Mourning Max Factor In The US

Max Factor is a cosmetics legend. Or, at least, he was. Credited with coining the term "makeup," he was preferred by Hollywood starlets such as Marilyn Monroe and invented both…

The Best Sunscreen On The Market

We have all seen photos of cricket players or surfers with a white stripe of sun protection worn wet over the nose. Zinc, the ultimate form of sun protection, works…

New Designer Spotlight: Tristan Blair’s Candy-Coated Touch

Tristan Blair creates shoes that look like candy. Gingham ribboned straps, velvet heeled mules and pink and black spider webbed ballet pumps are just a few of the delicious designs…

Alpha60 Looks To The Future

Brother and sister duo Alex and Georgia Cleary have channeled their shared love of cult films, good design and sophisticated quirkiness into their line Alpha60. The label's collections have include…

New Designer Spotlight: Matina Amanita’s Mythological Jewelry

Jewelry designer Matina Sukhahuta's collections draw on mystical creatures, lovers' gifts and calndestine intimacy. Designing under the name Matina Amanita, her pieces mix precious stone, fine gold and delicate artistry…

Ivory Skies Reach Through The Clouds

It seems like every fashion-savvy man is starting a t-shirt label with his best friend these days. But what sets Ivory Skies apart from the rest, is that it creates…

Retail Watch: Hospital Needs No Doctors

What with the credit crunch and the perpetual fear of unemployment, shopping has become one of the last avenues of escapism. But Antwerp's Hospital—Belgium's answer to Colette—defies such retail asceticism.…

Nathan Smith Forges His Own Path

Having started out in the retail world, Nathan Smith knows exactly what he wants to see hanging in a boutique. His store Cumquat boasted fashion forward brands and an enviable…

London’s Revitalized Turkish Baths

An underprivileged neighborhood of London is helping the locals get healthy by regenerating a 1920's Victorian Turkish Bath House. With more than $9 million spent in redevelopment, the building is…