Haider Ackermann is a Colombian designer with a strong and distinctive style, much inspired by Yves Saint Laurent. I have been consistently drawn to his pieces for years now (see the style.com photo archives for the full collections). I think it must be obvious why: stunning juxtapositions of color and texture, bold draping, seductive fabrics, strong shoulders and necklines, asymmetrical silhouettes.
Here are some favorites from the last few years, in no particular order:
images via pinterest
OK, now that everyone knows how gorgeous this packaging is:
I cannot take it.
The formula of this Tom Ford lipstick is gorgeous, I think the most gorgeous, and I have tried many. [It is, admittedly, also the most expensive.]
Narcotic Rouge is matte, and limited edition. It is a stunning blue-toned red with a hint of raspberry. Not for the faint of heart. It is a sister shade to Cherry Lush, which would be the non-matte, slightly brighter sister. Extremely tough call which sister I would rather be. I kind of want Cherry Lush, too.
Learned that Tom Ford reps all over the globe have to wear Tom Ford apparel and a side part in their hair. Like a strange, disparate beauty army.
Wild Ginger was a close second after a marathon swatch session at Nieman Marcus. I reason that it will be the perfect summer indulgence. Going to have to do a whole post devoted to orange lipsticks, which are a weakness of mine.