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MM Musings, Vol. 2: acquisitions

Quick post: Givenchy Poudre Croisière

I came across this bronzer at Sephora over the weekend and was curious to know what the pattern was.  To my eye it looks like squares of crinkled silk.

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Compare it to this silk fabric:

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Unfortunately the product description doesn't say what the design is supposed to be.  However, I spotted the spring  "Capri" collection from new-to-me brand Collistar at BeautifulwithBrains a while back and couldn't help but notice the striking resemblance between their palettes and the Givenchy powder.

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According to this source, the weave pattern on the Collistar palettes "aims to recall the hand-woven fabrics of Italian craftsmanship, in addition to the straw/wicker baskets that complete the Capri holiday look."  Interesting!   Given how similar these are to Givenchy's bronzer I think it's safe to conclude that the pattern on the latter also recalls fabric.  Both the Collistar and Givenchy palettes, therefore, would have been fitting for the Woven exhibition - too bad I didn't grab them before it went up!  (Although I don't think I can even buy Collistar in the States).

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