Sweater weather is officially here and one of our favorite high end brands Kenzo has the fashion world buzzing again.

The Lotus Flower Eye Embroidered Sweater is described as

Inspired by rich Indian culture, Kenzo’s Lotus-eye sweater is a stand-out piece. Channel the label’s eclectic vibe and team it with a printed mini skirt and statement tote.

High-impact knits are here to stay, Kenzo leading the way with this Lotus eye sweater. We love it paired with printed jeans for a bold head-to-toe look.

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The sweater retails for $637. Is it worth the splurge?

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Passport to Beauty
Last week in Manhattan at the LVMH Tower (57th st and 5th ave) I went to an event entitled “Passport to Beauty.” A passport- the one document needed to travel across the world, and a few people who selected to take this trip came across great beauty products from all across Europe.

This event was to showcase the fall product lines for Acqua di Parma, Givenchy, Guerlain, Kenzo, and Pucci. There was a great selection of cosmetics and fragrances, not to mention, an incredible gift bag. Here is a recap of the fragrances that will be available this fall.

Acqua di Parma
The Colonia Powder Soap

Colonia, the signature fragrance is the definition of the Italian art of living well. The fragrance is fresh and citrusy and incorporates the values of timelessness and refinement. New this fall will be the Colonia Powder Soap. It contains a unique formula of pulverized soap combined with a delightful softening talc powder as well as rice starch, to keep hands feeling clean, fresh and silky smooth, while maintaining the original scent.
The Colonia Powder Soap 120gr/4oz will retail for $36 and will be available starting in October at select locations within Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys stores.

  Colonia ESSENZA
This will be the highest quality cologne from Acqua di Parma. Like the signature fragrance, it incorporates the essential values of timelessness and refinement. This new fragrance highlights the essence of the original Colonia fragrance. The more recognizable notes and accords that represent the “soul” of Colonia are boosted and enriched using the highest quality ingredients. This cent is a citrus woody creation. It infuses citrus, aromatic and floral freshness, and sensual wood.
Colonia ESSENZA will launch world wide August 13, and will be available in the USA at select specialty stores including: Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, and Sephora.com

The newest indulgence from Emilio Pucci fragrances introduces the evolution of the Pucci woman. The newest fragrance from Pucci is miss Pucci. This fragrance embodies the style of the “Pucci girl.” She is colorful, youthful, fresh, and seductive. She ahs an air of freedom while still maintaining sophistication and beauty. Always naturally chic, she exudes femininity and energy. This fragrance is a sparkling floral and musky fragrance, composed by Francois Demachy, Christine Nagel, and Benoit Lopouza.

The bottle, designed by Ora Ito, is based on the small oval motif that often recurs in Pucci prints. The designer imagined “an evolutive, ergonomic and flowing packaged box, whose central point is an open window to the world…a kaleidoscopic, stained-glass window constantly playing with light.” Ribbons of coral, rose and orange make the miss Pucci bottle come to life, evoking the playful feel of the fragrance.

This fragrance will be available August 2010 for $89 (75ml), $74 (50ml), and $53 (30ml) at Sephora, Sephora.com, and Pucci boutiques nationwide.

Flower by Kenzo
This is a classic floral powdery fragrance and the power of a fragile, singular flower. It comes in an eco-friendly refillable bottle, which allows the consumer to reduce waste by simply unscrewing the pump and using the eco-friendly pouch to refill when the scent runs out. The refill itself is an easy to use 100ml plastic pouch that retails for $78. The cost is 15% less than buying a totally new bottle. $56 (30ml), $72 (50ml), and $92 (100ml)

KenzoHomme Woody Eau De Toilette
This fragrance is a lively and deep aromatic woody fragrance with an intense vibrant trail. The energy of fresh, fusing leaves, mint and basil, mingles with the power of woody notes of vetiver and Atlas cedar. The fragrance of a free spirit who draws his strength from nature, between sky and earth. Kenzo Homme is packaged in a bamboo bottles and comes in the matte brown of tree barks. It is engraved with vibrant leaves and will launch August 2010. $54 (50ml) $72 (100ml)

Once Upon A Time, Kenzo
This year, Kenzo celebrates is anniversary with 2 new limited editions. A patchwork of flower print, faithful to Kenzo inspirations. Kenzo, EDT for Woman, Kenzo, EDT for Man. For him, a woody eau de toilette fresh and intense, the character of a classic; nutmeg and vetiver, with a spicy trail of ginger and coriander $72 (100ml). For her, a floral eau de toilette, woody and colorful. A flower explosion; peony and freesia, printed on a voluptuous bottom notes of sandalwood and musk $72 (100ml). These fragrances are Kenzo USA exclusive, available October 2010.


Shalimar Eau de Parfum- A New Design (Rock Royalty meets the imperial House)

Guerlain took an edgy approach with their new bottle design for their classic fragrance Shalimar. The bottle was designed by Jade Jagger, daughter of rock icon Mick Jagger. She is ‘modern glamour.’ She revisits Shalimar with respect for its history, giving it the shape of a basin and a base reminiscent of its early years.  Her rendition is a bottle sculpture with curves that are soft, full, and extremely sensual. She carves the upper part of the cap into a fan and it is a jewel-like stopper which is an elegant grey blue. She keeps the rock n roll edge with a leather midnight blue ribbon.

The newly designed Shalimar Eau de Parfum will be available September 2010 at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, and Bergdorf Goodman. It will also be available at Saks.com and NeimanMarcus.com $72 (30ml) $95 (50ml) and $123 (90ml).



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