Friday, October 4, 2013
This past week, my bedroom started to look like a beauty counter. I have so much to tell you, but only so much time to write. The new Guerlain and Chanel collections are next up, along with photos of upcoming collections and a few "odds and ends" I purchased form various sources. I have a lot of fragrances to feature. I find it harder to write about fragrance than makeup, so I'll intersperse those features as I can.
Those of you in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) and New York will see totally renovated Barneys beauty floors. According to WWD, "the result is a more universal look that exudes Barneys’ modernism. 'We have really been on a quest to create Barneys’ environment in terms of our own architecture and our own aesthetic,' Lee said. 'At the end of the day, what comes out from the design is the products themselves. Ultimately, each brand is also identified by their product, by their packaging, by the colors of their brand and that’s what will come out of the neutral environment.'" Let us know what you think if you shop regularly at these stores.
For Jean Patou fragrance fans, the brand is on a come-back. Although best known for the iconic Joy, Patou had many exquisite perfumes in its stable. One of my favorites was Vacances. We know the house will be re-introducing their famous men's fragrance, but I'm hoping that we see Vacances, Colony, and some other favorites re-launced. I'm sure they won't be the same, with all the new regulations of ingredients, but I can hope.
Have you kept up with the recent runway shows? I have to some extent. Unfortunately, the looks were costume-ish and made as much sense to today's professional as Halloween costumes. Very little tempted me to shop.
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!
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