4 posts tagged "Opium"
Sophie Dahl’s unforgettable campaign for YSL Opium ranks as the eighth most offensive ad in the last 50 years, apparently. And by offensive, we’re assuming they mean iconic. [Telegraph]
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic L’Eau Dynamisante scent, Clarins has taken over the windows at Colette through June 2, showcasing 25 original bottles of the legendary fragrance designed by fashion houses, artists, and designers including Chantal Thomass, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Mugler, and Zadig & Voltaire. [WWD]
And so the movie-inspired nail polish releases continue. Following lacquer lines for everything from The Muppets to The Hunger Games, Deborah Lippmann has released a new varnish duo inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman. [Racked]
The high-stakes games of hotel amenities is getting even higher as big-name chains and smaller boutique brands are rushing to stock their rooms with choice skincare, haircare, nail polishes—and even lipstick; after creating custom nail shades for Hotel Costes in Paris, Uslu Airlines is reportedly working on a lipstick that will be exclusive to the property. [NYT]
Twilight: Breaking Dawn fans, get excited. Kristen Stewart’s on-set makeup artist, Stacey Panepinto, dishes on Bella Swan’s wedding day makeup look and how she manages to nail Stewart’s special brand of low-key glamour on-screen and off. [Bella Sugar]
According to a new survey, one in three bosses think their female employees wear too much makeup to work, with most participants having the largest aversion to brightly colored lipstick. Apparently these administrators have not received the memo that lipstick is the new It bag. [Fashion Etc.]
Emily Blunt is the new face of YSL Opium and is now starring in a behind-the-scenes video trailer for her first commercial for the brand. “There’s something very powerful about it,” Blunt explains of the storied fragrance. In the clip, a baby snow leopard follows the starlet’s every move. [People]
Aesop, Australia’s favorite apothecary-style grooming range, recently unleashed an all-out retail blitz on New York City, opening not one, not two, but three retail outlets in Manhattan. Its latest coup? An e-commerce store, of course. Starting this week, the brand is now shipping to—and from—the United States. [Aesop]
If you’re looking for some when-oh-when-will-it-be-six-o’-clock procrastination tactics, we suggest a quick click over to the YSL Beauté Web site. The brand just put up a few must-have purchases for spring, including, but not limited to, the much-discussed relaunch of its new Opium flacon, designed by Stefano Pilati and Fabien Baron. Go on and add the surefire collector’s item to your shopping cart, and then direct your attention to the brand’s new maquillage offerings, particularly its Ombre Solo Eye Shadows. The shadows come in 12 truly buildable shades—including a smoky gray that will serve you well if and when you decide to embrace Fall’s lid layering trend. Happy shopping—and here’s to one more hour until freedom.
Thirty-two years ago, Yves Saint Laurent rocked the perfume world with the introduction of Opium. It was the exotic sexpot’s answer to Chanel No. 5′s timeless elegance, with suggestive naked advertising to boot. Starting next year, the mandarin, bergamot, jasmine, and sweet myrrh eau will be sporting a “modern” makeover courtesy of Stefano Pilati and Fabien Baron. The duo has designed both a new bottle and an advertising campaign for the fragrance starring Karen Elson. Junkies will be able to get their fix stateside beginning in March. Thoughts on the updated flacon? [WWD]