August 21 2014

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2 posts tagged "Henrik Vibskov"

Six Scents, Take Two


When Six Scents: Series One made its debut last fall, Joseph Quartana, the fragrance collection’s curator, introduced the fashion and beauty set to a new kind of “creativity with a conscience.” Pairing six designers with six perfumers, he embarked on an annual endeavor to produce olfactory art for a cause, dedicating a portion of sales from the limited-edition flacons to a rotating roster of charitable initiatives. For the second installment of the project, which launches in October, the names have changed but the end goal has remained the same. Series Two features perfumes from Phillip Lim, Henry Holland, Damir Doma, Henrik Vibskov, Richard Nicoll, and Toga—each of whom worked with a renowned nose from Givaudan—and a percentage of the net proceeds will go toward Pro-Natura in support of its environmental sustainability programs. Each duo was told to create their eau based on the idea of the dependent relationship between nature and art and as a reflection of their own unique style, of course. As such, Lim’s scent is composed of Italian black pepper oil from Madagascar, juniper berry oil, magnolia accord, Indonesian patchouli oil, and incense, for that easy-to-wear/casual-chic effect he’s known for.

Photo: Courtesy of Six Scents

Nude Nails And The Search For Color-Matching Perfection


Editor’s Note: Frequent Style File contributor Maya Singer weighs in on one of this season’s biggest nail trends and makes us feel a bit better about the lengths we’ll go to for the perfect shade of nude polish.

Having just resurfaced from almost two solid weeks of a (mostly) work-free vacation, I’d like to tell you, with unabated honesty, how I spent most of my respite: polishing my nails. If that doesn’t sound like the kind of activity that can fill 14 days, then you, dear reader, have never tried to find a lacquer that exactly, precisely, invisibly matches the color of your skin. To satisfy this particular beauty whim, embarked upon because a truly nude fingertip is the perfect way to complement a neon-colored clutch, I tested the patience of manicurists in several downtown Manhattan zip codes, opened up bottle after bottle of polish at Duane Reade (much to various security guards’ chagrin), and lost more hours at Sephora than is healthy or sane. Naturally, it was only after I’d given up the project that I stumbled onto perfection: WAW by USLU Airlines. Launched by makeup artist Feride Uslu, the Berlin-based line is probably best known for its over-the-counter airbrush makeup system, but the company also works up color collaborations with fashion folk such as Henrik Vibskov and the geniuses at Colette. Last year, they introduced Uslu Airlines x Bernhard Wilhelm, a nail polish range now comprising 12 colors. One of these is WAW, named after Warsaw’s Fredric Chopin International Airport and an exact match for my foundation—NARS St. Moritz (success!). In other news, the brand just debuted four new polishes concocted by international DJs, including PSG by Ed Banger (a.k.a. DJ Busy P), which happens to be the perfect complement to a nude-toned clutch—and a boon to anyone who’s skin color is acid yellow.