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Now Online: April 2015
Welcome to our fourth annual Bad Girl’s Guide to Beauty. I think Donatella Versace sums up its popularity when she says, “Everything I do is about sex appeal. Everyone wants to feel sexy and wanted. That is the one thing I’ve learned throughout my career: sex appeal is universal.” And I’ve come to learn that every woman has a little “bad girl” inside her too. It might be as subtle as a sexy fragrance or a slight flick of the eyeliner. Or it can be as dramatic as Lloyd Simmond’s latest beauty creations for YSL, which are drop-dead gorgeous. Bad girl beauty is a lot of fun. MAC Cosmetics has been proving this for years.
In the past, we’ve focused on makeup. But fragrance is equally important when it comes to seduction. Givenchy’s Paris-based fragrance expert Françoise Donche agrees. When I asked her recently what is the sexiest note in perfumery, she smiled and said, “Jasmine. It comes out of the bottle and starts performing like an exotic dancer.” We tell her remarkable story this month along with featuring Hollywood icon and confirmed bad girl, Joan Crawford – who, by the way, has become the hottest muse in New York fashion lately. I hope you enjoy this issue.
Dave Lackie, editor
BEAUTY the Guide magazine