All about makeupThe newest zine (slang for...


All about makeup

The newest zine (slang for mini, one-subject magazine) is sure to please mascara and blush aficionados. It's Powder Puff, a compact, colorful booklet celebrating Max Factor makeup. The first issue out last month has true stories of application mishaps, the latest trends and tips on new beauty products and an interview with a makeup artist to the stars. For a free copy write Powder Puff, 1173-A Second Ave., Suite 234, New York, N.Y. 10021.

Now that designers are turning back to the '80s for inspiration, those flashy, open-toed pumps we threw out a decade ago are turning up again in the most fashionable circles. Yes, Candies are back. Trendsetters Betsy Johnson, Anna Sui, Nicole Miller and Vivienne Tam have each created a new take on the slide. Candies Designer Collection carries their creations, which sell for $75 to $150. The original Candies, in all their bright, tacky glory, can be found alongside the new, updated collection, at area department stores for $35 a pair. If you're one of Maryland's undiscovered clothes designers, here's your chance. Creative Events by Marlowe, a Baltimore-based company, is sponsoring a competition for Mid-Atlantic- region designers at a fashion show May 17 at the Palladium Center on Liberty Heights Avenue. The winning artist will receive $1000. Those interested in showing off their best creations should call 410-499-2991 by April 19.

Sweet-smelling art

Chanel fragrance counters may start looking like a modern-art exhibit this spring. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Chanel No. 5's release in 1921, the company has repackaged the classic perfume in the artwork of Andy Warhol. The late iconoclastic artist painted the images of the square perfume bottle in the '80s in much the same manner as he painted his famous Marilyn Monroe faces and Campbell's soup cans. This spring and summer, the bright images will be splashed across fragrance counters and magazines, as the basis of the fragrance line's advertising and sales campaign.

The metallic shades that dominated fashionable fall and winter wardrobes last year shine through in spring wear. Gold and silver are still the hottest colors. Spring runways gleamed with them.The latest metallic ensembles come in lightweight fabrics, like Escada's silk shantung slim trouser with matching beaded jacket shown here.

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