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24 posts tagged "Bottega Veneta"

Bottega Does Beauty—And Well

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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.”

Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Kate Moss Gets Wedding-Day Gorgeous; A Preview Of Bottega Veneta’s First Fragrance; And More…

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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]

Photo: Neil Mockford / FilmMagic / Getty Images

High And Mighty: Big, Retro Hair Is Back

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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.

Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com

The “Glorified Comb-Over,” Take Three

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With so many fashion shows each season in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we frequently see repeat appearances in the hair department. Chignons, twists, ponytails, and partings pop up with regularity, but these recurrences are slightly more noticeable when it’s the more avant-garde efforts that get a second or third go-around, as is the case with hairstylist Guido Palau’s glorified comb-over. The slicked-to-one-side, matted-down look premiered at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2010 show, and then Palau reprised it the same season at Bottega Veneta—a double take we noted on this blog. It’s because of our acute awareness of said style that it was hard to miss yesterday at Diesel Black Gold. There, with his trusty bottles of Redken 16 Hardwear Super Strong Gel and Forceful 23 Finishing Spray to work with, Palau went for it again. What do you think: Third time’s a charm, or was once enough?

Photo: Clockwise from left, Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com at Diesel Black Gold; Don Ashby / FirstView.com at Alexander Wang; Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse / FirstView.com at Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Taps Nine d’Urso; Rihanna Goes Big With Beauty In New “S&M” Video; And More…

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Like mother, like daughter. Lagerfeld muse Inès de la Fressange’s daughter, Nine d’Urso, will be the new face of Bottega Veneta’s premiere fragrance due out this fall. [WWD]

Rihanna’s new video for her single “S&M” hit the Web hard today. Aside from a cameo by one of Prada’s striped stoles for Spring, we spotted five different hair looks, four different nail designs—including cherry red and zebra print—and three different lip colors, our favorite being bubblegum pink. And that was just on the first viewing! [Fader]

Emily Blunt has cashed in her dark chestnut locks in favor of a new light brown shade with blond highlights. Hey, it’s never too early to prep for the summer sun. [E!]

Oprah will announce on her show this afternoon that she and her staff are about to embark on a vegan diet challenge for one week! If you haven’t already set your Tivo, you know what to do. [Huff Po]

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