Oct 052012
 

First- This Chanel Inside No 5 video is brilliant. It makes me a bit breathless–I think it’s the narrator’s pacing.

Currently there are three makeup companies associating with Marilyn Monroe presently (Chanel, MAC and Dior). Two with Andy Warhol (Chanel and Nars). None of these seems to be a detraction from these icons’ incredible status. I’m enjoying every minute.

It does seem the makeup industry is having a 1960’s revolution moment.

By the way, I have some of the original Andy Warhol postcards based on the collaboration mentioned in the video. They have little peel-off fragrance samples on the back. When I get back home, I’ll have to post some pictures of them.

Second-  Louis Vuitton. Speaking of a 1960’s revival, during Paris Louis Vuitton’s models wore a simple peach shimmered eyeshadow with soft lips complete with a 1960’s headband-bob.

The show featured the Damier check, extending the pattern into four escalators which formed the stage background.

Third- Tom Ford. I took me until a few months ago to make a few tentative passes at the Neiman’s counter. I’m not done going back yet.
I’ll be posting reviews (but if you want a head start, this Bronzer Brush is to die for). I cannot say that I’ve loved everything I’ve tried, but trust me this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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  7 Responses to “Here’s What Three Things I’m Obsessed With”

  1. I purchased a Marilyn lipstick from Dior’s holiday collection. I can’t say I’m channeling Marilyn but it definitely makes me feel more beautiful. I do believe I need a bronzer brush and I’m seriously tempted to buy a Tom Ford one.

    • Evelyn, it’s so luxurious. It makes me feel wonderful every time I pick it up. Do you love Marilyn lipstick? Did you pick up anything else from Dior Holiday?

    • I second everything Amy said about the TF bronzer brush. It’s superlative! If you’re the kind of person who appreciates and values good tools, it is one of the best brushes in his collection and is well worth the cost. I’ve been using mine for a year now and it is still just as soft as the day I bought it. I’ve said it before but it always bears repeating. The hairs are not cut into shape. All that comes in contact with your skin is the naturally tapered ends of the goat hair and that makes a huge difference, not just in how it feels against the skin, but also in how a brush picks up and puts down product. Beautifully shaped, densely packed, ultra smooth, and super soft, the TF bronzer brush is simply one of the best.

  2. I cannot wait to see your Tom Ford reviews.. My local NM does not carry Tom Ford, but I think I can use your blog posts for recommendations.

  3. The video is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. I found Tom Ford’s brushes at my local NM some time earlier this year. They are the most luxurious brushes I have ever had the pleasure of using. These have been coming home with me one by one (the blush brush was $80, yikes!) and my Chanel brushes have been re-gifted to my sister! The bronzer brush is the last one my set is needing, so I look forward to your review (or not! ;) ).

    • I’m not sure I’d wait any longer for the review, K. It’s fabulous. The blush brush and the contour brush are next on my list.

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