Beauty Bytes


Lisa Cant transforms dramatically for the fall Alice + Olivia ads

Few American brands are as ubiquitous as J. Crew but the retail giant is only just making its entry into the world of perfumery. Linking with niche brand Arquiste for not one but two new scents, J.Crew gets things started in a big way. Rather than going the traditional route with florals, both scents delve into eclectic territory with their notes and inspiration points. Asked to recreate the mood of the Guggenheim Museum’s influential Exhibition by 31 Women, perfumers Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier chose unexpected ingredients for their creations including red-vermouth, aged whisky and cinnamon.

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Speaking of dramatic transformations – the fall campaigns have been filled with interesting beauty moments, but the most striking may come via the new ads for Alice & Olivia. Is that Karen Elson beneath those fiery waves? Nope. It’s none other than the beautiful (and brunette) Lisa Cant sporting an incredible new look and some of the coolest jet black eyeshadow we’ve seen in ages.

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