Surprises are the best part of the holidays. You never know what will be under the tree, who will meet you under the mistletoe or what kind of amazing retail collaborations will come about. This year is no exception. Cool girl handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff has created a beauty bag exclusively for Holt Renfrew. Packed full of her own favourite beauty picks — think Clinique Chubby Stick, ReVive Glycolic Renewal Peel, Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum, Sisley Supremÿa Yeux la Nuit Anti-Aging Eye Serum — it’s the kind of gift that keeps on giving.
The bag is Holt Renfrew’s first holiday beauty collaboration and brings a touch of New York to Canada. In an interview with the luxury retailer’s online publication, Holts Muse, the designer disclosed her inspiration behind the collaboration. “For this cosmetic bag I was particularly inspired by the holidays in New York City,” she says. “There’s such an excitement in the air during this time, I wanted to design something festive that any Rebecca Minkoff girl can enjoy!”
The Rebecca Minkoff x Holt Renfrew holiday beauty bag is available in quilted gold lamé or gunmetal, and includes a long, narrow interior pouch that’s perfect for storing makeup brushes or any delicate items. Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew stores across Canada, the bag retails for $50 and includes a $25 voucher that can be put toward any future beauty purchase.
Colette by Colette Hayman has just launched a cosmetics line to accompany its range of bang-on-trend jewellery and accessories, offering a mix of beauty must-haves like lipstick, nail files, tweezers, eyelash curlers, makeup sharpeners and more.
Photo: Colette by Colette Hayman
With prices ranging from just $2 for a nail polish through to $14.95 for a cosmetics case, Colette by Colette Hayman’s cosmetics are just as affordable as its core range of rings, necklaces, bracelets, bags, wallets and clutches.
The range is available now from the retailer’s online store, with everything you need for a night about town or overnight stay with the girls.
Miranda Kerr is reverting back to her old monochromatic ways, after briefly dabbling in embellished ensembles and debatable metallic slacks, turning to safe black-and-white pieces for her touchdown at Japan’s Narita International Airport yesterday.
Photo: Jun Sato/Getty
Well, almost. The patterned midi dress, daring knee-high boots, and her casually-draped-over-the-shoulders coat would have been monochrome magic, if that hot-pink handbag hadn’t reared its Barbie-lovin’ head.
It’s a shame, really, because other than the ultra-girlie accessory, which looked even more princessy with the attached mini white handbag, the 31-year-old supermodel could have nailed her tough-feminine street vibe, which we’ve grown to love.
It’s been a tough couple weeks for many Americans in the wake of back-to-back non-indictments for the police officers who killed unarmed black men Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Protests have been happening all over the country and will continue into this week. There’s been a lot of bad news and anger, but even in these trying times, there have been some positive moments.
Outspoken social media maven and swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend took a stand together in favor of the thousands of protesters flooding New York City this week by giving them food, so that they could have some energy as they took to the streets. The model and the singer reportedly paid for food trucks in New York City’s Lincoln Square to feed hungry protesters for free.
Of course, a few Internet trolls had to throw in their two cents, one tweeting John asking if the couple was willing to extend the same kind of charity to the homeless. “Did you hire food trucks to feed the homeless too? Because that seems like an important issue,” one commenter quipped, eager to derail what the protests are about. Chrissy stepped in to assure all concerned parties worrying about the homeless all of a sudden that they were fed as well.
[h/t Vogue UK]
Intel and Opening Ceremony MICA Bracelet; Image: Opening Ceremony
A new wearable tech exhibit is christening Milk Studios’ workshop MUZSE today. Entitled Adorned: The Shape of Things to Come, the show takes a look at wearable tech’s past, present and future. On display will be items from 17th century artifacts to the first noise-canceling headphones to Intel’s new MICA bracelet, which was designed in collaboration with Opening Ceremony.
“[MUZSE is] the first culture and technology platform of its kind made possible in part by the innovation and insight of its founding partner, Intel, that will allow both tech evangelists and design mavens to manifest high-performing, aesthetically driven objects designed for us to stylishly navigate our hyper-connected world,” said Mazdack Rassi, creative director at Milk Studios, in an official company statement.
Adorned: The Shape of Things to Come is open today until 7 p.m., and will be on display through Saturday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at MUZSE on 446 West 14th Street.
On a dreary day like this, we could all use something to cheer us up. In this case, we’re thanking J.Crew because the retailer just let drop the most adorable news ever. The retailer’s design collaborations are always painfully covetable (it literally hurts us how good they are), but this latest one is so gosh darn cute, we don’t know what to do. J.Crew asked kiddie couture Instagram star Mayhem to design a capsule collection for the brand. Kaboom. That’s the sound of your ovaries exploding.
Mayhem became popular for her mini paper replicas of celebrity red carpet gowns. She’s dressed up as everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Rihanna and each time she is more adorable than the last. For this collaboration, J.Crew tapped the 4 year old to help design a nine-piece collection for its Crewcuts line. The range, which retails for under $100, is due to hit stores in the spring. (more…)