LA PERLA OPENS ITS SECOND BOUTIQUE IN PARIS

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Lingerie as a second skin, capable of interpreting every facet of femininity – this has become a pillar of the international La Perla re-launch, with its acquisition by holding company Pacific Global Management, headed by Silvio Scaglia. The company’s new direction is reflected in the new image for its retail arm, which started with the flagship stores in Milan and London in winter 2014.

Paris is the fashion capital where La Perla has just opened its doors to the second new boutique which complements its historic counterpart in Faubourg St. Honorè. The new boutique is located in the Rive Gauche chic heart at the crossing of Carrefour de la Croix Rouge and the prestigious Rue de Grenelle. On September 24th took place the cocktail party for the grand opening hosting special guests such as the actresses Emmanuelle Beart, Emmanuelle Saignier, Melanie Thierry, Dolores Chaplin, Pauline Lefèvre and celebs such the writer Amanda Sthers. Femininity has been really the absolute protagonist of this event.

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The new design for the La Perla boutiques is the result of the work of architect Roberto Baciocchi, founder of the internationally renowned architectural studio with its headquarters in Arezzo. He also took the reins for all of the stores of Prada, Miu Miu and Church’s.

The project is clearly inspired by great Italian architecture, and was put together by Baciocchi for La Perla. References to the work of Carlo Scarpa from the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona can be found in the soft, dusty colored walls dressed in painted fabric, and in the display cases within the store. The ultra-feminine range of color shades, from pale blue, through dusky pink to daffodil yellow, plays on the luxurious essentiality of the hexagonal Portuguese marble slabs. Severity and softness are also found where the paving meets the rugs and silk tub armchairs in the same pastel tones as the walls.

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The arch is one of the distinctive architectural elements of Italian art and here it becomes a backdrop lined in pink onyx inside each window. The La Perla creations are displayed in transparent cases with gilded metal hangers or presented to customers on velvet-lined trays.

One of the main features of the new La Perla project is the gateway in front of the fitting rooms: a symbolic element that marks this space devoted to intimacy, creating an exclusive place in which femininity reigns. The fitting rooms, featuring amethyst-colored walls, are defined by backlit tulle paneling, creating a light, mellow and comfortable space. Another element is the metal grate feature that recalls ancient confessionals, and a “Service” bell for calling a member of the sales staff.

The second floor of the new boutique is an espace privé, dedicated to VIP customers, where they can access exclusive services such as the new Made to Measure collections.
The opening of this new French boutique is an important stage in the expansion project of the retail arm, considered to be a benchmark in the great La Perla international re-launch. The new image will be unveiled in the flagship La Perla boutiques, which includes Barcelona, San Francisco, New York.

AVON’s fall Jewelry collection

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Just in time for fall, Avon unleashes a collection in sync with this season’s hottest trends. From BoHo to glam, shoppers will be sure to find a statement piece to pair with just about any look. The best part of all is their super affordable price point. Avon is a great one stop shop for beauty, and beyond so be sure to visit www. Avon.com when shopping for your accessories and more.

Hastens Home Accents for Fall

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There is nothing more rewarding than coming home to a great looking bedroom and home accents. One of The Fashion Reporter ‘s favorite and must-have home brand’s is a Hastens. Perfect for fall, there super soft throws are handmade from 100% baby alpaca wool. Soft like cashmere and stronger than wool, Baby alpaca is also known for its natural breathability. This allows the throw to uniquely adjust to your changing body temperature. Alpaca wool is the only wool that does not contain lanolin, so it’s completely hypoallergenic and never itchy. Available in the following hues:
· Oatmeal
· Ink
· Charcoal
· Birch
· Nutmeg
WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.hastens.com/en-us/ or Hästens stores nationwide

Beauty: From the Inside Out

Beauty starts on the inside. The right nutrition plan can make you look more radiant than any makeup or skincare product can. Fitness and wellness expert David Kirsch is well-known as an exercising and training guru, but many people don’t realize that he also specializes in nutritious supplements that can help you lose weight and feel healthier. From taking vitamins to watching your stress level, here are some of David’s top products to help you look and feel better from the inside out.

Vitamins –Taking a vitamin supplement is an easy way to boost your body’s immune system and complement your daily diet. David’s Vitamin Mineral Powder is a delicious way to get the nutrients you need without taking a pill.

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Energy Bubbles—Say goodbye to sugary, high-calorie energy drinks. With a powerful blend of vitamins and minerals, Energy Bubbles is an all-natural, sugar-free way to get an energy boost with no jitters or bloating.

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Thermo Bubbles–With two proprietary blends of vitamins, herbs and minerals, Thermo Bubbles works to boost your energy level and metabolism while curbing your appetite and promoting lean muscle mass.

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Metabolic Makeover–A favorite of celebs like Kate Upton, these supplements kick-start your metabolism and suppress your appetite. Rich in Omega 3 and 6, they help you build muscle mass while balancing blood sugar and reducing cholesterol.

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Calming Bubbles—Stress hurts your body in a number of ways, from increasing your blood pressure to decreasing restful sleep. Increased anxiety can also increase the hormone that controls cravings, leaving you reaching for the chips. This calming drink boosts your mood and calms your nerves with a mega-dose of Vitamin B.

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Sculpting Green Drink— High in protein and low in carbs and sugar, these shakes are full of probiotics and enzymes to boost your body and increase your metabolism so you lose weight even faster. As recently seen in Vogue, other juice cleanses tend to be full of sugar, preventing you from losing weight, or devoid of nutrients, hurting your body. With this drink, you can be sure that you’re cleansing the right way.

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CELEBRITY FASHION ICON KELLY OSBOURNE LAUNCHES COLLECTION ON HSN, STORIES…BY KELLY OSBOURNE

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Kelly Osbourne launched her first ever ready-to-wear collection, Stories by Kelly Osbourne, last night on HSN. Ranging in price from $55 to $170, the collection reflects Kelly’s unique, Brit-inspired style and is designed for women of all shapes and sizes (available in sizes 0-24.) The collection can be viewed and purchased exclusively at hsn.com.

HOOD BY AIR incorporates SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS in the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Presentation during PARIS FASHION WEEK

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Swarovski partnered with Hood By Air for Paris Fashion Week to create unique accents on edgy statement pieces. This group of exceptional design talents, which includes both new and established names, will work in creative partnership with Swarovski for their Spring/Summer 2015 and Autumn/Winter 2015 collections.
Although Hood by Air is not part of Swarovski’s Collective program this year, they nabbed the CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Design Talent in the menswear category.

Swarovski has enhanced the Swarovski Collective support program, which spans New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, by offering the designers year-long financial and crystal product support, plus the chance to win the €25,000 Swarovski Collective Prize for Innovation.

MIZANI BACKSTAGE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FOR VICTOR dE SOUZA SPRING 2015 COLLECTION

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MIZANI, the professional authority for all curl textures, took Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week by storm backstage at Victor dE Souza!

MIZANI Celebrity Artist and Master Stylist at Dop Dop Salon Cesar Ramirez created a bold, textured style that ruled the runway. See below details and step-by-step on how to get the look.

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MIZANI Celebrity Artist and Master Stylist at Dop Dop Salon Cesar Ramirez, who created hair for the show, brought the vision to life by developing an ethereal, yet voluminous look in a striking blonde hue. Coupled with MIZANI styling products, he came up with the idea to create triangle shapes, with an unconventional, coiled texture to produce a magnificent reverse “A-Line Bob,” which paired perfectly with dE Souza’s collection.

“I wanted to design a dimensional style in this icy, arctic shade for a dramatic look,” says Ramirez. “Using MIZANI products to create the bold, textured style was a perfect match, as the brand has always been a leader in the professional textured market. I loved having the opportunity to work with Victor because he brings drama and his pieces are incredibly theatrical, so it really inspires my creativity.”

How to get the look:
Start by applying a small amount of MIZANI Iron Curl Heat Styling and Curling Cream to the entire head of hair, create a center part and brush smooth to start the shape
Take 3″ hair pins and wrap small strands of hair in a “figure 8” around the pin, holding the ends in place
Once the hair is wrapped around pins, spray it with MIZANI HRM Humidity Resistant Mist and heat with a flat iron for a few seconds; repeat the process until your entire head is covered with pins
Next, remove the hair pins and brush it out to reveal a very teased and textured head of hair
Cut the length very blunt into a triangle shape, frame the face and create a sharp line to reveal a cutting-edge A-Line Bob
Lastly, spray the entire head with MIZANI HRM Humidity Resistant Mist to set the shape, and voila!

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GET THE LOOK: LANCOME FOR JASON WU

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Get The Look with Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture

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Step 1: Apply Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture’s Dual Base Top Coat to the base of your nail and let dry.

Step 2: Paint the entire nail with two coats of Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture’s City Of Angels and let dry.

Step 3: Create an accent nail on your ring finger by painting a gold half moon with Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture’s Where’s My Oscar (TIP: Use a hole punch reinforcement sticker, available at office supply stores, as a stencil to make this quick and easy!)

Step 4: Shine and seal by applying the Dual Base Top Coat again and letting dry for 2 minutes.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture is a collection of salon quality do-it-yourself manicure polishes that last for 2 weeks without chipping or fading.

Available at : www.LaurenBBeauty.com

BARBIE & CFDA PARTNER DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK TO HOST EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER PARTY

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Emily Meade and Carrie Coon from HBO’s The Leftovers, World Cup Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn, CFDA’s Stephen Kolb, Zanna Roberts Rassi, Street Peeper’s Phil Oh, Romero Britto, Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar, Olympic Medalists Sasha Cohen and Nastia Luikin, and more joined to celebrate CFDA designer’s one-of-a-kind looks inspired by the Barbie Fashion Design Maker, a new product out for girls this Fall.

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As an icon that continues to inspire design, Barbie and the CFDA asked CFDA designers to create one-of-a-kind looks for Barbie; which were revealed at the Barbie & CFDA Fashion Lounge where fashion and technology came together.

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The Barbie Fashion Design Maker Doll and app allows you to design and print real, wearable, custom fashions for Barbie doll. Create designs with prints and accessories included in the software, and add photos for totally personalized looks. Designs are brought to life by printing out custom creations on printable fabric – the fashions transform from 2D to 3D! Peel off the fashions, and adhere to Barbie doll’s figure and add embellishments. The fashions peel on and off like a sticker and can be worn by Barbie doll multiple times. The Barbie Fashion Design Maker Doll and app once again affirms that Barbie is the ultimate canvas for imagination.

NYFW Recap: butter LONDON x Yoana Baraschi

Backstage at Yoana Baraschi, butter LONDON’s Global Colour Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes created a bold makeup look to compliment the S/S 2015 collection.

Designer: Yoana Baraschi
Lead Makeup Artist: Katie Jane Hughes
The Scoop: Yoana Baraschi’s Spring 2015 collection is inspired by bold African sunsets. Sunset colors such as yellow, gold and saffron tones are combined with purples and accented with sangria and nectarine. Coral rose adds spice and warmth to the collection and mixed media prints add a daring African aesthetic.

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The Makeup Look:
· Skin: skin was prepped with butter LONDON Hydrating Balm. Hughes then mixed butter LONDON Tinted Highlighter in Twit with moisturizer and applied to the high points of the face followed by a touch of concealer to even out skin.
· Cheeks: contour using butter LONDON Cream Bronzer in Bit Faker on hollows of the cheeks and temples.
· Lips: line lips with red lip liner and apply butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird on bottom lip. Pop butter LONDON Moisture Matte Lipstick in Come To Bed Red, concentrating in the center and working towards the sides.
· Eyes: apply butter LONDON Hydrating Balm on lids. Draw a graphic line with butter LONDON Eye Pencil in Alabaster Gaze following the contour of the eye. Apply butter LONDON Eye Pencil in All Hail The Queen (out Spring ’15) under the lower lash line for a natural darkness. Lastly, apply butter LONDON Mascara in Union Jack Black to lashes concentrating on the roots.
· Brows: Lighten brows with concealer, then apply butter LONDON Tinted Highlighter in Pence to the inner brows.

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The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands announces Luxury Fashion Event: Front Row

In less than six weeks, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore will present its most important fashion event to date with IMG, the world’s leading producer of fashion weeks across the globe.

Held 8-10 October 2014, Front Row at The Shoppes will witness the arrival of fashion royalty with today’s most celebrated designers and international celebrities. The three-day event will feature the season’s latest collections to all attendees.

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This unforgettable schedule of events will be held at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, and will be centered around a series of exclusive fashion shows from bespoke brands in a unique setting. Front Row at The Shoppes will be an intimate fashion event where every ticket holder will have an up-close and personal experience.

The program will also treat top tier ticket holders to an A-list experience that will include privileges extending beyond the runway, with exclusive backstage access and invitations to after parties. The full schedule of events will be announced in the coming weeks.

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