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YSL Parisienne Masquerade Launch

Kate Moss for YSL Parisienne

Kate Moss for YSL Parisienne

Last Night I put on my sparkliest of sparkles, met up with my homegirl Flores and went down to the Angel Orensanz Foundation to enjoy the Masquerade Party launch of YSL’s new fragrance Parisienne. The invitation required that all attendees wear stylish attire, and a mask, so I slipped on my handmade paper Das Gesichtsabdeckungsprojekt mask, which is part of a halloween photographic art project that my friend Andrew Stewart is doing and I was more than happy to oblige.

YSL Parisienne Masquerade At The Angel Orensanz Foundation

YSL Parisienne Masquerade At The Angel Orensanz Foundation

Kate Moss is the face of this new fragrance, and as I entered the event I viewed the video campaign that features a fair amount of Kate writhing. The notes of this new fragrance are vinyl accord, cranberry, blackberry, damask rose, violet, peony, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and musk, and I got to sample it, from the bottles in the ladies room. To be completely honest, I don’t like it at all. I found the rose layer to be completely overpowering, and I despise the scent of roses. They instantly give me a headache.

Meowa!

Meowa!

Nevertheless, I had a great time at the party, it was great people watching, in all of the fabulous outfits and masks, and it was fun to dance to the tunes spun by the Misshapes and Alexandra Richards. I ran into High Snobette’s Samia Grand-Pierre, and photographer Lynette Astaire (who was in a crazy full body with a hood metallic bronze spandex outfit!) and blogger Lorna of The Fabulous Report. I even met a really nice mother and daughter pair who were partying together!

You can learn more about the fragrance at the YSL Parisienne website, and check out the video campaign featuing Kate Moss below.

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Reading Is Sexy: Fifty Shoes & Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

London’s Design Museum, the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design released two books: Fifty Dresses That Changed the World and Fifty Shoes That Changed the World. The books take you on a virtual historical tour through the ages highlighting the most significant designs in each category.

Fifty Dresses That Changed the World include notable greats from Coco Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet to Hervé Léger and Gianni Versace. Famous faces from Jacqueline Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn grace the pages in dresses that are all too familiar to us. Who doesn’t think of that famous photo of Marilyn Monroe and her white halter dress and she stands over a subway vent? Each dress selected has made it’s own mark on fashion history and has a brief description as to how it came to be, and what is impact on fashion was.

Fifty Shoes That Changed the World

Fifty Shoes That Changed the World

Fifty Shoes That Changed the World explores the most important footwear designs of the last 150 years. From Jimmy Choo to Manolo Blahnik and Nike Jordan I’s to Dr. Martens boots, all manner of footwear are included in this time line. It’s interesting to see how the materials changed throughout the years from the canvas Plimsoll to Melissa’s plastic dreams. Don’t expect to only see pretty shoes in this book – since it covers footwear that made an impact on footwear design and history – unfortunate models like Crocs and Uggs are included. We won’t hold it against them though, they did leave their mark, albeit a not-so-pretty one.

Fifty Dresses That Changed the World and Fifty Shoes That Changed the World are great stocking stuffers or gift ideas for the fashion lover/design guru/history buff in your life. The books retail for $20 and are for sale at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon and Urban Outfitters, along with some smaller retailers.

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NY 10/30: NYC Basement Sale

Basement Sale

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Naomi Campbell Open Call for Models and Photographers

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is looking to find the next international fashion photographer as well as to discover the next international fashion model, female or male.

The two winners from both categories will have the opportunity to work with a major fashion magazine.

Photographer: http://talenthouse.me/159
Model: http://talenthouse.me/80

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ONLINE SALE: 25% off Jaqua Exfoliating Pumpkin Face Mask

Jaqua Exfoliating Face Mask

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