New and NotableSeptember 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lotus Abrams American Salon
Salon owner Marie Ferro joined life coach Martha Beck at a self-transformation adventure retreat in Africa.
THE CLARA BOW
Silent film stars like Clara Bow relied on kohl pencils and ruby lip color to make their expressions readable to the audience and create movie star glamour in the process. In the '80s this trend carried from the screen to the street when heavy eyeliner and bright, bold eye shadow became all the rage. For Aveda's Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, Global Makeup Director Rudy Miles returned to the dramatic eye and the techniques that make it work. The red lip with its glaze of vibrant Poppy lip color also endures. aveda.com —M.D.
Cream of the Crop
Chloe & Jane Ultra Smooth Body Butter looks—and smells—good enough to eat. Infused with fragrant hints of grapefruit and jasmine, it also contains cocoa seed butter to restore skin flexibility, shea butter, grapeseed to help support cell renewal and Japanese green tea leaf extract to reduce puffiness. If that's not enough, it's also paraben-free and 98 percent natural. chloeandjane.com —M.D.
Get It Om
Rich in Eastern tradition with a Western aesthetic, Asha Patel's jewelry is as beautiful as it is meaningful. We love her new leather bracelet branded with the symbol of om, which signifies peace through the balance of mind, and her new leather cord bracelet strung with a labradorite stone, which promotes self-control, inner peace and clarity. ashapateldesigns.com —L.A.
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer that caused her to lose her hair, Bonita Sands was inspired to create the chic and versatile Abonita Scarf. The head scarf can be worn four different ways, thanks to an adjustable headband that snaps into place. The cotton and rayon head scarf is available in 23 washable prints. Sands is donating 10 percent of the proceeds from Internet sales to the American Cancer Society. abonitascarf.com —L.A.
FREE AND CLEAR
Antioxidant-rich Organic Detox Tea from SoCal Cleanse rids the body of unwanted toxins, aids the digestive system, enhances weight loss and encourages relaxation. The loose-leaf tea, available in Peppermint and Hibiscus flavors, contains organic dandelion root, red clover blossoms, white peony root and other beneficial herbs and botanicals. socalcleanse.com —L.A.
The Bolero chair is part of Takara Belmont's new Beauty Mate line, designed for salons on a budget. takarabelmont.com