Make up collections and winter fragrances perform an up grade of seduction that will have an impact on street style truly remarkable compared to past few seasons’ trends. Olfactory harmonies just like some winter collections are enhanced with new exoticism.
Fall – Look TOM FORD Beauty Autumn / Winter 2013 Make-up collection.
While fragrances rediscover Middle East and ancestral raw materials for their ancient use in religious ceremonies, makeup palettes rediscover a monochrome tones creating dynamic contrasts with a divertissment of light and depth.
Images from women Autumn / Winter 2013 collections – From left: LANVIN, GUCCI.
In darkness nude look is intensified, enhanced too borrowing romantic colors crumbled by a fragile sunset sky. Enriched with silver highlights they throw flashes of light in the gloom.
Eau de Parfum Valentina Oud Assoluto VALENTINO.
Lead greys and lapis with ancient pink tones, shape the image of a new queen of the night worthy of a serial novel.
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Animal print is a renewed trend of the season. Python and leopard. Proud on catwalks and pretty much in every shop. Symbolic. Ephemeral. Hedonist. It appears on bags, shoes and as a glamorous detail in Marella’s autumn-winter collection. It accompanies super-natural shades of this season makeup too, without sacrificing precious formulas and stage effects.
Ivory, caramel, golden beige all the way to light bronze reflections; matt effect khaki harmonies as well as cognac brown for a tone sur tone effect, without wanting to flaunt excesses and in order to prefer the philosophy for perfect aesthetic harmony.
Animal print taste transforms woman’s body, charging it with new meanings. It recalls wild and free aninaml’s skin. It conveys an idea of emancipation made of seduction, erotic strength and very desirable. Romantic and decadent is a timeless classic!
A report from Fragranze in partnership with Elle.it
With the presentation at Fragranze of novelties from Haute Parfumerie, new trend-now in place for months-on olfactory Middle East harmonies is definitely confirmed. Cryptic were fragrances by Dries van Noten par Frederic Malle, Eau de Parfum Buillon by Byredo and Eau de Parfum Sahara Noir by Tom Ford. All released in perfumeries between March and August 2013. New olfactory harmonies converge towards the Middle East, are enriched with aromatic resins, ingredients used in ancient religious ceremonies, offered as gifts to the Gods. From agarwood to frankincense. Essences introduced at Fragranze, become geographic coordinates that help to orient feelings and moods. For this reason they assume the function of a talisman. To them we give the same task that Mademoiselle Coco gave them, when she was used to say “a woman without perfume has no future” well aware that a scent, no matter who wears it, male or female, becomes a wake, an extension of oneself, key to seduction, memory and remembrance. The only chance to leave an indelible mark. Enclosed in crystal bottles with captivating design, they are like magic potions, mystical and esoteric, hot and cold, generous and cruel.
Mendittorosa scents from the soul, artistic perfume line created by Stefania Squeglia introduced to Pitti Fragrances its two new creations: North and South. Light and provocative enough, provide acute insights which lead to the real limits of a love story. Amouage, synonymous of luxury and olfactory excellence, has unveiled exclusively its new creation, Fate Donna, oriental chypre fragrance, which represents the tumultuous resonance of the unknown.
Eau de Parfum Fate Donna AMOUAGE
Boadicea The Victorious, are a tribute to the brave british warrior queen. One of the novelties presented is Ardent, seductive fragrance with a sumptuous aroma, where bold saffron plays with coriander before being tamed by a velvety damask rose. Montale – Paris famous for its collections of fragrances that evoke original essences of Middle East and Saudi Arabia: his bottles contain within themselves the magical atmosphere and the ancient history of those worlds: Bois Précieux, Encens, Amber, Roses Epices, Aoud. Each creation represents a unique project of harmonies and a blend of East and West achieved through the absolute quality and rarity of raw materials.
From left: Eau de Parfum Oud TERRY DE GUNZBURG. Eau de Parfum Ardent BOADICEA DE VICTORIUS.
Terry de Gunzburg presents his first collection of Perfumes: Five rare and precious fragrances made in Grasse in the respect of its tradition. For 2013, Terry chose Oud Wood; launched by Tom Ford a couple of years ago, it is a particular incense, a mysterious, dark, intriguing and powerful ingredient that has carved out a place for itself in the olfactory universe .
Dior and Chanel make-up fall – look 2013 collections are a tribute to their own houses charm. Signs printed in eye shadows textures, lipstick colors and glazes capture dusk colors and hand back a fairy and magic enchantment with shiny irridescences brightened by cold tones. Reinforced by silver harmonious contrast with matt or metallic tones. Greys, pinks and khaki are monochrome glazes that shade eyes with a soft or graphic smoky effect, always elegant.
Designers as well as Perfumers are very superstitious. Some of them have gone down in history with a universe filled with symbolic objects, sources of inspiration. Monsieur Dior, for example, was superstitious. It is said that one evening of April 1946, in rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, just as he was uncertain whether to abandon his career as a fashion designer to found his own label line, he tripped on a perforated metal star. The next day he opened his fashion house and that object which became a good luck charm never left his pockets again. Make-up collection Fall Look 2013 Mystic Metallics is dedicated to the magic of the firmament. Eyeshadows 5 Couleurs, carved with stars, give tones and metallic sheen a certain vibration. They create magnetic and mysterious eyes.
From above: Fall – Look DIOR Mystic Metallics Autumn / Winter 2013 Make-up collection. Palette 5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics 864 Constellation.
Chanel also loved to surround herself with symbolic objects: lions, her star sign, made of bronze or alabaster, sheaves of wheat, inevitable the number “5”. With a hint of malice, she inserted them in the heart of her collections, over a jewel ,in an embroidery, in a button. Autumn 2013 Superstition collection revisits this theme of luck through these “esoteric” symbols used by Mademoiselle. With playful and surreal spirit it combines bronze, taupe and khaki tones to the alchemy of a golden beige, deep pink and burgundy palette. Autumn 2013 make up collections are a happy omen of beauty. In a time of difficult economic and social crisis, texture nuances and pigments of lipstick affect the look as lucky charms eager to put emphasis on karma and good fortune.
From left: Fall – Look CHANEL Superstition Make up Collection Autumn 2013. Ombre Essentielle: Hasard light shades of Lavender and Gri-Gri reflections Taupe metallic.
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Special project Italian Beauty Tales for Marella. This project draws inspiration from the category Beauty Tales of my blog Proprietexclusive: articles, video- tutorial with make-up artists, moodboards, all to tell the aesthetic and beauty trends of Marella’s world for Autumn-Winter 2013-2014. From September to December.
The perfect program to get back into shape when returning from vacations is going to Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort in the province of Grosseto. Famous since Roman times, they are among the most popular wellbeing areas in Italy; the SPA has been voted “Best Thermal Spa in the world” by Condé Nast / Traveller’s readers. Ideal for a complete relaxing weekend dedicated to body, health and gastronomy, it is an ideal mix for cooling off with four outdoor thermal pools, whirlpools, waterfalls, vascular programs with hot and cold water.
Saturnia SPA & Golf Resort
Muscle relaxation. Improved breathing. Skin treatments. These are just some of thermal water’s benefits, that flows from its source at a rate of 500 liters per second at a constant temperature of 37 °C. Among treatments: mud bath, four hand massages, showers, Saturnia Stone Therapy, a multi-sensory technique with the use of 54 different stones. At Acquacotta, one of two resort’s restaurants, overlooking thermal crater awarded with a Michelin star in 2012, the extraordinary chef, Alessandro Bocci prepares delicious dishes traditional of Tuscany with zero kilometer ingredients. Ingredients among recommended specialties: Duck foie gras in terrine, green Apple and Rhubarb jam, sautéed Pici of Buttero and fig cream of Chieti with vanilla ice cream and Muscovado’s tile. Perfect for an epicurean weekend of total wellness.
Saturnia SPA & Golf Resort