Aerin Lauder’s New Lifestyle Brand
Last year, Aerin Lauder left her job as senior vice-president and creative director at her family’s company, Estée Lauder, to start her own lifestyle brand, Aerin LLC. Now, WWD reports, Aerin LLC will start making its way into stores at the end of the summer: “Beauty” will bow in late August and early September, with tabletop and gift offerings to follow for holiday. Personal accessories, fabrics and more home items will bow in spring 2013, as well as a book on living and style from Random House imprint Clarkson Potter, due the following fall.
Her debut Aerin Essentials cosmetics collection — still made by the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., of course — includes foundation, lip and cheek color, lip conditioner, hand and body cream, makeup bags, and brushes, and is priced between $28 and $148. She plans to add in different, “on-trend offerings four times a year,” and the products will join her ReNutriv skin-care brand on shelves.
Reed Krakoff’s Limited Scent
Looking to get the new scent from designer Reed Krakoff? Well, it might be a little bit tough to get it. Krakoff only released 100 bottles of his latest perfume, RK Limited Edition Eau de Parfum, which comes in a bottle that was handmade by an Italian family of glass blowers that dates back to the twelfth century. It retails for $778.
Speaking of Loving Scents…
Jane Lynch is hosting the Fragrance Foundation Awards on Monday night, but she doesn’t plan to launch her own celebrity scent anytime soon: “I probably wouldn’t do anything like that, but I love that [category] … I’m the first one who will pick up a scent and say, ‘Oh, this is Beyoncé. This is what Beyoncé smells like?’ I love how very serious [celebrities] are about how they chose the particular fragrances. My olfactories are very sensitive, and I’m not a big fan of perfume, but I am a big fan of scent. If someone has a delicious smell about them, I always remember it.”
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: WWD; NY Mag