Beauty in the News - Beauty Addict

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Beauty in the News

Whew, lots to report from the beauty world this week!

  • Elissa Stein loves pageants and beauty queens [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Fashion blogs in the spotlight down under. Kudos to the fashion wonks and the shoebloggers! But from what I hear, the Sydney Morning Herald needs to hire a new fact checker [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • Viktor & Rolf to enter the men's fragrance arena this fall with Antidote. Ad campaign shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh hot right now. []
  • Lingerie purveyor Agent Provocateur unveils a new fragrance, Maitresse. Notes include white ylang ylang flower, lotus petals, osmanthus, jasmine sambac, rose absolute and violet leaves with a pheromonal composition of musk, iso E super and hot amber. []
  • Bliss founder Marcia Kilgore launches Soap & Glory, a mass-market body- and lip-care line. Available in the UK at Harvey Nichols Beyond Beauty and Boots. []
  • Cambodia will choose its first beauty queen in over 40 years to vie for next year's Miss Universe crown, but there'll be no swimsuit competition for Miss Cambodia. [Bangkok Post]
  • China's government bans infomercials promoting dubious products that purport to enlarge breasts, reduce weight and increase height [Shanghai Daily]
  • Kroger and Disney join forces to release a line of food, health and beauty items featuring Disney and Disney-Pixar characters. How much more Disney branding can we take? [MarketWatch]
  • Congressional tabloid The Hill picks the "50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill." No actual members of Congress made it into the top 10 - I suppose the top spots are reserved for the Jessica Cutlers of the world, which in actuality is probably a good idea; I doubt anyone finds Dennis Hastert attractive. [The Sun News]