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All That Glitters Isn’t Just Gold

Vena Cava Fall 2011

Alright, I think we can all admit we’re full swing in the Gaga era, right?  And with her road beaded, bedazzled, and paved in extravagance, plenty of us girls want to follow suit, if only for a night or two.  Instead of spending another minute trying to work a meat dress into your style repertoire, give this simple and totally of-the-moment makeup tip a try.  Seen on fall 2011 runways of fashion heavyweights such as Armani and Vena Cava, the glittered out eyelid is a fresh and unexpected twist on party makeup.  Plus, you don’t have to have a makeup artist’s precision to get this look right!  Ready your lid with a good concealer or lid primer and then pick out your favorite metallic shade.  Color your entire upper and lower lids with this shadow and then prepare yourself for the big guns.  Break out that glitter, dust the excess off on the top of your hand, and press the brush onto your lid.  Keep it funky with soft, uneven edges or just enhance that perfect smokey eye you know and love so well.  And don’t forget to bat those lashes, honey.


Maison Martin Margiela, the fashion house responsible for the most avant-garde looks of the past two decades and a Gaga favorite, launches its first fragrance stateside this month.  Underscoring the illusive nature of its namesake designer (Margiela has never revealed himself to the fashion public!), the logo-less brand premiered its scent, (Untitled), in January to endless lines and rave reviews at French shop Colette.  Situating itself on the opposite end of the spectrum from commercial and Hollywood perfumes, (Untitled) is an earthy, backwoods-meets-hay fields unisex fragrance that Margiela himself helped develop.  Sexy, mysterious, subdued, and arresting, the scent packs and punch with touches of jasmine, cedar, bitter orange, and galbanum (think aromatic herbs).  With an unobtrusive label and unassuming moniker, (Untitled) markets itself as being whatever you want it to be.  And hey, when was the last time a beauty product gave you that kind of freedom?

Available at Maison Martin Margiela boutiques nationwide this month.