34 posts tagged "Oscar De La Renta"
When Oscar de la Renta regained the rights to his beauty licenses two years ago, he and his crack team of advisers set some lofty goals for themselves, which included more fragrances and maybe—just maybe—cosmetics, too. So far, they’ve made good on those promises. The Dominican designer launched Esprit de Oscar just one short year later, an Egyptian jasmine, orange flower, Sicilian lemon, and warm heliotrope eau that was designed for a younger demographic (and promptly launched on Facebook). Then came Live in Love, a green floral in a vintage flacon with a bejeweled topper, which debuted on the heels of de la Renta’s collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté, his first adventure in makeup. The next phase of Oscar’s beauty takeover starts this week, with the debut of his Essential Luxuries collection. Yesterday saw the premiere of a new, in-house line of limited-edition nail lacquers—the bright crimson Red Carnation, the rich plum Aubergine , and the icy blue Larimar—which launched exclusively online at www.whowhatwear.com after debuting on his Fall runway. And today, he’ll introduce his ever-growing global fan base to six new perfumes, each inspired by something near and dear to de la Renta’s heart. Santo Domingo, where he was born, boasts sweet and spicy aromas of coffee plantations and tobacco leaves tinged with spicy mandarin, coriander, and patchouli notes; Granada recalls the southern Spanish town that Oscar fell in love with early in his life, which is replete with lush gardens of jasmine and orange trees; Oriental Lace is a reference to the opulent fabrics he typically uses in his collections and leans heavily on essences of the hoya carnosa flower, which is grown throughout Mr. de la Renta’s Punta Cana home, as well as hints of honey, bitter almond, and dark cacao; Sargasso is a tribute to the Sargasso Sea, which lines the shore of Punta Cana and reminds the designer of salty air intermingling with bursts of fresh citrus and refreshing cucumber; Coralina, a mimosa, violet, and orris eau, is an homage to the ginger-hued gemstone of the same name that is indigenous to the Dominican Republic, and the ultra-feminine collections it often inspires; and our personal favorite, Mi Corazon, was created from a shared memory with Oscar’s daughter, Eliza, of the smell of ylang-ylang petals mingled with touches of exotic peach. At this pace, we wouldn’t be surprised if a full color collection was in the works for 2013.
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Despite what you may have heard, Halle Berry is very low maintenance—when it comes to her beauty regimen, at least. The Oscar-winning actress swears by the Kinara Spa in L.A. for regular facials and uses its line of in-house products almost exclusively. “I’m big on taking care of my skin so that I can go without makeup. I just grab and go, and what it looks like, it looks like,” the Revlon brand ambassador says. [Bella Sugar]
First came the new fragrances, then the nail polish collection, and now Oscar de la Renta has apparently released a sunscreen. The printed bottle, which was inspired by the designer’s 2012 Resort collection, was originally only available at his resort in the Dominican Republic but is now for sale on his Web site as well. [Teen Vogue]
Ever wonder what the minimally-minded Tilda Swinton would look like all glammed up? Candy magazine did. The glossy that celebrates “transvestism, trans-sexuality, cross dressing and androgyny” put Swinton on its latest cover with a huge mass of red hair, fake eyelashes, a ton of eye shadow, and copper painted talons. And you know what? She still looks good. [Daily Mail]
Katy Perry is taking the opposite approach in her upcoming 3-D movie event Part Of Me (yes, we said movie), going sans makeup and funky hair colors to reveal her bare skin and simple, dark brown hair. Full disclosure: she is unrecognizable. [Bella Sugar Australia]
After years of culling the English countryside for inspiration to fuel its fruit and herb-filled perfume arsenal, Jo Malone is giving back. The British fragrance brand has unveiled a project to create gardens in major cities around the world in partnership with a series of charities that restore green spaces in urban areas. First up, a collaboration with Thrive, a U.K. nonprofit that offers gardening as therapy for disabled and mentally ill people. [WWD]
First there were the snake venom creams and the flesh-eating fish pedicures, then came the nightingale excrement facials and the bull semen conditioning treatments. Hollywood’s latest wacky beauty obsession? Sheep placenta skincare. Would ewe go there? [Mirror]
Oscar de la Renta spiked his Resort collection with infusions of neon in hair extension form—which should give the ladies-who-lunch set a lot to think about. [NY Mag]
Britney Spears was just named the latest judge on Simon Cowell’s X Factor, but lest you’ve forgotten, Brit was a fragrance mogul (and considerably successful pop star) before she turned TV host. Want proof? She’s just released a new, two-in-one version of her best-selling perfumes, Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy, that will presumably be advertised on the Fox show. [People]
Since getting his fragrance license back last year, Oscar de la Renta has been making some swift beauty moves. First came Esprit d’Oscar, a fresh, younger adaptation of his original Oscar eau de parfum from the seventies; then there was Live in Love, de la Renta’s new green floral, which launched this fall on the heels of the designer’s Fashion’s Night Out collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté, his first foray into makeup. And the launches just keep coming. This morning, team Oscar debuted the Esprit d’Oscar perfume ring on its Facebook page, a honking piece of costume jewelry taken directly from the designer’s Spring Runway and filled with a blendable pan of the Egyptian jasmine, orange flower, tuberose, Sicilian lemon, and heliotrope scent. What’s next for the 79-year-old fashion legend? Our money’s on a cosmetics range—and another dedicated beauty bauble for Live in Love, which boasts a gilded glass flacon with a jeweled cap that’s ripe for the wearing.
Tory Burch joins Marni as Estée Lauder’s latest fragrance license acquisition. The beauty giant is expected to debut eau de Tory—along with a capsule cosmetics collection from the New York-based designer—in 2013. [Vogue.U.K.]
In other fragrance deal news, America’s Next Top Model is set to launch a signature scent. Dream Come True, a honeydew, pink freesia, plum blossom, Tahitian vanilla, pink sugar, and musk eau, launches in January and is meant to capture the “optimistic, sweet moment” of being announced as the show’s winner. [WWD]
On the latest leg of her seemingly endless tour, Lady Gaga was spotted in India sporting an uncharacteristically demure pastel-swirled beehive with a one-shouldered Naeem Khan gown. Aqua-dyed strands and meat dress this was not. [Huff Po]
Vogue‘s André Leon Talley has been hard at work curating a fashion exhibition at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new museum of art. His one stipulation to enhance the experience of gazing at gowns from Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg? Smelling the designers’ recent fragrance launches simultaneously. “I want fragrance wafting through the ventilation system—either Oscar de la Renta’s Live in Love, or Diane Von Furstenberg’s Diane,” Talley says. [NYT]