DALLAS — If diamonds are a girl's best friend, can they do double duty as a source of energy? Natura Bissé thinks so.
The luxury skin care company is offering a free Red Carpet Diamond Ice Facial that incorporates the placement of three hefty diamonds valued at more than $1 million to 32 select women in Dallas. Placed on the face, neck or body, the diamonds are intended to stimulate energy centers known in Hindu philosophy as chakras. Natura Bissé's Diamond Ice serum, made with frozen marine algae DNA, is part of the treatment.
Natura Bissé has given the unusual facials to Oscar presenters and nominees for two years and will again in March at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. This is the first time it's offering them to others in the hometown of its U.S. headquarters.
"It's a one-of-a-kind rejuvenating facial," said Veronica Fisas, chief executive officer of Natura Bissé International.
She hosted a luncheon for the women Tuesday at Stephan Pyles, a five-star restaurant, to spread the word about the company's high-end products. Each guest received $1,680 worth of Natura Bissé's treatment products and an invitation to receive the facial at the company's Destino Barcelona treatment room in Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center during select days in February.
"There will be security guards all over the place," said the appointment booker at Natura Bissé's counter at Neiman's.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast