Fashion Cheat Sheet

03.11.14

Lorde Announces MAC Collaboration; ‘Vamp’ Magazine Puts Women on Top

And Christian Lacroix redesigns Hôtel du Continent.

Lorde Announces MAC Collaboration: The distinctive, dark-lipped look of 17-year-old New Zealand native and award-winning singer Lorde can soon be yours. On Monday, the Kiwi singer announced a new collaboration with MAC Cosmetics. “I have loved MAC Cosmetics since I was a little kid,” she told The Cut. “I remember saving up to buy my very first MAC lipstick [Snob] at 14, and it was used by about 20 of my friends! MAC has a very clear aesthetic, that has always felt fashion forward to me. So I was really excited to work with them on these products, which I use pretty much every day and night. I hope you will too.” [The Cut]

Vamp Magazine Puts Women on Top: As many publications struggle to stay afloat in the digital age, others are rethinking their approach, creating more aesthetically-pleasing, coffee table-worthy magazines. Long-time publishing duo David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues are doing just that with their new venture, Vamp magazine, which focuses specifically on empowering women. “It’s about inspiring women with stories about other successful women," Sourigues told Business of Fashion. "It’s not another magazine for fashion people, it’s for real women, power-women, women on top, who like beautiful things—clothes, hair, skin.” [Business of Fashion]

Christian Lacroix Redesigns Hotel: Coined a “voyage around the world in 25 rooms,” Paris's Hôtel du Continent is officially being taken over by fashion designer Christian Lacroix’s eye for design. Located in the first arrondissement, each floor of the hotel embodies one of the world’s continents and relays the theme throughout, creating a uniquely immersive experience. Floors themed for Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Australia were previously represented—Lacroix added a sixth continent that combined the North and South Poles. The Hôtel du Continent is the fourth hotel in Paris to be redecorated by the designer. [Art Info]