This weekend my friend Molly and I went to the fabric store and picked out a piece of gorgeous black fabric with pink polka dots. “You know,” said the woman at the counter, “we’re not supposed to call this color ‘black’ anymore. ‘Caviar’ is the new black.” Molly and I were stunned by this new development, and it got me wondering about other blase color names that could be replaced with elite artifacts from the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Check out my suggestions after the jump, and please share your own ideas in the comments! Keep reading »
Nails and nail art are getting a ton of action as of late, from celeb-favorite polishes and embellishments to Obama-backed color collections. I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a fool for nail trends, seeing as they require next to no commitment and generally come at the price of one manicure — I even went for the “statement nail” a few weeks running, accenting my trademark glossy nude with an eye-searing neon on the ring finger. The caviar nail, however, is one trend that I can’t see myself indulging in this time around. No actual fish eggs go into the making of this look, but the name is well-deserved due to the textural, three-dimensional beaded finish the manicure imparts. The style has been much imitated since it first appeared on the Cushnie et Ochs runway last fall, but UK nail polish brand Ciate has taken things a step further by marketing a “Caviar Manicure” kit including both a polish and the beads required for the look. The company offers three color choices — rainbow, white, and black — that will be available stateside at Sephora come April. On second thought, I might be slightly more smitten with the white pearls than I originally reckoned. I could see myself rocking them on one finger, but definitely not all ten. So, should I take this innovative manicure out for a test drive? Would you? [Madame Noire]
We’re all familiar with today’s notion of “luxury lipstick”: I, for one, am so desensitized that a $24 NARS price tag strikes me as a steal. Enter Tom Ford, who practically bleeds couture. The high-end tastemaker was not the first to introduce the concept to the public, but at $48, his coveted gold-and-white metal tubes are at the lower end of the price spectrum when it comes to designer lipsticks. Of course, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and the aforementioned NARS are all considered premium lipsticks and generally retail in the neighborhood of $30. Costly enough, no?
Get a load of this, then: Clé de Peau Beauté, a glamorous Japanese line, offers their Extra Rich Lipstick for $60. And you may be familiar with the skincare line La Prairie, whose myriad anti-aging products feature the most opulent of ingredients and cost upward of $100+ individually. The brand now offers their very own Cellular Lip Color, which includes a caviar extract made from farm-raised roe, and will set you back a cool $55. Keep reading »