I wanted this year's holiday/winter exhibition to have sort of a retro vibe to it. I wasn't sure exactly what period - anything from the 1920s (I was very inspired by Boots No. 7 Deco Darling collection and Clé de Peau's 2010 holiday palette) through the '50s (Too-Faced Life of the Party palette, Bobbi Brown Party Shimmerbrick and MAC holiday 2012 eye palette all have a 50s feel). But I knew I wanted it to have an old-school glamour about it and an emphasis on snow, which I think the exhibition poster captures perfectly - silver and gold and stylized snowflakes. I also chose pale grey paper with golden shimmer for the exhibition labels. So I guess the theme would be snowy vintage glam? In any case, enjoy!
Now for the individual shelves, starting with the top row, left to right.
Paul & Joe Sleigh Ride set:
Too-Faced Life of the Party palette and On10 lip balm:
Steamcream tins (a full post about Steamcream will be coming early in the new year):
MAC Antiquitease postcard and Guerlain Météorites Perles in Gold Temptation:
Second shelf, left to right.
Benefit Holiday catalog and Lancôme Petit Trésor eye shadow:
Armani Black Gem palette:
Stila holiday items:
Elegance Fabulous Rouge palette...while this was a spring release, the red and green signaled Christmas to me, and the shape of the lace pattern reminded me of pizzelle cookies - making these is a holiday tradition on my mom's side of the family.
Third shelf, left to right.
Shiseido Camellia palette and an illustration showing how the camellia logo changed over time:
Dior Voile de Neige palette:
Clé de Peau Holiday Vintage palette:
Paul & Joe Winter Wonderland Trio:
Bottom shelf, left to right.
Bourjois Little Round Vintage Pots:
Chantecaille postcard and Bobbi Brown Party Shimmerbrick:
MAC Fabulousness Eye Kit...oh how I adore mint green!
Clarins holiday mailer and Odyssey palette:
Finally, I took a picture of the paper used for the exhibition labels so you could see how pretty the golden shimmer is.
Happy holidays, and I hope everyone stays warm and cozy this winter!