By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
Double Your Beauty
Clarins’ innovative, next-generation Double Serum hydration and lipidic system is the French brand’s most powerful age-control concentrate ever.,
This amazing potion is actually two serums in one.
Packed with more than 20 anti-aging plant extracts — including turmeric from southern India (known for its hydrating and skin-renewing qualities) — Clarins Double Serum creates visibly smoother, firmer, more radiant skin in just seven days.
It also contains quinoa seed extract, cacao extract, banana fruit extract and kiwi extract.
Double Serum’s unique dual technology pump successfully combines the most powerful plant extracts (both water and oil-soluble) to ensure a perfect affinity with your complexion, providing exceptional anti-aging results by penetrating lipids to skin’s deepest levels, where skin cells originate.
Suitable for all skin types, including very sensitive skin, it goes further in decoding the language of youth to address all visible signs of skin aging, from dullness and sagging to wrinkles and discoloration.
The Yalálag Cross
Oro de Monte Albán, the Mexican, Oaxaca-based jewelry line, has added a new collection to its brand based on the traditional Sierra Oaxaqueña Cruz de Yalálag cross, developed by that region’s indigenous Zapotec community.
The ornate Yalálag Cross incorporates patterns of wild flowers and has become synonymous with Zapotec culture.
Whether worn for its cosmic, social, religious or aesthetic value, the Cruz de Yalálag has evolved to represent a key ethnic symbol of identity for Oaxaca’s Zapotecs.
The cross visualizes the Zapotec perception of a world with four corners and four directions, with the sun’s daily journey from east to west and the soul’s eternal quest for life from south to north.
The Cruz de Yalálag has three gems attached, symbolizing from left to right, the sun, the wind and the earth.
On its end, there are crosses suspended by hearts, representing mankind’s unity with God and discreetly conveying the wearer’s marital status.
The Oro de Monte Albán Yalálag Crosses are available in gold, silver and wood, and are each made by hand in Oaxaca by local artisans using traditional indigenous methods.
Oro de Monte Albán is the only jewelry company authorized by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) to replicate pre-Hispanic jewelry for sale nationwide.
The company’s line can be purchased at archaeological sites in Oaxaca and in Oro de Monte Albán boutiques in Oaxaca, Guanajuato and Mexico City, as well as on line at the brand’s website. http://www.oromontealban.com.
Wilderness at Sea
Dior’s new Cruise Collection for 2018, created by the brand’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, is inspired by vast expanses of wilderness.
Rich, earthy tones and primitive cave depictions take to the runway in this extraordinary collection, with long. flowing gowns embellished with intricate embroideries of beads, raffia, pompoms and sequins, plus plenty of pleats and feathered tulle.
Fringe detailing and geometric designs capture the raw, open beauty of nature’s bounty.
Rusty reds, muted mustard golds and lush cobalt blues add dimension to the soft grays, browns and beiges of the collection.
Patterns are diffused and reminiscent of rock formations.
The ready-to-wear collection is now available in Dior boutiques around the world, including at the Dior shop in Palacio de Hierro Polanco.