THE NEW CHILD OF THE UNION: Proudly, the highly anticipated Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade baby care line is now available.
The line was inspired by the couple’s three-year-old daughter Kaavia James, as well as other kids with darker complexions, which children’s brands haven’t particularly focused on in the past. Proudly is the first line of affordable baby care products with its products designed in collaboration with dermatologist Dr. Naana Boakye, who is also one of the three sisters behind the Shea skin care line.
“These products are intended to fill a gap for parents of color, like us, by offering them intentionally developed formulas that put our children’s needs first,” said Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade in a statement. “Our hope is that, for the first time ever, parents of black children won’t have to spend money on products that aren’t effective or worry about what might irritate their children’s skin. We’ve done the job so they don’t have to. “
Proudly products available are Lavender Chamomile Gentle Body Wash, Lavender Chamomile Baby Moisturizing Lotion, Nourishing Oil, All Over Conditioner and Gentle Touch Baby Wipes.
Each product is priced under $ 12 and is available for purchase on the Proudly e-commerce site starting April 12.
“It was incredibly important to the entire team that these products included plant-based moisturizing ingredients that were carefully researched and selected to take into account the unique needs of melanistic babies,” said Dr. Boakye. “As parents of children of color, we know how difficult it can be to find the right products, and everything that went into the development process started with the goal of meeting that need.”
“Our mission is to uplift and celebrate children of color of all shades and support diverse families with a baby care line created especially for them,” said Pam Cholankeril, president of Proudly. “We intentionally built our team to better serve our community; we are truly made for us, by us. As we expand and release new partnerships and products, they will continue to align with our core mission. “
Last summer it was revealed that the feeding duo was launching a baby care line. Union and Wade recently teamed up with Janie and Jack, the children’s clothing brand, to create a Kaavia James-inspired spring collection. – CONCHITA WIDJOJO
ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION: If these walls could talk.
Alice + Olivia teamed up with Tempaper, a removable wallpaper manufacturer, to launch a collection of peel-and-stick designs. The eclectic assortment of vintage-inspired prints and designs recognizes the brand’s 20th anniversary.
The collection features bold paisleys, forget-me-nots in bloom and Stace Face, all prints that tie in with Alice + Olivia’s spring 2022 collection. The paper can be applied to walls, dorms, furniture, and stairs, among other places.
“Partnering with Tempaper has allowed us to take our spring floral motifs, as seen in our spring fashion collection, into a new category with a home interior offering,” said Stacey Bendet, founder and CEO of Alice + Olivia. “As a designer I always aim to create beauty; this wallpaper collection is designed to bring beauty into people’s homes all over the world.
XOXO Stace wallpaper in a black and white print with a classic red lip, costs $ 42.99 per roll; the Forget-Me-Not blue floral costs $ 125 per double roll; the Full Look, a green and pink paisley pattern, costs $ 125 per double roll, and the Rainbow Stace, with the Stace Face pattern on a rainbow background, costs $ 45 for a small panel and $ 85 for a large panel.
All designs are self-adhesive, repositionable, removable and ASTM Class A flame retardant for flame spread and developed smoke. They can be purchased through tempaper.com. – LISA LOCKWOOD
NO MORE FRIENDS: Sophia Rossi, author and co-founder of the lifestyle website Hello Giggles, is suing Joyce Azria, daughter of the late Max Azria, for over $ 1 million for failing to repay a personal loan.
The complaint was filed on April 1 in the California Superior Court in Los Angeles.
According to the complaint, in 2016, Rossi lent Azria $ 1.1 million and Azria agreed to pay her the principal sum, along with the accrued and unpaid interest at the rate of 10% per annum. After extending the payment deadline from 2 June 2017 to 31 December 2020, Azria stopped making payments around 30 July 2021. Around On March 6, 2022, Azria told Rossi that she would not pay the remaining balance she owes Rossi, which is approximately $ 930,000 for the principal and $ 54,250 in interest on the principal.
Rossi and Azria are reportedly childhood friends.
The filing states that Azria cannot evade its contractual payment obligations to Azria for any reason, including Azria’s assertion that her company, Joyce Azria Inc. (JAI) “is in some way insolvent.” It was a personal loan. According to Rossi’s personal guarantee has the right to sue Azria personally for unpaid funds under the note, despite the insolvency or bankruptcy of JAI.
Rossi seeks to personally recover at least $ 984,250 from Azria, as well as attorney fees and the costs of Rossi’s attorneys to recover this amount, among other aid.
Rossi’s attorney Joshua M. Rosenberg of Venable LLP said, “The complaint speaks for itself.”
Azria, who is based in Florida, has since moved into the CBD wellness business, as president of Swiss 1876. She did not respond to an email on Monday seeking comment.
Azria began her career at BCBG Max Azria Group, where she was creative director of swim and underwear at BCBG, before becoming creative director of BCBGeneration and overseeing clothing lines in Europe. About six years ago, she launched her own fashion brands, Avec Les Filles and Rohb. – LL