Kissing Lips

This is Charlotte Tilbury‘s fail-safe recipe for perfect lips… enriched with a breakthrough, secret ingredient, the Lipstick Tree, an anti-oxidant that naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution leaving them cashmere soft and irresistible. Blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that ensure you leave a lasting impression! Need a Thursday shopping therapy? Tap the image above to get your Friday night-out look ready, or click right here.

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Jean Campbell by Angelo Pennetta for Self Service. Beauty by Lotten Holmqvist.

Autumn Escape

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Autumn is my favourite season.

No21 clothes from Concept 21 Store. Photographs by Edward Kanarecki.

Loewe 001

 

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Loewe opens a chapter in perfume industry, just like other prestigious houses with historic legacy. After the Spanish brands’ ready-to-wear and accessories rebirth sparked by Jonathan Anderson’s innovative direction, Loewe introduces 001 – but don’t think it’s another No5 à la Chanel coming up to your store. In fact, the brand calls their newest product a ‘creation’.

The first rays of sunlight filtered through the window. A couple, the attraction, complicity, spontaneity among them… the purity of a unique moment. A moment in which everything begins. Their first conversation.” What might that suggest? A Morning After, so the result of fusing two fragrances, one for men and one for women. They fit each other so well, and so unexpectedly that when they are combined together, the two fragrances create a third scent. If a love couple has two perfumes, and they can mix their scents together creating a beautiful marriage – then this is what you call #RelationshipGoals.

The women’s version of 001 blends an upper register of tengerine, bergamot and sandalwood with lower hints of vanilla and jasmine. Men’s 001 combines the same top and core notes with tones of cedar and musk. Moreover, Loewe’s first fragrance packaging features photographic artworks of Karl Blossfeldt.

Discover the perfume here.

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Couture – Rhapsody. Schiaparelli AW16

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Being a creative director of Schiaparelli is hard, noting Elsa Schiaparelli’s extremely idiosyncratic and characteristic legacy. We’ve all observed how Bertrand Guyon struggled with the splendour of archives and references during his last two seasons, simply re-designing Elsa’s famous gowns and costumes. But for autumn-winter 2016, it seems that Guyon decided to sit down in a calm place while designing the new collection, which, in fact, isn’t a laid-back topic.

Schiaparelli’s famous summer 1938 circus show was in Guyon’s mind throughout the creative process, keeping it toned and, at a first glance, simple. The first looks were quite surprisingly elegant – black dresses with Old Hollywood style cuts and shoulders, hand-painted smokings. So chic. Then, it got even better, as the cocktail dress with a Picasso-esque bustier emerged. Back in the times, Schiaparelli expressed a true rhapsody of surreal beauty in fashion, and this collection proved that Bertrand can do Elsa’s thing, too. A velvet, butterfly-wing shaped jacket; colourful mink jacket; sequined ball-dresses. It’s a circus inspired collection, so naturally it was impossible not to spot meticulously embroidered peacocks and other animals. Every piece from this collection is a work of art. Indeed, that’s haute couture.

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#InstaLOVE – June 2016

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I am an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my June recommendations!

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@elementzenski / This one comes from Poland. Paulina Puchalska and Monia Kucel write about beauty, but from a different, much more sophisticated perspective. Their blog posts are filled with real women’s stories (mentioning beauty tricks and favourite cosmetics), while their Instagram account looks like a constantly evolving mood-board of varying beauty cannons. My latest Insta-obsession, even though I know nothing about cosmetics.

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@caramariepiazza / I wrote about Cara last summer, but I’m having a love affair with her moody feed up to now. She lives and produces in New York as a textile designer and natural dyer. Cara creates one-of-a-kind textiles, using natural dye stuffs such as plant matter, minerals and non-toxic metals. But lately, her most daring artworks (well, even a bra is an artwork in case of Piazza) are made thanks to bundle dying with flower petals. If you follow her (and you should!), you will see a great dose of colour and natural beauty on daily basis. 

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@flowernoritake / A flower shop in Japan’s Nagoya. These guys do magic with flowers, and their talent spans from making wonderful wedding bouquets to arranging whole boutiques (as pictured above). Photos from their Instagram page are striking, too, but unfortunately, you can’t smell the scent of these lilacs…

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@sincerelytommy_ / In the heart of Brooklyn, New York, there’s a concept store which focuses more on lifestyle, rather than on fashion. They sell curated objects coming from around the world. A selection of traditional babouche shoes, handmade in Fez; abstract jewellery by Ruby Star; must-have bags by Building Block. And of course, the photos posted by Sincerely Tommy reflect the unconventional retail attitude of this New York best-kept secret!

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@another_man / Another Man Magazine is where fashion and culture collide in the masculine world. The British magazine introuduces new designers (like Charles Jeffrey, pictured above by Ellie Grace Cumming) and looks back at male legends (Mick Jagger or Tom Ford, for example) in great interviews. However, this archive-photograph loving page has a lot to do with such iconic women as Siouxsie Sioux or Cher. So, girls, mind following Another Man on Instagram, just like as you do in case of Another Magazine.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?