Couture Monday: a lipstick bouquet from Givenchy
August 03, 2015
This lovely little lipstick case almost slipped through my fingers! I finally caught up on some June issues of various magazines and this Givenchy case was in nearly every one. Luckily, even though I was late to the party it was still available at Sephora.
I wasn't sure if I needed it for the Museum's collection until I saw that the floral pattern was lifted directly from Givenchy's fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection.
(images from style.com)
The print had quite the celebrity following, including the likes of Joan Smalls and Kim Kardashian.
(images from fashionbombdaily.com and fashionising.com)
(image from huffingtonpost.com)
While the print is quite pretty, I personally think it works better in small doses. For me, even putting it on a punk moto jacket (worn by a supermodel, no less) couldn't save it from looking dowdy to me. That's why I think it's an excellent choice for a lipstick case. I do wonder why Givenchy chose to release this in 2015, however - the print is from a collection that's two years old, so why they decided to put it on a lipstick now is beyond me. Then again, the company did use a pattern from the 2012 resort collection on their summer 2014 bronzer, so maybe there's just a general 2-year lag between the fashion and beauty collections.
What do you think?
p.s. I just now realized I didn't take any pictures of the lipstick itself, oops. Fortunately HelloJaa has some excellent photos and swatches, so check them out if you're curious.