Rescue Beauty Lounge has a fabulous new collection for fall 2010. The colors are based on “The Real Housewives of the Tudor Dynasty” in other words, four of King Henry the VIII’s wives.
As a quick side-note, you might not know this about me, but I am obsessed with Tudor history and have been for about five years. I have read tons of historical books, fiction books and watched every series and movie in recent memory about it. I am utterly fascinated. In fact, half the reason I wanted to go to London last year was to visit The Tower of London where Anne Boleyn was held and murdered (along with Catherine Howard). I am particularly fascinated with Anne Bolyen and believe all the stories about her being a witch and evil are false. I think she was sucked into the Kingdom by her family who only wanted to use her for their own fortune, and by the power of the King. Listen to me, I act like I was actually there.
Anyway I digress. This collection is insanely delicious. Ji’s idea for the colors is based on the opulent colors and fabrics of that era.
“I fell in love with the Tudor dynasty in the novel Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel,” says Baek. “The more I learned of the queens’ wardrobes—the layers of embroidery, embellishments of pearls and fur and rich jewel toned fabrics—the more I saw a parallel with what’s going on in fashion this fall. Givenchy’s intricate brocades, Lanvin’s feather-festooned metallics, and the strong, powerful neutrals at Celine all served as starting points for Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Autumn/Winter color collection. Each color has micro particles of pink, blue, green, gold, and silver to add iridescence similar the tiny colored threaded that give brocade fabrics their depth of color.”
The formula of these is complete perfection, as you would hope for from RBL. Butter. Smooth. Opaque in two coats.
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