Another fashion/tech mash-up for you; this time for your face. Yves Saint Laurent has created a Facebook- inspired make-up eye shadow quad called ‘Devoted to Fans #1’ that you can only buy if you’re a Facebook ‘fan’ apparently.
The colours are what you would expect and echo the brand’s epic Rive Gauche packaging as well as that social network. There are only 1,650 up for grabs so the 350,000 Facebook fans better watch out. Do you ‘like’ this idea?
Leopard print can be tricky to get just right (think Pat Butcher from Eastenders) and yet some stylists consider it almost neutral to mix with almost anything in your everyday wardrobe to add a little glam – think Roberto Cavalli dresses.
We’re smitten with Zara’s leopard print perfect items- just the right shade with punchy print in luxe materials – so it looks effortlessly high end. I think the little bag is a teensy bit Celine in pattern and simplicity and I love the sandals to wear with denim and a white shirt. Timeless.
There’s an amazing exhibition Iwant to see at Somerset House (home of the BFC and LFW) called Mondrian Nicholson in parallel for a master class in minimalistic modernism. While both men were geniuses and have left their mark on every part of modern design, Mondrian’s work inspired another French genius – Yves Saint Laurent and having read so many reviews about the art exhibition, I had to blog about YSL’s 1961 Mondrian dress, which looks almost as current today as it was then and continues to inspire. It’s hip to be square.
YSL is crazy for t-bar heels this season and we’re seeing bright tributes all over the high street. I adore the block-heel neon versions in Zara but there are also delicate stiletto shapes out there too. The only rule is that modern shapes and platform heights are hot, rather than decidedly retro versions of yester-year. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t team your t-bars with a classic tea dress or shift – a cute and playful work wear look.
Most fashionable manicure ever? YSL nails it!
Nail art has been big news in the fashion world for a while now from intricate patterns and prints to cracked and magnetic paint effects, not to mention Chanel’s sell-out Le Vernis range.
However, for those people who must be a little more sensible…we give you the most fashionable manicure ever…the YSL Tuxedo look.
YSL can’t claim to have invented the black-on-black look but its Tuxedo Manicure duo is b.e.a.u.tiful. One bottle is full of glossy pitch-black varnish, while the other is matte effect (and both cost around $30 together.)
The great thing is that this look can be created on the cheap as beauty brands are falling over themselves to give us all manner of finishes- of which matte is one. So why not try this with other colours too?
Diane von Furstenberg says: “Your handbag is you home for the day,” so it better be a nice one right?!
Here are our five favourite handbags if money was no object…do you agree?
We’ve been obsessed with the YSL ‘arty’ rings for ages now (although they are pretty chunky and look silly on me!). Of course there are some rip-offs but I spotted this little (or rather large) gem in New Look for £5.99 and thought it had a YSL look about it, without being a complete copy.
Paris Fashion week has attracted Hollywood A-listers galore (many of whom were frow for Chanel) but here’s a round-up of any we missed! Who’s your fav?
Bond Girl Emily Blunt is the new face of Yves Saint Laurent’s perfume, Opium.
YSL apparently says Blunt’s campaign “unveils a fiery, almost reckless woman with magnetic seduction that nobody or nothing can resist.” – We can’t wait!
The adverts come in October. Photographer superstar Patrick Demarchelier is behind the print pictures and for TV by Romain Gavras and it will feature leopards!
P.S. We loved Blunt’s Elie Saab gown at the Emmy Awards.