Posts Tagged ‘Nicki Minaj’

NICKI MINAJ PARTNERS WITH LUXE BRANDS!

Thursday, June 14th, 2018


Multi-platinum recording artist, Nicki Minaj, announced a new fragrance partnership with prestige beauty company LUXE Brands.  The success of her award-winning signature fragrance, Pink Friday, and multiple collaborations with MAC Cosmetics have given her credibility in the beauty space.  Coinciding with the release of her upcoming album, Queen, dropping on August 10th, Minaj’s latest fragrance promises to break barriers!

“I am very excited to partner with LUXE Brands,” shares Minaj. “Their passion for greatness has always been second to none! There’s no better feeling than working with a brand that genuinely wants to get it right for my fans. My fans know I always come with the best for them. The next fragrance is by far my favorite. I’m very excited, to say the least.”

“Undeniably, Nicki encompasses authenticity and creativity in everything she does. She is an authority on breaking barriers and building successful brands and partnerships across product categories. LUXE Brands is pleased to welcome Nicki to our brand family and to have the opportunity to partner with her to drive further global success for her fragrance portfolio,” added Joel B. Ronkin, Chief Executive Officer of LUXE Brands.

LUXE Brands is a growing force in the beauty category specializing in the development, marketing and distribution of fine fragrances and beauty products globally. The company’s most recent milestone earlier this year includes the incredible success of Ariana Grande’s fragrance franchise which has already exceeded $150 million in retail sales globally since launching in 2015.  LUXE Brands’ expertise spans key fragrance markets including North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HOURGLASS FIGURE?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Oblong TorsoThe hourglass figure, characterized by a waist that is narrower than the width of a woman’s breasts and hips, conjures images of classic Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, and Jayne Mansfield.  Today’s A-listers, however, have lost many of their curves, in favor of a more androgynous square or oblong shape.  Marked by rock-hard abs, often fueled by pilates, yoga, and extreme dieting, this ultra-lean body shape, sported by Cameron Diaz (left), Kate Hudson (center), and Gwyneth Paltrow (right), appears to have developed as womens’ fitness has become more focused on strength, often emulating male ideals.

But is this evolution healthy?  According to celebrity personal trainer, James Duigan, founder of London’s exclusive Bodyism gym, “Often a six-pack is not healthy, for women in particular. It’s a biological thing,” he explains. Yet, the fact that not everyone is able achieve this look only makes it more desirable.  “It’s a lot to do with body type, meaning that’s just how it is for some people. For others, no matter how much they exercise, they will retain their waist,” Duigan adds.  So why not embrace the curves a la Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, and Christina Hendricks?  Perhaps its backlash from Kim Kardashian-West and Nicki Minaj, whose hyper-curved physiques have almost become cartoonish.