Friday, 28 May 2010
New health food plan Murad Inclusive Health Menu launches
Renowned healthcare professional Dr. Murad has collaborated with Soulmatefood to create a health food plan specifically to produce strong and healthy cells, for optimal appearance, health and energy. The Murad Inclusive Health Menu is personalised to individual tastes and tolerances and delivered fresh to each purchaser’s door. Incorporating a menu rich in lecithin, glucosamine, essential amino and fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamins A, B, C and E, the Inclusive Health Menu, and corresponding daily vitamin supplements, provide the body with what it needs to produce the healthiest possible new cells and connective tissue, as well as what it needs to neutralise cell and tissue damaging free radicals. Results that can be achieved from the full ten-week programme, include a youthful boost to skin, increased sleep patterns, feeling energised, a reduction in cellulite and the promotion of overall health renewal.
Finalists of 2010 Mango Fashion Awards announced
Mango has selected the 10 finalists of the third edition of the ‘El Boton’ Mango Fashion Awards, an event aimed at supporting new international talent. The candidates will compete for a prize of €300,000, the largest sum awarded to date in an event like this. The Jury was made up of five international design schools (Central Saint Martins, the Institut Francais de la Mode in Paris, the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and the Escola Superior de Disseny, Barcelona) and representatives from Mango. Finalists include: British design duo Matthew Cunningham and John Sanderson, fellow Brit Jean-Pierre Braganza, Michael Sontag from Germany, Italian Rocco Iannone, Harvey Bouterse and Helena Lumelsky from Belgium, Spanish duo Javier Zazo and Clara Bull, Austrian Isabelle Steger, Motonari Ono from Japan and Italian duo Fabio Sasso and Juan D. Caro.
Mary Portas launches new website
Retail guru Mary Portas has announced the launch of a new consumer-driven website, maryportas.com, which launched today (28 May). The new site, Mary’s first permanent home on the web, is a comprehensive resource for both shoppers and shopkeepers keen to improve, comment or learn about the retail experience. Through the site’s lead feature ‘Search for a Shop’, users can upload, rate and review shops from around the world – creating a comprehensive database of consumer insight into our high streets. This searchable directory lets users read real reviews from like-minded shoppers, and allows disgruntled customers, or customers impressed by service to make their voice heard. As a community-driven website, maryportas.com will also create a destination for conversations on shopping, fashion and life. In addition, users will be able to follow Mary’s latest projects, television campaigns, journalism, and news Mary’s Living and Giving shops for Save the Children, as well as live agency news.
glamour.com unveils re-design
Condé Nast Digital Britain has announced the brand new glamour.com site, with the updated version released to the web shortly. The relaunch of glamour.com offers large scale visuals, an e-commerce element, selective content. Editorially, the site is presented through seven channels – Do’s and Don’ts, Shopping, Fashion, Beauty and Hair, Celebrity, Blogs, and the Magazine. The homepage itself benefits from a less cluttered design mirroring the print brand and allows the editorial to shine, accompanied by large format visuals. Fashion is one of the key focuses for the site, and will also include a new ShopStyle service, offering an e-commerce element to glamour.com
New accessories line Eremett launches in the UK
New luxury accessories line Eremett has launched in the UK. Founded by Natalie Da Gama-Rose, Eremett specialises in clutch bags and cocktail rings. Each bag from the Eremett collection is made in an exotic skin with a jewelled clasp, skins used on the finishing include python, stingray, lizard and crocodile. Colours in the collection range from navy and green to pink and pale yellow. The stone clasps include aquamarine, jade, tiger eye, white agate and quartz. Each bag carries a detachable chain in gold plated silver that can be re-worked as a necklace or bracelet. Cocktail rings are presented in semi precious and fine jewellery categories. Silver and yellow gold on silver rings are set with moonstones, quartz, jade, citrines and embellished with smaller sapphires in pink blue and orange. Each piece in the Eremett collection is individually numbered making each one unique. The Eremett collection is currently stocked at Harrods, Start and The Gift Library with prices for bags starting at £450.00, while Cocktail Rings start at £295.00.
RImmel London launches mobile mirror application
Rimmel London has created a new mobile phone application - The Rimmel London Mobile Mirror Application - which allows the phone to be transformed into a handy mirror. This free application can be downloaded from the recently relaunched Rimmel Mobile site (www.rimmellondon.mobi) from 1 June.
European Fashion Designer Competition accepting entries until 24 June
The European Fashion Designer Competition 2010, judged by renowned British designer Zandra Rhodes, offers all fashion students the chance to have a design created by a top fashion and win a trip to London to see it in an international catwalk show. This year, the competition has taken inspiration from the opening of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Medieval galleries and wants designs that are influenced by the European Medieval and Renaissance period. All entries need to be submitted by 24 June.
Wolford launches 60th anniversary set with press shots by Rankin
2010 sees the 60th anniversary of lingerie brand Wolford. To celebrate the event, they have created a set that includes a Panty body and Stockings. The flower pattern in fine lace is echoed in the appliqué of embroidered blossom and the glittering Swarovski crystals. There are sparkling crystals on the neckline and running up over the left shoulder to draw attention, while the high-necked, figure-hugging panty Body is combined with matching lace stockings. These have have silicone bands which allows the stockings to be worn separately as hold-ups. The shoot for the new set was performed by iconic British photographer Rankin. All sets are numbered from 1 to 350 and available as an exclusive anniversary pack for £825.00 in selected point of sale and Wolford boutiques from October 2010.