Saturday, August 20th, 2011


MAC for Mariza Collection

For Fall, something new to flaunt: Limited Edition makeup bags by M•A•C Mariza! Lightweight, simple, sensuous. Two softly tailored styles: three colour choices. The surprise element -a mock leather fob with a hidden mirror!

Mariza 1 ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

Designed by Mariza Scotch, this simple deep zippered pouch features a surprise element – a mock leather fob that holds a small mirror. Lightweight nylon-blend Italian fabric. Brilliantly lipstick red. 8×5 in.

Mariza 2 ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Designed by Mariza Scotch, this soft envelope-style bag has two zippered pockets, a divided inner compartment & features a mock leather fob that holds a small mirror. Lightweight nylon-blend Italian fabric. Cool grey. 11 x 6 in.

Mariza 3 ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Designed by Mariza Scotch, this soft envelope-style bag has two zippered pockets, a divided inner compartment & features a mock leather fob that holds a small mirror. Lightweight nylon-blend Italian fabric. Dark grey. 11 x 6 in.

availability: August 25th @ MAC Stores

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011


Burberry Body Launches

Burberry BODY is the first-ever fully integrated fragrance launch across all platforms of the brand and represents the next chapter in 155 years of history. The scent is a feminine and effortlessly sensual fragrance with an eclectic combination of refined ingredients – green absinthe, freesia, and illuminating peach which form the top notes; natural rose, iris, and sandalwood at the heart; woody cashmeran, creamy vanilla, sensual amber, and musk which compose the base.
Designed by Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, the bottle itself is a multi-faceted, iconic glass bottle with rose gold engraved check and made with the same craft, intensity and modernity of the classic trench coat. The jewel-like, elegant and feminine design combines with the sophisticated packaging to create a feeling of pure luxury!

Burberry Facebook fans will be able to exclusively sample the new Burberry Body fragrance. Burberry has developed a bespoke application allowing exclusive sampling directly via the brand’s Facebook page.

  • availability: September 2011

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Friday, August 19th, 2011


Chanel N°19 Poudre Eau de Parfum Launches

availability: Saks, $85.00/1.7 fl. oz., $115.00/3.4 fl. oz.

One day, having ordered labels with the name “Coco” on them, she realized that it didn’t work for that fragrance. And so she called it “N°19”. Why N°19? Not long before her death, Coco explained why to her friend and confi dante, Carmen Tessier.

“It is the day of my birthday, August 19. I was born under the sign of Leo – the lion. And I am just like the lion: I will bring out my claws to protect myself against being hurt. But believe me, it is harder for me to lash out at someone than to have someone lash out at me.”

“So what do you think of this fragrance?” she asked, while spraying us with more. “Believe it or not but a man once stopped me in the street because of it. As I was leaving the Ritz, I felt someone touch my shoulder. I turned around and saw a stranger. Before I could sharply brush off this intruder, he said, with an American accent: ‘Excuse me, I’m with two ladies who would like to know what perfume you are wearing.’

“I told him: ‘Why don’t you all follow me.’ And I took them to the CHANEL boutique, where – once we arrived – they realised who I was (…).”

Created in 1970 by Henri Robert, at the height of the women’s revolution, N°19 is a bold fragrance, a daring combination of crisp green notes and powdery iris. The last fragrant masterpiece from the rebellious Gabrielle Chanel, it is still aimed at women who have a taste for all things avant-garde and exceptional. With iris as the recurring theme, N°19 now has four ways to express itself. A relationship that is as subtle as it is remarkable.

“I wanted to underline the importance of iris at CHANEL, while giving a new facet to N°19,” revealed Jacques Polge. “The desire to rework the original accord with other, more contemporary, powdery notes, came naturally to me.” And so it is that the latest generation of the most sophisticated, beautifully soft and light musks has joined the world of N°19. Although clearly less green, N°19 POUDRÉ diffuses an incisive freshness on fi rst contact with a zesty sensation of Grasse neroli and mandarin. Then Iris pallida appears, clinging to the dry swirls of Haitian vetiver root, bringing hints of powder cases and lipstick wax, archetypes of noble femininity. Iris fully expresses itself, enveloped in comforting and velvety white musk. A light almond impression from tonka bean gives the musk an even cosier feel. And then there’s that irresistible sensation of a cloud of scent on the skin…

  • Top Notes: Grasse Neroli, Mandarin Orange
  • Middle Notes: Jasmine Absolute, Iris Pallida
  • Base Notes: White Musk Notes, Haitian Vetiver, Tonka Bean

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Friday, August 19th, 2011


Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 Collection: Jacquard

Jacquard Eye Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

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Blushing Fabric ($38.00)

  • Sienna (04)
  • Raspberry (05)
  • Camel (06) (Limited Edition)
  • Scarletto (07) (Limited Edition)

Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara ($30.00)

  • Blacker than Black (Limited Edition)
  • Night Violet (Limited Edition)

Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00)

  • 107 Sheer beige (Limited Edition)
  • 108 Sheer pink beige (Limited Edition)
  • 406 Red (Limited Edition)
  • 525 Sheer mauve (Limited Edition)

availability: September 2011, also available now at Neiman Marcus

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011


Chanel Les Jeans de Chanel Collection

On September 8th, CHANEL will debut its preview of Les Jeans De CHANEL, the highly-anticipated nail collection created exclusively by Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, at Fashion’s Night Out events across the country and on chanel.com.
Always creating trends that others follow, Peter has developed a trio of blue lacquers, inspired by quintessence of casual chic: denim. A gradation of three shades, the colours range from deep to medium to very pale blue, evocative of the different styles and shades of one of the world’s largest wardrobe staples.

  • LE VERNIS: Blue Rebel, Blue Boy and Coco Blue.

LES JEANS DE CHANEL will be sold exclusively in CHANEL boutiques and on chanel.com September 8th through the end of the month.

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette with The Muppets

TheBalm proudly introduces Cast Your Shadow, a face palette which takes its cues from our favorite cast of characters…The Muppets! This deluxe palette includes sixteen shadows, two creamy lip and cheek colors, and one lipstick, perfect for dramatic starlets and backstage beauties! Bring the drama with these colorful shades, or create soft, polished looks best suited for your daily director role.

The numbered, limited edition Cast Your Shadow Palette, featuring the Muppets, is a self contained makeup case. With a full face mirror included, you are ready for anything! Lips, cheeks, eyes– lights, camera, action! It includes 16 beautifully pigmented eye shadows that can be used for any occasion, 3 multipurpose creamy cheek and lip colors, and a dual-ended application brush. Limited edition — only 1,000 available.

availability: Late September/Early October 2011 @ theBalm, $44.50

P.S. — theBalm is giving away one of these palettes on Facebook!