Sunday, May 31, 2009
Christian Dior has a product, Skin Flash, which hides shadows, lines, and illuminates skin. It is similar to Yves St.Laurent's Touche Eclat another highlight pen, but it comes in more than one shade. Dior wanted to be an artist and opened a gallery, but turned to cosmetics after studying political science. A well rounded academic and creative genius brings special products to the line.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Guerlain has been a household staple in the cosmetics industry and dates back to the 1800's, but its' look has been updated. Guerlain Rouge G is a lipstick designed by an artist with a futuristic silver case designed by Lorenze Baume. It was promoted at a charity event at Bloomingdales recently with Hayley Bloomingdale , great great grand daughter, of Blommingdale's founder. Guerlain is taking an old concept and giving it a modern and sexy twist.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Essie's new North Fork Collection lets you match your nails to the color of the ocean. The beach and summertime theme compares to a child's delight with the Crayola crayon collection. Sag Harbor and Shelter Island are variations of the blue color spectrum. Greenport captures the green/turquoise hue as it reveals in the name. Each bottle sells for $8.
Monday, May 18, 2009
U2's Bono and Ali Heason founded a clothing and accessories line ,in 2005, to help sustain employment in Sub Saharan Africa.The company, Edun, is known for its graphic tees and eco and organic fashion style. There is an online outlet and community. They are taking a charitable and trendy approach to fashion. Bono has an edge over some lines because of his fame from the music industry.
Kate Moss is in the process of writing an autobiography , "The Complete Picture" of her life and modeling experiences. People always seem fascinated with the life of a celebrated model who expresses herself through photographs as compared to words. The book will reveal a side of herself that is more than skin deep.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Urban Decay has a shimmery body lotion that would make anyone want to go western. The product comes in a bright purple tube with gold lettering and adds a sparkle to skin. One can wear it on the beach or when dressed up for the evening to provide the perfect glow. It contains; chamomile, green tea oil extract, Vitamin E, and aloe vera. It has a flavor of milk and honey.
Cartier just turned 100. The world renowned jewelry house had a party in its' mansion recently to celebrate. Stars such as Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake attended the NYC gala. One of the most famous pieces was given recognition. It is a pearl and ruby necklace named "Peregrina". It was given to Queen Mary by a Spanish prince and then Bonaparte took possession , followed by a titled European. In 1969, Cartier acquired the famous jewel worn by Elizabeth Taylor and it is one of the many famed gems the House of Cartier celebrates.
Unconditional Love by Philosophy is a body emulsifying lotion that helps with dryness and moisturizes skin in a tender way. It contains olive and macademia nut oil, shea butter, and vitamins A and C. It also has a blackberry fragrance . It sells for $34, not too unconditional.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Victoria Secret has added another perfume line . This time it has different fragrances named silk, cashmere, satin, and lace. The notes in each are different as well. Clever concept to mix perfumes with the lingerie they carry. We are living in a material world?
Friday, May 15, 2009
Runner up for Miss USA , Carrie Prejean, was in the news because she was asked a question about gay marriage and spoke out against it. Now it turns out, the Miss USA company payed for her to have breast implants prior to the contest. She may have lost to Miss North Carolina, but she will be doing a commercial and is dating Olympic swimmer Micheal Phelps. There has been more controversy as to whether Miss USA was ethical in paying for her plastic surgery. Seems like there is some hypocrisy in the beauty business.
True Religion conjures up the image of a pair of jeans, but they have new fragrance with their brand name. It has both a bohemian- chic style and a classic aura. True Religion's image a s a leader in edgy apparel has now crossed over to fashion.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Chanel has come out to celebrate England's heritage by launching a compact with a British flag. The compact dusts on cream, gold and silver tones to give your complexion the glow of an English rose. This is available at Selfridge's department store this season.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Living Proof, the brainchild of an MIT professor, found a solution for frizzy hair through the process of physics. It is not considered the typically formulated beauty product. Sephora will be selling this , especially during the hot summer months.