By Karen Ostlund
Lauren Elaine Black Label Swim
Billabong Summer 2010
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 06/29/10 – Award season is officially over, and the gifting suites are closed, but launches of new fashion and beauty products are still going strong for summer 2010.
Lauren Elaine Design launched her Black Label Swim, last Monday night at La Vida Restaurant in Hollywood. Lauren says about her new line:
-“It’s all about the 70’s in my two piece separates and string bikinis. Most of my inspiration in “Black Label Swim” comes from the rock group “Runaways” time era, and the 70’s glamrock with metallic pattern”
It’s also an Indian flair and details in her bikini tops.
The after-swim cover ups are black see thru
and vintage inspired, with a California girly touch.
Annual Design for Humanity charity, was even this year a big success, with its mega block party at the New York streets at Paramount Studios back lot. The event attracted hundreds of spectators from both art, fashion and the surf industry.. Two stages were featuring performances by Kid Sister and Fisherspooner, art display by Seth Carmichael Gallery, and a bikini fashionshow by Billabong . The models were showing the latest to wear at the beach this summer.
Billabong’s designer team Alexandrea Cassanitti and Timo Weiland collaborated with “Bleach Black” fashion blogger Valerie Kileen to create a different feel to 2010 tropical colors in pastel & neon.. Most of the styles were classic string & halter two piece bikinis.
A new partnership has also developed with Invista, maker of Xtra Life Lycra fiber to use their fabric for the collection.
100 % of this year’s ticket sale and proceeds from the art show was donated to Invisible Children (invisiblechildren.com)
It’s an organization raising money and awareness for families affected by the long war in Uganda, Africa. They help rebuilt schools, and supply affected areas with water & sanitation, books and equipment.
Marlies Dekkers Sundressed design, is originally from Netherlands. She is having a new swimwear line out for summer 2010, with the inspiration of the exotic cultures of the Pacific. The line is divided in four individual sections:
“Pele”, from the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire, who lives beneath the volcano. The colors are these bikinis are sultry lava red, flame orange and burnt sugar in chiffon and v-neck kaftans .
“Princess Of Polka Dots”, named after Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose polka dots in black & white, checks & stripes have been her trademark since the 60’s.
“Mutiny On The Bounty”, inspiration from 18th
century tale of the same name and the 1962 movie with Marlon Brando. The bikinis are made of black micro fiber with prints from exotic Tahitian patterns.
“Tangram”, from the Chinese puzzle in which endless pattern and figured can be formed. The colors are black, white, red and pink, which form geometric, triangles and rectangles color blocks.
Bridget Marquardt is best known as Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend on E! Networks reality show “Girls Next Door”, where she starred along Holly Madison and Kendra Baskett. For this summer Bridget has launched a Barbie beauty watch in collaboration with Pascal Mouawad. The Mouawad family is well known to Europeans for haute joaillierie and watch making to royal houses and wealthy individuals. Bridget Marquardt says :
-“ I have only done 1000 pieces of my Barbie watch so far, and it’s only sold over the internet, on my self named website. I want to see how it goes, before I manufacture more pieces”
-“The watch is big as a mens watch, but that’s the fashion a woman wears now” .
For who like to change he watch band, it comes in three changeable colors in the box, black, white and pink.
Bridget left the Playboy mansion in January 2009, and is now working on a pilot for a new series on life after the Playboy mansion, together with her boyfriend Nicholas Carpenter.
Bridget Barbie Watch Launch
“New beauty products are a hot topic for the summer”, that’s what manufacture Mesoestetic of Collagen 360 cosmetics think. They are introducing a new cosmetic line with stem cells for the summer. The line with be out on the market in August, sold separate in spas and plastic surgeons offices . Mesoestetic’s previous line, Collagen 360 contains marine collagen, and it is the only integral treatment that regenerates collagen. It comes in four products, intensive cream, eye contour, capsuled mask, and drinkable elixir . The new Stem Cell line will contain vegetable stem cells instead of human .
It is used in skincare for deeper penetration.
Geri Giagnorio, aesthetician and skin trainer from Chicago opened up her skincare center a week ago in West Hollywood. “I am ready for LA-my new second home now”, she said opening day, and she travels every two weeks in between Los Angeles and Chicago. Geri G. Skin & Body Center is located on 9201 Sunset blvd, and was launched in the month of June, in conjunction with her new book “Eating for Better Skin-10 Simple Steps”
The book features recipes of raw food made easy, simple and to balance the pH of your body.
-‘My 10-Step Book” was originally dedicated to my mother Viola Giagnorio, and it contains recipes of daily liver cleanse drinks, food combining, digestive enzymes, and help to achieve better pH level in your body.”
Geri Giagnorio continues:“ Few people know sprout, wheat and lemongrass, when consumed raw or juiced will help your body reach a more alkaline state and optimal pH”
Her skin & body menu include services as Cosmelan active treatment for acne, Mesoeclat skin tightening and Intraceuticals oxygen facial.