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Announcements from Kérastase Paris, AERIN and David Kind:

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Kérastase Paris is thrilled to announce a special collaboration with former A.P.C. designer, Vanessa Seward. The leader of luxury hair-care and esteemed fashion guru have designed a small collection of gold hair accessories. Included in the series are a chain-link headband, hair cuff and rhinestone-encrusted barrette.

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For her first beauty endeavor, the designer was influenced by Kérastase's Couture Styling Collection along with her infatuation for gold bijoux. In order to bring her inspiration to life, Vanessa enlisted the help of jewelry manufacturer Edgard Hamon who she previously worked with at Chanel and Azzaro.

The must-have, limited edition accessories retail for $137-$328 and can be purchased exclusively at Colette in Paris, France or online at http://www.colette.fr

In other news, AERIN who has teamed up with FIRST BOOK and launched two adorable book bundles for children. FIRST BOOK is a charity that provides new reading material to children in need. The AERIN & FIRST BOOK bundles include one set for children ages 0-3 and another set for children ages 4-8. All proceeds are donated directly to FIRST BOOK, and in typical AERIN fashion, the bundles themselves make for great summer gifts.

FIRST BOOK Children’s Bundle: Ages 0-3
Titles: Jan Gerardi's The Little Gardener; Dorothy Kunhardt's Pat the Bunny, Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go; P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!

FIRST BOOK Children’s Bundle: Ages 4-8
Titles: Joan Yolleck's Paris in the Spring with Picasso is the perfect introduction to art, literature, and the City of Light; Duck & Goose by Tad Hills, Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town, and Leo Lionni's Frederick and His Friends and A Color of His Own.

As a dedicated philanthropist, AERIN initially partnered with FIRST BOOK last May, which enabled the charity to provide 100,000 new, high-quality books to children in need in the Los Angeles area.

And finally David Kind - created by Dave Barton (CEO/Founder of David Kind; extensive 13 year background of luxury eyewear including Paul Smith Optical, Oliver Peoples, etc.) launched its curate online-only eyewear experience. The process of David Kind is super innovative and eliminates the frustration and time accompanied with purchasing eyewear. David Kind's stylist, Trish Quinn recommend the best frames best on facial features of customers – very similar to when you go in–person to an optical store however, this is in the comfort of ones own home.

David Kind Easy Three Step Process:
1) Sign up. Tell us what you like/don’t like and include a few photos of you. A real eyewear stylist (Trish Quin) then builds your fit and style profile.
2) Receive 6 frames to try on at home for 6 days, each hand-selected by your stylist. Free shipping both ways.
3) Select your glasses, or work with your stylist until you find the perfect pair. Return shipping is free. Your glasses with your prescription arrive within a week.

In addition, instead of the polycarbonate lenses (which used by much of the industry), DK’s Trivex/High Index HD Digital Lenses have several advantages including a wider RX range, a thinner profile, clearer viewing and wider peripheral vision.

The frames are awesome and there are so many to choose from. The site shows the entire range of styles/shapes that are available – and they do come in a variety of colors. Essentially, it is the stylist’s job to eliminate that time spent for the eye-wearer so he/she can enjoy the simplicity of the service provided.

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