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Couture Monday: a lipstick bouquet from Givenchy

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

Givenchy Le Rouge Couture Edition

Givenchy Le Rouge Couture Edition

Givenchy Le Rouge Couture Edition
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. 

Givenchy Fall 2013 ready to wear(images from style.com)

The print had quite the celebrity following, including the likes of Joan Smalls and Kim Kardashian. 

Joan Smalls - Givenchy rose moto jacket(images from fashionbombdaily.com and fashionising.com)

Kim Kardashian in Givenchy - Met gala, 2013
(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.

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