Friday, December 15, 2006

Eau de Kate

To all my friends who have complained of Kate Moss overdose, I apologize in advance. In a matter of months, you will be able to not only look like her (courtesy of Topshop's Moss-designed line) but also smell like her. Rumor has it that Moss will soon join the ranks of celebrities bringing out their own perfume. Trade newspaper Women's Wear Daily reports that Moss has signed a fragrance licensing deal with Coty, the beauty firm that she already works for as the face of Rimmel make-up. Let me guess - top notes of gin, middle notes of marijuana and a drydown of stale cigarettes? Err...maybe not! The deal is strictly hush-hush for the time being, but I'll keep you posted.
Back in the days...Kate Moss in an ad for Calvin Klein's Obsession

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Kiss me quick!

I love the retro packaging of Bésame (Kiss Me) cosmetics. This beautiful gift set, which includes lipstick, powder and blusher, makes a perfect Christmas gift.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Edgy scents

Wondering what to get your teenage daughter this Christmas? How about a perfume that marries edgy packaging with top quality fragrance? Romano Ricci, the great-grandson of famed designer Nina Ricci, has launched a brand called Juliette Has a Gun - a name sure to go down a treat with fans of rock bands and action movies à la Kill Bill.
Juliette Has a Gun
The two fragrances available at Colette

"Lady Vengeance" and "Miss Charming" are two fragrances concocted for the house by Francis Kurkdjian, the top perfumer behind such hits as Narciso Rodriguez for Her, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea and an absolute favorite of mine, KenzoKi White Lotus. The perfume range is available exclusively at Paris trend emporium Colette, which has loads of other goodies in store this month (more on which later).