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A rose made with leather, still looks as sweet

A rose made with leather, still looks as sweet

Much to the dismay of PETA activists everywhere, Leather is back with a vengeance for this fall. On the runway, cow-hide was used on everything from leather leggings, elbow-length leather gloves, over-the-knee leather boots, leather motorcycle jackets and many more. Even fine adornments for your necks and fingers got tapped by the leather fairy’s wand. Maiden Art, Italian Design house ran by Maristella Colombo and Gabriele Negri, displayed a jewelry collection with leather as the centerpiece: The cow-hide was laser cut and shaped in to collar necklaces, folded origami-style on gift-bow brooches and rings, and sculpted into small and large pendant roses (above). Their jersey leggings with glossy leather ankle bow ties are also wonderful and deserve much respect. Some other looks (with good uses of leather) off the runways are shown below:

In other fun, and related, news: While the use of cow-hide might be up, Alligator Farmers from Louisiana are not happy with the lack of love from Gucci, Versace, and Louis Vuitton, as they have not been buying alligator skins. The population of alligators on these farms is growing beyond bearable numbers, and looks to continue as the recession takes it’s toll on alligator purchases.

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The wave of the future: Airbrushing!

Airbrushed Face at Trovata

Airbrushed Face at Trovata


I feel like we are being visited by the ghosts of airbrushing past and future. After discussing the first instance of cosmetic airbrushing, here we bring you exciting news from Temptu. At recent runway shows for Trovata’s and Devi Kroell’s ready to wear collections as well as backstage for Dressed to Kilt, models were seen getting their make-up did sans brushes, sponges, and wands. Instead, make-up artist had at their disposal liquid foundations, liquid blush, and liquid highlighters, which were being loaded into handheld devices and sprayed onto celebrities’ and models’ bodies and faces by a team of professionals from Temptu cosmetics. “It just gives the most natural finish,” lead artist JP McCary said of the high-definition method, as he softly applied a pink blush to socialite Hayley Bloomingdale’s cheek. Temptu is working on a portable model of the kit below, that might become a staple on the vanity of every fashionista in the not-so-distant future: perfect accessory when you need to look like a flawless centerfold in the comfort of your own home.
Temptu Airbrush Kit (Even smaller model in the works)

Temptu Airbrush Kit (Even smaller model in the works)


In other news, Nars Cosmetics just released their summer line, and their island-inspired wares are a must have for the summer.

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I Lash, You Lash, We all Lash…

From the people that brought you the 24-karat gold curler, comes a collection of lash extensions so exquisite, that you’ll blink twice. Shu Uemura, has once again given us something to bat about. His recent collaborations aptly dubbed “Lashes in Nature” for fall will have us all lashing out (That’s one lash-related pun too many but I had to :D). The collection features masterful creations by the 4 Shu Iron Lash Chefs: Gina Brooke (Madonna’s fave face painter), Kakuyasu Uchiide, Yuji Asano, and Mina Matsumura. These desginers used inspirations from flowers, forests, oceans, and the skies for nine different creations. See them below, and make sure your’e seen in something Shu this fall.

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