Saturday, April 5, 2008

News from the Beauty World...

**Gwen Stefani has translated her love of the Harajuku style into a new fragrance (more on that from me this week). It will launch in September and is called Harajuku Lovers Collection. They are dolls turned into scents based on herself and her real-life backup singers - Love, Angel, Music, and Baby.

**Skyn Iceland is launching its first whitening product, Arctic Brightening Serum in June.

**Sephora plans to double its store count in China. It will also open more stores in Russia, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. They also plan to do a little revamping of the store design.

**Jude Law will be the face of a new men's fragrance for Christian Dior, but not the U.S. and U.K. markets.

**Giorgio Armani has just launched his Luxury Traveller Collection of men's and women's handcrafted luggage. The collection will be available in July.

**Coty is in talks with HSN to sell selected Coty products on air later this spring. Lancaster brand will be the first to debut in May.

**Izod Fragrances new Izod scent will be on Nordstrom counters later this month.

**Clean fragrances new spa inspired scents Purity and Harmony are now available. Clean will also launch Shower Fresh for Men in September.

**Kerastase (a fave hair care line) is releasing a few new products this year. They are relaunching Resistance collection for strengthening weak hair. Here are products for home use: shampoo, daily treatment conditioner, a leave in conditioner, a two-step regimen to be used over three weeks. Then in May, Soleil which is a line for hair that's exposed to the sun.


source: wwd and all about the pretty

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