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November 23, 2014

Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection

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The Body Shop’s Christmas shopping selection has some of its most indulgent products, and Lucire has tried some of them out.
   There are plenty of products in the Body Shop’s Glazed Apple body care line, from the very simple but effective Bonbon Soap (NZ$10·25) to the indulgent bath jelly (NZ$33·95). The soap has a faint apple smell: it’s subtly scented and does not feel “chemical”, thanks to its plant-derived ingredients, such as its moisturizing sodium palmate. The bath jelly is also subtle but the smell gets released in water—don’t be deceived if you take the lid off for a sniff, as it’s quite lovely when mixed.
   The Glazed Apple lip balm (NZ$19·95, above right) is hydrating, and a wonderful addition to gift-giving this season. If you really want luxe, the Glazed Apple body butter (NZ$36·95) is rich with a more noticeable scent—it’s a must if you wish to spoil someone special.
   The Body Shop also has Frosted Cranberry, and Vanilla BrĂ»lĂ©e products, which we have sampled in the past. These favourites are back for Christmas 2014.



   When it comes to make-up, the company has it covered there, too. We’ve tried the eyeshadow palettes, namely the Frosted Pastels (NZ$50), which are on-trend with its shades for summer. We love the fact they haven’t been tested on animals, and the cute packaging. If you’re not that sure of how to apply the eye make-up, the Body Shop provides instructions, complete with the order of what goes on first.
   The Sparkler (NZ$50), meanwhile, is a spritzer that gives a fine dust of shimmer for your skin, available in Glazed Apple (which we tried), Frosted Cranberry, and Vanilla BrĂ»lĂ©e. You do need to get in the right light to show off the sparkle.
   The Body Shop’s Lip and Cheek Doll (NZ$49·95), a lip and cheek stain, has a limited-edition packaging for the holiday season. It has a natural colour, which you can build on, and it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. As a highlighter on the cheeks, it gives a healthy glow.


   The Glitter Eyeliner (NZ$24·95) is easy to apply, though you do need two layers. However, it lifts the eyes and gives a nice effect.
   Trying the Body Shop’s Colour Crush nail colours (NZ$12·95 each), which are happily free of harsh chemicals, we noted the base went on very well. We sampled Red My Mind, which was a deeper orange, Mint Cream, which we could only describe as very mint, and the Body Shop Green, a very Christmas colour. There was an easy application for all three, with none getting on the skin. For extra embellishments, the Body Shop’s nail art pen (NZ$15·95), with fine and thick ends, proved to be a very effective and precise tool.
   Meanwhile, to remove nail varnish, the Body Shop has an acetone-free formula that uses sweet almond oil, soya oil and Community Fair Trade sugar cane essence. The smell’s still quite strong, but the non-drying formula is effective and worked better than a rival product we compared it to.
   Get in to the Body Shop today for a one-stop location for some great Christmas presents.

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November 21, 2014

News in brief: Kendall Jenner chooses District; you choose for Charlie’s; Alejandra Alonso models Carrera y Carrera

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District notes that Kendall Jenner, the new face of Estée Lauder, wears a top from its range. The blush pink top retails for US$108. Blake Lively had also recently chosen District for a photo shoot for her new website, Preserve.


   Charlie’s wants New Zealand customers to try their Straight Up cola, and decide whether it should become a permanent part of its range. Kiwis are invited to post their feedback with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down selfie, or simply write a few words, at Charlie’s Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #straightupcola.
   Finally, Carrera y Carrera, the Spanish jewellery brand, has launched new visuals with model Alejandra Alonso as its new face. The campaign has been conceived by MAFIA, and features items from Carrera y Carrera’s new Seda Imperial range, as well as from CĂ­rculos de Fuego, BambĂș and Ruedo. It will break in publications internationally this month.






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November 15, 2014

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin unveil collaboration with Barneys New York, Madison Avenue

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Barneys New York unveiled its collaboration with film director Baz Luhrmann and four-time Academy Award-winning production designer Catherine Martin, christened Baz Dazzled, at its Madison Avenue store.
   Luhrmann, Martin and Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman, have taken holiday themes and, according to Barneys, in true Luhrmann style, ‘turned them upside-down into a world of fantastical characters, enchanted environments, and luxurious, metallic textures.’
   â€˜From the first time my wife Catherine Martin and I found ourselves in New York back in the ’80s, we always marvelled at the way Barneys took the familiar and managed to turn it on its head. This way of seeing the world is somewhat akin to our own creative philosophy,’ said Luhrmann. ‘Here we are now, so many years later in our adopted home, honoured to join the pedigree of artists, performers, and creative organizations which have collaborated with Barneys, to take the familiar and turn it on its head.’
   Urbanized woodland creatures, including a b-boy elf, a “true owl” who always speaks the truth, a graffiti-ing squirrel, and Celestina the ice princess, inhabit a fantasy world ruled by the Luna and Solar queens. There is a series of live performances and interactive theatre in each of the Barneys windows.
   The themes for the four windows are love (Elphresh the elf pursues his impossible love, Elfemeral), beauty (the Spirits of the Snow, by artist Anthony Howe), truth (Truth, an eight-foot-tall steampunk true owl, by artist Chris Cole), and freedom (a trapped ice princess dreams of freedom).
   The Madison Avenue store’s façade ties in to the theme, with the Solar and Luna queens singing out of two Juliet balconies on the second floor.
   Music for the performances is provided by a cappella group Pentatonix, ­comprised of vocalists Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, and Mitch Grassi, vocal bass Avi Kaplan, and beatboxer Kevin ‘K. O. Olusola­who, who exclusively scored and recorded custom versions of classics. In addition, Pentatonix provided vocals to several characters.
   Costumes have been created by Zaldy, who worked with Martin. The performances were directed in collaboration with Luhrmann, Martin, Barneys New York, and Andrew Katz.
   A limited-edition Baz Dazzled XO Exclusively Ours collection of luxury holiday dĂ©cor and gifts is available on the ninth floor of the Madison Avenue store, select Barneys stores nationwide, and Barneys.com. Items include an engraved Berti champagne sabre, a knit rabbit throw by Adrienne Landau, Studio DKS pillows, children’s costumes, stuffed animals, and exclusive Prada-created fur-lined sleeping bag and luxury picnic set.
   Pentatonix sang at the unveiling, singing, with the Luna and Solar queens, Madonna’s ‘Holiday’.
   Celebrities and VIPs at both the unveiling and the Central Park Zoo dinner afterwards included Richard and Lisa Perry, Amy Sacco, Aurelie Bidermann, Dakota Fanning, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, Deborra-Lee Furness, Dennis Freedman, Estelle, Giovanna Battaglia, Stefano Tonchi, Jessica Joffe, Kate Foley, Lily Kwong, Meryl Poster, Michael Avedon, Pat Cleveland, Simon Doonan, Max Osterweis, Victoria Justice, Wendi Deng, Zani Gugelmann, Madison Guest, Victoria Justice, Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour, Michael Avedon, Dorian Grinspan, Virginia Smith, Carter Elwood-Etherington, Breken Elwood-Etherington, Jennifer Zuccarini, Edward Menicheschi, Hailey Gates, Bronson van Wyck, Charles Rockefeller, Allese Thomson, Knight Landesman, and Brooke Garber Neidich.
   Twenty-five per cent of sales from Baz Dazzled holiday products will be donated to Room to Read, a literacy organization helping children in developing countries.



































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November 11, 2014

Kipling’s Always On, as are our spring–summer 2015 picks from Paris and New York

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When we think about the agile monkey symbol, Kipling automatically comes to mind. For fashionistas, it is a brand, but for the literary critics, the name is associated with the world-renowned British author Rudyard Kipling. Neither fashionista nor literary critic is wrong, considering more than two decades ago three designers in Belgium found their inspiration from the author’s The Jungle Book.
   The brand is known for their stylish bags, luggage and travel accessories. Post-fashion week, Kipling took over the remarkable Grand Central Terminal in New York to introduce their Always On collection. The different pieces on display were trendy and practical; music from Harley Viera Newton echoed throughout the site. Have a glance at their styles here:




   On the main part of the site, you’ll find Lucire’s picks for spring–summer 2015 from both the Paris and New York catwalks, and US west coast editor Elyse Glickman looks at Israeli footwear brand Naot, and a recent venture they did with Bellagio Shoes to help the residents of Beit T’Shuvah, a treatment centre that aims to get people back on their feet (pun intended).—Lola Cristall, Paris Editor

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November 10, 2014

Nanette Lepore for Origins launches limited-edition holiday collection in NYC

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This past Wednesday I attended the Nanette Lepore for Origins launch of their limited holiday collection at Lepore’s showroom in New York City. This collection was inspired by Lepore’s travels, from Morocco to India to Venezia, and coincides perfectly with Origins’ earth-sourced approach to beauty.
   Nanette’s showroom was the perfect place for the event, showcasing her line’s ĂŠsthetic alongside cult-classic products from Origins such as the Clear Improvement charcoal mask and the Ginger SoufflĂ© body cream. I was also introduced to products from the hair line, Ojon, such as the Rare Blend Tamer, a flyaway fixing hair mascara perfect to keep in your purse for humid nights. All the products went into the Nanette Lepore-designed make-up bag that is also great for transitioning your look from day to night as a clutch. The print is colourful and clearly travel-inspired and made of 100 per cent recycled cotton.
   Along with all the products, there was a photo booth and a product styling photo op where you can style the contents of your bag with your own items and supplied common purse items. I added my NYC Metro card, headphones, compass, and lip balm to the Origins and Ojon items I received and the assortment of items they had to choose from. I’m quite proud of my first product styling experience and would love to see other Lucire readers style a #WhatsInMyBag photo. Let me know if you do and tag @Lucire (on Twitter and Instagram). I can’t wait to see what you create!—Jamie Dorman, New York Beauty Editor

Availability: Origins retail stores and Origins.com
Price: Exclusive limited edition cosmetic bag plus a travel size Drink Up hydrating lip balm with any US$65 purchase



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November 7, 2014

Top international hairstylist Richard Kavanagh presents Rodney Wayne’s summer ’15 looks

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Top and centre The ‘Sunrise and Shine’ look from Rodney Wayne: cut and colour from NZ$250. Prep hair with Redken Rootful 06, blow-dry with a large flat paddle brush, flat iron for definition, and finish with Redken Fashion Works 12 hairspray. Above The ‘Dusk-oh’ look: cut and colour from NZ$280. For naturally curly hair, apply a generous amount of a styling paste such as Redken’s Rough Paste 12 to shampooed and conditioned, towel-dried hair. Hang head upside-down and dry with a hot hairdryer and diffuser attachment. Use a shine serum such as Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil for a little extra polish. Finish with Redken Control Addict 28 hairspray.

Rodney Wayne’s latest campaign, breaking this month, gets a jump on summer, with a bright 1970s pop-rock vibe mixed with an androgynous, rave-culture 1990s look, harking back to the international cultural influences of those decades.
   Entitled Do Summer, the campaign is proudly New Zealand in flavour despite its international inspirations, with Rodney Wayne’s global creative director Richard Kavanagh encouraging women to make a bolder statement this coming season with a new look. ‘The smart way to go is with fabulous hair that can take you from the pool to the party and places in between. Our latest looks are designed to help you make the most of the season in individual style,’ says Kavanagh.
   Kavanagh has driven the campaign, photographed by Steven Chee, directed by Lachlan McPherson, with Rodney Wayne’s Matt Butcher, Adrine Singh, Hannah McKenzie and Christie Beard assisting on hair.
   The five looks, ‘Sunrise and Shine’, ‘Dusk-oh’, ‘Honey Dipped’, ‘Twice the Nice’ and ‘Bourdin Patrol’, pay homage to the season, all using Redken products for preparation, finishing and protection.
   ‘Sunrise and Shine’ has been inspired by Annie Lennox and the rave culture of the early ’90s, with copper shades, using a halo technique of colouring, and shorter under-layers. ‘Dusk-oh’ was inspired by the 1970s’ soul sisters, enhancing curls Ă  la Donna Summer and Lorde. ‘Honey Dipped’ takes its inspiration from Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elvira Hancock character in Scarface, with a centre part and honey-dipped ends. ‘Twice the Nice’ sees braids at the core, whether they are herringbonem four-strand, French or classic. Finally, ‘Bourdin Patrol’ takes its name from photographer Guy Bourdin and the 1970s’ hyper-real styles of the models in his shoots.




Top ‘Honey Dipped': cut and colour from NZ$280. Create lived-in luxury with Redken Duo Shield 07 before blow-drying hair with a large round brush. Add a little Redken Powder Grip 03 at the roots for body and texture. Carry some Pillow Proof Two Day Extender to keep your style fresher longer. Centre The ‘Twice the Nice’ cut and colour starts at NZ$280. Redken Rough Paste 12 will help control hair while it’s being braided. Blow-dry with Redken Satinwear 02 for heat protection and light control. Bottom Getting the ‘Twice the Nice’ look: set hair on a small curling iron using a heat-active texturizer like Redken Fabricate 03 for heat protection and light hold. Once hair is set and cooled, brush it out and spray generously with Redken Forceful 23 strong hold hairspray for extra shine and hold.

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November 5, 2014

Heading eastward: glamorous events from Los Angeles to Paris

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Top Poolside at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Centre Inside the Eileen Fischer cabana at the Organic Spa Magazine event. Above TV host Nancy O’Dell.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills is known for its sophistication, adding a European flair in a Californian setting. It was a perfect location for Organic Spa Magazine to host the launch of their 2014 Los Angeles Experience Wellness Media and Eco-Celebrity Event. Celebrities included John Salley, Katie Chonacas, Jennifer Taylor and their stunning October cover girl Nancy O’Dell. With natural holistic services offered in cabanas by the poolside on the rooftop, overlooking marvellous views, the event was based around the beauty and delicacy of naturally infused products.
   Eileen Fischer’s stylish, restrained fashion appeared alongside Nubian Heritage, founded by Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman, who presented a slew of high-end natural skin care products. Others tapping in to their organic creativity included Ikove, Ayushi, Jurlique, the Organic Face, Susie Frazer, Two Bunch Palms, Organics Brasil, Plantlife, Shankara, Aura Cacia, Tsuiya, GaĂ«lle Organic, Malebranche, Nordic Naturals, Green Spa Network, Vana Retreats, Immunocologie, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, Natracare, Kari Gran, Riviera Maya, Dahliana Skincare, Fifth Dimension Clothing, Golden Door and Shea Moisture. The brands had one special factor in common: they brought the mind, body and soul together in the midst of natural products.




Top John Salley. Centre Nancy O’Dell and her Organic Spa Magazine cover. Above Organic Spa Magazine publishers Rona Berg and Bev Maloney Fischback with Nancy O’Dell.

   Travelling cross-country, we arrive in New York where Alyson Dutch hosted her Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Event. The Artisan Group was in attendance to present everything from jewellery pieces to skin care products. Brainy Pac presented their conveniently designed hats, where separate compartments permit the wearer to store away important items, including their gadgets, while staying chic. Signature Soul Socks introduced their comfortable socks, with solid soles that can easily slide into a boot. Lulu DK’s jewellery-like metallic temporary tattoos, in gold or silver, illuminate. Grande Lash-MD is perfect for the woman interested in elongating her eyelashes, with a product made out of exclusively natural ingredients. Dollipop Cosmetics featured their radiant eye shadows consisting of a range of various shades from lusterless matte to shimmering gloss.
   In Paris, Deux A’s head designer and founder, Anna-Liza, presented her spring 2015 collection during an intimate gathering in Paris. The collection entitled Naga Botanicus added her personal take on floral creativity, with vibrant, vivid shades and slightly psychedelic features. Casual, basic knee-high skirts to hip-hugging dresses are accompanied by large floral headdresses.—Lola Cristall, Paris Editor







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October 27, 2014

Ikea will move into fashion next, predicts Swedish author Stefan Engeseth

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Swedish author and business thinker Stefan Engeseth predicts that Ikea’s next move will be into the world of fashion.
   Engeseth says that Ikea’s expertise lends itself easily to the world of apparel. ‘Fashion is an expression of how to package and sell design,’ he says.
   He believes that fashion is in a repetitive cycle, stuck in history and needing renewal.
   Ikea could offer both complete apparel items and composite parts that customers could assemble themselves, says Mr Engeseth. The parts could be “tailored” at home in inventive ways without the need for complex sewing.
   â€˜Emotionally, this connects people to how life was in the beginning,’ he says. ‘Customers can personalize and “hack” the designs.’
   Jack Yan, publisher of Lucire, and a branding expert in his own right, says Engeseth’s ideas have a great deal of merit.
   â€˜This taps in to its existing fan base, and just as importantly, Ikea can make full use of its channels, outmanƓuvring many existing fashion labels,’ says Yan. ‘Ikea has an international retail base and it has distribution down to a fine art.’
   For completed clothing, Engeseth says that Ikea could offer Unisex dressing, without the divisions of male and female, but as an ‘Ikea member’.
   He sees Ikea clothing as being high-tech and low-cost, harder-wearing than the apparel found in mass-market retailers.
   â€˜We’re already seeing some shoppers go to outdoor and living stores to buy longer-lasting clothing. Ikea already sells reusable Kr 4 bags that are good and cheap; their clothes could be equally practical, as strong as work clothes,’ he says.
   â€˜You could even extend this hard-wearing philosophy into wedding gowns—after all, there are already some people opting to get married in Ikea stores.’
   Engeseth says Ikea could offer the clothing range to its fans first, so they have a “uniform”, much like football teams.
   â€˜There are 57 million Ikea “family members” already, so let them be the only ones who can buy the clothes first. This would be the longest catwalk ever.’
   He goes further, saying that those wearing Ikea clothing could qualify for greater discounts at the point of sale. ‘Not only will this build their tribe, it will “dress it up” to become a worldwide community.’
   Fans who have furnished their homes could host ‘Ikea days’, where dressed-up fans could invite their friends to their homes, which become pop-up fan showrooms. ‘That could give Ikea millions of stores, and greater exposure to how homes can be designed. That would bring in sales and the company could treble its profits,’ he says.

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