Style news: Charlotte Olympia collaborates with Mac

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA COLLABORATES WITH MAC: Deep red matte lipstick Starlett Scarlet (left) and nail lacquer (right).
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA COLLABORATES WITH MAC: Deep red matte lipstick Starlett Scarlet (left) and nail lacquer (right). PHOTOS: MAC, MARKS & SPENCER
MARKS & SPENCER COLLABORATES WITH MODEL ALEXA CHUNG: Alexa Chung (above).
MARKS & SPENCER COLLABORATES WITH MODEL ALEXA CHUNG: Alexa Chung (above).
MARKS & SPENCER COLLABORATES WITH MODEL ALEXA CHUNG: Long-sleeved floral mini dress (above).
MARKS & SPENCER COLLABORATES WITH MODEL ALEXA CHUNG: Long-sleeved floral mini dress (above).

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA COLLABORATES WITH MAC

Known for her sophisticated designs often inspired by old Hollywood glamour, luxury shoes and accessories, designer Charlotte Olympia has lent her signature style to a make-up collection with MAC Cosmetics.

Inspired by pin-up girls and the silver screen sirens of the 1940s, the collection embodies all things feminine, glamorous and playful.

Highlights include a deep red matte lipstick Starlett Scarlet ($34) and a natural deep brown liquid eyeliner ($26).

The collection also has lip pencils ($40), nail lacquer ($26) and mascara ($36). It will be available at all MAC counters from tomorrow.


MARKS & SPENCER COLLABORATES WITH MODEL ALEXA CHUNG

British multinational retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has teamed up with British fashion model and presenter Alexa Chung to produce Archive By Alexa.

The collection, comprising 31 ready-to-wear items curated and hand-picked by Chung and the M&S design team, was inspired by pieces from the high-street retailer's archive.

The collection features reimagined designs from the 1940s to the 1980s. The Elsie dress ($129.90), for example, pays homage to the gingham mini dress of the same name from 1968, but with a more modern silhouette. There are also pieces such as a pleated grey maxi skirt ($119.90), a sharp trench coat ($169.90) and a long-sleeved floral mini dress ($149.90).

According to a press release by M&S, Archive by Alexa is the first in a sequence of collaborations with designers, brands and fashion icons the retailer has titled the "M&S &" series. In Singapore, the limited collection will be available exclusively at M&S Wheelock Place from April 14.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2016, with the headline 'Style news: Charlotte Olympia collaborates with Mac'. Print Edition | Subscribe