A collaboration team of “shu uemura” and contemporary artist Takashi Murakami made public on August 29th their 2013 Christmas Collection at Shibuya Hikarie. Top cosplayers from 9 countries including Japan were among the 350 guests to attend the event.
For the Christmas Collection, shu uemura presents the “Six Heart Princess by takashi murakami for shu.”
T.KAWABE & CO., LTD. lines-up a new fragrance from Juicy Couture named “Viva La Juicy Noir.” In stores from Aug 30. Priced at 6,720 yen for 30ml, 8,610 yen for 50ml and 11,340 yen for 100ml.
Pola is releasing a new high end beauty essence called B.A. Grand Luxe II next month, and it has selected the manga character Cesare Borgia of “Cesare The Creator of Destruction” by Souryo Fuyumi for its advertisement character.
Yohji Yamamoto will bring back its fragrance series “Yohji Yamamoto Parfums,” which was first released in Europe in 1996.
A large scale exhibit of the works of illustrator Yuko Sugimoto, who passed away in 2011, will be held in Ginza from Oct 4. The exhibit is titled “yuko sugimoto |Selfish” and will open at the Pola Museum Annex in Ginza, Tokyo.
Shiseido is implementing 3 types of application softwares on its Beauty Tablet devices (iPad from Apple Inc.) set-up at its stores.
KENZO introduces its latest fragrance named “Flower In The Air Eau de Parfum" (30ml/6,825 yen, 50ml/9,450 yen) from Aug. 23.
“Street Fighter Men’s Set”, which includes a cologne and shower gel for men, is recently attracting worldwide attention.
Shiseido set up a subsidiary in India on July 4. The new corporation is wholly-owned by Shiseido and is headquartered in Mumbai. The subsidiary will sell products catered towards the middle-class masstige
On July 4, Kanebo Cosmetics Inc., a subsidiary of the Kanebo group, announced to recall 54 brightening products from the Japanese market containing the quasi-drug ingredient Rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol.
Popular fashion model Moe Oshikiri of magazine AneCan debuts as a writer. On August 7, her first novel titled “Asakiyumemishi” will go on sale.
Flagship store “L’Occitane Aoyama Honten Maison de Provence” (address: 3-5-18 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo) opened on June 28th.
The first series of fragrances from fashion brand Vasilisa, produced by fashion model Rola will go on sale from FITS Corporation K.K. Rola comments that she had wanted to create a fragrance line ever since the launch of the brand.
The cover for the August issue of beauty magazine VOCE (published by Kodansha Ltd.) on sale from June 22nd, features model Jessica Michibata. The photo was taken by photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, aka Arākī.
SK-II, a skin care line of Max Factor is opening up SK-II Pitera House, the first pop-up store in Japan, featuring its signature skin care ingredient, “Pitera”. The new store will open on July 2nd for a limited period in Omotesando and Gaienmae.
MARK STYLER apparel brand ‘MURUA’ entered into a license agreement with beauty dealer Kikuya-Bisyodo, producing a professional beauty product line geared toward hair salons.
Cosmetic brand L’Occitane’s flagship store, “L’Occitane Aoyama Honten Maison de Provence” (located at 3-5-18 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo) will be opening on June 28th.
Kabuki star Ainosuke Kataoka is appointed as the Fragrance Ambassador for 2013. The actor will appear in talk events to communicate the charms of fragrances.
Organic skincare brand from New York, “SULA NYC” introduces skin care oil “Active Edition” to Japanese markets.