Singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is generating a lot of news this month. First she announced that she and actor husband Josh Duhamel are expecting a baby. And her new fragrance, Viva by Fergie, for Avon just launched.
The fragrance is described as “sexy, spirited and seductive” – kind of like the singer herself. It is a combination of herbs, lavender and vetiver and is priced at $30.
Fergie is no slouch when it comes to perfume. She’s been partnering with Avon since 2009, and in 2011 she won the fragrance industry’s FIFI Award for New Fragrance Celebrity of the Year.
To find an Avon representative call (800) 367-2866 or visit Avon’s website.
Atelier Swarovski has teamed with designers Christopher Kane, Nicholas Kirkwood, Stefano Poletti and Vanessa Seward on a spring-summer jewelry collection that launches in North America this week. It’s being introduced with an event Wednesday evening (Feb. 20) at the Swarovski boutique at the Grove in Los Angeles, 189 Grove Drive, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., The jewelry company’s Nadja Swarovski will be on hand to answer questions. This is the 12th season in which Swarovski has commissioned pieces from noted designers in the fields of fashion, architecture and jewelry. The collection will be available at Swarovski boutiques including at the Grove, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Henri Bendel in New York and the Wynn Las Vegas through August.
Kate Walsh, Drew Barrymore, Kirsten Dunst, Naomi Watts, Marisa Tomei and Julianne Moore were among the celebrities who stopped by the new Bulgari boutique in Beverly Hills to get a first look at a new display of eight pieces of jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor, reports Ellen Olivier of Society News L.A. The jewelry is to be on display at the store, 401 N. Rodeo Drive, until March 10. It my be viewed by appointment only. Call (310) 858-9216.*
The latest Banana Republic ”Mad Men” capsule collection developed in conjunction with the television show’s costume designer Janie Bryant is slated to hit stores and online Feb. 27. The collection reflects the mod vibe of the late 1960s. To help folks know how to work the styles in 2013, Banana Republic at the Grove is planning a two-day Mod Pod, where guests can receive styling tips and complimentary makeovers. The Mod Pod will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26-27. In addition, model Coco Rocha, Bryant and Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday to launch the Mod Pod. The Grove is at 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles.
Sales and Specials
The Grove is offering date-night movie and dinner packages through Sunday. Each package includes dinner for two at a participating Grove restaurant and two tickets to one of this year’s Oscar-nominated films at the mall’s Pacific Theatres, along with free valet parking. The price is $60 for a two-person package. Visit the Grove’s website for more information. Call concierge services at (323) 900-8080 for reservations.
There’s still a few hours left to hit Koi boutique’s twice-a-year sale, offering 50% off sale merchandise. The sale ends Wednesday, and the store is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The boutique is at 1007 Fair Oaks, South Pasadena. **
*Updated to add phone number and to clarify that viewing is by appoinment only.
**Updated to correct Pasadena to South Pasadena and change the frequency of the sales to twice-a-year.