The New HBA Site Is Raining Men

Image courtesy of Hood By Air

Shayne Oliver didn’t get into fashion to do it like everybody else, and his relaunched site for his cult classic androgy-menswear line Hood By Air is perfectly in tune with that notion. The home page features 360 views of all the looks–men stomping across your screen in  Demeulemeester-esque knee-high combat boots and drape-y leather. Click on store and you can shop raining men–actually not kidding–and shop on the looks that catch your eye. So, if you’re looking to change up your e-tail experience, or add some variety to your add-to-cart addiction, HBA’s new site is worth a click–or more. Click away.


The HBA Global Beauty Expo: New Trends in Luxury Beauty

The HBA Global Expo currently underway at New York’s Javitz Center is an unmissable event for any beauty junkie who’s obsessed not only with products, but the industry itself. Experts from all areas of the industry discuss marketing, design, and new advancements in beauty, like the interface between dermatology and cosmetics (nanobeauty!). Yesterday, I attended HBA lectures to learn about the future of luxury trends. Apparently, while a few names dominate the mass luxury beauty market–Chanel, La Praire, La Mer–there’s been a rise in niche luxury brands.

One such brand that stands out for both design and innovation is 21 Drops. While aromatherapy usually brings to mind amber bottles and yoga class, 21 Drops not only comes in a bottle and box you want to keep around (and give as the perfect gift), but the oils are also high-quality, organic or wild-crafted therapeutic-grade blends that are sure to ease the stressed, drained, moody, rattled, and overindulged. A major perk of this line is that the oils come in a roll-ball bottle. Easy to apply and take anywhere.