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July 2010

Mad for plaid: new Burberry makeup line

Burberry is the latest fashion brand to come out with a makeup line.  I think they did a pretty good job with the packaging, albeit not all that surprising.  I would have been a bit disappointed if they hadn't put their trademark plaid to good use, and they used it everywhere.

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I like that it's even etched in the face powders and eye shadows:

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(images from nordstrom.com)
 
So while this didn't knock my socks off (they played it very safe) it was fairly well-designed and definitely in keeping with the brand's image and aesthetic.  Maybe for limited edition collections they'll do a more interesting plaid pattern or colors. 


Curator's corner: Happy 4th!

I was going to devote this installment of the Curator's Corner to all great things American, but was too lazy so I just decided to do my usual round-up of things that caught my eye this week.  Sorry U.S.A.!  But here's a nice picture of fireworks.

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(image from weblogs.baltimoresun.com)

And now for some links:

- Really, there's an entire museum devoted to manhole covers?!  Who knew?

- BellaSugar rounds up a brief history of lipstick.

- Now this is a diet I could get behind.  Add some chocolate and I'll be all set.

- Looks like Pee Wee Herman is going to make a movie comeback!

Happy Independence Day!