August 23 2014

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3 posts tagged "Gucci Guilty"

Tell Me About It, Stud



Fun fact: Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, owns approximately 8,000 vinyl records. If you look at the house’s heritage and relationship to the music world, her extensive personal collection shouldn’t come as much of a surprise: Everyone from Rod Stewart and Eric Clapton to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars have donned the Italian label. The Fall 2014 collection that came down the runway today, however, was certainly more dolly bird than dark and dramatic rock goddess. There was plenty of leather involved, but it came in the form of swingy minidresses and flat Chelsea boots. Never fear, the brand hasn’t entirely abandoned its guitar-smashing spirit in favor of the London look: Launching this month is Gucci Guilty Stud, a limited-edition flacon emblazoned with—what else?—gold and silver studs (four hundred per bottle, to be precise). Inside, the oriental floral eau (Pour Femme) and spicy blend laced with patchouli, lavender, and lemon (Pour Homme) remain unchanged; it’s simply the exterior that’s received an edgy update. If you decide to swap out your black bomber jacket for a tailored, pastel peacoat (like the one worn by Kasia Struss in look nine), consider contrasting that piece of candy-colored perfection with a fragrance that boasts a bit more bite.

Gucci Guilty Stud Pour Femme, $80, Pour Homme, $88;

Allison Williams Gets a Beauty Deal; Kate Middleton Says Bye-Bye to Bronze; And More…


Girls has already inspired a nail polish line, and with just one season to its name and another currently airing on HBO, the show just scored its first beauty contract as well: Allison Williams has been named the new face of Simple Skincare. [People StyleWatch]

Gucci has just released a new installment of its Frank Miller-directed Gucci Guilty commercial, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Captain America, a.k.a Chris Evans. The ad spot is to celebrate the arrival of Gucci Guilty Black for him and for her, and the one-minute short film is fittingly…dark. [YouTube]

There’s a rumor going around London that Kate Middleton has given up her fake-tanning habit to ensure that she isn’t exposed to any chemicals while pregnant with the heir to the throne of England. Too bad it’s the dead of winter across the pond. [Mirror]

Remember the gold chevron manicure we spotted on Beyoncé at her Super Bowl conference last week? It looks like she stayed the gilded course to perform at the big game yesterday. Why fix what’s not broken? [The Cut]

Photo: Mark Sullivan/WireImage

Eau De Snooki, Bond No. 9 Goes West, And More…


As a follow-up to the obligatory book she launched this month, Jersey Shore‘s Snooki has plans to go big in 2011 with denim, home wares, and, you guessed it, beauty products. Looks like she’ll be facing some stiff competition, too. [Village Voice]

Miss America airs next week and Miss Delaware, Kayla Martell, who suffers from alopecia areata, the rare autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, is out to prove that bald is beautiful. [Sify]

Wondering which 2010 perfume launches were a big holiday hit? That would be Gucci Guilty, Acqua di Gioia, and Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle d’Opium, all of which dominated sales at department stores last month. For the niche-minded fragrance aficionados, Byredo Parfums’ M/Mink and Frédéric Malle’s Portrait of a Lady came out on top. [NYT]

So what lays ahead for the fragrance world? If you’re Bond No. 9, it’s a new storefront in New York’s Meatpacking District—a fitting home for its High Line-inspired flacon that launched last year. [Racked]

Photo: Scott Gries / PictureGroup / AP Photo