Corie Hengst is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
March 2014 Notebook
From the red-orange lips at Prabal Gurung (seen here) to Dsquared2’s shiny mandarin-hued pouts, citrus was all the rage on the spring 2014 catwalks. “Bright-orange lips are the new ‘it’ shade,” says Stila Global Director of Creative Artistry Sarah Lucero, who notes that wearing a matte/velvet version is ultramodern. To get the look, she recommends Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro (seen here), Beso or Carina. To keep bold-orange lips the focus, celebrity makeup artist and Lorac founder Carol Shaw recommends a minimalist eye in shimmering champagne or a soft, matte cream shadow dusted lightly on the lid. —K.D.
As clothes lighten up for spring, pair jackets with the stylish Scialle Shaded Flower Vine Print Rose Auburn and Ivory Scarf. The elegant accessory, made in Italy, features a colorful flower and vine pattern in a two-sided print. Scialle—Italian for “shawl”—imports its luxury items from countries such as France. The company produces two collections each year in prints, jacquards and solids. scialleshawls.com —C.R.
From Paris With Love
In Francois Chaille’s book, High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier: The Odyssey of a Style (Flammarion), out this month, he presents 100 exceptional new creations from the luxury jeweler. The lavish tribute showcases Cartier style and its many sources of inspiration—ranging from the mystery of the Orient to the geometry of art deco and the grace of panthers. The influences of the designs are ever-evolving, but as Chaille points out, they always remain faithful to the original style of Louis Cartier, the Parisian founder of the brand. —L.B.
Popular with the celeb set, baubles from Sarah Richey Jewelry marry glamour with nature, and are created from materials the designer finds across the globe, such as coral from Florida, shells from Italy and twigs from New York City’s Central Park. Richey uses the raw elements to create glittering necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, such as the circle crystal druzy earrings with vermeil seen here. sarahrichey.com —J.T.
Making an Appearance
The dressing table is where a woman’s look begins, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is taking viewers through the iconic beauty-staple’s history. Metropolitan Vanities: The History of the Dressing Table explores the evolution of the female must-have furniture piece with approximately 50 related objects, paintings and drawings selected mainly from the museum’s collection, such as a Tiffany & Co. comb from 1910, a mechanical table from the 1700s and a dressing cabinet from 1969 (seen here). The exhibit, in the museum’s Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, runs through April 13. metmuseum.org —C.R.