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NEWS
February 1, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Jason Wu X Lancome:  Fresh off his repeat performance as inaugural ball gown designer in chief, Jason Wu has struck a deal with the Lancome cosmetics brand to collaborate on a line of makeup. Friday morning's announcement by Lancome Paris provided little information about the limited-edition Jason Wu for Lancome collection -- except that it is slated to hit stores in September 2013. Survivor bra:  Breast cancer survivor Debbie Barrett and her daughter, Allana Maiden, have created an online petition asking lingerie label Victoria's Secret to create a line of mastectomy bras to help breast cancer survivors feel beautiful again.
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NEWS
January 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Mallory Hagan, crowned Miss America on Saturday night, is a Brooklyn resident who is studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing in New York. Her goal is to become a cosmetics executive. [New York Times] Stars flocked to Los Angeles for the 2013 Golden Globes on Sunday, showing off new red carpet looks.  Some of the fashion trends noted by Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore included backless dresses, long sleeves and blush, cream and nude tones. [Los Angeles Times]
WORLD
January 2, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - Shoqofa never liked her nose. She thought it was too wide. Her father told her not to worry; it was given to her by Allah. But when the 22-year-old started working at a beauty salon, she had the means and freedom to do something about it. Six months ago, she had rhinoplasty at one of several new private clinics offering cosmetic surgery in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. She paid for it herself, telling her father that she was seeing a doctor about a mole.
IMAGE
July 29, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Helen of Troy may have been the beauty whose face famously "launched a thousand ships," but when it comes to moving merchandise, inspiring artists and spilling ink, she can't hold a candle to Marilyn Monroe, whose presence can be felt in almost every corner of popular culture. What follows is a selected list of products that carry her imprint. - Adam Tschorn Advertising The actress' name and image have been used to sell a mind-boggling array of products from khakis andCoca-Colato cars and cosmetics, but one of the more memorable ads to leverage the legend didn't use her likeness at all. In a 1995 print ad, a vodka bottle sits atop a subway grate as the lettering from its label billows about the same way Monroe's dress does in that iconic scene from "The Seven Year Itch.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Like most guys, Eric Lugo wants to look handsome. But he doesn't want to be caught applying makeup. So the 26-year-old uses skin-care products with names like Kiehl's Facial Fuel and Lab Series' Power Brightening Serum. "I want to keep myself up and maintain my looks, but I'd never use anything that looks like it's made for my girlfriend," the Los Angeles banker said. "This stuff looks like it's for guys, not girlie at all, so I feel OK using it. " Retailers are seeing a booming market in cosmetics and skin care for men. But they face one big challenge - most guys are squeamish about products that seem too feminine.
NEWS
April 16, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported Monday that chin implantation -- a.k.a. the "chinplant" -- was the fastest-growing cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in 2011.  "The chin and the jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging," Dr. Malcolm Z. Roth, the organization's president, said in a statement. "People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery. " Overall, chin implants were up 71% over 2010, with procedures split more or less evenly between men (who had 10,593 of the surgeries)
IMAGE
April 15, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
When John Tlapa looked in the mirror, his nose looked like he "could pick a door lock," he said. It resembled "a hook with a point on it. It was pretty ugly. " So two years ago, the San Diego-based screenwriter underwent rhinoplasty to improve his profile and fix a deviated septum that had plagued him for almost 40 years. Tlapa, 54, is part of a trend that, in recent years, has seen increasing numbers of men seeking cosmetic surgery. In 2011, 9% of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. were conducted on men, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - a 121% increase since 1997.
NEWS
April 2, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
There'll be no lipstick-sharing - yet - between Rimmel owner Coty Inc. and Avon Products Inc. after Avon rejected Coty's $10 billion cash bid Monday. Coty's attempt to buy Avon at $23.25 a share (a 20% premium over the Friday closing price) was both public and unsolicited. In a snippy note on its website, Avon said the offer “is opportunistic and not in the best interest of Avon's shareholders.” Coty had also made another, private overture less than two weeks earlier “that was substantially the same,” according to the note.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
There'll be no lipstick-sharing -- yet -- between Rimmel owner Coty Inc. and Avon Products Inc. after Avon rejected Coty's $10-billion cash bid Monday. Coty's attempt to buy Avon at $23.25 a share (a 20% premium over the Friday closing price) was both public and unsolicited. In a snippy note on its website , Avon said the offer "is opportunistic and not in the best interest of Avon's shareholders. " Coty had made another, private overture less than two weeks earlier "that was substantially the same," according to the note.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Beauty 21 Cosmetics Inc. will move its headquarters to Ontario with the $15-million purchase of a warehouse and office facility. The company, founded in 1985 in Rancho Cucamonga, makes the L.A. Girl line of cosmetics that are sold in retail stores and online. Products include liquid makeup, blush, eye shadow, nail polish and body glitter. Beauty 21 Cosmetics bought the 231,000-square-foot distribution center at 2021 S. Archibald Ave. from a partnership between CT Realty Investors and Behringer Harvard, brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle said.
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