February 28, 2008
"Halle is an iconic actress and symbolizes beauty to many generations," Steve Mormoris, senior vice president of global marketing at Coty Beauty US, told WWD. "She adds another dimension to the celebrity fragrance market. Halle has always been a little more mysterious, not quite as open with her personal life as some other stars. Her fragrances will allow her to present another facet of her personality to her fans.
"The first Berry fragrance products are expected to launch globally in spring 2009, Mormoris said. They will launch in "mid-tier" department stores, such as J.C. Penney, and then will move into the mass market. "We're committed to developing a project that will bring luxury to the mass market," said Mormoris.
Generally, such celebrity deals include $3 million to $5 million up front, with a royalty of about 5 percent, according to industry sources. Mormoris declined to discuss the terms of Berry's deal.
While star fragrance deals are not being announced at a pace like they were a few years ago, Mormoris emphasized that he does not see a slowdown in the celebrity beauty category. "It's clear to us that the celebrity segment is alive and well," he said. "It's constantly being reinvented and refreshed. These fragrances are entertainment, but in a different way."Coty's extensive celebrity portfolio also includes the scent brands of Jennifer Lopez, David and Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kimora Lee Simmons, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Kate Moss and Tim McGraw.
Source: Women's Wear Daily
Podiatrists, who have already warned about the health impact of high heels, were less impressed. Michael Paynton, chairman of the British Chiropody and Podiatry Association, said: "The heel is there to stabilise. "When you elevate the rear of the foot it makes you lean forward, which is bad for both the back and the foot. "The front of the foot ends up taking the weight of the bulk of your body, which can in turn do damage to the tendons in your legs by shortening them. "I certainly would not recommend these shoes."
February 27, 2008
Say good-bye to fake Prada bags: Yesterday the city shuttered 32 vendors of counterfeit goods on Canal, Walker, Center, and Baxter streets, dubbed the "counterfeit triangle" by Mayor Bloomberg and the gazillion tourists looking for cheap holiday gifts. The city set up a sting shopping operation and sent undercover cops on more than 40 shopping trips to the area, where they bought things like Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses for $9, a Prada handbag for $40, and a Rolex for $80.
Though the police seized $1 million in goods from the 32 shops yesterday, $25 million worth of counterfeit goods were seized in 2007, three times as much as the previous year. Bloomberg said the counterfeit goods cheat the city out of $1 billion in sales tax a year and called it "organized crime."
So who's in trouble for all of this? A property owner, Vincent Terranova, who was already sued in 2006 by companies like Burberry and Marc Jacobs for leasing his space to illegal activities. No criminal charges have been made, but Terranova is going to have to pay considerable fines: He owes $1,000 for every day following the first notice of illegal activity, which was given in early January. That's, what, something like $50,000? He could have bought so many real Prada bags with all that money. What a waste.
Source: New York Magazine
February 26, 2008
February 25, 2008
Cameron Diaz in Dior by John Galliano & Keisha Whitaker
Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli, Marion Cotillard in Jean Paul Gaultier, Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera
February 24, 2008
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta, Laura Linney in Michael Kors, Hilary Swank in Versace
Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga, Penelope Cruz in CHANEL, Kristin Chenoweth in Armani Prive
Anne Hathaway in Marchesa, Ruby Dee, Miley Cyrus in Valentino
Heidi Klum in John Galliano Haute Couture, Katherine Heigl in Escada, Helen Mirren in George Chakra
February 22, 2008
February 20, 2008
February 18, 2008
Lacing up your shoe straps over your jeans?
Not the best idea.
Check out more of Elizabeth Arden's new
Intervene Makeup SPF 15 here.
February 15, 2008
Lesha Anderson from Newburgh, Indiana!
Vickie Ames from Dallas, Oregon!
Reeva Morgan from Fort Washington, Maryland!
and Davina Johnson from Decatur, Georgia!
Giveaways are FUN! Thanks so much to everyone who entered!
February 13, 2008
Fashion, celebrity, entertainment and me... now adding "beauty" to the mix. Makeup, skincare, haircare, etc. It's a natural progression for Hip Candy, don't you think? I do. I've really been posting beauty stories all along (see below)! So stay tuned for even more of the latest beauty product news and reviews from Hip Candy's newest label, Hip Beauty! Where you'll find only the hippest beauty products revealed! And Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥
February 12, 2008
The month of February is simply not enough time to learn about the rich history that is ours. But the sites below are a good starting point.
Black History on Biography.com
Black History on Time.com
February 10, 2008
Sony BMG sent over some newly launched Platinum Musicpass cards just in time for The Grammy's for a FREE music giveaway at Hip Candy! The Platinum Musicpass cards are digital album cards that deliver high quality files compatible with all MP3 players, ipods too! You'll be able to choose from 10 different artists on the card with each card good for 1 music download and Hip Candy will be giving away 10 cards each to 5 lucky winners via random draw! That's 10 songs each! Yay! To enter, just email your name along with your city and state to email@example.com with "Hip Candy/Sony Musicpass Giveaway" in the subject line, and you're entered! The winners will be selected via a random draw and announced on Friday, February 15, 2008. The deadline to enter will be Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14 at 11:59 PM. Only one entry per person. So enter today to get your free music!
(above) Whitney, looking like the star that she's supposed to be, Rihanna & Alicia...
(above) Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield & Pink...
(above) L'il Mama & Ashanti, both looking... different.
(above) Serena looking fab in red & Paula looking like... Paula.
(above) Nia Long, Nicole Murphy & Fantasia...
February 8, 2008
February 7, 2008
Pre-Grammy gifting suite sporting a new "look".
Sorry, but I can't get behind this look one bit.
Only 1 day left! Stay tuned for more Fashion Week Coverage...
See even more beautiful hi-res shots from the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/08 collection over at PopCrunch.
February 6, 2008
February 5, 2008
-Meenal Mistry, Style.com
(above, one of my faves, Liya Kebede modeling)
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2008
(above) Diane von Furstenburg Fall 2008
(above) Doo Ri Fall 2008
(above) Betsey Johnson Fall 2008
February 4, 2008
February 3, 2008
Click to see even more pics from the Fall 2008 Baby Phat show.
He's a New York Giant now, but he's from New Orleans. It's gonna be a battle but I want the Giants to take it.
February 2, 2008
Sara Ramirez in Angel Sanchez
Molly Sims in Daniel Swarovski
Ashanti in Tracy Reese
Maria Menounos in Marchesa
Lisa Rinna in Michael Kors
Liza Minnelli in Halston
This post is lovingly dedicated to
♥ XOXOXO ♥
February 1, 2008
Backstage at the 2007 Red Heart Truth Show at New York Fashion Week
Friday, February 1, 2008 is a celebration of the kick-off to American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day by wearing red in support of women’s heart health.
The Red Dress—the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness—was designed to build awareness that women are at risk for heart disease, and motivate them to take action to reduce their risk. Follow The Heart Truth and learn about heart disease in women this February, and throughout the year, through a series of exciting events taking place across the nation!
The Heart Truth returns to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with Red Dress Collection 2008. Stay tuned for pics!
See pics from the Heart Truth 2007 Show.
Fashion Week officially kicks off today in New York.