8 posts tagged "Fashion’s Night Out"
After months of buzz and a few truly swoon-worthy capsule collections, Tom Ford’s full cosmetics range hit shelves exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman this week. And we don’t use the word “full” lightly: While Ford has dabbled in lipsticks and nail lacquers for one-offs and limited-edition Fashion’s Night Out promotions, he’s pulled out all of the stops for his latest launch, lending his design talent to four general categories: color, contouring, skincare, and scent. His color range includes blushes, lip glosses, nail lacquers, eye shadow quads, and the Noir Absolute for Eyes, a multitasking black pigment that can be worn as a shadow or a liner. The highlight of the contouring offerings is Shade and Illuminate, a duo of creamy pigments that add definition and highlights. And as for skincare, he’s devised two cleansers, two moisturizers, an eye cream, a serum, and an Illuminating Protective Primer with SPF 32. Known for his fragrances, Ford has also created two new scents: Santal Blush, a sheer sandalwood eau meant to represent the line’s nude tones, and Jasmine Rouge, a red-bottled homage to the white flower that speaks to the collection’s richer tones. The designer was in New York to present the line at Bergdorf Goodman’s newly erected Tom Ford Beauty counter, which is where we had the pleasure of catching up with him. Here, he talks favorites and why the next beauty frontier just might be makeup for men.
The Fashion’s Night Out festivities begin in a couple of hours. Should you still be trying to figure out where the best beauty buys, fragrance previews, and free manicures will be, we’ve got a cheat sheet for you. Here, our top ten hit list for some after-hours primping.
What: We told you about Inès de la Fresange’s new fragrance collection for Roger Vivier back in July, and while the scents won’t officially launch until October, the RV Boutique on Madison will be previewing all five of them tonight, while hosts like Leighton Meester and Coco Brandolini sip Champagne and toss back a canapé or two.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: 750 Madison Ave. at 65th street, NYC
Revlon at Rag & Bone
What: The makeup giant’s global artistic director, Gucci Westman, will be taking up residence at husband and Rag & Bone designer David Neville’s Mercer Street storefront with Revlon’s brand ambassador Holly Berry in tow. Ping-pong, burgers, and mini-makeovers will abound, as will Westman’s new ColourBurst Lipstick in Fashion’s Night Pout (cle-ver), a creamy nude that will not be sold in stores but will be doled out to anyone who makes a purchase or donates to Berry’s Jenesse Center Foundation.
When: 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Rag & Bone, 119 Mercer St., NYC
Fashion’s Night Out is still two and a half weeks away, but there are certain beauty happenings on that night’s calendar that already have us pretty excited. Frédéric Fekkai stylists will be on hand at Henri Bendel to treat your tresses to one of five different Marchesa runway looks; Jade Jagger will be making an appearance at Saks’ Guerlain counter to debut her new Guerlain Shalimar bottle in person; and if you’re feeling like a little musical interlude, Sean Lennon and Maybelline spokesmodel Charlotte Kemp Muhl will be providing live tunes at Maybelline’s mobile hot spot in the Meatpacking District while makeup artists work some makeover magic on anyone who stops by. The one thing that truly has us counting down the days is nail-related (obviously) and pretty next-level, if we do say so ourselves: Peter Philips has created a limited-edition set of khaki-colored nail lacquers that will debut in New York at Chanel stores on Fashion’s Night Out. Khaki Brun is an earthy gray-brown; Khaki Rose is a muted, dusty terra-cotta; and our personal favorite, Khaki Vert, is a mossy green that just may be this fall’s answer to October ’09′s smash hit Jade. A little heads-up to leave your fingers un-manicured on September 10 so you can get properly suited up for the shows.
Last night, as the city opened its doors to fashion lovers of all walks of life, we noticed a point of commonality among the celebrities, designers, models, and general public who took to the streets. That would be the red lip. We wore one, and half the editors we ran into were wearing one, as were many of the shopgirls we encountered along the way. Rihanna possibly wore it best, though, choosing an orange-y tomato shade to hobnob with Giuseppe Zanotti at his Madison Avenue boutique, where she helped stimulate consumerism by drawing a serious crowd outside (countless pairs of shoes were no doubt sold only moments later). Thoughts on the color and the blue shimmer accents on her eyes?
The clock is winding down to the official start of the Fashion’s Night Out festivities, so we thought we’d give you a few more reasons to go out and get gorgeous tomorrow night. Below, find our updated list of steals, deals, and general good times to be had all over the city. For the record, free flower bouquets, star-studded karaoke, and totally gratis styling sessions spell banner evening to us.
To celebrate its commitment to the art of fragrance combining, Jo Malone will be offering custom floral arrangements by a stylist from British floral shop Jane Packer, inspired by your perfume purchases. Pick up a bottle of Red Roses for yourself and leave with a dozen long stems for your living room.
Stop By: 946 Madison Ave. at 75th St.
Kiehl’s Since 1851
Kiehl’s Since 1851 will be setting up a Karaoke Karnival hosted by Entourage‘s Emmanuelle Chriqui from 7 to 11 p.m. at its East Village flagship. Everyone who sings will get a complimentary tube of the brand’s Lip Balm #1 and spectators will be treated to more than a few undisclosed celebrity performances. (Spoiler alert: American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis will kick things off promptly at 7).
Stop By: 109 Third Ave. at 13th St.
Have you ever just wanted a straight, informed answer to that burning question, is Creme de La Mer really worth the price? Well, tomorrow night might be your chance to get it when Robin Shandler, executive director of global product development at the Max Huber Research Labs, will be on hand at Saks from 7 to 10 p.m. to personally answer questions while guests enjoy signature La Mer skincare and color treatments.
Stop By: 611 Fifth Ave. at 50th St.
Here’s one for the guys. To properly launch its new men’s range stateside, all Molton Brown outlets in the city will be transformed into British pubs serving pints of British ales with traditional salted snacks.
Stop By: Click here for a list of locations.
To further promote its sponsorship of Betsey Johnson’s runway show this season, Stila will be offering complimentary makeovers at Johnson’s Soho boutique. It’s the perfect combination of Lip Glaze and frilly frocks.
Stop By: 138 Wooster St. at Houston St.
Bumble and Bumble
It’s all about updos, uptown, and being up late. Get a free styling session at the Bumble and Bumble Salon in Midtown and learn backstage secrets from the Bb editorial team. You can even choose a style straight from the Fall runways and your stylist will re-create the look for you on the spot. We recommend trying out one of the eighties bouffants from the Marc Jacobs show.
Stop By:146 E 56th St. between Third Ave. and Lexington Ave.