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21 Sep

Pierre Fabre Laboratoires Takes Stake in Well-being Brand MiYé

PARIS — Pierre Fabre Laboratoires has taken a minority stake in MiYé, the French skincare and dietary supplements brand specializing in women’s hormonal balance and well-being — a burgeoning category in the wonder industry today. Financial terms of MiYé’s first funding round, with Pierre Fabre the only investor, weren't disclosed. But the businesses jointly said in a press release that the investment will help the brand speed up its development, due to Pierre Fabre labs’ know-how in medicine and the pharmacy market. Within the near term, MiYé is readying to develop an awareness-raising and personalized support program involving online consultations with naturopaths and micronutritionists. MiYé was cofounded in 2020 by Caroline de Blignières and Anna Oualid, with the backing of a scientific community...
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26 Apr

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Lands at The

MILAN — Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is heading to the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The historic Florentine apothecary is to open a boutique at The Pierre hotel next week, marking its fifth store within the U.S. The unit might be the brand’s first store out there to embrace the design concept evoking the atmosphere of the unique shop in Florence’s Via della Scala. Doubling as a museum, the seminal store epitomizes a novel customer experience with its Renaissance frescoed ceilings, bronzed angels and aromas lingering within the air from potpourri made with local herbs. While 14th-century frescoes by Giotto’s workshop are usually not that easy to copy, the brand new 500-square-foot unit also features dark wooden furniture, wealthy marble counters...
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3 Dec

Swords and Space Were Hot Topics at Pierre Cardin Gala

MAKING A POINT: Essentially the most unusual accessories spotted at a Pierre Cardin black-tie gala on Friday night in Paris weren’t Space Age sunglasses, but quite ceremonial swords. Organized exactly 30 years to the day for the reason that late designer was inducted into the celebrated Académie des Beaux-Arts, the event at Maxim’s attracted many Immortals, the title given to residents inducted into any of the Institut de France’s five academies. Established in 1795, the Institut is a learned society that also manages foundations, museums and chateaus. Cardin, who died in 2020 at age 98, was the primary couturier to be inducted, and the academy continues to award a design prize in his name. Indeed, it was so meaningful to the Itallian-born...
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