DKMS and Coty Host a Star-Studded Gala



Celebrating it's fourth annual fundraiser at NYC Cipriani 42nd street last week, the DKMS Linked Against Leukemia Gala brought together supporters, beauty executives, and a bevvy of celebrities including Halle Berry, Kylie Minogue, Solange Knowles, Eva Mendes and Melissa Etheridge.


Music legend LA Reid was honored and rocker Jon Bon Jovi provided the night's entertainment blasting out some of his greatest hits like Blaze of Glory. The evening was presided over by Access Hollywood host, Shaun Robinson and  raised a whopping 1.76 million for the cause.


Pantene Looks at Hair Structure as Future of Brand


Members of the online media gathered anxiously to meet P&G executives at The Studio in midtown to hear about one of the biggest beauty breakthroughs in a decade. It wasn’t just another new product launch, but instead, a revolution in hair care.  After five years of research, Pantene created a whole line of products created for your hair’s structure.


“In the past, we’ve studied a single fiber or the whole head of hair,” commented Dr. Jeni Thomas, Pantene Senior Scientist.  “This time, we studied the in between to determine the hair structure, how it receives ingredients and how they perform.”



Pure DKNY Arrives


This week DKNY unveiled a new scent that’s taking environmental initiatives called Pure DKNY.  As an extension to the Pure DKNY clothing line, the fragrance is simple and clean with a focus on pure life moments.

“Women want to do good for the environment, but not at the sacrifice of their product,” commented Trudi Loren, Vice President of Fragrance Development Worldwide for Aramis Designer Fragrances.  “We were able to make this scent as eco friendly as possible and keep the integrity of the brand.” 


Slatkin Inspires Students At FIT




Early this week, home fragrance expert Harry Slatkin spoke at the Dean’s Forum, presented by the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology.


Approximately 250 FIT students heard how Slatkin made the career switch from finance to fragrance by combining business acumen and fashion sense.  Speakers at recent Dean’s Forums have included Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Bobbi Brown.


brad johns Unveils New Studio at Red Door Spa



Editors and friends gathered to celebrate the opening of brad johns studio on the 7th floor of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in NYC this week.


“He created the studio using all black and white so he can showcase his artistic talent and focus on his clients hair color without getting distracted by other shades in the room,” stated brad johns’ PR representative, Michelle Sabari-Wrubel of M Booth & Associates.

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