I see myself in Balmain by Loreal!
Loreal and Balmain have teamed up for a for a lipstick collaboration that will have us all outside of our neighborhood walgreens or rite aid. The 3 theme 12 shade collection will debut in September at Paris Fashion Week and an exclusive “jewel edition” that will be carried at Balmain.
“With L’Oréal Paris, Rousteing brings the raw creativity with which he has reinvented Balmain, from the Paris runways to his first ever beauty collection,” L’Oréal and Balmain said in a joint statement. “Accessible beauty and high fashion now have a symbolic meeting point: This new Color Riche limited collection with Balmain Paris.”
Finally they are getting it right. Not all of us have the deep pockets to buy a $40 lipstick. I’m sure sick of it!
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Wedding season is upon us and you need that great looking dress if you want to stop always being the bridesmaid, and never the bride. Rent the Runway sample sales are always awesome and if you can wait till the last day and the last minute of the sale I RECOMMEND IT. My friends and I have been able to catch a couple of great deals.
Images of the Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton were released today and two nights ago celebs partied it up at The Louvre in Paris to celebrate the collection. According to Vogue, everyone toasted the night away and danced to Rae Sremmurd, Lil’ Yachty (eye roll) and whats a party without Drake (double eye roll*). I can only imagine Michelle Williams (Dawson’s Creek not Destiny’s Child) yelling “I got fake people showing fake love to me..”
This is the first series to drop in their collaboration and this go round is famous paintings and the painters name on the exterior. Pieces start at $585 and are as much as $4000! It hit stores April 28th and if you want a statement piece for the summer, please wake up in time to get in line, its only available in stores.
At the moment, there is no time frame for the brand relaunch date but many are speculating the brand might be shutting down shop as HBA canceled their Paris show in March, Leilah Weinraub, the brands cheif executive will focus on her film career. HBA did state, “Oliver will be devoting himself in the immediate future to his responsibilities at Helmut Lang. HBA will continue to fulfill its creative vision in the near future.”
This is the second time HBA has gone on hiatus. The first time was in 2009 when Ruiz Lopez parted ways with the brand. Hopefully, HBA wont be gone for too long!
Also in other designer jewelry news, Kanye West dropped his 12 piece collection on Yeezy Suppy. Again, not for the faint of heart. Prices start at $1,500-$10,780. Inspired by Florentine art from the 14th century, Kanye said he “wanted to create something that represented timeless love.”
Kim K. has already been spotted rocking necklaces from the line. Some of the pieces, like the Yeezy 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet, reminds me of Marco Bicego (Beach-e-go)! Nice!
Photo Cred: Yeezy Suppy/google images
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As if being a Rockstar and Fashion Designer isn’t enough, Rihanna is now adding jewelry designer to her repertoire! Today, Chopard released this image of Rihanna shining bright like a diamond (how appropriate). While many of the pieces are price upon request (which means its too damn expensive for the average Rihanna fan) however there is a ring that’s $1460. Okay Rihanna, let us know when your collaborate with Claire’s or Forever 21!
Now if the collection isnt too rich for your blood, it comes in two parts. There is a minimalist collection that consists of delicate geometrical shapes in rose gold earrings, rings and bracelets. While the “High End” line has chandelier earrings, ear clips and a watch (which is 30 Karats). The line is not for the faint of heart.
Anyone peep how the R 🖤C, also spells ROC! (She’s signed to Roc Nation)
Also this pic reminds me of Eva Pigford idk why but it does!
Photo Credit: Chopard
This morning, Ralph Lauren announced they are closing there 5th avenue location in two weeks. The comes a surprise to some, as the NYC flagship location opened it doors in 2014. This comes just after the brand closed 43 of its full line stores in 2016.
Ralph Lauren, along with many of the brick and mortar stores, have been seeing a decline in sales and a boom online. Ralph Lauren hoped this 5th avenue location would bring in a more youthful crowd through its re-branding and even offered women’s but the profits were no match for the 25 million dollar a year lease. While the brand did not report there profits from there “See Now, Buy Now” show, they did find it profitable. Ralph Lauren states that the brand will now focus on innovative marketing and ecommerce to restructure the brand. Smart.
Whose idea was it anyway to sign a 15 year lease, when in 2014 we all saw the direction fashion was going.
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