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Golden State

This fall, go for the gold with shadow that makes eyes sparkle, like the look MAC Cosmetics’ Gordon Espinet created at the Desigual fall/winter 2014 New York show. Espinet says he was inspired by “girls looking like girls using an indeliberate technique to apply gold shadow.” He used MAC Pro Gold Metal Pigment mixed with Gloss Texture for a liquid, gilded texture and applied it in painterly strokes. He finished with Gold Glitter on the center of the lid for extra shimmer. —C.R.

Pura Vida

To celebrate the spirit of life characteristic of the rainforests of Costa Rica, Alex Woo presents the Vermeil Vida collection. The Vida Earrings in rose gold (seen here), spotted on Christina Applegate and Diane Sawyer, capture the rainforests’ sun-soaked, windblown tropical leaves. Sport the earrings with good vibes; 10 percent of the proceeds support the Natural Resources Defense Council’s clean-air efforts. alexwoo.com —K.H.

 

 

 

Heeling Powers

Slip into those Louboutins and head over to the Brooklyn Museum for Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, a New York City exhibit dedicated to one of fashion’s most alluring accessories. From September 10, 2014 to February 15, 2015, the exhibit will explore the rich history of the high-heeled shoe, from 16th century platform chopines to glamorous stilettos that walk today’s runways and red carpets. brooklynmuseum.org —L.B.

 

 

ILLUMINATING IDEA

Hand-poured in Los Angeles, the EJH Signature Collection Lavender Candle boasts a luxe blend of all-natural coconut wax fragranced with 100 percent pure essential oils. As if that wasn’t enough, the exterior packaging and label are embellished with wildlife art drawn by the company’s founder, Elana Joelle Hendler. ejhbrand.com —K.D.

 

 

 

Two Scents - Editor's Pick

Those who love the scent of Oribe haircare products will swoon over its latest creation, Côte d’Azur eau de parfum (seen here), formulated to capture the brand’s signature fragrance. The perfume is infused with notes of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood and is made by one of the oldest French fragrance houses, Robertet. For a perfect match, Oribe also introduces Silver Pearl perfume, with hints of leather, bamboo and fig leaf for a crisp, modern aroma. The mix of leather, sandalwood, fresh lemon and lavender scents makes the fragrances fitting for men and women alike. oribe.com —C.R.

 

 

Page Turner

For those who cherish the art of handwritten notes or the traditional to-do list, Murphy & Daughters has created the perfect notebook. In four eye-catching sherbet colors, the clothbound books feature a gold or silver foiled motif on the front cover and gold or silver leaf edges on lined pages. murphyanddaughters.com.au —L.B.

 

 

 

 

 

FRENCH CLASS

Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the much-anticipated opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton is set for October 27. Situated in Paris’ beautiful Jardin d’Acclimatation in the northern part of Bois de Boulogne and resembling a cloud of glass, the center will serve as a new place in the City of Light for exhibition galleries and contemporary international artistic creation. —K.D.

With the Band

As the new season rolls in, clients are sure to fall for the Flying Leaf Crystals Luxe Headband from Deepa Gurnani. The hair accessory features 100 percent cotton woven with glass crystals and elastic, and jazzes up any hair look, from loose waves to glamorous updos. Pair the embellished headband with favorite fall pieces like chunky sweaters, leather jackets or chic party dresses. deepagurnani.com —C.R.

 

 

 

Hats Off

Hat season is fast approaching; give the accessory an update with the hand-carved Huckleberry x Nick Fouquet Matchstick from Huckleberry LTD. The first hatpin from designers Jason Hoehn and Nick Fouquet, the piece features an emerald pavé and white diamond tip, and can double as a brooch for jackets and thick shirts or even a tiepin. huckleberryltd.com —D.C.

Colorful Story

Since 1984, MAC Cosmetics has been synonymous with beauty, fashion and self-expression. In Miles of MAC (Rizzoli, September 2014), author James Gager and photographer Miles Aldridge celebrate the brand with over 200 stunning photographs. From images and recaps of MAC’s celebrity campaigns to the brand’s unsurpassed makeup colors, the book offers a visual narration of the role MAC played and continues to play in transforming the beauty industry. rizzoliusa.com —L.B.

 

 

 

 

 

Festive Flair

Inspired by Dia de Los Muertos murals, the Sugar Skull scarf from Pepette is the perfect way to layer up in style. The chic printed fabric can be worn on the head to protect hair on windy fall days, or around the neck to enhance autumn ensembles. The Los Angeles-based accessory line collaborates with nonprofit Aid To Artisans to donate a portion of proceeds toward helping women and artisans in developing countries start their own businesses. pepette-la.com —D.C.

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