Dialing a New Market: Fashion Designers Set To Invade Cell Phones

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Cell phone companies are the latest sector calling on fashion designers. Label it a triumph of form over function ? or part of the continuing push to extend their reach ? but designers are increasingly being tapped to create their own phones.

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A World of Art on the Web

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Exhibitors at the International Spa Association's conference.

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Spas Seek to Move Beyond Pampering

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South Korea won first place at Wella's International Trend Vision.

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A Brooklynite at Blenheim

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clock December 28, 2007Samantha Conti

A Vertu phone.

Fashion Features

Dialing a New Market: Fashion Designers Set To Invade Cell Phones

Brrrrring, brrrrring. Cell phone companies are the latest sector calling on fashion designers.

clock December 28, 2007Katya Foreman

Al Jazeera English's Washington bureau chief Will Stebbins and anchor Ghida Fakhry.


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The hair color bar inside The Dove.

Beauty Features

The Dove Salon Lands in Calif.

Christopher Dove and Sonya Dove Legendre bypassed ritzy salon haven Beverly Hills in favor of the seaside enclave of Santa Monica, Calif., to cultivate an unpretentious vibe in their first namesake U.S. outpost.

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A selection of Kerastase products.

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De Berardinis Hits Chelsea

The owner of one of the newest salons in Chelsea – and there have been at least half a dozen in the past year – said his will have staying power, citing loyal clients, a high regard for service and the salon’s Upper East Side-meets-Chelsea atmosphere…

clock December 28, 2007Andrea Nagel

A bag from Chopard's spring line.

Fashion Features

Jewelry Brands Look to Capitalize on Accessories

Jewelry brands such as Cartier, de Grisogono, Bulgari, Asprey and Chopard may bring to mind high-wattage sparklers but, spurred by the enduring “It” bag trend, a growing number of fine jewelers are extending their monikers and glitzy heritages to…

clock December 28, 2007Katya Foreman and Lucie Greene

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Memo Pad: Doing the Right Thing… Holiday Goodies…

American Apparel’s Dov Charney wasn’t prepared for the reaction to his ad about the plight of illegal immigrants in the U.S.

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Beauty Features

Beauty’s Social Engagements

When Blow Styling Salon opened its doors in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District nearly three years ago, socialite-turned-fashion designer Lucy Sykes Rellie was an eager customer.

clock December 28, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Tinsley Mortimer

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Out on the Town With Mortimer

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Flower Power

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Clarins Treatment Line Tailored for Skin Type, Climate

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Architecture Influential In Brow Expert’s Work

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A new palette and foundation from Lorac.

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Lorac Doubling Distribution

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Human Resources

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clock December 28, 2007Irin Carmon

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