Barbara Gerbasi, the lady behind Barb's Beauty Tips For Babes Over 60, has written for The New York Times, Newsday, and House Beautiful. Now one of our network partners Gerbasi's blog brings us the latest and greatest on beauty product and industry news. In her most recent post, Gerbasi gives props to the makeup line Organic Wear, put into production by Physicians Formula, for their 100% eco-friendly formula and acquisition of the ECOCERT seal. Organic wear comes in biodegradable containers, are free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens, GMO'S, synthetic colors, and fragrances. They are, in other words, 100% organic and offered at drug store prices to boot. Check out Barb's post on the makeup collection and our spread of the products below.
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Happy Earth Day eco-fashionistas! In case you haven't heard, Rogan Gregory's 100% organic line for Target was picked up by Barney's and will debut at the flagship on Madison Avenue ten days (that's May 9th) before the collection reaches Target stores nationwide. Barney's previously bought up the Kate Moss for Topshop collections, however, the price point of the Rogan collection is below the norm for the Co-op.
WWD reports on the globalization of fashion with facts and figures which drive the point that the commerce of fashion knows no bounds. Rita Clifton, chairman on Interbrand, a global branding consultancy firm, provides a likely thesis for this piece. She says, 'Money is an extraordinary club. It's a global club, and money talks very loudly. And business runs the world, whether we like it or not".
Fifth Avenue retailers articulate that the Pope's visit to New York drove their weekend sales down. It appears as though the drop in traffic was not to do with any moral matter, rather, that the necessary entrances had to be blocked off. In the case of Barney's, guests were subjected to entrance on Madison Avenue.
Vivienne Westwood and Matthew Williamson will both show their most recent collections at the Royal Ascot this June. The Royal Ascot is one of Britain's most popular social events and has garnered significant coverage from the vantage point of fashion. The likely comparison are the Oscar's in America, where what one wears seems to override attention on the event itself.
Today's Must Reads celebrate Earth Day. Find eco-friendly fashions, beauty and more in today's posts from:
Temptalia celebrates eco-friendly beauty brands.
The Budget Babe proves how easy it is to find eco-friendly fashion.
DIY tights are full of DIY fun. Learn how to make your own from She's A Betty.
Fancy a pair of short shorts? These 18th Amendment 'West' Denim Shorts in Herringbone are just the ticket. The thing to remember, however, when shopping ecommerce is that nothing is quite as short as it looks, unless, that is, you happen to be 5'11". If you're not, you can count on that 'mini' dress coming straight down to your knees, those floor sweeping wide leg trousers to bunch up at the floor, and those 'short shorts' to just be, well, short. While many jeans shorts walk a fine line between relaxed and straight up tacky, these shorts have the sort of details that put them in the former category. There's a smocked waistband at the back which helps with the sizing issue, that is, high waisted garments can be hard to size as you have to consider not only your hip measurements but your waist as well. The denim, a light (right on trend) herringbone wash also give them that tailored fabric feeling, so they don't look like the Levi's cut offs you've had for ten years. 18th Amendment is an Australian denim company. The line pivots on vintage silhouettes and so became especially coveted when styles like the high waisted, wide leg trousers came back into fashion.
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>> Those rumors of Inez and Vinoodh shooting Naomi Campbell for the Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2008 campaign may not yet be confirmed, but I'd say this is a good indication: She showed up on Stefano Pilati's arm to the YSL-sponsored opening night of "La Fille Du Regiment" at the Met last night.