Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"$59 foundation, $30 lipstick and $44 rouge in gold-toned packaging"

Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics are a Procter & Gamble brand sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and no one involved seems the least bit ridiculous: "[Procter & Gamble VP] Mr. Strobel, dressed during a recent interview in Dolce & Gabbana jeans, jacket and gold-soled sneakers, said P&G's testing showed that consumers 'loved the experience.' Mr. Strobel personally tested the cosmetics, painting each of his fingernails a different color and trying the foundation and eye shadow. Lipstick is the collection's particular focus for Messrs. Dolce and Gabbana....Messrs. Dolce and Gabbana profess a passion for red lips, but they added orange....Mr. Gabbana said he would tolerate only the color of oranges from Sicily."


Suniverse said...

O.k., and here I am like a sucker without my gold soled sneakers.

I almost love when people are completely in their own bubble. It's like they are a pet.

Irene Done said...

"a pet" -- that's EXACTLY it!

You know, I was completely amused by the WSJ writers. They give us four info-packed, number-crunching paragraphs before they reveal that Mr Gabbana evidently has to be "supervised" during interviews. From that point on: wow. Everyone does come across like various breeds of toy dogs.