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.
The pattern continued on the interiors of the eye shadows, which is a nice touch.
I got two of the three blush cases.
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. :(
Another nice touch is the cat print on the lipstick refill tube. It's the little things, right?
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!
I always love getting some sweet gift-with-purchase swag!
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.
The bird and owl appeared on several pieces in the regular fall collection.
I love this print on a bag!!
Finally, the kitty print is from Paul & Joe's Sister fall 2015 collection.
(images from paulandjoe.com)
So what do you think of this collection? Will you be partaking in some Café Parisien goodies?