BEAUTY Lola Cristall attends launches for La Prairie, Dolce & Gabbana, and Ralph Lauren, while checking out the latest from Rossano Ferretti and St Ives
Lola Cristall is Paris editor of Lucire.
Swiss-based luxury skin care brand, La Prairie, takes the concept of beauty and glowing skin to the next level with their array of scientifically innovative creations. During the brand’s most recent product discovery in New York, held in the cylindrical Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, guests were invited to discover La Prairie’s must-haves while viewing the current Alberto Giacometti exhibition. La Prairie’s hand-picked ingredients intend to regenerate, revive and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance inside and out. Caviar is perceived as a luxury gourmet delicacy; however, since the late 1980s La Prairie has taken the glamorous attributes of caviar extract and added it to their skin care. Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is truly a chef-d’œuvre that has been remastered with Caviar Premier to restore elasticity while firming and deeply toning the skin’s surface for a smooth and lavish skin complexion. Like an artist, such as Giacometti, La Prairie applies thorough skill and extensive time to formulate their skin care collection, which is appropriately perceived as a masterpiece.
Masterpieces come in different shapes and forms: Rossano Ferretti is a prominent hairdresser celebrated for creating absolute works of art each time he styles his clients’ hair. From a small village in the depths of Italy, Ferretti’s talent has taken him on an international escapade. While Ferretti’s grandfather and mother were both hairdressers, his expertise is more than just a family trait, his flair and eye for detail lead him to transform a client. Ferretti instantly knows which steps to take in order to alter one’s look, whether with a simple trim or a complete cut. Rossano Ferretti salons can be found in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the US. However, for clients intent on re-creating soft and lavishly healthy Rossano Ferretti hair at home, the skilled hairdresser also has shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, oils, mousses and specific treatments formulated according to one’s hair texture and depending on the look the user wishes to obtain. Classified under 11 distinct categories, Rossano Ferretti products deliver remarkable results for a long-lasting look of supreme luxury.
Dolce & Gabbana launched their new season’s limited-edition scents evoking a bright summer day on the captivating island of Capri, situated on Italy’s extravagant Golfo di Napoli. The scents beautifully evoke the immaculate Mediterranean landscape. Light Blue Italian Zest eau de toilette is a whiff of stunning and glamorous Italian summers, with fresh notes of Sicilian cedar, Granny Smith apple and a dab of citrusy lemon. A light dab of white rose and ever-so-uplifting jasmine petals, with a base of amber and musk, revive the senses. Light Blue Italian Zest Pour Homme is a lavish concoction of grapefruit, mandarin and a touch of fresh bergamot. To spice things up luxuriously, pepper and juniper build on the overall scent. Rosemary and rosewood, along with incense and musk, as the base notes, boldly uplift the scent. Each combination is reminiscent of the warm season, fresh sun-filled air and beaming rays.
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Ralph Lauren’s newest fragrance, Polo Red Rush, is an exhilarating charge of adrenaline and exuberance. The launch came alive at the spacious Classic Car Club of Manhattan, where select classic cars set the scene. As guests mingled, they took in the decadent scent of Red Rush bursting with a mix of cedarwood oil, red mandarin and fresh mint with a touch of orange flower absolute, lush lemon oil and grapefruit oil. Invitees included Hannah Bronfman, Alanna Arrington, Danielle Harrington and Ansel Elgort, who is the global ambassador for Ralph Lauren Fragrances and the face of Polo Red Rush’s campaign video.
St Ives returned to New York City with their hands-on Mixing Bar open for a limited time only. As guests walk into the alluringly vast boutique, they are welcomed by skin care professionals. Customers can choose to make their own face scrubs, face moisturizers and body lotions, mixing their most desired ingredients together using the Shark Ninja blender. An array of retail products are also available, including bath bombs, lip scrubs and hand lotions. For international guests, an extensive line of luxurious products are available online until the end of the year. The brand is renowned for its substantial list of natural ingredients that aim to rejuvenate, refresh and replenish the pores for a healthy glow.
For beauty and fashion lovers interested in discovering various brands and products, Nordstrom was the place to be. The Nordstrom 2018 Anniversary Sale is a much anticipated event that lures crowds to their extensive array of products from fragrances and hair care to beauty must-haves at great and unbeatable values, running for a limited time. Apart from more than their 450 products on great deals, Nordstrom also hosted Beauty Bash events as well as Glam Out Days, all about delivering to customer’s requests and expectations.
Nordstrom customers were able to sample certain products before making a purchase. Their free shipping and return policy are tempting for any shopper. High-end and luxurious brands and products include La Mer, Jo Malone, Charlotte Tilbury and many more. •
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