The first major English-language biography of YSL since his death in 2008, this biography features exclusive interviews of those who knew him best, by one of the most respected names in French fashion journalism. This is the definitive portrait of the creative genius who transformed fashion Yves Saint Laurent’s impact on fashion is legendary, yet he remains an enigmatic and compelling figure. Tracing the development of Saint Laurent’s visionary work through his charmed yet tumultuous life, respected fashion writer Laurence Benaïm’s newly translated and updated biography of the famed designer

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The Prickly Subject of PNR: Paid Negative Reviews

All eyes are on the beauty industry to see how they handle the latest influencer flare up because it could portend how influencer marketing is handled going forward.  It might also provide some needed case studies about how not to do things.  We’ll have to see how this all shakes out… The latest flap to roil an already turbulent influencer industry came from an unlikely source.  It was sparked by Marlena Stell @MarlenaStell –a beauty influencer who has been building her own influence and credibility for the past ten years in

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 Nomination submissions for The Fragrance Foundation’s 2019 Awards are now open to members and non-members. Deadline for entries is January 11, 2019. This year’s roster includes the following categories: Voted on by members of the Foundation: Fragrance of the Year (Luxury, Prestige and Popular) Packaging of the Year Media Campaign of the Year Fragrance Hall of Fame Breakout Star Award Home Collection of the Year Bath & Body Collection of the Year Home Holiday/Seasonal Fragrance of the Year   Voted on by an expert panel comprised of leading industry authorities:

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PRATT INSTITUTE’S THIRD ANNUAL DESIGN SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING THE “WOW FACTOR” Jamie Drake, William Ivey Long, Daniel Sundlin, and Paula Scher form the distinguished panel, moderated by Marc Rose Creating an interior, an ad campaign, a building, a perfume bottle, or a costume for a Broadway show involves a process where every designer searches for the “wow factor” to create excitement. Be it a quiet, elegant wow or a big bold one, those of us who begin a project with a blank page always come to the point where we need that

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Luxe Pack LA & MakeUp in LA

2018 proved to be a momentous year for LUXE PACK! It marked the beginning of a new successful extension in the West Coast. LUXE PACK, the premier business to business trade show dedicated to luxury packaging for all existing and developing sectors is thrilled to be returning to Los Angeles for its second edition on February 27-28, 2019 officially placing it on the map as a West Coast industry destination. LUXE PACK LOS ANGELES 2019 will bring 75 packaging specialists, expanding the exhibitor offering by 30% from 2018 (total of

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Every day is World AIDS Day at M•A•C and on the official World AIDS Day (December 1st) M•A•C mobilized its support through artist volunteer efforts, social vocalization, in-store activations, and global support. The entire M•A•C community gave back. The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of M∙A∙C Cosmetics launched in 1994 and is a leader in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, supporting organizations in more than 100 countries and territories that are working to combat the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund is supported exclusively

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AKRO Fragrances by Anaïs Cresp and…

Anaïs Cresp —along with partners Olivier Cresp and Jack Miskelly, a French father and daughter and her British partner, have launched AKRO Fragrances.    Anaïs holds a degree in interior architecture and design. She grew up in the world of perfume. At Guerlain and L’Oréal, she designed and developed graphic and visual identities, and became known for her minimalist and offbeat characters. A desire for creative freedom allowed her to approach her profession without the usual inhibitions and taboos. Akro was inspired by Anaïs’s natural insouciance, and then a fateful encounter with the

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NEST Holiday Pop-up Shop in NYC

NEST FRAGRANCES OPENED ITS HOLIDAY POP-UP STORE ON ELIZABETH STREET IN NYC NEST Fragrances continues its 10-year-annivesary celebration in 2018 with the opening of its first-ever free-standing holiday pop-up retail store at 232 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan. Open daily now through December 31, 2018, the NEST Fragrances Holiday Pop-Up features the brand’s entire product portfolio in one store, including its Festive Home Fragrance Collection of popular seasonal scents (Holiday, Birchwood Pine, Hearth, Sugar Cookie, and the new Sparkling Cassis), Core Home Fragrance Collection (those scents available year-round, including top-sellers Bamboo,

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