Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beauty Breakdown: Beauty inspiration from Anthopologie

Good morning creative people!
Welcome to a Beauty morning with me, MaJo :) Every Thursday I'll delight you with gorgeously packed beauty products (and every now and then, I'll even throw you a beauty secret).

Anthropologie online store is always filled with beautiful inspirational images, so I decided to look around for some nice packed beauty products... and oh, what I found! 

The Anthropologie woman is very clear: romantic, with a vintage flair and a bit of a modern edge that not only shows through her fashion choices but also home decor and beauty product preferences; and this aesthetic is exactly what the packaging I found on their website revealed.

 Let's start with my favorite (above): I just love the vintage look of this perfume packed in an 'inkwell-inspired bottle' topped with a cute floral printed 'pincushion to enhance the air of Victorian-era romance'... how feminine and flirty is this? Wouldn't you love to have it on your boudoir? 

From the same collection, we find another ethereal floral fragrance and packaging: the delicate rose illustration and the Victorian tear catcher (below) remind me of the feminine and elegant women surrounded by flower fields in many of Monet's paintings

Happ & Stahns Perfumers Parfum Tear Catcher - image courtesy of Anthropologie

Below you can see two designs with floral motifs and royal garden influences, pastel palettes, and timeless style.

 Royal Apothic Hand Cream - image courtesy of Anthropologie

   Royal Apothic Mini Eau De Parfum - image courtesy of Anthropologie

Continuing with the regal influence, I chose these perfumes contained in antique apothecary-inspired vials. In spite of the simplicity of the design, I find the packaging very striking thanks to the clever use of color.

Now let's appreciate the intricacy of the pattern below created by rotating a beautiful and simple motif, and the overall elegance of the design thanks to the use of a monochromatic palette.

   Lido Soap - image courtesy of Anthropologie

The last three designs below, show more modern looks. 
Let's start with this gorgeous soap wrapping created by Portuguese artist Ana Romero: it reminds me of the powerful short strokes visible when getting closer to an impressionist painting. 

   Mistral Dauphine Soap - image courtesy of Anthropologie

Below a more graphic and abstract look of a floral print for a soap packaging... I like the idea of using a fabric pouch that can later be used for other beauty products. 

Savon Soap - image courtesy of Anthropologie

And finally, a soap bar felted with colorful wool for dual use: an original packaging design and re-usable exfoliator. How cool is that?

Fiat Luxe Felted Soap - image courtesy of Anthropologie

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read. See you next week with more inspiring designs. Have a great day, MaJo


  1. Such pretty stuff... makes me want to buy new perfume :)

  2. I purchased that pincushion perfume about 3 or 4 years ago, due to it's beautiful utilitarian packaging, the color "green" ...and the wonderful scent too! A rarity to find all this together in one product. Lovely post, thanks :-)


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