2 posts tagged "Harajuku Lovers"
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
The fragrance world turned out in full force to celebrate the Fifi Awards last night. The annual ceremony put on by the Fragrance Foundation is oft compared to the Oscars, but this year’s presentation seemed to be more fashion week-meets-the Grammys. For starters, it was staged at the downtown Armory, Marc Jacobs’ show venue of choice, which would have been a bit of a disconnect except that Mr. Jacobs (fiancé in tow) was in attendance to keep us in our comfort zone. On hand to accept the Hall of Fame award, the Daisy creator offered up some insight into his ever-growing fragrance empire while we waited in the paparazzi line outside. “I don’t differentiate between fragrance, fashion, accessories,” he said. “They’re all design opportunities—indulgences and ways for people to express themselves.” (For his part, Jacobs chose to express himself with a few spritzes of Terre d’Hermès, although he admits to switching up his eau de parfum regularly.) Backstage, Barneys’ Simon Doonan was also doling out the scented sentiments, issuing a bit of reassurance from the retail side as to the current fate of fragrance. “As long as you don’t slosh it on like I do, it lasts a long time but gives you a lift that’s like buying a few pairs of Louboutins,” he quipped. “You still can get that rush of fashion and celebrity—the joosh—with fragrance.” Fashion folk, beauty company execs, and perfumers aside, the night really belonged to a handful of music moguls, who dominated the red carpet and the winners’ circle. Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah, in Georges Chakra Couture and Roberto Cavalli, respectively, were promoting their new flacons, My Life and Queen. And the men’s and women’s luxe Fragrance of the Year prizes went to Sean John Fragrances’ I Am King, and Gwen Stefani and Coty Prestige’s Harajuku Lovers. We also caught up with Paris Hilton, who took home the Celebrity of the Year award and confirmed our suspicions regarding the visuals for her next fragrance, Siren. This, directly from the heiress’ mouth: “It’s me as a mermaid,” Hilton said. “A goddess mermaid with long blond hair.” Called it. Click here for a complete list of winners.