The Louis Vuitton Silver Lockit necklace
In 2016, Louis Vuitton partnered with UNICEF to help vulnerable children around the world. This year, as a promise to children affected by disease, natural disasters and conflict, Louis Vuitton designed the Silver Lockit pendant ($600) and bracelet ($500), available at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide and online. For each sale of the Silver Lockit, $200 will be donated to UNICEF. A single donation can provide six First Aid kits, 45 mosquito nets or 25 fleece blankets.
Louis Vuitton also kicked off the #MAKEAPROMISE campaign. Inspired by childhood "pinkie promises," the brand is encouraging others to snap a promise of their own on social media. On January 12, Louis Vuitton will host the first #MAKEAPROMISE Day at stores around the world (including Toronto's Bloor Street location) to raise funds and awareness for the campaign. To date, Louis Vuitton has raised $2.5 million for UNICEF initiatives.
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4 healing balms you need in your life right now.
These bleak days of hiver test both our will to live and our skin’s ability to stay hydrated. And much like how a generous pour of Okanagan Pinot can top up our emotional reservoir, these waxy balms restore and seal in lost moisture. Soapwalla founder Rachel Winard’s The Balm, which she calls a “miracle product,” took hundreds of formula tweaks and three years to fine-tune. The jellylike moisturizer reduces redness and soothes damaged tissue so your skin won’t look like Jon Snow’s when he’s coming back from beyond the Wall. “Infusions of calendula, arnica and St. John’s wort work synergistically to reduce swelling and calm redness,” says Winard.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Eye Balm ($90), at loccitane.com.
Soapwalla The Balm Concentrated Repair Balm ($78), at soapwallakitchen.com.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm ($72), at nealsyardremedies.com.
Éminence Organic Skin Care Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm ($88), at thefacialroom.ca.
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood. Image by: Getty
Clear your calendars on May 30.
Frank Underwood is stealing Donald Trump's thunder. On the weekend of the divisive U.S. president's inauguration, Netflix revealed that House of Cards is returning on May 30.
The online streaming site also released a new teaser trailer for the fifth season of the political drama starring Kevin Spacey as the world's worst human/ruler of the free world and his increasingly disenchanted wife, Claire (Robin Wright.)
TBH, we're a little disappointed with the teaser, only because it tells us absolutely nothing. But consider our interests piqued.