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Rimmel London introduces the first mascara by Kate Moss

Rimmel London introduces the first mascara by Kate Moss

Get ready to pull off an eyeconic eye-look! Kate Moss collaborates with makeup brand Rimmel London to introduce Scandaleyes by Kate Mascara, her first-ever trend-setting mascara. And it’s a gem! For the first time ever, the queen of rock chic has teamed up with Rimmel to create her signature mascara, combining an intense black pigment with our broken heart-shaped brush to provide dramatic volume and recreate Kate’s classic smoky eye look.  Kate brings her eye for style so that your own eyes are always in style! Kate even brings her signature stylish touch to the packs, which include a deluxe silver metallised mascara bottle – by adorning the mascara with her signature. This season’s most stylish lashes will be wearing jet black. Kate was personally involved in the design of the bold shade of Kate Mascara. the fierce jet black, a carbon black and Rimmel’s blackest most intense mascara yet. Kate Mascara uses the broken- heart brush to create a fringe of big, curvy lashes.

Rimmel London introduces the first mascara by Kate Moss

Rimmel London introduces the first mascara by Kate Moss

 Rimmel London introduces the first mascara by Kate Moss

This cleverly-shaped applicator twists and curves to hug the lash line; the thin tip grabs hard-to-reach inner lashes, while the amplified base pulses lashes with incredible volume and curve. lashes are plumped and lifted in one clean stroke. No clumps! For the very first time, Kate Moss brings you her crown jewel of eye drama with the new Kate Mascara. Get the London look.

RIMMel SCANDAl’eYeS MASCARA

  • Our blackest mascara ever, designed by Kate Moss herself
  • The broken heart-shaped brush twists and curves to hug the lash- line: the thin tip grabs hard-to-reach inner lashes, while the amplified base pulses lashes with dramatic volume and curve.
  • Lashes are plumped and lifted in one clean stroke. No clumps!
  • Presented in a beautiful, luxe-looking silver metallised bottle emblazoned with Kate’s signature and heart motif in red.

 Rimmel London introduces the first mascara by Kate Moss

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Kate Mascara, $16.95 is available from february 2014 at Priceline Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Kmart, BigW and selected Coles and Woolworths. For stockists please call 1800 812 663.

Chanel Spring Jardin 2015 Collection

Chanel Spring Jardin 2015 Collection

Chanel shows us how Spring 2015 is starting to shape up, the Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose is inspired by spring time gardens in Paris. It’s advanced and relies not only on a make-up formula that will withstand the 3D moulding, but an intricate mould as well. Two shades of pink are blended to give a vibrant, flush to the cheeks. The texture of the raised camellia motif is a finely milled powder.
Chanel changed their eye shadow formula making it higher intensity pigment-wise, and smoother in texture. There are two pink options in the Tisse Paris palette; the deeper shade has accents of coral, while the lighter color is more of a baby pink. By adding a simple lash line of the deep grey shade and it’s an instant transformation to a more striking and defined eye.

Chanel Spring Jardin 2015 Collection

Chanel Spring Jardin 2015 Collection

Chanel Le Vernis in Tenderly is a greyed plum, and will be a beautiful addition to the rest of your make-up, the color Tenderly has the advantage of complimenting both warm or cool tones. Glosses as we know are just wash of color with plenty of shine to alll makeup lovers are just irresistible. Even though they’re light on color, these formulas are transformational for the face by bringing light and youth to the lips.

Chanel Spring Jardin 2015 Collection

I always see Levres Scintillantes collection as a way to add that final touch in the center of any lip her in Fleur d’Eau is a fresh, peach-infused shine that dances with light. As for matte lips they are a very different look, if the color is applied properly, they can be the statement lip of the season, and here Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Petillante is the kind of color to give you just that statement. Predominantly, a vibrant and highly pigmented burst of coral, undertones of red give it a boost to take it into post box red.

Chanel Spring Jardin 2015 Collection

Rouge Coco Shine, stands in the middle when you are waiting for winter to end and spring begin between. Sheer texture, is not quite right is had just bit more than that, so with enough color this will make some impact on your lips. Desinvolte is peachy with pink notes easily worn by all skin tones.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks for February 2015

Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks for February 2015

Bobbi Brown begins 2015 with a new standard for color, this February the company launches the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick. It has a minimal black packaging and you will find it in Coral, Pastel Pink, Cranberry and Pink shades. Initially it seems like a highlighter and a bronzer that meets a blush. The darker shades are suitable for contouring and the others with light and bright shades are suitable for highlighting but all of them have a lovely burst of color for your cheeks. They are created in a way that they don’t have a matte finish, some of the shades have a soft pearl finish and others a fine glitter on them.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks for February 2015

Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks for February 2015

Designed for all ages, complexions and skin types, Brightening Brick imparts a dose of sheer radiance, without drying the skin or settling into fine lines. Infused with a blend of Mulberry, Grape, Vitamin E and Scutellaria extracts, the Brick instantly brightens the complexion, while Sodium Hyaluronate helps bind moistures to the skin, preventing dryness and caking that can exaggerate the appearance of fine lines and pores. To keep shine at bay, oil controlling porous powders absorb excess sebum helping keep the skin dewy and ‘lit from within’.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks for February 2015

Something new and incredibly convenient, if you like a quick and easy “brush on glow”; Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Bricks, this will gives an instant healthy glow – at the very most subtle end of the spectrum you have Chanel’s Les Beiges and at the other end of the glow spectrum you have things like Bobbi Brown’s original Shimmer Brick, which almost enough color pay-off to use as eye shadows, never mind complexion enhancers.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks for February 2015 ($46.00) (New, Permanent)

Your go-to product for a lit-from-within glow, Bobbi’s Brightening Brick combines the warmth of a bronzer and the soft flush of a blush to give light skin tones gorgeous, subtle luminosity.

Coral
Pastel Pink
Cranberry
Pink

Sephora unveils the new Sephora Pro Team

Sephora unveils the new Sephora Pro Team

Sephora proudly introduces the new and permanent lineup for The Sephora PRO Team, an elite group of makeup artists that represent Sephora across North and South America.  The Sephora PRO artists are among the industry’s most knowledgeable in beauty expertise and application, lending their aptitude and know-how to product ideation and development, sharing beauty education tips on Sephora’s social channels, speaking on behalf of the retailer to media, and applying their industry prowess at a variety of national and local client events. Each Sephora PRO artist will be based in a specific region, broadening their influence across the country.

Sephora unveils the new Sephora Pro Team

Sephora unveils the new Sephora Pro Team

With a competition that included thousands of entries from SEPHORA sales associates and weeks of rigorous challenges and interviews, the 15 winning artists rose to the top with their incredible skill and limitless imagination. This year’s team has the extraordinary honor of being the very first permanent roster for The Sephora PRO Team.

Sephora unveils the new Sephora Pro Team

“These artists represent our most elite group of experts,” said Mary Herald, EVP of HR and Education for SEPHORA. “Creating a permanent roster for The Sephora PRO Team allows us to further elevate Sephora’s artistry presence throughout the Americas, while expanding our artistry education programs that benefit our store talent and our clients.”

Sephora unveils the new Sephora Pro Team

Meet The Sephora PRO artists:

Adi Lando, PRO Lead (Toronto)
Lou Swinden Payne, PRO Lead (Ottawa)
Eliza Davila (Philadelphia)
Jeffrey English (Chicago)
Hector Espinal (New York City)
Karoline Karakeosian (Newark)
Shawn Lumaban (Jersey City)

Ilde Goncalves, PRO Lead (Miami)
Julie Taing, PRO Lead (San Diego)
Helen Phillips (Los Angeles)
David Razzano (New York City)
Chris Sams (Washington DC)
Myiesha Sewell (Los Angeles)
Amy Suchma (Atlanta)
Maricela Aguilar (San Francisco)

Eva Green for L’Oreal Professionnel international spokesperson

Eva Green for L’Oreal Professionnel international spokesperson

L’Oreal Professionnel is proud to announce that Eva Green – Bond girl in Casino Royale, heroine of the new hit TV series Penny Dreadful and star of the next film by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which will be released in 2016 – is the new international spokesperson for L’Oreal Professionnel. Born in Paris on July 5, 1980, Eva Green possesses a feminine and magnetic beauty. She is one of the most talented international actresses of her generation. She also has a great awareness of fashion and beauty trends. Eva is particularly renowned for her translucent complexion, blue eyes and her signature brunette hair, which she often transforms for films and red carpet appearances. Whether wearing a loose, wavy style or a sophisticated and glamorous chignon, Eva Green always channels powerful femininity.

Eva Green for L'Oreal Professionnel international spokesperson

Eva Green for L’Oreal Professionnel international spokesperson

Eva Green for L’Oreal Professionnel international spokesperson

Eva takes pride in her hair and has built a relationship of trust with her hairdresser. “As an actress, hair is so important. You need a very good relationship with your hairdresser and together we create the hairstyles. My hairdresser uses, of course, the leader of hair products, L’Oreal Professionnel. I am very glad to be on board on this new adventure,” she says.

At 34, Eva Green has more than 18 films and TV series to her name. She has often played enigmatic heroines in fantastic and surreal worlds. She chooses her roles carefully and has worked on superb films as well as wonderful collaborations with renowned filmmakers.

Eva began her film career in 2003. She was offered her first screen role by Bertolucci in his film The Dreamers. She went on to star alongside Romain Duris in Arsene Lupin in 2004 before heading to Hollywood in 2005. She launched her international career after just a few months thanks to Ridley Scott who cast her as his leading lady, Sybille, in Kingdom of Heaven.

Eva Green for L’Oreal Professionnel international spokesperson

In 2006, she joined the ranks of the famous and beautiful Bond girls, landing the role of Vesper Lynd alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. She continued to appeal to audiences in large-scale productions like Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp and Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For as well as independent films like Perfect Sense and White Bird.

In 2015, she will begin shooting Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children while also continuing to appear in the hit American TV series Penny Dreadful, in which she plays the title role alongside Josh Hartnett.

“We have chosen Eva Green because she perfectly embodies our values: She is extremely sensitive to fashion trends and counts on the expertise of hairdressers, both on and off screen. Her beauty, modernity & personal appeal captivate. I am convinced that Eva Green will be an amazing advantage for L’Oreal Professionnel,” says Anne-Laure Lecerf, International Managing Director at L’Oreal Professionnel.

Food & Wine

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s – an icon and a standard bearer for traditional French Creole culinary traditions in America – will commemorate its 175th anniversary in 2015 with a year of special events, menus and celebrations inside the walls of its fabled French Quarter dining rooms, as well as in other markets around the country. The legendary New Orleans restaurant is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in America, the birthplace of Oysters Rockefeller, and remains owned by the same family that started it nearly two centuries ago. “Dinner at Antoine’s” is such an experience that those three words fittingly served as the title to a famous novel, and the restaurant’s namesake is considered “the father of Creole cooking.”

Antoine's Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Born in France in 1822, Antoine Alciatore came to the New World at the age of 18 aiming to establish a business of his own, and after arriving in New Orleans in 1840, he opened a pension – a boarding house and restaurant in the French Quarter – that was simply to be known as “Antoine’s.”

Antoine's Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

In ill health by 1874, Alciatore returned to France, where he died and was buried. Under Antoine’s wife’s tutelage, their son Jules served as an apprentice, running the restaurant for six years before traveling to France, where he served in the great kitchens of Paris, Strasbourg and Marseilles. He returned to New Orleans and became chef of the famous Pickwick Club in 1887, before his mother summoned him to head the House of Antoine.

His genius was in the kitchen, where he invented Oysters Rockefeller, so named after Standard Oil Founder John D. Rockefeller, for the richness of the sauce. While its namesake reportedly despised its title, Oysters Rockefeller is widely considered one of the greatest culinary creations of all time, with the recipe remaining a closely guarded secret.

Antoine’s Celebrates 175 Years of Culinary Tradition

Antoine’s features 14 dining rooms of varying sizes and themes, all steeped in history. Three of the private rooms bear the names of Carnival krewes – Rex, Proteus and Twelfth Night Revelers, with the bar named after the Krewe of Hermes. The walls are adorned with photos of Mardi Gras royalty and memorabilia, including crowns and scepters from many years long past.
The Mystery Room acquired its name from Prohibition, the 18th Amendment prohibiting the sale of alcoholic drinks from 1919 until 1933. During that time, select patrons would go through a secret door in the ladies’ restroom into a speak-easy behind it, and exit with a coffee cup of alcohol in spite of the laws. The protocol phrase to describe its origin was, “It’s a mystery to me.”
From its humble beginnings in 1840, Antoine’s has endured under the Alciatore family’s direction for five generations, helping make New Orleans one of the great dining centers of the world. The name has become synonymous with fine dining, and no visit to New Orleans should exclude a meal there.
Antoine’s, a traditional French Creole fine dining establishment since 1840, is located at 713 St. Louis Street in the historic New Orleans French Quarter. For more information, visit our website at www.antoines.com, like us on Facebook here, or make a reservation by calling 504-581-4422.

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Just in time for the premiere of Downton Abbey’s fifth season, Downton Abbey Wines expands its growing portfolio with the Countess of Grantham Collection – a delicious selection of varietal wines crafted with premium fruit from California. The new world bottlings, including a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, take inspiration from Lady Cora Crawley, the thoroughly modern, American-born wife of British aristocrat Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. Bold-flavored and fruit forward, the new wines are the perfect counterpart to Downton Abbey Wines’ more classically reserved Bordeaux offerings.

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

Downton Abbey Wines Launch Countess of Grantham Collection

The Downton Abbey winemaking team looked to estate vineyards in Lodi, California as the high-quality fruit source for the new wines. Combining the best old world winemaking practices with the newest winemaking techniques, the finished wines offer a distinct new taste option for Downton Abbey Wine fans seeking a uniquely modern twist.

“We are thrilled to broaden our Downton Abbey Wine portfolio to include these popular varietals crafted with exceptional California fruit,” explains William Zysblat, co-founder of Downton Abbey Wines. “As legions of Downton Abbey fans continue to enjoy the show with a glass in hand, they now have even more choices with a new Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.”

The fruit-driven Downton Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are full-bodied wines with an abundant concentration of color and flavor. Scents of ripe red cherries and subtle oak dominate the nose in the Cabernet Sauvignon with spicy notes and soft vanilla on the palate. The Chardonnay offers the lovely aromas of tropical fruits and delicate oak giving way to citrus flavors on a soft, silky palate.

In support of the launch, consumers will be given the chance to participate in an exclusive sweepstakes via www.DowntonAbbeyWine.com to win $50 PBS.org gift certificates, Downton Abbey gift sets and discount coupons redeemable on the website.

The new Downton Abbey Wines will be available at select grocery stores and wine retailers in the U.S. beginning January 2015 for $14.99 per 750-ml bottle. To enter the exclusive sweepstakes or be one of the first consumers to try the new blend, visit www.downtonabbeywine.com.

About DOWNTON ABBEY WINES
The Downton Abbey Wine Collection is inspired by the critically acclaimed and award winning drama Downton Abbey®. The portfolio includes a Bordeaux “Claret” and “Blanc” alongside the just-released Countess of Grantham Collection’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, offering consumers a varied selection of wines that even Carson would approve of.

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

Beginning in January, Peli Peli, Houston’s first South African fusion restaurant, kicks off a new charity-of-the-month program, donating a set dollar amount for each prix fixe brunch and dinner sold throughout that month to a select charity. The restaurant’s first beneficiary: The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a Houston-based non-profit organization that is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support to young cancer patients.

Espetada, one of the dinner entree

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program – Espetada

“The community has given so much to us, and now it’s our turn to give back,” says Thomas Nguyen, co-owner of Peli Peli. “We visited The Sunshine Kids’ facility and are incredibly impressed with the work they do to make a positive impact on the lives of young cancer patients and their families,” says Nguyen. “It’s our honor to partner with them in launching this program.”

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

January prix fixe menu offerings will include a four-course $45 dinner menu, with $3 of each meal donated to the charity. Each course offers three choices, including the restaurant’s popular Espetada, Curry Chicken and South African Kingklip among entree selections. The fourth course will tempt you with a European favorite Sticky Toffee pudding or the decadent African Mud Hut–a chocoholic’s dream.

Bobotie

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program – Bobotie

An alternate opportunity to eat for a cause is the affordable $25 brunch, available on Saturdays and Sundays. Entree selections will include South African Eggs Benedict, Bobotie Egg Crepe and Passion Fruit Crepe—swoon worthy with three types of fresh berries and walnuts folded in passion fruit cream.

In addition to the prix fixe menus, on Saturday, January 24th, the Peli Peli staff, along with the restaurant’s customer volunteers, will host a fun-filled “South African Culinary Carnival” for The Sunshine Kids, complete with culinary demonstrations by Chef Paul Friedman, sampling booths where kids will “travel” from booth to booth to learn about South African foods and ingredients and have their Peli Peli passport stamped, face painting, DJ music and more. “Our goal for this event is not only to create an amazing experience for the children, but also to provide an opportunity for the kids to interact with our staff and customers and take their minds off of the medical issues they are dealing with,” says Friedman.

Peli Peli Launches 2015 Charity-of-the-Month Program

Established in 2009, Peli Peli is Houston’s first South African fusion restaurant. The award-winning restaurant is located at 110 Vintage Park, Houston, TX. A second Peli Peli restaurant will open in the Galleria at 5085 Westheimer Road in Houston in April 2015.

Healthy 2015 – swap lofty New Year resolutions for little changes

Healthy 2015 – swap lofty New Year resolutions for little changes

Every January, Americans reflect on the past and look to the future, often setting drastic health-related New Year’s resolutions they struggle to keep; an overwhelming 92 percent of resolution-setters failing to see them through. This year, actress, author and TV host Alison Sweeney and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council aim to curb that trend, releasing findings from a poll fielded by ORC International*, and ringing in the New Year with a sweepstakes and motivational campaign challenging Americans to trade their lofty resolutions for more realistic lifestyle changes.

Alison Sweeney

Healthy 2015 – swap lofty New Year resolutions for little changes, Alison Sweeney

Healthy 2015 – swap lofty New Year resolutions for little changes

Choose Little, Win Big
ORC’s research revealed that four out of five Americans (82%) believe that making small lifestyle changes is a more effective way to improve health than making major changes that might require more self-discipline.

“Instead of setting big New Year’s resolutions, I encourage people to set small and sustainable goals,” said Sweeney. “Whether that means drinking an extra glass of water each day, signing up for a 5K, or adding blueberries to your usual oatmeal or yogurt, it’s the little changes that will add up to a healthier lifestyle over time.”

Among the changes poll respondents indicated as being easy to keep are spending more time with family (79 percent) and eating more healthy foods like blueberries (72 percent).

Ditch Deprivation, Ditch Frustration
While New Year’s resolutions have the tendency to make both men and women act irrationally or adopt a defeatist attitude, the poll found little changes make people feel more confident (61 percent), more likely to make additional positive changes (60 percent) and happier (58 percent).

Healthy 2015 – swap lofty New Year resolutions for little changes

Diets, on the other hand, tend to create unnecessary drama:

• A third of women (32 percent) and almost a quarter of men (20 percent) have given up on a diet completely after slipping up
• One in seven (14 percent) have snapped at someone because their diet was making them crazy

Additionally, respondents found it easier to add healthy foods like blueberries (50 percent) and broccoli (51 percent) to their diets than to eliminate things like gluten (16 percent) or dessert (33 percent), suggesting deprivation is not the best method for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Little Changes Sweepstakes
• Entering the Little Changes Sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes like a trip for two to LA for the Little Changes Kitchen Challenge with Alison Sweeney and a variety of gift cards,
• Accessing year-round Little Changes inspiration, tips and recipes and
• Subscribing to monthly emails that serve as Little Changes reminders.

Visit www.littlebluedynamos.com for more details.

Tips for Adding Flavor – Not Calories – to Meals

Tips for Adding Flavor – Not Calories – to Meals

There are many ways to flavor a dish, so lighten up on the sugar, salt and butter by exploring healthy alternatives for culinary pleasure.  Here are quick and easy tips  from Kuhn Rikon for adding taste, not calories, to meals. Enhance salads and side dishes with flourishes of fruits and veggies with the Box Mandoline and Grater. It yields thin slices or julienne strips of zucchini, cucumber, carrots, lemons, apples and more – and can also grate garlic and ginger for stir-fry or citrus for refreshing desserts.

Tips for Adding Flavor, Not Calories, to Meals - Kuhn Rikon Box Mandolin

Tips for Adding Flavor – Not Calories – to Meals – Kuhn Rikon Box Mandolin

Tips for Adding Flavor – Not Calories – to Meals

Enjoy a variety of fresh herbs using Kuhn Rikon Kitchen Shears.  Its spring action makes these shears highly effective and gentle on the hands.  Sheath keeps blades sharper longer and provides safe storage.

Swiss-made Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cookers cut cooking times by up to 70 percent – for enhanced flavor, nutrition and texture.  With ultra-fast cooking under pressure, healthy recipe options are endless, from soups and stocks to veggies, beans, rice, poultry and side dishes.  All Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers feature high precision pressure valve and multiple safety features.

Tips for Adding Flavor – Not Calories –  to Meals

Chop, mince or puree healthy dips, sauces, soups and desserts in seconds with the Swiss Pull Chop. Just place ingredients in the container and pull a few times on the lid mechanism, and then you’re done.  Makes fresh salsa in six quick pulls, and can chop food coarse, medium or fine.  Non-slip base holds it steady.

Add the finishing touch of flavor with the Kuhn Rikon Ratchet Grinder, for peppercorns, salt, rosemary, cardamom, fennel seeds, lavender and other dried spices.  This high performance ratchet mechanism with a ceramic stone grinder makes it easier to use, requiring less effort or dexterity.  Simply push a lever back and forth to release flavor fast.

Fashion

Sweet Valentine Diamonds from Israel

Sweet Valentine Diamonds from Israel

Looking for an exceptional gift for your very special valentine? have a look at Sweet Valentine Diamonds from Israel. This year buy your love a one-of-a-kind gift of a diamond or diamond jewelry at discounted wholesale prices, direct from the source — Israel. Tel Aviv is home to one of the world’s leading business-to-business diamond trading centers. This Valentine’s Day, the Israeli Diamond Industry is selling directly to the consumer via a pop-up Internet sales platform, offering special prices on unusual natural diamonds and fine jewels from Israel’s leading companies.

Sweet Valentine Diamonds from Israel

Sweet Valentine Diamonds from Israel

Sweet Valentine Israel Diamonds,  has been specially curated to offer you a range of hand-picked, heart-themed jewelry and loose diamonds from leading Israeli companies at discounts of up to 40%. You’ll find great deals on rings, necklaces and pendants as well as loose natural white and colored diamonds. Choose from yellow, pink or cognac diamonds, as well as the more exotic colors – orange, green and blue diamonds. List prices range from $369 for a diamond and sapphire pendant to $148,780 for a 1.75 carat radiant fancy green diamond.

Sweet Valentine Diamonds from Israel

Other items include:  a diamond heart pendant for less than $400, a diamond heart ring at under $1,500, a diamond tennis bracelet for $515, a double heart shaped fancy yellow and orange diamond ring at $3,840, and a heart shaped 6 carat fancy yellow diamond at less than $50,000.

The promotion will be available throughout February.

Israel: A Diamond Titan
Israel is the largest supplier of diamonds to the United States in value terms, providing close to 40% of the polished diamonds sold in the U.S. Selling diamonds directly to consumers is relatively new for Israel, a highly-innovative country which exports over $7 billion worth of diamonds worldwide each year. In the past few years, with the active support and encouragement of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), some Israeli diamond companies have begun to sell online, both to businesses and consumers. This trend reflects the commitment of some of the Israeli companies, steered by the younger generation, to utilize multiple marketing channels.

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015

Who is Pal Zileri, the label originates from the principles of democratic tailoring that knows no limits. It was founded and developed in the Vicenza province, an area steeped in values and history, home to the architectural oeuvres of Andrea Palladio, the workshops of goldsmiths and the distinctive taste of the Renaissance. Pal Zileri, was conceived by two entrepreneurs, Gianfranco Barizza and Aronne Miola, who in 1970 founded Forall Confezioni SpA, an enterprise centered on Italian sartorial tradition and which, starting from its name – FOR ALL – emphasizes the attitude which has always been it’s hallmark.
Even today, every garment is entirely produced in Italy, either locally in the Quinto Vicentino manufacture or by a network of Italian craftsmen selected for their excellent workmanship. This ethos combined with strategic distribution has further contributed to company growth.

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015

Since 2014, a majority share in the company has been held by Mayhoola for Investments, a Qatar-based private company, whilst Arafa for Investments and Consultancies – (Arafa Holding – AIVC), a public company based in Egypt, holds the remaining share.

The Secret. A synthesis of fierce loyalty to cultural roots combined with an experimental avant-garde vision: the new Pal Zileri,establishes an equilibrium between skills apparent only in contra-position. AVANT-CRAFT is a concept encapsulated by this contemporary approach to a timeless tradition.

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015 - Scott Schuman & Paolo Roviera

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015 – Scott Schuman & Paolo Roviera

People
Paolo Roviera CEO Born in 1970, and with over 15 years of experience in the menswear business, he has covered managerial positions with Ermenegildo Zegna, initially as director of the Zegna Sport brand and later responsible for the EMEA regions. Mauro Ravizza Krieger, Creative Director born in 1967, he has worked as a consultant for some of the most prestigious Italian companies, including Loro Piana, Herno, Allegri and Caruso. In addition to design direction, he has contributed to their market repositioning andgrowth.

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015

Pal Zileri design originals Milano 2015

Avant Craft
As the doors of the new Pal Zileri Milan headquarters at via Morimondo 2/3 open for the first time, the “Camera Obscura” technique from the Renaissance acts as a symbolic bridge between the past and present. Viewers are immersed in a video art experience which stitches the artisanal Veneto origins of Pal Zilerito it’s new position at the leading edge of sartorial technology.
Meanings: The Fall-Winter 2015/16 Collection is an innovative take on sartorial standards, with contemporary sensibilities, proportions and techniques executed by the hands of Italian craftsmen.
Language: Internationally cultured in outlook, Italian in tradition.
Keywords: Nonchalance, elegance, synthesis, modularity, function.
Colours: Autumnal, discreet, with forays into the unexpected. A true green enlivens blue and brick red. Subtle hues pair with greys and browns whilst yellow ochre illuminates various shades of black.
Fabrics and Materials: Drawing on inspiration from the archives of Pal Zileri’s parent company Gruppo Forall, each motif has been reinterpreted and restructured. Houndstooth and Prince of Wales patterns, as well as other geometric designs are presented as prints and jacquards. Each element is presented with a discreet contemporary sensibility. Modern alchemic layering blends the finest yarns— alpaca, cashmere, superfine wool, silk wool blends, mohair, angora—and man-made fibres. Leather outerwear is structured yet wonderfully soft.
Silhoutes: Proportions are classical yet updated. Jackets are shorter with narrow, supple lapels, and pants are straight-legged. Overall, there is sense of tasteful restraint, along a spectrum from the more generous volumes of outerwear to the sleek and figure-hugging formal wear.
Must-Haves: The Parka, equally modish in sheepskin with a nappa finish or in leather and flannel, leather with a feather-filled lining, leather and fabric in a sort of reversible garment: the contrast is not only a creative quirk but fulfills two different functions.
Accessories: The tone is total understatement. Lace-ups with grip-fast soles, bags and backpacks all appear in the finest leathers. Their familiar appearance belies the fact that these are exquisitely crafted by Italian artisans.
Contrast: Biker jackets with prominent zippers are worn with tailored white shirts, whilst T-shirts are worn with formal wear. Such contrasts transcend the traditional boundaries of menswear to respond to the needs of the contemporary sophisticated man. Impeccable in every detail, this is the new Pal Zileri.
“An extremely diversified wardrobe where the silhouette of the new jacket and the new Vicenza suits form the backbone of the collection. Where classicism is the foundation of the new language of Pal Zileri,: an urban mix with great personality.” – Mauro Ravizza Krieger

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Burberry united both Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss for a campaign for their new My Burberry scent. Seems like the formula worked because they just launched a new campaign for their spring/summer 2015 collection starring Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.Though Campbell, 44, has 20 years of experience on Dunn, 24, both have been hailed as supermodels. Both London-born, they were each scouted at the tender age of 15 and saw their careers sky-rocket quickly. Campbell, meanwhile, was a founding member of the original troop of ‘Supers’ who found worldwide fame in the Eighties.

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Like the previous campaign, this one was shot by Mario Testino, while Campbell has about 20 years of experience on Dunn, this is only her second Burberry spot—it’s Dunn’s fourth. Makeup by Wendy Rowe and creative direction by Christopher Bailey himself, the ads feature Campbell and Dunn modeling Burberry Prorsum’s hand-painted trench coats and color-drenched Bee bags.

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn a Burberry trench coat formula

Campbell and Dunn are both pictured in Burberry’s trench coats, which Bailey has reimagined for the season in bold shades of pink and turquoise, printed with painterly illustrations of vintage book covers and British flora and fauna, along with styles in teal and lilac suede. The Bee bag for women, a boxy style that contrasts colorful leathers with the house check, is also front and center in the campaign.

The campaign will launch globally in January and appear in outdoor and print advertising, alongside platforms including burberry.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo, Youku and WeChat. A selection of Burberry’s trenchcoats will launch on burberry.com and in stores on Sunday, while the full spring collection will hit stores on Jan. 5.

London milliner Philip Treacy designing for MAC Cosmetics

London milliner Philip Treacy designing for MAC Cosmetics

Irish milliner Philip Treacy will be launching a spring makeup collection with MAC Cosmetics in April 2015, based in London this poetic and surrealist hat-maker is set to design an exclusive make-up range  MAC never ceases to amaze us with creative collaborations; Viva Glam with Rihanna and The Simpsons Collection while Treacy’s collections has been worn by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and members of the Royal Family. The new capsule collection project has been in the works for around two years, according to Treacy, who was able to let his own tastes dictate the look of the line.

London milliner Philip Treacy designing for MAC Cosmetics

“Makeup…enhances the features. Which is what hat’s are about,” said Treacy to WWD. “It’s a painless surgery.” This is not the first time that the London-based designer has worked with the cosmetics giant and this time the collection will focus on three color palettes. With a rainbow of florals- from Giambattista Valli and a gold collection with Prabal Gurung, the make-up label is merging the worlds of fashion and beauty, giving carte blanche to Philip Treacy to create an exclusive capsule collection.

London milliner Philip Treacy designing for MAC Cosmetics

The Irish master hatter and regular on the runways – including Chanel and Dior via Valentino, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen – is known primarily for his avant-gardist eccentricity, something the designer also sees in the beauty house. “M.A.C is a futuristic label; I have always admired its ability to think outside of the box”. The collection will be made up of 12 brightly packaged products, for your face, eyes, cheeks and lips, not to mention the celebrated brushes, which will also receive the Philip Treacy treatment.

London milliner Philip Treacy designing for MAC Cosmetics

London milliner Philip Treacy designing for MAC Cosmetics

Although the full details of the palettes are yet to be revealed the collection is to be inspired by Treacy’s hats: Metallic by an Art Deco silver headpiece, Colorful by a feathered pink one, and Gothic from a black lace mask. The collection will be scheduled for April and other products include two Pro Longwear Paint Pots, two highlighter powders, three lipsticks, three Fluid eyeliners and mascara.

London milliner Philip Treacy designing for MAC Cosmetics

Together with MAC makeup artist and photographer Sølve Sundsbø, the designer also has created a series of images for the collection’s campaign. Treacy described one of the campaign’s eye looks as having a “Turner-esque” color palette, while another, in shades of blue, evokes “a night out in Santorini.”

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Bastien Gonzalez began his global launch of BGA InSoles at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, as he sets off around the globe this innovative Pedi:Mani:Cure guru brought together a select group of media at The Oriental Spa to demonstrate his new concept. BGS InSoles are derived from extensive podiatric research and designed to bring comfort, reduce skin problems and prevent foot deformities. My husband usually has his insoles made for him through a podiatrist in Australia taking around ten days to complete, and it seems a very simple process for him.

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Sitting and listening to Mr. Gonzalez that morning in The Oriental Spa, I realized both my husband and I had been completely ill informed about having the correct insoles made for your feet. “Each foot is unique; it has its morphology and complexity. Feet support body weight and its daily impact, and therefore this need particular and professional attention,” said Mr. Gonzalez.

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

These custom made in soles will fit all types of shoes, BGA InSoles distribute all pressure precisely on the sole, an important aspect is that BGA InSoles offer protection apart from comfort. They are thermoformed and personalized to fit your shoe. In other locations when you have insoles made there is a measurement taken, the measurements are sent to a central location where a standard insole is made with standard amendments to some of your needs.

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

However here at The Oriental Spa, Albin Brion who is well known in Hong Kong for his Bastien Gonzalez ‘Hero’ Treatments takes his clients through a personalized BGA InSoles fitting that involves a foot massage so that the feet are relaxed for the fitting. Then the feet are measured when standing and walking with a Podobarascope and Pressure Platform, moving onto a sand filled mat Feet Print to diagnose the proper weight bearing positions.

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Bastien Gonzalez international sole man launches at Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK

Then the BGA InSoles are heated and placed on the foot print, so that when you return for new BGA InSoles your measurements are already stored and reordering is very easy. Speaking with Jessica Chong Director of Public Relations on start dates, she informed us that “BGA InSoles exclusive offer at The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental includes made-to-measure service and production completed within 7 days.”  Available from February 2015 onwards, for pre-ordering and enquiry, please contact The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong , The Oriental Spa on +852 2132 0011.

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Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

Exclusively for Violet Grey The Violet Files magazine, Oprah Winfrey talks to Selma star Carmen Ejogo about their Oscar-nominated film, the life-changing potential of a bubble bath, and the importance of beauty. Shot at a private estate in Los Angeles, the story went live at violetgrey.com this morning, Wednesday, February 11th. See below for select quotes.

O.W.: What was it like knowing there was a woman—a black woman—behind the camera, managing and directing the entire experience.
C.E.: I have been in this business long enough to know that Ava had to exhibit some very special qualities — not to mention stamina—to get to a place where she was taken seriously. I ultimately felt that what she had undertaken was quite incredible and trailblazing, not to mention that she was doing it with such grace, vision and leadership.

O.W.: That’s what I admire, her ability to lead that group really. Okay, so let’s do some fun ones. What’s the best night of your life and why?
C.E.: Yikes! That’s really hard. What would yours be?

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

O.W.: Well, the best night of my life was actually recently. It was pouring rain. I had a fire and the dogs were here and Stedman was in his office and I was curled up on a sofa reading the most exquisite book. I had a hundred and twenty-some pages to go and I just looked around the room and thought, “I am so happy. I mean, God, I am so happy! I hope it rains all night or at least until I finish this book!”
C.E.: What was the book?

O.W.: You must get it! It’s called Ruby. It’s by a first-time African-American novelist named Cynthia bond. It now goes on my list of top five all-time great books, which includes Roots and To Kill A Mockingbird. It’s a love story and the language is just astounding. So anyway, it was the combination of rain, a chill in the air, dogs and a good book. That’s it.
C.E.: One of my most enjoyable evenings was around a campfire in the mountains of Colorado. I was with my mom and two kids and we spent the entire night singing songs and telling stories about each other. It was just one of those really wonderful family moments.

O.W.: What are the most important qualities in a romantic partner?
C.E.: Kindness, empathy, compassion, passion, and a sense of humor. And intelligence. I’m a sucker for somebody that’s got serious brain power.

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

O.W.: It’s a good turn-on, isn’t it? So what comes first for you, kindness or intelligence?
C.E.: Kindness, actually. I’ve been with the intelligent guy who’s mean-spirited and a real jerk. That’s no fun to be around. Intelligence starts to get pretty dull if it’s not coupled with kindness.

O.W.: Oh, that’s really good. Are you a bath or shower woman?
C.E.: Baths. Absolutely. I’ve got the lavender essential oils and the whole routine down at this point.

O.W.: I was in Provence last summer, antiquing, and found this pure oil that they harvest in the lavender fields. I have a gallon of it that I transfer to different bottles by my bathtub. It’s an art form for me, bathing. So you’re a woman after my own heart.
C.E.: I’ve had as many as maybe three, maybe four baths in a day. Is that really excessive?

O.W.: Oh, you beat me. I think one every night is enough. But I will not take a bath without some kind of bubbles. As a kid I would use Ivory liquid soap and Joy dishwashing detergent because I didn’t want to clean the tub.

O.W.: Okay, I love this game: if you could invite three people, dead or alive, to your home for a dinner party, who would they be and what would you serve?
C.E.: I’d invite Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife. I want to know more about what made that woman tick. She was quite a fascinating creature. I would also invite Gandhi. Now let me lighten the whole scene up with Reggie Watts. He’s this awesome, out of his mind comedian who I’m a little bit obsessed with. As far as the menu, it would be a potluck dinner. Gandhi could bring some Indian food, Josephine would bring a French dish, and I would make my three favorite desserts: banofee pie, crème brulee and panna cotta.

O.W.: How important is being beautiful to you?
C.E.: I think my definition of beautiful has shifted over time. It means something different than it did when I was fifteen and aware that how I looked had power. Now it’s more about character and having something to say. When I see those things in someone, I find that very attractive, particularly in women. It’s important for me to set an example for my daughter so I actively try to stay away from projects or situations that make me too hung up on the exterior. To be honest that’s always been a criteria for choosing work, avoiding the vanity trap.

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Carmen Ejogo for Violet Grey

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Makeup by: Jillian Dempsey | Hair by: Peter Butler | Nails by: Tracey Sutter | Styled by: Samantha Traina

butter LONDON NYFW x Tadashi Shoji & Creatures of the Wind

butter LONDON NYFW x Tadashi Shoji & Creatures of the Wind

butter LONDON NYFW – backstage at Tadashi Shoji and Creatures of the Wind, butter LONDON’s Global Colour Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes created fashion-forward nail looks that complimented the AW 2015 collections.

Designer: Tadashi Shoji

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The collection, inspired by the joy of flight, includes ethereal silhouettes that evoke a feeling of weightlessness and aerodynamic seaming that inspirits movement.

The Nail Look – here’s how Katie created the look:

    1. Start by applying butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds with a sponge making sure the nail tip is covered, so the white color fades up diagonally like a cloud.
    2. Using butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Full Monty, use the opposite side of the sponge to soften any harsh lines and blend the white and gold nail lacquers slightly.
    3. Finish by using butter LONDON Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat to give the nails a brilliant shine.

butter LONDON NYFW x Tadashi Shoji & Creatures of the Wind

Tadashi Shoji Fashion Show

Tadashi Shoji Fashion Show

Designer: Creatures of the Wind

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The collection Collection was influenced by “definitive moments of American culture as viewed through a psychedelic lens,” as told by designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters. “The clothes take a nod to the 1920s art-deco period and the progressive 1970s.” To bring this vision to life, Hughes created an bold metallic nail devoid of shine with a matte finish.

The Nail Look – here’s how Katie created the look:

      1. Apply butter LONDON Nail 999 Rescue Base Coat to clean, dry nails. Let dry completely.
      2. Apply two coats of  butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Diamond Geezer, a shiny, platinum colour.
      3. Finish by using butter LONDON Matte Finish Top Coat to mattify.
Creatures of The Wind Fashion Show
Creatures of The Wind Fashion Show

butter LONDON NYFW x Tadashi Shoji & Creatures of the Wind

What Neil Patrick Harris wore besides his underwear

What Neil Patrick Harris wore besides his underwear

Celebrity groomer Sonia Lee created the look for Neil Patrick Harris last night at the Oscars using Montez Renault and Leonor Greyl products.“For Neil’s look tonight, we wanted to him looking as easy and natural as possible but still classic and sexy.  He’s wearing this great custom Brunello Cucinelli grey cashmere tux with a satin shawl collar. Before we started, I had Neil cleanse his face with Montez Renault Facial Cleanser.  Then I began by applying Tom Ford Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment around the eye contour.  Next, I applied Montez Renault Facial Moisturizer on his skin with a foundation brush.  I used the brush so it ensures an even application.  I massaged in the moisturizer with my fingers after to ensure that it absorbed really well.  I loved this moisturizer, its so refreshing and the scent is amazing.  It absorbs really quickly and is really light which is what most men prefer when using a moisturizer.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

I went back over his t-zone with Murad Face Mattifier to tamp down any shine and make sure he was camera ready.  We also used Collyre Bleu Eye Drops so that his eyes look brighter and wouldn’t get dry when he’s on the red carpet.  To finish off, I applied Montez Renault Moisturizing Body Lotion to his arms, hands, everywhere to keep his skin looking moisturized and healthy.

What Neil Patrick Harris wore besides his underwear

For his hair, I started by warming up Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel in my hands and applied it evenly and lightly all over his hair.  This styling cream is a really great product because it gives the hair a little shine and makes it look really finished.  Then I used a flatiron to straighten out any flyaways and went back with Leonor Greyl Baume Bois de Rose (launching April 2015) and used my fingers to create a bit of separation for a sexier look.  The products smell amazing and so refreshing which is really great!”

Before Neil ran on stage in just his tighty-whities, he had to strip down super-fast to his underwear and Sonia had just enough time to apply Montez Renault Moisturizing Body Lotion on him.  She loves the scent and the fact that it is light and non-greasy, plus it made him feel like he was wearing something!

Sienna Miller at the 87th Annual Academy Awards  Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

Sienna Miller at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

“American Sniper” star and Oscar presenter Sienna Miller stunned on the red carpet tonight with an “Old Hollywood,” 1960s Audrey Hepburn-inspired makeup look created by famed makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Together, Sienna Miller worked collaboratively with her long-time friend that she has proclaimed as being the “queen of the cat eye” to kick her glamorous look, driven by her Oscar de la Renta gown, into high gear.

Sienna Miller at the 87th Annual Academy Awards  Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

Sienna Miller at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

Here is how makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created the look:

  1. Charlotte Tilbury applied her Goddess Skin Clay Mask, a product that Charlotte says “is the key to shrinking pores and tightening the skin, leaving you with a perfectly dewy, plumped and revived red carpet glow”
  2. Charlotte’s Magic Cream – Charlotte’s “secret to red carpet skin”- and Wonderglow were applied to hydrate the skin and create a soft-focus which is “amazing for HDTV”
  3. Charlotte then applied Light Wonder Foundation in 6 Medium and 7 Medium, then the Retoucher Concealer in 2 Fair under the eyes and 3 Medium for the rest of Sienna’s face
  4. Next, Airbrush Powder Flawless Finish Powder in 1 Fair and 2 Medium was applied only to the T-Zone to control shine while keeping from taking away from the dewiness on the rest of the skin
  5. To enhance Sienna’s eyebrows, Charlotte used Brow Lift in Grace K and Cara D
  6. Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eye Pencil in Bedroom Black and The Feline Flick Quick Fine Line Shodo Pen were used over the lash line to dramatically define the eyes.
  7. Using her Eye Smudger Brush and The Eyeshadow Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate, and Full Fat Lashes, Charlotte accentuated Sienna’s “winged” eyes, focusing on the crease and lash line areas
  8. To enhance the cheekbones, Charlotte applied Filmstar Bronze & Glow with the Powder & Sculpt Brush, following the hollows of the cheeks and along the jaw line with the bronzer and applying the highlighter shade to the top of the cheekbones
  9. To further accentuate Sienna’s features, Beach Sticks in Moonbeach and Ibiza were used to illuminate and sculpt.
  10. To prep the lips, Charlotte used Lip Love Lip Scrub and Lip Magic. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk was applied to mimic the pigment of Sienna’s lips and filled in with K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect
  11. For an all over glow, Charlotte applied Supermodel Body all over Sienna’s limbs

Sienna Miller at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

As the world’s number one make-up artist, Charlotte Tilbury understands the power of make-up like no-one else. With over 20 years at the forefront of the make-up industry, working with the world’s top models, photographers, celebrities and designers, Charlotte has poured her best-kept secrets into an edited ‘all-you-need’ skincare and make-up collection.

Charlotte believes that beauty is not an exclusive club. Make-up is every woman’s secret weapon to become her most beautiful and confident self. Charlotte understands that make-up must be easy and fool-proof – from how you buy it to how you use it. With this in mind, Charlotte has created an uncompromising collection for the modern woman who is as likely to do her makeup on the run as she is to sit down at a vanity. By decoding her expertise into essential make-up tips, tricks and tools, Charlotte has created a new make-up mantra for every woman: EASY TO CHOOSE, EASY TO USE and ALWAYS IRRESISTIBLE

 

New Travel Website for Sydney & NSW Launched in China

New Travel Website for Sydney & NSW Launched in China

A new travel website, Sydney.cn, sharing 150 travel experiences in Sydney and New South Wales (NSW) for Chinese travellers in Traditional and Simplified Chinese was launched today by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency. Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge – Destination NSW Sydney.cn is hosted in China to allow faster download speeds and is also mobile responsive. The site is also available in English.

New Travel Website for Sydney & NSW Launched in China

New Travel Website for Sydney & NSW Launched in China

New Travel Website for Sydney & NSW Launched in China

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Troy Grant, said today, “China is the number one inbound visitor market for NSW. In the year ending September, more than 443,000 Chinese visitors stayed 12.1 million nights in NSW and spent more than$1.5 billion during their stay.”

“It makes sense to have a dedicated and easy to navigate website to ensure potential visitors fromChina can access the information they need to help plan their next holiday to Sydney and Regional NSW,” Mr Grant said.

Set to become China’s number one source for travel information about Sydney and NSW, the website covers more than 150 iconic experiences, events and destinations in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Byron Bay, Port Macquarie, Port Stephens and Coffs Harbour.

Visitors to the website will be able to create travel wish lists, view maps and itinerary suggestions, and learn about the state’s key tourism experiences such as coastal adventures, food and wine, nature and wildlife, festivals and major events, farm stays, shopping, adventure and attractions. Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase said the website will inspire and educate Chinese travellers aboutSydney and NSW holiday experiences.

New Travel Website for Sydney & NSW Launched in China

“Sydney.cn will be a great way for visitors from China to easily find out more about our state.Sydney and NSW has so much to offer visitors from China, namely the magnificent Blue Mountains, the stunning Hunter Valley, the crystal clear waters of the South Coast and our beautiful harbour city. Food, wine, nature and animal encounters, shopping and Aboriginal experiences — NSW has it all and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from China.”

“Sydney.cn will also provide access to the latest and best tourism information available on visiting to Sydney and NSW, including a Travel Assistant section on the latest visa, customs, health and safety and credit card shopping information,” Ms Chipchase said.