When you wear your jeans, you wear your own legend. The legend of jeans was built by those who have worn them — everyone from cowboys, Indians and gold miners to Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Brigitte Bardot and the Rolling Stones — not to mention Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and so many others. Jeans may be a uniform, but they are unique on everyone!
These trousers made of denim that all of us eternal adolescents try to get into year after year are more than just a garment; they are an accessory that lets us feel at ease and change our look quickly. What if the 15 minutes of fame Warhol promised all of us were right there on our legs? What could be more flattering and essential to us than our favourite jeans, no matter what the style or label? They not only cover our bodies, but also reveal our fantasies when they are embroidered, patched, bleached, dyed or customised to create something unique.
Denim can be streetwise, chic, basic, sophisticated, masculine, sexy and more. This symbol of rebellion gets you moving — to its own beat. For the spring-summer 2008 Givenchy Le Makeup collection, I wanted to pay homage to this companion that has the elegance to age along with us, this paradoxical fabric that, even though it has been elevated to “Couture” status, remains faithful to us and helps us express ourselves. It is the ultimate “made-to-measure” product, since it adapts to every figure. Like the pioneers of the Wild West or elegant Parisians, your days and nights will be filled with the spirit of DENIM FETICHE.
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You’ll find THE GUERLAIN WOMAN everywhere you least expect her. Playful, she doesn’t hesitate to mix classical with contemporary styles. Cultured, she never misses the latest art exhibit, concert and new novel. Gourmet and passionate, she’s a real connoisseur of fine food and drinks. She is totally alive, in every way. She works. She plays. She travels. She has brunch at the Bosco Cafe in Moscow, strolls along the Via Montenapoleone in Milan, shops on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, relaxes at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, dines in London’s Mayfair district and yet, when she finds herself at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan, she’s still dazzled.
Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Eyeshadow($57.00)
- 400 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
- 440 Corail Ambre
- 460 Rose Boise
- 461 Violette du Soir
- 480 Perle d’Argent
- 481 Bronze Dore
- 490 Cendrillon Cendre
KissKiss Stick Gloss ($28.00)
- 964 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
- 960 Candy Pink
- 961 Cherry Pink
- 962 Grape Juice
- 963 Berry Pink
- 940 Vanilla Beige
- 941 Brown Toffee
- 942 Mango Fizz
- 920 Jelly Red
Available: February 2008 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Sephora.
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InStyle’s Holiday 2007 Gift Finder is a great set of gift guides and shopping ideas for several personality types. Now, I know you haven’t missed any of Temptalia’s gift guides (more to come!), but check out InStyle’s for even more ideas! See their ideas for: The Trendy Friend, The Classic Lady, The Fellas, The Professional, The Vampy Vixen, The Free Spirit, The Jet Setter, The Urban Dweller.
Overall, The Stylistics proves to be a very lovely, dazzling collection of pearls, baubles, and all-around classy packaging. Indeed, the packaging is incredibly reminiscent of last year’s Couture collection, with a few exceptions; obviously, the embellishments are different from last year’s, but instead of gunmetal, they’ve used a shiny, black metal instead. Last year’s held fingerprints like crazy, and over time, parts of my lipstick tubes have tarnished a bit. As a result, I have to say I like this year’s go-round better, because I always hated how easily you could see smudges on Couture’s packaging. The lipsticks are all luxuriously rich and pigmented, which makes them to-die-for. The lipglasses are lovely, but I’m not as stunned by them as I had hoped to be (I adore this formula – it’s sheer and yet adds so much dimension on top of any lipstick). I was 100% utterly disappointed in the Sheerspark Pressed Powders–they did not give me any pay off except for some chunky glitter. I’m personally wondering if perhaps too much oil had accumulated in the testers from customers, and it just made the product unusable, but we’ll see. I’ll ask at The Stylistics’ party tonight, just to get a clear answer!
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It’s that time, ladies and gents, The Stylistics has launched on the website! Remember, The Stylistics is only launching at freestanding and PRO stores–this collection will not be at counters, unfortunately.
For those buying online, share your hauls with me in the comment! And those who are waiting to go in-person on Thursday, what tempts you?
P.S. – I will be going to Valley Fair’s Stylistics party on Thursday evening, are any of you going? Let me know or at least say hi if you see me!
Overall, I found the texture and consistency of the new cream shadows to be heavenly–smooth and rich in color. These are not crease-resistant, at least not on their own, and perhaps with the right base and setting tools (shadows or maybe even Invisible Set) would be needed to optimize their lasting power. MAC Make Up Artist Paula advised to use these on the lid and brow, but avoid using it in the crease if you fear creasing problems. I’ve been given other tips like using a base underneath the new cream shadows or to ensure you pack on enough powder products (like shadows, for instance) to maximize staying power. The glitter liners were pretty, and a first for me (in person, at least), so I made sure to pick up one. I felt that the liners had good color payoff – they were clearly different colors when swatched. I only purchased Plum Electric & Pure Ore cream shadows and Blitzed glitter liner.
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