Friday, September 27, 2013
The theme at the show as Rocker Chic - Ken Downing's description of the trend for fashion this season. I don't think of "rocker" and "chic" as being compatible. Fortunately, the clothing modeled was more like Soft Rocker Chic. The outfits were feminine and covet-worthy. Unfortunately, I would never be able to wear most of them to work. Work attire with skinny leather trousers that end way above the ankles is just not appropriate in conservative DC. I'd love to go out for dinner, though, in the some of the clothing modeled.
The Olfactive Project, created by an international team, aims to explore the concept of virtual coffee. Their experiment includes sending an electronic coffee odor around the world using the oPhone. The prototype device will allow oPhone owners to send olfactory messages to oPhone users. As of May, only 10 such phones existed, but it's clearly the wave of the future for fragrance lovers. As I read that, I slipped into "wowsers" mode.
I've now tallied the damage from Neiman Marcus' Beauty Event, and I approach the Saks event with trepidation. I know I'll find things I want. I'm just hoping that I can control the I-wants. I must save for the Guerlain Holiday Collection, set to hit the counters mid-October.
It's time for the Friday Forum. I love this part of our week. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved on.
I hope you have a great weekend!
Photos by Best Things in Beauty