{ the glamourai } for schick

today i am so excited to tell you all about my latest collaboration (and most unique creative challenge to date): the glamourai for schick intuition!!

a few months ago, schick approached me about designing limited edition skins for their super-luxe intuition naturals razor. at first, i feared this was too far outside of my purview ~ i am certainly comfortable designing clothes and accessories, but product design on this scale is another story entirely. then, i remembered an inspirational quote from olivier theyskens, who said (of his move from luxury houses like rochas and nina ricci to the far more affordable theory), that he felt capable of designing anything from a glass to a cellphone. i thought (with arguably unearned arrogance): well then, so can i! from there, it occurred to me that nearly every person who reads this blog probably uses a razor ~ and wouldn’t we all like to have the prettiest one possible? that’s when i started getting really excited about this endeavor, accepted schick‘s challenge, and got right to work.
{ above: the glamourai for schick intuition naturals // from left to right: le love, le plume & le fleur }

i loved the curvaceous shape of the intuition razor ~ it reminded me of the fluid lines of art nouveau, as seen through a pop-art lens. so i dug into my library and pulled out my favorite biba book. after all, biba set the standard for pop nouveau in the sixites and seventies, blending fashion, decor, and bold product design to create an all-encompassing lifestyle juggernaut ~ and i think their attitude and aesthetic are still as fresh as ever.

my inspirational starting place established, i holed myself up in the studio and sketched my way through an entire night, coming up with dozens of ideas by sunrise. i couldn’t believe how much fun i was having, imagining ways to fill the razor’s hourglass shape with color and pattern and drama!! i wore out several pens (and fingers!) in the process, in the end submitting my top 12 favorites to my friends at schick, who in turn selected their top 3:


now i want to hear what YOU think! head over to schick intuition‘s facebook page to let us know which design you like best (voting will remain open until friday, may 27th). the winning style will be put into production for spring 2012 ~ then sold in thousands of shops around the world!


best of all, everyone who votes will be entered to win one of three prize packs, containing my personally selected summer essentials: a diane von furstenburg beach tote, missoni towel, karen walker sunnies (the same style i wore HERE), versace silk scarf (wear it as a turban!), and schick intuition naturals razor. bonne chance everybody ~ i can’t wait to see which one wins!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    NOOO freakin way. that is OUT OF CONTROL. way too cool. you seize to amaze me!! congratulations.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08987425534758163598 AJ TAYLOR

    Congratulations girl. This is beyond amazing. well done. and the designs are A-MA-ZING!!!

    http://myafricancloset.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205766487543917063 kileen

    wow, what a super cool opportunity!! i love these designs and it was really interesting to learn more about the inspiration behind each one too!

    cute & little

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03759330980365832734 Betsy

    Fabulous – amazing!!!

  • https://profiles.google.com/115551949030520385861 Francia S

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  • https://profiles.google.com/115551949030520385861 Francia S

    Wow, congratulations!!! That's cool indeed! I love all of them, but especially the very first one on the first pic :)
    I will sure get one as soon as I see them out there!
    http://stylishpoint.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07595225865041692066 Caddy

    I love you design inspiration and the final outcome is GREAT!! Congratulations on your collaboration! VERY COOL!!! :D

  • http://any2ndnow.com Any Second Now

    That's so awesome Kelly! Your designs are fresh and very cool. I chose Le Love. I hope I win the sweepstakes and congrats again! :)

    xoxo

    Cyrillynn @ any2ndnow.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09496397431390023682 Maria

    I love this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01695069680470033086 Katherine

    Such an amazing opportunity and love all the inspiration behind the designs :)

  • http://afteronesfancy.com after one’s fancy

    Looooove… so exciting! ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15825578716168335522 Nikki

    This is amazing! Congratulations!

    http://www.cositabella.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09745311400371517940 Babo in the City!

    I mean… WHAT??? This is soooo cool Kelly! I am so happy for you!!!! Will submit my vote shortly…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07354986530807675597 Magatha-May

    congratulations – le fleur is my favourite but unfortunately I can't vote (outside the US). All three designs are amazing looking though, well done.

  • http://fashionslap.blogspot.com kate

    I like the middle one haha. I'm stick a fan on the Shick one with the double sided razor whose name a can't remember though so doubt I'll get this one still very cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16183388014762196636 Amber’s Notebook

    those are radical! Voting now!
    Oh and congratulations!
    Amber's Notebook

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03998347342977522406 Sara

    Congratulations, but! how sustainable are these products? Disposable razors? I use a beautiful vintage safety razor, designed to be elegant and simple but to last. The blades are cheap and recyclable. I think there has to be a line drawn somewhere. At a certain point we're not celebrating beautiful things we're just indulging in needless production and consumerism.

    (and it's pretty heteronormative to assume everyone who reads this blog uses a razor anyway)

    Regardless, a neat opportunity and if there's got to be a lot of stuff in the world it's smart of companies to involve artists, even if they're just capitalizing off of a certain trend or lifestyle.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12167213309697759280 Lily

    Congratulations !! That is amazing. I love the Le Plume.

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • Tina B

    these are so awesome I have to go w/the hearts hands down hard to pick between the others since they are all GREAT thank you for allowing us to help make the decision

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00896638834590707229 Miss Molly

    That is awesome! Congrats!

    http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04584180305177720510 Laura Burtis

    LOVE them!! They are all so cute!! Le Love is my fave :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09159219070315914684 Melanie

    Oh my goodness.. this is BEYOND AMAZING. How very cool! I'm so blown away by all of the amazing things you get to do (deservedly!). I love all of the designs, though sadly I've had this razor before and wasn't a fan, haha. Congratulations!!

    xx, Melanie
    LightsSoBright

  • Anonymous

    AWESOME,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01479680957011473416 HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL

    oh, my, you are such an inspiration to me :))) congrats! i love them all, but i think i will vote for le fleur because it sounds like my name!

  • Anonymous

    Very cool!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10927440750190613272 Sandy Joe

    Definitely the first one, it has a very art nouveau vibe! lovely!

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10760985659366357027 DY

    Wow, that's pretty awesome. I'm not a woman but I do follow your blog and think this is a pretty bad ass colabo.

    http://sweet-bang.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13678937953382560659 Jody-Ann

    This is awesome! Love the one with the little yellow flowers :-)

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12179735787076357103 *sunday*

    thats awesome! – congrats. good to see a variety of brands getting involved with the blogging world

    stateofsunday.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07914936057158550193 Milda

    that really is outside of your usual comfort zone, but i think you've done a great job and really brought in your vibe into such an everyday object

  • http://beatniq.net Brandi

    This is awesome! I love le love!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18215842515178057844 Revital

    cool collaboration! good luck sweetie!

    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

  • Brie

    Le Love is really cool.

    And as for the question of sustainability, I believe the Intuition razors have disposable blades that are recyclable.

  • Brie

    more info on the recycling!

    http://www.schick.com/ca/en/intuition.shtml

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16957736816175251327 Elizabeth

    oooo how exciting! these designs are beautiful, i like le plume the best. congratulations!

    http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15911997357897735623 Kathleen, Sarah, and Kertney

    How fun! Love your designs!

    Sarah

    http://www.iwishforcourage.com

  • https://www.acozykitchen.com Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen

    This is all sorts of amazing. The le plume design is my favorite for sure. Congrats!!

  • http://www.doorknobsanddaiquiris.com Doorknobs And Daiquiris

    Your talent seems limitless and I am truly inspired!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    congrats the designs are so adorable!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06196150581187801328 Ambyr

    What an awesome opportunity! Love your sketches!!
    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17735418535822055198 bourgeois girl

    love your blog!!

    im doing an amazing give away right now!! including $100 worth of MAC gift cards… all you have to do is subscribe to my blog and youre automatically entered, check it out!

    http://www.cestbourgeois.blogspot.com

  • http://www.justagirl05.com elena

    Lol! This is so strange, but awesome at the same time. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Your blog used to be interesting when it was about your personal style, but you have become a corporate shill these days. Advertising products is now what you do best.
    Sad to see.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04757675881954316915 CORIEE.com

    Hey! I really like your scarf.

    http://www.corieeblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09461085609523518578 Natasha Negovanlis

    I love the designs and your essential summer tote! But, the contest isn't open to us Canadians! I weep.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16003177905909914246 Lilly

    Congratulations on this awesome project, Kelly! I like le plume the most but was really happy to read that your referred to Biba for inspiration for designing le love! I actually met Barbara Hulanicki at an event she sort of hosted during Sleepless Night a couple of years ago, she's still cool! Let us know which design wins!! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01804442655069145819 Jeanee

    voted!

  • here we go…

    What is going on? I agree with Sara.
    The commercial industry is leading bloggers on just to capitalize. not to mention giving people a false idea that they can get 'rich and famous' on the internet too. These look like any product you could get at Target. People buying razors to trim their pubes are going to give a flip about this blog or that you spent hours sketching what looks like a cheap window decal. I hope they paid you a boat load to do this because i see no benefit otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    I love all of the 'collaborations' and 'projects' bloggers do now. where is the talent…someone else makes the clothes you consume, someone else takes your picture, and you sign on the line when someone else hands you a ready-made 'project'. i'm in the wrong racket.

  • WIDIA

    wow you're simply amazing and multi talented.
    go girl! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00148027989207564354 Juliet

    I think they all look great and you did a great job!

    Juliet xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14694545245569848887 Allie

    The design of Le Plume is amazing! :D

  • Stella Mayfair

    while i like your sketches and the original content on your blog very much, i also have to second those who referenced "selling out doing those cooperations".
    it's always just MOREMOREMORE money for the bigwigs, using you and other bloggers of recognition to promote buying heaps and heaps of their stuff.

    i hope they pay you handsomely.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10343195829506223682 Carolyn

    Congrats! Love your design, it's so fun!

    Homeowner Insurance

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    love all your designs :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • http://timetochange.over-blog.com/article-analyze-this-ultra-correction-lift-de-chanel-74122849.html Change Paris

    Wow Kelly, it is amazing! I love all of them! Congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12943036234248059075 Seventh Of July

    That's awesome! They look great.

    http://seventhofjuly.blogspot.com/

  • Diane Lilleg

    I love all the designs–beautiful! But I vote for "le fleur"–very 60's!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207083711507978637 Eugenia Woods

    Wow! How cool is that! Love this post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06665132173965244676 Kana-chan

    Amazing! Who knew a razor could be beautiful? YOU!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10525615914378528620 Tallulah Doll

    Glamourai those are amazing! Very bohemian chic and my fave is the 'fleurs' one. It definitely reminds me of Anna Sui with a twist. Good for you, for being able to add haute couture to a commodity!

    Kudos!
    Tallulah Doll
    http://www.tallulahdoll.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08920935460369337595 meisha moo

    Congrats!!!! I love the designs…and your fearlessness. Keep pushing hard!!!

  • Anonymous

    I like the heart one the most! Great designs and great inspiration to go with the art nouveau! I like the plume pattern the most but wasn't a huge fan of the orange and light green color combo.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06294912745164430289 Drew {Coral Cafe}

    such a cute idea!! Voted for the green heart one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01642069097772393748 Shasie

    So cool! Love the designs!
    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

  • Kerissa

    Wow, how ugly….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06681284541885288937 pinkmate

    your designs are great!!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.ragsandredbottoms.com Sonia Baines

    You are ultimatley one of my favorite bloggers and you inspire me everday!! Im so glad that I have become a follower.

  • Karen Tigue

    Karen Tigue I love the LeFluel the handle with the flowers on it.I think is so cool, I can't wait to get it.

  • Anonymous

    I like your blog very much, Kelly, but will have to agree with the minority here: This leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

    I can't articulate how strange a feeling it is to see this–and to read peoples' excitment in regard to it.

    So I'll just leave it there. And kindly remind you that I do enjoy your blog–but didn't appreciate the messaging here. You're talented, no doubt, and I feel a bit sad for you that you have sunk to this level.

    Bring it back up. And we, the strangely small minority, can do our best to put this behind us.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Kelly,

    I wonder if anyone has pointed out that "plume" and "fleur" are feminine nouns, and therefor should be referred to as "la plume" and "la fleur"?

    I get that these are supposed to be fun titles (le love!) but it really bugs me when words from other languages are swiped for their exotic-ness and no one bothers to understand their use properly. I can tell you that to a native French speaker the error is glaring and to me kinda reeks of unprofessionalism, and lazy French fetishism.

    It's probably too late, but I wish that before these go into mass production they could be renamed! Put your name on a better thought-out, professional product.

  • Friendly Francophone

    I love "le plume," though I'd definitely rename it "la plume" to be grammatically correct. "Le" is not only the incorrect article, it's also masculine, which doesn't have any place on a product marketed exclusively toward women.

    Ditto "le fleur" if it wins – it should also be "la fleur."

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