The most wonderful things in life come from people who dared to dream big. They may have started out as ordinary persons perfecting a craft, but they eventually showed amazing vision.
This is the theme of my picks this week, starting with shoes from Roger Vivier.
The French shoe designer may have passed on, but his legacy of sophisticated, glamorous shoes continues.
Vivier fans include Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon.
As the brand grows season after season, I find that it has a selection that ranges from classic to trendy and fun.
One can never go wrong with something like the Belle Vivier Pumps in Patent Leather. It’s for the business executive who likes fashion but still needs reliability and versatility. I can see these paired with trousers, but also with a skirt. They can add a dressy touch to a pair of jeans.
If you need extra zing, there’s the Trapeze Extra Vivier Pumps. It’s the Mary Jane from the Vivier archives, reimagined with an “oversized buckle, bestowing deliciously extravagant character.” It is tagged as “a creative and modern creation, made to stand out.”
Different women can own different Viviers. There’s the Sneaky Viv Strass Buckle Sneakers in Leather for active ensembles. For parties and dresses, pick something like the Bow Strass Sandals in an exquisite green.
Shop for Roger Vivier on MyTheresa and Net-A-Porter.
It’s always inspiring to hear about women entrepreneurs hitting it big in the makeup industry. In the past few years, Anastasia Soare has been a good example. She debuted the first Anastasia Beverly Hills product line in 2000.
It quickly became the new It brand for women who know and love makeup. Anastasia patented the Golden Ratio Method, the trick to creating the perfect brow.
The brand found its place among retailers in the United States and on the top 10 lists of various publications. Soon it found a home in Sephora, reaching an international audience.
I’m so happy that it’s now in the Philippines. Anastasia Beverly Hills is available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source and Beauty Bar.
You can finally swatch the products you’ve been eyeing from the brand and getting them without the delivery waiting game.
I would, of course, get the brow products which include Dipbrow Pomade, Brow Wiz and Tinted Brow Gel. These are just a few, as it has products for every brow type, makeup look, and even expertise.
New skin care elements
Bobbi Brown, a makeup brand that always puts women first, carries the beliefs of its founder to this day.
It’s why I love how its team thinks of new skin care elements for its makeup products.
For the hectic Christmas season, try the Intensive Skin Serum Foundation. It delivers radiant coverage, but also adds good things to the skin like Active Skin Energizing Complex, featuring Cordyceps and artemia. It has UV filters for an extra defense against environmental stressors.