And since “BB cream” has been slapped on American drugstore products, more glam companies are doing BB (“better branding”) by creating CC creams. CC (“color and care” or “color and correct”) creams supposedly offer stronger coverage, and more skin-nurturing ingredients than BB’s.
The 30 seconds of Chanel N°5′s second ad featuring Brad Pitt is much longer than his hair, but just as unbecoming.
Coco made and marketed modern women, building a life and empire that blurred the lines of gender and class, and Chanel promotes smelling like a man’s monologue on being his happenstance, his “luck, fate, and fortune.”
That, or his unedited footage from The Tree of Life…
While walking through Paris for almost six hours straight, I saw amazing things: beauty beyond centuries, a passive acceptance that this beauty should continue to exist, and pink pigs fluttering across a clear sky as — for the first time — I wished for a mid-high heel I could stroll comfortably in.
Since getting back home, I’ve ordered a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps for my next walkabout. Designed by Ferragamo’s eldest daughter in 1978, the Vara pump‘s grosgrain bow and subtle logo is classic Jackie O, and people swear by their comfort. (No wonder, even after Mr. Ferragamo was a successful shoe maker for Hollywood, he studied anatomy at University of Southern California…)
A few hours walking around a few arrondissements in Prada patent leather pumps have left me with more than a few blisters.
Too bad I didn’t find these Valentino suede ankle-strap pumps — two-inches shorter than my usual shoe — two time zones ago. Parisienne blogger Garance Doré knew what she was about fancying them on The Fancy; I could have been jogging around Notre Dame without wanting to walk like Quasimodo…
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The beauty of Aldo Cipullo’s Juste un Clou bracelet was that it was just a nail, and, because of that, so much more. As a gold nail bent into a unisex bangle bracelet, its open oval invited questions about form, function, and femininity.
But the contemporary Cartier version detailed in diamonds? Just another piece of jewelry…