10 posts tagged "Aerin Lauder"
Aerin Lauder’s Aerin LLC, the lifestyle brand that Estée’s granddaughter announced last year, is in full swing and will debut its cosmetics component in August. “My goal was to create a line that was all about modern, effortless beauty,” she says of the initial primping offerings, which will include a cream-to-powder foundation that doubles as a concealer, bronzers, multi-use lip and cheek stains, a lip conditioner, a hand and body cream, a makeup bag, and a kit of brush essentials. [WWD]
So how do the nail polish wizards come up with clever names for their lacquers? “It takes six people eight hours to name 12 shades,” according to Suzi Weiss Fischmann, OPI’s creative director. There’s also usually some visual—or gastronomical—stimuli, as was the case with brainstorming the brand’s new Germany collection. “For this one we sat in a room and ate German food to get inspired.” [Independent]
“It’s really not always about working out. The most important thing is about what you eat,” Cindy Crawford once told Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton, thus kick-starting the catwalker’s protein-heavy, gluten-free diet (and bangin’ body). [Daily Mail]
Jury’s still out as far as who will win big at the FIFI awards on Monday, but one thing is for sure: With Jane Lynch as the evening’s emcee, the fragrance industry’s biggest night will be funny. [WWD]
Estée Lauder global ambassador, brand spokesperson, and style and image director Aerin Lauder is set to launch her own brand for the company, simply called Aerin. Encompassing fragrance and color cosmetics—the family’s specialty—Aerin will also come to include accessories and home accessories. “I had a dream of doing this as I was growing up,” Lauder says. “I am taking the chance to follow my dream.” [WWD]
Beauty has been quantified. According to a new study from economists at the University of Texas at Austin, being good-looking leads to more money and ultimately more happiness. [MSN]
Wanna know how beauty spokesperson Freida Pinto keeps her gorgeous caramel complexion so clear? Loads of L’Oréal cleansers and creams, obviously. Her other secret: fresh vegetable juices with coriander or pepper for spice. “The concoction makes my skin glow and is good for the digestive system too.” [Daily Record]
You’ve heard of the blood type diet; now, we bring you the blood type fragrance. Blood Concept launches this year with four unisex scents that feature metallic notes and the “actual smell of blood.” O is composed of thyme and raspberry; A includes notes of green garden, tomato leaves, and basil; B is more woody and spicy; and AB is a mineral composition of aldehydes, aluminum, and cedar wood. [Independent]
What makes an icon? “Confidence,” according to Constance Jablonski. “She’s the full package,” Joan Smalls chimed in when we encountered both models last night at the launch of an Estée Lauder campaign that aims to answer that question. “I’ve always loved simplicity; it’s timeless,” global creative director Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer explained of the new visual direction for the brand, which was lensed by Craig McDean and draws inspiration from Lauder’s seventies and eighties archives, putting current spokesmodels Hilary Rhoda, Liu Wen, Jablonski, and Smalls in white ensembles. When asked about her own personal icons, Lauder named a few: “Kate Moss has great style. And Gisele—I’m always intrigued when I see pictures of her.” Lauder’s grandmother, Estée, is of course at the top of her list. The brand founder’s indelible quote, “Every woman can be beautiful,” was blown up and plastered alongside each and every ad image.
The task of painting the faces of Lauder’s icons-in-the-making went to the brand’s creative director of makeup, Tom Pecheux. “You have to pay attention not just to the face, but to the character,” Pecheux said of crafting iconic makeup. “Liu Wen is so playful; that’s why I gave her that eyeliner,” he explained, pointing out the elongated black flick Wen wears in her portrait. “Constance for me, she has that innocence,” Pecheux continued, which translated to a lot of mascara and brown eye shadow mixed with black, “so it’s not so dramatic” in print. As for Rhoda, Pecheux saw beyond her signature sporty glamour and instead chose to focus on a delicate, romantic femininity. “I can see her fragility,” he said explaining his use of rosy pigments and powders. The pictures officially hit Estée Lauder counters beginning in July, but we’ve got a preview right here. Thoughts on the new campaign?
A backlash on the proposed Botax could mean an increase in medical tourism. Brazil is lovely this time of year… [NYT]
Apple has conquered the tech market, and now it’s looking to cash in on one of the more lucrative partnerships the business world has to offer with a series of cosmetics-related iPhone apps. Aerin Lauder, Steve Jobs is on line one. [NYT]
Turns out, kangaroos are more than just comical, pouch-having animals here for our amusement. The way the marsupials repair their own DNA could be the key to preventing skin cancer, according to a new study. Hippity-hoppity! [Reuters]
The stem-cell boob job: Another reason to pen that letter you’ve been meaning to send to your Congressman. [Daily Mail]
Eyebrows are the window to your face and can apparently reveal a whole lot about who you are as a person. Serena Williams’ arches, for example, say, “hardworking”—although after her U.S. Open meltdown, a few other character traits also come to mind. [USA Today]
While our aversion to all things jasmine might normally have kept us away from Estée Lauder’s new fragrance that stars the pungent floral note, an indelible attraction to perfume solids encased by kitschy trinkets managed to lure us in. The latest addition to the brand’s Private Collection of scents, Jasmine White Moss represents the convergence of two generations of Lauders: Called formula #546AQ when it was conceived by Estée herself, it was left unfinished, forgotten in the International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) vault, until her granddaughter Aerin unearthed it a year and a half ago. Using advanced distillation technologies, the latter Lauder incorporated the original essences with an exclusive white moss accord as well as 15 different natural fragrance absolutes, combining crisp black-currant bud (a quality captured for the first time with a new extraction technique) with Jasmine Sambac absolute, ylang-ylang absolute, and Jasmin India absolute, three ingredients her grandmother had chosen a generation ago. Violet, orange flower absolute, and absolute of patchouli heart round out the perfume’s rich, white bouquet, which comes in bottle and accessory form, making it a dream come true for jasmine fans—and those of us who just like a shiny compact. To each her own.