These smell fantastic and fruityâ€”and their formula contains vitamins E and B5, and Community Fair Trade organic virgin coconut oil. The Body Shop’s latest lip glosses are released in nine new shades in flavours (this is not an understatementâ€”you should see how this office smells) of plum, peach, strawberry, mango, lychee, coconut and watermelon, among others. The formula is non-sticky and lightweight. Each retails for NZ$23.
Meanwhile, the Body Shop has also released its Rainforest Coconut Hair Oil, which contains coconut oil and pracaxi oil, giving a softer shine and nourishment. The coconut oil is sourced from Samoa’s Women in Business Development Initiative, a Community Fair Trade provider. The Body Shop reminds us that Samoa has had two centuries’ experience in coconut oil extraction, and purchasing the oil (retail NZ$28Â·50) helps the people there, something that’s particularly poignant after the severe storm their country has had.
The hair oil works as an overnight leave-in, a pre-wash treatment or as a scalp massage.
Top The Icebreaker tunic. Above Icebreaker Highline three-quarter jacket.
Icebreaker has launched its winter 2013 collection, which the company calls its ‘most innovative and technologically advanced.’
In some of the offerings, the company’s soft shell construction has been combined with its Bluesign-accredited ‘nano’ particles, which feature a ridged surface that allows water, oil and mud to run off.
The Dart LS Half-Zip for men, a similar design for women, and the Quantum Plus Hood are three in the range incorporating what the company calls nanotechnology.
Icebreaker also has hybrid fabrics in its winter 2013 range, using Realfleece fabric and soft shell panels, and natural fibres blending 70 per cent merino with 30 per cent cotton.
The Icebreaker Legend LS Zip is the company’s warmest mid-layer design, where one layer can take the place of several, and four of the women’s sweaters this season are front-to-back reversible.
A stylish addition is the Ariana dress with a crushed cowl neckline.
Its Bodyfit base later collection has been upgraded, while there are new luxury knitwear pieces and accessories.
With so many pageants within days of one another, we’re at risk of being a pageant, rather than a fashion, magazine. But since we’ve followed Sarah Munn’s journey as Miss New Zealand at the 25th World Miss University 2012 (ì›”ë“œë¯¸ìŠ¤ìœ ë‹ˆë²„ì‹œí‹°), it’s only right that we announce that Mia Hasanagic, Miss Denmark, took the title at the pageant tonight at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul earlier tonight.
Elina Grundane, Miss Latvia, was runner-up. We were in touch with Miss Grundane’s pageant director, Inta Fogele, at the weekend. Ms Fogele was confident, and, like New Zealand, her country had taken the title once before, with Julija Djadenko.
Miss Hasanagic is 20, and attends Aarhus University. She studies global management and counts dancing and poetry as her interests.
But who won the popular vote, a.k.a. Miss Netizen, at World Miss University 2012? We’ve encouraged Lucire readers to vote for Miss New Zealand Sarah Munn between December 3 and 11â€”who scored the highest. Yet this prize went to Miss Korea, who placed eighth. Have a read of our latest article, online today, and you can make up your own minds.
Cheryl Cole, in a tight black jumpsuit, tells ITN backstage at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball, that she has had a ‘really good year’, reuniting with Girls Aloud and going on tour, calling it ‘exciting’.
She says she would not plan for the new year: ‘You can plan till the cows come home and the cows never show up.’
She tells the network her one wish for 2013: ‘Just for everybody to be healthy and happy.’
Cole also says she had a great time filming her revealing documentary, and that she was not concerned because she always has Twitter as an outlet for interacting with fans.
Her new beau Tre Holloway is mentioned at the end before the interview cuts.
Cole performed at the Ball, along with One Direction, Lawson, Little Mix and JLS.
Meanwhile, over at World Miss University in Korea, the next pageant in the calendar, Miss New Zealand Sarah Munn has amassed, fairly, her 10,800 views for her YouTube video. Miss Munn’s video appears in the right-hand column, and we encourage readers to help get her numbers up legitimately with a single view each day, which will take 55 seconds of your time. You can visit YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Qb2XbFSUA.
Last night, Johnnie Walker opened its Johnnie Walker House Beijing, which the brand claims to be ‘the world’s largest embassy for luxury Scotch whisky outside of Scotland.’
Diageo had already opened a Johnnie Walker House in Shanghai in 2011. The new boutique, which blends retail, club and artistic space, is located at Ch’ien Men.
Guests included Brian Gallagher, Karen Mok, Zhang Yadong, Duan Yihong, Pace Wu, Xander Zhou, Andy Chen, Tia Ray and Chen Su.
Among the offerings at the House are unique blends, and well-heeled customers will be able to specify their own.
Elisabetta Franchi has opened her first single-brand store in Milano, at via Manzoni 37, with a cocktail party on Wednesday.
The 168 mÂ², two-storey store blends Franchi’s signature values of elegance, class and charm, with a modern, minimalist design and the use of tinted mirrors, steel and cement.
The prÃªt-Ã -porter designer said in a release, ‘This space is something in between an intimate, luxurious apartment, and your typical New York boutique. Its mood is based on several contrasts: precious fabrics and natural colours, contemporary collections in a classy environment. It re-creates the chic and bon-ton atmospheres I love so much.’
Franchi plans openings in other locations, including Amsterdam, Lisbon, Maasmechelen, Dubai and Jakarta, she says.
Above More photographs from the Johnnie Walker House Beijing opening. Below Elisabetta Franchi’s new Milano boutique in the heart of the fashion district on the via Manzoni.