For a very limited time only, Cosmetics à La Carte is holding a fashionable and colourful exhibition in London, to celebrate their 40 year anniversary.
The company, founded by Lynne Sanders in 1973, creates bespoke and ready to wear cosmetics in their London lab and took its first steps through the colour vibrancy of the 70’s, moving past punk and androgyny in the 80’s and 90’s to reach the current natural glow trends. In times of re-invention, recycling and creativity, where pretty much anything goes, what will the future hold?
The exhibition takes you through the company’s history and highlights, including the first nude lipstick for Princess Diana to bubblegum gloss worn by Lady Gaga; and in the literally hot preview(it was quite busy and the gallery was quite warm!), all was accompanied by champagne, that helped me keep cool, canapés and delightful mini-cupcakes.
What really grabbed my attention was the wall art. Really pretty, especially their timeline. The four centre-piece busts were also very interesting, the Princess Diana inspired being my favourite. That feeling that fashion, art and beauty go hand in hand was a constant throughout.
In the goodie-bag, a lipstick, in an appropriately red shade called Vintage. And and the offer of a complimentary custom blend cosmetic to be redeemed at their Motcombe St boutique. Nice touch.
Colour and Culture: Celebrating 40 years of Cosmetics à La Carte is on until the 26th May 2013, at 50 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP, from 10am-6pm daily. If you are in London, add this to your bank holiday activities to-do list!