Slim Pickings


We’ll admit to being more than a little obsessed with the late society photographer Slim Aarons. The colors, the people, the places, the emotion – we’re into it all. And so it came as no surprise that when Napoleon Perdis’ new color collection of Aarons inspired  looks hit our desks, our hearts skipped a jet-set beat. First, there’s the cosmetics case itself – a perfect turquoise in a travel ready shape, bearing one of the photography phenom’s most emblematic images – Poolside Gossip (above). Shot in 1970 at a Palm Springs getaway designed by modernist Richard Neutra, the photograph is one of Aaron’s most noted. It also sits in Napoleon’s Sydney home and inspired him to create a collection that celebrates the electric color palette of the 1970’s jet set, captured in Aarons’ work.

The collection itself screams summer and is our new go-to for sunkissed skin and playful eyes. Here’s the skinny…

SLIM AARONS GROUP SHOTChampagne Days Cream Highlighter

A multipurpose highlighter to add a flattering, creamy golden sheen to the skin

Matte Bronzer

The perfect pressed powder bronzer with a modern matte finish

Entitled Creme Lipstick

The ultimate nude lip.  Face Flattering and hydrating

$145, packaged in the limited edition travel case, at Neiman Marcus

Also available…

Three New Two-Faced Eyeliner Duos

High Society (Turquoise)
Privilege (Emerald)
Power (Chocolate)

$35 each, at Neiman Marcus

“I was immediately attracted to the aesthetic of Slim Aarons’ work – both for professional and personal reasons. As a makeup artist, I am constantly inspired by the electric intensity of the colors within each shot, even when specific details have been softened by distance and focus. And I have long been influenced by the concept of the aristocratic beauty he captured so skillfully. The women are so polished, yet there is an effortlessness to their look…casual, but almost unattainably so.” – Napoleon Perdis