mdc ♥ : the bold & the beautiful

January 21st, 2011 Posted by Janelle comment (1)

This week’s roundup of products we love!

BALENCIAGA & SPAIN

The Balenciaga Spanish Master exhibition is still going strong at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute and if you’re lucky enough to be in New York sometime before February 19th you should definitely check it out. Balenciaga fans outside NYC can still pre-order a copy of Balenciaga & Spain, a book that examines the relationship between Balenciaga’s groundbreaking designs and his cultural identity.

“Exploring the profound and enduring influence of Balenciaga’s native country on his work, this book considers the influences of Spain’s greatest artists, from Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Goya to Picasso and Miró. It also investigates the impact of Spain’s religious dress and ceremony, its royal history, its rich regional costume, its dance traditions, and the power and splendor of the bullfight on the protean Balenciaga’s designs.”

Available at Rizzoli

ILLAMASQUA

Earlier in the week we showcased Alex Box‘s skill for transforming models with makeup and naturally that got us interested in the products she uses. Box’s Illamasqua line is just as good as you’d expect, with richly pigmented hues in hard to find colors dominating the selection. Standout products include the shimmering pure pigments and guaranteed to stay put cake liners and for anyone looking for the perfect glamorous red lip check out their creamy shade, Box.

Available at Illamasqua.com and Sephora

THE YSL CHYC

Streamlined and small bags have replaced oversized satchels as the must have accessories and we’re digging YSL’s version of the trend. The timeless box shape is sure to be in style for seasons to come and since it comes in a variety of leathers and colors, there really is something for every girl. In fact, someone in the office may have picked up one of these lovelies in a gorgeous purple shade – try and guess who the lucky lady was!

Available at YSL boutiques & Nordstrom

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  1. Marty says:

    i wish Balenciga would do ad like this it would be so interesting to see something like this.

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