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The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund Launches Causemetics

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Breast cancer is an issue that has touched so many Canadians, and its cost is both literal and figurative to many families. Which is why the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund (CBCSF) has partnered with 11 national beauty companies to launch Causemetics. The all-natural and non-toxic skincare and cosmetics companies have agreed to donate a portion of proceeds (from $4 to $10 as marked on the package) to the CBCSF.

The products are packaged in a universal theme with the word “today” written across the label to signify how quickly proceeds will make their way to women as well as to underline the immediacy of need. “Causemetics emphasizes ‘today’ because despite illness and the inability to work, the rent is due, groceries need to be bought, car payments need to be made, hospital parking needs to be purchased – not someday, today,” Kathleen Collins, VP integrated solutions at Cheil advertising agency, said in a statement.

Participating companies and products include Graydon Face & Body Lotion ($29), Evoke Botanical Perfume ($55), Lovefresh Natural Cream Deodorant ($15), Ella’s Botanicals Hand & Body Lotion ($20), Sappho Lip Gloss ($22), Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleanser & Makeup Remover ($42), Sigrid Naturals Skin Healing Salve ($39), Cocoon Apothecary Moisturizing Serum ($48), Pure + Simple Hand & Body Cream ($49), Consonant Body Soap ($12) and Schaf Moisturizer ($45).

Products can be purchased here and at Green Beauty Spa in Toronto starting October 14.

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Stephanie Seymour’s First Ad for Estée Lauder Is Here! (Forum Buzz)

As reported on our forums back in February, Stephanie Seymour is the newest face of Estée Lauder. The 46-year-old model joins the likes of Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and Liu Wen as a brand ambassador for the New York-based cosmetics giant. Stephanie’s debut ad is starting to surface inside various November issues and our forum members consider it a real treat.

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ad Campaign Stephanie Seymour


Aedlacir was certainly feeling Stephanie’s presence at Estée Lauder and wrote, “Wow what a mesmerizer. I wonder if this signals a long-term contract.”

“Wow, would have never tied Stephanie to Estée Lauder, but what a great fit! This is beautiful and reminds [me] of the gorgeous ads from the 80s and earlier,” commented a more than satisfied justaguy.

Also appreciative of the former Victoria’s Secret model’s ad was tigerrouge: “Shot in this style, she feels more ‘Estée Lauder’ than some of the girls working for the brand today.”

“I agree! I don’t mind Stephanie at all here. So glad their spokesperson actually reflects the demographic. This reminds me somewhat of Paulina Porizkova and Elizabeth Hurley‘s ads. Speaking of the latter, why didn’t they use her? Does this mean her contract has ended?” replied Benn98, with some questions of his own.

“She looks really nice. Do I see fine lines around the eyes?” posted kokobombon, admiring the lack of airbrushing in the ad.

Are you a fan of Estée Lauder signing up Stephanie as the newest face of the brand? Have your say inside the thread here.

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Alexa Chung Guest Edits for Tommy Hilfiger



Tommy Hilfiger seems to be really feeling quirky “it” girls as of late. The label recently gave New Girl star Zooey Deschanel the reins to design a capsule collection and now it’s working with another wide-eyed brunette with to-die-for fashion sense. According to WWD, the brand has tapped TV personality Alexa Chung as its fall guest editor. 

Alexa has chosen her favorite fall pieces from Tommy Hilfiger, all of which go hand-in-hand with her boyish yet feminine aesthetic. You’ll find a red checkered lumberjack coat, a silken blue camo print shirt, black leather leggings, two pairs of oxfords and more. So far, we found about 16 items available, but for those of you who can’t get enough of Alexa’s picks, there are more to come. Every month, she’ll choose new pieces to add to the edit, which will run through January.

In the meantime, check out what Ms. Chung chose for this month and get to shopping.

[via WWD, Tommy Hilfiger

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Guillaume Henry Joins Nina Ricci

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Image: ImaxTree

Guillaume Henry will be the new creative director at Nina Ricci. He replaces Peter Copping, who is rumored to announce his appointment at Oscar de la Renta any day now. The 35-year-old designer, best known for revitalizing Carven since 2009, will stay at his post until the end of November.

Ralph Toledano, president of Puig, Nina Ricci’s parent company, told WWD that Henry’s “artistic vision, intuition, intelligence, charisma and curiosity” would translate into “great ambitions for the brand.”

Henry will start at Nina Ricci on January 5, and his first collection will be Fall 2015.

[via WWD]

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Naomi Watts Pleases in Nudes and Metallics for the ‘St. Vincent’ New York Premiere

Naomi Watts

Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN

Naomi Watts stepped out for the St. Vincent New York premiere on Monday, October 6, donning an unlikely colour combination of nudes and metallics. The 46-year-old pulled it off with ease and grace, making us wonder why we’ve steered clear of teaming the two hues in the past.

The Australian actress opted for a nude midi dress adorned with fine metallic lines, so the incorporation of silver accessories, including pointed-toe pumps, a reflective box clutch and shiny drop earrings, was seamless.

Her charming blue eyes, plus statement red lips, kept the outfit from looking too plain or washed out.

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Teresa Palmer Stuns in Carolina Herrera for the 19th Busan International Film Festival

Teresa Palmer Carolina Herrera

Photo: Wonsuk Choi/Getty

Teresa Palmer stunned in a red Carolina Herrera gown for the opening ceremony of the 19th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea on Thursday, October 2.

The most striking element of the piece, pulled from the Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2014 collection, was the structure of its strapless neckline, which had Teresa looking sexy, elegant and playful all in one hit.

The diamond jewels kept the 28-year-olds’s classy sophistication at play, while her red lip choice, soft blonde curls, and slight sneak of nude pumps made the look appear fresh and fun.

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