I promise that this blog isn’t really turning into a Lipstick Queen / Barneys fan page! There just happens to be a lot happening in both topics right now.
On Saturday, for example, Poppy King—the Lipstick Queen herself—made a personal appearance at Barneys on Madison Avenue. I made a quick visit in the afternoon to say hello and to check out the new Velvet Rope collection.
There are a few Velvet Rope lipsticks (the ones in the square cases), mixed in with some Sinners, Saints, and a stray Chinatown. The Velvet Rope information cards are stacked in the foreground.
I may, just may, review a Velvet Rope or two in the near future—stay tuned!
Here are two more Velvet Rope lippies (Private Party and Brat Pack) displayed alongside a few of Poppy King’s vintage cosmetics compacts. So chic.
Lip-shaped cookies and sweet little napkins printed with lipsticks and lipstick markings!
And here’s Poppy, giving lipstick suggestions to customers. Look at her rose-patterned dress and her lipstick-red shoes! I love the contrast of these very feminine items with her short, tomboyish haircut.
Barneys was holding its bi-annual beauty-and-fragrance event this week, so the Foundation floor was quite busy; but even amidst all the hustle and bustle, the Lipstick Queen was a star. And despite the small crowd gathering around her, she still found a way to spend time with every visitor.
More to come!