François Nars, the founder and creative director of NARS Cosmetics,
celebrates the company’s 15th anniversary with a very exclusive new
release: 15x15, a book of 15 celebrity portraits, will be released in mid-November and available for just 30 days at www.15x15project.com.
made up and photographed his subjects, among them Marc Jacobs, Isabella
Rossellini, Amber Valletta, Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Each shot was inspired by an iconic image or person, plus a classic
NARS product. (To see the concept in action, look for Jacobs in NARS’
bright-red Dovima nail polish, which references the ‘60s supermodel for
which the product was named.)
Proceeds from the book,
published by Chandelier Creative, benefit a charity of each celebrity’s
choosing. Just 1,500 copies of the $80 book were produced and each are
hand-numbered, Nars told Women’s Wear Daily. Any copies that don’t sell on www.15x15project.com become available through www.narscosmetics.com.
with the book, Nars told the magazine he planned to celebrate the
cosmetic company’s anniversary with a party at Barney’s Dec. 10,
another new make-up book in the works and a new store opening in New
York City in 2010.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.