today, burberry launched a genius marketing campaign called “burberry kisses” in collaboration with google to promote their lipsticks. the microsite forces you to download and use google chrome, where you can choose from stock “quick kisses” or create a personal smooch using a web cam to capture your own lips. you then choose your city and send a personalized message to someone in another city, sealed with a kiss. you can choose to have your smooch in a burberry lip color, then you watch a video of the message soaring to its recipient using google earth and street view technology. there’s also a geo map that shows “the world of kisses”, both live and all.
i must admit that it’s not great at accurately capturing the lip shape…maybe i need better lighting.
the burberry kisses microsite
capturing my lips
my lips are ready
the voyage as it’s mailed to different parts of the world…
that’s my high school!!
reflection of the space needle for seattle
i guess this is somewhere?
soaring thru the clouds
past the space needle
and los angeles
this generic park seems to be ending them all
email confirmation that your kiss was delivered, complete with lip color
the complete lookbook was posted on their facebook page. in addition to the pieces i liked and posted previously, i also like these:
skirt, even if it's plain
kimono top thing
bottom right, like happy socks
the striped one
top right brush bag
these are for girls, but i like them better than the women's version
another pretty pillow
frame on the right
as i expected, it’s mostly the house wares and accessories that i like…and the stationery! i think i’ll pick up at least one scarf, the shaker/martini glass/tumbler set, the pillows, the frame, the set of art prints, and some stationery. what’s everyone getting?
the collection hits stores september 13th…this will be a popular one.
with harry potter & the deathly hallows part 2 opening in just a week and some change (squeal!), college fashion put together a beauty post inspired by the 4 different hogwarts houses.
and a couple from the characters:
for explanations of how to effectively capture “the look”, check out their post. they’ve also done some harry potter-inspired fashion posts before:
this will help me think of what to wear when i go to that harry potter tribute art exhibition (yes, i’m going! i don’t care!). i won’t be wearing a costume although it will probably be relatively easy for me to pass as cho chang. especially since i like blue, ravenclaw, and those shoes in the formal look are a knock-off of the christian louboutin canon 140’s i’ve been lusting after.
i think i would’ve liked to be in ravenclaw out of all the houses even though our heroes are all in gryffindor. my favorite characters were sirius black (gryffindor) and severus snape (slytherin). i can’t wait until i’m done with all this bschool nonsense so i can get down to what really matters–reading harry potter again.
too faced cosmetics is having their semi-annual vintage super sale, which ends 3/20 so you better hurry! i have heard rave reviews for their eye shadow primer, which is included in their pink carpet survival kit for $30. and every order has free samples!