As the wealthy co-founder of eco-friendly cosmetics chain Lush, Mark Constantine also revels in a more controversial role that he says is in line with his environmental creed - financier of anti-aviation activists.
Exclusive talks between IT Holding SpA (ITH.MI), which owns fashion label Gianfranco Ferre, and China's Mensun Ltd over an asset sale have been extended beyond a December 31 deadline, a source close to the situation said.
Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics empire, lashed out Sunday at her daughter for questioning her right to donate a billion dollars in gifts to a society photographer.
In couture, cut is vital, but Marie Dupuis has found it can also apply to price. Thanks to a little bargaining, a Jean-Paul Gaultier dress she had her eye on for New Year's eve was hers at a 40 percent discount.
From twentysomethings trying to emulate wide-eyed manga heroines to middle-aged housewives seeking an elegant look that lasts, Japanese women are fluttering the latest in luscious lashes -- and they're artificial.
The French subsidiary of the German chemical products group Henkel said on Monday it would close two sites in France and cut 251 jobs to cope with the economic downturn and to boost its competitiveness.
In Rio de Janeiro, one of the most glamorous spots on Earth where year-round beach culture has everyone vying for attention, the quest for a perfect body now can be an obsession indulged by even the city's poorest of poor.