Some of the hottest beauty products are from notable fashion designers. Even if the products are not those you use every day, the end result and packaging make it all worth the buy. For those who can’t afford designer fashion shoes, handbags, or a dress, it makes sense to turn to beauty products to feel fabulous. Some of the biggest iconic fashion designers have beauty brands, such as Burberry, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior and Giorgio Armani, to name a few. The fashion industry and its fellow designers seem to have discovered that dabbling in beauty products will help to establish a successful consumer brand. CVLUX caught up with a few designers who exude grace and class in their beauty products.
On the rack, their leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes and ready-to- wear apparel is modern and simple in design, while their fragrances are soft and playful. Les Infusions de Prada, Mimosa, joins the collection of Prada’s six other iconic scents: Iris, Iris Cèdre, Fleur d’Oranger, Amande, Eillet and Vétiver. Each Infusion is a poetic interpretation of a single, emblematic natural ingredient. Les Infusions de Prada fragrance bottles are represented by the institutional codes of Prada, the vintage flacons with the classic Prada heritage crest. Mimosa has the smell of summer in a bottle, with sweet floral accents.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf is an Amsterdam-based company with 42 perfumes under their fashion house. Their newest fragrance, launching this September, BonBon Couture, is a fragrance and hair mist. The fragrance is a new adaptation of the caramel note; the latest eau de parfum from the designer duo is an opulent, intense, fashion- forward interpretation of fragrance. The bottle is dusted to look like organza and satin duchesse, while the juice itself deepens its caramel base, layering mandarin, orange blossom and vanilla. Bonbon Hair Mist comes in a silky, frosted, 30 ml bottle reinterpreting the iconic Bonbon bow. Thanks to its innovative pump, it can be delicately sprayed on hair like a perfumed cloud, a delicious caress at any time of the day. Bring it with you, wherever, whenever.
Thomas Carlyle “Tom” Ford is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained fame as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. The fashion icon is known for his luxury fragrances, but is selling out of his lip colors. Tom Ford expanded his cosmetics line to include a full range of products including foundation, eyeliners, blush, illuminators, brow sculptors, eye shadow and nail lacquers.
A French luxury footwear and fashion designer whose footwear has incorporated shiny, red- lacquered soles that have become his signature, so much so that you can never walk into a red carpet event, or even intimate gathering without finding one person sporting these red heels. Christian Louboutin has ventured past fashionable heels and is now dipping into beauty. He started with his lip collection and now has created equally sexy nail laquers. For $50.00 you can purchase any one of the 31 violently-colorful nail colors housed in a jewel glass bottle, with a spike silver cap.
Beauty Editor Jennifer Conroy