The Lucire team had a good chance to catch up with Dunedin designer Charmaine Reveley at Coco Wellington (138 Willis Street) on Thursday. We were among the ﬁrst media to interview Reveley when she was at the Dunedin Fashion Incubator in the mid-2000s. Showing her autumn‚Äďwinter 2010 collection, Free Fall, Reveley‚Äôs work has strengthened both in terms of design integrity and execution. The buyers we spoke to agreed, including one who had been purchasing since her ﬁrst seasons.
Afterwards, Reveley, the Coco crew, and Lucire publisher Jack Yan and fashion editor Sopheak Seng had a very ﬁlling dinner at Siem Reap. A main can easily feed two there, as we discovered ﬁrst-hand.
Although the Geo Skincare brand has been around for the last ten years at health and beauty spas, only through popular demand has this exciting range of organic skin care products become available at selected pharmacies in New Zealand.
The Geo Skincare treatment range is made up of 22 products, including six designed especially for men.
Our favourites are the Daily Cleansing Milk; Hydra Gel; Night Repair Cream; Hydrating Hand & Body Cream and Daily Moisture for men.
Geo Skincare products use only organic ingredients derived from natural products such as avacado, cocoa butter, carrot, chamomile, kowhai, cucumber, juniper berry, lime, grapeseed, macadamia and a combination of pure extracts of oils and minerals (silica) found only in New Zealand‚Äôs unique geothermal regions. All are certiﬁed organic through Assure Quality, and are biodegradable.‚ÄĒSopheak Seng
One of the few women who can legitimately lay claim to the supermodel title is Gis√®le B√ľndchen. And to show off her post-baby ﬁgure, she has modelled for Italian label Calzedonia. The images were released earlier this week, and some media have reported that the shoot took place in February, two months after delivering baby Benjamin.
Calzedonia‚Äôs summer 2010 swimwear range centres around four themes: cutty fruity, colour follies, seashore and digital print.
The company says its trend for the season is glamour mixed with originality. There are more complex prints, fewer bright, primary colours, and more muted shades such as light blue and grey for the single-colour designs.
A video from the shoot can be seen at Calzedonia‚Äôs Italian website.
B√ľndchen also modelled for Calzedonia‚Äôs summer 2009 line.
HSH Prince Albert of Monaco II, 52, is engaged to his long-time girlfriend Charlene Wittstock, the Prince‚Äôs Palace announced today.
Miss Wittstock, 32, a South African, is a former Olympic swimmer.
No date has been set for the wedding, although by protocol it would have to be at least six months from the date of the engagement.
The pair met in 2000 when Wittstock competed in Monaco. She competed in the Sydney Olympics, representing South Africa, the same year.
The Grimaldis have often been the subject of fashion-watchers thanks to the iconic status of Prince Albert‚Äôs late mother, Princess Grace. Grace Kelly: Style Icon is currently running at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, covering the Princess‚Äôs fashion.
On June 19, the Prince and Miss Wittstock had appeared at the wedding of Sweden‚Äôs HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.
Prince Albert‚Äôs father, HSH Prince Rainier III, married actress Grace Kelly in 1956. She was killed in a car accident in 1982.
Miss Universe New Zealand 2010, Ria van Dyke, has had her ﬁrst photo shoot‚ÄĒif you do not count press ones‚ÄĒwith Angela Scott. These are stunning shots, conﬁrming many of the positive comments found here at Lucire‚Äôs web edition as well as other pageant-oriented websites.
Ria‚Äôs win is drawing extra support from companies in New Zealand. Beauty on the Strand of Parnell, Auckland, has joined as a pageant sponsor, providing her with sun-tanning and face products.
Kim from the Strand Wellness Centre, Parnell, is proudly advising Ria on how to obtain optimum nutrition and vitality on her journey to Miss Universe. The Miss Universe New Zealand ofﬁcial website is now being updated regularly as Ria gets ready for her international competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, during August. Similarly, the pageant fan page on Facebook is getting regular updates, with images from the last four years having been uploaded.
According to Lucire‚Äôs publisher, Jack Yan, who served as head judge this year: ‚ÄėWe have not seen such positive public comments‚ÄĒnearly universally‚ÄĒfor any Miss Universe New Zealand in the four years I have been on the judging panel for the pageant. These photographs show that Ria‚Äôs intelligence and sincerity are matched with outward beauty. She is, to date, our most popular Miss Universe New Zealand this century.‚Äô
Redken gives us that cutting-edge fashion again with its latest range of products. Taking inspiration from the runway and transforming it into ‚Äúreal way‚ÄĚ is the key idea behind its latest hair styling foursome, Style Connection.
Using these newly developed products can accentuate your cut and transform your hair into a catwalk-ready look.
Four products make up the new range from Redken: Redken Matte Sponge is perfect for getting that roughed-up ﬁnish; Redken Woolshake is a favourite of stylists for its ability to add extreme volume and texture; Redken Velvet Gelatine is a ‚Äúmust-have‚ÄĚ for blow dries, adding body and bounce while giving a high-shine ﬁnish; and Redken Vinyl Twist will give your curls shape, structure and flexibility while still making it light.
Each product has its own individual scent, with delicious top notes of bergamont, mimosa ﬂower, fresh ginger and citrus. Not only will your hair smell good but look good as well.
The range is recommended and used by top stylists Richard Kavanagh (who has coiffed many a model on the fashion circuit) and owner of Blaze Salon, Redken artist Mana Dave.‚ÄĒSopheak Seng