Now it's autumn. We are having our first cold morning, with temperatures hovering near 40 degrees. Now I can start wearing my fall clothes.
Last night, Manhattan was all about Giorgio Armani, who staged his latest "One Night Only" events to entertain 700 friends, family, loyal Armani clients, editors, and some high-wattage celebrities. I looked at the photos in WWD, and no one appeared to be wearing his new Lip Maestros from the Eccentrico Collection. They had more sense. The evening was pure Armani, with elegance and grace.
The parade of designers launching their own cosmetics collections continues. In January, Estée Lauder will launch a limited-edition Derek Lam collection, a makeup lineup that permits the designer to stick his toe into the color cosmetics pool (per WWD). Lam cooked up the collection with Tom Pecheux, creative makeup director of Estée Lauder and Lam’s longtime friend. The two have collaborated on runway looks since Lam’s first show, and Pecheux used this new collection backstage at the designer’s spring runway show. The collection will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and esteelauder.com in North America and Harrods, Galeries Lafayette, and El Corte Inglés in Europe.
I don't have any exciting plans for the weekend, although I do plan to visit a few of my favorite stores. I'm actually looking forward to a little break in makeup introductions so that I can focus on skin care and the fragrances I've been wanting to feature. I plan to rest this afternoon after a treatment for my back. Then I will start on the skin care feature I've promised, telling you about my favorite products - the ones I use daily or weekly.
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 happy weekend!
Photo courtesy of Veranda