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42 posts tagged "Kiehl’s Since 1851"

Labels for Love

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As many of us winter-weary East Coasters revel in Mother Nature’s gift of warmer climes this week (temporary as they may be), we are reminded that April happens to be Earth Month, the time of year that is set aside for singing the planet’s praises. And sing them Kiehl’s will, with the introduction of its 2013 Label Art Series. The annual initiative—which has paired limited-edition designs from fans of the brand such as Julianne Moore, Pharrell Williams, Chloë Sevigny, Florence Welch, and Spike Lee with best-selling products like its Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque and its Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist—is celebrating its fifth installment, for which it will donate 100 percent of the profits from the sale of limited-edition tubs of its Ultra Facial Cream to Recycle Across America. A nonprofit designed to help eliminate public confusion when it comes to sustainable waste management, the organization is also dedicated to stimulating the environmental economy. Kiehl’s has recruited the likes of Alanis Morissette and Star Trek‘s Zachary Quinto for design duty this time around, and will feature Morissette’s embracing hands and Qunito’s intersecting circle drawings on select packaging, while supplies last. Get while the getting’s good.

Kiehl’s limited-edition Label Art Series Ultra Facial Cream, available April 20 at www.kiehls.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851

The Method Behind Luigi Murenu’s “Victorian Punk” Hair Madness At Givenchy

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There was plenty to lust over at Givenchy. That jacket in look fifteen immediately comes to mind, although we are still thinking about nearly every single aspect of the exceptional forty-eight-piece collection Riccardo Tisci showed for the house—including that hair. “[Riccardo] called me in Milan and said, ‘I want to have a test with you and only you’—it was a test of eight hours,” Luigi Murenu recalls of the process by which he and Tisci, with whom he has worked since the designer started at Givenchy eight years ago, decided on the closely cropped, colorful coifs models wore down the runway. “Usually [the hair] here is very organic. But [Riccardo] wanted to bring the show to another level,” says Murenu. “When I arrived at the studio, the first thing he did was play me all the tracks of Antony and the Johnsons, and he told me, ‘It will be extremely emotional, and I want you to bring something sensitive to the hair.’”

So Murenu obliged Tisci with twenty different ideas that were “masculine but extremely feminine—not androgynous,” and, at Tisci’s request, “looked like there were little roses in the head.” The result was a number of tightly wound pin curls that Murenu and his team saturated with Kiehl’s Clean Hold Styling Gel and applied to every girl, no matter her haircut, completely sans extensions. “We used the length of Saskia [de Brauw] to the length of Isabeli [Fontana]—everybody’s natural hair!” he reveals of the deliberately flat swirls that were meant to have a “Victorian punk” quality, even though there was something seemingly thirties about the almost retro bathing-cap silhouette—those neon faux dye jobs aside. “Originally, it was without color,” Murenu admits of what ultimately became temporary shocks of sky blue, dark blue, orange, fuchsia, red, black, purple, and a light pink that was a real crowd-pleaser. “The girls loved it,” he maintains, pointing out that Natalia Vodianova was quite taken with her bubblegum-tinged locks, which went surprisingly well with Pat McGrath’s glossy red-burgundy-stained eyes and clean skin. She certainly wasn’t the only one: catwalkers like Magdalena Frackowiak and Isabeli Fontana kept their hair totally intact to hit the post-show party circuit. “It was extremely special,” Murenu muses. “We wanted to represent the woman who wants to dream, the people who appreciate the poetry of fashion” (to which we say, thank you).

Photo: Michelle Morosi/ Gorunway.com

Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Kiehl’s Since 1851′s Chris Salgardo

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Beauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro: Chris Salgardo, president of Kiehl’s Since 1851

The Product: “I have a very distinct memory of being six years old and first smelling Old Spice cologne, which is what my uncle wore. He always smelled amazing and I can still picture him with the cream white bottle and metal top. It has this warm, spicy, amber undertone that really lingers with such a nice dry-down. Of course, that’s not how I described the cologne when I was six! Back then, it was just a manly scent to me. My uncle was a tough guy; he was 6’3″ and a jack-of-all-trades. He was an outdoorsman, taking me camping and fishing, and he loved to box, which I did too, for a number of years. Out of all the men in my family, my uncle was the only one I remember wearing fragrance. My father never did. When I tried on the cologne, I applied it very sparingly—I just slapped my cheeks a little with it, and that’s it. As a teen, I wore Ralph Lauren Polo in high school, then I got into Chanel Antaeus, and in the nineties, I discovered Kiehl’s Musk Essence Oil. That, too, has a warm, spicy scent in the same family as Old Spice. Even though I didn’t wear Old Spice as an adult, it brings back so many memories. And it must have had an impact because I have an anchor tattoo on my arm, and I do love cable-knit sweaters!”

Photo: Courtesy of Old Spice

Good Cents

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COPPER/ (cop-per) / n./ 1. A reddish metallic element with the chemical symbol Cu that is highly ductile and malleable; / n./ 2. One of the first metals ever extracted and alloyed by humans that has made vital contributions to sustaining and improving society via its use in coins, tools, and ornaments starting in 8000 B.C.; / n./ 3. A good conductor of heat and electricity that remains resistant to corrosion and therefore invaluable to industrial and electrical manufacturing; / n./ 4. A protective antioxidant and helpful healing agent for serious skin wounds and burns that increases the production of collagen and elastin to minimize the physical signs of aging, e.g., “Erase fine lines and wrinkles with copper.”

Try it: Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle-Reducing Cream with Copper, $52, www.kiehls.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851

Beauty And The Beat: “Shower, Mask, Spray, Leave.” Haim’s On-Tour Hair Secrets, Revealed

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If you’ve ever wondered what Fleetwood Mac would sound like minus the hirsute members and souped up with modern R&B licks, percussive breakdowns, and vocal harmonies (and we have), then Haim would probably be the resulting musical lovechild. The three San Fernando Valley sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, learned their way around their instruments and microphones playing in Rockinhaim for ten years, another band fronted by their parents. But since 2008, they’ve been making music away from mom and dad, and their solo stuff has had a bit more staying power. So far, 2012 has proved a big year for the trio: Since releasing their debut EP, the sunny “Forever,” they’ve toured to rapturous acclaim. Ahead of a major junket in the U.K. with Florence and the Machine, and the release of their new EP, “Don’t Save Me,” Style.com caught up with Este to talk poor senior-year-haircut judgment, how the sister act keeps their signature beach-y waves so shiny, and the benefits of sharing a closet with “the coolest bitches on the block.”

So. How’s touring going?
The tour has been insane. Like, last night we went to a restaurant and had a topless photo shoot, and we’ve been to places like Iceland—it was so beautiful; I never dreamed I’d ever go there. When we got to Brussels, we were headlining a show, and it was crazy: We thought there’d be, like, five people there. You can never believe you have fans across the world.

Well, you clearly do—Florence Welch has asked you to join her on tour in December, no small feat.
I know! It hasn’t even hit me yet. Every time I think about it I get excited. It’s such a huge, huge compliment that she asked us; we’re huge fans. She’s a magical performer—so magnetic, fun, and beautiful to watch. And her style is so sick. It will be the biggest crowd we’ve ever played for—it’s, like, 20,000 people at a time. The last show we played in London was the first time we heard our lyrics sang back to us. It was a pretty incredible feeling.

I saw you play in London, and your mom and dad came on for a cover of “Mustang Sally.” Presumably your parents won’t be around for this round of shows, but do you still plan on doing a bunch of covers?
We can’t do those songs without our parents! It just wouldn’t be right.

Fair enough. You and your sisters share a few similar sensibilities with Florence, particularly her oft-reported love for R&B. Do you anticipate any backstage collaborations?
I hope it’s a dance party every night. When we went to her after-show at the Hollywood Bowl [in Los Angeles], we just danced to Stevie Nicks and Prince till midnight. We danced so hard, like it was the last day of our lives.

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