Life Beyond Lipstick, Tom Ford to Launch Full Cosmetics Line in September

How’s the old saying go? At first you succeed in lipstick, sell sell again? Such is the case with designer and occasional award-winning film director Tom Ford. Women’s Wear Daily reports that, following the success of a range of lipsticks baring the designer’s name, a larger line, featuring a full range of cosmetics and skincare products, will be released this September and will all, apparently, be as colorful as his lipsticks. Ford told WWD, “My intention was to do color cosmetics out of the gate, but not everyone else was convinced that I had a voice in color until the lipsticks started selling out again and again.” When asked why he himself appears in the print campaign for the new products, alongside model Lara Stone, he responded, “I’m not in the ads because I’m vain. A lot of people still don’t know who I am, and the product sells better with me in the ads.” By that logic, this writer fully expects to be called in for the next campaign, since no one knows who he is either. Granted, this writer is not anywhere capable of looking as handsome as Mr. Ford on even his worst days, and instead looks something akin to a boiled, pale fish, even when wearing something of the designer’s creation, but we can’t see how that in any way relates. We’ll be waiting patiently by the phone.