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The Cat’s Meow: Rambo’s Beauty Paws’ Up for July 12: Body Shop Body Butter Duo

13 Jul

Text, Vivian Kelly

As we all know, cats are finicky. What you might not know is that cats are a favorite; I’ll dare say, the animal of choice with many fashionistas. Vogue’s Grace Coddington even co-wrote a book with partner, Didier Malige. Check out THE CATWALK cats on Amazon.com, and you’ll see what I mean.

Back to our beauty pick of the week. I say “our” because FE  furry darling, RAMBO, is the first to jump on the Fedex boxes that comes into the office, but not any old Fedex. There is a SELECTION PROCESS in play here.

This week, Rambo’s purring about  the Body Shop’s  Body Butter Duo Beure Corporel in Macadamia.

Cats have a notoriously short attention span, so Rambo’s reasons are short and sweet.

WHY we love Duo Beure Corporel in Macadamia

  1. It smells delicious.
  2. The jar is easy to slip into your gym bag or even your purse if your skin is feeling particularly dry after a weekend spent on the beach or at the pool. That kind of exposure requires lots of hydration. If you skip moisturizing that beautiful tan you’ve gotten will flake right off. Ugh.  The jar is slim, compared to the copycat brands – you know who you are!
  3. We already liked the Body Shop’s regular body butter but even THAT is not always enough. More specifically, my heels are always dry and Eucerin is great but just to greasy for sandals. Same goes for my cuticles. Half of Body Duo is just for “Dry Skin Areas”.
  4.  It’s rich – even the  ½ that’s for “Normal Skin Areas”
  5. This jar of skin relief was free, courtesy of our friends at Bratskeir & Company. Thanks!

If Macadamia is not for you, consider the other flavors: Acai, Vanilla, and Sweet Pea.

I’m sticking with the Macadamia because Rambo says, “This is the cat’s Meow!”


Libertine’s Johnson Hartig, Talks about his Creative Process Backstage pre the fall 2011 Show

8 Mar

Text, Vivian Kelly

Model backstage at the Libertine fall2011 Show

My earlier post served as an intro to this line that’s been a Vogue favorite for quite some time. Since he launched Libertine with former partner, Cindy Greene in 2001,  designer Johnson Hartig has collaborated with Damien Hirst and Goyard and at the opposite end of the spectrum, with Target.

And why not go high-low if it’s “right”? After spending some one-on-one time with Johnson, it’s clear to me that he’s a free spirit who works from his gut.


Rules? Shmools. When I asked about the Pantone Color Chart and if he paid attention to the “top 10 colors” of the season, he laughed. He’s right though, because since the late Nineties, it’s increasingly hard to dictate trends to women. With the advent of the Internet, women have far more information at their disposal and are far less reliant on fashion bibles to tell them that they should be wearing shoulder pads or green this season and should chuck anything with a print on it, etc. etc.

Tomorrow, the video which gives a peek at Johnson’s creative process, one that created one of the best collections at this latest NYFW.