While we tap away at our laptops in dreary Manhattan, our JolieBox counterparts are off sipping cappuccinos, snacking on fresh croissants, and rubbing elbows with haute designers. (Or so we imagine.) In reality, they’re working just as hard as we are. Last night, editorial director Mathilde Lacombe was backstage at Paul and Joe, where Max Delorme for Maybelline was creating the looks. Mathilde sent us some snaps—take a look!
One of the feminine looks at Paul & Joe’s runway show.
New Paul & Joe lipsticks (left to right): Silk Stockings, Avenue Montaigne, and Just Peachy
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their beauty line, Paul & Joe has debuted a dreamy Autumn 2012 collection. Head designer Sophie Albou chose a love theme and wove it throughout the entire line, from the lovebirds design imprinted in the blush powder to the très romantic lipstick shades.
SoHo, Uptown Girl, Lower East Side
Fashion label Paul & Joe is taking a Bond No.9 style approach to New York City with its new Lipstick C collection. The three fresh shades—Uptown Girl, a delicate pink; SoHo, a bright coral; and Lower East Side, a smooth coffee—are infused with moisturizing oils so they go on more like a balm. And the packaging is also pretty cute—the floral and paisley prints are drawn directly from the brand’s fall runway collection.
Relatively new to Manhattan, I love learning about different areas of the city and this new line got me to thinking: If I were to create a lipstick shade based on a neighborhood, what would it be and what would I call it? After some thought, I decided that my hue would be an homage to my current abode right smack in the middle of Chinatown and Little Italy. I would name the color ‘Lo Mein & Meatballs’ and it would be a rich maroon. Yum.
If you had to pick a neighborhood as inspiration for a lipstick shade, what would it be and what would you call it? Tell us in comments!
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