Friday, 4 June 2010

Mango, Shakira and Unicef collaborate for World Cup charity t-shirts

Mango, Shakira and UNICEF have launched a collection of Solidarity t-shirts. This initiative, to coincide with the FIFA World Cup, will raise funds for the Barefoot Foundation, to be donated to the South African Elementary School. The capsule collection of solidarity t-shirts is inspired by the official FIFA World Cup anthem ‘Waka Waka’. The designs represents the spirit of South Africa, the host of the FIFA World Cup, and profits from the sales of the t-shirt will be donated to initiatives for elementary education in South Africa. A total of four t-shirts, two models for women and two models for men, bearing the printed slogans ‘Waka Waka’ and ‘This Time for Africa’, have been exclusively designed for the occasion. The models will go on sale at all Mango stores, and via its webpage from 10 June. They will be priced at £22.90 for the women’s model and £24.90 for the men’s model.

New parenting magazine, You Me Baby, launches into major supermarkets

You Me Baby, published by Sean Kane, is a new parenting magazine with a difference. The magazine, which launched last month, is not just about mum or baby but deals instead with all the issues surrounding the dynamics of today’s family. You Me Baby has two experienced editors, Karen Hussain and Rob Kemp, who bring to the magazine thought-provoking content and punchy editorial to guide both mums and dads through the world of parenthood. Unique to this type of publication, You Me Baby will carry fresh, relevant subject matter for men and women equally, reflecting the true nature of being a parent. The magazine has a circulation of 46,575 and will be distributed straight to its readers, free of charge, throughout the UK via all the major supermarkets including Sainsburys, Asda and Tesco. You Me Baby, with a new issue coming out in August, is set to become an indispensable read - for all the family.

Ashley Hicks' furnishings now distributed by Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Ashley Hicks’ UK manufactured furniture, handles and hooks are now distributed by Brunschwig & Fils in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Before starting his own practice, Ashley Hicks trained at the Architectural Association and then worked with his father, the interior designer David Hicks. Inspired by his wide range of interests, including Ancient Greece and Polynesian tribal art, Ashley uses materials such as wood, shagreen and metal to create his organic designs. Eye-catching and practical, his furniture collection includes: side tables, dining tables, coffee tables, console tables, dining chairs, stools and desks. Furniture prices start at £790.00, while hooks and handles start at £53.00.

Cosmopolitan launches new, improved make-up accessories range

Cosmopolitan’s new, improved range of cosmetic brushes and beauty accessories, ‘Perfect Finish’, has recently launched. This collection of products, created by the beauty team experts from the glossy magazine, includes: the Powder Brush, priced £5.95, an ultra soft brush made with natural hair for application of all types of powder; the Retractable Blush Brush, priced £6.95, which comes with a protective case to keep the brush in top condition; a Foundation Brush, priced £6.95, made with synthetic hair, gives even application of foundation and makes blending easy; the Kabuki Brush, priced £6.95, a smaller brush with tightly packed hair helping to apply the finest of powders in one clean sweep, which comes in its own travel case. The Cosmopolitan Beauty Accessories range includes 21 products covering make-up brushes, false nails, make-up sponges and beauty essentials. Stockists include Superdrug, Tesco and Debenhams.