Nine novelties to pick up this week

Curated by Lily Templeton & Matthew Yarborough

Fall means a rash of novelty and nothing says “back to school” as a schedule full of new exhibitions and a grab bag of beauty products. Narcisse Magazine’s ICONS Issue isn’t the only thing launching this week!

Oribe is a name that has long been associated with top of the line hair care, and beauty and hair lovers alike have now another product from the brand to add to their ‘favorites’ list. The Gold Lust Dry Shampoo features an antioxidant-rich formulation guaranteed to keep your day-after locks fresher longer.

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo,

Posh doesn’t even begin to describe one of this month’s most highly anticipated product launches. Victoria Beckham’s capsule collection for beauty giant Estee Lauder is available in-stores and online as of 13 September. In addition to bronzers, lipsticks and eye shadow palettes, the collection features Beckham’s Morning Aura — an illuminating moisturizer that promises to tighten and firm while giving your skin a beautiful morning glow.

Victoria Beckham for Estee

Art lovers in New York would be remiss to miss 101-year old Cuban American abstract artist Carmen Herrera’s retrospective at the Whitney, which opens on 16 September. The retrospective features about 50 works from 1948 to 1978, the first half of the artist’s career — an interesting choice, considering Herrera reportedly sold her first painting at age 89. The exhibition runs until 2 January 2017.

“Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight” 16 September 2016 to 2 January 2017. Whitney Museum of American Art,

New York’s famous Guggenheim Museum has just installed their newest piece as a way to attract visitors to the museum — a toilet. Though, to be clear, this isn’t just any lavatory. The toilet in question was cast in solid 18k gold, and designed by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. Now anyone can relieve themselves like royalty, as it is fully functional and open for public use.

Guggenheim Golden Toilet, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave, 212-423-3500,

This is not an exhibition… Except that it is, and it’s one you shouldn’t miss. La Trahison des Images (The Treachery of Images), is the first major retrospective of René Magritte’s oeuvre at the Centre Pompidou since 1979. With a soft opening on 18 September, the exhibition opens to the public on 21 September, and focuses on five major themes of the artist’s work — fire, shadows, words, curtains and fragmented imagery.

“Magritte: La trahison des images” 21 September 2016 to 23 January 2017.
Centre Pompidou,

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, chances are you’ve heard of Herbivore Botanicals. This month, the cult-favorite beauty brand is expanding its retail presence by launching in Sephora stores and online on at Be sure to check out one of Herbivore Botanicals’ plant-based face oils that beauty insiders can’t seem to get enough of.


Marc Jacobs has never been one to shy away from controversy — his Spring 2017 show being no exception. While it’s the dreadlocks making headlines, the real story is the new batch of nail polishes used on models for the show. As they were immediately available on following the show, the creamy pearlescent shades ranging from gray to pale apricot and lavender sold out in hours, though a restock is expected soon.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Limited Edition Nail Lacquer,

Last week, Estee Lauder’s recently launched digital-only venture Flirt Cosmetics launched their first product aimed at making beauty lovers’ lives easier. The Flashes lash applicator is a small device that comes preloaded with individual “lash buds” (44 to be exact), which makes going from ho-hum to va-va-voom a piece of cake. And the fact that the brand brought together Donald Robertson and Amber Rose is just the icing on that cake.

Flirt Cosmetics Flashes,

From a kimono sleeve, a handful of dust turns into a puff of purity as the fragrant zukoh incense mixes with the air. In Kimonanthe, the latest addition to its now-coveted 34 collection, Diptyque has a classic in the making. Created by Fabrice Pellegrin, this mystical incense note echoes the fulgurant osmanthus, a delicate white bloom with a captivating and fleeting scent. The result? A delectable blend meant to play with the skin.

Kimonanthe Eau de Parfum, Collection 34,