Ron Robinson is a veteran cosmetic chemist with more than 25 years’ experience developing products for Clinique, Estée Lauder, Revlon, Avon, and Lancôme. In 2008, after nearly three decades of working as a product developer, Ron decided to step outside the lab and create BeautyStat, an online beauty community where users can connect with experts and fellow consumers to discuss their product questions and concerns.
Running BeautyStat for nearly a decade, reviewing thousands of products and scouring the planet for new beauty ingredients and technologies inspired Ron to return to his roots in research and development and launch his own skin care line, BeautyStat Cosmetics. The bra
The love of classic eau de cologne brought together Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel in business and in life. The founders of Atelier Cologne, this husband and wife team is of Italian descent but grew up in France using and adoring traditional citrus-based colognes. Following separate professional paths in the fragrance industry, the two ultimately came together to establish Atelier Cologne, a fragrance brand and retailer dedicated to reinventing and celebrating the classic cologne composition. The results are astoundingly original, inspiring, and entirely wearable. Here Sylvie and Christophe share their fragrance story with Beauty in the Bag.
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Maybe it started with designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s fragrance talk at the Brooklyn Museum, but the borough known for hipsters, farm-to-table dining, and cutting edge artists can now add niche fragrance destination to its highlights.
“We’re joining a growing neighborhood of upmarket boutiques, Nolita outposts, and restaurants near downtown Brooklyn, the Barclay Center, and transportation that’s fast becoming a destination for fragrance and niche beauty,” says Eric Weiser, co-owner of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique & Apothecary. Last month, Weiser and his partner, Stamatis Birsimijoglou, opened a neighborhood boutique to showcase niche, indie, and local perfumes that are toug
HBO recently debuted the premier episode of the second season of Girls. That very same night Lena Dunham, the show creator and Hollywood wunderkind, took home two Golden Globes for her show. Even though Girls is in its infancy, the show, which depicts the lives, loves, and calamities of four female friends, is quickly earning its place in popular culture.
The same cable network also was the home to another four-female friends’ franchise—Sex and The City. This iconic TV show ran from 1998 until 2004, spawned two movies and new prequel The Carrie Diaries, and earned seven of its 54 Emmy Award nominations, eight of its 24 Golden Globe Award nominations, and three of its 11 Screen Actor