YSL, Chanel, Dior, Anna Sui, Armani...lately it seems like every luxe label has a make-up line to match its clothes. Now Calvin Klein is getting in on the action, with a make-up collection that will launch with a Christina Ricci-hosted party next Thursday in Milan. Designer mascara makes sense for the brands; it opens up the label to a new bracket of consumers who might be able to drop $25 on a lip gloss, but not $2500 on a shirt. It also seems intuitive that girls would be glad to buy make-up that might make them look a little more like Catherine McNeil on the Dior runway. Still, we're not sure that we buy into the designer make-up craze. While we have clothing from labels with make-up lines, we don't own a single tube of lipstick from any of them--we prefer to pick up ours from giftbags, which means it's mostly MAC. But our sister swears by her Chanel glossimers, and maybe we're missing out. So tell us: Is YSL's blush to Benefit's as Calvin Klein's dresses are to Banana Republic's? --ANNA FIELDING GRIGGS
Nothing Comes Between Kate Middleton and Her Calvins
While Kate Middleton was picking up summer dresses and silk blouses on her high street shopping spree the other day, she also picked up some lingerie. But not the Agent Provocateur super sexy wedding night kind. She bought some plain Calvin Klein bras--one in black one and one in boring. I mean nude. She also got a lacy thong on sale for just £3.90 and the Sun had the good taste to put a model in said thong "to give Prince William a sneak preview." Wasn't that thoughtful of them? Click through to see this hilarious piece of "service journalism." And the kinds of Calvin Klein bras Kate bought. They were a relative splurge for thifty Kate at £30 each. Next up, we'll be breathlessly reporting on Kate Middleton shopping for...socks! Not really, but sadly, maybe?