Kusmi Tea is one of my favorite tea brands—I’m particularly passionate about their Chocolat Epices and St. Petersburg blends. And now Kusmi is collaborating with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who has created limited-edition packaging for the company’s tea tins to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the Grand Palais in Paris.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, “The tins for Kusmi’s Anastasia and Prince Wladimir tea varieties will be the first to get their Gaultier stripes, with three others slated for a makeover during the year. Products will be sold in Kusmi Tea stores as well as at the boutique in the Grand Palais.”
I’ve never had a chance to do any “official” research on Audrey Flack’s work, but I’ve been a fan of her photorealist still-life paintings for a long time. Here’s one titled Jolie Madame, dated 1973. (It belongs to the National Gallery of Australia.)
My most recent post on Now Smell This is a perfume review of L’Artisan Parfumeur Oeillet Sauvage. You can read it here.
I always know that spring is almost here when I receive my promotional card for the Barneys New York “beauty bag event,” officially known as “LOVE YOURSELF.”
The details for this year:
March 10-14, 2015
“Spend $200 in-store or online in beauty, treatment or fragrances and receive a women’s beauty bag or men’s dopp kit filled with our favorites.” (One per customer, while supplies last, etc.)
Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has a photo of the bag and its contents—see here.
I’m sitting out this round, but I thought I’d just pass along the information. Have fun, shoppers!
Back in November, acting on the advice of a curly-haired acquaintance who gave me some very good advice (thank you, Leah!), I changed my entire hair regimen. Basically, I stopped shampooing. That’s not as disgusting as it sounds: I’m still cleaning my hair. I’m just not doing it with conventional detergent-based shampoos anymore. Instead, I’m using alternative products that are designed to cleanse curly and/or dry hair without stripping it of all its natural oils.
My most recent post on Now Smell This is a fragrance review of Van Cleef & Arpels’ Rose Velours. You can read it here.
Erté, Compact Vanities (1974), via Wikiart.