We love Miu Miu for its flirty, feminine aesthetic that comes down the runway, along with the bevy of gorgeous beauty looks. So it was only a matter of time before the brand took its first steps into the beauty industry, and what better way to do that than with a fragrance line? Coty International has just announced that it will team up with Prada Group to release Miu Miu's first ever perfume. "Miu Miu is one of the most refined and respected luxury houses in the world and one of the fastest growing brands in the whole fashion industry," said Michele Scannavini, CEO of Coty Inc. "It is an exciting opportunity for Coty to build a worldwide fragrance business for Miu Miu." While no mention has been made as to what the line will look like (or, for that matter, smell like), it does have a 2015 release date. So Miu Miu fans of the world will just have to wait for what is sure to be a must-have scent.
Oscar-winning actress. Newlywed. Doting mom. And now with the launch of her sixth fragrance, Exotic Jasmine, Halle Berry proves there's nothing she can't handle. For InStyle's November issue, the stunning 47-year-old told us how she maintains her radiant glow, her feelings on going under the knife, and was kind enough to share the six beauty products she can’t get enough of. For more, turn to page 267 of the recent issue, now available on newsstands or downloadable for your tablet.
You have ridiculously luminous skin. Do you get facials all the time or what?
I do that stuff, but my routine is actually pretty simple. As a busy mother I don’t have a lot of time, so I usually just cleanse and moisturize twice a day and always wear sunscreen. But to be honest, I think a lot of how you look is about how you live. I’ve never smoked or indulged in alcohol or drugs. Those are things that show up on your face over the years.
Advice you’ll one day impart to your daughter, Nahla, no doubt. What else would you like to teach her?
Beauty is as beauty does. I learned that really early on. When she’s growing up, everyone will tell her how attractive she is, but my job as her mother is to counteract that by saying, "Yeah, but what do you do that makes you beautiful?" Looks have absolutely nothing to do with it.
In Hollywood people seem to get Botox as often as they complain about traffic on the 405. What are your thoughts on injectables?
I think that's something everyone needs to decide for herself. I'm not going to preach about whether it is good or bad. What I don't agree with is young people doing it. When I heard a girl talk about getting Botox for her bat mitzvah, I thought my head was going to blow off!
So I'd assume you feel the same way about plastic surgery.
I would say that I never see myself getting plastic surgery. But then again, I said that I would never get remarried, and, well . . .
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If you have never heard of Nest Fragrances, then it's time for me (and Sephora) to introduce you. The brand has been a favorite among beauty editors, and it first hooked me on its wide selection of candles. Now the Nest name is coming to a location near you through its new partnership with Sephora. The brand's classic perfumes, candles, and hand creams have been revamped for the store in more affordable sizing (think rollerballs). You'll be able to experiment with and share a sampling of all five scents with the Eau de Parfum Coffret ($38). My favorite is White Sandalwood, which has notes of musk and cedar to give it a warmth your boyfriend will love (yes, there might be sharing). Plus, the luxe black packaging looks great on your vanity, in your travel makeup case, or sitting on your desktop.
The holiday season is knocking at our doors, and we're already thinking about all those gifts we have to give. And the one we love to give and receive? Candles. Whether it's pine-scented or fruity, floral or spicy, a nice candle is a gift that keeps on giving every time it gets lit up. Need some festive ideas? Just keep clicking.
Most perfumes gave me a headache until I got a whiff of the Lierac Paris Sensorielle Water ($40). You might liken this eau de toilette to the body spritzes from your teenage days, but the scent, a floral blend of gardenia, camellia, and jasmine notes, calls to mind a luxurious Chanel suit rather than fruit salad. Argan, hazelnut, sweet almond, and grape seed oils are also included on the ingredient list, but this "sensory water" doesn't leave a greasy residue on your skin. The fragrance will last all morning (even through the subway schlep) without surrounding you in an overperfumed cloud, and slowly fade in the afternoon.
It's hard to wrap our minds around it, but Jennifer Lopez just launched her 20th fragrance. "It's pretty surreal, impossible to believe," Jennifer told us of the feat. The scent, JLove eau de parfum ($39-$49), is a fruity floral inspired by her Fall 2013 clothing collection at Kohl's. "With JLove we wanted to do something great that would go into Fall . . . and something inspired by my love of fashion," Jennifer says, adding, "That's why you'll see animal print and faux fur in the packaging."The juice contains a white raspberry cocktail at the top; coconut orchid, water lily, and tiare Tahiti notes in the middle; and is rounded out with vanilla sorbet, white wood, and skin musk — "All my fragrances have musk," she says — at the base. And as the name suggests, JLove pays homage to the star herself. "It's taking the JLo name and the love theme that is in my music and movies and making it glamorous and sexy."
While Jennifer has been in the fragrance-making biz for over 10 years (the wildly popular Glow by JLo was released in 2002), the multitalented star admits the process has changed very little. "Working with Coty all these years, we've had all the same ideas from the very first fragrance," she says. Even the concepts behind each new release have remained similar. "What I'm feeling, I translate that into the fragrance, like how wood smells after it rains."
Also unchanged? Jennifer's love of the lavish. Of all of her red carpet looks over the years, she counts this year's dramatic Met Gala ensemble (pictured above) as one of her favorites. Donning punk-rock hair and a sultry eyeliner look, Jennifer had heads turning in a body-con Michael Kors gown featuring a sequined — you guessed it — animal-print design.
Tory Burch has joined the ranks of multifaceted fashion brands with the addition of fragrance, color cosmetics, and body care to her repertoire that just launched online today. The designer has thought long and hard about her beauty venture, putting a lot of her personal touches on the project. "I was going for tomboy meets feminine," Burch told WWD. "I wanted the vetiver because not only did my father wear it, I did, too, and so did my brothers." The perfume is a mix of zesty top notes like grapefruit and mandarin that melts down into a floral jasmine and tuberose. It finishes with her family favorite, vetiver, and sandalwood. In addition to a spritz, the scent also comes in solid form.
Typically, designers first get their feet wet with a fragrance then might move on to cosmetics (take Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors for example). But Tory is jumping in all at once. On Sept. 25, she will also release a sampling of cosmetics, including a neutral lipstick, a rosy lip and cheek duo, a bronzer/blush palette, and a retractable brush. "I wanted to do a capsule that was quick and easy," Burch said. "I don't have a lot of time to get ready in the morning, so we did a lip and cheek in one — that's how I often do it; I'll put lipstick on my cheeks [as blush] if I only want to bring one thing out with me." Burch will also launch a body cream, lotion, shower gel, and candle at that time (yes, she has been quite busy). Prices range from $32 for the lipstick to $150 for the solid perfume. The perfume and cosmetics are both wrapped in vintage-inspired packaging in Burch's signature orange and gold hues. You can order the perfume and preorder her makeup products now at toryburch.com.
When Olivia Wilde decides to sign on as the face of a fragrance, she decides to go big or go home. The actress has just been announced as the face of not one, not two, but a trio of fragrances from Avon. Today. Tomorrow. Always. is the brand's iconic line of fragrances that launched in 2004, and Olivia's endorsement is the perfect way to celebrate the brand's 10th anniversary.
Today is a honey-scented floral fragrance, while Tomorrow is more woodsy and exotic. Forever is described as fresh, romantic, and enduring, pulling its scent from notes of musk and creamy woods. "I am honored to be partnering with Avon as the face of the Today. Tomorrow. Always. fragrances," Olivia said in a statement. "The collection is made up of fragrances that are true classics, yet modern and fresh at the same time." You can pick up the trio exclusively through Avon Representatives for $30 each.
What's the best way to celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week? With a celebration to honor Estée Lauder's latest fragrance: Modern Muse ($58-$98). Gorgeous gals, including Julianne Hough, Coco Rocha, and Joan Smalls, all showed face at the Guggenheim Museum for a night of cocktails and perfume. And the looks were absolutely breathtaking. Click through to see them all!