19 posts tagged "Vera Wang"
“Gorgeous, creamy, golden fabulousness” is how makeup artist Lucia Pieroni described her handiwork backstage at Vera Wang, where she had taken up the task of creating the perfect Upper East Side woman. “She’s in her fabulous apartment and she just got back from the beach so she’s a little dusty,” the Clé de Peau color creator said, tearing into a palette of bronze, champagne, and shimmering ivory pigments. “There’s not much makeup, really,” she mentioned, prepping skin with Clé de Peau’s forthcoming Skin Finish Foundation and “adding the dewy on” with its new Luminizing Face Enhancer in 12 Gold, a prismatic highlighting palette due out in March. For a “slight tan,” Pieroni dusted Clé de Peau Blush 5 across the nose bridge. Eyes were defined using the two lightest shades from its new Eye Color Quad in 208, a mix of beiges and browns, while lips were tinted a shade of “see-through caramel” thanks to Clé de Peau’s Enriched Lip Luminizer in 220 Honey Nuts. To keep the almondine shape of the upper eyelid visible, Pieroni skipped the mascara. “You can’t see it when there’s too much on the lashes,” she lamented.
Hairstylist Orlando Pita was on a similar beachy tip. “It looks like the girls just came out of the water,” Pita said of the contrasting textures he had whipped up, showcasing a dry, matte-finish top section and a sleeker back. Coating strands with By Byron Spirulina Hairspray, Pita created middle parts and brushed hair back, pinning it along the neckline for a natural-looking bend. Then, using a fine-bristled brush, he back-combed around the hairline for deliberate frizz. “It’s simple organic beauty,” he surmised of the look.
Summer is not usually a time for new fragrance discovery. It’s just too damn hot, to be frank. But now that breezy days are becoming a more regular occurrence, we feel ready to start thinking about our Fall fragrance repertoire, and it looks to be particularly fashionable this season. Designers from all of the style capitals are releasing new signature scents and with fashion week right around the corner, we thought we’d devote a round of sniff tests to rag trade regulars dabbling in the olfactory arts.
Fan di Fendi
To relaunch its fragrance house, Fendi looked internally for inspiration, plucking the Forever buckle from its iconic Baguette bag to grace its new bottle. The fragrance itself is as rich as it looks; created by perfumer François Demachy it has a lavish blend of Calabrian tangerine, yellow jasmine, Damascena rose, and Indonesian patchouli that is noticeably long-lasting.
$76, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, NYC; (212) 753-4000.
cK Forbidden Euphoria
Billed as a younger, sexier version of the first Euphoria scent, it’s not just the notes that have changed with this fruity floral: There’s also a new face. Blue-eyed beauty Natalia Vodianova has been replaced by Brooke Shields lookalike Barbara Palvin. She continues the cK tradition of titillating ads; the sexual innuendo in this one is explicit, as per usual. On the skin, the perfume’s bright mix of mandarin, peach blossom, pink peony, and cashmere woods retains the sophistication of its predecessor with a new spicy richness.
First DVF dropped the name of her forthcoming fragrance (Diane) on Twitter, and now the designer has taken to her blog to discuss the reasons behind her triumphant return to beauty: “In the last 10 years, the perfumes that have been created seem more like beautiful ideas but a bit soulless…I wanted to put the true power of a woman in a bottle!” If anyone can do it, she can. [Vogue U.K.]
Leighton Meester’s debut commercial as the face of Vera Wang’s new Lovestruck fragrance hit the Web today, and in case the rock reinterpretation of ESG’s “My Love for You” didn’t tip you off, the floral eau is meant for the young and hip. [Grazia]
Estée Lauder is the latest beauty giant to get into hot water over Photoshopping claims—although in an interesting turn of events, model Caroline Louise Forsling is suing the cosmetics giant for not digitally retouching her face. Forsling is alleging that the advertising visual that displays her smile lines and forehead wrinkles has “irreparably damaged” her career. [Daily Mail]
We’re still not quite over the untimely demise of Jane magazine, but its much-loved “Makeunder” feature has been resuscitated by former editor Jane Pratt on her new Web venture, xoJane.com. First up? A typically overdone Tinsley Mortimer. [xoJane]
There is but one acronym to describe the news that a Gucci color cosmetics collection has been confirmed: O.M.G. [WWD]
Forget her Hollywood-royalty pedigree. Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed in the latest GOOP newsletter that some of her favorite beauty products are in fact from pharmacies—French ones (we didn’t really peg her for a Duane Reade regular). Favorites include must-haves from Avène (which coincidentally is now available at a DR near you) and Klorane, the naturally minded hair care line. [Monsters & Critics]
First came her starring role in Alexander Wang’s T campaign; now Zoë Kravitz is taking a turn as the face of Vera Wang’s perfume Princess. Seeing as how Leighton Meester will front ads for Wang’s forthcoming women’s fragrance, Kravitz’s Gossip Girl makeover in the print campaign seems fitting. [Bella Sugar Australia]
As we reported this month, Justin Bieber’s One Less Lonely Girl nail collection for OPI completely sold out at Wal-Mart over the holidays. What’s the nail giant’s next move? A second collection with the Biebs, obvs.[StyleList]
At long last, breaking news about Rihanna’s forthcoming fragrance due out this Spring: images of the packaging for Reb’l Fleur, as the tuberose, violet, hibiscus, and coconut water eau is called, have hit the blogosphere! And they are…slightly underwhelming. [Just Jared]
Speaking of long-awaited fragrance news, Leighton Meester has revealed that the name of Vera Wang’s forthcoming perfume is—drum roll please—Lovestruck. [Examiner]
After the tremendous success of its Evan Rachel Wood-fronted women’s flanker, Gucci will be rolling out a men’s version of Guilty this Spring. No word on whether it too will get the Frank Miller-directed cinemercial / MTV Music Awards premiere kind of treatment. [WWD]
The latest addition to Urban Outfitter’s ever-growing beauty arsenal? Clip-on bangs. Made from real human hair and amenable to trimming and heat styling, they’re the perfect accessory for the wannabe hipster on your holiday list. [Blackbook]