This New Fragrance Has Everything To Do With Parisian Love

Who doesn’t love a good love story? Especially when it involves turning passion into a career.

This week we were introduced to Ruth and Thomas Méaulle of ORLOV Paris, a French fragrance line that incorporates diamonds and sweet smells. The pair met wearing the same fragrance crafted by the famous perfumer Dominique Ropion, fell in love and decided to start the line of fragrances for men and women.

As background, Ruth worked in the world of precious stones, so the marriage between the two luxury items seemed like a perfect fit. What made the endeavor even more serendipitous was when they got the opportunity to work with Ropion to development their brand. “Thomas was my main tester for every fragrance I created,” Ruth told StyleBlazer. “I would spray each one on him in the morning before he would go to work and see how well it lasted throughout the day when he got home.”

Three years later, the couple is proud to introduce the line at Bergdorf Goodman.

“I’m excited to bring my passion for diamonds and fragrance together. Thomas and I love New York City and are thrilled about launching ORLOV Paris at Bergdorf Goodman.”

Now don’t be mistaken, these are luxury fragrances ranging in price from $330 for the bottle alone to $1,890 for the bottle encased in a hand-stitched box with a diamond at the base. But if you’re looking a beautiful and unique gift for someone extra special, this is it. White bottle indicate more feminine smells, while black ones are more for men– although the attest that all seven scents are unisex.

Making Your Home Look Fancy Just Got Simple

Most of us don’t live in fancy high rises with the most exquisite furniture and decor. But with the right statement pieces, that have a little character, it’s possible to pull off a luxury looking home.

For this, we’re sourcing this fall that has a plethora of products ranging from cameras to coasters. What makes the site so special is that every brand they work with and every product they sell is specially curated for the shopper who appreciates the finer things in life– but doesn’t want to be overwhelmed with options or an abstract shopping experience.

What drew us to their fall and holiday collection were the many conversational pieces included in the lineup– which make for great gifts. Come on, who doesn’t want to come off as uber interesting to giftees? We sure do.


See BaubleBar’s New Home Decor Collection!

Who wouldn’t be excited by the idea of BaubleBar offering home decor?
The jewelry brand regarded for their affordable options is debuting a fresh collection with blogger, Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam. Her girlie-chic sensibilities aligned perfectly with BaubleBar to create cute trinkets to add interest to your home.
“I was ecstatic when BaubleBar approached me with a new project centered around home and lifestyle,” Engel said about the collaboration. “My taste in home decor is inspired by my style choices, so combining the two felt like a natural process. I’ve been both a fan and customer of BaubleBar for many years and it has been an honor to work with them on this amazing project.”
The collection of over two dozen items includes plant pots, crystal book ends, jewelry holders, coasters and, of course, jewelry.
“It has always been a dream of mine to have influence on a product line from the very beginning. The result of this collaboration is a special BaubleBar collection of home and jewelry designs that truly represent the classic, feminine and playful style that I try embrace in all aspects of the Gal Meets Glam brand, and in my every day life as well.”

Are Celebrities Asking To Be Body Shamed?

Gigi Hadid recently made headlines for her short essay on body shaming, which she posted to her Instagram page.

“Gigi Hadid Epically Shuts Down Body Shamers on Social Media,” was one headline, followed by “Supermodel Gigi Hadid Slams Body-Shaming Trolls” read another. She opened up about the insecurities she deals with in the fashion industry, and how despite being a top model, people’s comments about her larger-than-average (in the modeling world) body hurt her feelings.

Well, according to “South Park,” celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Demi Lovato have no right to complain about body shaming. In its most recent episode, the creators of South Park mocked Hadid, Lovato and Dunham for have the audacity of getting angry when people post negative comments on their social media since they are asking for it by showing off their bodies.

The body shaming gala is crashed by “Reality” who goes on to tell the model, “You say fat shaming is wrong so in response you off your abs? You’re the one fat-shaming, tou idiot! What’s the matter with you people? You’re sad that people are mean? … The world isn’t one big liberal arts college.”

It seems that “South Park” totally missed the mark when it comes body shaming. Just because you wear revealing clothing, doesn’t mean that people are entitled to call you fat or other derogatory comments. Body shaming can happen to anyone, no matter how big or how small they might be. And no, wearing a bikini doesn’t automatically make you a body shamer, just because you are showing off your abs.

While we don’t expect anything less from South Park (it is satire after all) we are just glad Hadid took her appearance on the Comedy Central cartoon in a positive way.


Perry Ellis President Sued For Homophobic, Racist Slurs

The president and Chief Operating Officer of Perry Ellis is being sued by a fellow executive in the company for his racist and homophobic policy.
Oscar Feldenkreis is named in a lawsuit, alleging that he banned African Americans and gay individuals from the brand’s ads as well as subjecting employees to “highly offensive homophobic, racial and thnic slurs, in violation of federal law. According to The Fashion Law, the lawsuit goes on to say that Feldenkreis created a hostile work environment.

Joseph Cook, the senior executive who filed the lawsuit against Perry Ellis, claims that the homophobic and racist policy dates back to 2013, when Feldenkreis was reviewing an ad with Lord & Taylor and stated that the company had a preference for “no black or gay people.” Cook is also claiming that since bringing up these issues, he has been cut out of all decision-making, and he is seeking damages “including and not limited to compensation for Cook’s mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, stress and emotional pain and suffering.”

Perry Ellis has denied all the claims, and released a statement.

“Perry Ellis is a company that promotes equal opportunity and a positive working environment. The company is proud of the face that it is probably one of the most diverse companies in the apparel business following its multicultural roots, stemming from Puerto Rico and Cuba. The claims asserted will be vigorously defended against.”


Did Mathew Knowles Accuse Beyoncé of Lying About Her Age?

Mathew Knowles isn’t shooting for a Christmas — or Father’s Day — gift from Beyoncé in the near future. For his latest test at verbal trickery, Knowles implied that his own daughter is lying about her age.

The slip-up came when Knowles sat down with The Breakfast Club last week. He stated that 34-year-old Beyoncé is the same age as Pink, who happens to be 36, and Usher who just made 37.

“[Destiny’s Child] had a competitiveness,” Knowles said. “LA [Reid] had a girls group but I bet you don’t know who his lead singer was… Pink! She was the exact same age as Beyoncé and there used to be this battle about which group was better. We had Usher, he was the same age. They were all 14 or 15 years old.”

Either Knowles is confused or he’s suggesting that Beyoncé is actually older than we thought. As far as the world knows, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born Sept. 4, 1981, yet the age rumor has circled around her for a while.

Gabrielle Union once said that she and Bey have been friends since they were teenagers. The only problem there is, Union is 42 years old.

So will Bey finally set the record straight? We’ll have to wait and see.


Report: Your Nail Polish Could Be Making You Fat

Just when you thought you heard it all, another report is putting nail polish under the microscope, and the results are not good.

In a new joint study by the Environmental Working Group and Duke University, evidence has been found that a endocrine-disrupting chemical, Triphenyl phosphate or TPHP, is ending up in women’s bodies thanks to our favorite nail polish. According to WWD, the chemical, which is used “as a nail plasticizer to provide strength and flexibility, is also used as a flame retardant, .

The problem: it is linked to obesity and early puberty. TPHP also caused reproductive and developmental problems in animal studies, according to the study.

The chemical was found in the bodies of more than two dozen women taking part in the study.

“The question is whether or not we should be buying products with this ingredient if we know it is getting into our bodies,” said Johanna Congleton, senior scientist for EWG. “Nail polish was a contributor to the exposure.”

As part of the study, women painted their nails regularly, followed by urine collection and testing, and then used polish while wearing gloves applied to fake nails. The results found that the chemical increased sevenfold within seven to 14 hours, meaning the chemical permeated the nails. More than 1,500 nail products list TPHP as an ingredient, including Essie, OPI, Maybelline and Wet ‘n’ Wild.

However, there are some challenging the findings, including Beth Lange, chief scientist or the Personal Care Products Councilm who said, “American consumers should not be concerned by new research that is speculative, misleading and does not use sound science to access the safety of an ingredient which has a long and well-documented history of use. The makers of nail polish stand behind their products and take pride in providing Americans with access to a wide variety of safe, high-quality and innovative products they trust and enjoy.”

The study also found the chemical in men, casting some doubts on the study. The EWG has started a petition to urge companies to stop using the ingredient.

Is Kendall Jenner Really The New Cindy Crawford?

When it comes to the world of modeling, most comparisons to the supermodels of the ’90s are sacrilegious.

The one-named wonders, Naomi, Cindy, Claudia, Kate and Linda, are irreplaceable, but according to Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, his muse Kendall Jenner is all that and more. The new face of his Balmain x H&M collection, Rousteing spoke about his decision to have Jenner front his campaign with Yahoo Style.

“She is an icon,” Rousteing said. “For me she is the new Naomi, Claudia, Cindy. You know the type of models where people want to be her. Finally we are going back to top models and are making dream girls.”

While there is no denying Jenner’s influence when it comes to runways and social media, it might be too early for Rousteing to compare the rookie model to the best in the business, even if Cindy Crawford is a little bit jealous of her.

Also, considering that Naomi, Kate and Linda are still fronting campaigns of their own more than 20 years after their debut speaks volumes.

To see Rousteing’s muse in action, you can watch the launch of the Balmain x H&M collection dance party on Periscope on Oct. 20, and see her learn to twerk to Michael Jackson. She will be joined by the “squad” and “new generation of top models,” which will include Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid.

H&M Opens First Store In South Africa

Need even more proof that fashion’s next frontier is Africa? H&M is opening it’s first store on the continent.
The Swedish retailer is opening its first flagship store in South Africa, joining Zara, Topshop and Forever 21 who have made Cape Town home in the last five years. H&M has opened an over 50,000-square-foot space combining “digital and design elements as a highlight of global retail and interior standards,” according to WWD.

Along with a variety of spring and summer collections, the retailer is also offering apparel, underwear, accessories along with home and sportswear for men, women, teens and children. And despite the 45 percent import tax imposed by the South African government on clothing, H&M wil be keeping its prices consistent.

This is just the first store for H&M in South Africa. Another one is expected to open in Johannesburg next month, along with three more stores expected to launch in 2016.

“It’s really important that we bring H&M to Johannesburg,” said Par Darj, country manager for H&M South Africa. “Here there is a vibrant energy and with that comes an insatiable demand for global style.”

How To Stop Your Ex From Popping Up On Facebook

Finally, the Facebook gods have answered our prayers when it comes to ex-relationships on social media.

More specifically, when it comes to Facebook’s “On This Day” function. While everyone loves a good #TBT, no one wants to see a photo of their ex, or a status gushing about your former flame. Well, with just a few clicks, you can solve that problem.

The new feature from Facebook recognizes people are not likely to share a memory of someone that they dumped (or dumped them).

To keep your memories from including photos or even a mention of your ex, just go to, click ‘Preferences” and in the top right corner you click edit. From there you can add any specific person or dates you don’t want popping up on your Facebook.

It’s that simple. So now, when you open your Facebook on your phone while trying to get out of bed in the morning, you don’t have to worry about seeing a smiling photo of your ex to ruin your mood for the day.