read the news // live the culture

Cosmetics à la carte celebrates its 40th anniversary

  Wednesday 22nd May 2013

World-renowned cosmetics brand Cosmetics à la carte has launched a stunning exhibition to showcase the brand’s history in order to celebrate the brand’s success over the past 40 years. This colourful exhibition takes place in the social hub of Shoreditch and The Upcoming was lucky enough to be invited to its private viewing last night. With champagne flowing all evening, and guests being showered with goodies, the brand’s success is clearly evident.IMG_6364 copy

This classy event was curated by the respected Ryan Lanji who, along with a team of talented workers, displayed the company’s history in innovative ways. A popular favourite of the showcase was an illustrated timeline on the wall which included all of the company’s key moments. These key moments highlighted how Cosmetics à la carte has provided make-up for some of the most influential women such as Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor and Lady Gaga. IMG_6549 copy

Ryan Lanji really brings the history of the brand alive, with make-up stations where you can test out the products and video screens showing make-up tutorials. As well as these displays the exhibition is full of fashion illustrations, newspaper clippings and photography. One of our favourite displays was the sculptures by Alex Noble which were inspired by iconic fashion images and they truly are a must-see for fashion and beauty lovers.IMG_6493 copy

This exhibition highlights the very best of à la carte and it leaves us wondering what the next 40 years will bring for this ever-growing brand.


Katie Marie Clarke

If you are interested in visiting the exhibition or want to view the brand’s products, click here.


More about the author

Share this story

  • Pin It
  • Share on Google+
  • Reddit
  • Stumble
  • LinkedIn

Latest related

How to be like an action hero
How to be like an action hero

Okay. Not everyone can make a big career in Hollywood, but you don’t have to be a big-name star to be like one. [read more]

Sweeney Todd at Twickenham | Theatre Review
Sweeney Todd at Twickenham

Who hasn’t heard of Sweeney Todd, the devastatingly dark character who first appeared in the Victorian penny blood [read more]

She Stoops To Conquer at the Rose | Theatre review
She Stoops To Conquer at the Rose

On the Rose’s huge stage is a set like an antique hunting lodge: the heads of stags and boars are mounted on the [read more]

Brazouka at New Wimbledon| Theatre review
Brazouka at New Wimbledon

New Wimbledon Theatre’s antique and decadent interior may seem a strange choice for what is supposed to be an [read more]

Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville | Theatre review
Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville

Forbidden Broadway has been mocking musical giants for over 30 years, since Gerard Alessandrini starting penning funny [read more]