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April 19 2014

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7 posts tagged "Kate Spade"

Kate Spade Toasts Twirl

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Diehard Kate Spade fans may recall her first fragrance, which bowed in 2002 and has remained the company’s sole beauty offering since. Much like Mrs. Spade herself, the eponymous eau is no longer a major presence within the brand, which is what prompted the company’s current creative director, Deborah Lloyd, to introduce Twirl. “It’s the new Kate Spade vs. the heritage,” Lloyd said of her sweet magnolia, pink watermelon, blackberry, and orange blossom fragrance over cocktails and dinner at Tribeca’s Plein Sud last night. “Kate left such a good DNA and my world is taking it forward and bringing in modernity. The fragrance brings everything together.” VIPs like Alexis Bledel and Jessica Szohr were on hand for sniff tests. “I like anything fresh and light—that you can smell but isn’t too much,” Szohr said of her fragrance preferences. (As for her makeup of choice, the oft smoky-eyed Gossip Girl revealed a love for NARS eyeliners and Burberry Cosmetics’ new bronzer, both of which she will likely be wearing this week when she stops by shows like Rag & Bone, Chris Benz, and Marchesa). 30 Rock‘s Katrina Bowden chimed in, “I like anything that makes me smell like a sugar cookie.” Twirl’s French macaroon bottom note should suit her just fine.

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade

The Price Of Getting Pretty For Politics

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In case you missed this little gem tucked away in the national section of Saturday’s New York Times, team McCain apparently filed new campaign finance figures last week with the Federal Election Commission, revealing that it spent $165,000 over the course of nine weeks on three stylists to help make over Sarah Palin. The article also states that about $23,000 in additional charges were made on Ms. Palin’s behalf, deciphered from a paper trail of receipts that snakes around Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Kate Spade, Brooks Brothers, Radio Shack, and the Gap. Costs for her makeup artist Amy Strozzi and hair stylist Angela Lew (a recommendation from Cindy McCain) came across as equally astronomical, ringing in at a combined $111,015, a sum that was presumably paid with donors’ money. Jarring as these figures may seem, we were more shocked to discover that Strozzi came to the RNC via the television show So You Think You Can Dance. Yes, that’s right, So You Think You Can Dance. With the endless number of editorial and celebrity makeup artists who would no doubt have lined up for that job, our minds are boggled that the McCain campaign went straight to a reality television show to source “talent.” Not to beat a dead horse, but if that’s not “out of touch,” we’re not quite sure what is.

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