What' next? Flavoured nail polish remover!
With recession talk abound, you would think that the product development teams at Revlon would be more cautious with what they introduce into the market. Unless their team consists of 12 year old girls. Their most recent product drop is Scented Nail Polish! Maybe 12 year olds are the only ones with disposable income these days. This is what they had to say about their product: “The 8 shades are inspired by the freshness of exotic summer fruits and infused with succulent tropical scents. Each fruit shade has a matching fruit scent when the enamel is dry.”
If only RiRi had heard of this product before “Umbrella” and you have been standing in her “Shuellas“. The brainchild of Chicago designer Rebecca Miller, Shuellas slip over your shoes to protect them when it’s rainy out, and fit into a small bag when it’s not.
They also look like a rubber version of 80%20 boots which you cannot complain about. I guess these are every girl’s answer to the man’s galoches, and your Miu Miu’s will thank you for this.
Your shoes' best friend
I know this is late, but 10 days left until our favourite two-syllabled first name french woman is immortalized in the form of a biopic. April 22nd is the French debut of Coco Avant Chanel (trailer above). It chronicles the birth of the legend that is Coco. Audrey Tautou is the only person that I would have thought could play Ms. Chanel, and she looks pretty good in the trailers. I hope the North American debut of the movie won’t be too far behind. Enjoy 🙂
Ms. Tautou might also made the jobs of coiffurists everywhere harder, by introducing the world to the “Little Black Hair Cut.”
Ancient Definition of Beauty? or just good Airbrushing
Much has been made of the beauty of Nefertiti, the bust found in the studio of Thutmose (the royal sculptor to the pharaoh Akhenaten) in 1912; The symmetry and fine facial features of Nefertiti have often had historians and lay-folk refer to her as the Mona Lisa of the ancient world. As it turns out, she might just have been the world’s first air-brushed women (long before Kim Kardashian’s little airbrush accident for Complex). Recent analyses of the bust by Alexander Huppertz, director of the Imaging Science Institute in Berlin. A CT scan showed that inside the outer stucco face, there is a delicately carved face in the limestone core of the famous bust of Nefertiti depicting her in her true form; This suggests that the royal sculptor at the time may have smoothed creases around the mouth and fixed a bumpy nose to depict the ‘Beauty of the Nile’ in a better light. The original face also had less prominent cheekbones, and less depth at the corners of the eyelids. Dr. Huppertz stated that ‘It is possible that the bust of Nefertiti was commissioned (by her husband) to represent Nefertiti according to his personal perception,’ and thereby bringing to the world the first instance of a man paying someone to make his wife look prettier.
Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada has been in the fashion game since 1980 is Spain’s best-kept fashion secret. She recently presented her collection at the little-known southern cousin of the NYFW, the Miami Fashion Week. The fall 2009 collection by the spanish designer was whimsical to say the least, but I really enjoyed the varied use of colour and materials. See the images below and decide for yourself 🙂
Eerily Similar to Comme Des Garcons “PLAY” collection, but nice nonetheless
On a separate note, our favourite spanish tot (Dora), just got a makeover
, and she has gone from being a tomboy to every 9-12 year-old boys dream.
Keeping with the scarlet lips-themed post from yesterday, here we add a touch of surrealism to the topic. Aptly dubbed the “Surrealist Necklace” by Erickson Beamon, the necklace below can help you wear a smile all day long around your neck. This fun necklace brings together everyone’s two loves, bright lipstick and jewelery, and doesn’t look half bad doing it. The price tag, however, happens to be a little on the surreal side as well.