According to folklore…the Taylor Swift is a spellbinding creature that lives deep in the Hundred Acre Wood with a talking, foul-mouthed plush toy named Ted…
Wait — that’s not right.
Sorry! Got my stories confused.
This is a post about the new Laura Mercier Folklore Summer 2013 collection, available now at Laura Mercier counters and online.
In a way, though, Laura’s new collection is like all of those catchy/borderline annoying Taylor Swift songs I like in that I can’t get it out of my head.
Its warm, earthy bronze, copper, gold and tan shimmers splashed with coral, pink and blue? MAN! It just might be enough to sway me from my usual surfer chick-meets-Las Vegas showgirl summer motif toward a summer of boho and bling — flowing, flowery caftans, platform sandals, silk headscarves, big-@ss hoops and lots of gold.
When I contemplate the pieces in the Folklore collection, I almost feel the sun on my shoulders as a dry, desert wind whistles through my loose, wavy hair.
These are pieces I’d wear if I were trying to channel Nicole Richie and BeyoncÃ© (at the same time) while traipsing through the high desert with a guitar strapped to my back (on my way to a luxurious five-star resort with an infinity pool and a spa that offers a 120-minute massage).
Got a few reviews lined up, but here are swatches of the entire collection now…
Oh! — Folklore seems very warm toned, so just a heads up for the bronzed beauties out there. If you generally prefer cooler shades, something like the eye palette from Laura’s spring collection might suit you better.
Question for you…
When you go out to eat at a restaurant you’ve been to before, do you tend to order the same dish each time, or do you like to try something different?
El Hub sticks with the same dish when he finds something he likes, but I usually try something different, which is how I ended up with this mint and pea pizza last night…
I thought it was…alright, but probably not something I’ll be waking up craving in the middle of the night, if you catch my drift.
I don’t know… It was like a cheese-fest-a-thon, with minty peas floating around in the background.
Certainly the most interesting pizza I’ve had in a while. Yup.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,