You're probably getting tired of hearing me say this but Carine Roitfeld is truly on a roll and I say it for good reason. Next month will see her launch the debut issue of her highly anticipated new magazine, CR Fashion Book, along with the magazine's website and a whole host of other exciting projects. While we still have a way to go to get our hands on the issue, one thing we don't have to wait for is to see the fruits of her work with MAC.
Yesterday the beauty giant released this fun behind-the-scenes video from her campaign shoot, where Roitfeld talks about everything from wanting to emphasis her eyes to the fact that she sees her star stencils on her face as 'good luck' beauty marks. Aside from that, everything else is what we expected. The collection is all about the brows and recreating her signature smokey eyes look, with some foundations and nude lip colours thrown in too.
The collection is set to hit stores on Fashion Night Out on September 6, which has me thinking. Since Azealia Banks' collection for MAC is being released on the same day and sees her performing at their Soho store, surely that means Roitfeld will be on hand too. How good would a duet be? I mean, it's not like she's afraid of singing in public after that karaoke party she hosted last September. Can someone please make this happen?
Like her or not, there's no denying that Nicki Minaj has really paved the way for female rappers as far as their business pursuits are concerned. In the past few years she collaborated with everyone from M.A.C to OPI and of course, is currently promoting her debut fragrance and now rapper de jour, Azealia Banks, is slowly following suit.
This week M.A.C confirmed that they have partnered with her on a limited edition lipstick named Young Rapunzel, after her alter-ego. The shade comes in a deep semi-matte aubergine colour and will be available online for $15 from September 5 and to celebrate the launch, Azealia will perform at a the brand's Soho store on Fashion's Night Out.
M.A.C are the masters of collaborations. Over the past year they've worked with everyone from Iris Apfel to Beth Ditto and yesterday the brand announced that they have a new collection in the works inspired by Marilyn Monroe.
The 30 piece limited edition collection will include everything from eyeliners to nail polishes and naturally, a selection of lipsticks too. While they are keeping quiet about the details, M.A.C have confirmed that the collection will be priced at an accessible $15 to $27 and will hit stores in October.
They may have shot the campaign back in July but images from Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin's campaign for M.A.C is finally out. The news of their appointment as the new brand ambassadors for the Viva Glam campaign got us all excited but the campaign, shot by David LaChapelle, isn't as spectacular as I had imagined.
Minaj is the perfect M.A.C. girl but rather than going all-out with her, the rainbow of neon eyeshadow that they opted for feels a bit too tame and is slightly disappointing and I can't help but wish that the pair had separate shots. The inclusion of the rapper perched on the motorbike in front of Martin holding the giant lipstick feels a bit misplaced.