Keeping with tradition, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores tapped a national magazine to seek out some of the latest and greatest trends on the Marketplace show floor. This year, In Style magazine lent its expertise to the hunt. Six style scouts, between the ages of 19 and 22 years old, spent two days going from booth to booth seeking out cosmetics, hair and skin care standouts. Winning the grand prize in skin care were two companies, Nature's Gate for its Rainwater Organics lotion and Lumiport for DermaStyle, an anti-acne device. Juice Organics' Lip Amplifier won for Most Wanted Cosmetic Product, while Physicians Formula was runner-up for its Shimmer Strips multi-colored shimmering bronzer. In hair care, professional brand Alagio took home first place for its Crazy Curl and Silk Obsession ranges. Jean Louis David's new brush line placed second in hair. Hollywood Lips, which makes lip balms and glosses, was named Most Buzz-Worthy Product. Fresh Mineral, which makes mineral makeup, won for Hottest Packaging, while Conair's Infiniti Hair Designer hair dryer won for Best Product Innovation. To help determine this year's winners, the "scouts" reviewed the products and were educated by vendors of the nominated products.
@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.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive