New and NotableOctober 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams American Salon
Oribe, whose father was an artist, started drawing pictures of women's faces when he was just a kid. The only difference now is that he's sketching the hairstyles he plans to execute in fashion and beauty magazines. For V Magazine's swimsuit issue this summer—Daria was on the cover—he worked with famed photographer Mario Testino. His notes remind him of which products from his Oribe Hair Care line he needs to use to get the look he wants. —MARIANNE DOUGHERTY
Ruth Roche and the Rare Artistic Team—Alana Lucas, Fatima Sheikh and Kevyn Bridgeman—created a new collection of images that seems to be a contradiction in terms. The braids imply constraint, while texture is wild and uncontrolled. "We began conceptualizing by collecting ideas and distilling them down to two concepts, which we blended together," Roche says. —M.D.
Ike & Court Jewelry is the fusion of two jewelry lines by Dori Eisenhauer and Courtney Barbara. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Ike & Court is a complementary blend of metalwork in silver and gold favoring tiny gemstones, bold lines, gentle beading and layering to create looks ranging from simple to textured. Each piece is simultaneously organic and romantic, edgy and vintage. ikeandcourt.com —M.D.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
MY ELEMENT STYLE is offering a fashionable way for salons to show their support for breast cancer awareness, the Hope Collection designer disinfectant jars, available in The Hope Jar (shown here) and Pink Stella designs. A portion of the sales proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fund breast cancer research. myelementstyle.com —L.A.
For Fall 2009, the runways forecast vibrant, shimmering colors and glossy fabrics. Dramatic eyes are paired with a nude lip, or subtle eyes let lips take the lead. To help makeup artists and their clients create both looks, MIRABELLA BEAUTY packages its precious gems for eyes and cheeks in the Jewelry Box Collection. mirabella.com —M.D.