NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 — The freshly made-over Beauty.com® site doesn’t miss a beat as they roll out the latest in their popular designer gift with purchase series. Starting tomorrow, the prestige cosmetics retailer taps the highly skilled designer duo behind label Costello Tagliapietra for their limited edition beauty bonus—The Vamp Cosmetic Bag. The silky clutch plays on lush autumnal trends with a dramatic print, clever foldout construction and an extra-large haul of prestige beauty samples. It will be available as a gift with a $100 Beauty.com purchase via www.Beauty.com/CTVamp while supplies last.
“We have been thinking a lot about the early history of Hollywood and its ideas of glamour, grace, femininity and elegance. Our cosmetic bag conjures the dressing rooms of Hedy Lamarr and Carol Lombard and modernizes it with a painted fur print and compartments for everything you will need for an overnighter or a weekend away.”—designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra.
The Vamp Bag has a value of more than $200 and arrives packed with the following deluxe samples:
- Ojon® color sustain® Color Revealing Shampoo
- TokyoMilk® Dark Tainted Love Perfume
- Laura Geller® Baked Body Frosting, Honey Glow
- bareMinerals® Flawless Definition Mascara
- Smashbox® Photo Finish® Hydrating Under Eye Primer
- Murad® Environmental Shield® Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
- Nick Chavez® Angel Drops with Argan Oil
- Stila® Stay All Day® 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm
- ARCONA® Reozone 40 Protect SPF 40
- DDF® Acne Control Treatment
- Peter Thomas Roth® Mega-Rich Body Wash or Lotion
- H2O Plus Marine Calm™ Hydrating Face Complex
- Fekkai Advanced® Brilliant Glossing Cream
- The Body Shop® Vitamin E Eye Cream
- Supersmile® Professional Whitening System
“We’re hot on the heels of our site redesign, but the designer gift with purchase is a perennial favorite that will go unchanged,” says Kathleen McNeill, president of Beauty.com, Inc. “It’s a great time to invite shoppers back to explore site features and recently added brands while offering a unique, highly valuable extra with their selections.”
As always, customers can still enjoy Beauty Perks like “Everyday Free Shipping,” 5% back on every purchase with drugstore.com dollars™**, the free sampling center and a shared online shopping cart with Beauty.com partner site,www.drugstore.com.
**Free standard shipping is available only on purchases of $25 or more, and does not apply to gift cards/certificates, bulk orders, or orders over 20 pounds. With drugstore.com dollars, customers receive a credit to their account equal to 5% of any eligible purchase. Customers cannot earn or apply drugstore.com dollars to, gift certificates, gift cards, discounts, free items, past purchase, or non-shipped, undeliverable or returned items. drugstore.com dollars cannot be redeemed for cash. These offers are not available on our partner sites such as Walgreens.com and Vision Direct.com
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About Costello Tagliapietra
Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Costello moved to New York during his teenage years and began his career in fashion, designing clothing for a variety of downtown actresses and musicians. In 1994, he met partner, New York native and Parson’s School of Design graduate, Robert Tagliapietra and together in 2004, they created Costello Tagliapietra. Spring 2005 marked the premier of the Costello Tagliapietra collection on the New York runways. The designers went on to win the 2005 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and presented their second well-received collection, of twenty-four looks, in which Style.com called “expertly executed”. Costello Tagliapietra were named finalists of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund both in 2005 and 2006 and in the summer of 2006 both designers were elected to the CFDA and in 2010 they were honored with the 2010 CFDA/Lexus Award.
Playing with the tension between fabric, drape and silhouette, the designers have created a unique vision that is both elegant and timeless and that borders on the couture in technique and process. Both Robert and Jeffrey were taught at an early age by their grandmothers, in the finer points of tailoring (both of whom, coincidentally, worked for Norman Norell in the 1960’s). The designers learned as children, couture techniques in patternmaking and construction and through their years of creating custom wardrobes for private clients, have honed their skills at designing the perfect fitting garment.
In 2012, Jeffrey and Robert introduced C&T Costello Tagliapietra. The designers describe their secondary collection as “a love letter to all the women that have craved greater accessibility to our brand”. The C&T collection can now be purchased at all Barneys CO-OP locations across the country and at The Bay in Canada as well as other specialty boutiques around the world.