say, ‘this is what the character is like,’ and he’ll make me up a perfume.” For Terence Malick’s Tree of Life, she wore Le Labo’s Orange Blossom; for August’s espionage thriller, The Debt, it was Le Labo’s Vetiver. The made-to-order fragrance company’s Patchouli provided Chastain’s scent inspiration for her role in the upcoming contemporary apocalyptic tale, Take Shelter, but she switched allegiances for The Help: “I wore Chanel No. 5 for [that one],” she admits of the movie set in the 1960′s South. Coco wins again.
The designer fragrance boom, is, well, booming. This Fall will see the release of new olfactory offerings from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Fendi, Prada, and Bottega Veneta, which debuted its premiere scent last night at a cocktail party on the Upper East Side. “It’s based on the idea of leather, not the smell of leather,” Vice President of Marketing for Bottega Veneta Fragrances, Coty Prestige Thomas Lalague said of the floral chypre eau that features classically masculine notes like oak moss, benzoin, and Indian patchouli softened by more feminine hints of jasmine sambac and plum. “The trail is very feminine but I think it will appeal to men and women,” Lalague said, pointing out that its future success will be due to the committed involvement of the house’s creative director, Tomas Maier. “It was about an inspiration more than anything,” Maier said of his vision—an inspiration that stemmed specifically from the idea of a house in the Venetian countryside, with dark wood floors, leather bound books, and a warm breeze circulating the scent of wildflowers, cut grass, and hay. Maier, in turn, was eager to share credit with his perfuming partner, Robertet’s Michel Almairac. “A nose is something magic.”
When asked why the brand had decided to branch out into fragrance now, the designer replied that it was “the right time for the company. If there’s no image of a woman, there’s no need for a fragrance.” Having spent the last ten years building this image of “a woman who knows what she wants, is very confident and not about trends,” it seems that the need for a scent is now very real: BV fans like Jen Brill, Giovanna Battaglia, and Coco Brandolini all turned up to toast Maier. “Usually perfumes from big brands feel heavy. But this is the first one that’s not heavy, and that’s so important. And the bottle!” effused Brandolini of the rounded flacon with the house’s signature intrecciato woven leather pattern carved out on the bottom. “I never buy a fragrance if the bottle is bad and I love to have [this one] on my dresser.”
The first pictures of Kate Moss’ nuptials to Kills front man Jamie Hince are hitting the Web—as are details about the supe’s wedding day glam squad. Backstage regular Sam McKnight reportedly did Moss’ hair, while London’s manicurist-with-the mostest, Sophy Robson, was on nail duty. [Grazia]
Let it be known, Hollywood life is not for Emma Watson. “L.A. scares the crap out of me. I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it,” says the Harry Potter star in the August issue of Bazaar. [People]
At long last, details on Bottega Veneta’s debut fragrance—and they’re good! The label’s designer, Tomas Maier, was actively involved in the creation of the leathery floral chypre, incorporating notes of patchouli, oak moss, Italian bergamot, Indian jasmine sambac, and Brazilian pink peppercorns. His inspiration point? “An old house in the beautiful countryside in the Veneto region of Italy with rolling green hills.” [WWD]
Jil Sander is jumping on the designer perfume bandwagon, too, with a fruity oriental offering called Eve due out this Fall. [WWD]
And while she may not be getting in on the 2011 action, expect to see plenty more of Anna Sui on the fragrance front next year. The New York designer has signed a new licensing deal with Inter Parfums that will bring way more visibility to her beauty brand. [WWD]
Twiggy may have favored the sleeker, side-parted chignon that Guido Palau revisited at Alberta Ferretti this season, but the rest of the Sixties social set was much more interested in styles embodied by a single word: height. And so, to properly compliment Tomas Maier’s shift dresses and cardi sets at Bottega Veneta this weekend, Palau provided just that—heavily backcombed, texturized updos. “Rich ’60s glamor” is how he described his coifs, which he prepped with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for body, side parted and gathered into either a low ponytail or a French twist, pinning and securing with a halo of Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray. It harked back to the volume and silhouette of Sam McKnight’s streaked, rolled, Hitchcockian styles at Fendi last week, Eugene Souleiman’s half-up, half-down version at Peter Som, and the towering designs at Ruffian and Suno as well. Like the tall toppers that made a splash for Fall 2010, high and mighty is turning out to be a, um, big idea for Fall 2011.