Tag Archives: Optimistic Orange

Fun Interrupted

Hello-Hello! We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Remember us nattering on Friday about all the fun activities we had planned for the day? We were going to scamper off to The Big City to do this….

Ladies-Lunch-Image

And a little bit of this….

Art by Kathy Waetjen

Art by Kathy Waetjen

And then go see this….

But none of that happened because we spent the last three days doing this.

And we will be returning there shortly.  Frankly, it all rather has us feeling like this:

Getty Images

Getty Images

(We want to be utterly self-indulgent and let out one big waaaaaaahhhhhhhh! but proper decorum would forbid such conduct.)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

In an effort to retain some sense of self-worth, to feel we have something of value to contribute (this is of value?!) , we have scraped together a few of the just-released photos from the upcoming Lilly Pulitzer and MAC cosmetics collaboration, MAC in Lillyland.

The group includes four Lip Gelees, all Limited Editions, all $14. From the left:

  • Lush and Bright (bright pink/yellow coral with pink pearlized pigments)
  • Preppy (blue pink with pink pearlized pigments)
  • Shift to Pink (light violet with silver pearlized pigments)
  • Resort Life (off white with pink pearlized pigments)
Courtesy MAC via Temptalia

Courtesy MAC via Temptalia

Readers may recall seeing this image in our first post on the new line.

Courtesy photo via WWD

Courtesy photo via WWD

This is the Pearlmatte Eye Shadow ($19.50), below we have the Pearlmatte Face Powder ($27.59), these two items are also limited editions.

Courtesy MAC via Butterfly Diary

Courtesy MAC via Butterfly Diary

There are three Paint Pots, in Rubenesque, Bare Study and Fresco Rose.

Courtesy photo via Temptalia

Courtesy photo via Temptalia

Four colors in MAC’s Cremeblend Blush formula round out the mix:

media_maclillyland006media_maclillyland006

These will run $18.50; like all the other items (perhaps excluding the brushes), these are limited editions.

media_maclillyland007media_maclillyland008

The Nail Lacquers: Hot n Steamy Pink is on the left, Coconut Ice Light on the right, both are MAC’s cream formula. Additionally they are limited editions and will run $12.

Courtesy MAC via Temptalia

Courtesy MAC via Temptalia

As mentioned, there are brushes included with this Collection, they are not limited editions.

Courtesy photo via Temptalia

Courtesy photo via Temptalia

And there are two Technakohl Liners designated as part of the Collection, in Graph Black and Purple Rose, but these are permanent items for the MAC line and currently available for sale. Pop over and visit the good folks at both Temptalia and Butterfly Diary for more on the Collection.

Many thanks to everyone for all of your kind emails, Tweets, and messages – we really appreciate the way they make us feel much more like this:

We hope things return to a more normal routine tomorrow. Until then, smiles to everyone!

18 Comments

Filed under preppy

All About the Pink & MAC in Lillyland Update

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.

bobbi-brown-pink-ribbon-large

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.

Clinique offers the Great Lips, Great Cause collection of mini-lip glosses on a keychain.

Great Lips, Great Cause

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.

hlbc-Clinique

Clinique and Bobbi Brown are both part of the Estee Lauder family; Evelyn Lauder founded the BCRF in 1992.

As part of our Friday Fun we offer a few Gossip Girl tidbits, first, the ongoing debate over this promo for the show.

Courtesy CW

Courtesy CW

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.

Courtesy JustJared.com

Justin Campbell/JustJared.com

Singer/actress Leighton Meester is wearing some serious platforms as she heads to her next scene.

Jose Perez / Splash News

Jose Perez/Splash News

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

We simply must share these next items for today’s Pretty in Pink, both from Louis Vuitton.

Courtesy photo via WWD.com

Courtesy photo via WWD.com

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.”

Courtesy photo via WWD

Courtesy photo via WWD

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
  • Preppy

(How about that fourth name?) Also, we do know one of the two nail colors is Steamy.

Courtesy MAC

Courtesy MAC

This color is not a Limited Edition, but part of the current MAC collection and available online.

May everyone enjoy a sensational weekend!

11 Comments

Filed under preppy, Preppy Fashion, Pretty in Pink