25 posts tagged "Avon"
Frédéric Malle isn’t much for celebrity fragrance. The perfume purveyor is much more interested in characters with “strong aesthetics,” like Dries Van Noten, with whom he has created a new signature scent that will be the first offering from his forthcoming collection range. Meryl Streep, he contends, does have a “Hermès quality about her. She’s a beautiful woman and a solid actress,” but the frequent Oscar winner isn’t fragrance material. “She doesn’t smell,” says Malle. “She’s Mrs. Thatcher one day and Julia Child the next. Meryl Streep can be anything. But basically we don’t know anything about her as a person.” [NYT]
Avon, it appears, is also looking for characters with strong aesthetics—or make that athletics. The brand has tapped L.A. Clippers guard, Chris Paul, to be the new face of its Untouchable men’s scent. [ESPN]
Nicole by OPI’s latest collaborative collection has nothing to do with movies or celebrities and everything to do with cereal. Yes, cereal. The lacquer line is creating three custom colors for Special K, which will debut next month. [OPI]
The latest trend in nails—other than breakfast-food-inspired varieties? Feather-finish polishes, according to London’s Nails Inc, which has tapped Brit It girl Poppy Delevingne to be the face of its newest adventure in texture. [Daily Mail]
The beauty biz is looking to woo a whole new crop of very interested male consumers, and Donatella Versace is aware of it. The designer is reportedly working on a men’s scent called Eros, to be released this fall. [WWD]
Avon is also getting on board the men’s beauty boom, announcing this morning that it has signed Jon Bon Jovi as the face of its Unplugged fragrance for men and women. [USA Today]
Gucci continues to invest in its women’s fragrance portfolio, signing Blake Lively to a new beauty contract as the face of the forthcoming scent Premiere. In the flacon’s just-released ad images, Lively plays a role she’s becoming plenty familiar with: screen siren. [Daily Mail]
With a new signature scent already under her belt, Selena Gomez is turning her branding ambition to the primping set’s other hot commodity: nail polish. The Disney star has inked a deal with Nicole by OPI to launch her own lacquer line. [Hollywood Life]
Our style in the summer months has, over the years, become more or less like a uniform: pared-down cotton separates in solids and stripes with easy, slip-on sandals—a.k.a. ensembles that can withstand the sweltering New York humidity. That said, any nod to style is reserved for accessories: jewelry, bags, and, of course, nail polish—the only beauty product immune to summer’s sweat-inducing effects. Since our nails remain one of our few means of summertime creative expression they are in a constant state of flux, which isn’t a bad thing these days; in the current climate of manicure mania, there are more than enough colors to go around. With that in mind, we present the ten shades we’ll be playing with all summer long. Happy finger painting!
Think Dark Pink
Tenoverten Polish in Elizabeth
The cool Tribeca nail enclave has, in the brief time it’s been open, already earned a devoted fan base, and its premier line of polishes will likely follow suit. We’re particularly fond of the intensely pigmented fuchsia Elizabeth, named for the hip Nolita street in downtown New York.
Orly Polish in Glowstick and Melt Your Popsicle
Something about the summer inspires us to incorporate colors into our repertoire that are most certainly never found in nature. And these highlighter marker-inspired lacquers definitely fit the bill. Too unnatural? Just use them as an accent or the tip of a French manicure, instead of an allover shade.
$8.50 each, www.orlybeauty.com.
Essie Nail Polish in Mojito Madness
A light, creamy spearmint shade, this varnish looks as fresh on the nails as the delicious boozy beverage it’s named after does on a hot summer day.
Va Va Vamp
Eres Nail Lacquer in Damas
A rich brown with hints of red, this polish reminds us of our Chanel Vamp-loving days of the late nineties—in the best way possible. It’s an ideal fingernail hue for those of you whose skin remains on the lighter side of pale all summer long.
$25, at Eres stores.
A Coral Worth Coveting
YSL Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin
All corals are not created equal, and YSL’s excellent take on the classic color—part of the luxury brand’s impossibly chic new lacquer line (we also love the Bleu Majorelle)—is a testament to this fact. It’s a truly elegant adaptation of the Boca Raton mainstay.
Avon’s stock may have been recently downgraded to sell, but its celebrity cred is looking up. The direct seller just signed Milla Jovovich as the new face of its City Rush for Her fragrance. [Daily Mail]
Fact: Men are big into products these days, and it’s evident at more than just the beauty counter. Grooming ad sales are up at magazines like Details and Men’s Health, new men’s magazine launches are in the works—including Fairchild Fashion’s recent announcement of the resurrection of M and Men’s Health‘s resurrection of its publication Best Life—and Details has just announced plans to join forces with Space NK on a new retail partnership. Ladies, mind your skincare arsenal. [WWD]
Finally, some answers about Tom Brady’s questionable faux hawk at this year’s Met gala. “To tell you the truth, I was actually shampooing my hair in the shower one day and I thought ‘I might do that. That might be cool,” the New England Patriots quarterback says. “As long as my wife liked it and my mother liked it I’m cool with it.” Fair enough. [Boston Herald]
Forbes announced the top ten beauty brands in the world today, which includes Olay in the number one spot, Avon in the number two spot, and L’Oréal coming in third. [Forbes]
Following in the footsteps of newly purple Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne, Nicki Minaj has traded in her collection of signature pink wigs for a new lavender look, which she debuted in London last night. [Daily Mail]
Elizabeth Arden has made like Estée Lauder, Shiseido, and Clinique by signing an editorial facepainter as its first-ever global makeup artist. Rebecca Restrepo, who has worked with photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Patrick Demarchelier and celebs like Tina Fey, Mary-Louise Parker, and Parker Posey, will now serve as spokesperson and creative adviser for the brand. [WWD]
The growth of celebrity Twitter accounts has given us many mind-boggling moments, and Heidi Klum offered up another one yesterday when she tweeted a modeling photo of herself from 20 years ago, in which she sports black eyebrows and dark brunette hair. “This is my original hair color,” the model mogul admits in the post. [Twitter]
Following its successful makeup bag collaboration with Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED project, Clarins has signed on to help stage the Million Meals Concert next month, which will raise money to help nourish children in need and will include performances by John Legend, Natasha Bedingfield and a speech from the one and only Bill Clinton. [Marie Claire]