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.
ROLL WITH IT
Lapin Vilardi's pretty Ocean Drive Jewelry Roll with ribbon tie closure is the perfect place to stash baubles for a trip. Three compartments make it easy to organize earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Bonus: The colorful cotton jewelry role is machine washable. lapinvilardi.com —L.A.
Cheek to Chic
Go for the glow with this radiant pair of cheek colors from Napoleon Perdis. The formula blends easily and lasts for hours, while vitamins A, C and E as well as chamomile nourish and protect the complexion. His motto: "In a rush? Try blush. It's an instant pick-me-up." Perdis recommends applying blush to the apples of the cheeks—ask your client to smile while you do it—for the best result. napoleonperdis.com —M.D.
Dori Eisenhauer and Courtney Barbara have worked in the jewelry design, production and craft business for the past seven years. Now they've joined forces as Ike & Court. Their jewelry is simultaneously organic and romantic, edgy and vintage—each piece is handcrafted and many of them are made of pearls and gemstones, but we just loved this sterling silver necklace. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347/277-1306. —M.D.
You're So Money
Now you can smell like money even if you don't have any. BOND NO. 9 is launching its latest eau de parfum, Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York, next month. Appearing on both sides of the bottle is an image of the almighty dollar, one of Warhol's iconic subjects. So what does money smell like? For Bond No. 9, it's got top-notes of coriander, cardamom, mandarin and bergamot that lead into a throbbing heart of jasmine, tuberose, plum and pimento. bondno9.com —M.D.
Head or Tails
Hairdo, developed by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson, has just released the ultimate ponytail accessory, the Wrap-Around Ponytail, a narrow strip of hair that effortlessly winds around the base of a ponytail for an instantly chic look. Available in 11 different shades, the product is created with Tru2Life, a heat-friendly fiber that can withstand heat up to 350 degrees, meaning any style stays locked in place until heat-styled again. hairuwear.com —L.A.
We think Oka B. Shoes That Love You may just make the perfect flip-flops for pedicures. The colorful shoes are made of an antimicrobial material that keeps feet clean, boast a reflexology-inspired massaging foot bed, are waterproof and washable and feature nonslip soles, making them perfect for wet floors. With so many stylish options, like the new bejeweled Sydney thong, you'll probably want to pick up a pair for yourself, too. shoesthatloveyou.com —L.A.