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Petition With 118K Signatures Urges Victoria's Secret to Make Mastectomy "Survivor Bras"

Jan 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

One Virginia woman's idea of a Fantasy Bra is much different than the $2.5 million stunner that Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio wore down the runway a few months ago. After getting 118,000 supporting signatures, Allana Maiden and her mother Debbie Barrett approached Victoria’s Secret this morning with their proposition for the luxury brand to make special bras for breast cancer survivors. Victoria’s Secret responded to the “survivor bra” petition by inviting the mother/daughter duo to discuss the idea further at the Ohio headquarters of Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret’s parent company) after Maiden and Barrett presented the signatures to Tammy Roberts Myers, Vice... Read More

By Kilian Bottle Wins 2013 Fragrance Foundation Indie Award

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It looks like By Kilian, the luxury brand that we featured last week for its new fragrance trio, is on a roll in 2013. The label, which has 19 fragrances on the market, was just given the 2013 Fragrance Foundation Indie Award for its scent called Amber Oud. The luxury fragrance was selected as the winner out of 30 entries, based on both the scent and its packaging.... Read More

Fall in Love With Gucci Première

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For decades now, Gucci has been on the forefront of women’s fashion— creating innovative and quality pieces for the woman that exude confidence and power, all the while maintaining her innate femininity and charm. The Gucci woman is the picture of power and presence, yet she has a playful air that is altogether irresistible. She is able to meet her rigorous work demands and entertain her active social life. The luxury perfume Gucci Première gives this woman on top a delicious scent that will add a new element to her enchanted life.... Read More

Iconic Makeup Brand to Open Paris Flagship

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

European luxury beauty mavens surely have something to celebrate, as one of the biggest American makeup brands has just announced they will be expanding by opening a new international store. Not only will MAC’s first flagship outside of the United States be located in Paris, but the superstore will call the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées its new home. And it will open during the city’s iconic fashion week (February 20.) The new store will stretch over 362 meters— and two floors— to allow more than 40 makeup artists and beauty-obsessed shoppers all the room they need to ogle over a full range of cosmetics, as well as skincare products and fragrances.... Read More

A Tempting New Fragrance Trio from By Kilian

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Just judging by its name, a new project by niche luxury perfume brand By Kilian seeks to truly test your willpower. The collection, called "In the Garden of Good and Evil," includes three new scents derived from fruity, spicey, floral, and woody fragrances. For $245 per 50-ml bottle, you can either enter "The City of Sin," channel your "Good Girl Gone Bad," or experiment with "Forbidden Games." The trio will roll out to 170 doors worldwide this spring, and are expected to generate $15 million in retail sales in the first year.... Read More

Ivanka Trump Expands Brand With a Scent for the Modern Woman

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

When you think of the woman of today, what qualities come to mind? For us, it’s a driven and motivated woman who is constantly multitasking between work and play. She may be married, she may have a family, and she probably stands on her own two feet thanks to all the hard work she puts into her career. So what does today’s modern woman need to complete her look and conquer her day? A luxury fragrance that mimics her lifestyle, of course. You may not be surprised that Ivanka Trump is the very lady who aims to provide you with such a product.... Read More

Katie Holmes Signs With Natural Beauty Brand

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

We've seen a lot of Katie Holmes lately — this past fall she became the first face of luxury makeup brand Bobbi Brown— and it doesn't look like Suri's mom is slowing down any time soon. The 34-year-old actress and recent divorcée is keeping busy by sealing more deals, like becoming the spokeswoman and co-owner of Alterna. The hair company known for using natural and organic ingredients recently moved its homebase from Los Angeles to New York and will star Katie in its first print advertising campaign mid-February. She will also serve as a new co-owner of the company and provide the brand with input and insight on upcoming plans and products.... Read More

Carlos Benaim Named First-Ever Master Perfumer at IF&F

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has just named Carlos Benaim their first-ever master perfumer. With more than 45 years under his belt along with a stellar selection on sensory indulgences for a range of luxury brands, including the original Polo green by Ralph Lauren, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor and Armani Code for Women by Giorgio Armani, the fragrance company couldn't pick a more qualified man for the job. The IFF has had many chief perfumers, including legend Bernard Chant, but Benaim is the first to gain the title of master perfumer, a great accomplishment and honor for Carlos Benaim— and his illustrious nose.... Read More

What Are the Health Benefits of Massage?

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

There are a number of reasons why people enjoy getting massages from time to time. For many, getting a professional massage means having the opportunity to completely relax in a soothing and meditative environment; but if you still aren’t sold on the idea, you might be surprised to learn that there are several other benefits of massage that can help contribute to your overall health and wellness— both mentally and physically. So what can massage do for you? Read on to find out.... Read More

Out of Weight Loss Ideas? Try a Pedometer

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If you feel like your tummy isn’t as tight as it used to be or that spring in your step is now accompanied by a generous jiggle, then you might be thinking that extreme diet and exercise is the only way to rid yourself unwanted pounds. Not necessarily— pedometers are a great way to get active, and most importantly, help improve your health and wellness... Read More

How To Use Diet Apps To Get the Results You Want

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

It's a New Year, and let’s just tackle the one resolution that has been mercilessly shoved down nearly every American's throat: (not literally, of course, that would be too many calories) losing weight. A concept so simple in theory– just work out more and eat less– but it's so overwhelming when it comes to actually staying “on track.” Group weight loss meetings can be very public and don’t always work with your schedule— and more often than not, attempting to lose weight on your own leads to cheating (one sliver of cake won’t hurt, right?) So why not embrace all that technology has to offer? You’re on your phone half of the day anyway, so why not improve your health and wellness while you’re at it?... Read More

Master Chef's Joe Bastianich on the Challenges and Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It's the New Year, and like many people, you may have a few resolutions in mind. Quitting smoking and eating healthier may seem like cliché's because they get the most hype, but the truth is they are probably the hardest goals to accomplish. Just ask renowned restaurateur and co-host of Master Chef, Joe Bastianich. Like many people in the restaurant industry, he was a heavy smoker and even got to the point where he was smoking more than two-and-a-half packs of cigarettes per day. But the good news is that he successfully quit and is now focused on treating his body well to live a full and healthy life. Here, he discusses the challenges and benefits of quitting and how it has encouraged more healthy habits in other aspects of his life.... Read More

Could the Fountain Of Youth Be in Southern California?

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Suffering from a lack of energy? Maybe your libido is lower than it used to be, or you just don't seem to be getting the same results from your workout that you used to. Are your hot flashes and night sweats out of control? If you've already tried rethinking your health and wellness routines and you still don't feel better, these symptoms could be a sign that your hormones are out of whack, whether you're a man or a woman. Luckily, the problem can be fixed. At the Southern California Center for Anti-Aging, Dr. Judi Goldstone routinely treats patients who just don't seem to have the same vim and vigor as they did when they were younger.... Read More

A Colorful Collaboration for Preppy Beauty Buffs

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Preppy makeup lovers, rejoice. A collaboration is coming your way that may just knock you off your feet. Luxury beauty brand Estée Lauder has partnered up with the colorful team at Lilly Pulitzer to give you two seasons worth of limited-edition makeup bags as part of a gift-with-purchase program that will run in the spring and summer months of this year. This is great news for Lilly Pulitzer fans, since the label bowed in late December after being acquired by Oxford Industries in the fall of 2010. With the spring gift-with-purchase line kicking off at Lord & Taylor last week, the products will be available at various locations through the spring and summer.... Read More

How to Perfect Your Smile | Exclusive With Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Sherri Worth

Jan 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It’s a new year, and for many people, that means working towards a better you by upping your luxury beauty routine, among other things. A better diet and increased exercise are easy pieces to this puzzle, but many people forget about the power of a perfect, white smile. But what if your esthetic dental needs go beyond at-home whitening solutions and routine flossing?... Read More

Best Beauty Videos of 2012

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

With another exciting and successful year behind us, we’re looking back at 2012 and combing through the year’s best luxury beauty videos. With some of the industry’s top brands making our list this year, you can count on these videos being never dull— and always with touches of glamour and creativity involved.... Read More

Natural Beauty Alternatives Found in Your Own Kitchen

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

These days, society seems to be all about healthy alternatives, whether that’s in your cooking pantry, your medicine cabinet, or your makeup bag. The organic and natural replacement fad has gained more attention in recent years, but those who are devoted to the practice have developed a slew of healthy and eco-friendly alternatives to mainstream luxury beauty products. Most of these all-star ingredients can be found in your own kitchen, so if you’ve been thinking about jumping on the all-natural bandwagon, gives these healthy choices a try!... Read More

Our Top Beauty Picks from 2012

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Last year saw a number of new collaborations and products in the luxury beauty market, and now that 2013 is here, it’s time to look back and review our favorite products from 2012. Read on for information on our top picks that are hot enough to keep using into the New Year!... Read More

Reduce Stress This Year With These Simple Tips

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

While the holidays have may have come and gone in a blur of peppermint treats, “helpful” family members and luxury goods that you may or may not return, that doesn't mean that those feelings of intense anxiety and stress have fully left. Combating stress is not something that we simply have to deal with during the holiday season – it is a yearlong challenge. This New Year, instead of your annual resolution of losing 30 pounds or being nicer to your mother, why not fix it at the source and resolve to lead a happier, healthier and more stress-free life?... Read More

New Ermenegildo Zegna Fragrance Dashingly Introduced via Social Media

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

These days, the use of social media to inform followers and fans of new products and services on the market is ubiquitous. Announcements are being made on social media websites that once were made via press releases, thanks to evolving technology and social trends. Luxury brands across the board are using Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other services to connect and interact with prospective buyers.... Read More

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