Today’s Fashion Headlines: Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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The Body Shop Collaborates with Leona Lewis

The Body Shop has collaborated with the British singer Leona Lewis on a limited-edition collection of makeup and fragrance for spring. Lewis worked with the beauty retailer to create two shimmer palettes, four lip glosses, a synthetic blusher brush and a fragrance called White Musk Libertine, which is available as an eau de toilette and an eau de parfum. All of the products have been produced with the brand’s cruelty-free approach.

“I’m passionate about beauty, and I’m all about animal rights and Community Fair Trade,” said Lewis. “As a result, I’m really conscious of where the products that I use come from. The Body Shop sells cruelty-free, ethically sourced products containing amazing Community Fair Trade ingredients.”

The White Musk Libertine fragrance is an update of the 1981 original and was one of the first to use a man-made musk instead of scent from the glands of a male musk deer. (Ew!) It also has sweet top notes of Turkish delight, baby orchid, and Chantilly cream.

Lewis is also urging customers to sign a pledge to support Cruelty Free International’s campaign for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetic purposes. Leona Lewis’ Cruelty-Free collection will launch online and in stores on March 26. Prices range $10.60 to $24.25.

Paris Fashion Week Kicks Into High Gear

Fashion Week has moved from snowy Milan to Paris. Designers are showing their women’s Ready-to-wear collections this week and are definitely impressing fashion’s elite. Trends on the runways include feminized variations on men’s wear, statement-making coats, and unique fabrics. The looks are extra polished and sophisticated this season. Looks like fall is going to be extra chic!

Altuzarra Wins a Full-Page Ad in Vogue’s September Issue

Kate Spade New York announced that Joseph Altuzarra will be the recipient of a full-page ad in Vogue’s September 2013 issue. Kate Spade will produce and purchase the space for the full-page ad. This is a result of a three-month-long competition that the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and Kate Spade partnered on to help designers take their brands to the next level through marketing. Other designers that competed were Albertus Swanepoel, Cushnie et Ochs, Pamela Love and Robert Geller. As the runner-up, jewelry designer Pamela Love will receive continued mentorship from Kate Spade to further develop her campaign.

The designers presented a concept for a full-page ad in Vogue as their final project after participating in seminars created to help expand their brands. Each designer’s submission was reviewed by a committee that included Steven Kolb, CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Deborah Lloyd, president and creative director of Kate Spade. I can’t wait to see what Joseph Altuzarra created for his ad!

– Claire Mykrantz

Source & Image: WWD

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