M∙A∙C x Philip Treacy

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M∙A∙C x Philip Treacy represents a unique partnership – London’s leading couture hat designer collaborating with the world’s boldest makeup brand and the outcome is to die for!

Philip Treacy created three dazzling headpieces that accentuated different parts of the face, including the eyes, cheekbones, and lips. From there, M∙A∙C Cosmetics produced a makeup collection that complemented the milliner’s designs.

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ABOUT PHILIP TREACY

Beginning his millinery label from a basement workshop in Isabella Blow’s house, Philip Treacy’s fantastical creations have graced the runways of Givenchy, Chanel and Valentino and earned him an OBE in 2007. Handcrafted in London, Treacy himself sculpts the molds and forms that each individual hat is made from.

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Buntal scroll parisisal hat by Philip Treacyicon

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My favorite products from the collaboration are:

Lipsticks
No Faux Pas, Cardinal and Holly wood Cerise CHF 28.00

High-Light Powder
Nude Pink CHF 41.00

Fluidline
Royal Wink CHF 26.00

The collection is now in stores. In Switzerland at the MAC counter at Jelmoli Zurich, MAC store Lucerne and online at www.maccosmetics.ch.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Philip Treacy, MAC Cosmetics

Hats Are About Emotion

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“A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel.”
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Perfect for weddings or a day at the races, Philip Treacy‘s outlandish headpieces are entirely handmade by his small team in London. He believes wearing a hat should make you feel empowered. The Irish-born milliner received his first headdress commission from Isabella Blow when he was studying at the Royal College of Art. Since then, his extravagant designs have been spotted on the most famous heads in the world.

TO SHOP PHILIP TREACY ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HEREicon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Philip Treacy, © Andrew Crowley

Met Gala 2013 – Chaos to Couture

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Each year, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the Met Gala, the fashion event of the season and the party of the year, to celebrate the newest the exhibition. This spring, it will be about PUNK: Chaos to Couture, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013, will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today. “Since its origins, punk has had an incendiary influence on fashion,” said Andrew Bolton, Curator in The Costume Institute. “Although punk’s democracy stands in opposition to fashion’s autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk’s aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness.”

If you want to find out more about the exhibition, please click here.

Enjoy the best looks from the red carpet of the Costume Institute Benefit last Monday. On top, you can see Sarah Jessica Parker who took the night’s punk theme to heart, and went for this stunning Giles Deacon dress, combined with a Philip Treacy punk hat and plaid Christian Louboutin boots. Madonna understood the invitation well and showed up in Givenchy.

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Anne Hathaway had the most surprising look with her bleached blond hair which I loved. Of course, the vintage Valentino gown was the perfect match.

And here is an amazing opportunity, you can PRE-ORDER those extremely sexy couture red carpet looks (all F/W 2013) below directly now for seven days. How cool is that?! Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly.

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Emma Watson in a matte black crepe crossover tie strap gown with high sliticon by Prabal Gurung.

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Kate Bosworth in a short body-conscious dress with 3/4-length sleeves and diamond embroideries on pink lurex jacquard by Balmain Atelier.

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Anja Rubik in a lambskin and macrame dressicon by Anthony Vaccarello.

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Gisèle Bündchen in a bonded crepe and macrame one sleeve halter dress byicon Anthony Vaccarello.

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Taylor Swift in a black silk crepe gown with black lace inserts, black chiffon sunburst pleated back and silver-gold embroidered crystal necklineicon by J.Mendel.

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Kate Mara in a short dress with woolen crepe base, heart-shaped neckline and architectural modules by Delpozo.

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Christina Ricci in a turquoise silk taffeta McAndrew tartan corset gownicon by Vivienne Westwood Couture.

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And don’t miss Moda Operandi‘s amazing punk pop-up store iconwhere you can find all those  must-have pieces. Mmh, Hedi Slimane was obviously not so wrong with his F/W 2103 collection

LoL, Sandra

A Little Joke

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My dear readers, just a little joke to start off your weekend on Friday, the 13th! You see when it comes to fashion, most people like to copy… and this is not always good.
Getting it wrong: Princess Eugenie of York in Vivienne Westwood and Princess Beatrice of York in Valentino haute couture, hats by Philip Treacy.

And they all lived happily ever after! The End!

LoL, Sandra

Isabella Blow

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Isabella Blow was a fashion editor and  an international style icon. Her unique, free spirit was admired and she inspired many artists and designers. High-profile names in the fashion industry owe their start to her, Philip Treacy, Alexander McQueen, Sophie Dahl and Hussein Chalayan among them.
In 2007, Isabella Blow committed suicide after having severly suffered from depression and ovarian cancer.

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Martina Rink with Christiane Arp (Vogue Germany) and Josef Voelk (The Corner), Photo:©Harald Fuhr

Today is the official launch of an amazing book dedicated to her: “Isabella Blow” by Martina Rink with an introduction by Philip Treacy. First presented in Berlin last Thursday at Fashion’s Night Out at The Corner, it is an hommage to her original, outrageous personality. This lavishly illustrated volume includes reminiscences and stories along with personal letters written exclusively for this book by Mario Testino, Manolo Blahnik, Dita van Tesse and Anna Piaggi, just to name a few.

The author Martina Rink is a Parisian-German born Fashion Director who began her career working with Isabella Blow as her personal assistant. Her insight knowledge makes this oeuvre so special. £29.95, Thames & Hudson, ISBN 978 0 500 515358.

LoL, Sandra

An Exclusive Club of Beauties

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NATALIE PORTMANThis week, award-winning actress Natalie Portman was annonced as new face of Christian Dior Parfums. Although no specific mention of any particular perfume has been made yet. It is her first time to collaborate with a cosmetics brand.

She will join the very exclusive club of beautiful celebrities who have starred in the house`s different ad campaigns including Charlize Theron (J`Adore), Monica Bellucci (Hypnotic Poison), Eva Green (Midnight Poison), Elvis Presley`s granddaughter Riley Keough (Miss Dior Chérie), Sharon Stone (Capture Totale) and Sophie Marceau (Capture Total One Essential). I am a big fan of the radiant and fresh beauty who is a Harvard graduate with a degree in psychology! Natalie is a true icon of elegance and modernity along with Dior`s other faces.

 

I put some gorgeous outfits together for you. Find out which of those women symbolizes your style the most. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

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