Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

photo courtesy of Cartier

After tapping Jake Gyllenhaal to represent its Santos de Cartier men’s watch, French jewelry house, Cartier, has found its new leading lady.  Annabelle Wallis, the English star of “The Mummy” and “Peaky Blinders,” has been named the new face of the Panthère de Cartier.  The first “Panther” bracelet watch was created by Cartier in 1914; however, it was not until 1983 that the Panthère de Cartier Watch Collection officially launched. In January, 2017, it was reintroduced after more than a decade-long hiatus.
     “Behind her luminous complexion, blue eyes and gentle manner, the Maison discovered a great strength of character, a fearless spirit and a hunger for self-expression: the soul of a panther, driven and determined to turn convention on its head and get her teeth into something. Annabelle Wallis embodies the Panthère woman,” Cartier said in a statement to WWD.  Posting on Instagram, Wallis shared the brand’s enthusiasm.  “It is such a great privilege to work with a brand so steeped in iconic history. It’s truly is an honour to be your Panther woman.”



Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

No matter our politics, most of us regarded Barbara Bush as a true First Lady.  The wife of one president and the mother of another, Mrs. Bush’s beauty was always defined by her honesty and generosity.  With no fillers, Botox, or plastic surgery to enhance her natural beauty, she rarely went out without a colorful lip and a beautiful smile. The Washington Post referred to her as “the antithesis of of glamour and excess,” saying, “She endeared herself to many with her droll frankness, boasting about her trademark triple-strand faux pearls and joking about her prematurely white hair.”

An early advocate for AIDS awareness (during a time in which the disease was horribly stigmatized), family literacy, and racial equality, Mrs. Bush was a pioneer in many issues.  Bill Clinton called her “a remarkable woman.”  “She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like,” he said, adding, “Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.”  Barbara Pierce Bush passed away on Tuesday, April 17th at the age of 92.


Sunday, April 15th, 2018

‘Tis the season to be collaborating!  And we’re loving Shu Uemura’s 2018 Spring Artist Collaboration with Yazbukey, the queen of iconic, bold and edgy lip motifs: “c’est ahh lips.”  Reprising her 2015 partnership with the brand, the Paris-based jewelry designer has helped create a limited-edition lip collection.  The “mattitude collection” updates Shu Uemura’s signature matte Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks, with 16 fashion-forward shades in four color ranges: sexy red, lovely nude, quirky pink and edgy merry.  Still offering beautiful finish, vibrant color, and melting texture, each design is accessorized with a special playful lip motif designed by Yazbukey.  Additionally, the pair have launched four magic metallic lip liners!  A first for the brand, applied to matte lips, a simple swipe creates a luxurious statement!