Monday, December 17, 2007

For Serious Glam Girls: YSL Palette Esprit Couture

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The Yves Saint Laurent Palette Ésprit Couture compacts (no. 1 & no. 2) are too beautiful to use in my opinion, but certainly not too beautiful to have! You can wear them as eyeshadow and blush or just gaze at them for hours. The design was inspired by this silk evening gown from the YSL Fall 1983 collection:


This wasn't, of course, the first or last bow dress in history. How could we forget William Travilla's iconic pink dress for Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953):



And of course you've all seen the trailer for the upcoming Katherine Heigl - James Marsden movie, 27 Dresses, with his summation of all such dresses: "Butt Bow." So even if you can't wear one, you can carry yours in your handbag.

Related Posts:
Marilyn Monroe Dresses Go on Show - William Travilla's "Lost Collection"


This post is dedicated to Wendy B, a serious glam girl and famous lover of "the butt bow."

12 comments:

Elle said...

Those palettes are beautiful, but the colors don't seem that wearable. Too matte, maybe? Too bright? I don't know.

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independentkitten.com said...

I'm with Elle, I don't know if I could wear the colors of the bows, but the rest look okay. And for some reason I just love that they have a woman of color as #1.

WendyB said...

Bwah ha ha ha ha! Butt bows are a girl's best friend. After diamonds, of course!

acaligurl said...

lol,(my 1st marriage) i had a big white bow on the back of my wedding dress (1990!)
looking forward to 27 dresses.

Elisabeth said...

*jaw drop*

Ooooh my....

*wants*

LeAnne@Hairs My Story Team said...

The palettes are tre chic. I almost didn't recognize that they were makeup!
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LeonAmsterdam said...

so cool! I worked for YSL and at a fabric sale in 1997 of the stock i got my hands on that same pink satin duchesse.... and im afraid to cut it... i can never beat this dress

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