Sunday, October 25, 2009

Everything's Coming up Roses

There's been a rose craze recently that's been sweeping the beauty and fashion world. Vogue just featured a wonderful article about unusual products incorporating the romantic flower (check out the By Terry blush made from crushed petals). It seems that rose is having a rebirth of sorts and has finally burst forth from its cliche as old-fashioned and boring. New rose incarnations in both beauty and style are decidedly fresh and youthful. Below are my three favorite rose-inspired items for autumn:

1.) Le Labo Rose 31 Detergent by The Laundress: This luscious rendition of a rose scent for your clothing and linens is a true aphrodisiac (men love it), yet it's never cloying or heavy-handed (you won't offend anyone on the subway). It's the scentsual equivalent of Amy Adams' character in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day: a touch light and frothy but endlessly charming and elegant. (Get it at

2.) Aris Geldis Swarovski Bracelet in Rose: This stunning bracelet (the photo doesn't do it justice) is the perfect blush hue for autumn. Remarkably glimmery and so Marilyn Monroe, it will make you feel like you're wearing a wrist-full of pink diamonds without the outrageous price tag. (Get it at

3.) Boudicca Purse in Digital Floral: On Fashion's Night Out I enjoyed a glass of white wine at the Elizabeth Charles Boutique in the Meatpacking District and simultaneously fell in love with this purse. The rose pattern is stunning in a dark and muted palette that feels completely sophisticated. There is also a diaphanous scarf with the same print. (Get it at

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