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Beauty as Accessory

By Wendy Rodewald-Sulz / November 2, 2011


Any beauty savant worth her salt knows that a red lip or a statement manicure can transform an entire outfit. Now three recent launches are taking that idea a step further by pairing beauty products with specially designed accessories.

Last night, Victoria’s Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton donned their wings for the dual launch of the brand’s new Angel fragrance and all-new Dream Angels bra collection. Both the scent (a blend of “heavenly notes of sparkling plum, sheer violet and amber accented with a touch of pink pepper, musk and agarwood”) and the bras are debuting in a new commercial that proclaims, “The new Angels have landed. And they brought their own fragrance.” A smart pairing for holiday, no?

Meanwhile, Juicy Couture is bundling beauty and fashion in this year’s holiday offerings, too. The brand has tapped nail polish queen Deborah Lippmann and makeup artist Troy Surratt to create Juicy-exclusive shades of lacquer and lip gloss. While the products are sold in just-beauty sets, too, the standouts of the collection are the cosmetics-accessory pairings: a Nail Polish & Handwarmer Set featuring blinged out, fingerless mitts (all the better to show off a manicure) and a Snow Globe Charm Lip Gloss wand that gives makeup a spot on the brand’s ubiquitous charm bracelets.

And once gifting season wraps, Nine West’s first fragrance, Love Fury, will debut in January 2012. Not only does the stiletto-capped bottle evoke the brand’s affordably trendy heels, but a specially designed Love Fury-branded pump will launch alongside the new juice. Because what accessorizes an outfit better than sexy heels and a sensuous scent?