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Meet Burberry designer Christopher Bailey in L.A.

July 15, 2010 |  6:00 am

Christopher_bailey_portrait_2008_-_4 I caught up with Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey on Wednesday at a house above Sunset in Beverly Hills. As we sat outside in the afternoon heat and watched the ice cubes melt in our water glasses, my makeup stayed put, which is good news, because I was wearing Burberry's new cosmetics.

Bailey was in town to promote the line now hitting Nordstrom stores and, He hosted an English tea with L.A. flowers such as Rachel Zoe, Shiva Rose, Jayma Mays and Kate Bosworth. The cosmetics are all about achieving the natural look, for women "who want to accentuate what they have," says Bailey. In other words, no pancakes here.

The products come in metal packaging etched with Burberry check. The foundation is very sheer, in shades based on the iconic khaki trench coat. The blush and eyeshadow are translucent, too, in stormy crimsons, taupes, blues and grays.

More on Bailey in Sunday's Fashion Diary. Until then, you can meet him on Thursday when he'll be showing the fall ready-to-wear collection from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the boutique.

Burberry, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 550-4500.

-- Booth Moore

Photo: Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey

For the record, 8:59 a.m.: An earlier version of this post referred to Bailey as Burberry's creative director.