James Read Tan, Rouge Bunny Rouge, USLU Airlines, Meow Meow Tweet
The Big Apple version of the Elements Showcase is geared towards retailers, large and small-attending the nearby Gift Show at the Javits Center.
We love stopping in-for the smaller, high end-niche/cult beauty labels---as collections that might lack marketing muscle-definitely don't lack for quality anything else.
|James Read-he told us he's chums with "all the Vogue girls.." we can see why-he's smart, engaging and good looking.|
Some standouts in the beauty category--are rep-ped by one smart entity, Cult&Commerce---where one of the founders (so we later learned) had worked for Woodley & Bunny-a Brooklyn destination for hair/beauty products.
James Read Tan-and its namesake guy-hail from the UK…and is a beauty business veteran. His genius recently extends to include a line of sharp looking, self-tanning products--- like no others we have seen on the market.
|This multi-tasking overnight moisturizing (aloe vera in the mix) =SLEEP MASK TAN- doesn't rub off on bed sheets- but imparts a realistic glow-after a few hours of zzzs. $43|
IMO-have to see this makeup line -Rouge Bunny Rouge in person-the package graphics are unique and the foundation formula we tried= lightweight, build-able---and very realistic looking. Cannot tell the high quality from this picture.
Founder Alexandra de Montfort whimsically named her cosmetics ---after an "Enchanted Garden" …but rest assured-the romantic fairytale' like names are backed by serious quality ingredients and "actives" that treat the skin as well as as offering coverage…and color. Set to launch in a big way in the USA-we look forward to trying this high-end line out for ourselves.
|USL Nail Polish Edition1º|
The vaguely Finnish (Turkish?) sounding brand- was/is huge in Germany….we remember from our trip there 4 years ago.
New to us though-the tube shape bottles-pictured above…and the nail polish collaboration with fashion designer Bernard Wilhelm…pictured below! ALL named after airports ---
|we tried the Bernard Wilhelm Okinawa Japan blue on the right-great color-we got loads of compliments!!!!|
|Main line and limited editions...|