Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her ‘Cure-All’ Skincare Ingredient Ahead of Beauty Line Launch

How does Jennifer Lopez look as enviously glowing as she does? She let Vogue know her secret ingredient while chatting about her upcoming skincare line JLo Beauty.

“My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything,” the 2020 Billboard Women in Music Icon Award recipient explained, referring to her JLo Beauty Olive Complex, a blend of squalane, fermented olive oil, extra-virgin olive oil, and olive leaf extract.

The multihyphenate’s eight-piece skincare collection launches on January 1, and includes a cream cleanser, multitasking serum, “wonder cream,” sunscreen, eye cream, masks, complexion booster and a dietary supplement. “Everyone fought me hardest on the supplements,” Lopez explained of her once-daily capsules. “But skin care doesn’t work without boosting what’s going on inside.”

And while her beauty line is dropping in just a few weeks, one thing that Lopez is taking her time with is her sweet relationship with fiancé Alex Rodriguez. The couple had to postpone their wedding twice as the coronavirus continues to spread, but she told Access Hollywood that she’s in “no rush.”

“You know we’ve talked about so many different things cause we had to cancel the wedding last year because of COVID, because of the quarantine, and we actually did it twice, which people don’t know, where we had it in different times – first one canceled and then second one canceled as well – and so I don’t know,” she explained. “We kind of have let it go for a second.”

We’re good. Everything’s cool. It will happen when the time is right,” she added of her relationship with the former New York Yankee. See below.

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Ciara, Russell Wilson launch new fashion house, The House of LR&C

It looks like Ciara and hubby Russell Wilson are yet again expanding their ever-growing empire, this time launching a new fashion house called ‘The House of LR&C.’

According to Forbes, the new venture officially launched Tuesday, is named for “love, respect, and care,” as well as “love, Russell and Ciara.” Wilson, his Grammy award-winning wife and former Lululemon CEO Christine Day co-founded the company with the intention of “democratizing fashion” by making what has historically been an exclusive industry more accessible to everyone, including young consumers.

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“Being a brand that can speak to the consumer is really important in times like this,” says Day, a veteran of the retail industry who met the couple back in 2014. “I took over Lululemon at the point of a financial crisis and had to find a way to resonate with consumers and as a result, we were one of the best stories during that time period. So a recession doesn’t scare me if you have the right story and right time.”

Of his decision 18-months ago to go into business with Day, Wilson explains, “As it hit us with everything going on in America, it was critical for us as two African American business owners to really make a difference and be forward thinkers and leaders—not just in sports and music, but also in fashion and the things we really generally care and also wear.”

“We’re living in a different time when people want to be heard,” says Ciara. “People are being way more vocal and expressive in this environment, and really finding their true selves by how they express what they get involved with.” 

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Before launching, the team carefully organized a research community of more than 500 participants, all of whom belong to The House of LR&C’s target demographic: Gen-Z.

Forbes notes that Gen-Z, which currently represents a whopping 20 percent (over 67 million) of the U.S. population, also has the distinction of being the most racially and ethnically diverse generation yet.

According to the 2019 Porter Novelli/Cone Gen Z Purpose Study, 90% believe companies must act to help social and environmental issues and 75% say they would research to see if companies are being honest when they take stands on issues.

The House of LR&C has vowed to deliver on the United Nation’s social and environmental sustainability goals as well as donate 3% of every purchase to Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to children’s education and health, as well as fighting poverty.

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Ciara, Russell Wilson and ex-Lululemon CEO launch fashion brand

Grammy Award-winning artist Ciara has launched a new fashion company alongside her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson, and former Lululemon CEO Christine Day. But the brand, called the House of LR&C, has a mission beyond just the clothes it sells, Ciara and Day told CNBC on Wednesday.

“We’re not only doing the fashion part. We’re also combining the passion for fashion but also the passion for impact. That was really important to both Russell and I and also Christine in creating our company. There has to be more to it than fashion,” Ciara said on “Closing Bell.”

In addition to an emphasis on environmental sustainability, 3% of each purchase goes to the Why Not You Foundation, which Wilson founded in 2014. It supports efforts on education access, poverty reduction and children’s health.

Day, who left Lululemon in late 2013 after more than five years at the athletic apparel company, said the launch of the brand during the coronavirus pandemic comes at an “inflection point” for the retail industry. “I think some of the things the consumers are looking for are really that sustainability, versatility, longevity in their garments,” said Day, also a former executive at Starbucks.

She said the House of LR&C is looking to fill a gap in the market with younger shoppers who are socially minded. “They want to see companies building business models that matter, that have inclusion and unity and sustainability and love, and there’s not enough of that in this world,” Day said.

The company’s two clothing lines for now are Good Man Brand, which Wilson founded in 2016, and the newly launched Human Nation, which sells casual, gender-neutral items. A women’s brand also is in the works, Day said.

The official launch of the House of LR&C this week comes during the holiday shopping season, which has been altered by the pandemic. Monday was the largest U.S. internet shopping day ever, according to Adobe Analytics data.

Clothes are for sale directly through its website, but Day said going beyond the direct-to-consumer route by inking partnerships with Kohl’s and Nordstrom also is critical. Ciara said the House of LR&C’s mission was aligned with the retailers that are known for their brick-and-mortar presence.

“If you look at the landscape and just how the world is changing, especially with … companies like Kohl’s, they’re also evolving with the times,” Ciara said. “I’ve been fortunate to do some really cool things with Kohl’s already. We just like where they were going with things. We sat down and talked about our vision for what we were doing, we really connected, and we felt that the plan they had really made sense for what we were trying to do and vice versa.”

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F-150 Pickup Sales Drop 46% as Ford Begins Launch of All-New Model

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said that its U.S. sales fell 21% in November from a year ago, as F-150 pickup sales fell by nearly half amid tight supplies of the popular truck.

Ford said that its dealers’ inventories of the F-150 were low in November because of the lingering effects of coronavirus-related factory closures earlier in 2020 and because F-150 production was disrupted more recently as it retooled its factories to build the all-new 2021 F-150. 

A 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck, shown towing a boat trailer.

Ford’s all-new 2021 F-150 looks similar to the outgoing model, but there are many changes under the skin. Image source: Ford Motor Company.

The first of those all-new F-150s began shipping to U.S. dealers in late November, Ford said. Sales of Ford’s larger Super Duty pickups, which are built in a separate factory, were up 7.5% in November from a year ago.

Ford’s sales were also dented by the discontinuation of most of its car models. U.S. Ford dealers have sold down most of their remaining sedan inventories, while supplies of the popular crossovers intended to replace them — the EcoSport, Escape, and Edge — remain tight due to high demand and the aforementioned factory shutdowns earlier in the year. 

As of the end of November, Ford had about 19,000 Fusion sedans remaining on U.S. dealer lots. Dealer supplies of the Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, and Taurus, all once stalwarts of the U.S. market, are now close to zero. 

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Russell Wilson, Ciara launch “The House of LR&C” clothing line merging fashion and philanthropy

When Russell Wilson isn’t on the football field with the Seattle Seahawks, he and his Grammy award-winning wife Ciara are continuously looking for ways to give back to their communities and help one another. 

The Wilson’s have partnered with Feeding America during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, created the Why Not You foundation to support children in need, along with Russell’s Good Man Brand clothing line – which has already raised more than a million dollars for causes related to kids since 2016 – the two are always looking to spread love.

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On Tuesday, the couple announced they have launched a new clothing line, “LR&C” which stands for “Love, Respect, and Care” or also “Love, Russell & Ciara. 

“It’s really about how we can take sports, fashion, music, and democratize them to create opportunities for the next generation,” shared Wilson via Zoom with Vogue. “This process has continually inspired me,” says Ciara. “We have a tremendous opportunity to impact with The House of LR&C, and that keeps me motivated.”

The clothing line was launched with the help of Vogue.

There will be multiple labels throughout this brand, but the first will begin with a line called Human Nation.

Today’s launch of The House of LR&C, a retail concept focused on giving back, merges their sartorial interests with their philanthropic commitments. Though the project will eventually encompass multiple labels, it begins with their sustainable streetwear line, Human Nation. Financially accessible and consciously created, it’s sure to speak to ethically-minded consumers. Still, what sets Human Nation apart is the way it directly benefits those in need.

 

In the article written by Janelle Okwodu, she writes, “Aesthetically, Human Nation aligns with Ciara’s streetwise style perspective. Capable of pulling off the kind of high drama pieces few would attempt, she’s an enduring source of fashion inspiration for her millions of followers. The line might not feature any daring thigh-high slits or glittering gowns (yet), but it aligns with the playful mix of high and low that has come to define her wardrobe.”

Human Nation will be available at Kohl’s starting on December 27 and at Nordstrom in early 2021.

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Russell Wilson And Ciara Seek To ‘Democratize Fashion’ With Launch Of The House Of LR&C

When Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson thinks of his late father,  the same memory always comes to mind: “He used to always tell me, ‘Son, it’s not the day you are born or the day you die that’s important—it’s the hashmark in between that measures your significance. Who did you impact with that hashmark measures the legacy of a man or a woman,’” Wilson recalls.

He lives out this lesson in everything he does, whether on the field or with philanthropic organizations like Feeding America his Why Not You Foundation. Most recently, however, it’s inspired him, wife and Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara and former Lululemon CEO Christine Day to cofound: The House of LR&C. 

The fashion house, which launched on Tuesday, is named for “love, respect and care,” as well as “love, Russell and Ciara.” Their goal is “democratizing fashion” by making the traditionally exclusive industry more accessible, especially to young consumers. The House of LR&C comprises Wilson’s existing men’s apparel line, Good Man Brand—which, since launching in 2016, has seen over 300% revenue growth—and their new inclusive, sustainable streetwear brand, Human Nation. In the spirit of accessibility, Human Nation will be available at Kohl’s starting on December 27 and at Nordstrom in early 2021. The fashion house will also boast a women’s line, set to launch in mid-2021. This isn’t the couple’s first time starting up. Wilson, once the NFL’s highest-paid player, is also the founder of brand management firm West2East Empire, and Ciara launched her own record label, Beauty Marks Entertainment. Between the two, they have secured endorsements and ambassadorships with Nike, Microsoft, Equinox, Pandora, Bose and more including Wilson’s Good Man Brand. When it comes to day-to-day operations, though, Day will be running the show. 

“Being a brand that can speak to the consumer is really important in times like this…A recession doesn’t scare me if you have the right story and right time.”

Christine Day, cofounder & President, The House of LR&C, former CEO of Lululemon Athletica

“Being a brand that can speak to the consumer is really important in times like this,” says Day. “I took over Lululemon at the point of a financial crisis and had to find a way to resonate with consumers and as a result, we were one of the best stories during that time period. So a recession doesn’t scare me if you have the right story and right time.” A veteran of the retail industry—who, in addition to scaling companies including Starbucks, has founded her own in Performance Kitchen, a food startup for which Wilson has been a brand ambassador—Day met the couple in 2014. But it wasn’t until 18 months ago that they decided to build a business together. “As it hit us with everything going

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Bambuser and Entropia Join Forces to Launch Live Video Shopping in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Interactive live video shopping provider Bambuser and award-winning full-service agency Entropia, today announce a strategic partnership to launch MEDICI Live, a new e-commerce service by Entropia powered by Bambuser’s proprietary live streaming technology.In 2019, Bambuser launched Live Video Shopping, the first B2B live stream shopping solution in the western world. Since then, Bambuser has seen an apparent increase in interest from companies operating in the Asia Pacific, especially in Southeast Asia. 

During the third quarter of 2020, Bambuser entered into new customer agreements for Live Video Shopping in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, among others. Today, Live Video Shopping is used by some of the world’s largest brands and e-retailers spread across six continents to increase online sales and better engage with their customers. 

Entropia is a Malaysian digital transformation consultancy meets agency. Since its inception in 2016, the company has attracted several major customers such as BMW, KFC and Pepsi, as well established itself as a brand marketing industry leader, as proven by earning a string of prestigious honours, such as the Agency of the Year Awards, the MARKies, Mumbrella Asia Awards, and the Marketing Excellence Awards. 

Bambuser and Entropia are now joining forces to launch Live Video Shopping in Malaysia and neighbouring countries. The new e-commerce service, MEDICI Live, aims to drive an elevating digital brand experience by integrating live video shopping and utilising live selling via influencers/KOLs, an increasingly-popular sales strategy. Relevant to high context categories such as cosmetics, education, infant nutrition, financial services, or even electronics, with this technology, viewers become paying customers, all without missing the show.

Sourabh Agrawal, partner at Entropia said, “There are more than 55,000 sellers across marketplaces in Malaysia alone. Brands need more than deep discounting, free shipping and special event campaigns to stand out from the crowded digital marketplace. Equipped with MEDICI’s data-driven approach, our partnership with Bambuser will offer just a great measurable solution for our clients looking to reshape their commerce transformation.”

Maryam Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser said, “Together with Entropia, we will be able to help more brands stand out from the saturated South-East Asian digital marketplace. We look forward to building integrated brand experiences together where increased sales, customer engagement and satisfaction are at the centre.

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Bambuser is a software company specializing in interactive live video streaming. The Company’s primary product, Live Video Shopping, is a cloud-based software solution that is used by customers such as global e-commerce and retail businesses to host live shopping experiences on websites, mobile apps and social media. Bambuser was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. Erik Penser Bank AB is Bambuser’s Certified Adviser.

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PnP Clothing to launch collection with Gavin Rajah

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PicknPay Clothing is back with a third limited edition collection, designed by Gavin Rajah, whose clothes are synonymous with style and design.

This comes after Rajah launched two successful collections with young local designers.

The new collection, PnP Clothing x Rajah, follows the latest fashion trend towards casualisation based on months of remote working.

Entitled What the world needs now is love, the collection is rich with bold and playful prints.

On what inspired the collection, Rajah said:

“It celebrates the common thread of love that binds us all together, something that we now need more than ever.

“Despite current economic conditions, customers still want to be able to afford something that is beautifully made and designed. They want an element of escapism and clothing has the power to elevate or transform a person’s mood.”

Launching next month, the collection will also include a trendy Athleisure range.

To discover new talent for future collaborations, PicknPay Clothing launched Futurewear – a mentorship project for emerging local creatives, in association with Rajah. Nearly 200 people applied in a month and two winners were selected to create limited edition and exclusive designs for PnP Clothing in 2021.

They are Zarah Cassim and Sipho Mbuto. Cassim is a fine arts graduate currently practising as an artist, with a romantic, nostalgic view of the world.

Mbuto is a Durban-based fashion designer, with a flair for socio-economic justice and sustainable financial modelling schemes.

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