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11.21.15

X-RAY: KAREN WALKER FOR SEPHORA COLLECTION

X-RAY: KAREN WALKER FOR SEPHORA COLLECTION

We chat with the designer about her Sephora-exclusive collection.

If you think the word “quirky” is really a nice way to describe a frumpy sweater with cats stitched on it, we think you should become better acquainted with fashion designer Karen Walker. Her style is undeniably sophisticated and cool, but it also has a twang of peculiarity that strikes a chord with fashion-forward girls, season after season. Even she describes her aesthetic as “chic-meets-eccentric.” Now, us beauty lovers are joining the fan club. The New Zealand–based Walker has partnered with SEPHORA COLLECTION to create the exclusive Amber Craft Collection, featuring two gilded products perfect for the holiday season. The Sephora Glossy chatted with Walker to learn more about her six-piece makeup brush set and mirror compact. JESSICA VELEZ

 

THE BACKGROUND

“We’ve been working with Sephora for our New York Fashion Week shows for many seasons, and they’ve been wonderful creative partners, so it was a thrill to be invited to create a product with them.”

 

THE INSPIRATION

“It was inspired by the Amber Room in the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg.”

 

THE DESIGN

“We liked the mixture of amber and gold, and it talks back to our signature tortoiseshell and gold trim that we always use in our sunglasses. I like contrasting materials, and the way the gold and tortoiseshell play off each other really works for me. The filigree design we used has also been a signature in our ready-to-wear, eyewear, and jewelry, and it translates perfectly into these beauty accessories.”
 

THE HOLIDAY BEAUTY TIP

“Stick to one strong idea.”

 

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