When you think of Karl Lagerfeld, art supplies don’t necessarily come to mind. But that’s exactly the designer’s next big project. Yes, like a back-to-school pencil case. Lagerfeld collaborated with art supplies manufacturer Faber-Castell on a limited-edition collection called KarlBox that costs more than $3,000 (2,500 GBP). And while you may scoff at the price/concept of the case, it’s a dream come true for any art and fashion lover.
For example, the case is seriously limited-edition: Only 2,500 of the boxes were made, which were designed to look like a Chinese wedding cabinet, according to CNN. Inside, the case contains 120 Albrecht Durer artists’ watercolor pencils, five Graphite Aquarelle pencils, 120 polychromos artists’ pencils and pastels, 60 Pitt Artist pens, 12 Castell 9000 graphite pencils, four Pitt Artist Pens Fineliners, four Pitt Graphite Crayons, one dual sharpening box Castell 9000, one dual metal sharpener, one kneadable art eraser, one dust-free art eraser, one high-density watercolor brush, one sharpening knife, one sandpaper block, and a Clic & Go water cup. Phew.
Or you could buy 197 M.A.C. lipsticks.
Part of the reason Lagerfeld launched this art supply case is that Faber-Castell’s drawing tools remind him of his childhood. “Since I was a little child in Germany, Faber-Castell has been the most famous brand known for its especially good quality. That reputation remains just as true today, particularly for artist pencils,” Lagerfeld told CNN.
According to Lagerfeld’s Instagram post above, KarlBox has already sold out once, but it’s been restocked and is now available on Karl.com. Sure, it’s the cost of more than 197 M.A.C. lipsticks or 95 bottles of Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, but if you want to have some quality pencils for drawing, painting, and sketching and want to avoid restocking for a while, the KarlBox might just be perfect for you. You can share the tools with basically everyone in your life and still have enough to sketch all the pictures you want until the end of time.
If I had to pick one thing from the Kat Von D beauty selection (it’s really hard), I would have to go with the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. The matte lipsticks are perfect in every way: They glide on easily, the colors are super-pigmented and bold, and they stay on forever. Naturally, they’ve developed a serious cult following, especially Lolita—a ’90s-style rosy-brown shade.
It only makes sense that Von D came up with the most epic collection as one of her holiday offerings. Allow me to introduce you to the Kat Von D Holiday Everlasting Obsession Liquid Lipstick Collector’s Edition set. It’s a massive arsenal containing 15 liquid lipsticks, including some of the best ones, such as burnt-orange A-Go-Go and muted-pink Beloved. Even more exciting: The collection features two brand-new shades. Lovecraft is a peachy nude and Devils is a seriously bright red.
Here comes the scary news: This vault is not cheap. It retails for $240, though the company promises it’s worth $300. But if you’re a lipstick lover, especially if you’re Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks obsessed, it might be worth the splurge. From the plum Damned to the lavender Ayesha, there’s really a shade for every day of the week. And if the Kat Von D Holiday Everlasting Obsession Liquid Lipstick Collector’s Edition set is a bit out of your budget, Von D will also be offering the Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set, which is a collection of eight mini versions of the best-selling liquid lipsticks, including two new shades called Plath and Roxy ($49). Von D wants everyone to be happy this holiday season, and we love her for it. All sets will be available at Sephora stores and katvondbeauty.com September 27, just in time for holiday shopping.
Despite not-so-great reviews of the film itself, the stars of Suicide Squad are no doubt winning the red carpet.
For the latest stop on their european promotional tour, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto came out swinging in a mix of Gucci and vampy lace—the kind of strong, statement-making fashion I love to see on a press circuit. Here, are my favorite looks you might’ve missed.
Here’s Your First Look at Urban Decay’s Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection!
The Disney and beauty-obsessed members of the world won’t want to be late for this very important date—namely, May 5th, when Urban Decay’s limited-edition Alice Through the Looking Glass range officially drops. Next month, the brand will roll out a six-piece collection inspired by the film, which will bring that extra touch of whimsy to the looking glass you use in your own home to put on your face in the mornings. The lineup inlcudes five vibrant lipsticks, ranging from classics like a shimmery nude and matte red, all the way to a metallic navy blue, and a gorgeous Book of Shadows palette that features 20 brand-new shades created only for this collection. I especially love how the psychadelic kaleidescope exterior of each item provides a teaser of the bold color payoff the product housed inside delivers. If you remember the frenzy surrounding the Alice in Wonderland-themed Book of Shadows kit about five years back (Spoiler alert: it sold out immediately), you’ll want to have your Google alerts set for this one.
Check out each of the products in the pictures below, and shop the line in full for $18 per lipstick and $60 for the palette at sephora.com or at urbandecay.com once it arrives in May.
From metallics to subdued nudes, this palette has a little something for everyone — regardless of their beauty comfort level. Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette, $60, available May 1 at Urban Decay.
We were pleasantly surprised by the range of lipstick shades — from this sultry blue to a classic red. Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Time, $18, available May 1 at Urban Decay.
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Iracebeth, $18, available May 1 at Urban Decay.
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Mirana, $18, available May 1 at Urban Decay.
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Mad Hatter, $18, available May 1 at Urban Decay.
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Alice, $18, available May 1 at Urban Decay.
PAMELA ANDERSON AND KELLY ROHRBACH IN BAYWATCH Pamela Anderson slipped into the perilously high-cut red lifeguard tank from 1992-1997, officially making one-pieces hot again. In 2016, model Kelly Rohrbach is filling her shoes (or suit, rather) in the upcoming Baywatch film, costarring Zac Efron and The Rock.
DR. NO, Ursula Andress, 1962. URSULA ANDRESS IN DR. NO The 1962 scene of Andress emerging from the water in a white buckled bikini remains one of the most iconic James Bond scenes of all time – for obvious reasons.
DIE ANOTHER DAY, Halle Berry, 2002, (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection. HALLE BERRY IN DIE ANOTHER DAY Berry famously wore an orange buckled bikini (in homage to Andress) for the 2002 Bond film.
DANIEL CRAIG IN CASINO ROYALE Not all of Bond’s biggest bathing moments belong to women. Craig’s tiny swim trunks made his first foray as Bond (in 2006) incredibly memorable.
CAMERON DIAZ AND DEMI MOORE IN CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE We’re pretty sure “full throttle” refers to how we attacked our ab workouts after watching this scene in the 2003 film.
FARRAH FAWCETT This simple red Speedo swimsuit (from a 1976 pinup) isn’t just iconic, it’s historic: It was donated to the Smithsonian in 2011.
ASHLEY GRAHAM ON THE 2016 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE The size-16 model’s sexy cover ushered in a new era of body representation in the magazine’s special issue devoted to finding new and creative ways to barely cover the female form.
KATE BOSWORTH IN BLUE CRUSH Bosworth made mix-and-match bikinis — and rock-hard abs — all the rage in 2002, thanks to her breakout role as surfer Anne Marie Chadwick.
RACHEL MCADAMS IN THE NOTEBOOK When you look at this photo from the 2004 Nicholas Sparks sob-fest, you should think two things: 1) “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” And 2) How cuuute is that swimsuit?!
PHOEBE CATES IN FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH Sure, Cates is more well known for taking off her bikini top in the 1982 teen flick, but the girls in the audience knew her cute red two-piece was an equally memorable moment.
MARILYN MONROE The star had more than a few good swimsuit moments, but we’re partial to this high-waisted polka-dot bikini, circa 1951. (Somewhere, Taylor Swift just got inspired.)
ANGELINA JOLIE IN TOMB RAIDER Jolie’s sporty black bikini in the 2001 film proves that you don’t have to be wearing much to look like a total badass.
BO DEREK IN 10 The 1979 film’s title refers to Derek being a perfect 10. Can’t imagine why…
BRIGITTE BARDOT IN THE GIRL IN THE BIKINI The 1952 French film marked one of the first times a bikini was worn in a movie (made even more controversial because Bardot was only 17 at the time).
BROOKLYN DECKER IN JUST GO WITH IT Apparently this was a 2011 movie starring Adam Sandler, but to be honest all we remember is Decker’s super-sexy yellow bikini.
This fabulous-looking creature is Pitzush Puss, or Puss in Glam, as she’s commonly known to her 13,500 Instagram followers. When she was a kitten, her owner found her half dead and nursed her back to health. Now, thanks to some tlc and a lot of accessories, she is a bonified cat star who spends her time being really, really, ridiculously good-looking.
During Oscars week one of my absolute favorite things I attended was a special preview of CHANEL’s “I love Coco Backstage Beauty Lounge” at Bar Marmont. The event was a celebration of their new range of LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Color & ROUGE COCO STYLO lip shine-both go which I absolutely love.
Each room was so chic and had so much many things to do/see that I felt like we had a full blown night out on the town. The little rooms/activities were the VIP Beauty Lounge, manicure bar, refreshment patio, bar with stage (where my girls & I tried to be rockstars…keyword:tried) and all of their new products.
It was reminiscent of Cafe de Flore, a nod to Coco Parisian roots, but also echoed the class rock n’roll age nostalgia of Bar Marmont. Custom made Chanel records hung above red velvet booths. The booths were situated behind vintage mirrored tables set with a myriad of fresh-off-the-line nail polishes, right down to the double ‘C’ file.