Perfumes, makeup and other beauty products scare me. Or, more correctly, the notion of shopping for any of them ranks right up there with, say, global warming or juggling chain saws. This, of course, is utterly silly and unbecoming of someone who, as a reporter at WWD, has grilled some of beauty’s top executives. Shopping is a simple process and something I do successfully all the time. And the women in my life are all lovely and appreciative and understanding when a gift misses the mark.
Still, there’s something about beauty products. They’re so intimate. They help improve upon nature or even create the face and aura women choose to present to the world. That’s a hard thing to tinker with.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"