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April 19 2014

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4 posts tagged "Ryan Lochte"

The House Of Creed Shacks Up With Bergdorf Goodman

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The House of Creed is expanding—both its fan base and its physical presence in New York. A few weeks after swimming sensation Ryan Lochte outed himself as a lover of the family-owned operation that dates back to the eighteenth-century British monarchy, the company has opened an über-luxe shop-in-shop at Bergdorf Goodman. Just in time for New York fashion week, the 280-square-foot, Tomas Frenes-designed atelier will offer a wide selection of the storied brand’s atomizers, candles, room sprays, soaps, body lotions, and, of course, its library of more than 40 scents. The white, mirrored installation is meant to echo the classically modern ambience of the Creed boutique in Paris—the very same boutique that hosted one Lana Del Rey, who was spotted reupping her stash of Spring Flowers, a fragrance that was originally created in the mid-eighties for Audrey Hepburn, at the Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie store earlier this spring. It’s definitely worth a peek if you plan on braving the streets of midtown for FNO tonight—and even more so after the shows wind down, when sixth-generation perfumer Olivier Creed will make his first visit to the U.S. in seven years for the official ribbon cutting.

Photo: Courtesy of Creed

Nivea Nixes Rihanna; Katy Perry Goes Back to Black; And More…

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Rihanna’s out as the face of Nivea after working with the skincare brand on its 100th anniversary campaign. Nivea CEO Stefan Heidenreich insinuated Rihanna’s lifestyle is a bit wild for the company’s wholesome image. “Rihanna is a no-go,” Heidenreich said. “I do not understand how to bring the core brand of Nivea in conjunction with Rihanna. Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family, and reliability.” Rihanna responded by tweeting a picture of Heidenreich captioned “No caption necessary.” [Telegraph]

Want to know how to get Kate Beckinsale’s perfectly tousled waves from Total Recall? The film’s hairstylist Johnny Villanueva gave Allure step-by-step instructions to achieve the look. Of course, all those Kérastase products, curling irons, and pins won’t give you Beckinsdale’s flawless genetics, but it’s a step in the right direction. [Allure]

In the past year, Katy Perry’s hair has been dyed nearly every color in a bag of Skittles. While the pop star has stuck to a saturated shade of purple the past few months, she’s back to black for her new Ghd ad campaign. The brand known for its straighteners, brushes, and other products tapped Ellen von Unwerth to shoot Perry sporting a variety of sleek hairstyles for the ads. [Fashion Etc.]

At this point, we all know about Ryan Lochte’s affinity for flashy grills, but the Olympic swimmer has a new favorite accessory— and it brings just as much bling to the table. Gillette sent Lochte a set of gold-plated, diamond-encrusted razors, which he proceeded to plug on Twitter (obviously). [@RyanLochte]

Photo: Courtesy of Nivea

Face Paint Is On The Fast Track With Olympian DeeDee Trotter

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From Ryan Lochte’s customized stars-and-stripes grill to the 200-plus flag nail decals released by Minx, we’d argue that so far, the 2012 London Olympics have had more patriotic swag than all the previous Games combined. Last night, U.S. track star DeeDee Trotter upped the ante for the 400-meter final by creating fireworks around her eyes with red, white, and blue face paint, then topping off the designs with tiny jewels. “They call me the glitter-faced warrior,” 29-year-old Trotter told the Associated Press. Trotter may have only earned a bronze medal for finishing the event in 49.72 seconds (she was edged out by fellow American Sanya Richards-Ross, who placed first, and Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu), but she definitely earns gold for her winning makeup.

Book A One-On-One Beauty Chat With Yours Truly; Scent Of A Swimming Sensation; And More…

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Saks is gearing up to host the first-ever Beauty Editors Day at its flagship Fifth Avenue store on August 16. The initiative, which pairs 32 beauty editors with 32 prestige beauty brands, allows consumers to book individual appointments for $30 a pop in support of Look Good, Feel Better, a nonprofit that helps people living with cancer. Also, you guys, I will be one of these editors. Style.com has teamed up with Burberry Beauty for what will be an amazing day of conversation and playing around with products. Call (866) 395-LOOK to book an appointment with me and click here for more info. [WWD]

Here’s the only thing I’m going to say about the Gabby Douglas hair brouhaha currently making the rounds on the blogosphere: Her slicked-back ponytail was the last thing I noticed while watching the lithe 16-year-old best not one but two Russian gymasts in the women’s all-around Olympics competition. Also, the image of Douglas’ biological mother and her home-stay Iowa mother crying and hugging in the stands still makes me tear up, 24 hours later. [NPR]

In other Olympic beauty news, swimmer Ryan Lochte has revealed his favorite fragrance brand—to a lovestruck fan via Twitter, no less. And that fragrance brand is…Creed. [Twitter]

A first cut of Blake Lively’s Gucci Premiere video shot by Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is making the Internet rounds this week. In it, Lively wears a series of body-hugging gowns, spritzes herself with the fragrance, and walks in slow motion a lot. If that doesn’t spell retail success, I don’t know what does. [E!]

They’ve done it! The L.A.-based jewelry brand Azature has created the world’s most expensive nail polish. Ringing in at a whopping $250,000, the single bottle of lacquer contains 267 carats of crushed black diamonds, in a sheer black base. Take that, OPI. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Beauty