Rather long, a smidge overblown and a tad pretentious, but it seemed my pot-pourri themed posts needed a fresh headline. I profoundly regret I have no rants on the agenda, I'll leave that to Cherie, it's her specialty. Here's hoping today's line up of news and views will entertain.
Immediately after I hit the "Publish Post," I'm heading into Paris to scan the streets for Friday's Out & About feature and then I intend to buy two products to be discussed below.
Hair There Too
For the last two weeks I have regaled you with the glam gowns of the women strutting down the red carpet at the 63rd Festival de Cannes. Today I thought you might enjoy seeing some head shots that give you an up-close and personal look at their hair styles and makeup -- the jewelry is not bad either. No comments will accompany the pictures on my side, you're on your own. You will notice two styles seem to prevail, short and gamine-like and a variety of variations on the chignon. (Those trends were true throughout the ages.)
From the top: Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche, Judith Godreche, Emmanuelle Beart and Clotilde Courau.
Brigitte Bardot Returns. . .
Lancel has designed a new sac with all the hoopla of a zillion Euro, star-studded film no one could ever imagine could exit.
For the moment there is more publicity for the publicity than for the actual object, though what little I've seen of it and you see here ("borrowed" from La Parisienne) the sac "Brigitte Bardot" does look intriguing.
Perhaps most interesting of all is the reality that Brigitte Bardot, who has allowed nature to take its course on her exquisite face and body, still represents the ultimate aura of freshness, freedom and the femme/infant sex appeal that she radiated 50 years ago.
It Curls, It Colors, It Cutivates
I've got to have it. Talika, the famous product on a mascara brush which makes eyelashes grow -- it really does, tested and approved chez moi -- has introduced a new magic wand. This one promises to do what the first one did, i.e. provoke the growth of long, lush lashes, but also in the application process it curls and naturally tints the new beauties. The color has to do with melanin and the curl some poly-something. I don't understand, but I don't care. It's called Lipocils Expert and I want it.
The melanin works sort of like an auto-bronzer product (?)
I will not leave Paris today without it. For all of the above to work, one must be patient for a month. I'll keep you posted -- in both senses of the word.
The other product I tried to find last week, but the Sephora in Neuilly didn't have it, is Karl Lagerfeld's beauty secret for puffy eyes. That too I shall search and find.