Dr. Kari Williams is a professional hair designer and stylist, natural hair care specialist, educator and consultant on proper hair care and a Board Certified Trichologist. Kari is also the Founder and CEO of Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon and Tricholgy Clinic in Los Angeles. Seriously, she’s nothing short of a superwoman who was able to merge together her education and her passion for beauty into a budding empire.
If you thought collaborations hadn’t quite jumped the shark yet, today’s pairing could change your mind. It seems that everyone is collaborating with everyone these days, but breakfast cereal Special K’s partnering up with Nicole x OPI on a three piece polish range just might take the cake… er… cereal.
What do cereal and nail polish have in common, you might ask? We have no idea (unless is wondering at the splendor of a new manicure when you pick up the box) — but never mind. It’s happened.
During the month of April, a purchase of a box of Kellogg’s Special K will score you the chance to win the three nail hues, individually titled “Challenge Red-y,” “Prose & Confidence,” and “Be Ama-Zing!” And while none of the colors are breaking any new ground in the nails-as-art department — at least this will take us back to those days when their was a prize tucked into your morning snap-crackle-&-pops.
Yes, there are those vaguely annoying stipulations, like buying more boxes, singing up for a rewards club, etc… but hey, FREE POLISH! Free vaguely uninspired bottles of nail polish. *sigh.read more
David Beckham is heating up the shelves at H&M with his latest on-going collaboration with H&M. His collection of boxer briefs, tanks and socks maintain a neutral esthetic with dark hues and soft cotton. According to Today.com, the collection, dubbed “Bodywear,” will be up for grabs both online and in 1,800 H&M stores worldwide as of Feb. 2 and is the first step in a planned long-term cooperation between H&M and the LA Galaxy midfielder.
To accompany the campaign, Beckham has released a short video directed by Guy Ritchie that features the soccer player taking on the role of an action here that just happens to have a rocking body and exquisite soccer skills.
Check out the video here: http://ow.ly/hykp3
We’ve all pined over the celebrity-staple Marchesa gowns that constantly grace the red-carpet — but what is a Marchesa fan to wear once the fairytale is over? The label’s designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are about to inject a little of their beloved glamour into your daywear with the introduction of a contemporary line of ready-to-wear separates.
The line is set to be called Marchesa Voyage and will include shift dresses, silk tops, harem pants, and collarless jackets embellished with the brands luxe spin including sparkling embroidery, lush fur, and scarf-inspired prints.
Chapman recently explained the collection saying,”We felt like we needed it to have a personality. There would have to be a reason for someone to buy it.” 45 different styles of shoes, including over-the-knee wedge boots, sandals and pumps is reason enough for me.
Marchesa Voyage will be priced from $150 to $750 and is set to launch in late 2013, but here’s a little sneak peak to tide you over ’til then.
Cosmetics are fun and flirty and perfect for creating our best looks day and night, but they’re even better when they haven’t been testing on animals. According to an article on Ecouterre, starting March 11, the European Union will ban the import and sale of new cosmetic products that were either tested on animals or contain ingredients that were tested on animals.
Sounds like the ban has been cooking since 2009 and was pioneered by Anita Roddick, human rights activist and the late founder of The Body Shop, who joined members of the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments in 1996 to present the European Commission with a petition containing 4 million signatures.
“This is truly an historic event and the culmination of over 20 years of campaigning,” says Michelle Thew, chief executive of Cruelty-Free International, a global nonprofit founded by veteran animal-rights group BUAV. “Now we will apply our determination and vision on a global stage to ensure that the rest of the world follows this lead.”
The Body Shop will celebrate with a range of events counting down to March 11th. Do you know if the every day products you use have been tested on animals?
Happy hour fans are sure to be pleased as punch (preferably spiked) over Rimmel’s latest nail lacquer release.
The cosmetics company’s Cocktail Colour Collection is a bold three-piece of fruity shades inspired by your favorite poolside drinky-poo. There’s zingy, sparkly purple called ”Baby Bellini,” a watermelon hued shimmering red called “Hawaiian Punch,” and a fizzy fun orange called “Shirley Temple.” Currently available only across the pond, the British brand is rumored to be releasing the booze-hued collection here soon. As always, we’ll be on the lookout. Cheers!
MAC Cosmetics has always been lauded for being a fan favorite of women of all shades. Now the brand is making it’s mark in the mother land and expanding its stores having already opened a storefront in Lagos, Nigeria and planning for two more openings in Zambia and Botswana by years end.
“MAC has always been a trailblazer in emerging markets—India, Brazil and Turkey, for example,” Karen Buglisi the global brand president for MAC Cosmetics told WWD. “We believe that the breadth of our product line, particularly in foundation shades, and our pricing will appeal to the Nigerian market, as well other African markets.”
Their focus is on streamlining their customer service by providing outstanding training skills and education to their makeup artists. “We want customers to be able to go to any market in the world and have a seamless service experience, and we will provide top-notch education to make this happen. We want to go in to Africa boldly and say, ‘We’re here.’,” Buglisi added.read more
We gave you the tiniest of sneak peeks at the highly-anticipated Prabal Gurung for Target’s flower-ladden collection, and we listened attentively as the designer waxed poetic about love and “wanting to make people happy.” And call us crazy, but we can’t think of many gals who wouldn’t be perfectly giddy to snuggle up with their Valentine for a nice glass of wine, some chocolates, and a good-old-fashioned RomCom. We have to assume P.G. and Target felt the same way, as their advertising campaign, complete with a film trailer-like commercial is essentially just that: a campaign for a Romantic Comedy, starring actress Olivia Thirlby, called “Love.”
Chock full of romantic gestures, the film features a boy-meets-girl story with said girl tricked out in Prabal Gurung for Target clothing that are set to hit Target on Feb. 10. We must admit, the collection is a gorgeous fit for the most romantic day of the year — and just in time!read more
When fashion and philanthropy come together, something magical happens. Okay, that may have been a bit cheesy but your heart will melt too after this dose of fashion goodness. Announced in a press release last week, Samsung and Alexander Wang are knee deep in a collaboration to create the industry’s first co-created print inspired by crowd-sourced sketches and images using the GALAXY Note II. The print will appear on a limited-edition bag that will be sold in key markets around the world to raise funds for Art Start, an award-winning, nationally-recognized charity that uses the arts to nurture the creative talents of at-risk children and youth.
“I am most inspired from my everyday life and the people that surround me, so the idea of a co-creation with the people that I admire and respect the most is very exciting,” said Alexander Wang in the release. “This collaboration represents a new way that technology and style can come together. And, through a concerted effort, I am happy to be a part of supporting such a great charity as Art Start that embraces creativity and art in a way that can change lives.”
Not too shabby. Art Start is a New York City-based non-profit organization that uses the arts to save lives and to transform communities. Focusing on at-risk children and youth between the ages of 5 – 21, Art Start’s creative arts workshops seek to nurture the creativity and talents of their youth participants, while instilling the confidence to pursue meaningful opportunities in life.
Learn more about Art Start here: www.art-start.orgread more
The stilettos are clamoring the steps at Lincoln Center and if you’ve never witnessed the chaos that is New York Fashion Week wrapped in 20 degree weather, we’ll spare you the gloriously glamorous details. You’ll just have to check it out yourself.
But we will, however, dish on a budding new relationship recently announced by beauty giant Lancome who is partnering with designer Jason Wu. The designer has been a featured favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama and is due out for a dynamic collection for Lancome which will hit stores this fall.
“Jason’s vision of femininity and talent for designing clothing and accessories that truly embody a modern, elegant and stylish woman are directly in line with Lancome’s brand equity. By partnering with Jason, we are able to reach an even more fashion savvy and sophisticated woman,” said Silvia Galfo , Senior Vice President of Marketing, in a press release.
The 28 year old designer seems to only attract greatness. We’re here with you Jason and we’re ready to witness your beauty and fashion domination.read more