Louis Vuitton’s New Fragrance ‘On The Way’
The news that Marc Jacobs will almost certainly soon jump ship to Dior certainly hasn’t rattled Louis Vuitton’s confidence.
The house will take the unprecedented step of entering the fragrance market soon, and have hired a third-generation perfumier to construct the scent.
Vuitton have always shied away from beauty, but the services of Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud may change their minds. After all, Cavallier-Belletrud has collaborated in some of the most high-fashion scents of the past ten years.
L’Eau d’Issey, Dior Addict, Stella by Stella McCartney – all of them are Cavallier-Belletrud creations. He comes with the highest pedigree, and the results are sure to be extremely interesting.
WWD even reports, slightly breathlessly, that the company is scouting out rare flowers in France to use as inspiration.
Jacobs himself is no stranger to perfumes – his own bestsellers, including Daisy, have been some of the best sellers of recent years, and mount very high-fashion campaigns shot by Juergen Teller with muses such as Dakota Fanning and Sofia Coppola.
Rescu. thinks the ad campaign for a Vuitton perfume may be just as spectacular as the perfume itself.
Shoe Trends For Summer: Grecian Out, Modernist In
It may be time to retire those Grecian strappy sandals – the on-trend look for summer is cleaner, fresher and much more St Tropez.
The new colours are bright, bright, bright – a nice change from the muted leather tones of last year. Pink, purple, green, gold – the colour-blocking trend that was all the rage on the catwalks in Paris has spread to footwear.
The biggest shade? Cobalt blue – the colour of the sea and the summer sky. With an impeccable pedicure, of course.
Complicated strap designs are still in, but there’s room now for sleeker designs with more unusual finishes. Gone are the heavy jewels, and in their place are over-sized straps, arrow shapes, and rope ties.
RESCU’s new favourite brand? Australia’s own Venessa Cowell Design, whose latest collection takes on every trend – nautical, gold, embellishment – with aplomb. We’re holding out hope that the St Tropez thong with yellow and purple tassels will find its way into our decadent Christmas stockings.
Or perhaps the Jimbaran slide? Too much to choose from!
Image: Jimbaran slide from Venessa Cowell Design.
Karl Lagerfeld Is Launching A Cheaper Line
Karl Lagerfeld needs nobody to create a diffusion line for – he can do it himself.
Fashionistas are buzzing that The Kaiser, as he’s affectionately known, is creating a new cut-price line, entitled, simply, ‘Karl’.
Not only that, but he’s also introducing a slightly-more-expensive line called ‘Karl Lagerfeld Paris’, for the fashion editor who wants to slum it slightly but still carry the Karl Lagerfeld touch.
Karl will be sold exclusively on Net-A-Porter starting in late January 2012, and is apparently far less frou-frou than Lagerfeld’s recent Chanel designs, incorporating a lot of denim and leather.
And the master of publicity (this is a man who collaborated on a Coke bottle and created a doll of himself) will be going all-out to publicise the new lines, with multiple openings, parties, pop-up shops, a book and other full-on marketing.
Karl Lagerfeld Paris will, of course, be slightly more elite and obscure, but it’s still going to establish a strong brand presence.
With all this world domination, the question that arises is – will the world get tired of seeing Karl Lagerfeld’s face on their clothing?
Clearly Lagerfeld himself doesn’t think so.
Image: Karl Lagerfeld.
The New Face Of MAC: Johnny Weir
This is a very beauty-heavy fashion column, but how could Rescu. not bring its readers the news that the new face of MAC Cosmetics is the darling of the ice-skating world, the flamboyant Johnny Weir?
The US skater gained adoration among fans for his routine to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, and is developing a fashion following for his fashion sense.
Now MAc is capitalising on his fame by putting him front and centre in the MAC campaign – called, appropriately, Glitter And Ice.
The MAC range is a holiday special featuring whites, glitters and frosted lipsticks, all themed around the Winter Olympics.
However, it’s Johnny himself who is getting most of the attention.
In the campaign he wears a custom-made corset which looks decidedly Versace-inspired, while dancing (of course) in a giant snow-globe.
It looks like Andrej Pejic might have some competition as the male-androgyny face of the moment.
Image: Johnny Weir for MAC.
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