Michelle’s Musts: Tom Ford Lipstick, Jason Wu Candle, Jonathan Adler for Lacoste

Tom Ford Lipstick


My knees go weak for sexy packaging. And also for Tom Ford, both the man and his clothes (apologies to my husband). So, naturally, the next closest thing to heaven is slicking my new Tom Ford lipstick in a pout-perfect red stain onto my lips–courtesy of FTD’s amazing Senior Writer, C. Luu. When he handed it to me, I was so besotted that I thought I might possibly need a moment alone with my new lipstick.

There it was in all its glam glory, a sleek, white little vessel of beauty trimmed in gold–an instant modern classic, made even more breathtaking when the red hue emerged triumphantly from its silo. If I were one of the socialite fixtures pictured in Slim Aarons’ iconic 1960s Palm Springs photos, I would hold it casually in one one hand, gin and tonic in the other while I chatted poolside in my mod mid-Century Bertoia chair.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need a moment to myself…

Jason Wu for Nest FragrancesJASON WU FOR NEST CANDLE

Jason Wu’s flame just keeps getting hotter — literally. The designer with the hotly anticipated Target launch has just announced his candle collaboration with Laura Slatkin of Nest candles. The $48 candle, in a scent called Orchid Rain, is set to launch in April in luxury department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

I’m not sure which I’m more excited about: Wu for Target of Wu for Nest. I am told that I have a candle addiction (incidentally, by my dear friend who is in need of a pillow intervention), and Nest candles happens to be one my primary enablers. I give the limited-edition holiday scent to friends–and myself–every Christmas and it never fails to inspire squeals of delight.


My favorite purveyor of Happy Chic decorating and the iconic Jonathan_Adler_Limited_Edition_Lacoste_polo_shirt_with_needlepointed_crocodile_Tennis racket coversymbol of perfect prepdom unite for a collaboration of polo-style shirts and accessories, which include everything from tennis racquet covers to needlepoint pillows and cheeky Lacoste alligator pottery.

I plan on wearing this baby to my yearly pilgrimage to Palm Springs for the BNP Paribas tennis open at Indian Wells. And, of course, a stay at the Adler-decorated Parker Palm Springs hotel is de rigueur!  Fashion score for this collab: LOVE-LOVE!!


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Author:Michelle Dalton Tyree

Fashion Trends Daily is the brainchild of Michelle Dalton Tyree. She is the former West Coast Retail Editor for Women’s Wear Daily, Fashion Editor for The Japan Times, and founder of former L.A. luxury boutique Iconology. Michelle is frequently quoted about fashion retail trends in major media outlets such as NPR, KPCC, The Inside Source and the New York Times. She has developed content for many luxury brands and retailers and has written for Allure, Worth Global Style Network, Footwear News and other media outlets.