Do you have your Le Metier de Beaute Antiquité Poupée (translates to Antique Doll) Kaleidoscope for Holiday 2011 reserved yet with Dustin at Bergdorf Goodman? I sure do! I am so in love with his creation from last year, Smoldering Embarkment, that there was no way I was missing out on his new offering. I especially loved this look I did with Smoldering Embarkment.
Dustin’s main inspiration for this kaleidoscope is the feeling invoked by discovering an antique doll like the one pictured below. A beautiful treasure that is luxurious and beautiful despite being a little tarnished by the wearing of time.
To add to the feeling of a treasured memory this kaleidoscope is presented in an exquisite gold gift box adorned with a hand crafted aspen leaf ornament plated in your choice of 24k gold, silver or bronze.
The shades in Antiquité Poupée from top to bottom are:
- Dusty Rose
- Burlap Sorrel
- Tarnished Russet
- Ember Ash
The top shade, Dusty Rose, looks similar to Champagne from the regular line but does differ in shade and finish. I think this would work great as a highlighter on the face as well. Burlap Sorrel is a gorgeous TAUPE. OK it’s described as a multi-tonal brown but who are we kidding…it’s taupe! Tarnished Russet is the shade that seems to be scaring some people away from this palette. I’ve even heard people saying “I would get it if it didn’t have that colour”. Well this is the shade that makes the palette. Same way the “scary” red shade in last year’s Smoldering Embarkment made that palette so special. Maybe a matte brick shade isn’t normally your “thing” BUT this shade is meant to work with the other shades in the palette. To layer with them. I am confident the end result of using Tarnished Russet with the other shades in Antiquité Poupée will be gorgeous, because my dear readers, Dustin KNOWS his stuff! Ember Ash is a deep blue silver charcoal.
I love this promo pic for the Holiday 2011 Kaleidscope because it looks so real and not photoshoped to death.
Here’s a behind the scenes look of Dustin working his magic on the gorgeous model for the shoot.
And of course I must include a gratuitous pic of Dustin because he is just so darn handsome! Call him at Bergdorf Goodman now to reserve yours (212) 872-8612. It should be available in early December I believe.