Learn Beauty Tips From The Expert
Beauty industry expert Andrea Robinson launched her new book titled, Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks and Truths for Women 50+ with a book signing party held at the Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue store. Robinson, who has served as president for Ralph Lauren Fragrance and Tom Ford Beauty, and magazine editor for Vogue and Mademoiselle, shares her experience and offers straightforward insight to feeling healthier, prettier and more confident at any age. “Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” noted Robinson, “Good makeup reclaims you.” Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks and Truths for Women 50+ is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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Ralph Lauren Presents Midnight Romance
Midnight Romance, the new fragrance by Ralph Lauren hits counters this month at select retail stores. Whereas the original Romance scent is much lighter and more innocent, Midnight Romance expresses a sensual mystique of a woman.
The floriental juice includes top notes of raspberry, Italian bergamot and juicy lychee. The heart embraces peony, jasmine sambac and freesia with a drydown of black vanilla, iris absolute and ambrox. Print and TV advertising was shot by Bruce Weber and features a new fragrance face, Anna Selezneva, who also walked the Ralph Lauren runway fashion show. Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum is available in three sizes: 100ml. for $94, 50ml. for $74, and 30ml. for $52. Ancillary products include a 200ml. body moisturizer and shower & gel both retailing $41 and a 10ml. rollerball for $23.
Donna Karan along with the CFDA, Urban Zen and eBay have collaborated to create One Million Hearts, a crafted papier-mâché from 150 designers including Ralph Lauren , Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. Beginning on Monday, April 22nd – May 2nd, each designer personalized heart will be auctioned of at eBay. The starting bid is $50, and 100% of the net proceeds will benefit fashion for Haiti, the urban zen’s foundation’s efforts with Haitian artisans.
The designer herself made three hearts for Donna Karan, DKNY and Urban Zen. We received a first look during an exhibition tour at urban zen to view the designer papier marche hearts before it goes live along with artistries and decorations all created by Haitian artisans.
For the period during the earthquake Donna Karan joined the Clinton Global Initiative to help promote economic development for Haiti through job creation. Her vision is to help raise awareness by highlighting the ingenuity of the artisans of Haiti. Here are a few of the designer papier-mâché hearts that will go live on eBay April 22nd and a look of artifacts for sale at urban zen.
Many luxury retailers are thinking globally by expanding into new markets, new destinations, and of course, new fashion hotspots. This fall luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue will open in Almatay,Kazakstan at the Esentai Mall. An opening party was held on October 19th to honor the occasion.
The event featured a champagne and cocktail reception with live performances on the red carpet, and a fashion show. Guests included supermodel Eva Herzigova and Teresa Maxova. The Esentai Mall is part of Capital Partners’ wider Esentai Park development in Almaty that will also comprise of offices, a luxury hotel,(The Ritz Carlton perhaps?) and residential towers. Kazakhstan, is known as the financial center of Central Asia, and has become one of the fastest emerging markets in leisure and business.