Japanese fashion brand Issey Miyake has just launched Pleats Please, a brand new women’s fragrance. Named after the brand’s signature fashion collection of pleated materials and bright colours. Pleats Please is a joyful, optimistic and exuberant fragrance of "vertically pleated" flowery, fruity and woody structure signed by perfumer Aurelien Guichard. Its opening splashes with Asian hybrid fruit Nashi, generated by crossing apples and pears (pear flavor is the one that dominates). The heart symbolizes femininity with floral accords of peony and sweet pea, while Indole molecule provides freshness and vigor to the composition. The base is generous with intensive accords of patchouli, cedar, vanilla absolute and white musk. Availability:The Pleats Please collection will be available exclusively at Nordstrom, beginning on December 26, 2012.
A youthful and spirited fragrance, the initial spray of this fruity-floral scent delights with bright cucumber flower petals, juicy mandarin, and the sparkling freshness of bright baby freesia buds. In the heart notes, a lush bouquet comes forward, including petally jasmine, pink water lily, Southern gardenia, and the petals of red candied rose. A sweet depth wraps around these floral notes with a rich accord of crème brûlée. In the base, sensual and woody undertones create a lasting impression with notes of cedarwood, bleached sandalwood, lush vanilla, and whipped marshmallow.
A perfect gift for the holiday season. Her favorite classic Coach Poppy Eau de parfum fragrance comes bottled in a festive 3.4 oz limited-edition metallic bottle.
M·A·C innovation creates a highly pearlized, creamy Pressed Pigment that glistens with a shimmering translucent finish when applied dry and high-gloss dramatic coverage when applied wet. 12 colours in stunning shades spotlight the eyes making them glow with brilliant accents. And, for artistic blending, the 215 Medium Shader Brush is the perfect tool for Pressed Pigment technology.
Pressed Pigment – New & Permanent – $21.00
Angelic – Off white (Frost)
Enlightening – Deep silver (Frost)
Jet Couture – Charcoal black (Frost)
Blonde Streak – Light cream (Frost)
Blue Willow – Light icy blue (Frost)
Amethyst – Purple with silver undertone (Frost)
Flicker – Pastel yellow (Frost)
Sweet Acting – Mid-tone pink (Frost)
Smoky – Deep silver blue (Frost)
Light Touch – High pearl powder in W10 shade (Frost)
Day Gleam – High pearl powder in NC30 shade (Frost)
Deeply Dashing – High pearl powder in NW55 shade (Frost)
This gorgeous look starts with luminous M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish and Mineralize Blush applied with the 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush. Use the 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush to build layers of dimensional colour with Mineralize Eye Shadow. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm packs lips with moisture, while adding the right pop of colour and shine. And, because eventually the mittens will come off, Nail Lacquer in Dangerously Fun heats things up in blazing berry red.
MAC Apres Chic Lipstick $15 (Limited Edition)
Warm Companion Beige with gold pearl (frost)
Cozy Up Deep caramel (matte)
Haute Altitude Mid-tone blue pink (amplified)
Apres Chic Pinky brick red (cremesheen)
Hot Chocolate Dirty plum (satin)
MAC Apres Chic Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm $19.50 (Limited Edition)
Stay Warm! Creamy light pink
Slightly Nude Nude coral and subtle pink pearl
Pure & Tender Plumy creamy nude
Nice & Simple Bronzy gold with multi dimensional pearl
Rosy Romance Bluish plum with subtle pink pearl
MAC Apres Chic Nail Lacquer $16 (Limited Edition)
Hangin’ Loose Dirty pink nude
Dangerously Fun Berry-tone blue red
MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liner $19.50 (Limited Edition)
Rich ExperienceTrue brown
Black IceRich black
Mountain Air Vibrant teal
Night Trail Deep navy blue
Snow Shadow Purple Violet
MAC Zoom Waterfast Lash Black $15
MAC Apres Chic Mineralize Skinfinish $29
Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral with gold veining
Stereo Rose Coral with golden bronze shimmering nuances
MAC Apres Chic Mineralize Eye Shadow $21 (Limited Edition)
Ice Light peach base with white veining
Winter Pursuit Copper base with grey veining
Silver Birch Grey base with peach veining
Frost at Midnight Deep blue/grey
Fireside Deep plum with grey veining base with purple veining
MAC Apres Chic Mineralize Blush $23.50 (Limited Edition)
Amber Glow Warm peach
Alpine Bronze Mid-tone caramel
Gentle Raspberry with gold pearl
287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow $31
187 Duo Fibre Face $42
Availability:North America – December 26, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, online December 24th atwww.maccosmetics.com; International January 2013 at all M·A·C locations.
Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 delivers SPF protection in a solid cream, packaged in a mirrored compact. Comes in three semi-translucent shades. Evens skin tone, blurs imperfections, enhances natural luminosity and retexturizes skin for a flawless look while hydrating and shielding from harsh UV rays and pollutants. Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 in three semi-translucent shades covering extra-light to medium skin tones. Blending SPF protection, creamy emollients and optical pearl pigments, this face-priming, colour-perfecting formula protects and evens the complexion for flawless results.
Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)
Colour is a vehicle for women to flex their femininity, and M•A•C’s new collection reflects this state of mind and style. It starts with dramatic eyes and lips pumped up with vivid colour to project power while cheeks are softly chiseled with natural tones. And, nailing it for overall presentation, M•A•C’s high-gloss Nail Lacquer.
All Woman Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Flawless Figure Pale warm shimmering white (veluxe pearl)
Brains & Brawn Mid-tone taupe (matte)
All Woman Greenish dark grey (satin)
Black Magique Deep, dark black with warm tones (veluxe pearl)
At the 2012 March of Dimes Celebration for the babies Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie were present. She wore a peach, white and gray stripe cotton stretch dress from Camilla and Marc resort 2013 collection paired with Giuseppe Zanotti Mirror Patent Leather Pump.
I must add that I am growing quite fond of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
Elizabeth Banks attended the 2012 March of Dimes Celebration for Babies at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. She wore a Trina Turk Tweed Dress with a pair of peep toe Miu Miu pumps. A simple up-do completed her look. I am huge fan of tweed. There is something about it I am just in love with. Elizabeth looked very chic. What do you think?
Kerry Washington recently made her appearance at 106 & Park with her Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained co-stars. She wore a A.L.C Cortney Leather Dress with nude pumps by Christian Louboutin and accessories by House of Lavande.