Compact glamour reigns in the land of the rising sun, courtesy of Vermeer and maverick designer Marcel Wanders
BY AMY BRADFORD
As well as heading up his own brand Moooi and designing for a raft of other international labels, Dutch talent Marcel Wanders is also art director of Japanese-born, Singapore-based beauty brand Cosme Decorte. He’s designed stores and a range of beauty products for the company in the Far East. This ornate new compact is called ‘The Muse and the Pearl’ and is inspired by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s 17th-century painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’. The compact itself is reminiscent of an oyster shell, while the powder inside contains real pearls and gold. We'd love for this decidedly opulent range to go global, but until then stick one in the post to us if you're passing through...