Monday, 30 April 2012

Beauty | Guerlain By Emilio Pucci Makeup Collection

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci 'Terra Azzurra' Summer 2012 Makeup Collection

Guerlain and Emilio Pucci have joined forces to celebrate a glamorous and colourful summer. In “Guerlain by Emilio Pucci” the rich worlds of two prestigious European brands meet in perfect synergy in a collection of products with accents of the Italian Riviera. The amazing warm-toned collection was created by Guerlain Creative Director, Olivier Echaudemaison, and Laudomia Pucci, Pucci’s Image Director, and the result is definitely worth all of your attention. Give your skin a sexy, warm, sunkissed tone with the help of the bronzing powders and accentuate your facial features and not only, using the amazing colorful products that aim to boost natural beauty like no other, so check out the following products featured in the new collection and pick your new season must haves.  

The Pucci Collection of Guerlain will be available in Guerlain shops, Neiman Marcus, and Sephora, from up May 2012.

Terra Azzurra bronzing powder and blush

Terra Azzurra Terracotta Gloss - The collection includes three shades of Terracotta Gloss to light up the lips with sensual shine in radiant, limited-edition shades named after iconic Pucci silk scarves.

Terra Azzura Terracotta lip gloss in Porto Ercole

Terra Azzurra Terracotta lip gloss in Porto Fino

Terra Azzurra Terracotta lip gloss in Porto Azzurro

Terra Azzurra Khôl Kajal ocean blue  - Achieve a vibrant eye makeup that will make your eyes pop with this fab Khôl Kajal eyeliner available in Blu Acqua, a gorgeous indigo blue that compliments most eye colors and skin tones. The 70s blue colored mascara has made a huge comeback this year as it was also present on the runway this year, so why not make sure you step out of the pattern for once by going towards a much more fun colored mascara. Guerlain's Blue 2 Pucci blue colored mascara features a creamy formula that will instantly cover your eyelashes with color for a stunning appearance with every application.

 Terra Azzurra Khôl Kajal ocean blue

 Terra Azzurra Mascara le 2 De Guerlain by Emilio Pucci, a 360° navy gaze

Terra Azzurra Terracotta nail polish in Paradiso

Terra Azzurra Terracotta nail polish in Riviera

Terra Azzurra Ecrin 4 couleurs eyeshadow

Terra Azzurra Météorites Perles d’Azur - Discover the beauty of multi-colored bronzing pearls that fall off the pattern due to the coloration of the little pearls. Blue pearls are introduced through white, nude, coral-pink and nude pigmented pearls to correct the skin's tone and create a flawless looking complexion, so grab on to this amazing limited edition pearls as soon as they hit the shelves.

Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder and Blush - This limited edition product combines two must have products into one, the bronzing powder and the blush, to help you enhance your skin tone and sculpt your cheeks to perfection all-at-once using the same product. This is the star of the collection as it manages to fuse together the beauty of the Guerlain Terracotta Powder with the iconic prints signed Emilio Pucci. This hybrid bronzer/blush is the ultimate summer must have makeup product as it features a lightweight formula that blends harmoniously four fabulous hues that can give the skin a flawless, sunkissed touch and a sculpted definition.

Terra Azzurra Météorites Perles D'Azur Illuminating Powder - Pure Radiance

Terra Azzurra bronzing powder and blush with printed Pucci pouch

About Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2012 Collection 

"I wanted more heat," Dundas shrugged with modest understatement as he was bombarded with Pucci-clad international acolytes who jostled backstage in a room which had already hit about 90 degrees in the Italian Indian summer this city is enjoying. They'd just sat runway-side, fanning themselves while observing a collection of swirling printed skirts, tiny lace-edged tops, and slews of lace-encrusted dresses, sheer body-slinking knits, and modern takes on decorated, jet-embroidered tailoring. The body-heat from the models - working the spirit of Bardot in her hippie phase with their smoky eyes, crucifix necklaces, and wanton ponytails tied with scarves - would have been enough to cause a male meltdown even if the air conditioner hadn't already surrendered ... Enjoy Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2012 collection, fashion show and review 'Gypsy by Emilio Pucci'

Emilio Pucci at Via Monte Napoleone, Milan, photography by ANDREA JANKE

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Photos: Courtesy of Guerlain 

Photos Via Monte Napoleone: Courtesy of  ANDREA JANKE

Friday, 27 April 2012

Dior at Château de Versailles


 Welcome to Dior's Secret Garden

Before the camera lens of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the looks from the fall 2012 collection are brought to glorious life. In a deserted Versailles, as if plucked from a fantasy, the model Daria Strokous invites you to follow her on a wondrous path that winds through the Galerie des Glaces, through the palace's endless interconnecting salons, as far as the grand tree-lined walks that sweep through the classic parkland à la française.

Along the way she's joined by fellow models Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju for a dreamlike fashion show where Versailles is transformed into Christian Dior's secret garden, his emblematic château. D'or et Dior.

Door moldings, curtain holdbacks, crystal drops in a Galerie des Glaces chandelier. Why all these cropped shots? Because architecture is like couture: beyond the visual impact of the whole, it's in the details that the full expression of luxury and know-how lies. So why Versailles? It's because Dior is busy readying a surprise that you will be able to discover in this blog, and others, from May 3rd. Christian Dior and the Château de Versailles have a history stretching back to the very beginnings of the house. From the first collections, the names of the looks made direct reference to it: Versailles, Trianon, Bal à Trianon, Fête à Trianon,  and many more besides. Countless dresses were photographed in the gardens, the courtyards and the peristyles, most notably by Willy Maywald. The spring-summer 1955 collection made clear its principal source of inspiration: "As sumptuous as they are discreet, [the embroideries] drew their spirit from the Indies as much as they did from Versailles", the couturier explained.

That same season, even the gold embroidery thread would be re-baptized, with Christian Dior speaking of "Versailles gold braid". A royal domain throughout four reigns (from Louis XIII to Louis XVI), Versailles symbolizes, in effect, both the splendor and the good taste of France. Gold is ubiquitous, a reference to Louis XIV, the Sun King. It was also here, in the Orangerie of the château, that the fashion show celebrating the 60th anniversary of the house of Dior took place. An important date, it merited an equally strong symbolic statement: that it is from here that French luxury traces its origins, the luxury that Christian Dior revived in 1947 after the years of war-enforced privation. And, last but not least, it was also here, in the Galerie des Glaces, that director Jean-Jacques Annaud filmed his latest advertising spectacular for J'adore  with Charlize Theron.

Last year, photographer Patrick Demarchelier published a book about Dior's Haute Couture (Ed. Rizzoli). He now goes further on his journey inside the house with these pictures shot in the Château Versailles.

Croquis du Château Versailles

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Photo credit/Source: The House of Christian Dior

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

CHANEL-Beauty | Embroidered Eyebrows by Lesage

CHANEL Fall/Winter 2012/13 - Focus on Details

A crystal clear favorite. Easy yet impossible to resist given the spectacular décor laid on to stage the collection at Grand Palais. From an immaculate floor, glittering like sugar or snow, sprouted a forest of gigantic crystals in dark purple, white, translucent and grey-tinged hues. Honoring the house’s jewelry-making heritage, this silent, alien landscape emerged as an oversized mineral fantasy world, as enchanting as Chanel’s attention to detail and pointed playfulness. After all, crystals are rock hard at heart.
Crystal is the emblem of the collection, magnanimously adorning torque necklaces, coat lapels, dry handle tweed dresses, magnificent makeup by Peter Philips – and embroidered eyebrows by Lesage. Crystal emerges as a mysterious mass rendered almost magical by its luminosity. In this mass of neatly-arranged atoms, the atom motif is repeated in a regular pattern, with the smallest element reproduced to form the lattice structure, the rock hard atomic mass.

Enjoy the Chanel Fall 2012/13 Fashion Show and, Chanel opening of its new boutique 51, Avenue Montaigne, at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea 

The Chanel silhouette for this fall delivers generously on zest, spirit and style. Undersized heads and slicked-back hair are offset by asymmetric faded leather sandals, towering crystal-studded Plexiglas heels, figure-hugging pants and glamorous leggings that cling like a second skin for added allure. This brand of allure comes armed with myriad methods of seduction: streetwear is transfigured by embroidery and the skilful cut of tweed parkas; femininity conquers all. Layering emerges as the guiding philosophy of the collection. Flared skirts are paired with ultra-refined buttoned pants and tweed jackets. This trio is transformed by sumptuous short coats worn over sleek dry handle tweed dresses, moss-green statement leggings, an amethyst jacket, and a bias-buttoned skirt, or a dramatically casual ensemble of pants, dress and cropped jacket in taupe laminated lace. The hood is the accessory of the moment: Omnipresent yet playful in oversized luxuriance or embroidered with tiny crystals. The hood communicates a modern-day femininity that moves to the beat of life on the street, for the Chanel girl permanently plugged in to the complex and hectic age she inhabits. Traditionally a trapping of children, monks and rappers, the hood conceals the face while flattering the features, keeping it safe from harm …

Garlands of feathers in understated fall tones festoon dainty collars, the shoulders of a coat and a fully embroidered jacket. Magnificent sweeping tweed coats belted at the back are modeled in trademark Chanel casual style: why shouldn’t hands stay in their pockets? Amethyst and emerald jeans streaked with vibrant stitching add to an irresistible mishmash of tweed pants bedecked in grey and white, a chunky chain knit sweater, and an outrageous mosaic print cheche. A winter maiden suddenly manifests in a simple sheer black dress, an anthracite-toned cheche wound around her neck in an ethereal poetic vision. Majestic jewelry pervades the collection, attesting to the power of the mineral in osmosis with the feminine: overlapping of crystal-studded metal cuffs, bib necklaces speckled with turquoise and stormy-hued gems, and 1970s-inspired crystal-spangled geometric necklaces.

On March 6th, CHANEL feted the opening of its new boutique at 51 Avenue Montaigne in Paris in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld. Positioned on one of the most prestigious addresses in the world, the 6,500-square-foot boutique will house the unique world of CHANEL and all of Karl Lagerfeld's creations - Ready-to-Wear, handbags, shoes, costume jewelry and other accessories. Watches and fine jewelry are also showcased. Inspired by the refined private apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel at 31 rue Cambon, the store is set over two floors and reflects the luxury, elegance and modernity of CHANEL.

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Photo Credit/Source: CHANEL 
Photography Details by Gianni Pucci/GoRunway
Photography Backstage by Benoit Peverelli for Chanel
Photography Runway by Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri 

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