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26 posts tagged "Thierry Mugler"

When Taste And Smell Collide

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Fashion provocateur Thierry Mugler isn’t shy about mixing uncommon ingredients to create his smash-hit fragrances. 1992′s classic Angel blended spicy patchouli notes with edible hints of praline, while last year’s Womanity pitted the juiciness of fig against the salty, metallic flavor of caviar for a play on sweet and savory. The designer-turned-beauty innovator has a similar flair for mixing mediums. Two years ago, with the assistance of his trusted olfactory adviser Pierre Aulas, Mugler drew from ancient winemaking traditions to launch Liqueurs de Parfum, in which he aged his signature scents in specific wooden casks to slightly alter their original formulas. For his latest trick, Mugler has paired Aulus with Michelin-starred French chef Hélène Darroze to create the Taste of Fragrance collection. His three classic women’s perfumes have been spiked with a concentrated flavor accord that has been distilled separately from the original compositions and then mixed back in for added impact; Darroze then devised a specific recipe to complement each new creation accordingly. Angel is boosted by a cocoa powder-infused jam and caramelized almond accord (which got Darroze ruminating on a mole sauce-soaked duck); Alien, Mugler’s woody amber floral, has been embellished with a salted buttery caramel accord (for which Darroze suggests a bean-based dessert); and Womanity has received a boost via an essence of fig chutney that has been subtly spiced with sweet vinegar (Darroze envisions a similarly flavored hors d’oeuvre here topped with a few beads of caviar). Sadly, Darroze herself isn’t available to whip up these dishes in your own kitchen, but the inspiration is certainly enough to get you started on the right track—or at least make you hungry.

Natasha Poly Advocates For Pantone Pouts

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Vogue China just debuted its Fall collections book which, interestingly enough, stars Natasha Poly having a particularly Spring beauty moment. Matte lips in a range of off-kilter colors popped up on both sides of the pond this season, making their first appearance in New York at Richard Chai’s “Japanese surfer girls” show where models like Lindsey Wixson and Emily Baker trotted out onto the runway with flat-finish blue, and purple mouths. The evolution of the statement lip continued in London at Mary Katrantzou thanks to makeup artist Val Garland, who used a treasure trove of metallic MAC Pigments to create lime, aqua, and tangerine mouths (Garland repeated the trick in Paris at Thierry Mugler making gold-green her single color of choice). It’s not the most translatable look off the catwalk but there is a method to the madness, should you want to give it a go. The trick is blocking out lips with a color-neutralizing cream base like MAC Lip Erase or its Paintstick in White before applying whatever wacky lipstick shade your heart desires. To be fair, Natasha’s yellow pout does look kind of killer with her all-black ensemble. Would you go there?

Photo: Clockwise from top left, Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com; Willy Vanderperre for Vogue China, Collections F/W 2011; Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

All About Eva

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Eva Mendes is having a big beauty year. The Cuban-American stunner has been signed by both Pantene and Parfums Thierry Mugler. But campaign coups aside, Mendes’ personal beauty routine isn’t all that glam. “I’m low-maintenance when I’m on my own, in the regular day to day,” she says. That translates to a regimen heavy on green-leaning favorites and a choice selection of products from her skincare guru Dr. Nicholas V. Perricone. “I totally drank the Kool-Aid,” she says of the renowned clinical dermatologist’s neuropeptide philosophy. There’s one thing you’ll never find in Mendes’ makeup bag, though, and that’s lip gloss. “I think when having a certain shape of mouth—like the one I have—gloss does not look chic. Therefore, I stay the hell away from it.” Click here to find out what she does keep close at hand.

Photo: Greg Kessler

Eva Mendes Sings—And Soars—For Mugler

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Angels dropped in on New York’s IAC building last night, but not the Victoria Secret variety. We’re talking about Thierry Mugler Angels—ambassadors of the legendary designer’s famous fragrance—Naomi Watts and Eva Mendes. It was Mendes’ official coming-out party as a new face of the forthcoming Angel Eau de Toilette and the classic eau de parfum and Mr. Mugler himself was in attendance.

“I have a great memory from Angel, having spent a long passage of time with these people,” Watts told Style.com before the unveiling of Mendes’ new campaign. “The fragrance is strong, gives you confidence, and it’s not overpowering.” There may be something to that, as the patchouli-heavy eau gave Mendes the self-assurance to do something a little out of character: sing. “I had a blast,” Mendes says of belting out Noel Harrison’s “The Windmills of Your Mind,” which she recorded with a 30-piece orchestra for the EDT’s commercial that airs this Fall. (Mendes will reportedly use her pipes on camera again to star as opera legend Maria Callas in an upcoming film about her life.) The actress also mustered up the courage to climb into a harness for the TV spot. “If you haven’t been in a harness like that before, I highly recommend it,” she joked.

Photo: Rob Kim / Getty Images

First Look: Eva Mendes for Thierry Mugler’s Angel

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It was announced back in March that Eva Mendes would replace Naomi Watts as the face of Thierry Mugler’s Angel, serving spokesperson duty for its brand new eau de toilette and the fan-favorite eau de parfum, but the big reveal comes today. Behold, a first look at Mendes’ smoking hot new campaign for the latest version of the patchouli-heavy gourmand. The actress, who was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, is wearing a custom-made Mugler dress. We think it’s, well, divine. But what about you?

Photo: Courtesy of Thierry Mugler