In honor of New York Fashion week, here’s a look at a perfume advertisement from Anna Sui, my favorite living designer. (Not to offend her by qualifying that statement with “living,” but I do love Paul Poiret! and Jeanne Paquin and early Chanel…)
To the point: Live Your Dream is a zingy rose-berry scent released in 2009 as a flanker to the original dusty tea-rose Anna Sui fragrance. Its print ad was photographed by Steven Meisel, one of Sui’s longtime friends and collaborators. And, as the official Live Your Dream description suggests, “the glamour and the hip retro feeling of Art Nouveau” are very much in evidence here.
When I started this blog, I promised my friend Alyssa that it would feature plenty of lipstick reviews. This is more of a preview than a proper review, but still, I think it’s worth sharing. I love Anna Sui’s clothing, and her makeup line (manufactured by Albion Cosmetics) often catches my fancy as well.
I’m a longtime admirer of Anna Sui’s work—I own quite a few of her dresses and I never tire of wearing them. One of my favorites is a simple black-lace dress with short sleeves and an A-line, knee-length skirt; it has gone everywhere with me.
When I read that the Holiday 2012 collection from Anna Sui Beauty was inspired by black lace, I looked forward to learning more. Here are some details and pictures of the limited edition “Black Veil” collection, due to be released in November.
I don’t have any travel plans for this summer, but if I did, I’d love to pack my things into this stylish set of luggage designed by Anna Sui for Tumi.
The line includes a carry-on wheelie suitcase, a tote bag, a laptop case, and shoe bags (not pictured). All of them are decorated with a black-on-purple design that could be a stylized butterfly or a pair of wings worn by an Art Nouveau angel. In keeping with my favorite designer’s characteristic style, the visuals are part 1960s psychedelia, part Aubrey Beardsley, and all Anna Sui. Continue reading