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Don't you just love when you come across something serendipitously?   That was the case with me last week as I was browsing Sephora for cute brush sets to add to one of my Pinterest boards.  Up to then I had no idea that French fashion illustrator Izak Zenou teamed up with Sephora to create a collection of makeup bags, brushes and a mirror. 

I'm particularly fond of the girl with the big bouffant hair - she's very Holly Golightly.

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Izak.zenou.sephora.brushes

Izak.zenou.sephora.mirror
(images from sephora.com)

I must say I hadn't heard of Monsieur Zenou, but apparently he's quite renowned, having done illustrations for a variety of big high- and low-end labels.  He says, "I enjoy bringing a high fashion look to simple accessory items. It really dresses up your whole look." 

Here's the "Cat and Mouse" notecard set he designed for expressionery.com:

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(image from expressionery.com)

And a notebook for Target:

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(image from target.com)

He is also the house illustrator for legendary department store Henri Bendel in New York.  This particular illustration is from Bendel's website.  At the site you can click on the different departments to see bigger drawings for each one. 

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Naturally I chose to share the illustrations for the beauty and fragrance departments:

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(images from henribendel.com)

While Zenou primarily does illustrations for fashion brands, he is no stranger to the world of cosmetics.  I loved the images of Laura Mercier he produced for her book The New Beauty Secrets:  Your Ultimate Guide to a Flawless Face.

Zenou.laura.mercier(images from amazon.com)

Stila girls + soft lines + French flair = Izak Zenou.

What do you think?

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