I have to admit, I wasn't quite as inspired as I was for the summer 2012 exhibition. There weren't any particular collections or images that I felt captured the feel of this season. So I fell back on some classic fall standbys: animal prints. I was pretty shocked my husband was able to make such a good exhibition poster based on my sad little sketch.
I also worked in some of the oxblood color that's this autumn's "it" shade in the labels, and selected an oddly textured, crinkly paper that reminded me of snakeskin. Overall, the words I was thinking of as I was putting this together were fierce, primal and heavy.
Here are the individual objects, starting with the top shelf and moving left to right.
Dior Golden Browns palette:
MAC Illustrated items:
Dolce & Gabbana Animalier bronzer:
Second shelf, left to right.
Chanel Lumières d'Artifices palette:
Some pieces from Stephane Marais - I thought both the dinosaur and the colors were in keeping with my fall key words:
Chantecaille Bengali Tiger palettes:
Shu Uemura Luring Powder (from their Instinct collection):
Third shelf, left to right.
Paul & Joe Fall 2012 color powders:
Lancôme Poudre Elephant Teint Sun of India bronzing powder (that's a mouthful):
Armani Python palette:
Clinique Fresh-Picked eye shadows - I know it's a little strange to include spring items in a fall exhibition, but between the berry color and the fact that pears are a fall fruit, I decided to include them.
Bottom shelf, left to right.
Chantecaille Elephant palette and blush:
MAC Ornamentalism and Cult of Cherry collection postcards:
Dior Impression Cuir palette:
What's your favorite piece in this exhibition?