2 posts tagged "Franca Sozzani"
Marc Jacobs is in beauty takeover mode. First came this week’s announcement that the designer was creating a makeup collection in collaboration with Sephora, and now comes news that Jacobs has also been hard at work on a new fragrance franchise. Dot, as the red berry, honeysuckle, jasmine, coconut water, and vanilla scent is called, is Jacobs’ third “girl,” as he refers to his scent successes, which also include Lola and Daisy. [WWD]
Rihanna is planning to expand her growing perfume empire as well with a new men’s fragrance. “I’m working on a male scent,” the singer reveals. “But it will be unisex, because I love wearing men’s fragrances. You know how you love to smell like your boyfriend all day?” [Contact Music]
Following in the footsteps of Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung, Thakoon Panichgul has embarked on a nail polish collection in partnership with NARS Cosmetics. The six-piece color range will debut May 1 and was inspired by the vibrant colors of Indian spice markets. [NARS]
Harvard’s Harris Center just held its 15th annual “Health Is Beauty: Defining Ourselves” forum, which addresses issues pertaining to body image and the media. On this year’s expert panel: Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and curvaceous model Doutzen Kroes—both of whom had interesting things to add to the conversation. Kroes, who says she’s been told to lose weight on numerous occasions, admits that even she has flaws. “I never say [what they are, though]. If I say it, people focus on it. Even my husband doesn’t know,” the Dutch beauty insists. For her part, Sozzani, who actively campaigns against “thinspiration” Web sites on her own magazine’s online outpost, thinks everyone owes it to themselves to “fight, day by day, to arrive where you want to arrive. It doesn’t mean to be too skinny or too fat, but feel curvy and sexy and happy.” [Huff Po]
Just days after announcing a new scent called Dot, Marc Jacobs is upping the ante with plans for a future color cosmetics line with Sephora. “I see makeup, fragrance—everything, really—as an opportunity. The idea of choosing a color for your lip, or an eyeliner—it’s just such a delight…something that people really enjoy,” Jacobs told WWD. [WWD]
The London Olympics are still several months away, but the games are already on for companies looking to snag athlete endorsements. CoverGirl recently announced two new faces—beach volleyball player Jennifer Kessy (pictured) and boxer Marlen Esparza—who will be promoting limited-edition mascara and lip color. [StyleNews]
Franca Sozzani has never been afraid to address health concerns in the fashion industry—particularly, eating disorders affecting models and young girls’ self-image issues. In a speech yesterday at Harvard, the Vogue Italia editor said, “We cannot generalize, of course, and accuse the girls we see walking runways of being anorexic. They are still undeveloped and are taken as role models, for instance, by girls who may already have personal issues and are therefore easily influenced—and fashion becomes one of the causes.” [StyleList]