While the internet has been a buzz (and totally obsessed with) with the big reveal of Caitlyn Jenner's gorgeous photo spread in Vanity Fair, the fashion and beauty world have had a lot of exciting developments this week. Including:
Massive cult brand Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has released images of their Spring 2015 collection, which features 6 new Lip Tars and Lacquers!
As you can see the collection, titled "Cosplay", is packed with the 'shaded pastel hues' that were all over the runways and at the top of trend forecaster's lists for Spring 2015. For more info and 'where to buy' details visit the official brand site.
Also on the beauty front, this week saw the Cosmetic Executive Women Awards, a super prestigious event where industry insiders vote on the best products of the year. 750 products were entered, tested, and voted on by a panel of industry experts, with 210 making it to the 'finalist round.'
The lengthy list of final winners is below, but if it feels like a TL:DR situation, let us give you the cliff notes: The lions-share of awards went to the biggest brands (and admittedly oldest, with the most experience) such as L'Oreal, Coty, Shiseido, and Estee Lauder, but I was thrilled to see a few newer names on the list, including Living Proof for their Curl Conditioning Wash and Instant Texture Mist. Way to go Living Proof!
The 2015 CEW Beauty Award winners are:
Acne Treatment: Estée Lauder - Clear Difference Targeted Blemish Treatment
Anti-Aging Mass: La Roche-Posay - Pigmentclar Dark Spot Correcting Serum
Anti-Aging Prestige: Shiseido Cosmetics America- Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
Bath and Body Mass: Jergens - BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream
Bath and Body Prestige: Urban Decay - Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm
Best Seller Award Mass: Coty Inc. - Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
Best Seller Award Prestige: MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Cleanser & Scrub: GLAMGLOW - Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment
Eco Beauty Awards presented by Givaudan: COOLA Suncare, Marula | Pure Beauty Oil™
Eye Product Mass: FLOWER - Eye 2 Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara
Eye Product Prestige: Lancôme - Grandiôse Mascara
Eye Treatment Mass: L'Oréal Paris - Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother
Eye Treatment Prestige: Shiseido Cosmetics America - Benefiance Wrinkleresist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
Face Product Mass : Laneige - BB Cushion
Face Product Prestige: Charlotte Tilbury - Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer
Hair Coloring Product: L'Oréal Paris - Superior Preference Mousse Absolue
Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner: Living Proof - Curl Conditioning Wash
Hair Style/Hair Care: Living Proof - Instant Texture Mist
Hair Tools: T3 - Whirl Trio Interchangeable Barrel Styling Wand
Iconic Beauty Award Mass: Crest - 3D White Whitestrips
Iconic Beauty Award Prestige: Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
Indie Brand Beauty Award presented by Piper Jaffray & Co.: Nudestix
Lip Product Mass: Sonia Kashuk - Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm
Lip Product Prestige: Dior - Addict Fluid Stick
Lip Treatment: Fresh - Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
Men's Grooming: LAB SERIES Skincare for Men - Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel Cream
Men's Scent: Dior - Homme Eau for Men
Perfumer for Men’s Scent: Parfums Christian Dior
Moisturizer Mass: Laneige - Water Sleeping Mask
Moisturizer Prestige: GLAMGLOW - Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
Most Buzzed About Mass: L'Oréal Paris - Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray SPF 50+
Most Buzzed About Prestige: Lancôme - Grandiôse Mascara
Nail Product: Coty Inc. - Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
QVC Beauty Quest Award: Scalisi Skincare
Skincare Tools: FOREO - Luna™ T-Sonic™ Cleansing and Anti-Aging System
Sun Product: Shiseido Cosmetics America - Ultimate Sun Protection Spray SPF 50+
Women's Scent Mass
Coty Inc. - Love 2 Love Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa
Perfumer for Women’s Scent Mass: Firmenich
Women's Scent Prestige: Coty Inc. - Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
Perfumer for Women’s Scent Prestige: Firmenich
And finally on the fashion scene and closer to (my) home here in San Francisco...
Saks Fifth Avenue has just announced its annual runway presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 collection in Partnership with The League to Save Lake Tahoe. According to the official press release:
Saks Fifth Avenue and The League to Save Lake Tahoe will once again present the annual luncheon and fashion show featuring the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 Collection. Now in its 46th year, the tradition dates back to the late sixties when designer Bill Blass started showing his collection to a few loyal clients and friends at Lake Tahoe. Since then, it has evolved into a widely anticipated fundraising event for the League to Save Lake Tahoe. This will be Peter Copping’s inaugural year attending the fashion show and as Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta.
This year’s event will be held at the Schumacher Family estate on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The event features a sit-down luncheon, a full-scale fashion show of the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 Collection, a live auction, and a backstage shopping opportunity after the show. Approximately 600 guests will attend.
It's hard to picture a more beautiful setting to see the always exquisite Oscar de la Renta pieces, and this season it will definitely be one for the memory books as it will include freshly tapped ODLR Creative Director Peter Copping in attendance. For more information contact The League to Save Lake Tahoe.