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Julien Fournie Haute Couture winter 2015 2016 Paris

Inspired by the early twentieth century fantasy films, Julien Fournié has reinvented this season the magic of Paris Couture.

Fascinated by the esotericism and the magnetism of Karl Freund’s or Marcel L’Herbier’s movies (respectively “Mad Love” and  “Fantastic Night“), the French couturier portrays the female characters who favor mystery to enhance their strong personality.

“I also read  Letters between Six Sisters, a selection of the Mitford sisters’ private correspondence “, says Julien Fournié. “I was fascinated by the independent thinking and the great wit of these socialites  who, despite their radically different political views, were keeping stormy but enduring relationships, always ready to shine together with wonderful elegance, even in troubled times. ”

With a contained shoulderline highlighting a long neck, a marked waistline slightly rounding the hips, with backs featuring inlays and favoring sheer fabrics, the silhouettes by Julien Fournié constitute a collection that makes shades of black sing. In some looks, the brightness of grey velvet, several sparkles of emerald, or the deep glitter of ruby confer upon Julien Fournié’s “First Night” a specific glitz.

In this world of semblance, sleeves are often extended like gloves to cover hands to the thumb joint, “illusion“ tulle partly covers the skin in a magnetic strategy of charm.

Moiré silks are often substituting velvet or crinkled vinyl on the back of tuxedos. The opening silhouettes introduce the ready-to-wear collection of the season, which will be  available in stores on the day after the show (particularly at Le Printemps department store, in Paris). These first fifteen numbers conjure up the world of magicians, notably through integrated capes at the back of a raincoat or of a little gray dress, but also in a riding-coat with integrated vest, in jackets with a detachable tail,  in jumpsuits with fabulous inlays of lace or  3D brocades.

A black Art Deco skyline on a fuchsia background is featured in the season’s exclusive print. Julien Fournié proposes with it a tunic a long skirt and a wide blouse with lavallière, which he also declines in a lightweight brocade of sheer black and silver.

The twenty following numbers reveal the specific witchcraft of Paris Couture. Grey or emerald silk velvet pieces  are often embroidered with sequins in the same shades. A “diamond- shaped ” neckline is embellished with Art Deco geometric patterns. The work undertaken in collaboration with Sophie Halette renews the use of lace embellishments and adds depth to vulnerability through three-dimensional  craftsmanship .

Drapé in fuchsia silk jersey with asymmetrical back, glittery bustiers with flaring corollas, chiffon or jersey gowns, a hooded sheath in embroidered velvet, a textile sculpture featuring a bouquet of velenous flowers hypnotize to the spectacular final dress in crinkled black vinyl.

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London – Major developments in green materials, sustainability metrics, ethical labels, and digital marketing will be featured in the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit (www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com/Europe). The summit will be hosted at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on 21-23rd October.

With cosmetic and ingredient firms under growing pressure to reduce their environmental impacts, sustainability metrics are gaining popularity. The opening session looks at popular approaches to measure environmental and social footprints. Elizabeth Laville, Founder and Director of Utopies, will present the latest sustainability metrics on cosmetic products. Yves Rocher will show how it is using such metrics in its sustainability strategy, whilst Bruno Garnier from Carrefour will state how the supermarket chain is addressing its packaging impacts. Vicky Murray from Neal’s Yard Remedies will outline the steps it has taken to become the first carbon-neutral retailer in the UK. Featured speakers will also debate the practical use of metrics: do they over-complicate the green agenda, or help focus sustainability efforts?

The green materials session will give an update on the growing array of sustainable ingredients available to product developers and formulators. Henrik Vingaard, Sourcing Director of AAK, will highlight the pitfalls and opportunities when sourcing raw materials from Africa. Active Concepts will show how sustainable extraction methods can help with product innovations. As the cosmetics industry looks to move away from polyethylene beads, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne will outline the green exfoliant alternatives. Other speakers will cover green chemistry in cosmetic formulations, novel marine ingredients, and sustainable alternatives to palm oil.

With concerns about labels proliferation in the cosmetics industry, the ethical labels session will give an update on recent developments and give future projections. Details will be given of new labelling schemes, such as Vegan Society, Nordic Swan and Fairtrade. Farhan Tufail from Halal Certification Schemes will highlight the potential of the Halal labelling scheme for cosmetics. With over 20 standards now for natural & organic cosmetics, leading certification agencies will discuss recent developments.

Carmen Esteban from the ISO Working Group will give an update on the ISO standard for natural and organic cosmetics. Is this the solution to global harmonisation? Tom Hornshøj-Møller, R&D Manager at Urtekram, and Salma Chaudhry of the Halal Cosmetics Company will give the brands perspective on adopting ethical standards.

The digital marketing session will look at the disruptive influence of mobile technology on the marketing of cosmetic products in the context of sustainability. Manuel Fernandes from Friends of the Earth will show how its ToxFox mobile app is being used to screen safe cosmetics. Thorsten Kremser from Faktor 3 will highlight the growing potential of social media marketing: how can cosmetic brands fully utilise Facebook, Pinterest, You Tube, Twitter and Instagram? Sonia White, owner of the UK online retailer Love Lula, will give pointers to brands on how to maximise online retail sales. Other speakers will cover digital consumer behaviour and mobile commerce developments.

The agenda of the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit reflects the growing complexity of sustainability in the beauty industry. According to the organiser Organic Monitor: brands not only have to consider green ingredients / formulations and labelling schemes, but also packaging impacts, raw material sourcing, carbon and water footprints, operational efficiency, as well as the pervasive influence of mobile technology on marketing. This 7th European edition aims to help the cosmetics industry resolve many of these sustainability concerns.

About the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Since 2009, the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit has been covering sustainability issues in the cosmetic & personal care industry. The international series of summits now takes place in the major geographic regions of the world. The European edition will be hosted at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on 21-23rd October. More information is available from www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com/Europe

The Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit (20-21 October) will be hosted alongside the summit. See www.sustainablecleaningsummit.com

About Organic Monitor

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is organised by Organic Monitor: a London-based specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on the global organic & related product industries. Since 2001, we have been providing a range of business services to operators in high-growth ethical & sustainable industries. Our services include market research publications, business & technical consulting, seminars & workshops, and sustainability summits. Visit us at www.organicmonitor.com

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  1. It is important to have clean, healthy skin prior to spraying or applying perfume (washing areas where you spritz fragrance will help).
  1. Humid or moist skin enhances the perfume. Consider buying a body lotion that is part of the perfume line and use it as a base before you apply. “Layering is key,” says internationally renowned perfumer Claude Dir. “Apply the body lotion first, and then spritz the scent.”
  2. If you don’t have a body lotion with the same fragrance as the actual perfume, then apply an unscented lotion. Using light anti-perspirants with perfume typically enhances the fragrance and does not conceal it.
  1. Identify your pulse points (these are typically the wrists, neck, and behind the ears). The ears contain glands that help perfume perform well in this area! Make sure these are clean and moisturized (ideally with complementary body lotion). After applying the scent on pulse points, spray the perfume into the air and step into it so it envelops your entire body gently. Remember that scent travels upward, so don’t neglect the pulse points that are found in the upper part of your body.
  1. It’s best to apply perfume before you dress so that the clothing does not sap up the fragrance. Also, keep in mind that lighter notes (like florals) dissipate more quickly than stronger scents like musk. Perfume on skin means that it becomes warmer and rises with your temperature.
  1. Also remember that scent does expire –typically after three to six months after the bottle is opened, says Lev Glazman, founder of and perfumer for Fresh cosmetics. This is because the alcohol and the aldehydes (the organic compounds) dissipate and actually change the chemical composition and nature of the scent. If you use scent past its expiration date, don’t expect it to last very long on your skin.
  1. Fragrances are typically classified according to the strength of their scent (typically based on the concentration of scent oils). “Parfum” or “Perfume” contains the highest concentration of these oils. Then come Eau de parfum, Eau de toilette, Eau de cologne and lastly body sprays and lotions. If you are using “Parfum,” it takes very little layering to make the scent stand out, so layer appropriately.
  1. Avoid exposing the fragrance to sunlight because the light can unbalance the ingredients. It is best to store perfume in a cool, dark place.

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This year at the annual Fashion and Beauty Olympics, $10,000 CASH Designer  and Model Competition, Model World Magazine will present Prakash Patil aka Mr. India Galaxy, with the Fashion Icon Award.  The event will take place Saturday June 13, at the Holiday Inn on W. 57th Street in New York City. For more more information visit, http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com and click on $5,000 tab.

Prakash Patil, already a Supermodel in his own right and a legend in his homeland, India, has carved a fashionable legacy in the United States.  He has numerous awards for outstanding work in fashion and film.  Below is some background information on his many achievements.  We are honored to present him with the Fashion Icon Award.

International Model / Actor / Young Entrepreneur – Prakash Patil

 Prakash Patil is the true living youth legend of passion, commitment, humanity and inspiration to this generation.  Prakash Patil is a Multi-talented, respectfully all-rounder icon, most humbled personality that USA has admired and handsome young man from India. Prakash is Winner of Couple of Pageants ie MR.INDIA GALAXY, MR.SOUTH ASAIN PRINCE, Winner of Jewel of India Calendar Hunt & reality episode.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Business Administration, and Masters in Managing Information Technology in the United States.

He is also recipient of many awards & honors for his service to community in IT career, Academic and Entertainment.  Just to name a few “International Youth Advocate Humanitarian Award” from The Youth Représentatives of the  National Council of Women of the United States, United Nations. “International model of The Year” from New York Fashion Awards, “Fashion Rock star of the Year” from Unsung Heroes, “Talent of the year ” from Nassua County State of New York,  etc.

His journey was far from being easy, but with his determination he has accomplished many honors at such a young age and being face of couple of media. Newspapers. He strikes a great balance between acting, modeling and IT Engineer. He is one of successful model featured in many magazines, walked for several famous designers and major fashion weeks in USA & aboard.  Played as a lead Actor in Film “The Other Side of New York” and has won awards in International Film Festivals.

In spite winning many title awards, people admire his humbleness and helping nature towards others.   After winning the most coveted title of Mr. India Galaxy, Prakash adds, “I wish to thank everyone for giving me such a great opportunity to showcase my talent across the globe. It is a great moment of glory as I am honored at such a prestigious event in front of such illustrious guests. I look forward to using this opportunity to achieve greater heights and giving back to those who have showered their love on me and believed in me. I will utilize my achievements for the welfare of people in the world.


Kim Kardashian Smokey-Eyes – Step by Step

One of a kind, this innovative double-ended Eyebrow Pencil enhances the natural allure of your eyes. Shape, shade and fill-in your eyebrows with ultra-smooth high definition ease while coloring in those hard-to-reach gaps. With BF Eyebrow Pencil you can experience superior blending, perfect precision and natural shading. You can even brush your eyebrows and twist for color release (no sharpener needed). Get stunning, long lasting results without smudging.

Eyebrow Pencil Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics – $27.00

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Eyeliner Kajal

Highlight your powers of seduction with the timeless kohled Oriental look. Kajal creamy pencil eyeliner gives you lavishly deep color and shine and effortlessly glides on to your upper and inner eyelids to create a striking look that lasts all day. Define your eyes with this ultra-soft eyeliner or easily blend for a smoky eye look.

Eyeliner Kajal Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics – $26.00


Eye Shadow

A riot of colors has begun with Bassam Fattouh’s new innovative Refill Eye Shadow collection. This revolutionary line brings you a dazzling range of formulas as a result of a new transforming technology that deliver ethereal and weightless textures with color intensity like no other. Whether you’re a fan of shimmery pearls,velvety mattes or luminous metallic, BF Eyeshadow is the perfect balance of textures and pigments combined with years of color artistry to bring you one of the most seductive ranges of shades to date.

Eye Shadow Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics – $21.00


Cream Eyeliner

An innovative long lasting eyeliner with a built-in brush that gives you the precision of an expert. Revel in the ultra-shiny finish, creamy texture, consistent color, and quick dry formula. Draw flawless lines and create a fabulous look with ease. Be glamorous all day without smudging or creasing. Show off the entrancing look of a liquid liner with the effortlessness and suppleness of a creamy base.

Cream Eyeliner Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics – $33.00

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Mascara Orient Lashes

The mystical charm and sensual intensity of the orient is here. Oriental Lashes has a highly versatile, long lasting formula that gives an outstanding lengthening effect and creamy, luxurious feel. The bristle brush adds length, thickness and definition to each lash individually, separating them for that butterfly effect without clumping or smearing. It accentuates your lashes and transforms them with this rich, exotic black mascara. Oriental Lashes is ideal for a look that creates dramatic appeal and theatrical fascination.

Mascara Orient Lashes Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics – $42.00


Kim Kardashian Smokey-Eyes – Step by Step


With the BFC Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in Black, trace your upper lash line generously.

Using the BF Smoke Blender Brush, begin smudging directly over the penciled area and blend.

Apply BFC Carbon Black Eye shadow with a BF 22 Banana Brush to the entire area of your eye right above the crease (not the eyelid) in a half-moon motion.

With the BF 24 Fluff Brush, blend the Carbon Black Eye shadow, keep blending so that it spreads towards the area right above the crease and outer edge of your eye, until you cover the entire area right below the brow bone. Blend some more until color spreads evenly.

To add more nuance to your look, using the BF 19 Blending Blush blend some BFC Silver Greige Eye Shadow all over your eyelid from lash line to the crease.

Using the BFC Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in Black trace a thin line on your lower eyelid.

With BF 06 Small Shader Brush blend and shade the eyeliner on your lower lid.

Use the BFC Eyeliner Cream in Leyl to trace the natural shape of your eye all the way from the inner corner of your eye outwards and finish it off with a thick swipe that points in the direction towards end of your eyebrow.

Brush, fill-in and shape your eyebrows with BFC Eye Brow Pencil.

With BFC Orient Lashes Mascara, apply mascara gently to your lashes. Start from the bottom root and work your way up to the top.

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 The First and Only Product of Its Kind:

A Spray that Keeps Your Feet Comfortable While Wearing The Highest Heels Longer To Prevent “Stiletto Suffering”

With all the agony that high-­‐heel-­‐wearing women have suffered over the years, it’s surprising that no one thought of this before. New Still Standing® Spray does what many gel insoles and flower inserts try to do but don’t. It actually prevents the discomfort caused by standing, walking or just wearing high heels or stilettos. As a result, feet feel just as good after an hour and a half as they did when you first put on your shoes.  It stops “Stiletto Suffering™” before it starts.

 Still Standing® is a natural, patent-­‐pending proprietary formula spray made of cooling menthol and Certified Organic eco-­‐distilled™ Arnica, Aloe and Ilex. These three herbal remedies are time-­‐tested natural anti-­‐inflammatories and pain relievers. The eco-­‐distillation™ process insures that the resulting herbal extracts have the highest potency and efficacy. Along with other ingredients including Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil, they come together in a greaseless, colorless, stain-­‐free spray that keeps feet feeling great (the menthol scent quickly vanishes after a few minutes).

How It Works

Still Standing® does not numb your feet. Instead it works to prevent the unpleasant cycle of stiletto-­caused foot discomfort from beginning in the first place.

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 * The results of a survey of 4000 British women reported in the Telegraph in November, 2010, found the average woman began experiencing foot pain 34 minutes after she stepped out of a taxi and into a pub or club. More than 50% say they have walked home barefoot.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8163117/34-­‐minutes-­‐the-­‐time-­‐it-­‐takes-­‐for-­‐ new-­‐shoes-­‐to-­‐pinch.html

When you first put on your heels, your feet feel fine. But because your feet are put into an unnatural position by high heeled shoes, they get irritated, red and hot after a while.* Your shoes feel tight as all the pressure points (that reflexologists tell us exist in our feet) get squeezed and everything feels worse. The ingredients in Still Standing® keep your feet calm and cool so Stiletto Suffering™ never starts. Your feet feel like they do when you first put on your shoes.

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Still Standing® should be generously sprayed on the top, sides and bottom of your feet prior to putting on your shoes. It is important to let it dry which takes a few minutes. The large size features eco-­‐friendly,

non-­‐aerosol, continuous spray technology. This delivers the most potent, highly-­‐penetrating mist from any angle, making it easy to use. It comes with a purse size for touch-­‐ups on the go, which will be needed generally in 2 to 4 hours depending upon the person. If you have open blisters or cuts on your feet, you should not use the product.

Will It Take Care of All Shoe-­‐Caused Foot Pain and Problems?

No. It’s designed to be used with shoes that fit properly and will not help or prevent blisters. If when you first put on your shoes, they immediately pinch, rub or cut into your foot, Still Standing® will not solve your problem.

What’s Still Standing®’s Story?

Lyn Butler, a former Emmy award winning TV producer, is the beauty product lover behind Still Standing®. A self-­‐confessed cosmetic junkie and solution-­‐seeking researcher, she has spent a great deal of time and effort on various beauty challenges. Initially, she says, “out of pure self interest.”

“Some people devote their lives finding out about things like the Higgs Boson, I’m much more practical. I look for solutions to the problems that aggravate me. And the fact that my favorite and most flattering shoes made me miserable after less than an hour was very aggravating!”

It took nearly three years to get Still Standing® to market. Just launched, it is currently now sold at NewBeauty at Fred Segal and on the web at www.StillStandingSpray.com. And plans are in motion to have it available in high-­‐end shoe salons and exclusive retail stores. The set of the large and the mini travel size retail for $27.99, with four beautifully boxed travel sized minis selling in an On The Go Set for $19.00. Lyn also writes a blog entitled “Stiletto Solution” which provides an amusing look at shoes, beauty and fashion along with practical tips and solutions.


A leading fragrance brand in the Specialty market creating a high level of innovation and uniqueness with their 16 beautifully distinct fragrances in over 200 total products. Developed in their in-house Fragrance Studio curated using essences of nature’s botanicals and a hint of the unknown expertly blended to elicit a strong and deep personal connection.  All products are free of harmful ingredients such as mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, and sulfates.  Artfully designed and hand crafted with a touch of charm, Thymes Bath & Body invites the discovery of beauty in everyday life.

Thymes Studio Collection Fragrances:


  • Aqua Coralline: Reminiscent of an ocean’s breeze; a cool, fresh fragrance that creates a seaside curio for the senses.
  • Jade Matcha: Worldly and intriguing, ceremonial crushed Matcha tea is a rare delicacy; an aromatic, green fragrance embraces modernity in an opulent infusion.
  • Kimono Rose: A sensuous bouquet of spring’s most coveted flowers; a fruity, floral fragrance unfolds an intricate origami of unabashed femininity.
  • Lotus Santal: Warm and intoxicating notes sing soft praises to an unexpected pause; a creamy, wood fragrance composes a chorus or aromatic tranquility.
  • NEW! Mirabelle Plum: Flora’s allure creates an unexpected lavish landscape; a ripe, juicy fragrance weaves a tapestry of lush temptation.
  • Rosewood Citron: A mercurial spirit comes forth with unexpected insights; a citrus, wood fragrance educates the senses in a study of compelling contrasts.
  • Tiare Monoi: At first it seems like an illusion then an intoxicating, verdant nirvana emerges in the essence of the moment; a heady floral fragrance forms an oasis of lush wildness.
  • NEW! Tupelo Lemongrass: Dappled sunlit days offer the slow indulgence of drifting amongst vibrant scents; a bright, citrus fragrance crafts a patchwork field of vitality and light.

Thymes Classic Collection Fragrances:


  • Agave Nectar: The secret beauty of the desert unexpectedly blooms with a tangy juicy fragrance that will leave your confidence as replenished as your skin.
  • Clary Sage Tea: Beautifully crafted to inspire the soul and uplift the spirit – a fresh, herbal infusion restores and invigorates the senses.
  • Eucalyptus: A transformative part of a daily routine, energizing and awakening the senses; a fresh, invigorating fragrance infuses the day with unlimited possibilities.
  • Goldleaf: Celebrating 25 years in the Marketplace! A lavish fragrance that’s as memorable as it is luxurious; a heady, floral fragrance creates an elaborate work of art for the senses.
  • NEW! Goldleaf Gardenia: A reinvention of a timeless favorite blooms a graceful bouquet; a beautiful, light floral fragrance that’s classically inspired and beautifully modern.
  • Lavender: An optimistic palette for the senses, awakening the perfect canvas of a brisk, floral fragrance. Take on the day with boundless inspiration.
  • Olive Leaf: A fragrance born in antiquity for a rich whole-body experience. Naturally wholesome and balanced with nourishing herbs and woods.
  • Temple Tree Jasmine: Blossoming with shimmers of floral wisps and silkening elegance; a moment of delicate reverie and fragrant sophistication.

All fragrances are available in various signature bath and body products: Bar Soap, Body Lotion, Body Scrub, Body Wash, Cologne, Cologne Rollerball, Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, Home Fragrance Mist, Petite Body Lotion, Petite Lotion & Cologne Rollerball Set and Poured Candle. In addition to the signature bath & body products, varying between scent collections, are luxury bath and treatment products including: Bath Oil, Body Scrub, Bubble Bath and Whipped Body Cream that allow you to experience the evocative fragrances in depth. Prices ranging from $6.00 to $40.00.

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Specialty Retailers and www.thymes.com

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