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To really live off the land beauty wise, here are a few natural beauty regiments that require no label reading because, well, you’re making it yourself or just using when you have laying around.
Christian Louboutin has revealed he still respects Yves Saint Laurent. The footwear designer has told how he still has “the biggest respect” for the fashion house, despite taking the company to court for breach of copyright after the brand released shoes with red soles. He told ES magazine: “My company has a trademark on the red sole and if we don’t enforce it this would leave the door open for other brands to copy us while jeopardising the identity of the Louboutin red sole
Gizia Scarves’s colorful collection makes us wonder whether there’s a scarf for every occasion. I’ve been secretly working with an Italian fashion designer that has an upcoming line of scarves that will soon enough take over the world.. I can’t say much so let’s talk about this beautiful collection instead!
Marco Calcinaro discussed his passion for the brand, his involvement with the company, to where Cesare Paciotti is heading next and what are some of the upcoming attractions for the brand.
‘The Hills’ star Lauren Conrad has launched her own beauty website. I can think of far worse-looking people to help readers learn how to create their favorite hair and make-up trends than the former ‘Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County’ star, who has teamed up with her hairstylist Kristin Ess and make-up artist Amy Nadine for the project.
Pharrell Williams has joined forces with Kiehl’s to design a World Earth Day bag. The N.E.R.D rapper – who recently featured on a Gucci Mane track called Haterade alongside Nicki Minaj – put his ideas forward for a Limited Edition Eco-Tote, which is made from Bionic Yarn technology, in order to raise money for the eco-friendly project. The ‘Frontin’ hip-hop star’s complimentary bag is available for Kiehl’s shoppers who take part in the ‘Recycle and Be Rewarded’ scheme, which customers can become a part of by recycling their jars, tubes and bottles at stores from April to June
Dolce and Gabbana have launched a T-shirt design contest with Kylie Minogue. Fans are asked to design a T-shirt inspired by the ‘All the Lovers’ singer’s ‘Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour’ with the winning design being worn by the star at a photo shoot.
Jennifer Garner is a firm believer in “healthy beauty”. The ‘Arthur’ actress was recently named as the face of Neutrogena in the UK and revealed she loves the skincare range because she is careful about protecting her face from environmental hazards.
Kate Middleton’s wedding hair will be styled by London-based hairdresser James Pryce. The 33-year-old stylist works for the Richard Ward salon in Chelsea and he will work on her brunette locks on the morning of her wedding to Prince William on April 29. His boss Richard will style the hair of both Kate’s mother Carole and sister Pippa, who is the maid of honor
Christian Louboutin’s shoe designs are set to be used by Bella Freud. Christian said he was delighted when the fashion designer – who has been friends with the footwear legend for more than 20 years – approached him about having his designs on a capsule collection of her knitwear.
Fergie has launched her second fragrance Outspoken Intense. The Black Eyed Peas singer has created a follow-up to her first scent Outspoken with make-up brand Avon, and she explained she wanted to add a little more “edge” to the perfume this time around.