NotebookNovember 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Inspired by 19th-century prints discovered in Florence, the Sapone Per Cucina collection of shea butter soaps from Lafco New York are rustic yet luxurious. Each bar is oversized, triple-milled, hand-wrapped the old-fashioned way and tied with twine. Handpick yours from a fresh selection of scents, including Pear, Plum, Pomegranate and Tomato. lafcony.com —C.W.
CND Pucker Up: Think of it as lip gloss for nails.
Inspired by the Mediterranean traditions of warmth and conviviality, the Fruits & Passion Cucina collection of kitchen hand care and fragrances offers a taste of romantic, sun-bathed lands where olive trees and aromatic plants reign supreme. We love the Cucina Hand Soap. fruits-passion.com —M.D.
Have Bag, Will Travel
Even the most hardened homebodies will get the urge to wander with a beautiful, functional travel accessory from the Stephanie Johnson collection. The Leslie Bottle Bag, seen here in the Moroccan-inspired Marrakesh print, is new for fall. Fully equipped for a girl-on-the-go, it comes with two clear bottles, a soap dish, toothbrush holder, loofah and mirror. For wholesale inquiries, call 310/306-3228. —C.W.
THE ORCHID THIEF
Fruits & Passion Influence Tea & Orchid Hand Soap will awaken the senses with its fresh and welcoming fragrance. Glycerin, a remarkable plant-based moisturizer, purifies without irritation and leaves hands delicately soft. —M.D.
This holiday season, hair is all about simple elegance, no-fuss haircolor and easy-to-do styles like the neat chignons Guido Palau did for Redken at Ralph Lauren for fall/winter. Haircolor is rich, vibrant and ultra-natural. To tone down summer shades, try one of the three long-lasting, rich brown tones and warm accents in Redken's Color Gels Copper Browns Collection. —M.D.
BY THE NUMBERS
During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City this fall, CND collaborated with 62 designers, custom-blended four nail colors, tended to 22,400 fingers and toes, flew 20 nail techs in from three continents and used 286 bottles of nail color. —M.D.