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SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY CALLS FOR BAN ON ANIMAL TESTING

Posted by 05.16.13

The testing of cosmetics on animals has been a hot debate for years. The US allows it, but the European Union banned animal testing on finished products in 2004, and just this year, completed the process by banning the sale of cosmetic products with ingredients that were tested on animals. The EU regulators hope to set an example for other areas of the world.

Now, Sir Paul McCartney, a dedicated vegetarian (as is his daughter, designer Stella McCartney) has announced his efforts to back Cruelty Free International’s work for a global ban of cosmetic tests on animals.

“I have supported Cruelty Free International’s founding organization, the BUAV over the years with its campaign t

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PARIS FASHION WEEK GETS ITS HAIR AND LIPS ON

Photo Credit: Jean-Charles De Castelbajac

Posted by 03.07.13

Paris Fashion Week, fall 2013, was a complete wow! The clothes were big, wide, loud, and brash with clashing fabrics and silk, wood, brocade, leather, and organza. So was the beauty blah in comparison? Far from it. Case in point: how do you re-invent lipstick? You play with the application as seen at the Jean-Charles De Castelbajac show, where the top lip only was painted a bright matte orange to create contrast with the predominantly monochrome collection and to balance the soft brows. Clever.

Christian Dior was pretty in pink on the lips, achieved with Dior Contour Lip Pencil #001 around the lips that were cleaned up with Nude concealer for a really sharp line. The darling lip c

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HEADED TO PARIS? SAY MERCI!

Posted by 05.26.10

By Guest Contributor Candice Sabatini

When I visualize shopping in Paris, the images that pop into my head are elegant boutiques, often jammed and crammed, but oozing with elegance. Nothing could be further from that picture than the new Paris concept shop named Merci. With over 16,000 sq. ft of soaring industrial like space on three floors, this recently opened concept shop near the Marais is on a mission to help the children of Madagascar. The owners, Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, who created the luxury children’s brand, Bonpoint, felt that this was the perfect time to create an emporium of luxury items, but also give back and help others less fortunate. (more…)

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