The Sephora Glossy: Interview with Jeweler Alexis Bittar

We chat with the celebrated jeweler on his limited-edition collection with our very own SEPHORA COLLECTION.

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This holiday season, SEPHORA COLLECTION teams up with famed jeweler Alexis Bittar to present Liquid Gold: a decadent three-piece lineup of gilded keepsakes, featuring the Beauty Brush Set + Stand, Beauty Brush + Travel Wrap, and Compact Mirror. “I am personally a huge fan of Alexis Bittar—his designs are beautiful, unique, and often unexpected,” says Elizabeth Hayes, SEPHORA COLLECTION Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager. “This is one of the most elevated product offerings we have ever launched and it was an opportunity to surprise and delight our client with something exciting.” The Sephora Glossy caught up with the Brooklyn-born Bittar to learn more his love of jewelry and the Sephora-exclusive precious pieces. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen on Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume Oil

The Sephora Glossy gets the story on the sensorial new way to experience euphoria from the designer duo.

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From glow-inducing face elixirs to ultra-hydrating cleansing formats, oils have become a staple in the modern beauty routine. Now, inspired by their own love of luxurious oils, Elizabeth and James designers Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen introduce their very first perfume oils in the beloved Nirvana Black and Nirvana White scents. Whether you switch up the scent depending on your mood like Ashley or mix and layer the oils like Mary-Kate, incorporating oil into your fragrance wardrobe just got easier. We caught up with the trendsetting style icons to get the scoop straight from the source. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: My Burberry Eau de Parfum

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Discover the quintessentially British inspiration behind the brand’s latest scent.

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Burberry is practically synonymous with the trench coat. Patented by Thomas Burberry in 1912, the brand continues to be inspired by the classic coat intrinsically linked to the famed London rain. “My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand: in scent, in design, and in attitude,” says Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey. “[It’s] a fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way,” he says. Here, we dissect the dreamy perfume crafted after the timeless British staple. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Pharrell Williams’s Debut Scent GIRL is Coming

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Meet the modern fragrance for girls and boys.

Created by the influential musician and the fragrance division of avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garçons, this bold eau de parfum featuring neroli, iris, and sandalwood captures the one-of-a-kind beat of music and fashion’s finest.

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The Sephora Glossy: Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your Skills

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Find out how to up your eyeliner game with these insider tips and tricks.

This season, draw forth and conquer liner with confidence. Consider these five pro tips the liner notes for a fall filled with limitless looks. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Seasonal Skincare Solves

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Discover how to boost your beauty regimen for a fall of flawlessness.

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“Fall is a time when you really need to pay attention to your skin’s needs,” says senior brand strategist Jamie Anderson. “Given the weather can be so erratic—cool one day, hot the next—it’s really a ‘shoulder’ season that requires you to have flexibility in your routine. That’s why it’s the perfect time of year to incorporate ‘booster’ products, like beauty oils, essences and masks, so that day to day you can adjust as necessary.” Read on to learn how to customize your daily skincare set to suit the season. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Textured Hair Trends

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Bumble and bumble shows us four ways to wear fall’s most wanted, most wearable style.

Windblown waves may be the unofficial hairstyle of summer, but mermaid twists, beachy body, tousled ponytails, and more are moving into the fall, thanks to products that provide year-round texture. Check out these effortless tutorials straight from Bumble and bumble to amp up texture, no matter the season.  RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: The New School of Beauty Supplies

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Revamp your beauty bag with the hottest essentials of the season.

Moisture-maximizing hand creams? Check. Toning facial mists? Check. From velvety matte lip crayons to the blackest black mascara, discover the most wanted must-haves we’re falling for this season. Read on to learn how these covetable favorites are the perfect upgrades for your autumn beauty routine. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

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ZOOM IN: LAURA MERCIER SMOOTH FINISH FLAWLESS FLUIDE

We get the story on the innovative, second-skin foundation straight from the complexion connoisseur herself.

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If a perfect canvas is the key to a masterpiece, Laura Mercier’s new Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide foundation is the first step towards a true work of art. “When the skin’s surface is soft, smooth, and fresh, everything that goes on it looks and feels better. It looks naturally flawless,” says painter-turned-makeup artist Mercier. “Then, anything else you apply—lips, cheeks, and eyes, also looks the best they can.” Here, we get an inside look at the essential base that delivers a polished, museum-worthy mug. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: Repetto The Perfume

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We discover the on-pointe inspiration behind the ballet brand’s first fragrance.

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When asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” practically every little girl I know says ballerina. With swan-like allure, enviable strength, and killer tulle tutus, they will forever be the epitome of poise and sophistication. Now, French ballet brand Repetto invites women of all ages to unleash their inner ballerina with its very first perfume. Known for the iconic, handcrafted footwear it created for the dancers of the Parisian opera and countless other pros, Repetto naturally drew inspiration for its debut fragrance from the regal realm of ballet. The resulting choreography of pear, rose, and vanilla embodies the everlasting charm and refinement of pirouettes, pliés, and more. Here, we get the scoop on the barre-raising scent from three insiders. RENEE TRILIVAS

THE PERFUMER: Olivier Polge
“The fragrance is created with a selection of luxurious raw materials, which ally tradition, know-how, and technicality,” says Perfumer Olivier Polge. “Rose was necessary for me, as it perfectly reflects the very feminine identity of the brand with its pink color. I dressed it up with tender and delicate notes of pear, cherry blossom, and elegant inflexions of orange flower in a graceful powdery dry-down of vanilla and ambery woods.”

THE CEO: Jean-Marc Gaucher
“For a few years now, we’ve been regularly contacted by companies wishing to develop our perfume, which I have always refused,” says Repetto CEO Jean-Marc Gaucher. “Today, our firm has acquired worldwide fame, and when I met the president of our now fragrance-house partner, we came up with the logical continuation of what a luxury brand can offer its consumers. We express ourselves within a unique territory of classical dance, and this speaks to every woman on the planet.”

THE PRIMA BALLERINA & FACE OF THE FRAGRANCE: Dorothée Gilbert
“This perfume transports us to a different world, inducing us to dream, to travel inside of ourselves, and to fly off to other destinations,” says Prima Ballerina Dorothée Gilbert. “It is complex, but gives the impression of simplicity. It’s rather similar to how it is for us in dance: technically complex, but with an impression of ease. Even the bottle is a symbolic representation of a dancer. It has sensual curves, a soft color, and is wrapped with a little satin ribbon like those on ballet shoes.”

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