Hello-Hello and Happy Friday!
As mentioned in a previous post, October brings an increase in the volume of ‘pink products’ we all see, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year we remember the always-wonderful Adventures of a Southern Newlywed doing a post showing many of the ‘pink’ items available that supported varying breast cancer initiatives, and we’re borrowing her idea for today’s post! (Thank you Miss Preppy Newlywed.)
We begin with items we call cosmetics with a cause; below we show the Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon collection.
This set introduces a new lip shade, Blush Pink, and includes a limited-edition lip balm, Pink Crystal Glitter. The set sells for $40, and there are no shipping charges, there’s a nice surprise! The company will donate $35,000 from their North American sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The limited edition set also includes 2 charms: a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon and a Clinique ‘C.’ (We’ll overlook any latent Logophobia symptoms in light of the greater good.) The set is a very reasonable $18, and $10 of that goes to the BCRF. The company will also donate 25 percent of sales of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion to the BCRF.
As part of our Friday Fun we offer a few Gossip Girl tidbits, first, the ongoing debate over this promo for the show.
Below, a sampling of Entertainment Weekly’s reaction to the ad.
“Freaked out yet? Confused at who you’re looking at? Concerned for the safety of any small children or ponies who may be nearby? Or does this inspire you to similarly tease your hair, slather on a terrifyingly dark shade of lipstick, and hang some door-knockers from your ears?”
Hhhmmm, some of the hair is a little frightening. And our other tidbit, the cast is shooting in Chinatown this week. Below, actor Chace Crawford looks dapper on his way to the set.
Singer/actress Leighton Meester is wearing some serious platforms as she heads to her next scene.
We simply must share these next items for today’s Pretty in Pink, both from Louis Vuitton.
Nope, that was not a typo, Louis Vuitton is about to unleash debut a fine jewelry collection. Women’s Wear Daily (subscription req’d.) has more:
“Spirit of Travel collection — consisting of six jewelry sets, each with a one-of-a-kind necklace retailing for up to $2.5 million — will then be unveiled to the public on Oct. 15 at Vuitton’s flagship on the Champs-Elysées.”
These are undoubtedly stunning when seen up close, they are amazing creations.
Previously we shared news (in this post) of the upcoming MAC cosmetics partnership with Lilly Pulitzer; their MAC in Lillyland collection is due out January 7. Now we have names for the actual items, and most invoke classic Lilly, like Joie-de-vivre and Optimistic Orange for two of the blush colors. Many readers will appreciate the Lipgelee names:
- Lush & Bright
- Shift to Pink
- Resort Life
(How about that fourth name?) Also, we do know one of the two nail colors is Steamy.
This color is not a Limited Edition, but part of the current MAC collection and available online.
May everyone enjoy a sensational weekend!