Madonna's son steals her beauty products

Madonna's son "steals" her beauty products.

The 'Like A Virgin' hitmaker has revealed her 17-year-old son Rocco - who she has with filmmaker Guy Ritchie - likes to use the singer's new four-in-one product called 'The Reinvention Cream', which is a serum, cream, mask and lotion in one product.

She said: "My 17-year-old son uses it. It's something that everybody loves, and I'm very proud of that. My son is always coming into my bathroom and stealing all of my skin-care products. It's very funny to have a 17-year-old son saying, 'Mom, can I have more serum? I need some more face wash. I need some more of this.' I think it's hilarious.

"My 21-year-old daughter [Lourdes] loves them. I feel like I'm getting nods of approval from people from all walks of life, and it's not just female either. It's male as well - that means a lot to me. And, of course, I do advise my children on a regular basis, 'Don't smoke. Stay out of the sun. Why are you drinking that? Stop picking at yourself.'"

And Madonna - who also has David, 12, Mercy, 12, and five-year-old twins Estere and Stelle - wants to make sure her children get the "guidance" they need "in this crazy world".

She told E! News: "Skin care is not the only thing I do. I'm an artist, first and foremost. Well, no, I'm a mother first and foremost. Making sure my children have received the guidance they require in this crazy world that we live in and that they turn out to be decent, loving and compassionate human beings is my number one goal. After that, I want to keep finding new music to make and new ways to present my music, whether that's live performance or film slash video. Keep pushing the envelope artistically and creatively."Read more at: |

この記事のURL2018-04-08 15:04:51


Kering Confirms Stella McCartney Split

Kering is selling its 50-percent stake in fashion label Stella McCartney back to the namesake designer after a 17-year partnership, confirming previous reports by BoF. The news follows a report by BoF on February 23 revealing that a formal transition process was already in motion and an announcement was imminent.

“It is the right moment to acquire the full control of the company bearing my name," said Stella McCartney. "This opportunity represents a crucial patrimonial decision for me. I am extremely grateful to Francois-Henri Pinault and his family and everyone at the Kering group for everything we have built together in the last 17 years. I look forward to the next chapter of my life and what this brand and our team can achieve in the future.”

“It is the right time for Stella to move to the next stage," added François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive of Kering. "Kering is a luxury group that empowers creative minds and helps disruptive ideas become reality. I am extremely proud of what Kering and Stella McCartney have accomplished together since 2001."

McCartney had the option to buy back the shares in the label owned by Kering until March 31, according to the terms of their joint venture. Kering's 50-50 deal with McCartney dates back to 2001.

Kering and Stella McCartney have previously acknowledged separation talks on more than one occasion over the course of their partnership, and a source with first-hand knowledge of the matter says today's announcement was originally slated for early January.

McCartney’s father, musician Paul McCartney, is said to have played a role in helping to finance the buyback — a time-consuming and expensive process — although this could not be independently confirmed. A spokesperson for McCartney previously told BoF that her father has never been involved with the business.

The disposal of Stella McCartney comes at a time when Kering is streamlining its portfolio and focusing attention on fashion labels like Gucci — the group’s cash cow and a blockbuster success under the duo of Marco Bizzarri and Alessandro Michele — Saint Laurent and the still small but white-hot and fast-growing Balenciaga, designed by Demna Gvasalia. In early January, Kering announced that it would spin off German sportswear brand Puma to its own shareholders, a move welcomed by analysts as the conglomerate finally fulfills its long-held pledge to become a pure luxury player.

McCartney first made her mark at Richemont-owned fashion label Chloé, before launching her eponymous brand in partnership with Gucci Group (once a subsidiary of what is now Kering), at the time run by chief executive Domenico De Sole and Tom Ford, who designed both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. As a lifelong vegetarian, the London-born designer does not use animal products like leather or fur in her designs, and has turned her British take on modern femininity and tailoring into a global brand.

Kering does not break out earnings for its smaller fashion brands, but, in 2015, market sources estimated that Stella McCartney’s annual global sales were somewhere between $150 million and $200 million, although the annual retail value of Stella McCartney products is likely higher thanks to branded collaborations with Procter & Gamble for beauty and Bendon for lingerie. Her activewear collection with Adidas, first launched in 2004, has become a brand in itself. In 2016, the designer launched menswear.

The split comes shortly after Kering announced its most profitable year on record, with group net profits soaring 120 percent in 2017, driven by “spectacular” growth at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent as well as a strong performance by Balenciaga, which was the group’s fastest-growing brand in the fourth quarter.Read more at: |

この記事のURL2018-03-29 14:54:47


7 reasons for dark or discoloured lips that you should know

When it comes to your face, it’s not just the eyes that are the most captive feature; your lips also play an important role in enhancing your aesthetic quotient. But our lips are the most ignored part of your face. Honestly, how much do we care about them apart from lathering a lip balm or gel to counter the seasonal dryness and paint it with a lipstick? We fail to understand that they too need pampering and TLC just like we do with our face and eyes. But our ignorance gives our lips a lot of trauma and sometimes they lose their charm and colour too. Yes, simple everyday mistakes that we do unknowingly can damage or discolour our lips. Here Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and Laser surgeon Director, Cutis skin studio, Mumbai talks about the basic mistakes that make our lips look dark and discoloured.

‘Lips majorly add to the beauty of your face and hence discoloured lips are a cause of worry in many,’ she says. Some people may have dark lips naturally although there are certain factors that may cause darkening of lips. Here are some of them:

Smoking: It is not for nothing that we have coined the term smoker’s lips. People who smoke too much including both men and women not only make their lungs go weak but also exposes their lips to trauma. Tobacco and nicotine darken the lips and the inner lining of the mouth making your lips discoloured which is called smoker’s Melanesia.

Medical conditions: Probably you don’t have too much control over this situation but if you are suffering from a serious illness like cancer or blood-related disorders certain medications prescribed to treat the condition can also make your lips look dark and discoloured.

Frequent drinking of hot beverages: Tea and coffee lovers, we know this is not going to be good news for you, but face the fact. Your daily dose of Java is fine, but if you are chronically dependent on the cuppa to get going and keep you on a roll throughout the day then your lips will have to pay a price for your addiction. Hot beverages that contain caffeine like tea and coffee are known to cause damage to the lips.

Constant biting and licking of the lips: These habits cause damage to the small capillaries of the lips and sometimes they don’t heal properly and thus leads to discolouration of the lips.

Low vitamin B levels: Women are ignorant about their health and vitamin deficiency is common among them. However, particularly low levels of vitamin B can lead to skin discolouration.

Hormonal changes: Change in hormonal levels that are contributed by age, infection, diseases, and other factors.

Allergic reactions: Sometimes certain allergic reactions to some kind of food or medication can also lead to discolouration of lips, though this might be a temporary one.

Quick tip: It is necessary to avoid the above-mentioned vices and habits to keep your lips looking healthy and pout worthy. Apart from that, drink lots of water every day. Water can help the lips stay hydrated. When the lips are dry, it can enhance lip discolouration making it look darker. This also helps in expelling toxins from your body. Habits like smoking, drinking too many caffeinated drinks and lip biting should be avoided. Eating healthy foods should be encouraged to help the body build up enough strength to fight certain diseases that might cause the lips to darken.Read more at: |

この記事のURL2018-03-23 15:40:13


Give yourself a spring tuneup

Well, if you’re downright winter weary, you’re not alone! It’s been a tough winter on hands and hides, minds and moods.

Spring is here and it’s just a matter of time before warmer weather kicks in. So in the meantime, time do away with the groom and gloom of winter – perk up your lizard-like skin, reenergize your body, and boost positivity and productivity with a spring tune up.

Get glowing inside and out with our tune up tips:

Skin savers

Winter conditions strip our skin of the much needed moisture, causing the outer layer of skin to dry and shrink and our skin becomes raw, dull and rough.

Good skin is in so aim so it’s important to aim for some hydration salvation:

First clean up your skin act and skin supplies – throw out old makeup and skincare Swap out darker blush and lip shades for happy pink hues instead.

Cut your beauty routine down to a few products and swap heavier creams for lighter ones. Slather on a light moisturizer daily with a built in SPF30 or higher.

Regular bar soap dries out the skin so instead use a moisturizing cleanser with ingredients such as vitamin A, E, C and use lukewarm water.

Save your skin by exfoliating once a week, all year round, so your skin can breathe. This allows moisturizers to penetrate your skin more effectively.

Look for night creams with retinoic acid (vitamin A) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to boost skin’s collagen and elasticity.

Reduce puffy eyes from seasonal spring allergies with an eye roller with a metal ball – lots of brands make these anti-fatigue eye rollers.

Take a bath with Epsom salts – add a favourite body oil. Massage over your body to draw out toxins and slough off dead skin.

Mood modifiers

Clear out the cobwebs in your mind. Step out of that stagnant mindset. Embrace the milder weather and longer days – research shows that nice weather improves not only one’s mood but also their memory and creativity and decreases anxiety and skepticism.

Banish winter comfort foods. According to a Public Health Nutrition study, people who consume fast foods like burgers and pizzas are 51% more likely to develop depression than their counterparts who don’t.

Clear your mind by clearing the clutter. Decluttering and reorganizing has a positive impact on energy, outlook and stress levels.

Break away from work for an outdoor pause at least once a day. This light respite will do wonders.

Sweep out unhealthy relationships. Spend more time with people who make you feel good, and less time plugged into social media.

Bring the outdoors in. Vibrantly-coloured and scented flowers re-energize – actually, lavender can reduce stress levels. For scent-free work environments, add a brightly-coloured screen saver, an artificial flower display or wall hangings.

Boost endorphins by doing something new, like take up a new sport, sign up for a workshop to boost your work skillset, or take painting lessons.

Plan a summer trip – the mere act of planning and the anticipation is a sure-bet mood booster.

Body boost

Shake off sluggishness by spring tuning your body. Motivation may be lagging after a long winter but getting in some exercise will help work off the pounds.

Think low impact, low intensity and short sessions. Find your groove and move:

Walk: It’s the easiest, least expensive way to get going. Twenty minutes, four times a week. Pick up the pace.

Swim: Inexpensive and incredibly low impact, but very high return on your fitness investment.

Bike: Stick to easy gears and flat routes to start, and work your way up. If that’s too challenging, begin with a stationary bike indoors.

Do yoga: Gentle, beginner yoga is best if you’ve never done it before and if you’re a newbie you may want to steer clear of the hot yoga room.

Lift weights: Do it safely: enlist the expertise of a personal trainer for even a few sessions to learn proper technique. Start with light weights and low reps, and progress from there.

Nutrition to go

Tune up that less than healthy diet that comforted you through the winter. Eat for energy by fine tuning your diet:

Get hydrated. Dehydration can deplete energy. Drinking more water flushes out toxins and boosts energy and alertness, controls appetite and increases metabolism.

Eliminate/decrease dehydrating fluids such as alcohol and caffeine.

Eat more whole grain foods as well as fruits and vegetables.

Don’t skip meals or snacks. Eating regularly and consistently maintains regular blood sugars and helps with energy levels, she adds.

Include probiotics: This helps with digestive health, especially if you’ve taken antibiotics over the winter. Add yogurt or a yogurt drink daily.Read more at: |

この記事のURL2018-03-20 16:39:11


Oversized sleeves back in fashion

The past year was owned by oversized sleeves. While many celebrities were seen sporting it, women in general life also tried to incorporate it in their fashion fronts.

From dramatic flourishes to capped sleeves to belled cuffs to rolled-up balloon-sleeves - the year saw it all.

However, it seems the trend is picking up winds this season too. Many influential personalities were seen sporting the dramatic flairs with sass to various prominent platforms.

The first lady of US has been a fan of the trend for a long time. She sported a white dress by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic featuring the designer's signature puff cuffs in 2016. Then in 2017, she arrived at a November state dinner in Beijing in a black floral gown with oversized, furred-sleeves. Later on, she wore a Dior dress with oversized sleeves for the unveiling of the White House Christmas decorations.

More recently, Oscar winning actress, Frances McDormand, sported a bell-sleeved blue Valentino gown at Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, where she won the award for best actress for her role in ' Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'.

On national grounds, actress Deepika Padukone donned a gown by Falguni and Shane Peacock with sculpted bodyline and voluminous sleeves. The 'Padmaavat' actress rocked the look at the red carper of Hello Awards ceremony held in early March.

Another actress, Sonam Kapoor, who is known for her offbeat style quotient, has also been seen sporting the oversized sleeves trend over the years. She has donned the look at many red carpets, award ceremonies, inaugurations, and Television shows.Read more at: |

この記事のURL2018-03-14 14:53:54