Just blink and levitate objects. Just move your fingertips and open your door”. Fake eyelashes that can move objects, conductive make-up to control mobile devices or acrylic nails to switch smartphones are some of the innovative products designed by Katia Vega, a PhD candidate in Computer Science at University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
When we talk about wearable technology, instantly we think about clothes. But of course, we forget the endless opportunities that make-up can bring. Picture yourself activating the world around you with just the blink of an eye. Not only would it add fun to everyday experiences, but imagine the opportunities it would create for people with disabilities.
To see the one of the products in action for example, check outSentido Aware, a collaborative project with artist Elen Nas. In this opera, sound effects and visualizations are activated with her fingernails dipped into the water.
Vega claims to be in talks with cosmetics lines for commercial use of the technology, so we are looking forward to the next generation of make-up products! More in katiavega.com
International Cancer Awareness day is this week, and that is why I gathered just some of the products that donate part of the proceeds to different cancer awareness organizations. Stella&Dot‘s pink collection all net proceeds will go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation. Swarovski’s Pink Hope collection proceeds are donated to the Fundación Fero (Cruciani also collaborates with this foundation). Isabelle Grace donates 70% of the sales to the American Cancer Society. Daniel Espinosa has designed a limited collection of bracelets available in Spain and Mexico, and all proceeds will be donated to Hospital General de la Ciudad de México. An amazing initiative by Women’secret and Dexeus Foundation: a collection of post-surgery bras, specially designed for women who had undergoing breast cancer therapy.
Carolina Herrera and Carolina are continuing with their international “Fight with a smile” campaign, supporting patients suffering from breast cancer around the world. For the past 5 years, they have backed Iniciativa Ser, a group founded in Latin America to create a solidary community to live through the breast-cancer experience. Check out the website to see how you can collaborate!
Can you think of more products? Leave your recommendations in the comments!
For the launch of its new fragrance, Roses de Chloé, the Chloé house has developed a hypnotic film celebrating the rose, at the heart of its new scent.
The artistic piece, directed by the French choreographers I Could Never Be a Dancer, reveals Chloé’s unique interpretation of the rose. French electro artist Jackson and His Computer Band signs the soundtrack.
The Blowing Roses film expresses the delicate and feminine side of the Chloé woman through the blooming roses metaphor. Each woman represents a petal, dancing gracefully with the wind’s breeze. As the flowers bloom, the petals multiply and spread to create a kaleidoscope of roses.
Created by master perfumer Michel Almairac in collaboration with Mylène Alran, Roses de Chloé was developed with bergamot notes in the top, joined by a heart of damascena rose essence and magnolia, and a trail of white musk and amber.
The new Valentino’s Eau de Toilette Valentina Acqua Floreale is inspired by the original perfume, Valentina. Continuing the story, Acqua Florale appears as a fresh, elegant and sophisticated version, full of light and energy. Rome is the chosen setting and the fragrance is inspired by the summer mornings, imagining our protagonist, the contradictory Valentina, opening the windows and going back to the bed, closing her eyes and letting herself be seduced by the garden’s heady fragrances. A fantasy of luxury and exuberance, which is light and fresh this time. The design of the bottle, with its slight nuances and transparencies, evokes the gauzy summer mornings and sunny gardens of Rome. Illuminated by the silvery cap and topped by a large black pearl, the bottle is protected, like a jewel, inside a pink box embellished with a delicate motif of petals in relief.
I leave you, for your delight, with some exclusive footage of the making of with Freja Beha Erichsen.
The recently launched See by Chloé perfume is a youthful and happy fragrance, a cool accessory for the fans of Chloé’s petit line. The fruity floral notes are revealed by a multi-faceted bottle that includes a cute silver ring. Don’t miss their campaign website www.seebychloe-fragrance.com and try the See by Chloé app to create your own videos. The idea is to upload 3 pictures and a video is automatically created from them. I promise you, you will stay your share of time trying out different options!. You can also check out the videos that revisit the popular old-school game, spin the bottle and truth or dare. And supermodel Bette Franke is the face of the campaign photographed by Fabien Baron.
Since we started the year with drawn fashion, why not talk about a bit more about the importance of illustration, for example, in beauty advertising! Illustration, cosmetics and perfume were a tandem that went hand in hand until not so long ago. If we take a peek into the archives of emblematic brands we can find a rich heritage of art posters.
In the history of the make-up and perfume brand The House of Guerlain’s for example, art posters forms a fundamental part of its marketing. In its 186 years of existence, illustrated ads have always played an important role . Since the creation of the first lipstick tube Ne m’oubliez pasin 1870, red lips became a key part of the make-up routine. Illustrated advertising presented a strong and sensual woman, something that at that time, perhaps would have been impossible to show in photographs. Lets take for example the works ofLyse Darcy. The illustrator created countless ads for the brand between 1930 and 1950 and established a style for makeup and perfume advertising using illustrations. The illustrations for the red lipstick Rouge Automatique is a good example of the cool classicism of the Art Decó style. A style that not only influenced illustrations and presenting the femme fatale of the interwar period. It also influenced the very appearance of the lipstick, the stick without cover. Women began to paint their lips with one only gesture and one hand, giving birth to the epitome of femininity.
It is also in the 30s when skin products are developed by Guerlain, like tanning lotions, foundations and moisturizing creams. All of these are present in the works of illustrators such as Vassi, Léonard, E. Darcy, Charnotet, Mik and Nikasinovich and René Gruau. Products that we still enjoy today, for example Olivier Echaudemaison’s Rouge Automatiquereinterpretation of the iconic lipstick or the flagship perfume Shalimar.
To launch their new fragrance Pleats Please (inspired in their signature fashion line of pleated materials and bright colors that follow movements of the body, first introduced in 1993.), Issey Miyake has created a digital experience that is all about sharing your love and your favorite places. With this app you can geo locate your personal message and share it with your friends. Here is mine! Happy tuesday people.
Para el lanzamiento de su nueva fragancia “Pleats Please” (inspirada en [...]
A year ago, on the terrace of the Hotel de Russie in Rome, we discovered Valentina, a fresh and young perfume from the house Valentino. Today we find that the house has released a new version, this time more mature and sensual. The Danish model, Freja Beha, is once again the star of the campaign and although last season’s campaign was good, personally I much prefer the photos this time.
The packaging is in line with the previous perfume and the scent, created and evolved by master perfumer Olivier Cresp, is an unmistakable designer’s fragrance.
Hace ya un año, en la terraza del Hotel de Russie en Roma descubríamos Valentina, un perfume con un aroma fresco y joven. Hoy nos encontramos con que la casa ha lanzado una nueva versión, esta vez más madura y sensual. La danesa, Freja Beha, es una vez más la protagonista de la campaña y aunque la campaña anterior era buena, personalmente me gustan mucho más las fotos esta vez.
El envase si sigue la línea del anterior y la aroma, creado y evolucionados por el maestro perfumero, Olivier Cresp, es una fragancia de diseño.