Beauty Brief


Here are some headlines that caught my attention this month:

  • Pretty Connected™ got a twitter account this week.  Follow us @PCbeauty
  • Julia Roberts to be spokeswoman for Lancome. [WWD]
  • Simon Doonan, Barney’s Creative Director, will be decorating the White House for the holidays.  I vote an Alice and Wonderland theme. [HuffintonPost]
  • Cindy Crawford admits to using Botox (but not in the last 10 years). [StyleList]
  • The Cat Burgler Barbie by Christian Louboutin ($150), launched Friday on Net-A-Porter and has already sold out. It’s on back order until January. To add it to your wish list click HERE.
  • Former Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, dies after plastic surgery complications she underwent for her buttocks. [CNN]
  • “Up in the Air,” starring George Clooney, was named best film of 2009 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening, and thought it was overall a great film, slow at moments, laugh out loud funny at others, but moderately depressing for the commitment phobic audience. [NBRMP]
  • Lily Allen wants to give up her music career and open a clothing store. Can’t you do both? [TheCut]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 16-year-old son, Patrick, is rumored to be dating Bruce Willis’ and Demi Moore’s 15-year-old daughter, Tallulah. Imagine if they have kids someday! That’s like a whole other level of action hero. [NYPost]
  • The prestigious art show, Art Basel Miami Beach, concludes today after an exciting week of special exhibitions, events, and parties. [ArtBaselMiamiBeach]
  • Alber Elbaz, Artistic Director of Lanvin, designed two stamps for the French Postal Service to celebrate120 years of Lanvin.  Dear friends in France, please send me a set. Merci!  [WWD]
  • Zac Posen is designing a clothing line for Target [WWD]; J.C. Penney to sell MNG by Mango [JCPenny]; and  Stella McCartney is collaborating with Morrissey on vegan footwear collection. [Coutorture]
  • Karl Lagerfeld gave the SpongeBob SquarePants figurine a makeover. [WWD]

Holiday Baby Gift Picks

What to get the wee ones this holiday season? Here is what I’m loving right now for everyone from expecting mothers to the babies and kids in your life.

Baby Story

1. Monkey Bridge Tee by Andira Rain Tees

MonkeyBridge2The MONKEY BRIDGE tee shirt by Andira Rain Tees is one of my favorite gifts for kids, not to mention it makes for a great conversation piece.  Illustrated by 11-year old Winnie McCarthy of Costa Rica, this tee is available in size 18 months to 12 youth.   Winnie’s drawing is of the special bridges which were created to give endangered monkeys a way to cross roads to prevent them from being electrocuted by power lines or getting hit by cars, and in result have saved thousands of monkeys’ lives.

Suggested Retail Price: $32

About Andira Rain Tees: Saving Trees with Tees.

The Rain Tee Collection is a 100% organic eco-clothing line for women and children created with the wonderful drawings of kids living in endangered rain forests across Central and South America.

Andira donated school supplies to the children and asked them to illustrate what they see happening in their world every day. Each Rain Tee features their thoughts, illustrations, and

2. & 3. California Baby Calming Newborn Tote and Holiday Bubble Bath

2. California Baby Calming Newborn Tote

CalmingNewbornToteSuitable for newborns and older, this set has everything to get your little one started off right. Lightly scented with their special Calming™ aromatherapy blend (which includes French lavender), their line which contains organic and sustainably grown ingredients is chemical and pesticide free.

California Baby Calming™ Newborn Tote Includes:

  • 2.5 oz. Calming™ Non-Talc Powder
  • 6.5 oz. Calming™ Shampoo & Bodywash
  • 1/2 oz. Calming™ Diaper Rash Cream
  • 1/2 oz. Calendula Cream
  • 2″- 3″ Natural Wool Sea Sponge

Suggested Retail Price: $19.99

3. California Baby Holiday Cheer! Bubble Bath

CaliforniaBabyBubbleBathIf you’re just looking for an easy stocking stuffer or Chanukah gift, California Baby’s Holiday Cheer Aromatherapy Bubble Bath is a fun little something for the little one in your life.  The essence of orange, lavender, (with a touch of vanilla) oils in a unique relaxing formula on the inside, with a cheerful, happy snowman packaging on the outside.  This tears-free product contains mild vegetable-derived bubbling agents enriched with a nourishing herbal complex to protect delicate skin and prevent irritation. If using on newborns be sure to dilute with water for a gentle, cleansing bath.

*The Holiday Cheer! Bubble Bath and Newborn Tote contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA, numbing agents, or synthetic fragrances.

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99

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