39 posts tagged "Guerlain"
Recognizing that the style savvy in southern Missouri might be just as anxious as New Yorkers to partake of its iconic and often hard-to-find creations, Guerlain is expanding beyond its seven U.S. boutiques with an online trunk show to give everyone with access to a computer the chance to own a piece of its olfactory collection. For a limited 14-day period, the French brand has set up shop on www.neimanmarcus.com, so that if you do not call New York, L.A., Las Vegas, or Florida home, you can still get in on in-store exclusives—like the brand’s legendary 180th Year Collector’s Case with 18 classic best sellers (including Jicky, Guerlain’s still-popular elixir from 1889), of which only 60 pieces were made for sale in the United States. Click here to view the full list of offerings.
In fashion terms, the “little black dress” is something every woman should own: an easy, flattering piece that is as simple as it is sexy and glamorous. So ingrained has this dressing staple become in our social psyches that it has taken on metaphoric meaning, coming to represent the idea of a go-to for those times when dark clouds of crisis—be it wardrobe or other—start to gather. This month, the fragrance industry gets its own version of the fabric phenom with Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire, a licorice and sweet rose concoction with hints of Sicilian lemon and nutty macaroon. If the popularity of the original L.B.D. (or L.P.R.N. en français) is any indication, this flacon has success printed all over it—as well as a picture of a scooped neck, tie-sleeved version of the closet essential (see image above). We prefer a more hourglass cut, but that won’t stop us from spritzing generously.
You can thank the ruling on a class-action lawsuit for what could legitimately be the best thing that’s happened to you all year: Beginning on January 20 and continuing for one week, $175 million worth of free cosmetics will be doled out at beauty counters across the country while supplies last. According to an article in BusinessWeek, retail giants like Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, and Macy’s as well as a handful of designer brands including Lancôme, Chanel, Guerlain, and Estée Lauder broke antitrust laws and conspired to fix prices on a number of their products. To pay back customers who may have been affected by the alleged scheme, which reportedly spans almost ten years from 1994 to 2003, anyone who purchased products from these stores is entitled to receive one free item in reparation. Click here for a full list of participating stores and brands and get ready to get yours on Tuesday morning.
Brooke Shields has been the poster child for full eyebrows since she inspired fantasies of illegal proportions as the 15-year-old face of Calvin Klein Jeans. But as model and Estée Lauder spokeswoman Hilary Rhoda displays in the August issue of Numero (and pretty much every magazine you flip through these days), she’s the new brow queen in town. “If you want to let your brows grow in, you sometimes have to go through an ugly phase,” advises Guerlain makeup artist Jeannia Robinette, who has had the pleasure of sculpting the arches of both Shields and Rhoda. “The most natural way to keep them looking full through the process is to use an angled brush and an eyebrow powder or matte eye shadow to fill them in”—and always remember to brush them up, she adds, providing a small tip for extra impact: “I use a little stylist’s pomade on the eyebrow brush. It makes them stay and adds a little sheen.”
Photo: Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mangiell, “Easy Listening” in Numero #95, August 2008