Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown bottle and box

 

Elegant and refined, this luxury proves once and for all that glamour is more than a state of mind… It’s all in the details. It is the new 5th avenue Uptown NYC.

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown is a new glamour and luxurious perfume perfectly embodying the lifestyle of New York. Always be glamorous. Intricate. Cultured. Special. Inspired by New York City’s uptown woman, this intricate fragrance embodies her supremely glamorous lifestyle.

Top: Petitgrain, Pink pepper and Proseco
Heart: Cherry blossem, Cyclamen, Ivy, Magnolia
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean and Vanilla

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown is a flowery/woody fragrance composed of sparkling notes of white wine Prosecco, Sicilian petitgrain and spicy pink pepper notes along with Japanese cherry blossom, magnolia, cyclamen and green ivy. The base calms on a woody layer of tonka bean, sweet vanilla, sandalwood, and musk notes.

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown is available in 75ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask

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No matter where you live, the environment is visibly aging your skin every day. Daily exposure to pollution and UV rays is the number one cause of skin aging. Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage City Smart collection can help you outsmart the city and keep your skin looking younger, longer.

New from Elizabeth Arden is Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, which instantly lifts and removes impurities and promotes skin’s natural detoxification system for a brighter, smoother, virtually poreless-looking complexion.  

Using powerful ingredients such as antioxidants, a smart polymer and a botanical blend, the Peel Off Mask helps to perfect the complexion by removing accumulated surface toxins, peeling away dirt, oil and pollutants from the skin. This smooth, gel formula delivers both immediate and long term detoxifying results. After just one use, 95% of women tested agreed skin looked clearer and 91% agreed pores were visibly reduced after one month of use, skin looks virtually poreless. 

 

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off MaskThe Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask can be used twice a week. Just apply a generous layer to cleansed skin, avoiding eyebrows and hairline, then leave on for 20 minutes until completely dry, and gently peel off from edges to reveal a bright, healthy complexion.  

The mask is presented in a recognizable silver-colored tube with yellow detailing, and a silvered outer box. Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask is available at Elizabeth Arden counters, and selected stores worldwide. 

 

 

 

 

Anyone for Tea? Elizabeth Arden White Tea

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The pleasure provided by the iconic Elizabeth Arden Green Tea fragrance collection and one of the perfume pillars of the House, Green Tea (1999), is irreplaceable in its simplicity, gentlness and softness. It always brought the association of summer. A scent of freshness, warmth, and grace; discreet, subtle and very relaxing.

The Green Tea Collection has, I can freely say, flourished, over the years, and offered many variations of Green Tea with for instance blossoms of Lotus, Lavender, Cherry Blossom, Mimosa, Nectarine and chords of bamboo.

Elizabeth Arden White Tea.

White Tea, is the latest fragrance from the Elizabeth Arden beauty portfolio. White Tea is very different from the Green Tea Collection. The aim was to initiate a new line that will, even though inspired by tea, be quite different from the traditional Green Tea Collection. Peace, serenity relaxation, and refreshment of body and spirit are reinterpreted in a truly excellent composition, which will delight fans of aromatic fragrances and for the woman who wants to immerse herself in the moment.

For this fragrance creation, we wanted to capture that refreshing moment of blissful solace experienced at the first sip of tea.

Created by Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Guillaume Flavigny, and Caroline Sabas, Elizabeth Arden White Tea is described as a pure and uncomplicated scent, White Tea features crisp and sparkling top notes of Italian Mandarin, Japanese white fern, complemented by sensual notes of sea breeze accord. It’s harmonious heart comprises white tea extract, precious white iris and mate absolute Paraguay, which intermingle with warm, lingering base notes of Madras wood, ambrette seed, tonka bean, and a trio of calming musks, which completes the scent’s peaceful composition.

Top notes: Italian Mandarin, Japanese white fern, Clary sage essence, Sea breeze accord
Heart notes: White tea extract, White Iris accord
Base notes: Madras wood, Abrette seed absolute, Tonka bean, Musk

The flacon of the new Elizabeth Arden White Tea fragrance is made of glass, its tall and has pure lines. The body of the flacon is iridescent is shades from milky white to transparent in a moderm ombre style. It’s simplyicity and purity reflects the character of white tea.

 

 

Elizabeth Arden White Tea FlaconElizabeth Arden White Tea is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette. To complement the fragrance a White Tea Pure Bath and Shower Gel (400ml); Indulgence Body Cream (400ml), Hand Cream (30ml), and a Cream Deodorant for very senitive skin are also available.

Elizabeth Arden beauty portfolio, is available at all Elizabeth Arden counters, selected store as well as online.

 

 

 

 

 

The photographers: Patrick Demarchelier

Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, he spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Patrick Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photograpy by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacgue Guilbert.

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Patrick Demarchelier has lived in New York City since 1975. He is married to Mia and they have twins. Since the late 1970’s he has shot the covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue. He has also shot covers for Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Elle, Glamour and Mademoiselle. He has photographed many advertising campaigns, including Farrah Fawcett shampoo in 1978, the Brooke Shields doll in 1982, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Cutty Sark, and a Calvin Klein ad with Talisa Soto and did iconic ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gap, Gian Franco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme,  L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, TAG Heuer and Louis Vuitton. He was also the primary photographer for the book On Your Own, a beauty/lifestyle guide written for young women by Brooke Shields Since 1992 he has worked with Harper’s Bazaar, becoming its premier photographer.

Patrick Demarchelier was the first non-British photographer to click the British Royal Family.  In 1989 Patrick Demarchelier became, by request, Her Royal Highness Princess Diana’s official photographer. This relationship lasted until her untimely death in 1997. Patrick Demarchelier shot four beautiful covers of Diana for the British Vogue published in 1991, 1994 and 1997.

 

A photograph by Patrick Demarchelier of Princess Diana, published in the July 2007 issue of Vanity Fair.A radiant Princess Diana in a rare portrait taken by photographer Patrick Demarchelier, 1990

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Alaïa, bustier dress, couture Spring Summer 2003 © Patrick DemarchelierAlaïa, bustier dress, couture Spring Summer 2003 by Patrick Demarchelier

In 2005, he was awarded the contract for the Pirelli calendar. Demarchelier is referenced in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, when the ‘dragon lady’, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), asks Andy (Anne Hathaway), on her very first day on the job, “Did Demarchelier confirm?”, leaving her utterly confused. The first assistant Emily calmly jumps into action and calls his office, replying, “I have Patrick!” He also appears in the documentary The September Issue which is about Anne Wintour and American Vogue.

He continues to be a force in fashion photography and has interestingly been referenced in The Devil Wears PradaSex and the City, and America’s Next Top Model.

In 2007, Christine Albanel, French Minister of Culture, honored Patrick Demarchelier as an Officer in L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Literature).

Demarchelier appeared in a cameo in the film version of Sex and the City; he can be seen taking pictures during Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion shoot for Vogue magazine. He was featured prominently in the sixth episode of Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model. He was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.

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Gigi Hadid by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK January 2016Gigi Hadid by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK, January 2016

 

 

Elizabeth Arden Always Red Femme

 

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Own the town. This intriguing, feminine and dynamic interpretation of Always Red is a spirited and sensual floral expression of the woman who sets the New York City pace. As the metropolis calls, she responds… it’s all or nothing.

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Elizabeth Arden has launched Always Red Femme, a new aroma for females extending the latest Always Red collection of fragrances originating from the classic Red perfume of the brand.

Master the metropolis with this exciting, feminine and lively appearance of Always Red, in a vivacious and sensual floral expression of the female who sets the New York City rhythm. As the city calls, she responds without compromise. Always Red Femme is a superb blend of Blackcurrant Bud, Peach Blossom, Moss and Patchouli.

In the fashion of all or nothing, its daring starting of Blackcurrant Bud, Pear and Lemon evolve to a heart of Peach Blossom, Jasmine and Muguet. The base is a marvelous finishing of Vanilla, Moss, Cedar Wood and Patchouli saying that this sensual floral is the style of today’s confident lady.

elizabeth-arden-always-red-femme-perfume-bottleThe new scent is announced as intriguing, dynamic and passionate, the olfactory equivalent of New York City: ‘Always feminine. Always passionate. Always Red’.

Elizabeth Arden Always Red Femme is already available  in 50ml and 100ml editions of Eau de Toilette encased in an elegantly black flower designed bottle for the launch.

Elizabeth Arden All Over Miracle Oil

Elizabeth Arden is back! When a bevy of celeb makeup artists and beauty experts all love a certain product, it’s worth investigating. Released on Thursday, Nov. 5, Elizabeth Arden’s new Eight Our Cream All Over Miracle Oil  already has a cult following, after just a short time on the market! And believe it or not: in many shops it was sold out in no time! Worldwide!!

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Oil (Click photo to enlarge)

Why? Imagine one product to answer all your beauty desires. Rich in Omegas 6 and 9, with its nine all-natural extracts, vitamins and oils (including Korean Tsubaki oil, Boswellia resin, and Vitamin E), the newest addition to the Eight-Hour family has só many uses, I’m beginning to lose count…..

  • As a primer:

For healthy, radiant skin, you can use Eight-Hour All-Over Miracle Oil on your fingertips and apply it as a light, smooth veil onto the cheekbones, center of nose, and eyelids. It settles in seconds and provides a smooth canvas more makeup.

  • As a serum:

You can use it with a few drops under your day and night cream. Giving extra comfort to skin. In summer you may use it under (or mix it) with your aftersun.

  • All in one moisturizer:

It’s my go-to product for creating a head-to-toe seamless and smooth natural glow on the skin. A few drops mixed with your bodylotion or cream. One or two drops on your hands under your handcreme (or mix with it).

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour All Over Miracle Oil (Click photo to enlarge).

  • Foundation Booster:

Add a bit of the oil to your palm and mix with your foundation, for an extra nourished, glowy look.

  • Highlighter:

(Spritz it) on décolleté and face to add that extra glow. Use your fingertips to lightly tap the oil on the tops of cheekbones, leaving just enough behind for a subtle velvet sheen.

  • Curl Definer:

Yep, it works on hair too. Use the oil to keep your curly hair in shape.

Dry oils are rediscoverd, and vèry populair at the moment. And yes… maybe there are ‘better ones’, like La Mer and Estée Lauder, but they have a much higher price tag! And believe me… this one is more then perfect. A true, affordable Holy Grail! No wonder is is sold out…

by Jean Amr

 

 

HH Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III estate auction

 

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Born Yvette Labrousse in 1906 in Sete near Marseilles, France. Begum Om Habibeh was the fourth and last wife of the late Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan III, the 48hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Mulims in direct descent from the Profhet Muhammad through his cousin  and son in law Ali and his daughter Fatima. The couple were married in Switzerland on October 9th, 1944.

The late Begum, following travels to Egypt, had already converted to islam before her marriage. Throughout her life she demonstrated a strong attechment to the faith and to its traditions of philantropy and concern for the less fortunate.The Begum took a particular interestin issues affecting woman and children’s welfare.

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HH. Begum Om Habibeh Aga Kahn III (Photo made and signed by Sam Levin, Signed to Roger Flor, 1er coiffeur Elizabeth Arden by HH. Begum Om Habibeh Aga Kahn III, 1959, private collection).

Following her husband’s death in 1957, the late Begum moved between Le Cannet, Paris, Geneva and Aswan. In Le Cannet she was held in particular esteem and was known for her generosity towards the eldery, through the establishment of a retirement home.

Before her death, the late Begum arranged that all her estate, other than certain bequests, be donated to the Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva, to the Bellerive Foundation, Geneva, and to her own Om Habibeh Foundation. Today, 15 years ago, on November 15, 2000 Sotheby’s held the auction of Her Highness’s jewels posthumously, with respect to her wishes.

 

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HH Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III, her famous 5 row pearl-diamond neckless.

 

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HH Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III, wearing her favorite 5 row pearl-diamond neckless, and  Harry Winston 51.85 carat diamond ring.

 

Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan Yvette Labrousse Ring Diamond

Highly important diamond ring by Harry Winston. Claw-set with a  step-cut diamond weighting 51.85 carats, between tapered baguette diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum

 

Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan Yvette Labrousse Neckless Diamond

Magnificent diamond necklace. The front is decorated with a profusion of marquise and pear shaped and brilliant and tep-cut diamonds, continuing to the back with graduated step-cut diamonds, spaced by clusters of marquise and pear shaped and brilliant cut diamonds.

 

Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan Yvette Labrousse Earrings Diamond

French fine pair of cultered pearl and diamond earrings. The cluster surmounts set with pear and marquise shaped and brilliant cut diamonds, each supporting a cultured pearl dropmeasuring approximately14.8mm in diameter, and are mounted in platinum and 18k gold. The pearl pendants are detachable. Her Highness the Begum was wearing them very often, in both ways, with and without its pearls. 

 

Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan Yvette Labrousse

Another favorite pair of earrings for her where these pair of French diamond pendent earclips. The surmounts decorated with a cluster of pear and marquise shaped diamond, supporting tassels of graduated pear shaped diamonds. The clips are mounted in platinum 

 

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 HH the Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III attends the ‘My Fair Lady’ ball, hosted by Hélène Rochas in the Bois de Boulogne in 1965. HH the Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan III wore a gown of white lace and her favorite, also in her estate auction, her Bvlgari diamond and turquoise set. The set contains a  necklace, earclips and a bracelet that she is wearing in her hair, as the ‘first’ woman to do so, long before Princess Diana of Wales.

The auctions results totalled to SF41,249,800 – US$23,340,809 – £16,303,619 to benefit the aforementioned philanthropic institutions in overseeing and supporting major international programs in health, education and rural development in some of the poorest regions of Central and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as initiatives for the protection of the environment, conservation of natural resources and the safeguarding of human and animal rights.