Birkenstock is Doing Skincare


Internationally famous sandal maker Birkenstock is taking a new venture: skincare. They are launching a 28 pieces line of sustainably minded and natural cosmetics under the name Birkenstock Natural Care. This may seem like a stretch for a brand that is widely known for comfortable (and fashion blogger worthy) footwear but apparently there is a connection.   “While we were doing our research regarding a healthy product concept in the skin care segment, we realised that scientists in the cosmetics industry had discovered the highly effective anti-aging effect of suberin, a remarkable substance which is contained in cork oak extract,” Read the full article...

Le Labo Opening in Melbourne


Opening in New York’s Nolita neighbourhood of Manhattan in 2006, Le Labo is the cult fragrance brand everyone that knows the meaning of exquisite praises; from Beyonce, to Leandra Medine and Alexa Chung. The one of a kind perfumery will open its first Australian doors in Melbourne this month. From candles to perfume the brand is known the world over for its unisex vegan friendly scents within a uniquely minimal branding and overall aesthetic. The brand has a made-to-order process responsible for its cult following, which means when you walk in to purchase your scent it will be prepared before Read the full article...

Is Channel No.5 Evicted?


French fashion house Chanel has threatened to close its historic Grasse perfumery in response to a planned train line in the area. In an open letter, Chanel has threatened to close the perfumery, which is responsible for the floral notes in the iconic fragrance Chanel No. 5. “The construction of a viaduct and the regular passage of high-speed trains over these fields of flowers would force Chanel to cease supporting its artisanal activities in the region,” Chanel said in the letter, according to Vogue UK. In the statement, Chanel says the flowers harvested in the area are “unique and exceptional Read the full article...