25 posts tagged "Space NK"
Besides being an esteemed expert in the field of skin cancer, fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons, and one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons (he is known for a particular finesse with laser lifts and customized acid peels) in London at his private practice, the Cadogan Clinic, Dr. Marko Lens is also the man responsible for one of our very favorite skincare splurges: Zelens. Specifically, the Transformer Instant Renewal Mask, which delivers on the promise in its name. Did we mention he’s also totally charming and handsome? Here, the London-based authority on all things skin shares some of his own grooming and getaway favorites.
THE HAIRSTYLIST: Daniel Hersheson, London
“Hersheson and his son Luke are very talented stylists who know what to do with the hair to make sure it always look classy, but at the same time modern. I love the warm atmosphere at their two-story salon which has been just recently beautifully refurbished. Hersheson is also famous for his blow-dry bars located in the busiest stores across London.”
THE SKIN MAGICIAN: Linda Meredith
“Linda’s hands are magic. Your skin will look clean, radiant, and plump after her one-hour, tailor-made treatment. Linda has an amazing reputation among A-list celebrities and royals around the world.”
THE NATURAL FOOD STOP: Whole Foods Market
“With no question this is the best place to shop for natural food in London. There’s great variety of products and a good vibe inside the store. The flagship is located in Knightsbridge.”
THE FITNESS SPOT: The Third Space
“This is an exclusive fitness space located in Soho and in Marelybone in London. It is well-designed and equipped with the latest cardio and free weights equipment. I love going to the Pilates and Gyrotonic studios.”
THE MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE: Sicily
“I adore Sicily. The moment you land you can smell beautiful Mediterranean plants and the food is amazing, I always want to try different local specialties. And I am in love with Palermo, a city with impressive classical Sicilian architecture and an incredible vibe. My favorite hotel is called Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, which is a landmark building constructed more than one hundred years ago by famous Italian architect Ernesto Basile. Initially it was a private villa the family Florio used as a health center for their daughter.”
THE SPA INDULGENCE: Aquamoon, Paris
“This is a real oasis of well-being located in the heart of Paris, on beautiful Place Vendôme. Wonderful holistic face and body treatments performed by experienced staff quickly invigorate you and help you counteract stress and aging. If you are in Paris this is a pampering must.”
THE STYLE STOP: Trois Pommes, Zurich
“I love this boutique store’s selection of brands. If you are lucky you may also meet the owner, Ms. Trudie Goetz, who is a real woman of the world; she will quickly scan your style and give you the best fashion advice. I loved her comment: ‘Marko, you are still too young to wear this. You need something more modern and easy.’ Noted.”
THE BEST BEAUTY BET: Space NK
“It’s simply the best resource for a large variety of grooming products. And the well-trained staff gives you best beauty advice. I am very fond of founder Nicky Kinnaird, who created this cult store with the idea of offering the consumer a regimen specifically tailored to their skin’s needs. She has been very supportive of Zelens, and I am always very grateful for her input.”
THE SKIN SAVERS: Zelens
“The Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask is my holy grail product. Developed as a red-carpet facial for Hollywood stars, this high-tech, advanced mask will give you incredible results after only fifteen minutes: Skin will look instantly smoother, more glowing and noticeably youthful. I use it two to three times per week, or before going to dinner or to a party. To combat all visible signs of aging, I use my Youth Concentrate Supreme Age-Defying Serum. This serum is fortified with eight potent peptides that work in synergy with other active ingredients to provide a long-lasting effect. I recommend smoothing it over your face, neck and décolletage.”
Giorgio Armani Beauty Doesn’t Miss a Beat; Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne Are Lovin’ It Late Night; and More-------
To promote its new thirty-six-shade collection of CC-cream lipsticks (the first of its kind), called Rouge Ecstasy, the classic cosmetics brand enlisted Danish beatboxer Felix Zenger to provide the vocals for a few gorgeous sets of lips. Watch the models mouth off above. [YouTube]
Although BFFs Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne were said to have split this summer, they were spotted at the golden arches in London in the early hours (3:30 a.m.). Nothing helps you kiss and make up—or rev up for fashion week—like an end-of-the-night excursion to McDonald’s. One big question remains: Did the superstar and supermodel supersize it? [Mirror UK]
Pantene Pro-V crowns Queen Latifah as the latest brand ambassador for its Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural Collections. [Twitter]
It’s not just editors who need care packages filled with Band-Aids, Starbucks cards, and Still Standing Spray for tired feet (yes, this exists, and I did, in fact, receive it)—Space NK teamed up with Next Models to keep the catwalkers looking top-notch for London fashion week. In addition to agency-approved snacks and water, the girls will get a few best-selling beauty goods from the Brit boutique. [Vogue UK]
Our mother recently reminded us that yes, even if you are invited to a casual cookout at a friend’s house this holiday weekend, you cannot show up empty-handed. A hostess gift or small token of appreciation should be given, no matter how laid-back the occasion or, in this case, if most guests will be barefoot and in bathing suits. The can’t-fail option for what to bring in our experience has always been a candle: It doesn’t require the hostess to fetch a vase of water or feel obligated to serve anything. Arriving just in time to fulfill this need is Space NK’s Parsley Mint Candle. The newest addition to the apothecary’s botanical-driven Life collection that includes Tomato Rhubarb, Mandarin Grapefruit, and Midnight Jasmine, this crisp burner is composed of fresh hints of green parsley, Moroccan mint tea, cool basil, and herb-y fennel—all ingredients that go over well on a hot summer night. Thanks to the premium-quality wax and braided natural cotton wick, the candle releases its aromatic scent slowly and consistently for a 60-hour burn time, which sounds perfectly generous to us.
Jin Soon Choi’s name is synonymous with world-class manicures. The nail guru trusted by some of the industry’s biggest names—Steven Meisel, Prabal Gurung, and Derek Lam, to name a few—launched her own line of lacquers dedicated to “high fashion” last summer, focusing on classic shades of burgundy, crimson, and pink, as well as more daring navy, gray and hunter-green varnishes that manage to make a statement without ever looking vulgar. It’s Choi’s acute sense of color that attracted Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird, who enlisted her to create a limited-edition, two-piece polish collection exclusively for the retail outlet. Voile is a creamy violet, and Gossamer offers a sheer coat of opalescent shimmer with flecks of pink and purple sparkles. Get them while the getting’s good.
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, 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: Nicky Kinnaird, founder of Space NK apothecaries
The Product: “When I was growing up, my parents had a second home in the Valencia region of Spain that was filled with citrus groves and golden beaches. We spent three months of the year immersed in Spanish culture, surrounded by the beautiful aroma of lemon and orange blossoms. Mornings were spent on the tennis courts and afternoons at the beach. After a long day, you showered and misted on a local citrus cologne. It was almost like baby cologne and had the most refreshing aroma—it smelled of the Mediterranean and happy times. You would pass by friends in the early evening and you’d get this gorgeous waft of bergamot, lime, neroli, and orange blossom.
When Christopher Sheldrake created the first fragrance for Space NK, Laughter, it was inspired by my childhood memories and the herbal earthiness of those Spanish days. We worked on creating citrus top notes with an herbal heart of rosemary and coriander. The dry-down had to give a hint of that sun-kissed skin underneath, which is a combination of musk, warm creamy amber, and spicy ginger. I still go back to this area of Spain. I think it’s beautiful when you can find some part of the Mediterranean that hasn’t been touched by tourism and still has this beautiful, natural coastline. The whole orange and lemon industry is based around there so you have the most fabulous fragrant air. They have a heritage of making that cologne that probably goes back over a hundred years. But I have my little piece of it with my Laughter eau de toilette and parfum, which are with me at all times.”