Vintage acquisition featuring Volupté and Elizabeth Arden
Quick post: back to school

Paul & Joe Fall 2015: Café Parisien

Happy September!  I thought I'd kick off this autumnal month with Paul & Joe's fall 2015 Café Parisien collection.  It doesn't seem to have much to do with a Paris café, but I can somewhat overlook it given how adorable the packaging is.  I think the collection would have seemed more inspired and less formulaic if the packaging had included little illustrations of coffee cups, croissants, the Eiffel Tower and other Paris/café motifs - as I've said before I greatly miss Paul & Joe's older collection stories.  Right now it just seems like their M.O. is to give the collection a vaguely French-sounding name and slap some cats on the packaging.  Nevertheless, the lack of a fully developed theme did not prevent me from buying nearly the whole collection.  I mean, I can't resist felines that resemble Grumpy Cat, not to mention a long-lashed owl and a plump sparrow wearing a knit cap.

We'll start with the eye shadows.

Paul & Joe fall 2015 eye shadows in Cafe Macchiato (097), Raspberry Truffle (098) and Caramel Drizzle (099)

The pattern continued on the interiors of the eye shadows, which is a nice touch.

Paul & Joe fall 2015 eye shadows in Cafe Macchiato (097), Raspberry Truffle (098) and Caramel Drizzle (099)

I got two of the three blush cases. 

Paul & Joe fall 2015 Cheek Color Cases 001 and 003

I can't believe I forgot to add the kitty lipstick case to my order.  I can't seem to find it anywhere either so I guess it's sold out.  :(

Paul & Joe fall 2015 lipstick cases (028 and (029)

Another nice touch is the cat print on the lipstick refill tube.  It's the little things, right?

Paul & Joe fall 2015 lipstick refill

Instead of making the whole lipstick tip in the shape of a cat's head as they've done previously, Paul & Joe borrowed a Japanese candy-making technique known as Kintaro-ame to put a cat's face in the center of the lipstick.  The print goes all the way through to the bottom so it doesn't wear off!

Paul & Joe fall 2015 lipstick refills in Coffee Cherry (094), Café Parisien (093), and Café Espresso (095)

Paul & Joe fall 2015 lipstick refills in Coffee Cherry (094), Café Parisien (093), and Café Espresso (095)

I always love getting some sweet gift-with-purchase swag!

Paul & Joe fall 2015 gifts with purchase

So let's see which prints were taken from the fall 2015 fashion collection.  Actually, both of the floral prints are from the pre-fall 2015 collection.

Paul & Joe pre-fall 2015 dresses

The bird and owl appeared on several pieces in the regular fall collection.

Paul & Joe fall 2015 bird sweaters

Paul & Joe fall 2015

I love this print on a bag!!

Paul & Joe fall 2015 owl bag

Finally, the kitty print is from Paul & Joe's Sister fall 2015 collection. 

Paul & Joe Sister fall 2015
(images from paulandjoe.com)

So what do you think of this collection?  Will you be partaking in some Café Parisien goodies?

comments powered by Disqus