Sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe have joined forces with hair care company, Farouk Systems, who’s existing brands include CHI® and BioSilk®, to create a complete line of hair styling products, tools and accessories titled Kardashian Beauty. “We have been developing Kardashian Beauty carefully with our fans’ needs in mind as well as our individual hair care needs,” noted the Kardashian sisters. “Our personal desire for healthy, beautiful hair and hands-on product development has allowed us to design products we felt were missing in the market.” The Kardashian Beauty line will launch in Spring 2015 featuring styling products and tools at an accessible price point.
Celebrity stylist Erin Walsh whose client list includes Kerry Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker and Maggie Gyllenhaal has teamed up with Dove to give women the confidence to wear sleeveless garments this summer. Dove Advanced Care Deodorant pledges softer, smoother underarms in 3 days. “In order to do my job, I need to understand what makes a woman feel beautiful,” noted Walsh. “I love dressing my clients in sleeveless because it allows them to communicate both power and confidence, but the preparation can be just as important as the outfit. That’s why I’ve partnered with Dove Advanced Care Deodorant. Together we are challenging women to look and feel their best in sleeveless styles.”
To celebrate, Dove is inviting women to join them in a nationwide sleeveless challenge. Women can enter to win a trip to New York City by sharing a photo or submitting a product review at Dove.com/Sleeveless Summer. Prizes will also be given when photos are shared on Twitter or Instagram using #SleevelessSummerSweeps. In addition, a sleeveless celebration will take place in Times Square on July 23 where women will be invited to walk the runway and raise their arms in confidence.
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To inaugurate the beginning of summer BeautyCon and ELLE partnered to host an all day summit for beauty and fashion innovators at Pier 36 (Basketball City), here in New York. The gathering drew over 4,500 beauty junkies to shop, attend panels, observe demos, and schmooze with beauty experts, editors, celebrities, bloggers and YouTube personalities. Additional sponsors included NYX Cosmetics, bareMinerals, Revlon, Tarte Cosmetics, American Apparel and StyleHaul. Guests including Joe Zee, Jay Manuel, Whitney Port, YouTube’s KandeeJohnson, and Reward Style’s Amber Venz held panel discussions on subjects ranging from The Rise of Digital Influence, to Diva: The Female Version of a Hustler. However our preferred dialogue with enthusiasts is: What’s In Your Make-Up bag? “Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil”, shared ELLE Beauty and Fitness Director, Emily Doherty. The Social NY tapped the beauty professional to review the top inspiring trends spotted such as bold lashes, dewy-looking skin, and the contents in one’s make-up bag. “Eve Lom concealer, Ilia mascara, RMK eyebrow pencil and make-up by British artist Charlotte Tilbury, (slated to arrive in the US this September)”, were revealed during our chat. The summit created an ambience that inspired and fostered a growing generation of online fashion and beauty leaders. BeautyCon will continue its series with stops in Los Angeles, Houston and London later this year.
Maybelline New York has just revealed fashion model Jourdan Dunn is the new spokesmodel for the brand. She is joining the ranks of models including Christy Turlington, Jessica White, and Emily DiDonato. “It is an honor to be a spokesperson for such an iconic brand,” noted Dunn, “I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisements growing up. The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive. To now be a part of that is a dream come true!” Print and television advertising campaigns with Dunn will appear this month. Jourdan Dunn made her debut to the fashion world during the Fall 2007 New York Fashion Week and made style.com’s “Top 10 Newcomer” list that same year. She has walked the runway for Christian Dior, Prada, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Burberry and has appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Burberry Beauty, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, and Rag & Bone. In addition to modeling and being a mother, Dunn hosts a lifestyle and cooking program on Jay Z’s YouTube channel, Life + Times called “Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn”.
Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o will now include Brand Ambassadress on her growing resume as Maison Lancôme has just announced she is their new brand ambassadress. The 31-year old, Mexican/Kenyan actress and Yale graduate is the fourth Academy Award® winning Lancôme ambassadress, joining Julia Roberts and Kate Winslet. “Lupita’s authentic inner and outer beauty, her exquisite grace, and true confidence represent today’s modern woman, “ noted Xavier Vey, President of Lancôme USA, “Having Lupita as a Lancome ambassadress will help support our mission in the U.S. market which is to speak to all women. This summer Lupita Nyong’o will be seen in campaigns lensed by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. She is currently in the action thriller Non-Stop with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. “I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancome, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself,” revealed Nyong’o.
Actress Sofia Vergara best known for her role on ABC’s Modern Family will launch her first scent, Sofia by Sofia Vergara, exclusively on HSN April 24th and later will rollout nationwide to retailers in September. “I wanted to bring a little bit of which I am, my ethnicity and create a fragrance that is a true reflection of me,” mentioned Vergara when discussing her new scent. The fragrance includes top notes of blackberry, sparkling cassis buds and plum. The heart embodies purple violet, Colombian rose and Colombian Orchid with a drydown of earthy woods, vanilla, and sandalwood. The Eau de Parfum retails for $55 (100ml.) or $48 (50ml.) and a shimmer body lotion for $30.