Talk about the gold standard. The history of the precious metal ismarked with incredible moments — Cleopatra’s death on a bed of gold in30 B.C.; the California Gold Rush from 1848; its use to combattuberculosis in the Twenties, and gold bonded to microchips in 1961.Fast-forward to 2010 and the big milestone was all about gold pricesreaching a record high. Make that 22 all-time highs for the year.
The upward spiral continues in 2011. As of press time, there havebeen 25 all-time highs; the price for an ounce of gold hit a staggering$1,500 in April and then $1,600 in July. Of course, gold’s new realityis impacting the jewelry business, in terms of both sales and design.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.