Tag Archives: christian dior

RIHANNA "SETS IT OFF" AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell
Advertisements

RIHANNA “SETS IT OFF” AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

Huile des Princesses – A New French Brand

9017327_l(3)

Huile des Princesses is delighted to present their new brand, an all-natural line with precious oils. Do It Yourself is very popular and beauty products including oils are trendy for their natural properties. All skin deserves food quality ingredients and plant extracts are a must for their unique benefits. Huile des Princesses offers busy women and those missing knowledge a 100% natural product from precious oils ingredients. The founder wishes to honor women by offering a luxurious skin product as she believes our skin and hair need a natural, efficient and sophisticated product. Thanks to different rituals, women will discover silky, fine and scented oils a true connection to nature with an exclusive ingredients selection from France, Australia, Burkina Faso, Japan, Ecuador and Hawaii.

Simple to use

An aromatherapy elixir ready in a spray for well being and beauty rituals for face, body, hair and massage. A divine daily natural product to nourish and regenerate all skin types. Huile des Princesses products do not contain mineral oils or parabens. Products are made in France with the French savoir-faire.

An elixir collection to discover

Huile des Princesses presents five different rituals, acting on Beauty, Balance, Relaxation, Energy and Slimming. Unique elixirs made with the best ingredients, the knowledge of French aromatherapy, the right vegetable seed oil, essential & pulp fruit oils like Fragonia, Jasmine, Manketti, Desert datte, Papaya, Raspberry, Baobab and much more.

RELAXING RITUAL

Huile des Princesses SENSUALITY ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: macadamia, papaya, rosehip vegetable seed oil & YLANG YLANG essential oil of Ylang Ylang, prized by perfumers and aromatherapists for its flowery perfume and relaxing virtues, acts synergistically with ultra penetrating and nourishing oil of macadamia, papaya, rosehip oil is highly concentrated in essential fatty acids.This elixir is multi purpose for massage, the face or body to soften the skin, fight against aging and provides joy and sensuality, applied to the hair as end finisher.

OIL  hupr01.03b-huile-des-princesses-sensuality-elixir

Properties: to hydrate and nourish deeply, source of vitamins, this synergy will drive you to your dream and help relax the mind and the body.

Use: Face, body, hair a must have multi-use oil.
Application: apply on clean skin, massage gently on your heart & throat chakra.

Huile des Princesses SENSUALITY ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

SLIMMING RITUAL

Huile des Princesses YOUTH ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: raspberry, kukui and sweet almond seed vegetable oil & SANDALWOOD essential oil

Sandalwood essential oil is a fine fragrance. In synergy with very penetrating and revitalizing seed oil such as kukui, raspberry and sweet almond seed: it strengthens the elasticity and firmness of the skin, in harmony with nourishing and restorative vegetable oils anti-aging, rich in vitamins A and E, antioxidant, and essential fatty acids. This elixir is used for the body, massage, in the bath.

OIL  hupr01.05b-huile-des-princesses-youth-elixir

Properties: to repair and firm the skin barrier
Use: Body and massage
Application: Spray all over your body and massage in circle for 10 mn twice a day.

Huile des Princesses YOUTH ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

RITUAL BALANCE

Huile des Princesses PURITY ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: apricot, baobab, hazelnut vegetable seed oil & FRAGONIA essential oil

The essential oil of Fragonia, from an Australian plant, cleanses the skin with its purifying and astringent properties, regulates the sebum. It acts synergistically with apricot, hazelnut, baobab seed oils hydrating to restore balance and vitality to the skin. Its flowery fragrance stabilizes emotions and invites harmony. It applies not only on the face but also delicious massage all over the body, a strong energy helper.

OIL  hupr01.02b-huile-des-princessespurity-elixir

Properties: Give tonus, hydrate, intensely nourish
Use: Face, body, hair, bath & massage application
Application: Apply on clean skin, massage in circle from the top of head to your lower abdomen chakra

Huile des Princesses PURITY ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

ENERGY RITUAL
Huile des Princesses VITALITY ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: apricot, cranberry and manketti vegetable seed oil & JASMINE essential oil

Magnificent essential oil of jasmine is tonic, softens and beautifies the skin and provides a sense of optimism and confidence with delicious scents, prized by perfumers. In synergy with regenerating vegetable oils: apricot, invigorating and ultra penetrating, cranberry, anti-aging and particularly rich in essential fatty acids, and manketti seed oil nourishing. This precious elixir is used on the face and body, it smoothes and brightens, for the hair to make it soft and shiny. Poured into the bath, it smells heavenly.

Properties: Give tonus, hydrate, intensely nourish
Use: Face, body, hair, bath & massage
Application: Apply on clean skin, massage in circle on your low abdomen chakra, apply before the make up for the glow

Huile des Princesses VITALITY ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

BEAUTY RITUAL

Huile des Princesses LOVELY SKIN ELIXIR
Main Ingredients: apricot, baobab, hazelnut, kukui vegetable seed oil & GERANIUM  essential oil

The essential oil of Geranium, Egyptian origin, provides multiple benefits: anti-wrinkle and firming, it tightens the pores and enhances the complexion. Combined with baobab and apricot seed oil to nourish and illuminate. Hazelnut and Kukui seed oil, it moisturizes and revitalizes the skin, makes it elastic and toned. In a gesture, it beautifies the skin of the face and body, leaves hair with a shine effect.
This precious flowery scents elixir, harmonize yin and yang for a better balance.

Properties: Regenerated skin, intensely nourish and softening
Use: Face, body, hair & massage application
Application: Apply on your hair as end finishers, apply on clean skin as a moisturizer, before the make up for the glow

OIL  hupr01.01com-huile-des-princesses-lovely-skin-elixir

Huile des Princesses LOVELY SKIN ELIXIR – 60 ml – $30

Distributed by: All Natural Essentials LLC, 244 5th Avenue Suite 205

China Beauty Expo, 18-20 May 2016 – Cements its Position in the Beauty Industry

young beautiful asian brunette in gorgeous dress, motion shot

Shanghai’s Original, Unparalleled Beauty Event since 1998

China Beauty Expo (CBE), Asia’s leading beauty trade, recently concluded its 20th edition on a high note, reinforcing its status as the definitive exhibition for the market.

2,120 (an increase of 15% from 2014) suppliers from all over the world, including Cheislie Formulations, Jala, L’oreal, P&G and Reef Cosmetics, Shanghai Jahwa, showcased the latest beauty and cosmetics innovations during the three-day event. This year’s event occupied over 150,000 sqm (an increase of more than 20% from 2014) of exhibition space.

Held in Shanghai New International Expo Center from 19 to 21 May 2015, CBE registered a total of 312,000 visits from trade professionals from across the region, which represented a 14% increase compared to 2014. This year, a large proportion of visitors were senior decision-makers, including executives from companies such as SASA, Sephora, Watsons and a number of leading distributors. Claudia BONFIGLIOLI, International Director, Informa Beauty and Informa Baiwen (CBE), said, “The global beauty market has been projected to reach new heights, with Asia continuing to lead the global market in the years ahead. The show is well poised to support the industry’s growth, and we look forward to bringing more of the industry together to help them realize the full potential that the market possesses.”

Professional Trade Event

Exhibitors at this year’s event were pleased with their decision to participate, citing the show’s audience, the focus on doing business, and its level of professionalism as key benefits. In addition, returning exhibitors found the show had grown in stature, not just in terms of attendance but also with the addition of new visitor attractions, such as the WeChat Conference and CBE-Beyond Beauty Trends Conference. “The highly-charged atmosphere, as well as top quality discussions, are what characterized China Beauty Expo 2015. We are optimistic that several business partnerships will develop from the contacts established during the exhibition. We will definitely be here again in 2016!” said Mr Christian PALIX, Founder, YESforLOV SAS (France).

Creating Opportunities and Building Connections

CBE aims to bridge the gap between suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors, as well as facilitate business and learning opportunities that ultimately inspire new product development. As part of its efforts to connect businesses, the organizers held the inaugural Business Meetings Asia, where a carefully selected group of exhibitors presented their products to specially selected senior buyers from China and six other countries.

Popular with attendees and providing further opportunities for business ideas included the Asian Brand Building Lab and the Beauty Ingredients & Formulation Shanghai Conference. These visitor attractions help visitors maximize their time at the show by drawing their attention to the upcoming beauty trends, as well as complimentary one-on-one vision consultations.

Having received critical acclaims from participants all around, the next edition of CBE looks set to be a bigger and stronger business platform as the organizers, Informa and Shanghai Baiwen, are committed to serve the global beauty industry with this event in the years ahead.

Response to the next edition has been overwhelming, with over 70% re-booking already committed onsite.

China Beauty 2016, 18-20 May 2016

The 21st edition of CBE will once again be held in Shanghai, from 18 – 20 May 2016. “We are pleased to announce that we have signed a long-term contract with the Shanghai New International Expo Center (上海新国际博览中心), where CBE has been held since 2005. We are looking forward to welcome more than 2,300 participating companies, over 180,000sqm of exhibition space. In addition, CBE will continue developing more beneficial and more in-depth contents, to continue the support of the development of the beauty industry,” said SANG Jingmin, Chairman of China Beauty Expo Organising Committee.

Alexander McQueen pips Chanel in 'cool brands' list of 2015

ALEX MCQUEEN TO

London fashion label Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, is the most wanted fashion label according to CoolBrands, the company devoted to create an annual list of the “hot” brands in Britain.

Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, was ranked two places higher than Chanel. The brand was the subject of a recent, sold-out exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum titled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

Fashion labels considered cool enough to make the cut include lingerie company Damaris, luxury sleepwear brand Olivia von Halle, cult sunglasses brand Linda Farrow, jewelry designer Stephen Webster and shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood. Luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter also made the list, as did Storm Models, the London-based agency which discovered Kate Moss and represents Poppy Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Revolutionary hairbrush Tangle Teezer was commended for using “disruptive technology” to achieve “global cult status” in the beauty segment.

Big beauty brands Benefit and Aveda were also listed as ‘cool’ alongside Jo Malone’s Jo Loves fragrance venture thanks to its founder’s “undeniable passion for fragrance, pouring undiluted creativity into innovative new products and entertaining experiences.” Hairdressing chain Toni & Guy also made the cut.

Alexander McQueen pips Chanel in ‘cool brands’ list of 2015

ALEX MCQUEEN TO

London fashion label Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, is the most wanted fashion label according to CoolBrands, the company devoted to create an annual list of the “hot” brands in Britain.

Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, was ranked two places higher than Chanel. The brand was the subject of a recent, sold-out exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum titled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

Fashion labels considered cool enough to make the cut include lingerie company Damaris, luxury sleepwear brand Olivia von Halle, cult sunglasses brand Linda Farrow, jewelry designer Stephen Webster and shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood. Luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter also made the list, as did Storm Models, the London-based agency which discovered Kate Moss and represents Poppy Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Revolutionary hairbrush Tangle Teezer was commended for using “disruptive technology” to achieve “global cult status” in the beauty segment.

Big beauty brands Benefit and Aveda were also listed as ‘cool’ alongside Jo Malone’s Jo Loves fragrance venture thanks to its founder’s “undeniable passion for fragrance, pouring undiluted creativity into innovative new products and entertaining experiences.” Hairdressing chain Toni & Guy also made the cut.

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW BREAKTHROUGH FOR HIGH HEEL & STILETTO LOVERS

HIGH HEEL

NEW STILL STANDING® SPRAY A REVOLUTIONARY NEW BREAKTHROUGH FOR HIGH HEEL & STILETTO LOVERS LAUNCHES AT NEWBEAUTY AT FRED SEGAL

 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.

HIGH HEELS still-standing-spray

 * 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.

 HIGH HEELS  still-standing-spray-box-minis

Directions

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 REVOLUTIONARY NEW BREAKTHROUGH FOR HIGH HEEL & STILETTO LOVERS

HIGH HEEL

NEW STILL STANDING® SPRAY A REVOLUTIONARY NEW BREAKTHROUGH FOR HIGH HEEL & STILETTO LOVERS LAUNCHES AT NEWBEAUTY AT FRED SEGAL

 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.

HIGH HEELS still-standing-spray

 * 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.

 HIGH HEELS  still-standing-spray-box-minis

Directions

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.

CFDA discusses race issue in fashion

Blk White Models VMoore

Though strides have been made in recent years to address the lack of colour on the runways, race remains a touchy subject within the fashion industry.

In an effort to tackle the issue head on, the Council of Fashion designers of America (CFDA) held a panel discussion in New York recently on the subject led by industry activist Bethann Hardison. With heavyweights like Prabal Gurung, Edward Emninful, casting director Anita Britton, Elle’s Samira Nasr and Laird+Partners’ Hans Dorsinville participating in the conversation, the scene was set for a lively exchange, through the resulting candid manner in which the talk played out.

“It has been something that concerns me as I grew up in the industry,” Hardison, a pioneer of diversity in fashion said at the discussion, according to a blog on the CFDA website.

“The fashion industry has struggled a great deal with diversity,” the former model added. “If television can be diversified, so can we.”

Hardison pointed to the late 1980s and early 1990s as a moment in fashion when the ethnic makeup of modeling began to diversify, but that didn’t last long, prompting Naomi Campbell and Talley to approach her with the plea to champion change. The first town hall meeting on the topic was held in 2007.

A takeaway was how different people have different takes on diversity, which can range from models and designers to age and size.

Bitton, a native of England, recalled how, when she started out back home, “It wasn’t a question of race but class. I came to New York very neutral and green. There’s a lot to be said for the word inclusive.”

Enninful said that when he plans a shoot, he looks for a character that fits the concept. “Beauty for me is beauty — whether it’s black or it is Asian, it doesn’t matter for me. I only use whoever is right for the story.”

Dorsinville said there is a “continuum” from runway to advertising—when it’s a mass brand, there is an opportunity to create a campaign feature a diverse group of multiple models, whereas a designer may just be looking for a face – a muse – to represent the brand, limiting options.

Gurung added that “Race is an issue that is not just in fashion. We need to address that immediately. As a designer, I want to work with the best girls, who are the best girls for me. Sometimes, an agent says ‘If you want this black girl, you have to use this white girl,’ whom I may not like.”

“Diversity, not just in race but also age and size, is very important to me,” he added.

Nasr, who is Lebanese and Trinidadian, said the issue of diversity reaches beyond models, and includes the designer community and other professional fashion environments. Addressing the audience, which also included models of diverse backgrounds and modeling agents, she noted, “This is most colorful room I ever seen in the fashion industry, and I want to say if we want to have change, we need to grow this room.”

FASHION AVENUE NEWS – THE LUXURY, GLOBAL MAGAZINE HAS 3 FABULOUS COVERS FOR MAY

For the month of May, Fashion Avenue News magazine features three fabulous covers.  Our international Paris Cover done by Aurelien Bru and team;

FAN MAY 2015 PARIS COVER

 our Beverly Hills/Hollywood Cover done by Omar Harris & the LA team;

FAN MAY 2015 ROCKY COVER

our domestic cover done by Erich Capras and team.

FAN MAY 2015 BLK WHT COVER

Fashion Avenue News magazine is a global luxury monthly print and digital publication, reaching an audience of over 375,000 per month.  We bring you emerging and established fashion industry talent as well as the most up to the minute fashion news.

Follow us on twitter @FashionAveNews; like our Facebook page (Fashion Avenue News) and get on our mail list from our website, www.fashionavenuenews.com

We love hearing from you.

Fashionably yours,