After several days of teasing its big announcement, French fashion label, Kenzo Paris, has confirmed that Britney Spears is its new face.  The “Queen of Pop,” 36,  was photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the brand’s new campaign, La Collection Memento No2.  Faturing the iconic Bamboo Tiger print, the collection hearkens to the 1986 runway debut of Kenzo Jeans.  Interviewed by Vogue, Spears shared, “This collection is very youthful. We had fun on set, even though it was a bit weird for me at first. I am used to shooting in a studio or a small space, and this was on the street. We were out there and I had really promiscuous clothes on, which felt odd, but, of course, on film it turned out to be really cool.”

In a press release, Creative Director, Humberto Leon, compared Spears to Michael Jackson and Madonna.  “She is a legend in her field. We will remember her for the rest of everyone’s lives as an icon … I think that in many ways, growing up she is also synonymous with denim with me. When her and Justin [Timberlake] came out in their denim outfits, that is like an iconic look.”  #KenzoLovesBritney


Don’t be surprised if you run into more than just a few men in the waiting room of your facial plastic surgeon’s office. In the last few years, there has been a surge of men seeking facial cosmetic procedures. As more men come to recognize the power behind a little TLC (plus a little nip/tuck, with the added bonus of minimal down time) more men than ever are partaking in these options – and male-focused aesthetic centers are popping up around the country.

A recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that 57% of facial plastic surgeons reported their patients’ desire to stay relevant and competitive at work as a major driver in the decision to have a cosmetic treatment. Advancements in non-invasive and combination technologies are allowing men to refresh their appearance with little to no downtime away from the office, the gym or family obligations.

Some of the most requested male procedures were tailored to these specific lifestyle concerns:

  • Eyelid procedures to look less tired were reported as a rising trend by 73% of AAFPRS members
  • Combined non-surgical procedures were reported as a rising trend by 72% of members
  • The most common non-surgical procedures for men were Botox and fillers
  • The most frequent surgical procedures performed on men were rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and hair transplantation
  • The face of plastic surgery is getting younger:  56% of member surgeons have seen an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under age 30

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photo courtesy of ModiFace

L’Oréal announced the acquisition of 100% of the Canadian company ModiFace, a leader in augmented reality and artificial intelligence applied to the beauty industry. This acquisition is in line with L’Oréal’s digital acceleration strategy to provide the group’s 34 international brands with the most innovative technologies in terms of services and beauty experience.

ModiFace will be part of L’Oréal’s Digital Services Factory, a dedicated network to design and develop new digital services for the group’s brands. ModiFace will work in close collaboration with L’Oréal’s Advanced Research, and benefit from an unrivaled century-old expertise in beauty. ModiFace will remain based in Toronto close to the University with which it has established many research partnerships. Read more of this story »